I had great fun here on this site for 4 years, and thanks to all for the comments, but I feel it's time to move on. I will continue to upload photos on flickr. The TE account will not be deleted (unless it is deleted by others), and you can can contact me by e-mail or flickr.
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zeca (19762) 2008-12-19 19:16
Hey, Tan! What's going on? We will miss your photos from each corner of this world!
Hope to have you back later..
Of course that you are leaving a nice photo, and this sea express yourself in this moment to say "bye".
All the best!
AROBN54 (11475) 2008-12-19 19:32
Although I feel the site is losing an extremely valuable member whose photos are both beautiful and inspiring and who has contributed a GREAT deal to the success of the site, I can hardly say I blame you. The whole atmosphere of TE has changed in the 2 and a half years I have been here. Thank you for not removing all your wonderful photos. Take good care and I wish you great happiness and have a wonderful New Year! Many thanks for your marvelous contributions.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-12-19 19:35
Sorry to see go because I have always enjoyed your images. Good luck wherever you end up. Tks. Gerald
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2008-12-19 19:59
I don`t know what drives you to flickr but I have a guess what drives you away of this website.I`ve been around on some other photography websites and believe me,Tan,there is no black and white; they are all grey,they are all the same.
I bet you will not find a single one to make you happy 100%.
Well,good luck with that and a Happy New Year!
bakes888 (18499) 2008-12-19 20:43
Hi Tan. Good luck with your future endeavours and have a good and safe festive season.
Take care, Paul.
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-12-19 21:03
A shame to see you go Tan, I have enjoyed your gallery very much, maybe you will post a shot here and there just to keep us happy :-) however flickr and personal websites are the way these days. Excellent shot namely because the branch in the water sticks out very well and the softness of the water is inviting. The subtle colourings are just as complimenting.
daddo (26906) 2008-12-19 21:03
Merhaba Tan. You sound definite about leaving, so I wish you health and happiness and challenging future snapping. Enjoyed seeing the world through your eye. Selamlar. Klaudio.
bibiweb (8) 2008-12-19 22:53
Well I see we have similar feelings about TE these days and though I have not yet taken a definite decision, I'm a lot less active on TE than in the past. This is once again a beautiful shot that you've chosen as your last post here. i love those pastel colors and the feeling of abandonnement.
See you soon on Flickr....
Waylim (25502) 2008-12-19 23:34
Thanks for all these wonderful images through the years. I'm sure many of us will miss you here. I will miss you. I will try to look you up on Flickr if I have a chance. This last one is wondeful, simple but absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much. Catch you later on Flickr.
jjcordier (79297) 2008-12-19 23:58
Quelle déception,toi aussi tu quittes le navire....qui tangue de plus en plus fort. On ne verra plus ici tes magnifiques paysages. Cette dernière photo est vraiment emplie de tristesse....tu nous laisses seuls sur le sable abandonnés....comme dit une chanson.
Amicalement et bon vent ailleurs.
alainh (33201) 2008-12-20 0:12
simply splendid !! soft atmosphere and natrals and nice colours.
alle the best, Tan for this new year
archimatica (20638) 2008-12-20 1:24
Good luck wherever you end up.
The picture is fantastic.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-12-20 2:00
great textures and colors
simple and amazing
see you on flickr
ChrisJ (115577) 2008-12-20 2:01
Good to see a new post from you. Excellent sharpness & pastel colours. Good motion blur of the waves. Tfs & Merry Xmas!
darek1978 (13361) 2008-12-20 4:25
Excellent composition, clarity and amazing colours. Very impressive indeed.
Didi (60588) 2008-12-20 8:38
Sad and strange decision I'll regret the great Treker who traversed the whole world to share his wonderfull pictures.
Greetings from Orleans.
carper (96) 2008-12-20 9:01
very beautiful Tan,
a marvelous atmosphere in the shot, good piece of photo art my friend, very good photo job here. a very good weekend.
