Submitted by Samatar 12/03/05 8:11 AM GMT

Our next Artist of the week is Mayne with a majority of four nominations. As one of the longer term members on the site, he has a large gallery containing some exceptional photographs, so be sure to check it out! Once again we have the privilege of being able to learn a little more about our featured artist, thanks to a bio provided by Darryl as follows:

Mayne: Thank you for choosing me as the Artist of the Week; it is a wonderful honour to have a special place among the talented people who make up the population at Caedes. I am married to Shannon, my companion of 9 years, and we have two dogs, Stuart and Daphne, whom you may have already met on Caedes. They almost always get to join me on my excursions to take pictures and sometimes ruin what would have been an excellent shot by placing their rears in the view at the last second. I love them anyway though. I have also been trying to increase Shannon’s interest in photography, but to little avail. I was born in Campbell River, B.C. in 1969 (Gosh, was it that long ago already??), and spent the first 7 formative years of my life growing up in Gold River. After moving to Saskatchewan, I picked up photography as a hobby in my teens. I was about 15 when I received my first real camera – a Yashica SLR – for Christmas. I moved back to the B.C. coast about 14 years ago, and have gone back to photography in a bigger way than ever in the last three years (wow, since finding Caedes…hmmm, go figure). I am the proud owner of a Canon 20D digital SLR now, and have 4 lenses that go with it, macro, zoom, wide angle and general purpose. I found Caedes when I did a Dogpile search for desktop wallpaper and have been hooked ever since. Everyone and the comments and tips that they give have inspired me to become a better photographer and use the tools of digital enhancement to their maximum benefit. I will never forget Pierre’s first comment on one of my pictures (Westwood Lake); I was so excited that someone had commented on my first image! I can’t really say what my favourite image is…there are so many, and I’m very picky about what I post. It is quite exciting to see the improvements made by artists when they receive feedback, and watch how their pictures get better and better. Thank you again for this honour. You are next! I look forward to seeing each one of you and your biographies in future AOTW announcements.


