Picture Development: This image is from a shooting with my photobuddy
Mace 2000. We had a great time and a lot of fun, while fighting thousands of migdes.
Personal Message : Over the last few weeks my stream has been watched quite often compared to the times before. I have been more activ here on flickr and I am quite overwhelmed with the feedback and the quality of it. And that's good and I am thankful for that.
But there is another thing that happens when your streams gets popular and that was the thing I was fighting over the last weeks : Comparing yourself with other photographers in terms of "better than...". That mindset creates some unsound pride in your soul and I knew that this would fight back. Because if you draw your identity and your felicity out of the popularity of your flickr-stream it will hurt badly in times when it isn't popular and you dont get the feedback you expected.
Recognizing that was kind of an "Awakening" I and thought about how to deal with it. I am still not at the end of that race but of my goals is : To know that I am a good photographer whether my stream is popular or not. And the consequenze of that will be: To stop comparing my images with others because I will not have to ;) .
Thanks for reading until here ;) .