2 million views! Thank you all for the fun, the comments, and the inspiration!
A big thank you to all of you! Ever since I decided to bring art to the web, it has opened up a new world to me.
First, I thank you for the art YOU have uploaded to this techno-Salon of Flickr and the Internet. You all continue to inspire me and I am always humbled whenever I take a trip over to the top photos for the day. This could either depress or inspire me -- but I actively choose the latter!
Second, I thank you for your excellent comments, including the critical feedback that helps me see things from various perspectives. I don't always have time to respond, but I do read the comments. I know less than 1% of people actually take the time to do it; so thank you all that take the time. Even if you don't comment... that's okay! I hope you keep seeing enough to return for more.
I've been fortunate enough to travel and meet many great photographers around the world, who have helped and forced me to get better. There are so many more of you I look forward to meeting someday... It's a long life, and I plan on getting there! :)
Third, I thank you guys that have started coming to the daily blog at www.StuckInCustoms.com to enjoy the larger size photographs. These Flickr ones are much too small by default; don't you agree? This has helped the blog continue to grow to well over a quarter million unique visits per month. I will try to keep up my promise of "One Beautiful Photo Per Day"! (please note I accidentally break this promise about 10-20 times a year).
Also, let me issue some apologies. See those unread emails at 20,107? I'm sorry but I just don't have time to get to all of them -- I hope you understand this. I feel VERY RUDE when I don't answer such nice emails...but I just literally don't know what to do about it! Additionally, Flickr has maxed out my contacts so I can not add any of you to mine -- this is very unfortunate and I wish they would make some exceptions on occasion! (contact me Flickr VPs... we have other things to talk about too).
Many of the emails ask about my Photo Processing technique, which I continue to evolve and update at this tutorial location: stuckincustoms.com/2006/06/06/548/ -- I hope you find it helpful.
Again, a sincere thanks!
I've lined up some stunners that I have been saving for the final two weeks of the year... stay tuned! :)