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15th April 2007 - celebrating 1,500 consecutive days
16-APR-2007

15th April 2007 - celebrating 1,500 consecutive days

.not bad going huh?

Yes, its true I have today posted my 1500th shot in my PotD gallery. One for every day of the last 1500 days, without a break, no matter what.

During that time I have:

1. spent 7 days in bed with salmonella poisoning
2. been in hospital and had a general anaesthetic
3. moved house (twice)
4. travelled countless thousands of miles around the world
5. shot my photo a day in at least eight different countries
6. met many other pad folks from around the world

Well, isn't that enough?

Id say so I think Ive crammed in my shot each day pretty well considering a lifestyle that surely most would have to agree is hectic.

So today, the queen of the cack has decided to do her own self justice for once and I can honestly say this is the shot that I am probably most proud of in the whole four and a bit years.

I spent an hour in the studio shooting this evening and even before I took this Id managed to find myself some shots that I like very much indeed. Then I was moving my backlight and looked up at the leaves directly through the soft box and eureka a real moment of revelation. So, as Rene once suggested to me, I turned the shot back on itself and got this. Rene you see sometimes what you say does stick so thank you for your kind support!

Maybe there are many days when my PAD cant be called great art but as I have said many, many times before, shots like this would not have found their way out of my camera if Id not been forcing myself day-in, day-out no matter how dreadful Ive been feeling or how little time Ive had.

I think (and I dont much suppose I care who thinks otherwise) that this is some achievement in more ways than one, when I think back to my early days. Oh and no-one has done this ever before on pbase.

Last year, we were 'going down the pub' just like Sham 69!

Canon EOS 5D
1s f/22.0 at 100.0mm iso100 full exif

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Guest 18-Apr-2007 17:22
Oh just stop being humble, you are a all around phenom and I love it dearly that I can come here and see the world through your eyes and heart. This is just surreal, I'm thinking it's a Bird of Paradise bloom but green? I've always loved high white and you have done it WELL.
Priya Shailesh17-Apr-2007 22:43
1500 shots!! congratulations
excellent capture.
Sheena Woodhead16-Apr-2007 16:27
This is superb Linda and congratulations on reaching 1500 shots!
robin statfeld16-Apr-2007 14:18
exceptional image, congrats!
Kim 16-Apr-2007 08:29
Great Shot and Congratulations on your POD Record! It is truly amazing that you managed to do this every single day. Its a big effort but im so glad you have. I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts.
I hope you intend to continue.
joanteno16-Apr-2007 02:39
Congradulations! Well done.. Standing Ovation for such a feat and shot..
Mum 15-Apr-2007 22:08
This is a lovely picture! I love the fresh green of the leaves.
Robin Reid15-Apr-2007 21:34
I loved this shot before I read your commentary. It is a great one, and I'm amazed at your recount of your record and challenges. Congratulations on all accounts. What a trip!
Ian Goodrick15-Apr-2007 19:33
Great shot to celebrate with Linda.
Christa 15-Apr-2007 19:23
Congratulations.
I have recently (whilst recovering from an operation)read through every single one of your entries/photographs and thoroughly enjoyed them. Well done. You seem like a truly lovely person. Well done.
Michael Todd Thorpe15-Apr-2007 19:17
Congrats! You're a better man than I, I've had a few misses in my time here.
Oh, and you're right. This is nice!