Artist Spotlight #12

Submitted by Piner 02/25/06 7:44 PM GMT

It's time to play the music... It's time to light the lights... It's time to meet the artists on tonight... It's time to put on make-up... It's time to dress-up right... It's time to raise the curtain on The Artist Spotlight... So it really makes me happy to introduce to you trisbert and his gallery... But now let's get things started... On the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, caedesational... This is what we call The Artist Spotlight!

Thank you for nominating me for the Artist Spotlight. When I learned that my turn had come, I was both delighted and dismayed. You see I’m one of those people who are reluctant to write anything, then once I start, I become reluctant to stop.

I was born in England. Dad was in the RAF and got posted every couple of years. So I got to live in a number of areas. The places I remember best are Cornwall, Norfolk and Yorkshire. My family immigrated to Australia in 1969 were I became a plate maker in the print industry. I married an Australian girl named Trish in 1975. We settled in a little country town north of Sydney. In those early days I had Pentax MX camera, but the arrival of two marvellous boys left little funds for film and processing. So my camera spent much of the next twenty years in a cupboard until… I discovered Caedes while looking for wallpaper. The wallpaper at Caedes was the best I had found anywhere and didn’t come with a payload of viruses or spyware so I began browsing the site on a regular basis. After a while I was moved to leave a comment on someone’s image and they thanked me! From that moment I was hooked.

The photography bug came back. I wanted to see if I could take a photo equal to those I saw on Caedes. I also wanted to give something back to the Caedes community. So I bought a Canon 300D. In twelve months I took 10,000 photos with it, most of them were duds but by crikey I learned a lot about photography :-) I think I have learned enough about photography now to realise how much more there is to be learned. Perhaps my favourite photo is Alectown Landscape. I hadn’t got a good photo that day and the sun was almost gone when I spotted that lonely tree in the paddock. There was no time to use the tripod so I perched the camera on a fence post and took the photo.

I’m very grateful to all the people who have left comments both positive and critical at my photos. You people have helped me learn more about photography than any book or formal tuition could. This is perhaps the greatest asset that Caedes has to offer us as artists. The constant feedback is invaluable. We can learn a great deal from the many talented and generous people here from their comments and by their example. I get a great deal of pleasure by the constant communication with people from all over world. I enjoy the wide variety of images from all categories on offer here. I concentrate mainly on the photographers, only because there simply isn’t enough time to cover all the disciplines fully. I also enjoy seeing new members arrive here, watching their confidence grow and noting their progress over time. Now I have probably said too much, if you are still reading then you are indeed a friend and I thank you for your patience. If you have any questions or comments feel free to message me, I will respond to them.

