Thursday, 11 March 2010

Blog Day
The Tenin Technique

How could I not come back for this momentous occasion in CDPB history? And what is a party without punch? So, here I am!

Hello everyone. How have you been? Good. Me? I've been OK. Busy. Not picked up my camera since New Years Eve, until last week. It felt very strange actually but the break from snapping pictures has done me good. I'm still not ready to come back to Cheltenham Daily Photo yet. One day maybe. But I am starting to take photos again. And reminding myself why I liked photography in the first place. Anyway. Today isn't about me.

Today's special Blog Day is to celebrate the start of this wonderful community, 5 short years ago, by our great leader Eric Tenin, with the first daily city photo blog - Paris Daily Photo. The challenge for this unique theme day is to take a photo in the style of the 'Friendly Parisian', either on the ground or at a jaunty angle. This is my tribute to Eric - Cheltenham Town Hall as seen from the pavement.

Check out who else has come to the anniversary party by clicking here.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Theme Day - Changes
The Last Post

Its the first day of the new year, the first day of the month and the last post here at Cheltenham Daily Photo. As I mentioned yesterday I'm ending the blog to concentrate on other things.

As its the first of the month its Theme Day here in the CDPB community. The theme this month is Changes, which makes a change from the usual 'Best Photo Of The Year', which is now on the 15th, and as I won't be here for that, I'm posting it now, as a change. Got that?! Good!

This photo was originally posted in May and, although its not an earth-shattering photo, the view from the top of Leckhampton Hill is Cheltenham to a lot of people. Its certainly one of my favourite views of my home town. To see all the other Changes participants click here.

And now the part I've been dreading - the goodbye. Over the last two-and-a-bit years I've learnt so much about the town I call home, seen new places, and taken more photographs than I have ever taken in my life. I never imagined that I'd become a blogger (me?! I can barely use a computer!) and join an amazing community, full of inspiring people. Some of you out there are fantastic photographers, others tell wonderful tales, but all are proud of where you live. And all of you should be very proud of your achievements as Daily Photo Bloggers. Its a joyous journey, not without its moments of struggle, but well worth it. The best.

Thank you to everyone who has followed, commented, encouraged and supported me and Cheltenham Daily Photo. It has never been taken for granted. It is very much appreciated. I have made some lovely friends, friends I feel I know very well, but have never met. Thank you to you all.

I wish all of you the very best of luck with your blogging adventure. Goodbye.
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