At first, kiriban 955 555 is VERY close!
At second, photo trip to ZOO Bratislava was a fail. I love visiting ZOOs in winter, they are usually calm, animals are more active and are more curious about you. ZOO Bratislava was nicely covered with snow, but ALL the animals were hidden, I have never seen such an empty ZOO
the only animals I could photograph were wolves (but in totally photographer unfriendly enclosure) and red pandas. I predicted big cats would be closed in indoor enclosures, but I forgot those exhibits have only natural light which comes through roof windows. But nobody bothered to remove the snow from the roof, so light could not get inside and the indoor cat enclosures were SO dark that one had troubles to even spot the cats there
it was absolutely impossible to take a photo. And finally, I got stuck in Bratislava, freezing in wet shoes and jeans for more than 60 minutes without moving, so I wonder if I get some illness
At third, I failed in NAT GEO contest
thank you very much for the votes, you got my shot of amazing wolf Lobo into TOP 20. TOP 10 was chosen by experts and all the people got some wonderful prize - but the experst did not include my photo which ended in the last 10 together with masterpieces like [link] [link] [link]
I can not pretend I am not a bit sad about it
But my friends *Allerlei
got 7th and 6th place, winning a one year ticket to ZOO Prague: congrats, girls!
I am jealous and at the same time, I think you should get much better place
I do not understand the experts, Amrodel's professional photo ([link]
got worse position than this badly photoshopped tiger ([link]
hm... ok, girls, once more, congrats
At fourth, I am really devasteted about my photos being stolen again. Some -------------- took my photos, removed my signature and posted them on facebook. That person already got 400 000 fans. When I complained about usage of my photos, this person posted a status which clamed HER as a victim of haters (haters = me and my friends whose photos ALSO got stolen). That stealing person got so MANY supporting comments from her fans... they encouraged her to not mind us... Do not they understand that they encourage her to steal more? That it is US who feel bad and depressed because our stuff got stolen?
Check journals of *Allerlei
to learn more about it, I am too tired and depressed to deal with other theft
I somehow can not bear it. I have so many troubles right now and this is really getting me down.
I am tired with this, people
I mean REALLY tired
I have never wanted to ruin my photos with large watermarks (yes, I know I use three signatures, but I still keep saying those are decent ones!), but I propably have no other chance. Very soon, my photos will the most likely get a huge watermark which would cover remarkable part of the main photo's subject. Please, blame the thieves, not me...
At fifth, we have really really bad family problems with my grandda, we are angry, worried, scared, nervous, moved and sad at the same time
we would like to help but I am afraid we are considered an oposition, not a helping partner. We get the behavior we do not deserve and we do not know if it is caused by normal granddad's personality (which is very complicated) or if it is caused by some illness. We deal with this situation several hours a day, calling whole the family, doctors, preparing various scenarios... it is very exhausting