Cheers from Robert


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02/25/06 8:14 PM GMT
congrats! well deserved! oh i sneaked in the first one!
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02/25/06 8:27 PM GMT
Congratulations Robert!
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02/25/06 9:39 PM GMT
Congrats! :D
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02/25/06 10:43 PM GMT
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'Study the past, if you would divine the future.' - Confucius
02/25/06 10:57 PM GMT
Robert, congratulations on your nomination! your gallery is really impressive, you well deserve this honor.
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"Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought." Albert Szent-Gyorgi
02/25/06 11:24 PM GMT
Hurray! Another artist I admire got picked for the Artist Spotlight. Congratulations on a well-deserved honor, my friend. Enjoy your week! :)
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02/25/06 11:59 PM GMT
Congrats,a well deserved tribute and honour for you Robert.Your work is most gratifying to all at Caedes.....Jim
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02/26/06 1:07 AM GMT
congratulations Robert!!!. very deserved..Your photography is so amazing and very inspirational, best wishes to you my friend, and keep it up. Enjoy your week and always... Congrats!!!!!!! :)
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“Suspiros etereos se abrazan con un beso eterno” Enjoy "My gallery"
02/26/06 6:47 AM GMT
Congratulations Robert. You are a great photographer and contributor to the site! I didn't have to go to your gallery to mention my very favorite shot of yours. That would be your beloved ~gidget~. I still use that sweetie as a desktop often because she never fails to put a smile on my face. The other image that stand out (can't remember the title) is the baby Kookaburra. It brings back memories of my childhood and now 2 of my granddaughters are in Brownies and I show that them that picture and sing the song and they know what it is! When I was young, we had to imagine (of all things) what a Kookaburra was.....we didn't have friends world wide nor did we have computers :(.....
This is your claim to fame Robert. Enjoy it, take a deep breath, let your adoring public adore you and relax. Many of your images reside on my harddrive and I am familiar with almost all of them! Thanks for being such a great Caedesian!!! :~)
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~ Mimi~
02/26/06 7:12 AM GMT
well done, Robert. I renewed aquaintance with your gallery and was impressed all over again. Everything you said about your experience here rings true, and I for one am so happy that so many are re-discovering their creative side. Yours is well worth re-discovering, too!
regards, Mum42.
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Never give up. “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams
02/26/06 7:34 AM GMT
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi!! Oi!! Oi!! hehehe couldnt resist that.. lol... Great to see someone close to home get this award... Congratulations Robert, a well deserved recipient... your gallery is a pleasure to view, from mushrooms, flowers, birds,insects and scenery, you have covered it all beautifully... so now put your feet up.. flex those fingers cos your going to have a lot of typing to do.. and enjoy ....
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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
02/26/06 12:04 AM GMT
A very good choice ! Enjoy your week in the spotlight, Robert. Your gallery is very impressive..lots of great nature shots. Congrats !
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-- Arne --
02/26/06 12:47 AM GMT
Congratulations.. Well deserved..
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One bead at a time
02/26/06 2:22 PM GMT
Congratulations Robert, I love your gallery, especially Tuckers House, this was my all time favorite of yours! A very deserving honor, I hope you'll enjoy this as much as we enjoy your work! Congrats!
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visit an old island fortress ...
02/26/06 3:30 PM GMT
A good opportunity to re-examine your very beautiful gallery, Robert.
One of my favorites of yours is Time To Scarper. Congratulations :-)
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02/26/06 3:49 PM GMT
GREAT CHOICE!!!!!!!!!!!! Robert!!!!!!!! YEAH!
Congratulations....this is very well deserved!
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02/26/06 4:56 PM GMT
Congrats Rob,

well deserved...
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Seems like every "imaginary friend" I've ever had, sooner or later I've had to kill them?
02/26/06 6:57 PM GMT
Class act - your closeups are second to none.

Bout time i say!
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Your ever so clever but if your not clever you will never get into heaven again
02/26/06 9:22 PM GMT
Congratulations Robert! Your gallery of images is a wonder to behold.
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View the world with your mind's eye. Mr. Russ
02/27/06 1:11 AM GMT
Congratulations Robert. Your landscapes have always been a great inspiartion for me. Enjoy your time in the spotlight!
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02/27/06 8:58 AM GMT
Congratulations Robert. Your nature photography is among the best on the site.
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02/27/06 12:30 AM GMT
Alma Depel, Ripples, Piscatorial Solitude, Tuckers house. A well earned award congratulations.
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02/28/06 8:26 AM GMT
Another one of my favorite people and artists featured as Artist of the Week !...congratulations, Robert...I always remember you as being one of the first to kindly comment on my earlier uploads and since then have continued to greatly enjoy your excellent photography as well as your Mimi I especially liked Gidget and I Want My Mom but will certainly indulge myself in the pleasure of revisiting your gallery in the coming week...thanks for all the wonderful work you have shared with us...enjoy all the well deserved attention.:Pat.
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Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. (Victor Hugo)
02/28/06 12:36 AM GMT
Thank you everyone. I promise I will respond to each and every one of you as soon as possible.
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them that’s important. Ruth Ross
02/28/06 7:54 PM GMT
Congratulations Robert, I have came across your work befrore but untill now have never checked your gallery. I have now and you have some truley wonderful pictures in there.
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Don`t cover yourself in petrol and smoke.
03/01/06 7:01 PM GMT
congrats Robert

