Collage of Friends - One Year Later

© Ken Smith

Collage of Friends - One Year Later

Ken Smith level-classic 1/18/2007 4:02:47 AM

So, for the BP staff, thank you very much for creating BetterPhoto.com! I'm sure I'm not alone in expressing my appreciation for all the hard work you do for us. And for my BP friends, thank you! I've met many of you and hope to meet more this year. And I've gotten far more from you, in terms of photo assistance and friendship, than I can ever repay!

For the folks that are new to BP, please realize it's more than just mini-pics and pictures. There are life stories out there and I hope you take the chance to get to know someone. Yes, it's a risk, but for me it was worth it!!

And finally, I'm sure I overlooked someone so please, please accept my apology. It was not intentional.
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Agnes Fegan level-classic 1/18/2007 4:06:24 AM

Wonderful collage and even better story! Isn't it a great place! #3833351

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 1/18/2007 4:14:45 AM

Ken, this is so wonderful for you to do again! I agree that BP is a great place for us to meet with our common passion of photography. It's amazing the friendships that have grown thru this site. #3833418

Marcie A. Fowler level-classic 1/18/2007 4:16:21 AM

Some of the best friends I've ever had have come from this site. Wonderful collage . . . and sentiment. Excellent work Ken. #3833429

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 1/18/2007 4:22:38 AM

This is outstanding work Ken, lovely sentiments and dedication, congratulations to you...Dominick #3833474

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 1/18/2007 4:43:44 AM

This is really, really nice, Ken!! You couldn't have done any better than this with the wording. #3833604

sharon K. King level-classic 1/18/2007 4:50:06 AM

I am honored to be a part of this BP family! What a wonderful and touching dedication Ken. #3833637

Ray Thoms level-classic 1/18/2007 4:51:54 AM

Hey....I even see my mini-pic...thanks Ken, never thought of it quite this way and it is very nicely done on your part. I agree that I have come to know people on this site for more than just a photo and someday I may get to meet some of those fine folks.....in the meantime thanks for the wonderful thoughts Ken! #3833649

Paul Michko level-classic 1/18/2007 5:02:50 AM

I am touched, Ken. Such a wonderful dedication from a true friend. Congratulations on your first year. It truely is such a wonderful extended family here. #3833708

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/18/2007 5:11:08 AM

Just as awesome as your last one! Awesome job...lots of hard work here! #3833757

RD . level-classic 1/18/2007 5:13:16 AM

I am new to BP and find your collage and dedication here more than heart warming. Extremely well done Ken.
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David Phalen level-classic 1/18/2007 5:21:19 AM

So very, very true! Awesome work and dedication Ken. I am honored to be included! #3833834

Jim Huffield 1/18/2007 5:23:13 AM

Marvelous work and dedication, Ken. Jim #3833841

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 1/18/2007 5:31:22 AM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Love it Ken. I know that it took a lot of work. Love the words spoken by you. Want to thank you for adding my mini picutre. Yes, it is such a wonderful site for people to see everyday. Big thanks to all the BP staff that keep this site going. I have gotten to know many people from this site. I look forward everyday to seeing all the beautiful pictures on this site. It's one of the first sites and last I look at each day. Keep up the good work Ken.
Congratulatiions on your one year anniversary picture. #3833874

Bill Wyatt 1/18/2007 5:34:27 AM

Beautiful words and collage. I should say very touching words as I feel the same way. Excellent work Ken! #3833891

Lynne Morris level-classic 1/18/2007 5:47:14 AM

Wow Ken what a fantastic piece of work and very touching too, I couldn't agree with you more and so beautifully worded andI think you have spoken for so many of us here, thanks Ken. #3833939

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 1/18/2007 5:52:40 AM

Ken: This is by far the most amazing collection of real life and real people that I have seen. Your words compliment your collage in the most beautiful way. We are all very blessed to have found so many others to share the photography passion with through this site and we are all BetterPeople because of it. Our eyes are open to so much more than just the digital image as you have stated, and we have connected personally through casual comments to participating in BP Shoots around the globe. Thanks for putting this together for all to see and share! Great Job Ken!! Jeff #3833947

