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pink_cotton_candy
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorMember has had a submission accepted to the Designer SpotlightThis member has lost their last cage match. Consider this the black eye the bully gave you after school by the bike racks.Member is an iStockphoto Steel Cage Judge.
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 12:32AM
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Map of our Group:

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Active Members - updated January 31, 2011 *=new **=newer biggrin
Alina55 (Alina)
amesy (Chris)**
Brittak (Britta)
Camrocker (Cam)
CarolThacker (Carol)*
CJMGrafx (Joe)*
clearstockconcepts (Jeanell)
CowlickCreative (Michael)**
DaveAlan (David)
darrenmower (Darren)***
eROMAZe (Pradeep)**
esp_imaging (Ed)
funky-data (Jim)**
grebcha (Guntars)***
heidijpix (Heidi)*
Hereswendy (Wendy)*
inhauscreative (Dieter)**
JasonDoiy (Jason)***
Jkendall (Julie)*
JodiJacobson (Jodi)
jonathansloane (Jonathan)*
JPecha (Joanna)
Jsteck (Jennifer)*
jtroudt (JT)**
KathyDewar (Kathy)*
kbwills (Kieran)**
MatthewSinger (Matt)*
Noctiluxx (Kurt)**
northlightimages (Iain)
oneclearvision (Kevin)
ParkerDeen (Parker)
PeterJSeager (Peter)
pink_cotton_candy (Dawn)
ProArtWork (Wilson)
Mrod (Mike)*
RyersonClark (Rye)
SandraKim (Sandy)
SilviaJansen (Silvia)
SteveDF (Steve)
Susandaniels (Susan)
Swilmor (Stephen)
tirc83 (Gary)
Willowpix (Ted)*
youngvet (Micah)**

From Ted "About Us" sort of biggrin

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... ZZZZzzzzz... ZZzzzz... BBBRRRIIiiinggggg!!! Wha??!!! Huh??? What the he...? Where am I? Gee, try to take a short nap and I snap awake in a Thai food market with a hula lady on an ice highway. And my guide is a woman with what appears to be cabbage on her head? Or wait, is that? Huh? Why does that airline hostess constantly flying back and forth between New Jersey and Florida have a...I don't know why...but apparently she has a body guard?? Carrying full doggie bowls? And look over there! Is that Willie Nelson as a little boy? Why is he playing a fiddle on a haystack? Near a woman holding a bottle clamped with...dentures??!!! Chasing a gingerbread man with a cheese knife...?? Holy Smoke!! And what IS that huge murky treasure map with the dark red lettering and an arrow pointing to a foreboding spot - but a spot without the X marking the treasure? And why is this place so noisy..... snirt...snifpp... snort....snoreeeeeeeeeeee....zzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Nah. Musta still been dreaming. That didn't look like any place I've ever woken up before...

I chose to not start a new race based on a variety of reasons

(Edited on 2012-01-17 00:18:40 by pink_cotton_candy)
dcdp
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloads
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 12:58AM

Ooo! Sparkly! I wish I was eligible! Oh well, I'll just have to keep in racing to Silver.


Good luck everyone!
luismmolina
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Videographer
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 2:39AM
I am totally in!!!!, My name is Luis . I am from City of Mexico, living in small city called Morelia. I have a degree in marketing and tomorrow I am going to quit my job in Mexicana Airlines =)
raisbeckfoto
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 2:49AM

^^ Congratulations!!  Are you going to do iStock full time? 


Can't wait to see this race get off the ground! 
Tempura
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 250 Video downloadsMember is an InspectorExclusiveMember has won a contestMember has had a File Of The Week.
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 3:48AM
agree I wish I was eligible too, nicely presented pink.
oneclearvision
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Silver contributor and has 1,250 - 4,999 Video downloadsExclusiveMember has had a File Of The Week
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 4:39AM

Thanks for initiating this race Dawn - sounds like it'll be loads of fun.


I'm Kevin. Just cruised in to make silver last week and have been enjoying our wee community in the RACE TO SILVER thread. I'm looking forward to what's in store here.


I live with my wife and three sons in Chiang Mai, Thailand (we're from New Zealand originally.) I work in photography and video mainly for missions and aid organisations.


My youngest son Isaac is also a contributor, who sold his first image recently - it's one he shot of me


PerdixCLOSED
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 6:23AM

Super banner Dawn!


 
AtnoYdur
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloads
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 7:03AM
Nice, if we gonna have theme changes every month and subtheme changes everyweek, it looks like a challenge.


I work in photography too, move alot, recently live in Indonesia, Bali is my most favourite place to stay, hopefully can get back there when the crisis is end and more project there.


nice city to live in Kevin, Chiang Mai, visited there once with my mentor several years ago.


and thanks Dawn to let me in this contest.

(Edited on 2009-06-02 07:05:04 by AtnoYdur)
northlightimages
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 7:22AM

Nice banner Dawn, and many thanks for all your work on this. Really looking forward to it.


I'm Iain and I'm based in the Highlands of Scotland. I worked as a graphic designer for 12 years (in the public sector) until 5 years ago when I left to set up as a freelance photographer. Still top up the photography with a little bit of freelance design work. I love working from home and living where I do, with my wife and 2 sons.


