Many Thanks

Many Thanks

On this thanksgiving I’d like to take a moment to be thankful for all that this  blog has given me. I’ve met a lot of great people and have even gone on photo trips with a few. I’ve pushed my photography way beyond anywhere that I’d expect. The relentless daily consumption of photos by this blog has forced me to look at everything differently. I would have walked right past this sad little stick in the past, but now I know how to give it it’s day.

A good artist will tell you it’s about learning to see; that has always been the case in all the mediums that I have studied. But photography is the only one that allows me the freedom to not only capture the moment it, but also to let it go. My painter friends spend days and months on an image, but this daily blog forces an attention that I’ve never experienced before.

I have so much more to be thankful for, but this one I wanted to share with you, the readers of this little experiment without whom I would have given up long ago. And long ago indeed, I blew right past my one year anniversary without a single mention of it and the 400th photo was Tuesday. Thanks to your comments and encouragement, I keep going and looking for more moments to capture. And unfortunately more friggin’ gear.

Here’s something those of us in the States can be thankful for:

Just one more…
Thank George Lucas and his followers for the endless entertainment! Oh, and my friend Paul for sharing this one with me! This guy is an alpha geek and incredible…

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  • justroamingthecities

    OMG the videos were great! I liked the seriousness of Penn and Teller; and then the one of the guy singing all those parts—how the heck did he do that???!!!
    I’m glad to have met you through this blog :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • http://photoblog.twincityphotos.com Snapshutter

    Very thoughtful post Mitchster. I too feel like I’ve learned a bit from my blogging, and from you guys and gals.

    On the first video, I couldn’t agree more with those guys. Having traveled a fair amount to far away places, I can attest to the fact that many don’t realize just how good we have it in the US of A. You know I’m not a US citizen but when I travel I am. And I’ve often felt like telling some people in certain countries when they act rude towards me (because I’m an American in their eyes) that it was the USA that saved their asses.

    Always just a bit relieved once I hit that US soil after an overseas trip, and the immigration and customs guys always treat me as if I’m a US citizen even though I’m just a permanent resident, courteous and friendly.

    Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving

  • http://krissaphotos.blogspot.com/ krissa

    just great

  • http://www.mrgrosky.wordpress.com Mitch

    That was one beautiful blog. Mine’s only about a month old, but I can appreciate what you must feel. Also the stick was fantastic! Where did that fantastic light come from. Very nice work, and a belated Happy Thanksgiving! Mitch

  • http://www.mitchster.com Mitchster

    Mitch -
    (love the name…)
    The light is pure sunlight, caught at the peak of the golden hour. The sunlight is filtering between the trees on North of Cedar Lake.
    Thanks for the great compliments, I’ll check out your site.
    - Mitch

  • http://birminghamalabamadailyphoto.blogspot.com Virginia

    Sorry I missed this on the right day. Your sentiments echo mine exactly. this blog thing is endless but it stretches me far beyond where i thought I could go. now I have added a Paris photo blog. WHere does it end? I have no idea. But the damn journey is way fun. This is a great photo. Glad youdidn’t walk by it. Keep at it Mitch. You are really really good. I am learning for you my friend.
    V

  • http://www.nelsondailyphoto.com Meg in Nelson

    Amazing video clip. I love the bottom one.