Artist Spotlight #23

Submitted by Piner 03/01/07 4:18 AM GMT

For our newest Artist Spotlight we present to you Mick, better known as LANJOCKEY around here on Be sure to browse and leave comments in his gallery of gorgeous scenic images.

I feel humble and honored to have been nominated for the Artist Spotlight… Many, many thanks to all artists at Caedes who nominated me… To tell you the truth this actually scares the hell out of me…. What have I done to deserve this?

To acquaint you with the specifics of my background…My name is Mick Light, born in Surrey,England… I moved with my parents to a small village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland where I was educated before enlisting into the Royal Navy and served for 36 years… I have been married for 35 years and have two wonderful sons and one beautiful 2 year old granddaughter who is the apple of my eye… At present I reside in the beautiful county of Cornwall, England.

I found Caedes whilst surfing the internet… I found that Caedes opened a whole New World of opportunity for all of us artists. With the vast amount of pictures available to view it has never been easier to communicate with such wonderful people on this site.

I love to paint landscapes in oils, but I am afraid my photography has taken over from the canvas and paint brush…..It wasn’t long ago that my fascination with digital photography began. At that time I was impressed with the potential of this technology offered to photographers, that was four years ago.

At present I use a Fujifilm Finepix S6O2-Zoom and with this camera I try to produce images that communicate ideas or feelings, document times past and glimpse of societies, people and places.

I love to view other artists pictures and I must say they are all wonderful… I always remind myself that every image on Caedes is precious to the person that posted it.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all viewers for looking at my pictures and for the recognition, it is so much appreciated… Thank you again.



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03/01/07 7:13 AM GMT
Congratulations Mick, your gallery is exquisite. You brought landscape photography to a new level for me. It is high time you were chosen for the recognition, which is certainly well deserved. I have travelled along your exhibits many times. I'm always astonished at the creativity, beauty and technique. Your wonderful landscapes are an inspiration for me. Thank you for acquainting us with your work, which I found to be so mood-inspiring and hauntingly beautiful.
Hugs from Ewa
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03/01/07 7:45 AM GMT
Hey Mick. Congrats to you!
Your scottish landscapes are really magic. Enjoy your day :-)
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03/01/07 8:17 AM GMT
Couldn't have happened to a nicer chap!....Many congratulations Mick!....Your photography is always outstanding and I for one cherish the wonderful landscape images you have posted in the past!....It is not before time that are reaping the rewards for all your lovely work......

Cheers and the very best of wishes mate
Owd Bob
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*You will have noticed that I haven't been commenting as much on your fine images!..This is because of the pains in my hands!..the constant use of the keyboard, makes this, my dear friends..I can only apologise to you all in advance!* Dunstickin's Gallery
03/01/07 9:31 AM GMT
Big congratulations for getting the spotlight Mick, just had a look at your gallerie, and there are some awesome images to be seen !
Congrats !

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please visit my gallery - mountain site or my little Switzerland Forum
03/01/07 9:41 AM GMT
Kia Ora and Congratulations Mick ! A well deserved honour. Your destinctive pictures are alway a joy, and you manage to convey more than just a good photograph - along with it comes atmosphere, poetry and feeling.
You also have the gift on many occassions of seeing in the work of others exactly what they were trying to convey, and that you take the time to pass this on is much appreciated and can often make a day much brighter. I am sure many along with me would thank you for that.
I trust we can look forward to many more of your beautiful and inspirational works.
Enjoy your spotlight !!
Ka kite ano
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The question is not what you look at, but what you see ~ Marcel Proust
03/01/07 9:46 AM GMT
Ahh Mick, I am sooo glad to see you receiving the attention you deserve here...high time, as Ewa said...what never fails to impress me about your images is the drama, the deep bold colors, and the wonderful lighting...a striking and consistent feature throughout your gallery which I'll take great delight in revisiting in the next few days...congrats and enjoy all the accolades of which you are most worthy...thank you for being a valuable contributor here at caedes.:Pat.
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03/01/07 10:25 AM GMT

