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© Michael Ball
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UploadedAugust 23, 2009
TakenAugust 16, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D60
Exposure1/80 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length140 mm
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Tomorrow (Aug. 24th) marks a year for me on JPG. It has truly been an experience. Through all the ups and downs, I have gained some wonderful friends. Friends who have given me advice and helped me grow. Just like the building, I am getting old and as we get older we reflect back on the past. I am truly grateful for all the inspiration and support you all have given me over the past year. Though we are separated by cities, states, and countries, we are here to share our passion for photography. Thank you and may you always know "You've got a friend"! :)

Just across the road.

60 responses

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    great reflection so well done Michael!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    FABRET my friend!!!! Thank you too. : )

  • Ed Puskas

    Ed Puskas gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful image, love the mist on the water

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    A beautiful shot with wonderful sentiments! Happy Anniversary, Michael!

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Thank you as well for inspiring me! and I love this with the old patina tcolours!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Really nice photo and sentiment in your description. I passed my first anniversary with JPG last month and I too am grateful for this last year with the JPG community and the many friends that I have made and the help that I have been given and I hope that I have given some help to someone else in return.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Gee, one would think you are a sensitive guy!! GOOD FOR YOU!! This is a splendid, artistic composition, Mike (a real friend).

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett said (23 Aug 2009):

    P.S. I didn't realize that I've been on JPG longer than you!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Great shot, Mike. I have to go and listen to JT before writing my comment. Love that song, my favorite much more now. I think, I have more friends here that I interact everyday. Happy anniversary, my friend.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    OH,,,love this,,love the song too, and Happy Anniversary LOL..., it has been over a year for me as well, and it has been a ride so far,,love it.., a community all on its own and from all over..enjoy..

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    My anniversary was last month and I am so glad to have made you as a friend on JPG! This is a beautiful shot and you always inspire me.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) said (23 Aug 2009):

    LOL! I love Warren's link!!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    happy anniversary!!! fabulous photo to mark the occasion!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Happy Anniversary, Mike. Thank you for sharing your beautiful world. I have learned so much from you. This is a beautiful shot. The reflections are gorgeous. I think many of us can relate to the old building..I know I can. You are a good friend, and I hope you count me as one of yours.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Oh Michael, how time goes by so fast, I am really surprised to see that I have been here a little longer than you, I always imagined that you had been in JPG forever. What beautiful sentiments together with another of your creative captures full of meaning? I count my blessings as having you as one of my friends and thank you for all your support and caring. We are lucky to have such a wonderful community of friends I do so agree. Happy Anniversary and I wish you many more to come and look forward with relish to your new postings.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    You don't know how many times you have inspired me with your wonderful photography, Michael...It is people like you who have made the journey here on JPG worth trying our best to do our best...Thank you so much for your encouragement and support. God bless you!

  • A F

    A F gave props (23 Aug 2009):


  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Happy Anniversary, my friend...... I've been here just over a year myself.... I feel the very same way..... YOU have been an inspiration for many of us.... keeping me on my toes when it comes to our hummingbirds :) I can't thank you enough for your encouragement and your friendship!!

  • Joel Mcafee

    Joel Mcafee (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    I truely enjoy you sharing your part of the world with us. Also the inspiration you have given me by your kind comments and support. Hope there are many more years of being able to share our world with you as well as yours with us. Bless you !

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    OMG..... I got so caught up .... I didn't mention just how FABULOUS this photo is!!! another favorite!!!

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    Glad you decided to join a year ago Michael. You have provided us all with wonderful photographic images, inspiration and generous comments and support. This is a wonderful shot to celebrate your anniversary. It looks like a ix of B&W and colour and is just fantastic.

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (23 Aug 2009):

    GORGEOUS image, Mike... just like all the others you've been posting the past 364 days!! Everything you've said goes double for us!! You've been a wonderful friend... supportive, encouraging, humorous, etc…. and you’ve been an inspiring and shining example of what a JPGer SHOULD be in every way. Happy Anniversary, my friend… and my best wishes for your photographic success here and anywhere else you choose to apply your skilled eye, natural talents, and superiffic technical abilities!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    A great shot to celebrate your anniversary, thanks for a whole year of wonderful photography, and all your encouragement and humour, one of my favourite songs too, to start my day..

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    HAPPY ANNIVERSAY TO YOU! I for one am glad I havecome to know you around here...Your work is truly an inspiration and you are always ready to help and give me MUCH NEEDED advice some times...Thank you for all your inspiring work and friendship! Oh and this photo is amazing..What a great find!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    OK, now that you've got me blubbering, I'll wish you a Happy Anniversary, too. May the marriage of your technical expertise and the diversity of your subject matter continue to produce the qualitiy photos to which we have become accustomed! (How's that for a card?) LOL

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    happy anniversary, mike! thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures and your big heart. you make jpg, and the world, a better place! cheers!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    Wonderful work of art.


    JOE FAILK gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    Great photo to cap first year or to start your second. Looking foward tomany more great photos

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    Happy Anniversary, Mike, and what a terrific shot in celebration of it. The way I see it you represent the best of JPG: photography that feeds the soul as well as a feast for the eye, plus you're a great teacher and friend to many. Thanks so much for your friendship and continuing support and encouragement :-)

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (24 Aug 2009):

    Great photo. Happy Anniversary!

  • Margherita Bettinelli

    Margherita Bettinelli gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    Happy anniversary! Nice shot! =)

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    Beautiful words and beautiful shot as always...

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    Very beautiful!

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    really outstanding

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2009):

    Very beautiful and touching, Mike! Both the photograph and the words. Happy anniversary, and may you celebrate many more here on JPG!!!

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (26 Aug 2009):

    Mike, you have to submit this in a theme.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (28 Aug 2009):

    WOW what wonderful words to go with this most outstanding image!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (28 Aug 2009):

    Clicked post to quickly...thank you Michael for all of the inspiration and support you have given me in the last year! You ROCK!

  • Bermi Shutter

    Bermi Shutter gave props (28 Aug 2009):


  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (28 Aug 2009):

    Thankyou Michael, we really are a community of friends:) Great photo by the way!

  • Melissa Harding

    Melissa Harding gave props (28 Aug 2009):

    Another spectacular shot. wonderful in everyway

  • Alan Nakamoto

    Alan Nakamoto gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    Awesome capture! Like the bit of fog over the water...

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (11 Sep 2009):

    Fabulous shot and sentiment Michael and thank you for all the wonderful photos you have posted here over the last year:))

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    I still love this shot so much!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    Beautiful photo, Michael! And a beautiful tribute to friends.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    I am glad you decided to use this image for the backyard theme, Michael!...Very beautiful entry!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    Very cool entry.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    back to say amazing entry, Mike!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    Ditto Mike

  • marilu

    marilu (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2009):

    Lovely scene! Great work!

  • Christopher Harland

    Christopher Harland gave props (30 Sep 2009):

    Lovely. Calming peaceful image. Thanks for sharing.

  • rory adityawan

    rory adityawan said (1 Oct 2009):

    what a beautifull color.. love it much...

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (6 Oct 2009):

    What a warm and beautiful sentiment! Congratulations on passing the one year mark!! :) And the photo is just beautiful!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (7 Oct 2009):

    very sweet!!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (21 Oct 2009):

    This is some backyard! Happy belated anniversary :-)

  • John Sweeney

    John Sweeney gave props (18 Jan 2012):

    Another excellent composition!

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