thank you + giveaway

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Sometime during my series of posts about our European Cruise, I received my 1000th follower on this blog. I only know this because on the sidebar of my blog, it says that you can sign up to be an email follower along with such and such number of other followers. I have no idea how that “follower counter” even got there and haven’t the faintest idea how to take it off! But nonetheless, that unassuming little counter has allowed me see that there are actually real people following this blog, looking at my photos, and perhaps even reading my simple thoughts on life.

So, I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you that have followed my blog, liked a post, made a comment, or simply found something that amused or inspired you in some way! I truly appreciate it, and it’s been a lot of fun getting to know you, reading your blogs, and being able to share these little snippets of life that I’ve had the privilege of capturing on my camera!

In honour of this milestone and to say thank you to all my faithful readers, I wanted to give one of you an 8 x 10 print of a photo of your choosing from the Photography Page or Travel Photography Page on my blog. If you are interested in entering this giveaway, please leave a comment and answer the following two questions:

1) What do you like about this blog and 2) what would you like to see on this blog in the future?

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced next Monday.  

Thank you again & looking forward to hearing your thoughts!



  1. What I like about this blog is the travel photography and the regular photography that you share with us. Sure, I could of looked on Google for other places in the world but that’s not the point. I like looking at your blog and hearing your perspective on things. Your photos make me want to go out and visit (outside my comfort zone ).

    What I would like to see on this blog more….maybe more about you behind your photography and etc. Like your perspective, your outlook on certain photos and etc : ).

  2. What I like about your blog is how you weave your philosophy with your amazing photos. Your depth of perception and ease of words together give me who you are and how you exist in time and space. Your travels and perspectives of others, your family life, your ways of ‘seeing’ open my world as well. Thank you Neely for doing this. You bring beauty, humor, and your love of life to me and others. Just keep on keeping on! You will find what else to give us from your own center.

  3. Neely, your blog is my favorite blog, and I’m not saying this because I want to win the price ;) , you can realize that at my post “Beautiful Blogger Award” where I nominated your blog for the prize in the very first place. The reasons are that you always post very beautiful and stunning photos with lovely and tender stories about them, demonstrating great family values and a positive point of view about the world we live, I also love your blog because you let me travel around the world to marvelous places where I have never been before, only by enjoying your fantastic photography. I like that you use different lenses giving us different and very interesting points of view of the world that surround us, making us paying attention to details that maybe we generally don’t see, like the very small details of flowers with the “macro monday” theme posts (which I’ve been missing). So thank you for all this things.
    Kind greetings,

  4. What I like about your blog is your ability to transport me to that place via your photography! Your attention to detail is extraoridinary! I love your images! What I would like to see on the blog in the future is more of your fabulous work in marco! They are inspiring!

  5. Your photos inspire me in my own photography. You always bring a unique perspective, both in your writing and in your photos. When I see your photos, I think, “Wow, that one would look great blown up as a canvas on a wall.” I would love to occasionally see a tutorial on the post-production process of your photos, because I enjoy seeing the variety of artistic looks that you give your shots.

  6. 1) I really like your photography style, and it’s inspiring to look at your blog! 2) More food/product photography, and tips on lighting! :)

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