Cormac (26565) 2008-12-20 9:37
Hi Tan - I'm really sorry to hear that you are not going to be around here anymore, although I already found you on flickr to I guess I'll still see you. I know exactly how you feel about TE, that it was fun for a while but eventually you get bored with the same old thing and you need change to keep the interest. I dropped off TE totally for about half a year, but I eventually came back. I'm posting at a slower pace now, maybe once per week, and with this relaxed participation I'm enjoying it more. I also found that the amount of interaction between members is much greater here, and I didn't want to give that up. I guess what I'm saying is that you might feel now like it's the last post for you, but after taking some time away from TE you might decide to come back and renew old friendships - I know I certainly hope you do! Best of luck, and see you at the other place!
sleon (9402) 2008-12-20 11:37
Good to see you back on TE, even if this is your last posting... It seems that many members have taken a break or are "moving on", which is a shame, but I can well understand your feelings. I have learnt a lot from your photos and about the places you have visited, and have enjoyed your notes and critiques. I will look you up on Flickr... Keep enjoying the travelling and the photos!
Best regards, Susanna
gilou530 (34) 2008-12-20 13:41
it is a pity well which you also you free YOU for reasons which are clean for you but I will not purrai any more to admire your photographs air and coloured, then good wind and I hope for q' one day you will return
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-12-20 14:24
It was a great pleasure to watch your excellent photos here, but I believe everything has an end. That's the truth of the life, and also the life ends one day. Wish you all the best,
stego (24132) 2008-12-20 15:39
See you... I will miss much your great photos from around the world, but then, I can go see them in Flickr, can't I? :-)
A wonderful farewell image, with a wonderful blur on the water, beautiful light and smooth colours.
Gerrit (52097) 2008-12-20 15:54
I will miss you here,
You really leave a amazing gallery.
I will find you,
leo61 (0) 2008-12-20 23:32
Thanks for posting many,many,great images from so many different countries.It was allways a pleasure to look at them.
All the best for you ,merry christmas,a happy new year,a lot of travelling and keep on shooting.
Here I like the effect of the long exposuretime,a long good bye........
janneman (2902) 2008-12-21 3:52
A beautiful and simple composition in magic soft colours.
A quality we know from you.
So, what a pity you end your activities on TE.
We will miss you, allthough I myself are active on Flickr as well.
Hope to see you there again...!
MiguelP (14470) 2008-12-24 14:18
Hi Tan... It´s a sad news to find out about your departure, although I understand. Please, if you ever come to Madrid, contact me again, it will be my pleasure to meet you again.
Good luck master!
kevinos (7517) 2008-12-29 7:20
Sad to see you go, Tan. Your work has been an inspiration to us all , over the years. You are a master of technique and artistry and the site will be poorer without you. regards kevin
jmcl (14535) 2009-01-05 15:37
Wonderful mellow colors .. a tranquil infinity .. I am so sorry to see you go .. I hope maybe someday you will return .. this site will be a poorer place without you .. thank you for leaving the images .. they have been a great inspiration and lesson for me .. hope the future is wonderful for you and yours. take care, John
pasternak (15185) 2009-01-14 5:02
It's such a pity that you leave, for me you've always been one of the best inspirations on this site. Thanks for all your input!
banyanman (7789) 2009-01-26 5:38
Sorry to see you leaving TE, Tan. Finding the time to write critiques in order to get responses from others can be quite time consuming, but I find the quality of critiques on this site to be better than others I have been on. Perhaps like Cormac and riclopes you may decide to come back and just post once in a while (which is what I have been forced to do because of time constraints) - perhaps you could just use TE for the 'best of the best' :)
Anyhow this 'last' post of yours is not your usual style, but nevertheless a simple and effective composition. Perhaps there was a message in it?
Cheers . . . David
ag1993 (634) 2009-02-05 1:34
Simply breathtaking .... One of the best photos I saw in a very long line. Well done
claire526 (1267) 2009-06-03 6:56
Beautiful shot. I love the soothing atmosphere. Great texture, details, colors and composition.