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My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:05 am

Well, finally it happened and my 100th picture was accepted to A.net.


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More that just a self gloss (the picture that turned to be "the one" is not really anything special), I wanted to use the opportunity to thank everybody for all their support during the past months, right here in the forum (as I regularly bored the heel out of you with requests for opinions of mostly bad pictures), and also to the screeners (who sometimes had to endure up to five times the same picture!) and the crew (what an awesome and silent work is being performed every day by the database editors). I may not always agree with the results, but for sure always appreciate you spending most (if not all) of your free time for us photographers!

In paticular, Paul Markman has been extreemly helpful and has volunteered too much of his time trying to show me the dark secrets of digital editing - many thanks Paul and "un gran abrazo"! Also Mick Bajcar has tought me quite some new tricks with PS - you see Mick, your students do learn quickly (at least I try)! And last but for sure not least, I just want to say many thanks to my wife and children for their support - the most important one.
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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:09 am

Congratulations..

Just had a browse through your images online and they are fantastic, here's to the next 100!  champagne 

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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:12 am

Congrats Andres.

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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:15 am

Hi Andres, congratulations on your first 100!  champagne 

Quoting Acontador (Thread starter):
the picture that turned to be "the one" is not really anything special

I like it, though!

And this one as well:



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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:19 am

Congrats Andres. A nice collection of photos.
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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss

Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:20 am

Congratulations! By the way, it is 102 already ...

The photo in the previous post is my favorite as well.

Oops - that post is not 'previous' any more  Smile...

Cheers,
Andrei

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Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:48 am

Just went past 100 myself too, good job!  thumbsup  see ya at 500!
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Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:48 am

Congratulations on the 100th pic, here's to the next 150 (250, quarter of 1000)!

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Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:17 am

Felicidados Andres.

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I love these, the Focke-Wulf photo (level or not  Wink) is one of the best Fw 190 pictures on the site, so it's now in my WWII album.

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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:01 pm

Well done. A great acheivement.
 
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Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:03 am

Congrats Andrés!!! Cheers to your first 100 pictures!!!  champagne   bigthumbsup 
What amazes me, appart from your great pics, is how fast you got plenty of pics accepted. Cheers to you good work and consistency too.  optimist 
I hope to see you in Argentina some time.  cheerful 

Cheers!  Smile
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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:23 am

Congratulations Andres!

Quoting Lanas (Reply 10):
What amazes me, appart from your great pics, is how fast you got plenty of pics accepted. Cheers to you good work and consistency too. optimist

I call it DSLR + L lens Big grin

Nah, just kidding...  duck  Great photographer... Felicitaciones otra vez!
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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:41 am

Hi All!

Many thanks for your kind words - really highly appreciated!

Quoting NicolasRubio (Reply 11):
I call it DSLR + L lens
I have to admit that shooting with a DSLR + L lens is a huge difference when compared to a P&S, but unfortunately that cannot remove heat haze from the pictures (my biggest problem now) and I still have to rely on the "old computer between the ears" for shooting and editing ? !

I am right now waiting at the airport for a flight from SCL to GRU, so plenty of time to give you some stats about my pics in the DB:
- First pic accepted March 11, 2004
- Only this same picture in DB until May 1, 2006
- Between May 1 and December 11, 2006, total 104 pictures accepted
- Of the pictures in the DB, 1 was shot with a Sony P&S, 32 with a Canon A95 P&S and 72 with a Canon Rebel XT (of these 26 with an EF70-200 f/4L USM lens).

And Peter, I think we are going to have to set up a meeting in London at the Imperial War Museum to try to figure out if the FW 190 is level or not   - maybe one of the screeners can attend as well, as there are pics from TZ and Tim of the same location in the DB  !

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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:24 am

Hi Andres.

Very many congratulations from me too.

It has been a great pleasure to get to know you through the site, and offer you what small help I can with the editing. Thank you for those kind words. It must be said you have developed an excellent screening eye yourself, and have much to offer others too.

I look forward to discussing more photos with you soon.

Un abrazo.

Paul
 
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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:45 am

congrats Andres!
This is my favorite

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RE: My 100th Picture On A.net (Warning: Self Gloss)

Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:18 am

Hola Andres otra vez!

Many congratulations. I like your photos too, and I am glad to see that you had such excellent help on the way as that coming from Paul Markman. (He helped me as well when I needed it most and still does.) The best thing is that your own skills will grow very fast now, as a photographer and editor. And how lovely it is to see the nature surrounding your aircraft.
Best wishes,
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