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Sun May 17, 2015, 7:25 AM
So, in the middle of setting 12 exams in a handful of days, I swing past dA, to discover a flurry of activity ... Timothy-Sim has nominated
You're not listening! by AfricanObserver
for a DD, and yesterday was the day it featured!

I have coveted (yes, I use the word advisedly, but it is the right one) one of those for a goodly long time. They make rather a mess of the inbox. It is fascinating to see what people pick up on out of my rather eclectic gallery. Mostly the nature shots, which makes sense, but even some of my unloved and quirky images got some airtime.

So, to Mr Sim, thank you, and to the community for all the people who appreciate my quirky sense of photography. I will be processing the input for a little while, but I am rather overwhelmed.


Grant H


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jules-101 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Loved your comment about Inayat & photographing people. If you are interested my opinion it is in there as well. There was one thing you said about certain people "making fun of their subjects" that gave me pause. I am not a professional photographer, my 25 years in darkrooms was only in addition to working all the time, and I have only begun taking digital photos in the last 2 years or so. But, I thought about whether I sometimes make fun of my subjects- and perhaps, but no more than I make fun of myself. Some people have lived with darkness and pain so long, that when they are given another chance at life, they simply laugh all the time ;) NICE gallery!!    
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
There's making fun, and then there's seeing the quirky side of things. They are different. One is belittling to the subject, and the other isn't. I don't think that all the subjects in the street galleries would be happy with how they are portrayed. I do however think that Inayat could show every published image of his to the subject with confidence.

Thanks for the visit!
Grant H
jules-101 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree ;) :blowkiss:
maxlake2 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the :+devwatch:, Grant! :)
ThreeViews Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
This is a wonderful gallery....thanks so much for sharing.
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Only a pleasure.
LocalCat Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Very nice, you have some great nature photos. Love the birds and landscapes
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
South Africa has some great spots for nature photo's - both protected areas, and just ... naturally. Great opportunities - one just has to not mess up too badly, really.
LyLyRoseMacroPhoto Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you9 by LyLyRoseMacroPhoto  Flowers (79) by LyLyRoseMacroPhoto   Huggle! 
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's very pretty
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