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And everytime I feel that my lifes a waste.. I just cant rid myself of your bitter taste.. - Me (Option21)
03/02/06 8:36 AM GMT
Congratulations Robert! I love your gallery.My favourite would have to be Blooming midnight. What a fantastic night shot of this flower. Do your wife and children enjoy photography as well?
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03/02/06 3:18 PM GMT
Congratulations my friend Robert.
All the best to you and your familly, and keep on making good pictures to us.
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Look around and catch it ; the Art is there !
03/02/06 8:35 PM GMT
Could'nt have happened to a nicer fella.....congatulations and well done, my friend....You know you dare not make any mistakes, now that you are one of the top professionals!
my best wishes to you and keep up the good work.........Bob
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03/03/06 1:11 AM GMT
hi, congratulations on being nominated, you really deserve this for all your hard work on becoming an exceptional photographer! I really love your works, may you keep enjoying being a photographer and a memeber of this website!
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Salvation Spring up from the ground, Lord rend the heavens and come down; seek the lost and heal the lame, jesus bring glory to Your name
03/03/06 11:50 PM GMT
I awaited that moment for a long, long time. So glad you were finally nominated The Artist in the Spotlight. May I add my congratualtions to your long list of admirers? I always value your outstanding photos and you thoughtful comments as are clearly a valuable member of this community! In fact you were one of the artists who inspired me when I entered the new world called Caedes...
I wish you all the best and although it is hard for me to imagine that: I wish you new challenges and new things to learn, cause they make us progress.

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If you admire nature for its creations why don't you visit the gallery of its reporter...
03/07/06 5:33 PM GMT
Congratulated Robert!
So good to read the story of your life!
I really like your work. If I am correct we still have about 9950 photo's to go, before we have seen every single shot of the last 12 month's!
Good luck and enjoy your AOTW week.
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If you can't find the words, you may as well shoot it...
03/07/06 5:35 PM GMT
Robert: I too am glad to see you make it here. You richly deserve all the congratulations of your peers, as you truly are a remarkable artist.
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03/08/06 12:08 AM GMT
I see many people know you by your excellent work! Being new here, I wandered through your beautiful gallery so that I could see why you were featured. I am overwelmed by your talent! Day shots and night shots, black & white and sapia shots, motion and stillness, close and far shots... soft focus and crisp clarity, man made structures and natural surroundings... framed and unframed... emotion captured... there is no single word that could fully describe your work! Congratulations and thank you for letting us see through your eyes!
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03/08/06 4:18 AM GMT
congrats for the great work
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03/11/06 10:21 AM GMT
Hello Robert!~~I guess first of all I remember how you welcomed me to caedes, and were always so kind....I have so much respect for you and your photography! I have had a love for Australia for so many years...and you have shown such wonderments of your country...I love the bird photos and the lovely flowers along with most of all your pictures..You are such a aussie gentleman!!(smile) and how could there be anything much better than that?! I mean the people in Aussie are so friendly..some day I am going to visit there yet..but first I have to get rid of my fear of flying LOL...I want to name just a handful of the photos of yours that I love ok?....I loved PUTT PUTT from the moment I saw that pic! Such colours!..And due to my love of the Ocean..of course I would love SANDY TURBULANCE! such drama!...Then there is the lovely sweet little critter TREE FROG..and the delicate DAINTY DELIGHT..and TUCKERS HOUSE..oh my! the feelings in that one are so fantastic..and how about BLOOMING MIDNIGHT...well I could go on and on, but there are far too many to number! You certainly have that wonderful gift...
"the eye" of course that means that you see things others might not if it weren't for the way YOU took the picture! I'm so happy you got this special week for the Artist that you are. I send you great big giant warm hugs across the waves from me to you!!!..verena
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If you can't make waves, make ripples ~~~~
03/13/06 2:06 AM GMT
Congrats Robert on your AOTW!!Your work speaks for itself.I hope you enjoyed your week in the spotlight mate!!
Peace&Respect Jojo
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Laying Easy Somewhere Shade Across My Mind
04/15/06 10:44 PM GMT
Well Mr.Trisbert...I'm late. You have a wonderful gallery, very professional looking. I am just a little jealous so if you feel any unusual pains it's just from the Voodoo doll of you that I have. I'll be careful where I stick the pins. Very nice work.
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Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance. King George V........ My Gallery

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