Artist Spotlight # 44

Submitted by mimi 10/09/09 6:09 AM GMT

As we enter Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, entering from Stage left is our next artist to shine. The unique username will take some a bit to figure out :)...take a few minutes to browse his gallery, sprinkle generously with comments and all congrats can be left below. Welcome nigelmoore know to us as Nigel Moore. Here is his gallery.

A few years ago the idea that I might be able to put together an online gallery would have had me doubting my sanity. Thinking that I might receive any recognition for it would have had me seriously worried about men in white coats. So thank you my friends for this terrific honour. I am, almost, lost for words.

I don’t suppose I need to tell you my real name, but for those of you who haven’t worked it out yet there’s a clue in my screen name. No, I really didn’t use my imagination there did I? If I’d known then that I was entering into a long-term relationship with this site I would probably have tried a bit harder.

I came to photography relatively late and it was a slow burn rather than a sudden passion. After occasionally dabbling with film cameras I bought my first digital, a Fujifilm with 2.1 megapixels, in the late 1990’s. I liked using it so much that a few years later I bought a little Nikon, which I thought was the bee’s knees. It was during a walk with it and a couple of friends one Sunday that I took the picture that became my first Caedes post. It was of a green weed against a background of green weeds and I thought it was fantastic because I liked the green and it had water dripping off it. So that evening, which I know from my Caedes page was the 15th January 2005, I went on the internet to look for somewhere to share it.

I had already visited Caedes and come away with some great images. Russ (heidlerr), Pierre (ppigeon), Tracy (camerahound), Paul (paul_gerritsen) and Michael (photoimagery) had all featured on my desktop. So I took the plunge, and I posted my weed. I was so proud of the two positive comments it got that I had it blown up, framed it and put it on the wall.

It wasn’t until two years later, after a trip to the Balkans fired my imagination and sent my Nikon into overdrive, that I posted my next images. In July that year I decided I was ready for my first DSLR and bought a Samsung GX-10; after many happy days and much learning with that camera I have just allowed myself to upgrade to a (used) Canon 5d.

I have mixed feelings now when I look back at that weed. I see how little I knew compared to how much I thought I knew; but I also see how much of an impact photography has had on me since then. It has changed the way I look and see, taken me to places I would never have gone and introduced me to people I would never have met. It’s a journey that I have been lucky enough to share with so many friends here on this site, even if the dripping green weed that started it all has been consigned to history and will never see the light of day again.

It would be hard to choose a favourite from my own gallery because each image has memories attached. If pushed I would probably say ‘Seat’ even if that does draw attention to yet another lame choice of name. My favourite Caedes moment is much easier to choose. It would be the get-together in Bradford in 2008 when I got to see who was behind the avatars and virtual friends became real. I was amazed when some of you travelled to the UK to join us and one of these days I might just return the favour. You can put down that gun and put the ‘gators back on the leash right now Momma.

Easier too is thinking about my inspirations on the site. As well as those I’ve already listed I have often returned to look at the galleries of Milo_Anderson, d_spin_9, jma55, kodo34, dmk and, before it went missing, RKG. Aktait’s ‘Bubbles’ and Mannie3’s ‘Hello Mr Sea’ would be in the front running for my favourite picture. If I have one wish for this community it is that we open our eyes more to images of people.

Outside photography I do work, as a consultant to public sector housing organisations in the UK and a translator for an astronomy institute in Spain. I was born in Lichfield in Staffordshire, England but consider myself a Southerner after living in London and the South East for the last 27 years. I am proud of my adopted identity, regardless of what some jealous Northerners here might have to say. Thou shalt have a fishy, on a little dishy... It’s alright boys, we know it’s grim up there.

That must be almost enough words from me but I’d like to say two more thank you’s before I retire squinting from the spotlight. One is to all of you for all of this, and the other is to Caedes and the mods for all their hard work and generosity. Now, if I can just avoid tripping over that chair I left sticking out of my gallery, I’ll move off and get out of your way.....