BIG kudos Mick!! Always amazing to see your wondrous imagery!!
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03/01/07 10:55 AM GMT
Hi Mick, You deserved this certainly. You were the first one to send a message to me, and at wich image I've commented. I'm a fan of you since I am a membre of the Caedes Community! Your photo's are just great and worth of following! Congratulations!
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Please visit my gallery.
03/01/07 4:19 PM GMT
Hello Mick
As you know already, I'm an Aberdeenshire lass. At that time I was into Box Brownie shots - lol! Not up to the standards required on Caedes. You show Scotland in a wonderful light - and I'm so pleased you do. Beautiful work, keep it up!
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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca
03/01/07 4:23 PM GMT
Hi Mick, who happens to be the star of Caedes today and basking in the 'sparkle' of his own 'Spotlight'! A well diserved honor goes to a very special and talented photographer, and to a very nice person as well!! I have learned from you one very important and essentail fact about photography! That being, that before the camera is actually in use and the photograher is assessing his surroungdings, and about to put into photo, a nice composition, it is very important to compose one's self, as well!! While doing this, you then plan the image, a mental picture of your creation, and the message you hope to convey to the recepient! If the message is received in kind, we have composed a well thought out image and presented it well! For me, with your work, this has happened often! I hope I remembered that right! Very important information, and thank you! I have admired your splended work for a long time, and never ceased to enjoy each and every piece! Your landscapes are unique Mick, in every way that counts! They are superior in quality and refinement!! You should wear this well earned honor with pride and joy! Congratlulations, Mick, Sincerely, Marilyn
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03/01/07 4:45 PM GMT
Congrats to you Mick. I looked through your gallery and was amazed at the beautiful way you capture scenery.This is a well deserved honor that you have been given. I will be checking your gallery more often.;;;Gregg
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"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get" Forrest Gump...kinda relates to photograghy
03/01/07 5:35 PM GMT
Hey Mick,

It was nice to see you get the Artists Spotlight. It is well deserved and congratulations. You have a great gallery and we will be watching for more.

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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus ........ My Gallery
03/01/07 6:10 PM GMT
Congratulations, Mick. Well deserved. You have a wonderful gallery and a superb talent for capturing landscapes.
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03/01/07 8:47 PM GMT
Congrats on a most well deserved honour.Your gallery is truly an artistic tribute to all at Caedes...Thank You......................Jim
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03/01/07 9:42 PM GMT
Congrats Mick... a well deserved award... i've always loved your photography especially the Silhouette images the Stonehenge was powerful... you always capture the light perfectly whether its clouds or shadows on the hills etc.... the skys are always stunning... beautiful work Mick... and I am looking forward to many many many more stunning shots.. =D
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MY GALLERY ........... "Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece"
03/02/07 1:06 AM GMT
Many congratulations, Mick! I'm delighted you've been picked for the Spotlight Award. Your work has inspired me ever since I found Caedes almost a year ago. Good to learn that you're a painter and without doubt, your artist's eye is always in evidence in your beautiful landscapes and lighting. Greatly looking forward to the pleasure of seeing more of your work. Anne-Marie
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03/02/07 2:53 AM GMT
Congrats, Mick -- you are so deserving of this! You are the master of color and lighting. It's hard to believe that you've only been at this for four years, but then the fact that you are a painter rather explains your relatively instant success. -Donna
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03/02/07 9:27 AM GMT
Delighted to see you receive the Spotlight Award, Mick. I've admired your photos since I joined Caedes and have several of them among my favorites. Your landscapes are beautiful, especially the sunrise and sunset shots with the dramatically colored skies. Congratulations.
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03/02/07 7:49 PM GMT
I am very happy the light of attention has shone on you, Mick, because I'm sure there are those who have not yet seen your wonderful work. I know I always enjoy it, and I have many of your photos in my personal favorites folder on my computer. It's people like you and the kind and considerate attitude you show as well as your wonderful work that keep me coming back for more, so again, congrats more than deserve it :)


