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jpg meet up november 2011

sedona red rock 2
oh that bridge!!
it's snowing!
a view at the mission
mary's lanterns
sunrise glow
ride 'em cowboy!
hello everyone!!!
superstition mountains
at the canyon- jpg meet up

on november 2nd, i traveled 1300 miles to meet 22 friends i had never met in person.

we spent a week in arizona laughing, talking, shooting, eating and just being together. i am honored to be included in this jpg family. people from all walks of life, from near and far, coming together through the love of photography. it is a funny, loving, caring, quirky bunch! and i wouldn't trade any one of them!!

our fabulous hostess, mary, arranged a week of memories i will never forget. our fearless leader, richard, kept us on track or some of us might still be there! i learned about my friends, my photography and about myself. and i had my super roomie, litz (i'm not sure how she put up with me)!

the places and subjects we photographed are nothing new or different, but seeing them through the eyes of friends teaches me. so many of the shots from this meet up are similar since we were at the same places at the same time, but the differences of composition, pov, cropping, lighting etc. are exciting to see.

seeing the world through these wonderful people's eyes is a gift.

judy, rosie, lynda, peter, lori, ann, regenia, leslie, matt, litz, dawn, richard, jimmy, betty, susan, michelle, susan, don, mary, linda, victor, ioana

thank you!

13 responses

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    It was a truly special week, I loved to meet everyone, I will never forget out special times. A great story and fab pics!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    What a beautiful story you've written! It truly was an incredible experience, full of fun, laughter and wonderful memories. Definitely giving this story and photos a BIG yes vote!!

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch said (20 Nov 2011):

    ThumbsUp for a nice write up !

  • Pete Jeffers

    Pete Jeffers gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    It was a really fantastic week and so hard to believe that we had never met in person before, only via this website! a good story, definitely gets my vote!!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    This is a fantastic photo essay, roomie! Everything you wrote are true. I think you speak for all of us. You are a wonderful and most considerate roomie I ever had! Thank you too!

  • diana a

    diana a   said (20 Nov 2011):

    aw linda, thanks for the nomination!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    Wow Diana.... this is such a nice write up. And all true.... I have to date, made all the meet-ups, have to say they are like meeting extended family. Somehow through our photos, we've shared more, than mere friends share. You guys are the very best!! Your photos are exceptional also!! Hugs!!!

  • diana a

    diana a   said (20 Nov 2011):

    just for fun, i've added links to all the mary's lantern photos under mine.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (20 Nov 2011):

    did I say I voted?

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (21 Nov 2011):

    NICE! GMV!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (25 Nov 2011):

    Super story...I wasn't there, but I was there in spirit :) One day I will meet All of you. *VOTED*

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (1 Dec 2011):

    Wonderful story and it sounds like you had a great time..Your excellent pictures testify to all that you took in during the week...You have my vote!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (26 Feb 2012):


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