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What Comes After Before?

I came across Stacy’s blog through Monochrome Madness Challenge. It seems it all runs in circles, but I was lucky enough to jump into a good circle, with so many wonderful people. I joined her AfterBeforeFriday Forum around 7th or 8th week, but nevertheless I celebrate this one year anniversary with all my heart. Six months ago, we implemented One Focus Photo feature and it has been a huge success.

So, we have two anniversaries today – One year of ABF Friday and Six months of OFP. It is only fitting to mark it with one of Stacy’s photos. When I saw the photo, I knew it would be a monochrome version. Seems I am not alone, if you check the gallery on her blog, quite few of the participants went the same route.

Loré Dombaj ABF52 OPFI call this image “Low Winter Sun”, although I had no idea what season it really was. I was right, because the image was taken this February. Stacy presented us with quite a challenge, because of the contrast between those dark and light parts. It was hard to find a balance, but the monochrome just whispered to me in the right way. And naturally, I had to flip the image.

Please, hop to Stacy’s blog Visual Venturing and see how it’s really done.

I leave you with some of my favorite afters from the first year of AfterBeforeFriday and hope there are many more to come.

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Made it Ma! Top of the World!

So, this just happened.

anniversary-2xHappy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com one year ago!
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

I had no idea I was flying all this time!? I mean, my Puff the magic Dragon days are long gone, so I have no idea where they got that idea.

On a serious note, I want to thank all of you wonderful people who, for some strange reason, follow my crazy journey. I appreciate every visit, like, comment, even the bad ones (sorry for blocking you 😛 ). I know you probably stumbled on Snow’s Fissures and Fractures by mistake, but it’s too late. Now, you are stuck with me.

Hope this blogging thing sticks around, I really enjoy it.