Nina Shields 1/18/2007 6:11:55 AM

Ken, outstanding work and fitting tribute, not only to a wonderful organization, but the true meaning of friendship. We all count ourselves blessed by being able to call you "friend"; incredible! #3833998

Gail Vitikacs level-classic 1/18/2007 6:20:30 AM

Very heartwarming and moving image Ken. Beautifully done...and thank you for including me on the collage...I hope 2007 is another good year for you! #3834026

Charlene Bayerle level-classic 1/18/2007 6:25:09 AM

Ken, this is just Amazing!!!!! Congratulations on a fine piece of art work and for your words that open up a whole new view on the people that are a part of BP!!!.
I know I have met so many new people, and learned so much from all of them.
An incredible piece of work!!
Charlene #3834044

Kenneth Mucke 1/18/2007 6:58:37 AM

Ken...I can not tell you how touched I am by your words....And yes...I do call you "FRIEND"...I have been inspired by you, touched by you and encouraged by you...and by so many others I call "FRIEND on here...this is just the most special tribute ever...And I know for a fact that it comes from deep with in you....Thank you Ken for you Art and your Friendship...And I truly hope to meet you this year in Atlanta. #3834223

Muriel Jackson level-classic 1/18/2007 7:36:12 AM

WOW Ken another incredible collage which I am honoured to be included on! Thanks for reminding us of all the extra joy we get out of BP other than photography! It is great to be a part of it. #3834404

Shawn Jennings level-classic 1/18/2007 7:50:34 AM

This is a really cool collage Ken and you have said it so well! This is indeed a great group of people behind the mini-pics! #3834486

Crossroad Photography 1/18/2007 7:50:50 AM

Super work on this Ken and a very heartwarming dedication.

Thank you so kindly for including me on this list, it's been a pleasure getting to know you and having you for a friend. (oh and the check is in the mail). lol

Fantastic image Ken!! #3834488

Mary N C. Taitt 1/18/2007 7:56:59 AM

WOW! What an honor, Ken, I feel honored and blessed to be counted among your friends and I am am tearing up and crying now. My Mom died the day before yesterday and life and friendship and valuing each other is feeling VERY precious to me. Thank you so much for including me! What a nice tribute!!!!Cool job, Ken! Mary :-D #3834523

Chastity Abbott 1/18/2007 8:31:26 AM

Oh my goodness!!!!!!!! This is SO AWESOME!!!!! Freindship is a wonderful thing...glad to share it with you through the love of photography!!! You did an awesome job creating this WONDERFUL portrait!!!! WOW...now this would look awesome in poster size and framed!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o) Thanks friend! #3834651

Tammy Scott 1/18/2007 8:54:29 AM

This is another great tribute to the people behind the minipics. Nicely done #3834716

Jenny Bosmans 1/18/2007 8:56:44 AM

NO!!! Is it already a year ago that you surprised us with the first version, Ken?!
And YES!!! I remember it well, my friend...and I'm honored to be part of it again! :)
I think many of us are like you...when seeing a minipic, we automatically associate it with one of our friends...thanks for being one! :) #3834725

Dr Silly level-classic 1/18/2007 9:09:46 AM

Ken others have said it better then I could so. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for adding me to your list. :O)
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Denise M. Snyder 1/18/2007 9:15:56 AM

Ken, what you have done here is soooo wonderful, and I share your sentiment. This is such a wonderful community full of terrific people, and I have made so many wonderful friends here who I've never met in person, but nonetheless are so important to me!!! I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! Thank you for sharing this! #3834767

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 1/18/2007 9:33:13 AM

This is such an amazing piece, Ken! How very kind and considerate of you! This took a lot of your time and I really appreciate your hard work. Very touching and fitting tribute to BP and all its members! Thank you for all you have given me and everyone else. #3834812

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 1/18/2007 9:37:37 AM

Ken, like you we have just completed our first year on bp and have received so much help and advice during that period, which has helped us move forward with our photography. Great work and thanks for including us , we feel honoured to be included on your list (ac) #3834820

Ray & Audrey Clarke level-classic 1/18/2007 9:37:39 AM

Ken, like you we have just completed our first year on bp and have received so much help and advice during that period, which has helped us move forward with our photography. Great work and thanks for including us , we feel honoured to be included on your list (ac) #3834821

