Ö.not bad going huh?
Yes, itís true Ė 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?
Iíd say so Ė I think Iíve 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 Iíd 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 Ďeurekaí Ė a real moment of revelation. So, as Rene once suggested to me, I turned the shot back on itself and got this. Rene Ė you see sometimes what you say does stick so thank you for your kind support!
Maybe there are many days when my PAD canít be called Ďgreat artí but as I have said many, many times before, shots like this would not have found their way out of my camera if Iíd not been forcing myself day-in, day-out no matter how dreadful Iíve been feeling or how little time Iíve had.
I think (and I donít 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!