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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 June 2019 at 13:12

Thank you all. Your encouragement is very important to me.

Cheers
Tony
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2019 at 21:18
finally found the time to sit down and share some time with you.
time very well spent! fascinating narrative and ditto pics!
many of which I clearly remember admiring before. great to see them again! the more you scroll down, the better they seem to get!
thank you Tony! for allowing us a peek into your life, a privilege for sure!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote minolta_mutley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2019 at 22:19
It's nice to see your images, and to learn from the way you've gotten into photography.
I've overlooked your image selection and as others mention i can only ack. their point of view - the more you look at them the better they become.
We all tend to forget that photography brings us lots of joy, memories and it's also a rewarding method of connecting people.
I've met (and i'm meeting) lots of intresting people - and the pictures are sometimes only a memory of those meetings, and the things we learned.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2019 at 00:28
Great to see all these wonderful pictures and read your story.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 August 2019 at 11:09
Good to hear your story Tony, and to reflect on your images.
I'm envious of your Burren shot, we went there by train and bike, beautiful sunny weather while we were on the train and heavy rain when we were on the bikes.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote owenn01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2019 at 12:19
Hi Tony,

First, apologies for being so late to the show; I should have commented earlier!

I'm always fascinated by these posts as they help give us an insight into what drives people to take pictures and, more importantly, gives us some 'inner vision' of what they aim to get from their work and how they achieve that. It is also, in some cases, reflected by their jobs and life history and it's strange how one's career can be seen in the way people approach image taking.

I think it's a great story and, as has been mentioned, you have a lot to thank Anne for in pushing you to get 'that better camera' all those years ago! Sometimes it's the smallest of pushes that make the difference.

I think I see quite a bit of what you have done in myself in many ways - I never set out to be a grand photographer in the widest sense, and stared almost as a way of recording where we'd been and seen etc. Like yourself, it hasn't been until much later that I've taken it a little more seriously and ended up on here and at Camera Clubs to try and make 'better photographs' (whatever those are!).

However, it's clear to me (and others as noted) that you have a great selection here, even going way back, and that is something that people often overlook; you always have had 'an eye' and it's almost a shame that the much earlier work isn't available as I'm sure you would even now start to see a style or way of seeing a shot developing from those early years.

There is a great selection here - an eclectic one almost - and, if I had to be pushed, the stand-outs would be: Monks returning to monastery outside Mandalay; #5; Burren National Park (great perspective and detail there!); Windmills of Kato Mili, Mykonos; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Cacao Fruit (so easy to walk right past!!); Empty art gallery (4m33s) (you bad man - no photographs to be taken either!) and the sheer simplicity of the Low Key Lilly. But that's not to say the others aren't up there with these as well - just personal taste.

Keep the great work coming and I look forward to seeing a further selection in the near future!

Tanks for taking the time to do this - I know it's not that simple a task.

best regards, Neil.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 09:05
Congrats Tony, good to see you here. Great to see many of your shots in one overview. I remember many of these.
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