Sunday, June 30, 2013

My first CDP Post, May 30, 2006


This is the first photo I posted on my blog in 2006, 7 years and 1 month ago!  Go here to see what camera I was using at that time . . . pretty unbelievable!  The times they are a-changin'- - - the CDP group is very different now than it used to be: much larger and widespread, I miss some of the early bloggers, have met in the flesh a number of bloggers over the years (some who are still in the group and others who have left for one reason or another) and have enormously enjoyed "meeting the new arrivals." There are many more whom I would like to meet on their home turf, but unless I win the lottery it is just a fantasy and magical thinking.

 I've changed cameras, but haven't improved my technique and skills as much as I would like. . .that's next on the agenda.

My many thanks go out to all of you who have visited often, or occasionally, or just lurk. I've had a great 7 years and I thank you all for your attention, good humor and photographic fellowship!!

18 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary, Kate! :-)

    I looked for your first comment on my blog. The oldest one I found was on April 16, 2007!

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  2. I'm pleased to be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS Kate, and after the shot of the peony and the last post's portrait, I would say your skills are pretty darned good. I must admit I've always thought that its the eye of the photographer and not the camera that makes a good image n'est pas ? keep on blogging :)

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  3. seven years! wow! happy anniversary!!! thank you for the richness you add to this cdp community.

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  4. My how time flies when your having fun. Seven years and counting is to be commended! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

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  5. Wow! Seven years...That's a lot of pictures. I have enjoyed them all and have followed you around as you visited far off places. Keep it up!

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  6. Time flies indeed, I hope you are not stopping yet, and go on for some more seven years.

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  7. Perseverance is one of your great traits, Kate. I for one am looking forward to the next seven!

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  8. 7 years already. I can't remember how long I've been going on now between here and the old Phoenix blog. It might just be time to move on to another project. Thanks for taking us all over your lovely city and places beyond.

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  9. Loved this trip down memory lane. You've been at it a couple of years longer than we have. It is a great community to be a part of. It is hard when people just STOP publishing and you never know. Congrats! to you and your blogging.

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  10. wow. 7 yrs and 1 mo. good for you!!!

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  11. Sorry - I'm giving up commenting. 2 comments in 3 days have disappeared into the ether

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  12. Congrats on your longevity. This photoblogging can be a fun exercise and certainly a learning experience.

    Re your question on Ocala: What happens in Walmart stays in Walmart so I can't tell you what I was doing there. I'll give you a hint, though: Dimpled white balls.

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  13. Wow!!! SEVEN years!!! I'm going on three...sometime soon! And I thought that was a long time!!! The best part for me is "virtually" meeting so many people the world over...I love meeting bloggers in person too!!! So...if you're ever in California...

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  14. Congratulations! Seven years (and one month) is a mighty long time. Good for you! I've enjoyed following your travels, home and further afield.

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  15. Seven years! Pretty impressive, Miss Kate! I recently looked at my blog list and realized how many have dropped out and how many new ones have come aboard. (I almost said "replaced them," but no one really replaces old buddies, do they?) But, you are one of the reliable ones who will post just about every day and visit often, too. Good luck to you, and keep on keeping on . . .

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  16. Congratulations on your endurance. We started at just about the same time. It's a rewarding obsession, isn't it?

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  17. Josh..I am not sure I even knew what a blog was back then! Congrats Kate!

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  18. you've learnt a lot in the last 7 years Kate and we all have - things have changed greatly and we each must roll with our own flow.

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