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Bit of a parting shot for me this.......

I've become more and more disillusioned about this site since returning from NZ.

Very few people have any interest in my images and I'm getting fed up of the whole click clique that seems to reside here.

Certain images gain huge amounts of clicks for seemingly average work, while many images I have seen in the gallery are completely ignored despite their equal, if not better, quality.

It is nothing personal to the friends I have made here and I will continue to remain in contact and pop in from time to time. But right at this moment I need a change and to concentrate my efforts elsewhere, away from the desire to be voted on!

I have an exciting year ahead of me with the photography business and I need to prioritise what's most important.

So I bid you all farewell for now and I wish everyone the best of luck with the light!

Dan

Camera:Canon Eos 40D
Lens:Sigma 10-20 + Lee Filters
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Return to Paradise
Username:Guernseydan Guernseydan
Uploaded:29 Mar 2008 - 10:05 AM
Tags:Cathedral cove, Coromandel, Hahei, Landscape / travel, New zealand, Sunrise, Wildlife / nature
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pink
pink  111431 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2008 - 10:09 AM

good luck for the future, I totally agree with your comments but still feel its a good site for inspiration.
I like your work very much please continue!

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Hugeknot
Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2008 - 10:13 AM

I agree, this is wonderful!

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2008 - 10:21 AM

All the best for the future Dan, and for what it's worth, I think you've picked probably one of your best images to leave with!

Best Regards
Paul

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John Giddings
29 Mar 2008 - 11:09 AM

Realy lovely image, but when you put up a perfect picture what more can one say?

Bye Dan. 'Click' :o)

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Phil_Morgan
29 Mar 2008 - 2:46 PM

I can understand why you get upset when an image such as this is ignored Dan!!! Sad
Jon Gibbs is another who seems to get the same treatment for very classy images. This would be into triple figures if uploaded by some on here! A great image to leave with, hope you come back and the very best for the future.


Best regards,

Phil.

Last Modified By Phil_Morgan at 29 Mar 2008 - 2:51 PM

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2008 - 2:51 PM

thats a huge lose to the site.
good luck on your new adventure.

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alansnap
alansnap e2 Member 10528 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2008 - 3:01 PM

A fine shot and it's a shame you've had enough, and I hope you do come back.
Alan

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Guernseydan
29 Mar 2008 - 3:15 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind comments. Maybe I should have smiled on my pf photo hey? Smile

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2008 - 5:40 PM

Beautiful light and composition.Good luck for the future.
Tom.

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Rob_Taylor
Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2008 - 7:10 PM

Class photo, as is your portfolio which I'm afraid has completely passed me by.
Now that I've found it, it would be a shame to see you go!
I understand your reasons and comments but I think we are all guilty to some extent.
Anyway, good luck for the future Smile

Rob

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bruce295
bruce295  827 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Mar 2008 - 8:36 AM

Sorry to see you go Dan but I can fully understand your reasons. Have loved your Guernsey shots in the past and your NZ images are every bit as good. Hope you keep posting in your website so I can keep in touch with your beautiful island home. Having a holiday in Guernsey in June and your images really wet the appetite.

Best wishes for the future.

Geoff

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Neil_Higgins
31 Mar 2008 - 4:55 PM

I here what you are saying Dan, i also reckon that certain places in the UK (if i can put it like that) are grabbing the limelight more than others on EPZ and its becoming a bit boring and predictable.
Its a real shame to see you go though because i think you are uploading some of the best photo's by far (like this one) from your part of the world.
Good luck with the future and your photography.

Neil

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
31 Mar 2008 - 5:04 PM

Sorry to hear of your 'departure' Dan but best of luck with the biz and nice to see some great light on this gorgeous part of the world. We were there in the peak of the mid-day sun a couple of years ago so we never saw the scene as peaceful as this.

Thanks for sharing nonetheless and it's a shame we'll miss your offerings in the future. I gave up on click-hunting a while back but still enjoy the work of many here and find it a source of inspiration nonetheless. I do understand your reservations though.

Good luck, Howard

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adamburton  10627 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2008 - 4:55 PM

Absolutely marvellous shot Dan. I completely understand where you are coming from. But try not to worry about the lack of feedback on here. You've walked on this beautiful beach, taken this great shot and seen a remarkable country. Thats far more important to you at the end of the day than a few points.

Adam.

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
3 Apr 2008 - 3:07 PM

Beautiful lighting and colour tones, sorry to see you go. Good luck.
Dot

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jeffa
jeffa  932 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Apr 2008 - 10:12 PM

You know, I stopped using the site about ayear ago for much the same reasons. I came back a few weeks ago and guess what, nothings changed. It would be nice if some of the suposed wonderfull photographers who get hundreds of votes could get there heads out of there a**es long enough to give others the benifit of they're "skill/talent/knowledge". Sorry to rant on your page. BTW your pics are VG - Jeff

Last Modified By jeffa at 3 Apr 2008 - 10:15 PM

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 - 2:58 PM

The bottom line is that clicks mean far more than how good an image is, they also mean how many friends you have on the site and how popular you are, it used to bother me but thats just the way it is mate, don't worry about the issue and just enjoy taking your photo's, this one is up there with your best work.

clickety click ;- )

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thewaiter
thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2008 - 8:27 AM

best wishes Dan... keep up the great work

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