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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 Panoramio friend,

Google is going to kill Panoramio! For more information please refer to your forums!

The group ! VIEWS ? No, thanks ! is your protest group!

And please sign the Petition Google: Keep The Panoramio Community Alive from the founders of Panoramio, Eduardo und José to Google and spread it!

Wake up!

Let you know all your friends!

Thank you very much for your support!

Un nuovo LIKE per questa bellissima immagine. Ciao, Luca.

Great!

Google anounced that they will close Panoramio! So, please,

Keep The Panoramio Community Alive

Sign this petition, if you have not already done so

Best wishes, Wingertsknorze

Nice composition! Interesting shot! Like!

Thank you for your visits & kind comments.

Have a good weekend, LudMila

URGENT : We can save Panoramio ! Signing the PETITION form we can keep our beloved Panoramio alive !!!
We need minimum 10,000 signatures, but we can reach MUCH MORE !

L beste Grüße aus St. Pantaleon

Dear friends, the ones worried about Panoramio

It's unbelievable here's gonna be stopped.

I want them to let us go on our memories made when travels around the world and sharing here with friends in Panoramio.

Now it's the time to support Panoramio and tell them we LOVE here.

Monika Ho cancellato tutte quelle che erano state selezionate da Google Earth, dunque, soltanto rimangono quelle che non hanno nessun interes per la gente di Google.

Buona sera, D.

It’s so simple : Do you want Panoramio alive ? Sign the petition form and spread please this link. We need minimum 10.000 signatures !


C’est tout simple : Voulez vous que Panoramio reste en vie ? Signez la forme de pétition et diffusez si vous pouvez ce lien. Nous avons besoin un minimum de 10.000 signatures !


Es tan simple : ¿ Quieres viva Panoramio ? Firma el formulario de petición y difundir por favor este enlace. Necesitamos a partir de 10.000 firmas !


É tão simples : Você quer Panoramio vivo ? Assine o formulário de petição e espalhar por favor este link. Precisamos mínimos de 10.000 assinaturas !


È così semplice : Vuoi viva Panoramio ? Firma la petizione e diffondere per favore questo link. Abbiamo bisogno di minimo 10.000 firme !


Είναι τόσο απλό : Θέλετε το Panoramio να επιβιώσει ? Υπογράψτε την αίτηση και διαδώστε τον σύνδεσμο αυτό. Χρειαζόμαστε 10.000 υπογραφές !

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