Well, this is my 100th. I've been on Flickr since January 11 of this year and I couldn't be happier with the progress I've made in that time. I've always enjoyed photography but Flickr seemed to bring that to a completely new level. It's been such an amazing source of inspiration, support, and accountability. Who knew how many unbelievable photographers there were out there?! It's overwhelming and awe-inspiring to see what so many people are capable of.
As for what I've learned about myself over this period of time, it's this: I can do anything. And I don't mean that in a arrogant or boastful manner; I mean, given enough time and motivation nothing is impossible. No style or lighting technique or post-processing is out of my grasp. My first attempt might not be amazing, but I can certainly get there in time. And I'm willing to bet money that that's true for every single person out there. And that gives me so much hope. That makes me very excited about the future.
As for this picture (which has not be stretched or warped), well, it's a bit grotesque if you ask me. It's true, I do need more sleep, but look at me... I'm hideous! I tried to come up with something super special for my 100th, but the cats were not big on cooperating the other night, so I did a little fisheye distortion (my first big lens purchase! everyone thought I was crazy for spending that much on a fisheye) combined with my new present, the SB-600 external flash (and my PS Lomo plugin). I think it came out pretty fun... but I really can't look at it for too long. Gross.
Anyway, thanks to everyone who ever visits my photostream or comments or favorites or anything. You guys are awesome and mean the world to me.
View On Black... if you dare. But I wouldn't recommend it.