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To John and John - a little light from darkest Africa.


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  • zed
  • Australia
  • 2 Feb 2009, 00:47
Louis: Thanks zed
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 00:59
I am lovin' this shot, Louis. It's got to be a likey for me.
Louis: Thanks Kay, I am honoured
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 Feb 2009, 02:08
Awwww. That's a very sweet and well-deserved sentiment for our John-Johns, Louis!
Louis: My sentiment exactly, thanks Ginnie.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Feb 2009, 06:31
Louis: Thank you vintage
There must have been a slight draft there, Louis. Good photograph.
Louis: We were having sundowners outside on the deck of a nice establishment on the banks of the Vaal river. So there could have been a draught or a draft, but no-one got drafted. At the time of the picture the sun was down already. Next week some more pictures taken during the event. Thanks Chad.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2009, 10:13
Oh, first I thought you wanted to remind us of the dark phase of SC as all lights were switched off and we had to let shine our own home lights, but you are een voelig man and I totally agree with Ginnie: The poor John-twins have deserved some nice gestures and sentiments! I think all problems have now been solved- but how long?
Louis: Ah well I thought they deserved some cheer. You ask - for how long - the answer invariable is: for as long as it lasts. Of most man-made stuff you can expect a limited lifetime at best. Which always has me laughing when you read about companies advertising for you to use their system as a picture storage device - and people actually use and pay for it. Do they expect servers to run forever - and I hope they leave their passwords in the testament. I can get hold of my grandmother's picture album, which I bet will not happen with all these great pictures we see.
A nice thought to SC great workers Louis. Beautiful shot!
Louis: Thank you Richard, it is not a happy time for them and I believe they sweated.
Ah light at the end of the tunnel ... Glad we have all stuck with SC. What's all this about a lion Louis ... spill the beans. richard
Louis: I will see if I can update you - just have to remember. You know what they say about that light in the tunnel? Watch it, it may be the 5 o'clock train coming through. Thanks Richard.
LOL! They have worked hard and got us back again, so lets give them a little cheer!
Louis: That's the spirit Bill - I know from experience that it was no easy going for them.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 2 Feb 2009, 13:26
Nice tribute for all the hard work done by the two Johns.smile
Louis: Oh well, it is also true that we enjoy mailing each other during downtime. Thanks Tracy.
  • GL@
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2009, 15:53
Nice picture. What about the Johnny's?
Louis: John and Joahn are the two guys who had to do the fixing when the shutterchance server went down last week. De groet.
A nice composition
Louis: Thank you Chris
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2009, 20:58
I hope they both see this tribute, I think YOU did so well here and I think they did a wonderful job too to bring back some life in SC....
dank je wel Louis, het is altijd zo eenvoudig om langs de zij-lijn te staan met comentaar, ik zou NIET graag in de schoenen van John en John willen staan.
Een prettige avond verder.
Louis: It must be that I work a lot with computers and I know they break down, just like yours and mine. The only fault that I can find is the aspect of communication. Bedankt en terusten. Werkze voor morgen.
yes i guess recognition for there hard work getting SC back up and running is in order Louis, and a fine shot to say it with it is indeedsmile
Louis: Thank you tim, I do believe they have built a sweat and were full of unhappiness because of the situation. If I was in London I would take them for a beer [hint, hint].
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2009, 00:00
beautiful. Leads one to wonder of the mystery of what is going on beyond the light. Wonderful shot.
Louis: A party is going on beyond the light grin Really, I took this picture after sundown at a sundowners event. Thanks Beth.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Feb 2009, 01:00
Dual quad-core processors, RAID storage...one candle-power of energy...that should work, so hit the switch!
Louis: With blade technology etc tongue Heh, heh even small, it is a contribution - maybe they needed some light to know where to install all the fancy technology. Whatever the switch seems to be well and truly hit
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 3 Feb 2009, 05:16
Lovely light Louis.
Louis: Thank you Aussie
English humor? Louis? I like the composition that sees when ample the explorer all the screen. The illuminated dark is very good!
Louis: A little bit of humour. Also a thank you to John and John who restored Shutterchance. Thank you José Angel
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2009, 21:43
Great shot..and nice thought
Louis: Thank you Padraig
I'm at a loss for words. A likey for me
Louis: Thanks Albert, I feel honoured
LOL Ginnie, but true
Louis: Thank you Nigel
  • Ana
  • USA
  • 5 Feb 2009, 07:18
Very well done.
Louis: Thank you Ana.
I like that I can see something the whole way down the candle - that is far more interesting than just the upper part of the candle...I also like the exposure
Louis: Thank you Aksel - yes on a second look something more is visible
Absolutely beautiful! (:o)
Louis: Thank you Rosalyn
  • _Monika_
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Feb 2009, 21:09
WOW, simply stunning!
Louis: Thank you Monika
Wonderful ! Alone in the dark
Louis: Not alone and with the candle not so dark [heh,heh]
  • ishm
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 1 Jun 2009, 13:34
love it!..nothing but a lit candle..simple object with great impact.
Louis: Thank you ishm

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