My swan song.....

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© Susan Littlefield
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UploadedJanuary 8, 2015
TakenJanuary 8, 2015
ModelCanon EOS 60D
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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My first, probably my last for 2015......

In my estimation, the new site is not an improvement, and is much more tedious to navigate. The digital magazine vs the printed magazine….not even worth discussing.

I know my uploads are ‘outside the box’, but people do seem to appreciate the humor. The world needs more humor, more things to laugh about, yet I have had photos removed because they don’t abide by the rules.

On the other side of that coin…...I have my filter in place so that I do not have to view the uploads that contain nudity. I realize that some folks want to see the nudes and that’s fine, but my decision not have to view them should receive just as much consideration. Not only do I continue to see nudes posted without being filtered, they're also spotlighted which means they show up randomly on pages I am viewing. When I report them using JPG’s process, often days go by without anything being done. To me, that’s flaunting the rules.

In closing, I would like to thank everyone for sharing their photos with me, and for all of the likes, faves and comments. Your reactions to my work has meant the world to me!

A giant thank you to Donnafor spotlighting this photo!! ❤

And another giant thank you to Barbara for the Photo of the Week nomination!!❤

35 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (8 Jan 2015):

    Susan, I will miss your wonderful sense of humor. You have always made me laugh when I am down. I wish you, the bees,and the little people, good luck wherever you go.:-) You were one of the first people on JPG to send me a message, and I will never forget that or you. Don't know what else to say except Love ya, and God Bless!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    great entry....

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    I am devastated but not 100% surprised. The change , although long coming is tricky to navigate, maybe it is me? I love your work and loved out comments and chats, you are a true blessing will be missed by so many. Keep doing your own thing and I know I will see you and your great images and creativity again. Hugs Lynn

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    Susan, I'm hearing you! I've loved your posts and humor and it will be sorely missed. I don't know how much longer I will be here. There are fewer and fewer people posting and it's gotten to the point where this site has moved down on my priority list, as it seems to be for a lot of folks now. Hopefully we won't loose touch, my friend!

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A said (8 Jan 2015):

    This is my first visit to this sight in almost 2 years........ for THAT very reason, I left.... the same thing is STILL going on now! I have to thank JPG for bringing us together, Susan!! See you on FB!! Love you!!

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (8 Jan 2015):

    This site will lose someone very special.... the laughter you brought to all of us will be sorely missed..... BTW...your swan song is amazing though I must admit sad.... I hate to see you go, Susan...

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    Love the shot! I hope you can find a way to work things out with the site admin instead of leaving. You will be missed...

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    Oh Susan, I feel badly that you are leaving...You've brought so much humor which is needed in this world and I have loved your work and your efforts for keeping everyone happy. God bless you always.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    Hugs G friend. It seems I too have drifted off in posting. Site just does not feel the same. You will be missed :(

  • Kathryn Meyer

    Kathryn Meyer gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    Sad to see this, Susan, though you are going out with the same flair you've maintained throughout. I hope you will leave your gallery intact so we can continue to enjoy it. I agree with you on the site changes -- for the sake of change, not improvement -- and you are totally right on the nudes. I have thought of leaving myself, because I do not feel my pictures get the recognition they deserve, though I am grateful for every view, "like," prop, favorite, and comment. Hope you will continue to post on Facebook. Would love to meet you face to face some day. Thanks for all your many contributions.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (8 Jan 2015):

    Awwww, so saddening !!! You have been a great contributor! Your humor, the absolute best! Tearfully wishing this wasn't so!!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (8 Jan 2015):

    Sorry to learn of your decision to leave. I wish you would reconsider, but understand where you're coming from. I love your 'outside the box' sense of humor and how skillfully you present it! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you all the best in the future.. I will genuinely miss your presence here!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (9 Jan 2015):


  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey said (9 Jan 2015):

    This is a sad day for JPG. Your posts were the bright spot I looked forward to each day. I do hope that you will let us know if you find another site to post your exceptional work. I also hope to see you and JImmy at another meet-up! Thanks for your wonderful posts!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield said (9 Jan 2015):

    Thank you all for your wonderful, thoughtful, heartfelt comments which I appreciate more than you could ever know. Your friendship means so much to me, and I'm delighted that I will see most of you on FB. I'm not deleting my account here......hope springs eternal.
    ❤ ❤ ❤

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (9 Jan 2015):

    This was my first photography site. I still have my very first upload among my photos. Over the years I've watched many of my contacts leave this site for one reason or another. I will remain, but I understand why so many feel they have to leave...Rock on Susan...Rock on...