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"You owe it to us all to get on with what you're good at." W.H. AUDEN (1907-1973)
03/03/07 3:15 AM GMT
Well, well. Just noticed this. So, you don't know what you have done to deserve the spotlight? Absolutely HILARIOUS! Your photography work has mesmerized me from the day I first discovered it. As someone else said, it is indeed distinctive. The way you manipulate light and color is marvelous. Whenever your name shows up on my friends list notifying me that you have posted something,(which isn't often enough) I can't wait to download it and view it. I know I am in for a treat.
One other thing, congratulations for serving your country for 36 years. How marvelous and indicative of your character. Congrats Mick. Trust me, you well deserved this.
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03/03/07 8:59 AM GMT
Congratulations Mick , i just had a look at your gallery and it is great , so keep it up .

Kristof .
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O, woe is me, To have seen what I have seen, see what I see! my pictures
03/03/07 6:57 PM GMT
About time, congrats
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I'm 18 and don't travel much. But I tend to bring my camera around just to catch what sticks out from my everyday goings. *~* Gallery *~*
03/05/07 9:01 PM GMT
Congratulations Mick. You are a real landscape artist, and this award is well deserved!
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03/06/07 11:24 PM GMT
Mick I have to apologize for not having taken the time in the past to view and comment on many of your images. I took a tour just before writing this and I must tell you that you have a gallery you should be very proud of.
You obviously live in a beautiful area and you have shown it at its best.
Congratulations on an honor well deserved.
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03/08/07 12:19 AM GMT
Definitely a well deserved choice for spotlight! I have nominated you myself before! But I will admit I have been a slacker and not nominated anybody in a long time....{ just forget to}. I am VERY happy for you and have enjoyed your work many times!
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Hey there Mister Madman, wat'cha know that I don't know Tell me some crazy stories, let me know who runs this show Glassy-eyed and laughing, he turns and walks away Tell me what made you that way
03/08/07 4:30 AM GMT
And I quote;

"I always remind myself that every image on Caedes is precious to the person that posted it."

Words to abide by.

Congratulations. It is a well deserved recognition.

You are one of the artists that I will show their work to people unfamiliar with the site. It doesn't take much after that ... your images speak volumes.
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
03/08/07 8:01 PM GMT
Well done, Mick.. you've deserved this.. i've always been a great admirerer of your work, and often use them as desktop wallpapers on my computre.. as I too love to take nature pictures, i do use your work too as insipration, and maybe one day.. soon - i hope.. will i be able to produce such quality too..
Well done.. and congrat!!!
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Live every day as if it's your last... and take "pictures" of it ;)
03/11/07 2:50 PM GMT
Hope I'm not too late in extending congratulations to you Mick. I'd hate to have missed this tribute to one of my favorite Photographers (capital "P"). It took but a single image of yours to appear on my screen to convince me to add you as a friend. I didn't want to miss a single image posted by LANJOCKEY. You are the master of composition and light. Enjoy the "Spolight" and recognition due you ... and finally, accept my sincere Thanks for providing the members and myself with extraodinary images that delight the senses as a result of your dedication to perfection. Well Done my friend and Well Deserved.
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Just an old "Grampa" who still has a Kodak "Box" camera kicking around the attic ... learning and enjoying the wonders of modern digital photography.
03/14/07 1:27 AM GMT
Hay Mick Im freeking sorry that I didnt come by earlier to congratulate you. I hardly come by the caedes home page since all my wanted pages a directly accessed with fav link.

So congratulations my friend. U deserve it and all the best in the future.
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03/15/07 3:46 AM GMT
Hey Mick. Congratulations to a well deserving nomination. You were definitely a first pic for me. :)

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You really don't have to be young to find a friend in a teddy bear. My gallery.
09/10/07 11:40 AM GMT
Congratulations! This is very well deserved. I havn´t been a member of Caedes for long, but your images i did notice almost at once :-). I love your landscapes.
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