So, the strangest thing just happened to me. I’m a very serious hobbyist photographer, and I’m quite active in a number of photography forums. I’m quite used to getting e-mails from people who either have visited my website, or have questions that require a more direct answer than would be good on a message board.
Well, I took some pictures around Columbus yesterday, and posted a few to a message board, and this morning, I get a phone call. This guy just starts talking to me about my camera, and that he’s got the same one, and do I like a certain lens, and he just got this lens, and it’s good, etc… Very strange, and a bit creepy, frankly. He was very nice, and I didn’t want to be rude, but it seemed to be a very large breach of netiquette to me. He said he was 75 years old, so it’s possible he’s just a lonely guy trying to find another local photographer with a similar passion. I don’t know really how to feel about it.
Anyway, just odd.