Artist SPotlight # 60

Submitted by mimi 06/14/11 5:50 AM GMT

Our next artist to be showcased has this beautiful, sensible, username, but we call her Liz? :=)
I present to you allisontaylor complete with her bio. Please visit her lovely gallery and while browsing there, leave her some laudatory words!

My first thought after reading Mimi's news about being nominated to be showcased was "what IS going here??! " Not only shock but complete resistance to the validity of feeling any of the images in my gallery to be experienced or evolved enough to be considered... My late mother's words flooded into the forefront. "Just say thank you!" she always reminded me. So thank you, I feel very honored to be nominated.

I found Caedes by accident from a comment made by someone in a music forum. Saying it was the only site they found original wall papers to download. I wrote the name down on my notes to visit at a later time. I visited the site quite often after that, intrigued by the diverse submissions and creativity even beyond photography. I never expected to ever submit any of my photos. Though slowly I began to think about some of the places, things and other various sight that I noticed but that I learned over time to not mention to the majority of people I interact with since I usually get that weird puzzled question look that I took for "what is she going on about?". I still do, but I no longer feel strange or odd for the way I "see" things.

So ALL of you inspire me everyday....You bring out those first influences I had from my mother and great grandfather. She being so in tune with natural beauty and he taught me about weather, plants, wildlife and other fascinations. Two of the few people, that reinforced importance to "really"notice and appreciate other things beyond work and daily struggles. Many, many here have been very generous with their time to encourage and share knowledge with me. I sincerely can not express how much it has helped me. Thank you seems too little to say for allowing me a place to learn and spend time with like minded people.

I have used many cameras over the years. Currently I am using a Canon EOS T2i/550D most. I hope to add more equipment as my finances and hopefully evolving abilities allow. I can't say I have a favorite image, though "The River Dance" I and II are memorable to me both for the solitude of the morning they were taken and that they needed no editing other than cropping.

Originally from TX, I spent a large portion of my childhood in north Mississippi. I currently live on the Gulf Coast with a very nice man who still seems to like me. We have a yours, mine and ours family. He a daughter, I brought a son, and we have a daughter together.

Again, thank you for your encouragement and friendships!


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06/17/11 2:33 AM GMT
I'm the first? truly deserve this honor and I'm so happy for you!!! Enjoy your time in the sun :)
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06/17/11 2:39 AM GMT
Congratulations, E. It's a well deserved honor. You have some of the most amazing pictures on this site. It's good to see you in the spotlight.
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06/17/11 4:14 PM GMT
Congratulation Elizabeth, Your work is beautiful and I am happy you share this with us! Enjoy your time in the spotlight! Mich
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06/17/11 5:11 PM GMT
Nice bio and read.

Congratulations, Elizabeth. :o)

A personal fav of mine from your galleries would be (but, not limited to):

"Pearl Essence"


I not only appreciate your artistic and creative endeavours behind the lens, add to that.. your presence on the discussion boards.

And but of course, your commentaries on image's pages. Very nice balance (and humour) on the notes of constructively critiquing and appreciation for other's efforts.

Well done.. and well deserved.

Enjoy the limelight. :o)
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06/17/11 9:21 PM GMT
Elizabeth - Your sunset / sunrise photos have been magnificent and inspirational. Yet, your gallery has so much more! You can do more than 'just say thank you'. Take a bow, as you are a very talented photographer, with a great eye for composition. Congratulations for being selected for the artist spotlight! Thad
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
06/17/11 9:31 PM GMT
Congratulations Elisabeth. I agree with Thad, he said it so well. You really deserve to be in the spotlight. I have enjoyed your wonderful sunset/sunrise photos many times and your other photos as well. Enjoy your time in the spotlight, you deserve it!
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06/17/11 11:03 PM GMT

Congrats E!
A well Deserved honor indeed. You know I like
ALL of your images because they also reflect and remind me of where I live. I'd have to say my All Time Favorite is Solitary Ride because that person in the boat is ME. I grew up on the Bayou as a kid heading out at daybreak to fish many times in a scene just as this. Thanks for the memory through this image.

Truly hope you enjoy your 15 minutes of Fame as they say. You Deserve it!