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10/11/09 6:06 AM GMT
Congratulations! I truly enjoy your work. Especially those stunning shorelines. "Call of the Wild" is a particular favorite. An interesting and fascinating bio. Totally relate to the slow burn beginnings. Thank you for sharing your world.
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10/11/09 6:43 AM GMT
Congrats, Nigel! A very well deserved favorites in your gallery have to be "La Vie en Rose" and "Broken". Also, I must point out your contributions in the discussion boards as well, especially in "Photoshop-aholic"'re definitely one to learn from.
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10/11/09 9:21 AM GMT
Congratulations Nigel :)
I love your work, I enjoy seeing what you have come up with.
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"Everyone has a photographic memory...some just don't have film." ~~My DA Gallery~~
10/11/09 10:17 AM GMT
Mucho congrats Nigel, way overdue!! You have such an expansive gallery, something for everyone to enjoy!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
10/11/09 2:08 PM GMT
Congradulations are way over due, you have a excelent galley, an some very inspiring works.
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I use a Pentax K-10D
10/11/09 4:18 PM GMT
Oh Nigel, I'm so glad you received this honor. I think my favorite of yours is Mupe 02 a most breathtaking image and a great show of your camera skills. Congrats to you, and I'm pleased to call you my friend. =^..^=Sandi
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
10/11/09 7:21 PM GMT
I always knew you were a photographer of the superior type!
You well deserve this honor, and i'm happy you got it!
Thanks for sharing all of your stunning (and inspirational) images!
-Emmy =D
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10/11/09 7:34 PM GMT
Congratulations,it is well deserved,you have beautiful photos,you are a correct person too.
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10/11/09 7:38 PM GMT
Nice to see you get the recognition. It's been a steady progression and I'm sure you are now an inspiration to many. One of my favorites is Blackfriars and another of a carousel horse that is no longer in your gallery. Enjoy the moment, Nigel. Well done.
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10/11/09 7:38 PM GMT
Congrats Nigel!.. not only your great gallery I do enjoy, but you are wonderful person! Thank you for sharing your work and friendship! Mich
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10/11/09 9:40 PM GMT
Congratulations, Nigel. I have just been through your gallery and I was really impressed. You definitely deserve the honour.
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If practice makes perfect and nobody is perfect, then why practice?
10/11/09 10:46 PM GMT
Congratulations Nigel!!
Your work is inspirational to many and your thoughtful and helpful participation in the site is top notch as well.
Two of my favourites of yours are Straw Hat and Footprints. Both tell a story :)
Enjoy your spotlight - no one deserves it more Mr Moore.
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The question is not what you look at, but what you see ~ Marcel Proust
10/12/09 12:17 AM GMT
Congratulations Nigel. Nobody deserves this more than you. Right from when I first started regularly uploading images here you have given me support and good, constructive criticism which has gone on to improve my skills as a photographer immensely. If push comes to shove then I would say that "30 St Mary Axe" is my favourite of yours but there are many contenders for that accolade.

Bask in the glory Nigel. You deserve it!
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"If at first you don't succeed, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." W.C. Fields. So, keep trying to see My Gallery.
10/12/09 3:05 AM GMT
Yay (clasps hands joyously) and about time too! I tried to pick a favourite from your gallery Nigel but I honestly can't and I'm pretty sure I have nearly every one of them on my desktop rotation. It's been said above me but I'll say it again, no one deserves this more, not only are you a brilliant photographer but you are incredibly patient and generous with your time and this site is certainly a better place for having you around. Congratulations Nigel, enjoy the group hug, Kelcey.
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10/12/09 5:22 AM GMT
Congratulations to you Sir Nigel. You have been an inspiration to me and have helped me to become better then I ever expected. Your photoshopaholic link was of great benefit to me and got me on the road to improvement. You were very encouraging to me and many others. No one ever deserved this aware any more then you.

My favorite post is A.M.. There are many others but I still like the sunglasses in this post. I also remember you liked the line, "fingerprints of apathy," and it encouraged me to continue writing my little narratives. I thank you for all your help. Bask in the glory my friend. You have earned it.

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Hopefully my photos and stories will let you know what makes me Tick
10/12/09 6:51 AM GMT
Congratulations Nigel!
Fantastic gallery and a well deserved artist spotlight!
Well done my friend.
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10/12/09 9:16 AM GMT
Congrats for being in the spotlights this month, you deserve it :o)

My fav is this one, I like the simplicity in it.

