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The end of the road?

By Saastad
First of all a very big thanks to all, for the votes, awards and the feedback you have given me the time I have been here.
Now I feel it is the end of the road here for me.
Everything has been goin the wrong way for some time now.
And my health has been much worse the last period. So I don't find any power or motivation for the site right now.
No one knows what the future will bring, so I will keep my profile for a while.
But I am not so optimistic at the moment.
The photo you see also have two other versions, and is a street photo from my city. There is not so much old architecture left in the city. But this is one of the streets, where they have kept something.
Hope you will find a version you like.
Wish you all a Merry Christmas and hopefully a better New Year than the one we have.

Best wishes,
Arne Smile

Tags: Mono Street photography People Black and white Old building

Voters: IamDora, Badgerfred, VincentChristopher and 111 more

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7 Dec 2020 12:08AM
Sorry to hear this. God bless you and visit us when you can.
7 Dec 2020 12:14AM
Excellent Arne, like all versions, best wishes for the future,
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year,
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
7 Dec 2020 12:19AM
Three brilliant images Arne !!

For sure Arne we wish you all the very best and hope things do work out for the better for you and your family .

Janet & I wish you and your family a Sincere Merry Christmas with the joy that comes with it and let hope for a Happy New Year as well and that when you feel the time is right for a return to this site when .

For sure you will be missed as will your photography ...

Take care stay safe

Janet & Vince
7 Dec 2020 12:21AM
Really like all versions, excellent images.
Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 12:24AM
Excellent image but I'm sad that things are not going well for you and I wish you all the best and sincerely hope you will visit us again as soon as you can. Take care Arne.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
7 Dec 2020 12:33AM
Wishing you a wonderful 2021--- I am thinking we will all be feeling better come April--- Please come back soon!

Sending a blessing to your house!
7 Dec 2020 1:00AM
Arne, I am so,sorry things are not going wel....well, it is 2020, one of the worst years in human memory. I hope things improve in 2021 for you....and all of us, Arne.

Wonderful photo, Arne. My award.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
7 Dec 2020 1:35AM
This is sad to hear Arne. I guess we will all get to that point at some time but I truly hope things get better for you and you pop in once in a while. Take care and have a Merry Christmas and a much better New Year.
7 Dec 2020 2:58AM

Quote:Really like all versions, excellent images.

Really sad to hear all is not well with you, get the best medical advice and fight all the way. Have the best Christmas you can. 👍
7 Dec 2020 5:41AM
A great image with excellent processing, Arne. I like all versions.

7 Dec 2020 6:32AM
Your work will be missed as will the inspiration that you give to others. . Sounds crass I know but Hang in there Arne you have a lot of support here.

AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 6:42AM
Excellent set Arne - v3 just about pips it for me.
So sorry to hear your news. Your images and comments on otherís work will be sorely missed. I wish you all the best for Christmas and hope things improve for you in 2021, and of course you get your mojo back photographically.
Nigel_NZ 15 26 2 New Zealand
7 Dec 2020 7:04AM
Hi Arne, sorry to hear you have M.E. not a good situation with all the other crap going on in the world. Please keep your log in, as you can always come back and leave comments on others work here, and your posting of very nice images will be missed.
7 Dec 2020 7:15AM
Lovely mono set, Arne. Lead and V2 a little ahead for me.
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1811 England
7 Dec 2020 7:30AM
All good wishes, Arne. Thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement that you have given others with your active participation as a member of EPZ.