Mary L. Graham level-classic 1/18/2007 10:04:57 AM

Ken, this is so cool of you to do something like this...And look I'm on there yayyyyyyyyy!! Makes me feel special to be amoung all these wonderful artists!!! =) #3834900

Remi Trepanier 1/18/2007 11:04:06 AM

That's a toughtful Idea Ken!!! I love to send comments for the picture and I like when people apreciate it. Thanks to all the people on that picture who send comments too. #3835058

Nadya Johnson 1/18/2007 11:04:47 AM

Ken, this is ASTOUNDING - AMAZING - positively Over the Top!! I won't even ask you how you did this... or wait, yes I will! How did you do this?? FANTASTIC!! I too just made my 1st Anniversary at BP; it has been a real inspiration, an incredible learning experience, a terrific source of WONDERFUL friends and all in all a fun, surprising journey - so much more than I expected at the start! This is an OUTSTANDING dedication and a SUPER collage! #3835061

Amy Jackson 1/18/2007 11:24:32 AM

Wonderful image and dedication, Ken!! Thank you for including me. You are definately among the BP members whom continue to encourage me and inpire me. #3835133

Carol McCants level-classic 1/18/2007 11:27:14 AM

Wow! I am honored to be included again this year.
There cannot be a better group of people than the BP photographers!!!!
Thank you neighbor.
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Melissa Gurdus level-classic 1/18/2007 11:39:19 AM

Ken this is the most amazing piece of work that I have ever seen and the sentiments behind it are so moving.
I am honored to be included among those who you call friends!!
My second year on BP has begun, like many who have commented here, and it has been a wonderful year of learning, sharing and making wonderful friends around the globe. #3835168

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/18/2007 12:13:51 PM

What an amazing amount of work you have put in here Ken! Congratulations to you on another wonderful bp collage - it is so much fun to go through the mini-pics and immediately recognize who they belong to. You are so right - there are so many here at bp that share, encourage and support and you are amongst the top of the list ..... so many thanks to you as well!
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Mary Timman level-classic 1/18/2007 12:18:21 PM

Outstanding collage and I love your comments of "friends" Honored to be one of those special friends. You really put a lot of work into this! Very appreciated. You are an inspiration to me! #3835301

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 1/18/2007 12:22:35 PM

Although I like to give you a hard time about getting lost and asking for directions, when I need help or direction with an image you are the first one I go to. You have been a wonderful mentor and your are an outstanding example of the true spirit of BP. #3835315

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 1/18/2007 12:41:46 PM

Ohhhhh Ken! I am speechless! lol We all know that is a lie! I began this journey into photography Mar 06, never even had a camera and joined BP because of my friend Judy! I commented and asked your opinion and then ACTUALLY met you on the Atlanta BP shoot, you retrieved my tripod, and I didn't throu it down there either! lol
If I can be serious for just a second and all the comments above are so true and beautifully expressed. I ditto all of them!
So, thanks for being a friend and a teacher to me and I call you SUPERMAN!!
Tell Mary Ann thanks for sharing you with so many!
Fantastic work you did here!

jo ann c.
(see I told you I was speechless!) #3835409

Hendrik Storme level-classic 1/18/2007 1:00:12 PM

Ken, I am touched by your words! You did a great job with your second collage and I hope we see it a few more years! I wish you all the best, thank you my friend! #3835481

Jen M 1/18/2007 3:19:49 PM

Hi Ken! I am so excited to see my mini pic on there. I agree with everythng that you've said. I've learned SO much and met a lot of great people through this site! Beautiful job with this collage...it is very touching. #3835863

Sharon Day level-classic 1/18/2007 3:26:45 PM

Awesome collage, Ken!!! I'm most happy and honored to be counted a friend! Great job! #3835884

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 1/18/2007 3:36:06 PM

Oh, Ken, I am crying so hard I can't even see my keyboard!!! I'm totally speachless!! This college is so very very emotional. I am so honored to have been encluded in it!!! I'm going to have to take a break and get this crying out of my system!!!! YOUR ARE AN AMAZING MAN!!!! ^.^ #3835921

Ken Smith level-classic 1/18/2007 4:01:40 PM

Thanks so much for the tremendous comments. I'm as humbled this year, as I was last year. I'm fortunate to have so many BP friends. #3836000

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 1/18/2007 4:24:15 PM

I am honored to be included in this collage of loving friends, my tears of joy are falling too! We all are more than friends, we are family! Thanks, Dad!

