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Don Bledsoe Age: 49 Ed: BS Mechanical Engineering Occupation: Director, Quality Assurance: MK Environmental US Army, 20 years active and reserves, Retired Married: To the love of my life for 23 years, 2 children Home: Idaho (USA) Sorry but I have no tails of my professional photo adventures, portfolio, books published, newspapers worked for, etc. In fact I consider myself a "not to good" amateur photographer but I enjoy what I accomplish, perhaps just as much as the seasoned pros here. Most of all though, I simply enjoy Leicas and Leica photography, which is what brought me to the "group." I Currently have an M6, M3, M2, IIIg, IIIf, & Standard (E). Lenses are: 50 Summicron, Summitar, Summarit, Jupiter, Elmar, & Hektor; 90 Elmar-C; 135 Tele-Elmar, Elmarit, & Hektor; 35 Summarons & Elmars and, 28mm f/3.5 Canon LTM. I mostly enjoy making my "not to good" photographs with the older Leicas and lenses using color print film and Kodak TM400CN. I do not develop my own film and, at this point in life, have no desire to do so. I have, on rare occasion, been observed using a Canon EOS. Hobbies: Astronomy. Like a number of other LUGgers I have several telescopes and enjoy the beauty of the night sky. Long range (Fullbore) competitive target rifle shooting (600 to 1000 yards). I travel the western US frequently attending different long range events. Someday hope to make the US Palma Team. Also hope to go to South Africa in 1999 to shoot as an independent at the 1999 International Palma Matches. Riding Harley Davidson motorcycles (built my first one 25 years ago from a blown up engine I bought so this isn't a yuppie/trendy thing for me). I hate yard work.