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Life through a lens

Recently I joined a group on Flickr called “Life through a lens“.  With just over 1,000 members and over 6,000 photos, it is an active community that has already drawn me right in.  The basic premise of the group is to obtain real and meaningful comments on your photos instead of the simple “good job” or “nice shot” comments you get in most other groups.  You post a photo of your own to the group, and then you comment on the previous 5 ahead of yours. Simple!The first photo I added was,   I had taken quite a few shots in this place and wanted some feedback about this shot. If you follow this link, you will be taken to my site where you can read the wonderful comments left by some really talented people.”kate mellersh”  “batedbreath” and  “word artist” were definitely the most helpful and gave great constructive criticism.  What more can you ask for?The second photo that I added to the group was one that I loved, but had noticed was overlooked compared to some of my others. I took this photo while doing a surf tour in Australia, and the comments it received were just as insightful. Some top ones being from, “J-Fish”,  “alessandra.j”, and “Edwin Dalorzo”. It does mean a lot to get these comments, and then look at the photos of the person commenting because I find in this group, everyone is top notch! One other thing to really appreciate is the admins of the group take the time to recognize members of the group who do their part, above and beyond what is asked for in the group rules.There is a “Golden Lens Club” where members are recognized for their contributions.  If that doesn’t make you feel good, I don’t know what will.