I really hope that we will see you back before too long.
ZenTony Plus
5 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 7:39AM
Arne. That made me sad reading your message. You will clearly be missed here and like everyone I wish you some recovery from your present situation. When you are feeling more positive come back and give us more of your inspirational images.
Thinking of you.
johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
7 Dec 2020 7:54AM
A super mono Image Arne...John
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
7 Dec 2020 7:58AM
As usual Arne good and interesting photography. I notice the title has a question mark which leads me to hope that it is only maybe and that you will return in better times for you. You and your images will be missed.
Graham Sad
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 8:06AM
I like all three versions of this pleasing photo, Arne.
We shall miss you, your photographs and your cheerful comments. But your health and wellbeing must come first. One day, when your circumstances improve and motivation returns, it would be reassuring to welcome you back at EPZ.
Very best wishes
7 Dec 2020 8:17AM
Lovely set Arne. I hope things work out for you. We will all misss your photographs. I really hope things change and the new year brings new positivity for everyone.
7 Dec 2020 8:36AM
Beautiful set Arne, excellent glimpse of the old buildings and lovely lamppost on the left, the lead is my fave, you already knew, take care of yourself🕊️🐚 😊

Lory Smile
Don20 4 5 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 8:59AM
Sorry to hear of your health problems, I wish you all the best and hope you can enjoy Christmas the best you can.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 9:16AM
You will be missed but don't close your account down as you may wish to return in the future if things improve.

Best wishes,

KingArthur 14 8 Malta
7 Dec 2020 9:23AM
Keep your flags flying Arne, wishing you a speedy recovery

Joe Smile
viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 9:44AM
Beautiful image Arne. For me the toning of the lead one is best.

I sincerely do hope things turn round for you Arne.

7 Dec 2020 9:56AM
Thanks for your support ArneSmileSmile, hope you find peace and tranquility in the future.SmileSmile

A splendid set of images.
7 Dec 2020 10:01AM
Firstly it's V2 for me Arne, it really saddens me to hear your news and like everyone on this site I will miss your'e images and input.
I sincerely hope the new year brings you more hope and improved health, Have a lovely Christmas and look after yourself Arne.
All the very best
adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
7 Dec 2020 10:19AM
All three versions are lovely Arne. So very sorry to hear of your troubles, you and your wonderful photography will be sorely missed by all of us. Take care and stay strong, wishing you all the best for the future and hope you will feel like popping back on site sometime in the future.

Very Best Wishes
dark_lord Plus
16 2.8k 750 England
7 Dec 2020 10:19AM
Wishing you the best and a Happy Christmas and New Year Arne, we will miss your photos and comments.
Do try and pop in when you can.
A superb set of images Arne and best wishes for the future. Hope that you will be back soon.

mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 10:40AM
All the best Arne, hope your health picks up mate, hope to see you posting again soon, good luck.
7 Dec 2020 11:23AM
miracles do happen, Arne, and a day may come when we will all celebrate your comeback.. until then we will definitely be missing you... such a nice person and gifted photographer.. wishing you the best of luck, have a merry Christmas and may year 2021 bring some pleasant surprises for you !
all the best
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 11:29AM
I really hope that spring will bring you better health, and a return to strength. Meanwhile take care, keep safe, and have a good Christmas.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
7 Dec 2020 11:33AM
Wishing you and your family Very Best Wishes for Christmas and the coming year Arne , look after yourself and hoping all improves with your health in the near future.
jacomes Plus
6 27 34 Portugal
7 Dec 2020 11:38AM
Sorry that you're not well Arne and have decided to take a break. I shall miss your photos, and your comments. I just had a quick look through your portfolio, it is full of beautiful and imaginative images and some delightful everyday shots too. I hope this is not the end of the road and that we shall see you back soon.
I wish you all the best for Christmas and New Year and hope to see more of your work after the winter.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
7 Dec 2020 11:49AM
Three lovely images here, Arne, with the lead being my fave 😃👍
I think we're all feeling down due to this Coronavirus. Not felt in the best of health myself, lack of outdoor fresh air and sunshine doesn't help, and lack of social meetings makes things worse. It's hard to plan for the future, so gives you nothing to look forward to, and hard to get motivated, especially to go out with the camera 😳
Hope you're soon feeling better, and that you have a good Christmas and New Year. Take care and do come back to EPZ 👍
Trev 😀
7 Dec 2020 12:17PM
A lovely captured mono set Arne.
Sorry to hear about your health problems I wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021.
Jeff. Smile
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
7 Dec 2020 12:30PM
We will all miss your superb images, Arne. All my very best wishes go to you and yours.
Good luck.
Arne, you gave me a great assistance by your advice when I sent an image to the Critique Team and now, reading of your troubles has sadden me.
People say, "Look on the bright side" but with the problem being health-wise it very to hard to do such, as the mind is only concerned about to living with the problem. Yet, problems in health can improved in time by fixing one's attention to family members, friends or hobbies which includes meeting people, regularly - not by mail alone.
Looking forward to hearing of an improvement in your health in the near future. May Christmas and the coming New Year bring a little happiness in the days ahead.
7 Dec 2020 1:39PM
All the best Arne.

