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Merline 06-12-2009 10:51 PM

Re: drama queen
Welcome Kristine and, we've got ourselves a fine team, if Farah cares to join :P. She has the worst recipes :o)

Aviller 06-12-2009 10:52 PM

Re: So, where are you going?
"To Philipp: personally, I would prefer to be a drama queen than a bore :)."

To each their own I guess. ;)

I just think people shouldn't be making rash decisions that they may regret a few weeks or months from now. I enjoy looking at the pictures here and sometimes browsing thru my own gallery. It gives me an idea of how I have progressed which is why I'd never delete it. To be honest I've never paid much attention to the TOU. All I know is that I've been contacted twice about selling a picture, so maybe people know that the right person to contact is always the artist him-/herself.

fkostas 06-12-2009 10:54 PM

Re: Witch
Funny you bring up witches, because I'm trying to dissolve some warts with compound-w. It stings.

molla 06-13-2009 07:43 AM

Re: So, where are you going?
At the moment i'm calm in the boat until it stops blowing.
Then I follow the herd of friends and old timers where ever they go.
Don't really care so much about the images i've posted delete them or not is not the issue. but I care about the humans the network we've been building, I do care about all the investment We've been done in emotions friendship and that's what makes we sorrow.
It's easier to take an other image than to meet new people even in this world of communities
Love you all out there.


Glint 06-13-2009 09:35 AM

Re: So, where are you going?
Well expressed Anders. It is the people as much as and perhaps more than the photographs that makes this site what it is.I won't leave TE as long as I can connect with people here as I have uptil now. If people leave they are scattered to the winds. How can any of us chase each other to different sites? I prefer people I have "met" on TE to stay together.If we all migrate there is no telling which other sites members will settle on. We may end up having trek friends all over the place, making it very difficult to maintain connections;yet it is these connections that are what is valuable.

fanni 06-13-2009 09:51 AM

Re: So, where are you going?
hej Anders,
and greetings to everyone here!

very wise words, indeed!
first of all, we should calm down a bit... and think: what, after all, is of more value to us.
best wishes,

Dpbours 06-14-2009 07:23 AM

Re: Little green pill
Hi Greg,

Can you also make a little pill to copy all your photos and comments offline? ;-)

jinju 06-17-2009 03:41 AM

Re: Little green pill
Flickr is by far more interesting than TE. Flickr only seems big, but you have to realize that it is really a collection of many smaller communities. There are groups within flickr, and it is the variety of groups on flickr that makes it interesting. You can easily find a niche within the vast flickr universe. TE these days is far from where it was years ago, both as a community and photographically speaking. While Flickr is also full of garbage, the good thing is that you can actually be exposed to a lot of photography that is exponentially better than the post card fare on TE without being exposed to the crap. There are two ways: by creating contacts with good photographers and joining/creating groups that are moderated. The best thing is that the variety of photography on flickr will allow you to grow beyond the travel/postcard stuff here. TE is a fine first step, but it is only a first step. Staying here longer than needed is guaranteed to stop your growth as a photographer.

jlbrthnn 06-17-2009 08:56 AM

Re: So, where are you going?
Que ce soit sur TE ou Flickr, ou autres sites, Je ne crois pas que l'ambition ultime doit être de faire des photographies toujours meilleures... toujours plus dénaturées, (Comment est ce possible? et pourquoi faire?, pour les vendre?, pour gagner en supposée notoriété?, pour satisfaire sa vanité personnelle?), mais des photographies autant que possible de bonne qualité qui permettent de communiquer en montrant ce qui nous à causé de l'émotion dans notre monde et qui le décrivent dans sa réalité, sans trop de fioritures. Photographier sans se prendre trop au sérieux, avec ses propres moyens, avec application mais dans le plaisir partagé et la convivialité.
Bien faire et laisser braire. Laisser passer les poissons... Laisser partir les gros poissons... Laisser vivre les petits poissons.

ghilain 06-18-2009 04:10 PM

Re: So, where are you going?
Comme dit Joël :"Photographier sans se prendre trop au sérieux, avec ses propres moyens, avec application mais dans le plaisir partagé et la convivialité".
C'est bien le but que je poursuis aussi et je suis fort contente des échanges sur TE.

Bien à vous tous et beaucoup de plaisir!


noborders 06-24-2009 09:28 AM

Re: So, where are you going?
flickr is the best IMO, I agree with what Dora (Thea) and Jinju have written above. It takes of course some time to sort out where to go to find photos that are to our taste, but there is much more freedom, more variety of styles, creativity and daring stuff and many more examples to follow. Terribly inspiring ! A mine with endless discoveries, very easy to use once we've understood the system.

If I had more time, I would also explore : there too, it's not easy at first to find what we are looking for, but like on flickr, thanks for instance to the favourites taken by members that we admire, we get to know other photographers, on and on. Take for instance <a href="">this Turkish photographer</a> and <a href="">the favourite photos</a> that he has chosen : of course, this is my personal taste - and just one example !

Otherwise, I regret that everyone is disseminating and still come back here once in a while to see what's being done ; but in comparison, while here there are a few dozen photographers that I admire (and some good friends too), on flickr there are hundreds of them and I sense, many more to be discovered !

Someone who made the same move to flickr wrote this comparison that I find amusing and somewhat true : trekearth is like a small provincial hotel or a tiny inn for families : there, one cannot avoid to hear all the disputes and arguments, everyone knows each other for the better or the worse and it's rather limited, whereas flickr is more like an international hotel where one does not notice all the persons of one's floor but makes great, fascinating meetings in the lobby, with all sorts of people from different styles and origins. Personally, among the 2 options, I chose the 2nd one !

Pentti 06-24-2009 07:55 PM

Re: So, where are you going?
I don't like international hotels. They all look and smell the same and have no taste.
Where you can find good critiques or workshops?

adelune 06-24-2009 08:09 PM

Re: So, where are you going?
It's your choice... you are free !!
Good evening !

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