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What a year. Already mid-May and once again I’ve been absent from EPZ for yonks. Save for the odd pop-in to enter one competition or another. I won’t go into all that’s happened this year ‘cos that’ll feel like I’m making excuses.

Instead of excuses, I’ve made sure I do not allow myself any more…so I’ve finally signed up for e2 membership. As of the 12th of May, I think. And no, I don’t think this will go the way of the proverbial vulture-circling carcassed gym membership.

Now I thought of designing a professional looking header for my pf…you know, like a serious one. ‘Cos I’m finally gonna get serious with my photography. But then I thought, “Hmmm…I still wanna upload ‘for fun’ pics to share and not just ones which I would like to sell.”

So I went with a header which appealed to me. A bit over-the-top and ‘busy’, perhaps, but hey…hopefully the very sight of it will cheer up anyone who’s in need of cheering up. Even if by just a smidgeon or for just a second.

NOW THEN…before rambling even more, here’s a pic to mark my becoming an e2 member. It’s one of the 2 pics I entered in a recent EPZ bank-holiday mini comp. The theme was LIFE. And I was quite chuffed that this was shortlisted.

NO idea how I would’ve e-mailed the hi-res image to EPZ if I had won, though. The original image is 11376 x 8528 pixels and weighs a hefty 19MB. Hotmail’s max is 10MB, I think. So…you know…yikes!

Alrighty…gonna go visit people’s pfs now.

- Ze Chiliman -

Camera:Canon PowerShot A630
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:New Beginnings
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:16 May 2009 - 7:28 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Specialist / abstract
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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6692 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 7:33 PM

Really like this - welcome back. Sandra

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Rachel99
Rachel99  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 7:38 PM

Great start to your e2 membership. Off to look at your pf now.

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DolphinLady
16 May 2009 - 7:45 PM

Welcome back Andrew, lovely to see you uploading again.
This is a real beauty, I like it very much...Fantastic background.
Hilary (*.*)x
PS...
I love your Header.......

Last Modified By DolphinLady at 16 May 2009 - 7:46 PM

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 7:57 PM

Congrats on the shortlist--- I love this, too-- would be lovely on a wall--

Welcome back!
Jennnn

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 8:01 PM

Awww...thanks, all.

Hilary...thanks for the PS Wink

And Jennnn, I'm actually fiddling with the textless original to put it up for sale. Gotta get it just right, though.

A.

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 8:19 PM

well presented image, good image for new beginnings

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 8:26 PM

Nice to see you back, and with an incredibly sophisticated image. The trout lily isn't a true lily, but a wild flower that looks a lot like one.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 8:46 PM

Good set of images well presented can see why it got short listed.
Regards Richard.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 9:36 PM

Beautifully worked -well presented.

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 9:55 PM

Hello Andrew..it is so good to see you again..a huge welcome back ! I love this work. Totally inspirational, it would make a great poster or print!
Di

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thorn
thorn  10124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 10:31 PM

Hi Andrew,
Top shot,love the four with the great tones,spacing,angles,typography and the presentation is the icing on the cake.LARGE LOOKS BEST. Your Banner looks fantastic,colourful,makes you smile and says Andrew all over it. Welcome back,take care,AnnSmile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 11:28 PM

An excellent quadtych (have i invented a new word here) Andrew, it's great to see you uploading again, welcome back buddy, Ed

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 4:48 AM

Glad you're back, Andrew, and with a cracking image. Superbly created, excellent work. Carol

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Rogerex
Rogerex  829 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 10:14 AM

An excellent story without words. A bit like human lives really, though I am glad you didn't show the deterioration phases!
Glad to see you back again Andrew. I thought of you when I was in Singapore briefly last year.
Roger

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kitsch
kitsch  8438 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 10:35 AM

hi andrew..nice to see you back
very nice images too Smile

jo

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 - 10:45 AM

Hi Andrew,
Welcolm back, lovely to see you uploading again.
A lovely image and excellent work.

Trish x

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 4:51 PM

Nice to see you back. Great looking image.
Ty

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 6:19 PM

Androooo!! How nice to see you back and this is a gorgeous image to celebrate your membership with too!
Look forward to more uploads!
regards,
Robin

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 8:42 PM

A terrific idea, and nicely done.
Good to see you return.
Brian

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GalleryGirl
17 May 2009 - 10:12 PM

Great to have you back Andrew.
Love this beautiful image and the presentation first class.
Thanks for asking about Felix... he's doing just great and loving living back in the UK.
Marilyn x

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joseph
joseph  8 England
17 May 2009 - 10:41 PM

Wonderful image mate...Nice to know your still going!!

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 9:04 AM

Simply superb!

Ken

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
18 May 2009 - 9:39 PM

Welcome Back Andrew,good to have your larger than life personality back with us.Lovely triptych and an award to go with it.All the best.
Tom.

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pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1592 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2009 - 5:23 PM

Good to see you posting again, Andrew, and with such an unusual and individual image, for which the HC is well deserved.

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2009 - 7:15 PM

welcome back my friend

a beautiful presented image...congrats

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
20 May 2009 - 10:04 PM

Welcome back to you, lovely image, great set

Nicky

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CaroleA
CaroleA  8 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2009 - 8:41 PM

Welcome back from me too - and a very good image to come back with. Would look good on a wall.

How ya doin'?

C

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