Hope things get better for you.

Beautifully seen and presented Arne.
I hope it's not too long before you're on good form again.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 1:46PM
Sorry to hear of your troubles Arnie, hang in there.
My very best wishes to you as well, and God Bless, hope to see you back soon,
MAK2 Plus
2 30
7 Dec 2020 1:54PM
Great set Arne love them all i will miss your images they have given me inspiration and enjoyment. i thank you for your valued support of my work and wish you all the very best for the future. Have a wonderful and happy Christmas with your family .
Kind regards Marie.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
7 Dec 2020 2:48PM
Great set - wishing you health and happiness for 2021 - hope to see you back on here soon Smile
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
7 Dec 2020 3:24PM
Sorry it has come to this, but your health and well-being must come first. I know from your messages, that your ME is getting worse and makes it difficult getting out and about to take pictures, so I can only hope you can overcome all the setbacks and get back your health. I have enjoyed over the years, your images and helpful comments, and hope we can look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the best for Festive Season, and Haste Ye Back!!
7 Dec 2020 4:21PM
Always inspired by your photography. Very best wishes.

bluesandtwos 11 505 1 England
7 Dec 2020 5:11PM
I shall miss your images, always so very good!

I sincerely hope you get back to 100% fit and well and come back and join us here soon. Until then, stay safe and here's wishing you and those you care about a very Happy Christmas and may 2021 be a great year for you all.

rambler Plus
12 1.0k 17 England
7 Dec 2020 6:14PM
Wishing you well Arne, take a rest and find some new strength for yourself. One day you will and then remember that all your friends are here waiting to cheer your return

Ken. SmileSmileSmile
Philip_H Plus
9 1.5k United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 6:22PM
And a very big thank you to you, Arne. EPZ will be a poorer place without you.

Wishing you well for the future and to a return back to EPZ one day.

All the very best,

richmowil Plus
12 438 2 England
7 Dec 2020 8:25PM
Its all been said above Arne, Have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2021 when we hope to see you back - if not sooner.
8 Dec 2020 11:58AM
Very sad to see you go Arne, you will be much missed. I look forward to your return some time in the future. In the meantime take care and I wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

Lovely photo of a street from your city. I like all versions.

8 Dec 2020 6:52PM
Wishing you all the best in the future
MalcolmM Plus
15 1.6k 5 Scotland
8 Dec 2020 7:17PM
Wishing you all the best for 2021 - it can only be better ! - & thank you for posting great images, & for your comments. Have a Happy Christmas !
8 Dec 2020 8:38PM
Excellent set Arne, keep in touch Lin
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
9 Dec 2020 9:13AM
All versions are excellent Arne. Wonderful images as always.
My very best wishes to you. I hope your health improves and you can
come back and delight us with more of your work. Till then, take care
of yourself and have a very Happy Christmas.

martin.w Plus
18 603 28 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2020 5:58PM
Sad news. I hope your health improves and you can look forward to a better New Year Smile
10 Dec 2020 1:00AM
Sorry to hear this ....stay in touch as best you can ...I hope your situation improves soon Arne
..your images will be missed . I hope the promise of a new and better year ahead lightens a path forward for you my freind
Best regards for a happy Christmas
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
10 Dec 2020 11:22AM
super mono work

All the best

ViVla 4 11 2 Russian Federation
10 Dec 2020 7:12PM
Excellent city image! All the best! Very much hope we will see you again here, Arne.
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
11 Dec 2020 1:45PM
A very big thanks for votes and all the kind and lovely comments on my photo!
It is warming in a cold and dark time up north.
Also a big thanks to those who think the photo was worthy an award.
From now on I will not be much on the site.
But feel free too look, vote or comment on some of my old stuff.
I will come and take a look now and then.
Hope to see you all some time in the future. So stay healthy!