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12/03/05 1:41 PM GMT
Well done Darryl - you have a great collection of work in your gallery and thoroughly deserve the recognition :-)
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12/03/05 1:53 PM GMT
Congrats Darryl!.... You sure deserve it.. :D
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-The true lens is the eye itself. -
12/03/05 2:21 PM GMT
A well deserved honor, Darryl. I've started perusing your gallery and I could get lost for a month in there! Your photos exhibit a true comfort with nature. Your ability to present the beauty where otherwise it might not be noticed brings a uniqueness to the variety of images seen at Caedes. Congratuations, Darryl, and now, back to the gallery!
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We make a living by what we get; but we make a life by what we give.
12/03/05 2:29 PM GMT
Congratulations! I must admit that, to date, I haven't done a careful review of your gallery, but, with this distinction, I just took a long peek and, to put it mildly, I'm incredibly impressed by your work! You are clearly deserving of this "Artist of the Week" award! Wen
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12/03/05 2:33 PM GMT
You were bound to get the honors, Darryl! You know how much I respect your work. It's almost as much as I'm envious of your equipment. :P You have a great eye for photographic subjects and must have great patience (and live in a very beautiful environment) to find all those great shooting opportunities. I'm always (or at least as a (rather consistent) rule) impressed with your work and in addition to making superb photos you are somewhat of a PS magician... ;)
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12/03/05 2:42 PM GMT
I'm always very impressed with your work, Darryl. In addition to your excellent photos and great manipulations, I have always found you to be a respected (and respectful!) and humble member of our community.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
12/03/05 2:46 PM GMT
I love the quaily of your captures and manipulations - you can see a distinct consistent flavour throughout your work that for me gives a feeling of great respect. Well done and congratulations!
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This Moment - Wonderful Moment!
12/03/05 3:22 PM GMT
Congratulations Darryl.
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius
12/03/05 3:43 PM GMT
Congratulations Darryl, a well-deserved honour.
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Some scrap of integrity and certainty I guess. Check this out!
12/03/05 4:07 PM GMT
Congrats Darry , and i must say your work is a real inspiration .
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have a nice day and read more fantasy.
12/03/05 4:14 PM GMT
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12/03/05 4:30 PM GMT
Hi. I hope Stuart and Daphne at least get a special treat out of this. Shannon even more so. And yes, I liked her eye for a shot and composition and would love to see her share more with us here too. I don't think the joy you have with your photography and manipulation work has ever not shown in any composition you've done. All unique in their own way. Each time (even if it's another mushroom), you give us a new view and an interesting artistic expression of what you see and feel. What I enjoy most about your work is being able to relate to the compositions you put together. They all have a "feeling" about them yet remain clear enough for me to understand your purpose. Your focal point is always evident and ever interesting. So, congratulations from me too! Well deserved. Always, Mom. ;)
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12/03/05 4:59 PM GMT
10000 congratulations!!!!!!!! well deserved. You have a wonderful images...thanks for share them with us :)
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“Suspiros etereos se abrazan con un beso eterno” Enjoy My Gallery
12/03/05 6:00 PM GMT
Congrats Darryl, you've always been one of my favorite artist here. =)
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"If there were no God, there would be no atheists." -G.K. Chesterton
12/03/05 6:44 PM GMT
Congratulations Darryl .. You know already, how much I love your photos.. Well deserved..
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One bead at a time
12/03/05 7:12 PM GMT
Nice to read some background info on one of my very favourite photographers at Caedes.
Well deserved, congratulations Darryl!
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
12/03/05 7:48 PM GMT
Congrats Darryl, bring on the Mushrooms!!!
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"Got Mushrooms?"
12/03/05 9:03 PM GMT
Great job! You definitely deserved it..I love your gallery. =)
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Start a trend! Instead of saying "Thanks for commenting" on someone's personal page...say thanks by commenting on an image!
12/03/05 10:24 PM GMT
Many, many kudos to you, Darryl. I really admire your work. It inspires me. You're a great choice for artist of the week. Happy holidays, my friend.
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12/03/05 10:42 PM GMT
Congratulations Darry... a well deserved award.. I have always looked at your images and have quite a few in my folder on my computer... your work is of professional quality and a joy to look at.. your images of Scenery, Animals, Manipulations and Mushrooms (wonder if you always played in dark damp places when you were a kid.. lol kidding) whether they are colour or B&W are alwlays perfect... Once again Congratulations, now sit back, relax and enjoy the week.. =D
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"I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination" / Jimmy Dean
12/04/05 3:55 AM GMT
A well deserved congratulations Darryl ! After looking through your gallery I'm amazed by how many of your uploads I already have in folders on my hard drive. You have an eye for rare beauty that's unequal to any. I have to say I really love your work. Again, congratulations !
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Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right.....Three Lefts Do
12/04/05 5:28 AM GMT
Guess what? You are the best and I'm glad to mingle with such a fine group of people. Happy holidays my friends:-)
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12/04/05 9:09 AM GMT
Well done my friend. AOTW! What a compliment to your artistic skills. I, too love nature, so I have always felt some connection to you in that way. Even when I first joined this site, your images stood out above others to me. Your love of nature is evident when you share your captures with can feel it in your images. I think my favorite image of yours is the one of Daphne. I could stare at that for hours. I also love all the shots you took in Stanley Park. It's amazing that your poor camera battery didn't run out of juice hehe :~).....the most important one is framed in my office though. I smile everytime I look at it. Quite a capture, that one is, right? I am just glad there were no brown bears around for Shannon's sake!!!!
Enjoy & bask in your week of fame. You have earned it through hard work and diligence, along with lots of trial and errors. . I am quite proud to call you, Shannon , Daphne & Stuie my friends. Congratulations!!
P.S. good job Shannon :))
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~ Mimi~
12/04/05 10:54 AM GMT
Congrats Eagle-Eye, you are a fantastic photographer !

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12/04/05 12:41 AM GMT
congrats Darryl, a much deserved award. i always liked ur keen eye & the quality of ur captures. :~)
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Beware the anti-cinnamon stare!!!
12/04/05 3:04 PM GMT
Congratulations Darryl. I hope you enjoy your time in the limelight because you certainly deserve it.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them that’s important. Ruth Ross
12/04/05 3:15 PM GMT
Congratulations Darryl...well deserved and hope you enjoy...I still remember your Son Lake being one of the very first images I commented on when I first joined the site...since then your gallery has grown alot and you've just gotten better and better...marvellous scenics and manipulations, your bald eagle photos National Geographic material, not to mention a fine collection of 'shrooms...very glad to see you here for this well earned recognition.:Pat.
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FEAR is a darkroom where negatives develop.
12/04/05 4:08 PM GMT
Go Canada! ...two in a row.

Well done and congratulations Darryl. What a great joy it is to see your work so recognized. I have shared with you many times my views on your excellent work. You provide to the site not only stellar photography but excellent support and tutelage.

A well deserved honour and justly rewarded.

Equipment is one thing but it's useless unless you've seen the photo first. It's your minds eye that I admire...and your ability to capture it thereafter.

Thanks for your history and for the future we'll continue to enjoy.

