James Michener and I

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I joined Focus on Photography shortly after it started. I met many of the old POTN members slowly migrating here. It seems to me that us 'refugees' got a new lease in motivation and we are posting a lot more photos from our archives.

I'd like to recognize Focus on Photography for this.

It reminded me a story by James Michener, one of my favorites, about the old tree that was brought back to life by spiking it with 8 rusty nails (8 decades of life?...). I'd like you to read Michener's words in the following excerpt:


Thank you FoP creators
 
we are posting a lot more photos from our archives.
Yep. It's kinda like starting over which is fine with me. Many of the photos I edited 10 years ago need a "fresh" based on new skills I have learned!

So, count on me to drive you guys nuts! :D
 
I joined Focus on Photography shortly after it started. I met many of the old POTN members slowly migrating here. It seems to me that us 'refugees' got a new lease in motivation and we are posting a lot more photos from our archives.

I'd like to recognize Focus on Photography for this.

It reminded me a story by James Michener, one of my favorites, about the old tree that was brought back to life by spiking it with 8 rusty nails (8 decades of life?...). I'd like you to read Michener's words in the following excerpt:


Thank you FoP creators
I agree. There is a vibe here that I have not felt on POTN for a long time. Like we built a new house, moved over and we can't wait to start filling the rooms with our stuff. It's terribly sad that POTN will disappear but maybe the rusty nails that were driven in our community as a result have given it new life indeed.

I enjoyed the read, Gerry. Thanks for that. I read a number of Michener's books, long time ago, when I was young. He was a good storyteller.
 
I agree. There is a vibe here that I have not felt on POTN for a long time. Like we built a new house, moved over and we can't wait to start filling the rooms with our stuff. It's terribly sad that POTN will disappear but maybe the rusty nails that were driven in our community as a result have given it new life indeed.

I enjoyed the read, Gerry. Thanks for that. I read a number of Michener's books, long time ago, when I was young. He was a good storyteller.
Seems me folks are having a lot more "fun" here.

To be honest POTN seems a little "stiff"...I wasn't nearly as active there in the last year+ because I did't want to be.

"...people are demanding" ... I should put that in my sig! Except I have all sigs turned off! :sneak:
 
I joined Focus on Photography shortly after it started. I met many of the old POTN members slowly migrating here. It seems to me that us 'refugees' got a new lease in motivation and we are posting a lot more photos from our archives.

I'd like to recognize Focus on Photography for this.

It reminded me a story by James Michener, one of my favorites, about the old tree that was brought back to life by spiking it with 8 rusty nails (8 decades of life?...). I'd like you to read Michener's words in the following excerpt:


Thank you FoP creators
Thanx for the good read however, I am not sticking 8 rusty nails into my trunk no matter how effective. :)
 
I have sort of had a rekindling of interest in photography though. I have been going through many of my old photos and processing ones I had earlier either skipped over or rejected. Tools have become so much better than when I first started going digital.
 
Welcome Gerry, I’m also happy I found this group, figured after POTN, we would all disappear and be scattered
 
I joined Focus on Photography shortly after it started. I met many of the old POTN members slowly migrating here. It seems to me that us 'refugees' got a new lease in motivation and we are posting a lot more photos from our archives.

I'd like to recognize Focus on Photography for this.

It reminded me a story by James Michener, one of my favorites, about the old tree that was brought back to life by spiking it with 8 rusty nails (8 decades of life?...). I'd like you to read Michener's words in the following excerpt:


Thank you FoP creators
A lovely and poignant passage. Thank you for sharing, Gerry. While I, nature willing, have a few more decades ahead of me before the atoms in my body are repurposed, the sentiments in the excerpt definitely resonated. I have read a lot of Michener but not this book. I will seek it out.
 
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