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Arlene Krassner level-classic 1/18/2007 5:06:20 PM

Ken this is a fabulous piece of work. I have only been part of this community for about 2 months yet I made to your wall of friends. I am truly touched and honored by this. Thank you for including me.

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Cyn D Valentine level-classic 1/18/2007 5:13:10 PM

Fantastic image Ken..so many wonderful friends!!! Thank you for including me.. it means alot!! #3836310

Kathryn (Love) Scheet 1/18/2007 5:26:32 PM

what a great collage! I know it took some time, but it was worth it I am sure - so great to have bp friends isn't it? #3836352

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic 1/18/2007 5:27:10 PM

This image has left me speechless or should I say wordless! This collage is AWESOME and so are you, Ken. Thank you for helping me see your human spirit. <>< #3836356

Ronald F. Fischer 1/18/2007 7:01:27 PM

Ken, thank you so much for doing this awesome collage, and sharing your heart felt thoughts. I echo them 100%! #3836585

John Connolly level-classic 1/18/2007 10:21:35 PM

What a fabulous collage, Ken! Thank you for including me as one of your friends, I am honored. I am sure we all share your sediments, as we all have made some wonderful friends from around the world. #3837007

Kathy Radford level-classic 1/19/2007 2:11:12 AM

Awesome piece of work Ken. What a dedication to all your friends and I am thrilled to be included. You sent me for the tissues as well. I just received my renewal notice from BP. It is hard to believe I have been here a year on Feb. 4. I consider myself very blessed to have found this wonderful site. I have been rewarded sooo much from all the friendships and encouragement I have received from all the wonderful people here. They are such an inspiration and really keep me plugging along. I have only met one BP member in person and what a wonderful friend she has become. I can't wait to go on a photo shoot with other members. I can't believe how much I have learned from this site over the past year, and look forward to many more with all my family here at BP. Thanks for reminding us all of all the beautiful people here and their wonderful support. Kathy in NH #3837285

Jill Odice level-classic 1/19/2007 9:33:32 AM

I am honored to be on this beautiful collage and wow, it's been a whole nother year! :-) I think this deserved a Grand prize for your effort and presentation! #3839212

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 1/19/2007 11:04:40 AM

YOU are good,Ken!!! I am so tickled to be on this collage. What a wonderful piece of work you have created, and you have made my heart sing, Ken. Thanks so much for doing this. I am in other photo sites, sorta, but not very much as they do not bring the wonderful friendships that bp brings. I love all of you very very much, and also just for the record--- many of you found me and followed me throught the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. I will never forget that. Lots of hugs to all and a big kiss to Ken!!!
KK #3839538

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 1/19/2007 11:05:50 AM

YOU are good,Ken!!! I am so tickled to be on this collage. What a wonderful piece of work you have created, and you have made my heart sing, Ken. Thanks so much for doing this. I am in other photo sites, sorta, but not very much as they do not bring the wonderful friendships that bp brings. I love all of you very very much, and also just for the record--- many of you found me and followed me through the horrors of Hurricane Katrina. I will never forget that. Lots of hugs to all and a big kiss to Ken!!!
KK #3839543

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/19/2007 1:45:00 PM

Thanks Ken, this is so very cool! I'm very glad to know you!! You are a great photographer and inspirational friend!!

Hey you even have my current mini pic!! LOL!!! Take care and Happy Anniversary!! #3840061

Karen Slagle level-classic 1/19/2007 2:32:01 PM

Awesome the second time also, Ken. #3840295

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 1/19/2007 8:06:39 PM

Beautiful collage Ken! You are totally right about the wonderful people involved here - and I am honored to be included as one of your friends! I treasure all the friendships I have made on BP.com. Judy #3841264

Darryl Wilkinson 1/19/2007 10:14:03 PM

What would BP do without you, Ken? I am very grateful to be part od this great community of friends. Thank you!

