I woke up this morning to a pmail, the contents of which baffled me. It was asking me to do a tribute to the person who started this world we all play in, meaning started the first PotD gallery. I thought to myself, yes, it’d be a really good idea to do a tribute to David whose PotD gallery has delighted and inspired me since 31st December 2002.
David saw the idea for a PotD in a magazine, decided to do his gallery here on PBASE then mentioned it to Nikki who decided to follow in his footsteps and do the same. Karen Nicholls apparently had been doing a picture each day for 2002 but had not published them anywhere and she, coincidentally, started her PBASE gallery on the same day as Nikki.
Then I realised that it wasn’t David’s gallery that I was being asked to do a tribute to, it was another gallery, started late in May 2003. Oh, I see, the five months of work that had gone into David’s gallery along with Karen Nicholls and Nikki Harman’s galleries didn’t count then? Even I had been working on my Photo Diary for some ten weeks before the acclaimed ‘first’ gallery was started.
So, I just thought a tribute to the person who actually, really had the first PotD gallery on PBASE would be in order, just to dispel any myths.
Laydeez and Gennlmen, I give you……
David Mingay, intrepid PotD pioneer, he’s posted a photograph each and every day for five hundred and nine consecutive days now. I’d say that was something of a record myself. There have been many high spots in that….
Snow at night
calculating depth of field
old door, new lock, self-portrait
ever tried photographing a black dog against a black background
and of course there have been a few duffers…..
tired, sunburned but glad to be home
I will do better than this one
Nonetheless, I believe his gallery has been an influence to many on the PotD trail. Well done, David. Keep those photos coming, you continue to inspire me every day.