Hello my devious, deviant friends, I wonder how many of you are still here, still following or still caring about anything I have to say after all this time I have been away
The thing is that there has been a lot of traveling around this past few months (not complaining of course)
which made DA messages pile up (not complaining of course)
which caused some anxiety attacks whenever I returned home about how on earth I was going to reply, thank, comment, watch, younameit
which was resolved by simply doing nothing
which resulted in feeling too ashamed even to post something new
and the messages kept piling up
vicious, devious circle.
Anyway, this is just to share the good news with anyone still here, still following and still caring enough to read Contest News
I am the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011 Gardens and Plants category winner
! Autumn Interlude
got to the first place Print News
My first photo-book LightScapes
has just been published and is available on Blurb.You can leaf through it and tell me what you think and/or buy it
Also available as prints on DeviantArt are two calendars, a collaboration with *KirlianCamera
Last, my image Relax
, my first Daily Deviation here, is featured in this month's Digital Camera World "Hotshots".
And before I sign off, just to make one thing very clear
I didn't neglect DeviantArt because I don't care about your comments, your love and support anymore, quite the opposite. I care too much which makes me feel bad to leave them without proper response. It's much easier to share, respond and thank people in Google+ or Facebook and it's much easier to post to 1x, 500px or Flickr without having to respond to every comment since no one expects any reply out of you. Still, I'm not forgetting that I owe my whole new life and what I am today to DeviantArt, for more than just one reasons. I don't want to sound mushy so I'll leave it to that, just know that I've read your comments and I'm very grateful for all of them, for all the faves, the watches, the features, the encouraging words, the enthusiastic remarks, it's just not possible for me to reply individually at this point so I hope that one big, heartfelt THANK YOU is enough for you. I know it isn't for me, but that's all I can do for the time being.
Signing off here, have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, be ridiculously happy, be stubbornly positive no matter what and BE NICE