Friday, May 18, 2012

2 Million

At about 6.30pm earlier this evening, my humble blog, simplyROBIN has exceeded 2 million page visits. Thank you all beautiful people for your constant support and encouragement. You have made my time spent here very worthwhile, and meaningful at the same time. This blog would not have gone anywhere without you !!

Between Light and Shadow


It took me many years (not sure when Blogger started to track my blog stats, must have been 3-4 years ago) to achieve 1 million visitor mark, which was attained in January earlier this year. However. in just a span of four months, this blog has received another million visits, mostly thanks to the Olympus OM-D E-M5 review saga which I did earlier. Indeed this blog is surely growing, and expanding. I will do my very best to keep this place updated as often as possible, with fresh and new photographs. Where will this blog lead to in the future? Lets just cross the bridge when we come to it. For now, I just do what I do best: enjoying shutter therapy. 

A BIG, BIG, BIG THANK YOU to you all. Cheers !!

39 comments:

  1. Stunning image Robin. The shape and dimension here are very pleasing. And once again you've proven that photography is all about the light and not much more.

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    1. Thanks Libby, but that was more like a lucky shot, did not think that much before hand !

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  2. People who come to this blog because of something interesting (be it OM-D EM-5 or something else) - and then stay here and return, and subscribe because of the quality of your posts and photos. So these 2 million visitors are well-deserved. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Dmitry !! There is still so much more to learn and improve on. I thank you all for the constant support and encouragement.

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  3. Although your page views jumped the most in recent months, I believe your work over the past few years (constant writing and improving your photo skills) is what enabled you to capitalize on recent new traffic to stay and grow more. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Wataru. Thanks also for reminding that consistency and discipline are very important too, not just on blogging but for photography especially.

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  4. Hi Robin,

    Congratulations mate! You deserve it.

    Eric V
    Edmonton Alberta Canada

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    1. Donald W Leitzel5/18/2012 05:22:00 AM

      Robin

      Congratulations! You deserve it. Your street shots continue to impress. Its your unique vision that captures the subject.

      Are your b & w images done in camera or post-processing

      Don
      Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

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    2. Hello Wolfgang,
      Thanks !!

      Hey Donald,
      Thanks for the kind words. I am still experimenting on my B&W shooting, but for most of my recent shots, they were all shot in RAW and then post-processed.

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  6. I am one of those 'past four months' newcomers, Robin, and I enjoy your posts tremendously. I thought I had left my Olympus system permanently, but your posts have inspired me to take my E-510 out and about, and I am enjoying the results.

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    1. Hello John,
      Thanks for the kind support and your visit to this blog, it means a lot to me. E-510 is a great camera, I still have an E-520, and I still shoot with it from time to time. Glad that you are keeping the camera alive ! It deserves some shutter therapy action.

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  7. Congrats, Robin. You truly deserve it for all the hard work and reviews you have done!

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  8. Huge fan Robin. Love your work. Congrats

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  9. when you first crossed the million mark, i recalled saying 3 million is not too far away..
    go go go Robin!!!

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    1. Thanks Eric for the show of faith !! Lets hope it gets to 3 million by the end of this year.

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  10. Just saw your silhouette image and smiled. By sheer coincidence, I just finished taking silhouette photos tonight of 3 of my family members, my mother in law and my son and daughter to put together into an poster art composition for my wife's father who has a fascination with silhouette images and has collected many books over the years (mostly from graphic artists). Works really well as your photos shows. A fun way to be very graphic in contrast, yet still a photograph. Taking the silhouette photos, I found the success comes with the nice contour edge lines of a good profile of subject engaged in some interesting activity or strong pose, whether planned or spontaneously captured. I did my own photos with artificial backlighting and manual exposure for silhouettes of subjects with good results.
    Anyway, also wanted to say congrats on hitting 2 million page views. Well deserved! I enjoy your blog and your images are inspiring.

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    1. Hello Adrian,
      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on silhouette images, and some tips on optimizing the results !! Glad to hear that you are utilizing this technique for family images, which not many people would do. I was initially drawn by the long shadow (late afternoon shoot) which was rather dramatic already by itself, but as I watched carefully, at certain "hot spots" where there were strong backlit, silhouette shots was possible. Then I thought why not combine the silhouette and shadows together? It worked, but I do admit this shot was a lucky one, the kid was walking by very fast, and I only had one chance.

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  11. Hi Robin,
    I'm one of the new comers who stopped by once and now have you bookmarked and come back daily. I like your writing style, your photographs and your sincerity. Looking forward to following you into the future. Keep up the good work.
    Tom Collins

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    1. Thanks Tom !! Will surely share more photos and thoughts here.

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  12. Hello Robin,
    Congratulation on hitting the 2 million pages view mark. You are a magnet and we all know why.
    Good martial artist keeps his knowledge to himself but great martial artist shares it with the whole world. The result: the whole world love him and everyone eager to be like him, the great martial artist. In photography, you are one of those great artist. I salute you. More pages will be shared because you are the magnet and deserve to be one.
    Later I have an official DKSH photo session in our boardroom. Wish me luck.
    Have a great day, Robin.
    John Ari Ragai

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    1. Hello John,
      Oh dear I am certainly not a martial artist, or not worthy to be compared to that kind of level. Nonetheless thanks for the constant support, and kind compliments.
      Good luck for the photo-session !!

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  13. You blog is part of my everyday tour.
    Keep up the good work and take care.

    Greatings from Hungary,
    Miklós

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    1. Thanks Miklós !! Appreciated your frequent visits !!

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  14. Alex Rupprecht5/19/2012 04:32:00 AM

    Hey Robin,
    congratulation - a really great site with an honest opinion and excellent pics
    and the basis of my decision for E-5 (and not OMD ;-))

    many thanks from Germany
    alex

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Alex !! Really appreciate it. Enjoy the E-5 !!

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  15. Congrats Robin!

    Have been frequenting your blog since I got my first E-PL1 and borrowing your concept of "shutter therapy" everytime I hit the streets for some shooting and unwinding action!!

    Cheers,
    Alvin

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    1. Thanks Alvin. Keep spreading the love of Shutter Therapy !

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  16. CONGRATULATIONS ROBIN !

    I wanted to send this congrats quickly, since at the rate you are deservedly going, I'd be running into my congrats on you reaching 3 million if I wasn't fast enough !!!

    "Between Light and Shadow" is a striking and compelling composition --
    the very essence of the strengths of B&W use, with the "brush strokes" of your distinctive warm humanistic style shining through !

    What lens did you use ?

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    1. Thanks Ben for the kind words and support !!
      I used 25mm F2.8 pancake for the above shot, and also square crop, because there were unwanted objects distracting at the corners of the image.

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  17. Hoooraaayyyy!!! If that was cash, you'd be a billionaire!!

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    1. Thanks Cyril !! I wish, I wish !!!!

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  18. yay !!
    thanks to you too !
    I met you here on my research for the perfect camera, but not only did i find answers to my quest (waiting for an omd...), i also found the most refreshing (and exotic?) web site to change my mind at the end of a big day or week.
    Thank you for your so very beautiful images, and thank you for your beautifull mind (should thank you family and friend for that too :))
    have a wonderfull day !!

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    1. Thanks so much for such kind words, OinkB !! I did not know I have a beautiful mind, but I sure know I have beautiful family and friends !!

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