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© Natalie S
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UploadedJune 8, 2008
MakeOlympus Optical Co.,ltd
Exposure1/40 sec at f/2.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.6 mm
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Choosing one JPG member that inspires me is impossible. There are too many out there that inspire me everyday, and for (sometimes vastly) various reasons: Steve H., Photography Seven, Portia S, Jolinda, Tomas A, Hector O, Pilar CiG, Peggy Sue, Norman BC, Henk S, Aquiles, Jay S, Mark G, Jason P, Jessica H., Jean Pierre, Amy S, Glenn B, Nelson C, Jessie M just to name a few . . . as there are so many more. And each have their own subject matter they creatively and passionately display supremely well. So choosing a tribute to one is just impossible.

There are two who have been consistently and/or patiently supportive with feedback and guidance that I wish to highlight and thank with this latest photo: JEFFREY BOUCHER and SIMON LE.

If it weren't for Jeffrey, I wouldn't be on JPG. He introduced me to this site and has been a support from the beginning with comments and advice. He has inspired me to keep going when at times I've wanted to just bag it.

Simon Le has taught me new things - and I am an OLD dog who doesn't like learning new tricks. He has inspired me to learn.

Behind this photo - Jeffrey introduced me to this fabulous wine, and Simon taught me the aging effect I love so much. So, to Jeffrey and Simon - this is for you and THANK YOU.

23 responses

  • Simon Le

    Simon Le gave props (8 Jun 2008):

    Natalie, this is sooo sweet of you! Awesome shot & I don't know if I deserve that bottle of wine :) But I love the shot a lot! Great composition, lighting & tone! Great work Natalie!!! Thank you!!!

  • * Jeff Boucher

    * Jeff Boucher said (8 Jun 2008):

    Very cool composition Natalie, The bottle color does well with Simons technique. I am glad you were inspired by the both of us.
    The photo is wonderful as well as the essay. I only wish I had the apple pie I took in trade for the Two hands. I can taste it now with my Starbucks.
    Many props to your evolving photos. I think you have found your niche.
    Well Done!

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle said (9 Jun 2008):

    Thank you so much Natalie, I am honored and flattered,I just do what I do and to inspire others with my work means more to me than words can describe.
    Great shot and a fantastic wine to boot, Sepia works very well with this one, It would make a great advertising piece!

  • Glenn Buzbee

    Glenn Buzbee said (9 Jun 2008):

    Wow, I am blown away to be included among those names on your list of JPGers who provide you with inspiration. Seems to me you are mighty gracious and a great encourager.
    And what a nice visual compliment you've given to both Jeffrey and Simon.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt said (9 Jun 2008):

    WonderWoman- Knows what a dip stick is, can pick out a fine wine for any occasion, raise 3 children, prepare a multi course meal without the need to consult a cookbook and takes a great photo.....ohmyohmyohmy........1 more...can match her pearls with almost anything ;)

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    Natalie, I am deeply humbled and honored! I agree with Steven, this would make a great ad photo, and red is my favorite :) Love the shot Natalie as well as the narrative that came with it!

  • Photography Seven

    Photography Seven said (9 Jun 2008):

    Nat girl
    thanks a million

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    great idea.... fantastic combinations of techniques... yes, you has a fabulous group of people who support matter what... thanks

  • Amy Jo Schuster

    Amy Jo Schuster gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    Natalie, I too am greatly honored to be among those names. You are a wonderfully amazing photographer and I love seeing new photos. This shot is really great. The color, the crispness, the composition - all superb. Thank you!

  • Pilar Coll i Gatells

    Pilar Coll i Gatells said (9 Jun 2008):

    Brindis // Toast . . .gracies Natalie!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland said (9 Jun 2008):

    A fantastic shot Natalie! I am truly honored to be listed with these other great photographers. I'm just like everyone else, flattered that my work has provided inspiration for you. Thank you so much for thinking of me.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    How lovely! Lets all sit down by the river and have a glass of wine!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    This is just gorgeous, great one Nat & thanks for helping her Simon; if he doesn't want the wine, send it my way! :-)

  • Jay Stockhaus

    Jay Stockhaus (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful photo. Great tones and DoF. I so honored that you included me in this great list of photographers that have inspired you.

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    This is beautiful and an honor to be part of your inspiration!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2008):

    Thank you for this nice photo

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S said (9 Jun 2008):

    This was meant for all of you to just know that your work inspires - I am overwhelmed by all of your wonderful comments - you guys are THE BOMB - Jason, I'm still smiling.

  • Maria Gonzalez

    Maria Gonzalez gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    Cheers to you Natalie, for you are always so kind and generous with all those wonderful comments and support. All the best to you!!!!

  • Julie Norris

    Julie Norris gave props (19 Jun 2008):

    What a wonderful tribute! Beautiful photo!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Jul 2008):

    God, that looks good.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    Wonderful tribute and SUPER photo!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Aug 2008):

    this is a woinderful tribute,Great composition!

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (11 Aug 2011):

    Wonderful photo and tribute!

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