Wednesday, 16 June 2010

One Year Later – 16 June

A year ago tomorrow I started putting together this blog although the first post didn’t appear until a few days later. Today, I am overwhelmed to see that it has attracted over 8,500 visitors from all over the world. Today, also, I want to say “thank you” to all of you who stop by and especially to those of you who leave comments here or on Twitter or Facebook - thank you for taking the time and trouble to so do. I really appreciate your feedback.

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I wondered about trying to find a few favourite photos from the last twelve months but selecting them just become more and more difficult as the anniversary approached – instead, just one photograph – Joss with his dogs, Tich & Spy on a November day on Buck Barrow above Wast Water in Wasdale. This wasn’t a carefully composed landscape or a scene I had in mind beforehand; it was simply a snapshot taken as he turned to walk away from looking at a sheep on a ledge below us. Only much later did I realise it seems to capture something of the essence of a man at one with his surroundings and it remains the my evocative image of the last year.

6 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing updates on your blog Ian. What a fabulous image of Joss. Happy Birthday by the way! DT

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  2. Thanks Andrew, and for my own birthday wishes too.

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  3. Aye, that picture of Joss would be top choice in my collection too, a remarkable man who moulds perfectly into his remarkable surroundings.

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  4. Brilliant photo Ian, really captures the feel of Joss in his own environment.

    Always found your blog a great read with fantastic photos.

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  5. belated blog birthday wishes. hope you continue to record your adventures in such an inspiring way.

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