PICT0001 (1 year-anniversary)

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December 21, 2005

Well, dear people near and far:
BIG DAY! Today exactly one year ago I decided to join the craziness that is flickr.
Had no idea really what I was getting myself into! :)

But here I am, 1 year later - having picked up a thing or two about photography thanks to all of your shining examples, and finally with my very own, real, cool camera! (early xmas present to myself! :P) - so as a one-time only event you get the very first frame shot with my new toy, entirely unedited (and taken on 100% automatic setting! ;)

Thanks to all of you, my contacts above all, for making this year on flickr an amazing ride! Thank you for all of your inspiration and your continuous feedback that have helped me tremendously in at least starting to develop a certain photographic style.

I'm frankly amazed about what cool and caring new friends I've been able to make in this interesting community. Meeting a bunch of you in real life has been a real treat and I'm hoping to meet more of you as time goes on of course!

Thank you for a year's worth of comments, views and favorites! - You guys rock!

And thanks to my dad for letting me use his old 3.3MP Olympus (pictured here...well the camera, not my dad! - most of the photos in this stream up to now are taken with it) to experiment with!

sincerely yours!
phil hilfiker

Note: This post seems to have sparked a series of related photos in various places. Currently available:


more to come?...

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  1. anita gt 106 months ago | reply

    That is so sweet of you to dedicate a photo to your contacts and friends!! ....I love the rose touch ;) ...and had fun watching the "tributes" to your photo! :P
    Very good picture!!

  2. xtlresearch 97 months ago | reply

    Cute & creative...!

  3. giuli@ 97 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called i fotografi (si deve vedere la macchina fotografica nella foto!), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

  4. Gry 97 months ago | reply

    Don Juan ..?! :-)

  5. Maly B. 96 months ago | reply

    Guapeton! :P

  6. ~MystiFy~ 96 months ago | reply

    wowwwww...!!way to go man...!1

  7. Le Jhe 93 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Straight From The Card, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group... if this really isn't photoshoped, cropped, or modified.

    Found in a search. (?)

  8. bubbleinsights 91 months ago | reply

    FFP Award
    You are my favorite,please add this great 5+ fav photo to
    Flickr Favorite Photographers(5+ fav/comment 3/invite 2)

  9. Sarah M Stewart 88 months ago | reply

    Hi, just a quick note to thank you for this image. I have used it as an image on my blog: sarah-stewart.blogspot.com/2007/12/when-using-flickr-imag...

    cheers Sarah

  10. Fallon Deshotels 88 months ago | reply

    ooohhhhh... I really like this. Very HOT ;-)

  11. Maly B. 88 months ago | reply

    Hey! so you better show up tomorrow with one of those in your lips, but you can leave the camera for later ;) That way you will have free hands to hug meeeee!
    mmmmwa mmmwa mmmmmwa!

  12. Capnia 87 months ago | reply

    Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Guy-Mirror y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

  13. **sirop 84 months ago | reply

    Lovely! ;)


    I'd love to have your photo added to

    lovely camera people

  14. ♀ Winged One ♀(off flying somewhere) 74 months ago | reply

    I love it:)
    I did a tag search and found you. I hope you do not mind an invite to a group I just started.
    I find you to be inspirational!
    You are invited to post your image:

    I Reflect I

  15. americanmanhood 66 months ago | reply

    Let's have one strand askew, Phil ... nothing in life has any business being perfect.

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