sequoia national park 2010
Well my friends, the week..the day the hour we thought would never come, is upon us. The final post of Picture Perfect on Multiply, and as it is this grand ole lady's last hurrah we wont be posting on any other site this week...
As I walked my dogs through dense fog this morning the tears rolled freely as I reminisced, remembering all your sweet faces and kind words, the awesome photos, the warm smiles and the honour we have had sharing each others talents each week. How we have all grown as photographers and friends, as people..this site has enriched so many lives, so often and the very thought of not seeing some of you as before, truly breaks my heart.
However life and time slows for no one, and so we move on and take with us a special memory of this time we shared so deeply.
I wish you well where ever you go, and may all your pictures be perfect..Picture Perfect!
This week the theme is Yesteryear..4 of your own favourite pics, one for each amazing year spent together!
I've spent hours and hours trying to find the perfect picture for this last post here. So many of the moments I have images of would have flitted through my life only to be forgotten if it weren't for Heather encouraging me to carry my camera wherever I go, all those years ago. I've worn out three cameras in the years since Picture Perfect began. Each click of the cameras captured a memory that may have been lost forever otherwise. The friends I met in person, by phone, and here in our community, are irreplaceable pieces of my life now. There just isn't any single photo to do justice for all the Picture Perfect community has meant in my life. My final post is to wish that PPF will continue to encourage people around the world to carry their camera with them wherever life leads, to connect, share, and capture moments and memories for many years ahead.
It's so odd the feeling of this whole shut down of
Xply..I came here in Dec of 2007 explicitly for
There was no plans for friendships, or anything other than
sharing some pics..BOY..did that ever change. With in the frst
year I had started Mono Monday and had the first group
gathering to shoot here in Savannah. Slowly my views of Multiply
changed and I developed a saying that many still repeat today
"Artists Helping Artists"
The years passed, we had more group shoots, which finally allowed
me to meet Heather face to face and to be able to shoot together..
In this same time I've suffered some horrible losses of friends as well, first we lost JohnOh..The Pengie, then Russ, those were some rocky times. During the ensuing years I've seen others lose loved one, but the reciprocal of this is the love and friendships made.
I wouldnt take anything for these memories
Is this the end? Most definitely not!
Now for my image, it is a composite, with many memories and symbolism. The picture inside the hands was the first image I posted on Picture Perfect. The hands themself were shot on the first group shoot I hosted, while we were on River Street prowling the various shops...
"Art is the Outward Manifestation of the Inner Need to Create Beauty"