You Da Man!! :) #3841435

Les Rhoades level-classic 1/19/2007 10:14:07 PM

Simply Wonderful Ken, I agree 100% with your comments #3841436

Bambi L. Dingman 1/19/2007 10:27:12 PM

Ken, I am so honored to be included in your collage!! You inspire me on a daily basis with your beautiful images, but you also inspire me with your encouragement and the tremendous support that you give your friends. I am so happy to be included in this great group of people and hope to meet some of you this year as well!! Thank YOU, Ken! #3841447

Judyann Plante level-classic 1/20/2007 3:35:54 AM

Ken, What a fantastic piece of work this is!!!! And your dedication is just beautiful - It not only touched my heart, but spoke my heart for all of my BP friends. Over the past year I have been greatly inspired by your fantastic images and your kind words of encouragement have come at just the time when I needed them the most. Thanks so much for including me in your collage and God bless you!

Judyann ><> #3841970

Darren K. Fisher level-classic 1/20/2007 6:17:20 AM

Ken I have to say it is quite an honor to be among so many wonderful friends and photographers. Your words are so true and very touching. I have to say BP along with the wonderful people here really have made my life different in many ways. I really do not know what I would have done a while back with out all the prayers and so much more that people done. I will always be grateful for those people and BP. Again wonderful job here. #3842357

Nancy L. Green level-classic 1/20/2007 7:15:00 AM

Ken, this is so awesome and wonderful!!! I am very honored to be included!! What a beautiful tribute to all these wonderful people!!! <>< #3842580

Kaye Burazin level-classic 1/20/2007 10:45:58 AM

I am so honored to be considered a friend to people that I have grown to know through this site. Each of you are so unique and special in your own way. I feel very priviledged to call you all friends. Thank you Ken my friend, your work here is not only beautiful, it is so very touching! #3843196

Bobbie Davis level-classic 1/20/2007 3:02:11 PM

I'm overjoyed to find my mini pic on your outstanding collage!!!!! All of your words ring true....I wish had been able to meet you and all the other wonderful BPers in Atlanta.... but maybe in July I will finally be able to me you in person...it will be an honor! #3843766

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/20/2007 8:18:07 PM

i can not believe all the comments! Awesome job again? Would you send me a version of this to put with the other one? #3844429

Susan J. Allen level-classic 1/21/2007 1:32:41 AM

Boy am I late responding to this! Like everyone else, I'm really touched and honored to be in your collage. I echo the many comments others have made about the BP community spirit. I don't know about other sites (except for small interest groups); I found BP just as I was getting into photography, embraced it and didn't look further. Almost everything I've learned about photography, I've learned here and a large part of THAT has been personally from Ken, who still regularly pops into my gallery to see how I'm doing and guides me along. So busy, stressed and overworked I can only look at and comment on a few entered photos in one catagory each day---but I get much more in return! So, this is an opportunity to thank Ken and everyone else for amazing kindness! #3844805

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic 1/22/2007 5:40:09 AM

Sorry I missed this Ken! This is wonderful!! Great job and I am sure we all consider you a friend as well!!! Great work as always!!!! #3849261

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 1/22/2007 10:35:13 AM

Ken, I see your "collage" is growing by leaps & bounds! Those of us who know you are truly blessed and I'm so honored that included me again in your beautiful collage! Thank You :) #3850602

Raymond Pauly level-classic 1/22/2007 12:42:39 PM

Great thoughtfull work and dedication! #3850976

Su Sana E. P level-classic 1/22/2007 8:31:33 PM

Sorry, I missed this unique image earlier. Ken, I agree with you all the way. And I'm proud to be a part of your circle of friends. #3852731

Jim Miotke level-classic 1/23/2007 2:00:51 PM

Ken and all friends,

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Team BetterPhoto is 17 strong now, with 34 professional instructors and counting. I am so grateful. Glory be to God for this wonderful start, and especially for the great community of fantastic photographers and photo enthustiasts that have come together here.

Ken, your composite is so inspiring to me. This is exactly what BP is all about. Thanks so much for putting this together.

I have added your image to the BP Fan Club gallery:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=1895

Thanks again, everyone. I hope to meet you in Chicago in late September. Details on the 3rd Annual BetterPhoto Photography Conference to soon follow.

