Hi guys, newbie here, first time I really joined in with a forum that wasn't car based, that should start some of you petrol heads on the right route for my login name. Until I got this nickname they were all derogatory, I was working at a factory as a toolmaker when I gained this name, the chief quality inspector came to check my measuring gear for calibration and he just said hey valvebounce where's your gear? I asked about the name and he said it was because he thought when I was going out through the factory gates I didn't change my little Herald 1360 Estate in to second gear until the valves were bouncing.
No avatar or picture because I haven't found where to add it, or any of the other customisations like a signature bar, is this because so far I have only been accessing the forum on tablets, or is there a minimum number of contributions before I get this privilege?
I am a very keen though not very accomplished hoby photographer, I have not really dropped in to a niche, I take pics of everything and anything, though I do have cars about 2 to 1 everything else!
The historic name for people from my location is Caulkhead the area is Isle of Wight southern England anyone else on here from there or are Devon and Cornwall as close as you get?
Am really enjoying the posts here, you all seem very friendly or at least tolerant as from the forums I haven't seen any real flaming or aggression which is cool.
Thanks to insanitybeard I found either I have sufficient posts or it was visible on my laptop to add an avatar pic.
Avatar is of a 25 pdr gun firing blanks during a re-enactment of liberating the french village, taken with 40D on fast drive, hit the shutter when the fire order was given then throw away 90% of the pictures! This is straight from the camera, no post production, no HDR, who knew the flash would shape out like that!