Jan. 4 1947
long walks, Grandchildren,and photograghy
I am an R.N. but I didn't work long in this field. I have 4 boys and 1 girl, and they kept me busy.My husband and I started our own flooring store in 1974. It has really grown and two of our sons are now ready to take over. I got my Nicon D3000 about 2years ago.Photography became my passion shortly after that. The one thing that amazed me the most is that you see the world in a very different way. Almost as though you just woke up. This will be my retirement hobby and I love it!!
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain
I have been on this site since 2011 and have not found anything that has upset or bothered me but tonight I did. My last post Red Tulip received a two star and a three and one half star from members that joined this month. One has shared nothing, has posted one picture and has no fans and is not following any artists. The other shared one sentence, has posted four pictures and joined very recently. Now I am not saying that this posting deserves more than a four or five but really a two? I am in awe of the postings that are on this site from true artists, some professional some self taught, but truly great(an understatement for sure). These are the artists that review and teach, review and teach more. This is what has helped me to take better pictures than I did two years ago and it is just now that I feel confident to review with some knowledge. New members should read and learn how to review before they review. How do you feel?
May 13 at 9:12PM
Mollie213 : You are not alone in these feelings. I have had the same thing happen to me. It appears that these new members feel it is their duty to knock our photos. I believe the problem is that these newbies have not studied the site or read what the stars mean. I had one person that continued to give me two and threes,but FAR said these low scores would not count against me. I don't know a thing to do about this, but it is a bad problem.
Perhaps you should talk to FAR about this and ask them to request a new memeber study the site.
May 13 at 10:49PM
Sange : I find more OFTEN than not. You look in their Portfolios and you get your ANSWER. If someon like Cephus, Chickadee, Avmurray,Echo7
Donkeyoatey gives me less than< They do it and tell me what would make it better. And I TRUST them because of their work. Shake it off. Most newbies here just bought a camera and shoot in auto. Ignore the hurtful words.
May 13 at 11:15PM
Cephus : Thank you Sange for the nice coment.
One of my favorites is the person, believe he is still here, that the only thing that he has ever done on the site is to give me a 3.
One thing that I wish the newbees would do would be to list their camera settings so that it would make it a bit easier to suggest a possible correction.
May 14 at 12:21AM
Rickyrick : I think unless you have a bit of money to invest in the site you have to start commenting and reviewing right away to earn member dollars and take part in the contests or promote your work, and you might not be really ready or comfortable at the start, it takes a while to understand how to review and rate, I gave a low rating on my first review but the artist notified me right away and I amended it, since then I have had some low ratings but it is usually new people learning, if they carry on doing it that is different, but it does take time. It would have helped me if I had bought some dollars to get me through the first few weeks, or it might be a good idea to start newcomers off with a few freebies till they know what they are doing.
May 14 at 7:09AM
Cephus : Great idea - Tom are you listening. Give newcomers a couple of free promotions with perhaps a pay of 75 cents.
May 14 at 8:50AM
beppe47 : Thanks for your comments and support. Yes Sange that is right I must try to ignore that type of comment but at the time it did bother me but if it had come from those you mentioned it would not have at all. They have been my teachers along with many more trusted members. What a great idea for newcomers to have some free promotions Veronica. That would have helped me a great deal. It takes a while to be noticed without buying your way there. Thanks for the feedback. I feel much better now.
May 14 at 11:47AM
donkeyoatey : shucks Sange, I blush, thank you. Beppe, this happens a lot, and I really like your idea about helping out the newbies a lot!
May 14 at 1:42PM
Doris1022 : That sounds like a good idea, maybe 5 free post for new members.
It would be cool to have a list of new memembers each day so we could welcome them.
May 14 at 2:07PM
beppe47 : That is a great idea too Doris. That would also give us the opportunity to view their postings and for them to get to know some members on this site right off the bat. With Rickyricks idea and yours we could really help new members.
May 14 at 3:57PM
Michael Whitson : I was just thinking about this very topic in a different way. First off, there are some very talented artists and photographers on this site. I have had my share of great ratings and a few below a fie mark. The stars are nice but it is what is written in the review that matters. What did you like or not. How to make it better and so forth. If they are good suggestion I will try to learn from them. If I don't think they well, I will keep doing it the way I want. I try not too get upset and not let my ego get bursed. Now back to the stars, I feel people here and I am gulity of it too, give too high of ratings on reviews. Maybe we all need to go back and take a look at he review guild lines. Just a thought.
May 14 at 4:05PM
donkeyoatey : I don't think her complaint was the rating, so much as the lack of explanation..often times people "gush", but give three stars, it is not helpful, as we can not know what they see "off" to fix.
May 14 at 4:58PM
beppe47 : Yes that is exactly right. I sent Tom a message to see what he thought of our ideas. Apparently new members already get free promotions when they join, are sent a private message about how to review and have help through the reviewing box so those bases are covered which I didn't know.
