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700th photos and 7 years on TE

When I first published on these pages, I was very naive and completely clueless about photography.

I just bought a 20D when I posted my first photo and didn't know a thing about photography, not even how to operate my camera, using the automatic mode for the first 6 months... I didn't know the purpose of shooting in RAW mode and I resisted for years, thinking it would compromise or complicate something.

Since then, I have read tons of articles and books about photography, but it is through Trekearth and its community that I have found the greatest motivation to improve.

The list of people who have helped me to progress is too long to mention, but as in everything else in life, we all take cues, catch ideas and find inspiration by observing the work of others.

For that reason, I probably have been influenced by every members here, by a concept, by an innovative technique of post-processing or by an original way to use light. But most importantly, through your comments and critiques.

I'm grateful for that.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

An old Akha woman from hill tribes village of Kyaing Tong, close to Laos and Thailand borders.

What does this woman has to do with 7 years on TE? The answer is on her forehead, with the number 7 subtlety visible.

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