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Photographer's Note

Well ... Here we are.
My punishment was lifted last night. I am therefore free to act. I want to thank Vivian for her intervention to shorten what would have been a full month of silence.

I will not explain again what causing my departure. Those interested can read my home page. To resume, it is a question of misunderstanding, non-discernment, bad communication, bad recruitment, dissatisfaction, support, loyalty, need change...
A disconcerting mixture that led to the breakup of the community.

So tonight, for me, everything is back to normal. But I will not continue the adventure.
It is question of Integrity. First, to the one who still go through the punishment: Marine.
As a sign of support, and to fight against censorship and for maintaining a free space, many friends have left the site. I can't imagine myself staying quietly installed in my little comfort while others brave jumped ship to stay faithful to their ideas.

I did not just leave like a thief. This latest publication is to thank you all for everything you gave me in 3 years and 6 months.
I started photography at the same time I discovered TE. This means that I had (and still have) a lot to learn.
I received useful advices, encouragements, praise sometimes.
I'm pretty proud of my route. I progressed, I worked, I questioned myself. I was impartial and avoid as much as possible the trap of "camaraderie-green dots" to always have the more sincere opinions. Even if I did not always agree: o;)
Thank you all who've gone on my photos. Who took the time to write critiques. Especially my regular commentators : Clio, Magalik, Eversmile, Bartleby, Sevy, Clodo ... Inasiajones less present nowadays, but that has always written with a great franchise.
The list is not exhaustive, but when I think about "constructive criticism", I think about you.

Thank you ALL for having learned me so much. To have shared your vision of the photo.
I took a few of each of you in my way of photographing. I do not look at the little things in the same way than before. I stop on the details more readily. And here I thank rather Clio (again!). Marietom for her way to manage colours.. JJ for these frames. You all, actually !

I really enjoyed the whole time. I enjoyed share, but not only.
The most important thing for me was to comment, to think over your photos. To detail them to understand what I had to improve in my shots to get them successful.
6257 critiques. Always honest, always thoughtful, never sloppy.
306 WS (rated 921 "Useful" that makes me quite proud), always achieve with meticulousness to be exact to the original. An almost daily pleasure to improve my own image processing.

I hope I could have brought my modest contribution to the spirit of the site as it was originally planned. Sharing, mutual aid, discussions, and the discovery of new photographic horizons and new destinations... I came on TE for this. I found it. I want to retain only this point of my adventure.

690 pictures. I was so happy with the idea of celebrating my 700th soon ...
You get a little ahead the one I had chosen for the occasion.
The text should have been different. I would have asked to push the door a little more, come and discover the sympathetic world of TE...
Unfortunately, today I close it.

See you soon, elsewhere.
All the best.

Just a precision : there is no question that I delete my account or my gallery.
I will enjoy watching from time to time your photos, and my favorite ones that I added to my monthly themes.
I don't want to remove all and lose all that you give me.

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