Best wishes,
Arne SmileSmile
teocali Plus
13 442 18 England
12 Dec 2020 2:39PM
Three excellent versions and my award goes to the lead - lovely mellow toning. I am so sorry to hear you are not well and you will be missed on the site. Perhaps things will turn out better than expected and we will see you back again before not too long.
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
12 Dec 2020 10:24PM
A person that has been there for me all my life have left me today.
I love you mom, and I will always carry you in my heart ❤️
Nigel_NZ 15 26 2 New Zealand
14 Dec 2020 7:02AM
Dear Arne, I am saddened to here of the loss of your Mother, You do seem to be getting attention from the Dark Angels of life, please don't despair, there will be a better time ahead, please try to stay with a positive attitude, and hopefully you will have a support circle of friends who can help you through these bad days.
Your time on here and assistance, comments and the splendid images posted will be missed by the EPZ audience.
Also, many thanks for your vote on my "Scooter" post.
In New Zealand we have a Maori phrase, Kia Kaha, which translate as, "it is better to fall on principle than to stand on lies" which is used to encourage strength or confidence. Stay strong.
14 Dec 2020 8:37AM
So sad for you Arne,
my thoughts are with you and with your family in this very difficult moment.
Stay strong dear friend.
My most sincere condolences

14 Dec 2020 12:24PM
So sorry to hear about your mother Arne, things do seem to be against you at the moment. Stay strong and I hope for better times for you in the New Year.

Please accept my condolences.

KingBee Plus
14 548 2 Scotland
14 Dec 2020 6:44PM
Arne, you know how we all feel about you - witness all the lovely, heartfelt comments in front of mine - and we know that life has not been easy for you of late. Anyway, it's all been said: we'll miss you, and hope that, one day, you will return, refreshed, raring to go, and just....better.

My very best wishes,
14 Dec 2020 7:41PM
Very best wishes to you, Arne - please don't stay away for too long.
I really enjoy viewing your wonderful images and value your support and encouragement on EPZ.Smile
I'm sorry that things have been difficult for you and your family and I am sure things will get better soon.
Take care, look after yourself and all the very best for the Festive Season and 2021.

Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
14 Dec 2020 7:57PM
A very big thanks for votes and all the kind and lovely comments on my photo!
It is warming in a cold and dark time up north.
Also a big thanks to those who think the photo was worthy an award.
From now on I will not be much on the site.
But feel free too look, vote or comment on some of my old stuff.
I will come and take a look now and then.
Hope to see you all some time in the future. So stay healthy!

Best wishes,
Arne SmileSmile
18 Dec 2020 7:07AM
Great series. Wish you all the best and happy(ier) 2021 Smile
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
20 Dec 2020 10:53PM
Your photography is always amazing. Sorry to hear about your health. Good luck with your future
23 Dec 2020 8:11AM
Have added my user award to this fine set, Arne. I can relate to your posting, but the road always goes on, despite what is going on around us. Stay strong, and hope you visit the site here when you can.

Dave 😻🐈
23 Dec 2020 11:43AM
Great image with good processing Arne
Merry Christmas
24 Dec 2020 5:10PM
Stunning set & excellent processing, Arne.
My thoughts are with you. Take care & hope the New Year will see things get better for us all.
24 Dec 2020 9:29PM
28 Dec 2020 6:46PM
Hi Arne

Sad to hear of your health problems And the loss of your mother, stick in there and try and stay strong. I know it's tough especially with everything else going against us this year. I think you were one of the first to vote on my first pictures, really hope to see fresh work from you in the future.
Bye the way like the pictures

Best wishes

debu 11 India
3 Jan 2021 5:39AM
Lovely images. Happy New year.
carol01 8 41
24 Feb 2021 12:52PM


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