May 14 at 8:59PM
We have just been through the worst ice storm that I can remember!!! After two days we have just had our hydro come back on. A lot of trees have been broken off at the top and some uprooted so lots of clean up to do. You really don't know how much you miss something until it is taken away but without power we had lots of conversation in a candle lit living room and got caught up on what everyone is doing which we don't do enough. Actually it was not that bad except for all the dishes that have to be washed.LOL Pauline
April 13 at 9:13PM
I am very happy to say that my husband is much better and continues to improve.I will be posting again in a few days and I am really looking forward to being back into the swing of things. Thank you to all who sent best wishes. Pauline
February 12 at 4:48PM
donkeyoatey : That is good to know, it will be nice to have you back!
February 12 at 8:52PM
It is with regret that I have to say goodbye for a while. My husband has become ill and will need my care for a few weeks.I hope very much to return if his health improves. Thank you to all for your wonderful teaching and comments on my postings. I have very much enjoyed my stay here on FAR. and will miss all of you. I will try to drop by when time allows and keep you posted and keep snapping as well. Thank you Pauline
January 8 at 7:17AM
Art images by lois : sorry to hear about your husband. I will keep you in my prayers today. Lois
January 8 at 7:36AM
donkeyoatey : My thoughts are with you. I hope everything turns out well, and we ill see you back soon.
January 8 at 7:59AM
avmurray : I am so sorry to hear this and hope you will soon be back with us, and that your husband's health will be better.
January 8 at 8:08AM
Lucien van Oosten : My thoughts & best wishes are with you. I hope everything turns out well, and we will see you back here soon with more of your work.
January 9 at 9:23AM
I would like to let all of my friends on FAR know that grandchild number eight has entered this world happy and healthy. I was invited into the birthing room by my son and daughter-in law and with out a doubt was witness to a true miracle. All is well and it was an awesome experience.
August 23 at 9:23AM
Keri Harrish : Congratulations on the new addition to your family!
August 23 at 11:25AM
Happy Snappy : Congratulations on being a Nanna again!
August 24 at 5:22AM
FanArtReview wrote to beppe47 :
Congratulations on having
My Winter Trail be selected as the "Best Of Photography 2012"
August 1 at 5:00AM
suenethery : Congrats. Wonderful photo.
July 31 at 10:29PM
cleo85 : Congratulation!
This is truly an accomplishment and a well deservesd honor. It is an beautiful photo.
July 31 at 10:30PM
yourbren : Big congratulations for a very big honor. I am so happy for you. Bren
July 31 at 11:51PM
yukongold : Wowww! Congrats on a fabulous photo and a super result
July 31 at 11:53PM
GaliaG : Wow, congrats, a very well deserved honor, keep it on
August 1 at 1:10AM
chrissie. : Many congratulations - and well deserved with this fabulous photograph!
August 1 at 4:16AM
pattigirl : Congratulations for this wonderful recognition! It is an excellent capture to be sure!
August 1 at 6:53AM
cabcaster : A massive congratulations is the order of the day. It is people like you that are humble enough to accept advice from others, that can teach so many, so much. With your undoubted ability, you can go a long way. I have always enjoyed seeing your work, and I will continue to look for it. You are an inspiration to most of us, and it is a real pleasure to be able to call you "friend". OK, if you can leave the $5.00 out ill pick it up, lol. Well done. Roy :0)
August 1 at 6:53AM
beppe47 : Many thanks to all at FAR who have sent congrats. I couldn't have done it without you
August 1 at 6:59AM
adr1an : what can i say-just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
August 1 at 8:39AM
beppe47 : Thanks adr1an.Great spelling LOL. and to all my friends out there my first name is Pauline.
August 1 at 9:00AM
Passionate1 : Congrats Pauline :D Beautiful! :D
August 1 at 9:06AM
Art_by_Deanna : Congrats for this huge honor! And seeing this photo..no big shock! Looking forward to following your work and,hopefully, receiving plenty of advice from you, here on Fan.
August 1 at 10:09AM
avmurray : Congratulations ! Well done !
August 1 at 1:13PM
donkeyoatey : Beautiful classic shot..well done!!
August 1 at 1:43PM
marieann green : Congratulations on a very well deserved recognition. Well done
August 2 at 1:27AM
canon shooter : Congratulation!! It is a very nice presentation and keep on shooting!!
August 2 at 6:35AM
I have been a member of FAR for a year now. I have learned so much from everyone and I thank you all for the wonderful gift you have given me. I am just now feeling more confident in reviewing postings so I'll be doing more of that. Thanks to all for your reviews and teaching.
March 12 at 12:38PM
"I wish I had my camera with me" Chinese philosopher Confucious said something similiar around 2,500 years ago" "Man who stand on hill with mouth open wait long time for roast duck to drop in"
March 7 at 1:57AM