Until then, have fun! #3855841

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 1/23/2007 2:29:45 PM

WTG Captain! Can one of your idols please have your autograph??? ;) Seriously, Congrats on this recognition!

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Jeremy Henderson level-classic 1/24/2007 12:54:44 PM

I know I already told you, but thank you for including me in your friends collage. I am honored to be included with so many great photographers and I echo the sentiments in all of the comments above. I'll be looking forward to another good year of sharing photos! #3860041

Laura Clay-Ballard 1/25/2007 1:28:57 PM

omg! I am totally LOVING this! wow! what work you put into it .. and we "feel" your friendship ... glad you are my friend .. :>) #3870156

Ellen Hodges level-classic 1/28/2007 8:07:24 AM

Really beautiful work and thoughts! #3882570

Pat Gamwell level-classic 1/29/2007 9:30:21 PM

Thank you for your constant friendship and encouragement, Ken! You are an inspiration to us all! This collage is soooo much fun to peruse. It's a "warm-fuzzy" & you don't have to put names to the images to know who they are! That's amazing! Thank you for including me again this year. I, too, am deeply greatful for the friendships of so many incredible people! #3889485

Alana Ibe level-classic 1/30/2007 4:21:05 PM

This is SO cool to be included once again in your collage of friends!!! Thank you for the honor and the privilege! #3893017

eileen bedford level-classic 2/16/2007 4:19:29 PM

WOW, What a piece of work and so many feelings that you put into this. I missed it when it was posted; I was on the airplane heading north to visit the kids and grandkids for the week. When I got back, I was so far behind looking at everyone’s galleries, I totally missed it.

Today, I was reading comments from Kitty and she mentioned this collage in one of her comments and how she had to leave the computer as she was overwhelmed with the emotion of it. I too find it so emotional; I have learned so many things about the people and their lives here on this site. IT TRULEY IS a fantastic site with EXTRA SPECIAL people. I too feel like this is my family and proud to be a part of it. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR FANTASTIC WORK PUTTING THIS TOGETHER, it brings us all closer together.
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James E. Coleman level-classic 2/19/2007 7:32:20 AM

Ken,
Well I guess ditto to EVERYONE'S remarks! (I read them all) This is a great piece, great tribute and so true!!
I think each of you inspire the others to step up a little more and improve ...and enjoy it too!!
Numerous ones have been helpful to me in little details here and there and encouraging to the others.
And as I have said before, .Jim M. mucho thanks to you for creating this great, great site!!
And again Ken, how great a piece and thanks for a great creative and inspiring work!!
Jim #3964199

Zaida Gamiet level-classic 3/4/2007 3:03:14 PM

Amazing collage Ken!
I've only been at BP a short while now but as I looked at the minipics I immediately associated them with the people they represent. A great tribute to wonderful photographers.
OTT - your gallery is truely superb. I am in awe. #4021398

Nancyj Hovey level-classic 5/10/2009 5:49:57 AM

Ken this is amazing, took so much time on your part, and what lasting friendships ...awesome tribute...awesome... 8o) #7505131

Christopher J. Budny level-classic 6/10/2010 3:26:35 AM

Just saw this image used in the BP email that went out this week, for classes on sale, I think... I missed the collage when it first came out, but I think the sentiment is spot-on. The classes are useful, the contest is fun, the gallery display space is convenient... but talking with fellow BPers and forming friendships is the best part, in my view. I'm glad BP is around too! And this collage is certainly a great demonstration of your point! #8685056

Daniella Puente level-classic 6/10/2010 6:24:37 AM

A wonderful idea to express great feelings about BP, love it! :))) #8685540

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Description

This marks the one year anniversary of my first BP collage. When I first joined BP, the mini-pics were just portals to a bunch of impersonal pictures. Over time, I've had the pleasure of getting to know people. Some I've gotten to know real well; others, mostly thru a handful of mutual comments on our pictures.

Now when I see a mini-pic, I don't just see pictures. I see people. And I see a human spirit. I've met single folks, married, divorced, going thru a divorce, and widowed. I've met people that are struggling financially, that have survived cancer, that have cancer, and that have battled neurological diseases. Everyone has a unique life story, each with their own joys, sorrows, hopes, and dreams. But you'd never know it by looking at their mini-pics.

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