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I was initiated into the world of f. stops and shutter speeds at an early age by my father when he gave me my first camera. Until I was in Kindergarten, he developed and printed his own photos, but at that time he began using that relatively new photographic product Kodachrome because he loved the rich colour it gave, even though he disliked losing the control he had enjoyed in the darkroom. I supposed I received an informal photographic education as I watched him carefully frame his shots, and, for example, photograph tulips with the sunlight coming through them because the colour was more intense that way. ---------- In 1957 I began to use slide film, too, and a year later I received an amazing gift from a family friend: a trip to Europe, upon the occasion of my university graduation. In Germany I bought my first SLR (a Contaflex) at a time when they were fairly new on the popular market. Also on that trip, one of my travel companions gave a not entirely welcome boost to my informal photographic education: frequently when I raised my viewfinder to my eye, he would say disdainfully, "You aren't going to take a picture of THAT, are you?" Sometimes I did and sometimes I didn't, but his implied criticism raised my photographic consciousness. I realize now that I had assumed that an amateur photographer should record every sight of interest or significance whether or not this produced a good image. His comments started me along the long road of discerning what my photography was all about. Gradually over the decades I became less a reporter and more a seeker of images. ---------- At first I resisted digital photography because of my loyalty to the colours of slide film, but in 2004 I got my first digital camera. I was a quick convert to the editing that it made possible: now I could have colour AND control! ---------- Although my photographic interest and activity has gone back many decades, it was always only a minor theme in my life story. Born and educated in the United States, I moved to Canada when I married a Canadian. I have taught religious studies in colleges in the USA and Canada, worked in a church archives, and written articles and books mainly in the area of women and the church. I am now writing a biography of an interesting, feisty woman! But my husband's retirement has enabled us to travel a great deal in recent years, and this has given a great boost to my photographic interest and activity. ---------- I'm sorry this is so long. Thank you if you persisted!

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Dear Friend SABA BOY, Beautiful View, Excellent Shot,
Best Wishes From India,Kamalakar.
Thanks to all for your support . I was Shocked, disappointed a lot with Google decision on PANORAMIO ,Very very sad any how this is the time to say goodbye but Very hard to say Goodbye.....Time is running OUT...

Je viens d'ouvrir une page sur Ipernity. Je vous y attends tous. Amitiés, Christian

After the first petition with 10.500 signatures, in June 2015 Google said that "Panoramio will stay alive". Now just one year after that declaration, they decided to close Panoramio forever. Any sense of credibility is totally lost, together with our work !!!!!!!!!

I ask everyone to fight for the preservation of this platform! The address for your protest:

Alphabet Inc. Attn Corporate Secretary 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043 Email:

There is also a Final Petition in, but only with petitions we can't do anything, if Google doesn't want to hear anymore our voices.

Please share this message with your contacts, any mail and any signature counts! Please leave this message uncommented.

To all my Panofriends,

thank you so much for your many visits, comments and compliments! I am on my new account on ipernity and rarely on my old account on [flickr!( I hope to meet you again and wish you all best for the future,


To all my Panofriends,

thank you so much for your many visits, comments and compliments! I am on my new account on ipernity and rarely on my old account on [flickr!( I hope to meet you again and wish you all best for the future,


Thank you very much for all the time spent in my gallery, for all the comments! Thank you for your beautiful pictures, which, thanks to Panoramio I discovered!

I am very sorry that Panoramio ends its operations.

I would like to once again leave my comment under your photo, unfortunately under only one (lack of time)!

Thank you again and I wish you all the best !!

Greetings from Poland, Marek Stanek


Very beautiful picture! L+F.*

Thank you for sharing many years , with everyone of us, so many feelings and emotions. I loved the whole community. How can you get in a small cell computer a whole world of memories and emotions which are contained in the conversation of each photo, where we were all as one and one was the all community ?

I am from November 2008 and I thought Panoramio will be eternal. My best regards to you, you are one of my favorite photographers and I wish you all the best in world.


wonderful perspective!

Thanks, Karin. It is fascinating. Guy

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