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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
06/18/11 12:19 AM GMT
Congratulations, Elizabeth. You certainly deserve this spotlight for all the wonderful and well received images you bring to the site. It is we who should be saying 'thank you'.
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You only live once. OR MAYBE NOT!
06/19/11 2:54 PM GMT
Congratulations Elizabeth on this well deserved honour.
Your gallery is a delight - and Pearl Essence is also a favourite of mine along with many others especially including April Morning Fog.

Enjoy your spotlight and I hope we continue to see your wonderful work for a long time to come - your images always seem to have that 'extra something' and I say 'Thank You' to you :)
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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)
06/20/11 2:04 AM GMT
Elizabeth, I have admired your work for years and am so happy for you that you have received your due recognition. You are a tremendous talent.
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06/20/11 3:14 AM GMT
Congratualtions Elizabeth! A well deserved honor. I always enjoy your sunrise / sunset captures & one of my favorites is Evening Clearing II. You really have an eye for what nature has to offer. I enjoyed reading your bio. Enjoy your time in the spotlight.
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"Packers Rock!"
06/20/11 6:56 PM GMT
Hello Elizabeth....Many congratulations Elizabeth,I'm delighted you've been picked for the Spotlight Award....Your work is indeed a credit to Caedes...Well done...All the very best to you Elizabeth.................Mick.
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06/21/11 12:34 AM GMT
I love your landscape and bird photos, congrats to you on this great honor Liz. You should feel very proud to be featured on the best Wallpaper site ever created, but you deserve it. Keep up the good work. I always enjoy the comments you leave on my photos, Party on...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
06/21/11 10:47 AM GMT
Congratulations,Elizabeth.Well deserved honor.I have always loved your beautiful photos.Enjoy your time in the spotlight.
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06/22/11 7:04 PM GMT
Congratulations, Elizabeth, with your well deserved place in the Caedes 'hall of fame'. Think it's a good opportunity too to say 'thanks' for all the effort done to enjoy us with your very fine work. Enjoy your time in the spotlight.

Regards, Cornelius.
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Cornelius was here either to enjoy your image/work or to say 'thank you' for your interest in my work. Please CLICK HERE to see my journal!
06/23/11 3:46 PM GMT
Congratulations, Elizabeth !
A well deserved honor !
Kind regards !
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-*A Wallpaper is worth a million words - And I leave them Speechless!*- ...
06/26/11 7:48 AM GMT
Congratulations on AOM and enjoy your time in the spotlight.
Tigs♥ =^..^=

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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
06/27/11 9:48 PM GMT
Sorry for the late response Liz but I don't often visit Caedes home page. You have some great scenic shots in your gallery, & I love all your Heron, & Pelican uploads.

Many congratulations Liz this award is well deserved.
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06/30/11 4:26 PM GMT
I too am sorry for posting this late Elizabeth. Congratulations on becoming the AOTM. I have been through your gallery and am quite impressed by what I saw there. You deserve the honour definitely.
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If practice makes perfect and nobody is perfect, then why practice?
07/04/11 8:48 PM GMT
I can't believe I just now discovered this E~. I am not a bit surprised that you were chosen. You photos are always well done and a pleasure to view. Congratulations.

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Cameras are like people--sometimes they lose focus.
07/15/11 9:35 AM GMT
Nice to see you nominated..You do have some real nice pictures...R.
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I can smell the sunlight on your skin. Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make!
07/17/11 11:32 AM GMT
I am so excited for you,Congradulations.. this was a long time coming I feel then to you deserve it, sorry for being late it just cought my eye.
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Photography for me is all about the camera an the shot. I make very little changes to my images, pre an post..
12/21/11 6:04 AM GMT
You know I wasn't even aware one could leave comments on these artist spotlights until just recently and there's a laundry list of kudos I could post here... except a bunch of folks already said what I wanted to. It will have to suffice to say, at least, that there are certain people here at Caedes who are the litmus test for specific styles and techniques of photography and design, unintentionally proffering their work as "the best of" their particular style without actually knowing they are. You are one of those people, Elizabeth, humble and sharing, and your low-light photography is a constant delight to many here. Thank you and belated congratulations. To parrot those who have written before me you truly do deserve the recognition.

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