 
RyersonClark
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 125 Audio downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Audio Artist
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 7:28AM
Thanks Dawn for all the hard work.  My name is Ryerson and I live in the Canadian Arctic in the beautiful city of Yellowknife (nearly 24 hours of daylight right now).  I am a retired studio/event photographer newish to stock.
MichaelJay
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsThis member has lost their last cage match. Consider this the black eye the bully gave you after school by the bike racks.
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 9:54AM

Woo, nice banner, Dawn.


My name is Michael (hard to guess from my nickname...) and I've been living in Switzerland for the last 16 years after growing up in Germany.


I'm working in IT strategy, after having studied business administration, working as a programmer, having run an own company and having been a restaurant manager for some years, I think it's quite logical that my secondary income is from photography now. Well, so much about my well-planned professional career.


Considering the drop in daily downloads I've seen over the last six months, I think it's a good time to base my growth on that value. Hopefully I can recover a bit in the second half of the year and get back to more pleasant numbers.
northlightimages
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 10:21AM
Posted By MichaelJay:

Considering the drop in daily downloads I've seen over the last six months, I think it's a good time to base my growth on that value. Hopefully I can recover a bit in the second half of the year and get back to more pleasant numbers.

I'm going through my best spell of downloads since joining which is great, but perhaps for me not the best time to base my growth on!
princessdlaf
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 10:43AM

Uh oh, I'm at 17,484, does that disqualify me? sad I really want to participate!


Oh, yea, almost forgot!  I'm Nina, I live in Memphis with my husband and daughter/model.  I'm a full time iStocker, mom, wife, cook, maid, chauffer, you get the idea.  I plan on really upping my uploads during the race, as I sort of let that part slide the last few months.  Hopefully that will help me a little more in this race!  Nice to meet everyone!

(Edited on 2009-06-02 10:50:24 by princessdlaf)
RyersonClark
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 125 Audio downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Audio Artist
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 10:51AM
Nice to meet you all so far.  Nina, except for the wife and mom part, I do all that stuff too
yewkeo
Member is a contributor and has less than 250 Photo downloadsMember is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Illustration downloads
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 10:58AM
i love the banner! very nice Dawn!
JenniferPhotographyImaging
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsExclusive
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 11:00AM

Whoo Hoo! This is exciting, I can't wait to get started!


I go by Jenni, unless you are really mad at me, then you call me Jennifer I wish I was a full time photographer, but I do have to support myself and my kids with a regular income and benefits, so I pretend to be a Business Manager during the day, but probably spend way too much time checking my stats and the forums here. I live in Wisconsin.


Thanks to Dawn for getting this going, and I look forward to "meeting" all of you. Let the games begin~
pink_cotton_candy
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorMember has had a submission accepted to the Designer SpotlightThis member has lost their last cage match. Consider this the black eye the bully gave you after school by the bike racks.Member is an iStockphoto Steel Cage Judge.
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 11:17AM

hi everybody! nice to meet you all! glad you like the banner, it was super fun! I just fixed it, got rid of the ugly white bg, I forgot about the forum bg.


Nina - absolutely you can play! It didn't occur to me that there were higher than 17,000 lol Let's look at the numbers when we start next month and maybe it would be appropriate that I change those categories?

Posted By northlightimages: I'm Iain and I'm based in the Highlands of Scotland.

cool! how do you pronounce your name? I'm familiar w/Ian - pron ee-yan


Posted By luismmolina: and tomorrow I am going to quit my job in Mexicana Airlines =)


to do iStock full time? either way, congratulations!


Perdix & Quix (Brian) you forgot to introduce yourselves


Ryerson, the full 24 hours of sunlight...I'm not sure what that would do to my psyche. Does it mess you up?


Atno - is that your first name/what we should call you?


Kevin - I wish my boy was interested in shooting. At least he makes a pretty cute model.


Michael - yeah, our plans certainly haven't gone as intended What I've found for our design business is that photography has allowed us to offer more to our clients.


So, about me: I live in Portland, Oregon. I own a small graphic design and marketing firm, specializing in Real Estate marketing - mostly for individual agents. (good timing, huh?) My husband works with me and shoots with me. I'm doing stock photography right now, as a way to make ends meet, and for the future too. Plus, it's a great escape from dealing with clients. When our boy graduates highschool (he'll be in 10th grade next year) we plan to move to Europe (initially), live in a van and travel and shoot. I hope we get the chance to meet you all some day!


RyersonClark
Member is a Gold contributor and has 10,000 - 24,999 Photo downloadsMember is a contributor and has less than 125 Audio downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto Audio Artist
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 11:27AM
Hi Dawn, all this daylight can mess you up at first.  Waking at 3am with the sun in your eyes, your first thought is "Damn!  I over slept!"  After a few weeks you get used to it.  Winter is for studio setups as you then get loads of dark.  Your gold and diamond logo would be good for our city, which was founded on gold mining and now is the diamond capitol of North America producing 12% of the worlds diamonds, and not a blood diamond among them.
AtnoYdur
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloads
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 11:29AM

Yeah Dawn, call me by Atno (childhood nick name)


And really nice banner - I always be surprised with people who have design capability as I am bad at that - Really nice!
dan_prat
Member is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Photo downloadsExclusiveMember has had a File Of The Week
Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 11:35AM

Sure count me in for the race to diamond. Although I got a ways to go... smile


 


ETA:  My real name is Dan, and I currently live in Calgary, Alberta.  I make my living as a helicopter pilot and part-time photographer.. Or maybe it was the other way around.  Sometimes I'm not sure.

(Edited on 2009-06-02 11:43:36 by dan_prat)
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