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12/04/05 5:10 PM GMT
Congrats on being chosen to be AOTW. You are very deserving of this honor. Since I don't have time to comment on each and every one of your glorious photos I will just say that your entire gallery is full of life, stories, and love. Wonderful, wonderful, crisp clear photos. Again, congratulations.
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"Little dreams cost the same as big dreams, so why not dream BIG"
12/04/05 6:07 PM GMT
Hello Darryl, first of all I must congratulate you for receiving a most well deserved honor!!! Your work has fascinated me, with a high level of interest, since I joined Caedes one year ago! You are a master of the camera Darryl in every sence of the word! Your gallery displays and demonstrates well your artful skillful ability, in infinite ways, to see through the lens, that which some of us haven't experienced as yet!! As I have said to you before, you have shown even mushroons to appear as lovely flowers, because this is your perception, hence portrayed! My hat is off to you!!! All of your hard work has been manifested in the most beautiful of photograpy and thank you Darryl! Pretty mushy, I would say, but that's ok, isn't it Darryl? Sincerely, Marilyn
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12/05/05 12:11 AM GMT
You are an excellent choice for AOTW. I had already been through your gallery a while back and will now take time to revisit. Congrats! - Dave
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12/05/05 8:29 AM GMT
Hello Darryl :-)
Another excellent choice for the AOTW! And another Thank You to Samatar for this nice concept.
Darryl, you are one of the gentlemen I met on this site. Go! The life is yours...
Thanks to share with us your incredible photos of your incredible country!
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12/05/05 9:46 AM GMT
Congratulations Darryl! Your work is a constant inspiration!
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Is this burning an eternal flame ?
12/05/05 6:04 PM GMT
I have admired your work for some time, but I also admire the guy who pretends not to be a pro so he can speak on my level, whether improving images or just talking cameras. It is nice to have someone known for both levels. Thanks for making caedes what it is. :-)
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12/05/05 11:56 PM GMT
Congrats from a fellow Canadian at the other end of the spectrum......Jim
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12/06/05 2:18 AM GMT
Congratulations Darryl! Your image gallery collection is outstanding. You have truely mastered your craft. Thanks for being an inspiration to us all and for supporting the work of other here at Caedes. Enjoy your week of fame.
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View the world with your mind's eye. Mr. Russ
12/07/05 1:59 AM GMT
Congratulations to you Darryl! well deserved honour! Your gallery is a wonderful collection of great images.
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"Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought." Albert Szent-Gyorgi
12/07/05 2:14 AM GMT
In my jaunt through your gallery I went all the way back to the beginning to see where I started watching you. Fire Control caught my attention, inverted globe, new Scoth thistle, life in stride, etc. etc. Then you made me want to visit Canada for the greenest, lushest forrests on earth. Your work with lighting and using color as mood are truly inspiring. A well deserved week for you!
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12/07/05 4:12 AM GMT
Well Darryl...this a wonderful thing to see you basking many many feelings. Im sure its a great thing to know your photography is so well appreciated and loved...I for one really think highly of your works..Not only are you a nice person, you are helpful and take the most wonderful nature photos. Of course, I am your number ONE fan when it comes to mushrooms...I love "Under My Skin" soooooooo much! As you know...What cherished tiny litte 'shrooms...Your photos show lovely colours, light, shadows, feelings of passion in so many things and just plain ol' awesomeness! And you just get better and better. If I had a choice of where to live, I've always said I would love to live in Canada..I got a good 'start' by using the right language eh? LOL...and they got some of the greatest beer in the world..yummmm. You're a truly 'down-to-earth' person..and thats something I appreciate a lot. There are way too many people who think they are better then someone else. Here in caedes we have a wonderful community of many people and talents from all over the world. I'm so glad to know them, and to know YOU my friend...all the best to you always, and keep shootin' !!..........verena
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Live like you mean it !
12/07/05 10:27 AM GMT
I have always appreciated your gallery of work but I also appreciate your presence, through comments and ideas, on the site. Congratulations.
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12/08/05 2:53 AM GMT
Yay for you, Daryl - A belated congrats on your esteemed new status! well deserved - always enjoy your images... mum.
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Never give up. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams
12/09/05 4:31 AM GMT
You are da man. Love your pics and feedback. Congrats!
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12/11/05 5:09 AM GMT
Darryl, Some of the the images that you have introduced to Caedes, have been quality enough to buy Caedes haha ":^) Just an incredible eye for the moment. You've been a monument to Caedes and lord knows if your not making money from your work, you certainly should be. Always Just Fantastic Work

Thank you for your inspiration,
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12/11/05 1:53 PM GMT
Well done Darryl. Nice idea and a worthy winner!
As above, inspirational work.
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" Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you." ALZCO
12/11/05 7:11 PM GMT
Dear Darryl,

It is great we have another accomplished AOTW. Congratulations on this well deserved nomination. It is good to know that some people don't loose the enthusiasm for photography after the first couple of months when they are photo-obessed. It looks like you have found a passion for the rest of your life. I wish you many many good photos.
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Here is my gallery "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous" Aristotle
12/14/05 9:38 PM GMT
Darryl: It's really an honor and a privilege to be able to view the world through your eyes. I really enjoy the way you can take a moment out of time and display it in true elegance.
I'm sorry to jump on the bandwagon so late here but I just returned from the hospital yesterday after my surgery.
Thank you again for all of your pure eye candy.
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