Artist Spotlight # 58

Submitted by mimi 02/18/11 5:24 AM GMT

I present to you our February Artist to be spotlighted.
He has been a "Caedesian" since August, 2003. Quite impressive! His username is slybri. He is known to us as Bri. Please visit his gallery and sprinkle it with kind words and congratulations!


Firstly I would like to thank the members of Caedes. It was their encouraging comments and support that fired my appetite for photography. I first discovered Caedes while looking to find background pictures to adorn my new PC desktop and boy did I find them. Initially I thought all the photos were taken by seasoned professional photographers the quality was that good. Wanting to comment on some of my favourites I signed up. I spent time looked through my pictures deciding which were worthy of posting there were the occasional lucky shots that stood out, bravely I posted my first picture in 2003, then began my addiction. My first camera was inherited from my father in 1986 when he sadly passed away, this was a 35mm Pentax ME super, I had no success with this and decided photography was not for me. Fast forward to the year 2000 and I bought my first digital camera an Olympus Camedia 1.3 million pixels, my pictures were mainly of my young daughter and wife during the holidays. Across the next few years I upgraded trying to keep up with the Joneses and the pixels but the camera really only came out for special occasions, Xmas, birthdays etc.

2006 I purchased a Canon A630, I recognised the jump in quality straight away, shortly after I upgraded to a Panasonic bridge camera. This felt like a proper camera, while out on walks I would sneak my camera out of my pocket to snap a bird or a flower, I wasn't comfortable doing this when people were around I'm guessing I was a bit of a closet photographer. The big turning point for me was in 2009 when I made the jump and bought my first DSLR a Sony A200, my first shot was by accident when I pressed the shutter and took an unexpected picture of my dog there was a big WOW moment the quality was immediately apparent. I was no longer in the closet and wore my camera proudly around my neck shooting anything and everything.

Currently I own a Nikon D5000, this is my pride and joy until my next upgrade. My favourite shots are landscapes especially sunsets. My quest is to take the perfect shot, I look forward to achieve this not that I'm saying I will but that won't stop me trying. My favourite shots up to now were taken in Northumberland near my caravan I find photography here is very relaxing and almost therapeutic. I recently got hooked on long exposure shots and light painting this has given me my daily fix during the dark winter months I'm sure this will wear off as the nights get lighter. I would like to thank Caedes admin and all its members for the work keeping this wonderful site going, I look forward to posting and viewing your fantastic images in the future.



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03/10/11 9:51 PM GMT
Congratulations Bri. You'd made a long long way here in Caedes. Thanks for sharing your great works.

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03/10/11 9:54 PM GMT
Congratulations Bri - a well deserved honour.
Your gallery is a delight to view. Your compositional skills combined with your post processing work make each image stand out.
Enjoy your spotlight and I look forward to more of your work which I am sure many have and will take inspiration from.
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My thanks to all who leave comments for my work and to those of you who like one enough to make it a favourite. To touch just one person that way makes each image worthwhile. . . . . . . . . .. . . . "The question is not what you look at, but what you see" ~ Marcel Proust . . . . The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress." ~ Joseph Joubert (1754-1824)
03/11/11 1:07 AM GMT
Congratulations on finding yourself in the have a wonderful gallery of varied images and I especially enjoy your landscapes and animal shots...keep up the great work.
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03/11/11 10:36 AM GMT
nice going mate!..

You done very well in the short time you been here!...I for one, congratulate you on your photography!...

Reap the rewards pal..reap them well!
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03/11/11 4:02 PM GMT
Thanks all, really appreciated. Your comments keep me inspired. Used all my credits but to excuse the pun Im sure you get the picture :-).
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Thanks for taking the time to comment. All comments welcomed good and bad.
03/12/11 5:40 PM GMT
Congratulations Bri !
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03/12/11 11:19 PM GMT
Congrats and enjoy your time in the spotlight. You have a wonderful gallery. Tigs♥ =^..^
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
03/13/11 12:19 AM GMT
A big Congats to you Bri, I looked through your gallery and was very impressed, I like your Robin and Swan photos the most, landscapes too. Keep up the good work...Gregg.
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“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” - Ernst Haas
03/13/11 7:44 PM GMT
From shybri to slybri. Quite a transformation. Congratulations on your AOTM status.
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03/14/11 12:24 AM GMT
Congratulations Bri! Interesting to read your photography journey. Look forward to the future editions.
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03/14/11 2:10 AM GMT
Bri, you have so many beautiful and creative pictures in your gallery. One of my favorites is "Fireworks on the harbour." Best wishes and congrats on the AOTM!
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03/14/11 7:06 PM GMT
Congrats on the well-deserved honour of AOTM.
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Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see. - Philip Guston
03/15/11 1:07 PM GMT
Congratulations, Bri.

As they say, and most fitting ... well deserved.

Always enjoy your visual offerings, accomplished on the technical fronts and fresh takes/looks as well.

A couple of my favs from your galleries:


"Beamish Tunnel"

Here's to you gracing us with many more fine photos in the coming years. Keep shooting and most appropriately, methinks ... where you (and your mates) are concerned ... happy shooting.

Enjoy your time in the limelight. :o)
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03/16/11 6:09 AM GMT
I was surprised to realise you hadn't been featured already. n my way to get myself reacquainted with your work...
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03/16/11 8:12 PM GMT
Hey thanks all for your comments and taking the time to browse my pictures, I really appreciate it. It reinforces my love for photography and encourages me to keep pushing it forward.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. All comments welcomed good and bad.
03/21/11 5:17 PM GMT
I guess I should read the Front Page more ofter Bri. Congratulations on the honor. It is richly deserved. I think Durham Cathedral remains my favorite although you have so many good one.
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03/22/11 8:17 PM GMT
I just now saw this on the front page. Congrats...your work is excellent.
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04/05/11 1:22 PM GMT
You're a guddun...R.
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05/08/11 5:57 PM GMT

Congrats Bri on your entry into Caedes Hall of Fame!

Well Deserved!
Although I like quite a number of your images my favorite would have to be Closer 2.

Hope you enjoy your 15 minutesof Fame.

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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

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