This is my first attempt at a feature to thank my dearest and closest friends on DA for their unwavering support. If you have never seen their work, I encourage you to take a look...you won't be disappointed. There are many more people to feature who have supported my work the last 3 years and I plan on featuring them as well very soon.
First up, my dear friend David (Okavanga). A world traveler, David is an amazing artist and photographer. He is a patient observer of photography and of my work. He always takes the time to give positive feedback and encouragement and I know it isn't just me he does that for.
Next, is my dear thoughtful friend, Bri (PhotographsByBri). An exceptionally kind woman, she gives us the wonderful gift of her photography.
Next is L.A. (DiamonEyes), a very dramatic photographer who loves contrast, beauty and darkness; all with a touch of whimsy.
Then of course, there is my dear friend Gigi (Gigi50). The woman has mad skills. She can take the mundane and make it fabulous! She is a nature photographer who loves flowers and Christmas just as much as I do.
Then there is Angela (AngelaLeonetti)...I have missed you so. She is another person who has the eye and whenever she decides to, she makes magic!
But of course, I could never forget Jenny (JennyStokes), an amazing woman and world traveler. She is inspiring as a photographer.
Then there is my dear friend Michael (LASKANWLF). Not only is he an fantastically gifted photographer and kind friend, we happen to share a kinship because of our shared military service and we also share a love for all things nature.
Also, my dear friend May (MayEbony). Her work is so beautifully precious, like looking at the world through the eyes of a child.
Then, there is John (Sharktankfan), we share the love of trains and nature and he has the gift of photography in spades. We also share a kinship of prior service in the military.
This brings me to my dear friend Warren (kach-back). He is the only traditional artist represented here and an amazing one at that. He honored me by painting one of my very own photographs and then made a gift of it to me...left me speechless. But, I am not the only one who has received his gift of art.
Then there is Rachel (funkichkn), who loves to shoot beautiful macros. She loves flowers just like me and she even likes spiders, which she knows I have an extreme aversion to, but she doesn't give me a hard time about it.
And last, but not least is my dear Cecily (CecilyAndreuArtwork). An exceptional photographer with the gift of giving delicate beauty to the world.
Thank you my dear friends for your wonderful support. I know I am a novice at this whole feature thing. But, I hope you know that for me to try is a testament to how I feel about you and your work and in some small way, give thanks back to all of you. I am humbled and honored by your support.