Today I’m pleased ….

TheBoss2…. and also surprised for this blog is mentioned in the Top 500 photo blogs by Norwegian/USA-based photographer Otto von Münchow. I knew that he was following this blog for sometime and also figured out that he occasionally really looked into it and seriously selected the postings he really likes. It’s not about the quantity of ‘likes’ (although it looks good) but the quality is what counts most at the end.

‘Pleased’ because I experience this listing as a kind of recognition and ‘surprised’ because there are so many excellent photographers out there.

I also realise that I still have a long way to go before I’m near to what I want to achieve. There is a lot of competition amongst photographers in a, so it seems, declining market. Competition is healthy; it keeps one alert and on the dot. Despite competition it’s also healthy to exchange with colleagues. I’ll tell you why with a true story: Once a South African farmer asked me why the agriculture in The Netherlands is at such a high level. And I explained to him that farmers in Holland all have their own agenda but also see the advantages of sharing knowledge and experiences. He could not understand ……

I’m very happy that there are some photographers around the globe with whom I can exchange information (up to a certain level 😉 ). Thanks to all of them and thanks also to all publishing their work in blogs, etc. At last but not at least thanks to Yvonne who daily checks my work out and telling the ‘blind man’ which pictures are ‘doubtfull’, etc. I learn every day.