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (9 Jan 2015):

    well this sucks!!! I love you art. It make me laugh. Frist and forever I love you Susan. I hate you are leaving this site. I do respect your decision.... hugs !!! See you on FB!!!!!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (9 Jan 2015):

    Susan, I love your sense of humor and for sure I will miss you... but I understand you and respect your decision. All the best!

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (10 Jan 2015):

    Sometimes not quite Understand the message, we separate different cultures, but are always appreciate the initiative and creativity of imagination. I hope not to lose hope of seeing your images.Salut i llum

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (10 Jan 2015):

    OH Susan, you will be missed. I love your sense of humor and creativity. I don't like navigating the new JPG either…...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece said (10 Jan 2015):

    Susan, I am so sad to hear that you are leaving the site : (. You have the very best humor and that will be sorely missed, my friend!!! There are several things that I do not like about JPG that I do not think is fair to us. The most recent is why did a new member with just 1 comment get the honor of having the Photo of the Week? It seems there is no reason for us to comment or vote if JPG not only nominates a photo but makes it Photo of the Week! That is a slap in the face to all that were nominated for the Photo of the Week and had plenty of comments and votes to qualify for the honor. And this frustrating "improvement" on the main page that is very difficult to navigate. Also not making a safe filter mandatory on nude photos. Even when we report them they are not always covered with the filter. However, over the years that I have been on JPG I have formed some good friendships that I want to keep up with and exchange comments with each other, so I plan to stick in there with them. So Susan, best of luck, I really understand why you are leaving.

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (13 Jan 2015):

    What can I say that hasn't already been said. Always loved your photos and the interlect behind your comments. Check back and maybe things will change. All the best, ps where will you post your photos in the future?

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag said (14 Jan 2015):

    You will be missed here on JPG but will always remain in our hearts Susan!! You were the only one who made me laugh and smile on this site! Producing humour is the hardest job and you have done it with finesse! I salute you. And yes I too absolutely agree with you about the unfiltered nudity. Its sad how the admin doesn't look into it. And I too find this new navigation very unfriendly!
    But I am an optimistic person and so I hope one day you'll return among your friends who love you so much!! Hugs and love!!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (17 Jan 2015):

    Sorry to see you go also, always a good laugh with your humor here.

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols said (20 Jan 2015):

    I am so sorry to see you go. I have to agree about the new layout. It is difficult to navigate and I find it irritating. However, this is still the place where I have met some of the greatest you. Your work has given me some great laughs and smiles over the years and I will miss you. Please keep your page here so that we can continue to look back. I know there are probably hundreds that I have missed as I often get so busy. Best of luck to you, Susan. You are a treasure. My contact info is on my profile page here. Let me know where you go, if you do and XO.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (21 Jan 2015):

    I came back here in hopes that you may have returned...We really miss you and the laughs you
    provided is a treasure and a pleasure for many of us..But do what you feel is best for you...
    God bless you and thank you for all that you have done over the years.

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (6 Feb 2015):

    Susan, I hear what you're saying and I miss you and other artists who have left the site. Your swan song was brilliant as an image.

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (9 Feb 2015):

    You can't leave...who is going to make me laugh??? Won't you reconsider please? Yes, there are some annoying things on JPG but for that reason we need people like you to add a positive!!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (26 Mar 2015):

    I Like your tiny people, Susan!

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (1 May 2015):

    Delicate as a Japanese painting.

  • Nasrin Tajadod

    Nasrin Tajadod gave props (30 Mar 2016):


  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (15 May 2016):

    I am certainly with you on all counts. I do not understand the random nudity that appears. Yet, when I posted Easter Peeps dedicated to breast awareness, they were marked as unsuitable for public consumption. Then more recently I posted a beautiful photo of an old rust gutter can in the category "Water Falls," which water does do through gutter cans, it was removed from the category as not relevant to the theme. Others in between maligned as well. If you go somewhere else, let me know b/c I LOVE your intellect and humor. Maybe Flickr? You are amazing!

  • Zen Sven

    Zen Sven said (1 Mar 2017):

    Nice :)

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (19 Jun 2017):

    You're still a hoot!

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