So enjoy your days in the spotlights.

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10/12/09 10:07 AM GMT
It was indeed about time! :). Congratulations Nigel, you really deserve it. It was an honour to meet you in Bradford, along with the other memorable members! I hope we will meet again more times in the future!

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10/12/09 11:24 AM GMT
Congratulations Nigel! I too think it was about time for you to be in the spotlight. Your photos and your ´photoshopaholic` thread has been an inspiration and a great way to learn more about photo to me. My favorite among your many wonderful photos are "Mr Percival" and "Call of the Wild", and many moore :-)
Enjoy your days in the spotlight you have earned it!
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10/12/09 11:41 AM GMT
Congratulations Nigel! It's great that you've become a member of the 'Caedes Hall of Fame Community' (CHOFC, lol) now.
Like to use this opportunity to say 'Thanks' for sharing your very fine work!
Regards, Cornelius.
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Cornelius was here either to enjoy your image or say 'thank you' for your interest in my gallery. In the first case, please CLICK HERE to see my work!
10/12/09 12:53 AM GMT
Way to go Nigel. :) WooHooo. :)
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Always remember - Follow the Yellow Brick Road, it will lead you to OZ and the Emerald City. A very nice place to live. Trust me on this one, I live there. The Lion **** MY CAEDES GALLERY****Another Site I'm AT - MY DA HOME PAGE
10/12/09 1:02 PM GMT
Congrats to you Nigel! Fine gallery you have here.

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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you” - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
10/12/09 1:32 PM GMT
good job mr moore! ;-) twas about time indeed methinks!! You are indeed most lovely, a good friend and shooting buddy. enjoy your month in the spotlight !! :-)
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10/12/09 3:51 PM GMT
A big well deserved congrats to you Nigel. I have always enjoyed your unique style. Your gallery is full of great images. My 2 favorites are "Roedean" and "Broken" Enjoy your time in the spotlight....Gregg
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10/12/09 5:07 PM GMT
Well deserved Sir Nigel! I'm so pleased "Seat" is one of your favorites as it was one of the very first downloads and favored Caedes posts of mine when I discovered the web site. Since then I've come to love "Belle Tout" almost as much. ;) Congrats!

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10/12/09 6:22 PM GMT
Nigel, I am very happy for you and extend a very real deserved congrats to you. ~~ John
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10/12/09 9:41 PM GMT
Congratulations Nigel ... a very well deserved honor. Your work is an inspiration & I'd have to say my favorite in your gallery is Novice. Enjoy your time in the spotlight.
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“There are many paths but only one journey.”
10/13/09 12:11 AM GMT
Congratulations Nigel. You really do deserve this and I am proud to know you. Between you and Owd Bob, I have learned so much just watching your gallery. Enjoy your time in fame and keep up the great work for us all to enjoy.
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Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. - Ansel Adams....... My Gallery
10/13/09 1:56 AM GMT
Congratulations Nigel...very well deserved!
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10/13/09 7:18 AM GMT
Nigel...I just now noticed you are shining brightly in the caedes spotlight. I'm proud to know you and of course love your photography. I especially love the latest one...of the two phone booths. That is just a winner in the Bloo Book...hehe.Getting to know you has been a real pleasure and now knowing your "personal history" a bit more is even nicer.
I noticed that you and I seem to have the same 'taste' for the photographers here(i.e. Pierre,Russ, Paul, MIchael.) They are the ones that I admired from the start too. YOU have become an inspiration to me, and I need that. hehe I hope one day you will come take photos of the wonderful Pacific Ocean and of course the yummy seafoods we have here. I am really proud that you are in this honorable place. Congrats to you, my new and good friend. Verena
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10/13/09 7:48 AM GMT
Just had a chance to read your bio before commenting, Nigel. In viewing your gallery again, I am drawn to your landscapes which take in as much as the eye can see and I sense a desire for perfection in every post. Your love for photography shines through and it's always a pleasure to view your fine images as it is also a pleasure to know you. Your efforts and your talents have been publicly acknowledged and rightly so. Congratulations and I hope that you will one day join us for a get together in the US. ;0
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“Life is precious; therefore, do not waste it by doing things mechanically without love. We should try to put love into everything we do.” - Amma
10/13/09 1:25 PM GMT
Well, well ... well done and well-deserved, Nigel. :o)

Hard to choose a fav, however ... I will recall this one image of yours that put you on my map, so to speak. Namely that of "Leadenhall Market".

