I am at my worst in the depths of Winter, as my nearest and dearest are only too aware. But this year something wonderful happened. I took my camera and explored the winter landscapes, taking portraits indoors, practising shallow depths of field, macro; anything and everything was captured by my camera. And in the excitement of being creative (having studied nothing but science and maths for all those years) I forgot all about how much I truly hate Winter. It wasn't until April that I really started to discover flickr and in July I got seriously stuck in.
Now I have my two worlds: my real friends and family in my very real world, and my virtual friends in my lovely world of flickr. Two sets within a universal set with no intersections (remember all that maths I did…I can't help the Venn diagram simile). Until I met Xanthe, whose pictures I adore. We met earlier this month and had a magical time, talking, laughing, jumping on benches, taking photos and having fun.
Oh, I wish you could all have been there too, just as Damiec wrote so beautifully in her post---"I am so appreciative of the friendship, encouragement and community that I have found through flickr. Don't know if I'd tapped into this passion without this website and connecting with you".
Thank you all.
See you all next time for some shooting down low pictures.
wish you were here by damiec