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Well this is it for me for 2006.  I'm taking time off over Christmas and then going on holiday.  I will return with hopefully a whole new pile of shots to post at the end of January 2007.

So here's my Queen's speech...

It's been an eventful 12 months and on many occasions I've felt tired, challenged and definitely subliminally forced to have to stay up late to have to post an image when I'd much rather go to bed.  But I would not have changed a thing.  In the last 12 months I've discovered a passion and thirst for photography.  I've been compelled to put things before you in the hope of public approval...it's like an addiction (clearly it is an addiction but not being an addict I can't admit to being addicted).  Apart from perhaps deleting all my shots off the hard drive...but I'm over that now I've not regretted what I've done...even the critique I leave I feel is welcomed.  I've learnt a lot about people just from studying the way we all interact...a fascinating social study.

I want to thank each and everyone of you that has visited either to look or to comment and even those that have passed purely by accident perhaps looking for tupperware.  Without you I certainly wouldn't have learnt and I certainly wouldn't have taken so many shots and I certainly wouldn't be writing all this.  I'm not going to list names partly in fear of forgetting someone but I hope you know who you are when I say I've enjoyed the banter.  Take care over Christmas, remember what it's all about and I look forward to continuing the journey with you all in 2007.

I'll end by letting you know who and what I've been impressed with this year.

Aside from the fact that he has gone awol at the moment Jarrett at gorin-images because I love his compositions.  WeeklyShot because the quality of the images featured are stunning and it's given me a challenge.  In terms of keeping in touch (relatively speaking) netvibes has been an absolute saviour.  As for a processing style that I favour and a blog that always impresses then it's MUTEFinally from a music point of view my new favourite discovery is Pandora

By for now...and behave whilst I'm away  ;)

Feather

Well this is it for me for 2006.  I'm taking time off over Christmas and then going on holiday.  I will return with hopefully a whole new pile of shots to post at the end of January 2007.

So here's my Queen's speech...

It's been an eventful 12 months and on many occasions I've felt tired, challenged and definitely subliminally forced to have to stay up late to have to post an image when I'd much rather go to bed.  But I would not have changed a thing.  In the last 12 months I've discovered a passion and thirst for photography.  I've been compelled to put things before you in the hope of public approval...it's like an addiction (clearly it is an addiction but not being an addict I can't admit to being addicted).  Apart from perhaps deleting all my shots off the hard drive...but I'm over that now I've not regretted what I've done...even the critique I leave I feel is welcomed.  I've learnt a lot about people just from studying the way we all interact...a fascinating social study.

I want to thank each and everyone of you that has visited either to look or to comment and even those that have passed purely by accident perhaps looking for tupperware.  Without you I certainly wouldn't have learnt and I certainly wouldn't have taken so many shots and I certainly wouldn't be writing all this.  I'm not going to list names partly in fear of forgetting someone but I hope you know who you are when I say I've enjoyed the banter.  Take care over Christmas, remember what it's all about and I look forward to continuing the journey with you all in 2007.

I'll end by letting you know who and what I've been impressed with this year.

Aside from the fact that he has gone awol at the moment Jarrett at gorin-images because I love his compositions.  WeeklyShot because the quality of the images featured are stunning and it's given me a challenge.  In terms of keeping in touch (relatively speaking) netvibes has been an absolute saviour.  As for a processing style that I favour and a blog that always impresses then it's MUTEFinally from a music point of view my new favourite discovery is Pandora

By for now...and behave whilst I'm away  ;)

comments (11)

  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 22 Dec 2006, 02:03
Hope you have an awesome Christmas with you and yours and "see you" on the other side. Have a lovely holiday as well

Suby
BeakerSt: Cheers Suby, hope you enjoy your first married festivities!
une plume... si c'est un objectif pour toi, alors on ne peut que s'entendre
BeakerSt: Joyeux Noël
  • SheepLover
  • Pembrokeshire, SW Wales.
  • 22 Dec 2006, 09:47
Hey mate all the very best for Chrimbo and the hols to you both. I'll be around once you've gone to pinch your furniture!
I've enjoyed the ride and you've influenced me enough to create an account and take my photography more seriously. New Years resolution is to actually post something! ha ha!
Baa!
BeakerSt: Cheers Mr Smith, I'll keep in touch whilst I am away and I look forward to seeing your first photo post in 2007
  • Steve
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Dec 2006, 11:29
Have a great Christmas Simon and enjoy your holiday. Cheers, Steve
BeakerSt: Cheers Steve, Merry Christmas to you too.
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Dec 2006, 11:32
dude this is very nice, so well composed and thanx for all ur help over the year
BeakerSt: Merry Christmas Ade, thanks for your help too.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 22 Dec 2006, 19:27
lovely shot and have great time in oz. i presume you are staying down in sydney the entire time. If you are heading to queensland and would like a few tourist hints drop me a line. Merry xmas and lookinf forward to seeing your oz shots next year simon.
BeakerSt: Happy New Year Nev...wonderful country you have there!
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 22 Dec 2006, 19:28
lovely shot and have a great time in oz. i presume you are staying down in sydney the entire time. If you are heading to queensland and would like a few tourist hints drop me a line. Merry xmas and looking forward to seeing your oz shots next year simon.
BeakerSt: Cheers, sorry won't be in Queensland...this time wink

Have a Merry Christmas yourself and I'll catch up with you in 2007
Dude,
You have been an inspiration for me this year, and have helped fan the flames under my passion for this noble art. I like to think we are kindred spirits you and I, except that we have not exchanged ideas so very often.
Take care whilst you are away, Simon, and allow me to wish you and your family all the best for Christmas, and the new year. Enjoy your holiday, it is imho well deserved.
BeakerSt: You've made me blush with your flattery...
  • Ellie
  • 24 Dec 2006, 22:17
Not a scrap of Tupperware anywhere! tongue

Lovely colours in this, I like it.

I hope you have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

I hope the gifts you give are appreciated, and those you receive are "what you've always wanted".

I hope you enjoy a feast of your favourite foods, and drinks too, with family and friends to share your pleasure.
BeakerSt: Tupperware, overlooked now in the modern age but I still didn't ask for any for Christmas. Hope you had a good one, back at the desk now and the photos are lined up for the rest of the week.

smile
  • shiv
  • India
  • 2 Jan 2007, 09:32
nice shot,lovely warm colours,
have a GREAT year ahead...!!
BeakerSt: Cheers shiv, sorry for the late reply...extended holidays smile

Happy New Year
I like these warm colors..
BeakerSt: Thanks smile

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