Was and is an impressive editing accomplishment to my eyes. And it happened to spark off a most enjoyable exchange between us, that has since continued.

Love that aspect of interaction that happens on our beloved site here. The dialogue between artist and appreciative viewer.

I would also agree with your own personal choice, that of "Seat" ... being a standout in your galleries as well.

Enjoy your time in the lime light. And congratulations, once again. :o)
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"An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind." - Mahatma Gandhi
10/13/09 7:46 PM GMT
Well deserved, Nigel - I've admired your work for years now and although I don't comment as often as I probably should you are often on my desktop. You keep up the good work and I'll keep admiring it. How's that for a deal? Congrats -
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So many pics and so little time can mean just one thing - it must be - tee time
10/14/09 12:01 AM GMT

Congratulations Sir Nigel!

I am very happy to see you receive AOTM. Enjoyed reading your Bio. Your gallery is One of the Best on the site and more than deserving of this Honor.
My Favorite image is, Belle Tout. A Breathtaking once in a lifetime capture. The car and people in the image give it so much depth and perspective. The lighting gives this image a "Heaven on Earth" appearance. Thanks for sharing all of your Excellent captures with me and others here on Caedes. Also Thank You for your Friendship and Support. Much Appreciated! Congratulations Once More!

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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
10/15/09 12:44 AM GMT
Congratulations, Nigel. It is a well deserved honor for you. I love your photography.

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10/16/09 3:53 AM GMT
You have done a lot of good here, Sir Nigel, and I for one am very glad to see that you are getting your due.

Congrats, my friend.

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10/16/09 7:23 AM GMT
Oh dear, dear, dear...

Sorry mate for being late with the accolades to honour your Artist Spotlight!

You do good stuff and I always like the way you think about a me that's 'seeing' with the eye and not the camera!...

Congratulations my friend and reap the rewards!....
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* Owing to the deterioration in my hands, I find that I cannot comment as much as I should..But please know...I do look at all your posts!..and will leave my 'moniker' >OB< when I do so!...Thank you all * OwdBob'sGallery
10/16/09 1:06 PM GMT
you are a most deserving artist. what i like about your photography is the way you see things. they are so appealing to me because of their contents and the effects you seem to give each one. a little list of my favorites would include leadenhall market, the lemur, the kimmeridge shots, the mupe shots and heaven and earth. getting to know you makes this extra special for me. congratulations and bravo!
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AVATAR BY PJ...............i've been visiting a friend who has a "sometimes connection". so sorry for the lack of comments. i am always extremely grateful for the kind comments and suggestions that you make. Please Visit My Gallery
10/16/09 5:51 PM GMT
Congratulations,Mr Nigel!..
You're a very talented artist photographer !!! I admire very much your wonderful works ! favourite is Heaven and Earth. ..... must to confess that I feel very honored when , sometimes,I have a favorable comment from you,on my pics...:))..Congratulations once more!!
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10/18/09 9:13 PM GMT
Well done Nigel, so much deserved. Some inspiring work in your gallery.
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Thanks to all those who commented and helped with my work here.
10/20/09 9:55 PM GMT
..zzzzzZzz wake up Patti! sheesh Sir Nigel I missed the ceremony and the Knighting!!! lol! what kind of friend am I??? ...well done my dear friend - a very well deserved honour! hugzzzz
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..thanking you in advance for your comments. Please know that all your comments are appreciated....." Live well, love much, laugh often!" .... mygallery
10/21/09 2:00 AM GMT
A most deserving honor! I have scanned through your amazing gallery, and can honestly say I could not pick a favorite, but can say with certain that you are a man with many talents! I have frequented the "Photoshop-aholic" thread you started, on many occasions, which has been quite helpful. Congratulations, Nigel! :)
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11/14/09 1:01 AM GMT
Dang Nigel, it appears I failed to see this and congratulate you on being selected. A more deserving person I can't think of. I love bantering with you. In other words, you are one of my favorite people to kick around. Lu ya, buddy.
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