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Armenia

Today I was reading the Lonely Planet Blue List book for 2008, when I came across a section about Armenia.I honestly knew nothing about this country before today and probably would have struggled to place it on a map. However after reading this article today I have a sudden urge to pack up my belongings and enjoy some time exploring the over 40,000 historic monuments Armenia has to offer.I think I should plan my trip there for the third Sunday in July when the locals will be celebrating “Vardavar“.  This is the national day of randomly soaking strangers with water.  How fun! Not only can I wander around in Noah’s footsteps while drinking amazing wine and brandy, I can throw water on complete strangers with a gaggle of Armenians!Overall, this Country sounds like a place that I would enjoy visiting, mountains, history, and locals with a sense of humor! *my apologies for the short post today, I was without internet until 6:30 this evening, I will make up with it tomorrow, don’t you worry!*

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. 

to help you.

This morning I compiled a list of photo sharing websites, you can find the page to the right under the “pages” section.Over the next while I will be creating/reviewing these sites and seeing what they are all about.I personally use flickr and have not yet found anything that can rival it.