Stills V3

March 7, 2012

It’s time to go …

Filed under: Astrid — Astrid @ 10:14

Dear friends and Stills’ members,

you might have noticed that I haven’t been here for a while. The reason is not lack of images ;) – it’s the commenting. As you know, my mothertongue is not English, and my English descends from school (long ago :D); I find it really hard to comment every image more than “nice shot”, and then to clearly understand what others have written. It simply costs me too much time. In addition, I do not like to comment everything. If an image does not attract me, I am not able to write something about it. Shortly enough … I talked with John via mail concerning Stills, and we both said that maybe it is better for me to say Goodbye.

This is what I want to do now. I wish all of you a great time, much fun, many good photos (and cameras ;) ), and I hope Stills will blossom even more than now. (Images should be larger, though…) – and I will definitely look up Stills here and there.

All the best to you all!




  1. Fairwell Astrid. I have found your English to be very good, better than many of us that speak it everyday.

    This by the way is a fine picture, interesting to have light in the girls face and also as flare. Wonderful lines leading around left and right.

    Comment by rhoehne — March 8, 2012 @ 04:45

    • Thank you, Robert, for your kind words – writing good English, to express well what I want to say, this is difficult to me, and costs much time. And often I do not understand exactly what others write (in a sort of dialect or everyday-speech, I suppose).

      Thank your for your comment as well!

      Comment by Astrid — March 8, 2012 @ 08:01

  2. Dear Astrid,

    Sorry to read this, I have enjoyed the photographs you have shared with us here (especially “Piano” has left a lasting impression) as well as your comments. I would not have guessed that there were any language issues, your writings were quite fluent. Regarding the commenting on pictures posted, you may know the famous saying: “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. I too tend to refrain from commenting on other fora if I cannot connect with the picture shown. Here on Stills however, the situation is different. We have a small community of contributors who depend on each other’s considered comments. That’s why I can understand your dilemma, we all have to make a choice eventually. I respect the choice you have made and I hope that you will continue enjoying your photography. Take care and keep in touch.

    Comment by Cem — March 8, 2012 @ 16:43

    • Dear Cem,
      thank you as well :) – and no, I won’t be far away. Have much fun with photography (as I have and will have) – and, maybe, we will meet somewhere in the World Wide Net.

      Comment by Astrid — March 8, 2012 @ 19:42

  3. It’s good to see the picture at maximum size via the link – thank you.

    So, flare = flair! I hope you don’t need the dictionary for that equation! I shall certainly be sorry to see you depart but, like the others, understand your reasons. At least I shall have the advantage of continuing to meet you on SPNC. Very many thanks for your contribution.

    Comment by zavaell — March 9, 2012 @ 07:45

    • I didn’t know what SPNC was so I’ve looked it up. Since i’ve joined the Flickr community a few months back, I’m now considering joining the SPNC also. I’ve found Astrid and made her a contact but could not yet find you John. Anybody else out there on Flickr?

      Comment by Cem — March 9, 2012 @ 08:19

  4. Yes, that would be a nice thing to meet Stills’s members in flickr!
    @Rex, I didn’t come upon your flickr name – if you want to please tell me (via flickr mail?) ;)

    Comment by Astrid — March 9, 2012 @ 10:00

  5. Cem – it’s addictive – beware!! I’m ‘watcher330’.

    Comment by zavaell — March 9, 2012 @ 11:17

    • Yep, I have already found you thanks to Astrid. I will be cautious. :)

      Comment by Cem — March 9, 2012 @ 11:26

  6. Astrid, sorry you ar eleaving us. You have brought a series of lovely photographs and I’ve enjoyed your work and contributions.

    I wish you all the best in all things and hope that you will look in occasionally and that I might see some of your pictures elsehere – I will have to look up SPNC


    Comment by sojournerphoto — March 10, 2012 @ 22:30

    • thank you, Mike – and it would be nice to meet you here and there, as the others too.
      As long as this wordpress account still exists I will have a look and maybe write a bit, here and there. ;)

      Comment by Astrid — March 11, 2012 @ 12:45

  7. I’m sorry to see you go and this post and your current comments show that you contribute well!
    Thank you for spending some time with us.

    This is a brave shot with the flare in the centre of the image, not a club image!
    Everything leads up to the lady on the stairs who, unexpectedly, is being well lit by some reflected light.
    I like the simplicity and curves in this.
    The title suits the image, is this the Flickr title or was the tile just the place to say goodbye?

    Comment by Rex — March 11, 2012 @ 21:33

    • Rex, I looked for an image which could express a “goodbye”. A sunset, and the whole environment seemed to be suitable. (It was subject of a SPNC brief – No. 8 – about lines and curves.)
      I am glad I could participate in Stills – and I will be here sometimes, even if not able any more to post. ;)

      Comment by Astrid — March 12, 2012 @ 19:29

  8. late to this one, but it’s always sad to see another member leave. Do fully understand your reasons as I’ve so long surrounded by foreign tongues.

    This is a fine final image – a really interesting way that the flare adds to the image and seems as if it’s the spotlight for the girl in the foreground.

    Comment by doonster — March 21, 2012 @ 11:47

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