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New Beginnings

By ChiliMan
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 -

Tags: Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated

Voters: crookymonsta, Rachel99, DolphinLady and 52 more

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Comments


16 May 2009 7:33PM
Really like this - welcome back. Sandra

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16 May 2009 7:38PM
Great start to your e2 membership. Off to look at your pf now.
16 May 2009 7:45PM
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.......
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
16 May 2009 7:57PM
Congrats on the shortlist--- I love this, too-- would be lovely on a wall--

Welcome back!
Jennnn
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
16 May 2009 8:01PM
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.
SueTurner Plus
11 81 3 England
16 May 2009 8:19PM
well presented image, good image for new beginnings
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
16 May 2009 8:26PM
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.
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
16 May 2009 8:46PM
Good set of images well presented can see why it got short listed.
Regards Richard.
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
16 May 2009 9:36PM
Beautifully worked -well presented.
dianah Plus
9 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 9:55PM
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
thorn Plus
11 124 2 Scotland
16 May 2009 10:31PM
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
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
16 May 2009 11:28PM
An excellent quadtych (have i invented a new word here) Andrew, it's great to see you uploading again, welcome back buddy, Ed
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
17 May 2009 4:48AM
Glad you're back, Andrew, and with a cracking image. Superbly created, excellent work. Carol
Rogerex 9 32 12 Australia
17 May 2009 10:14AM
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
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 10:35AM
hi andrew..nice to see you back
very nice images too Smile

jo
17 May 2009 10:45AM
Hi Andrew,
Welcolm back, lovely to see you uploading again.
A lovely image and excellent work.

Trish x
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
17 May 2009 4:51PM
Nice to see you back. Great looking image.
Ty
RobinF 9 83 1 England
17 May 2009 6:19PM
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
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
17 May 2009 8:42PM
A terrific idea, and nicely done.
Good to see you return.
Brian
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 10:12PM
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
17 May 2009 10:41PM
Wonderful image mate...Nice to know your still going!!
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
18 May 2009 9:04AM
Simply superb!

Ken
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
18 May 2009 9:39PM
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.
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 5:23PM
Good to see you posting again, Andrew, and with such an unusual and individual image, for which the HC is well deserved.
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
19 May 2009 7:15PM
welcome back my friend

a beautiful presented image...congrats
20 May 2009 10:04PM
Welcome back to you, lovely image, great set

Nicky
CaroleA Plus
9 5 3 England
1 Jun 2009 8:41PM
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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