4.1.05

Country house


City dweller, successful feller, thought to himself: 'Oops! I've got a lot of money'... I know that it's not everyone's cup of tea, and I am aware that Pbase has been slower than frozen treacle of late, but I have been putting a lot of effort into my black and white galleries, Colourless I and Colourless II, and I would appreciate some visitors (and, more importantly, comments). Now, no-one knows better than me that it is a nightmare posting comments just now, and none of us know when, or even if, this problem is going to be resolved. Personally, I love black and white photography, and a couple of weeks ago I decided that I was going to spend the time until February concentrating on improving my B&W abilities. Should I finally take the plunge and attempt to sell my photographs, it is the black and white ones that I would like to sell (although I'm not fussy - I'll sell colour ones too!). So, friends and amigos, please, please, please have a look at my colourless galleries and tell me what you think - can't you see that I'm desperate! Talking about things desperate, Pbase just now is becoming a bit of a bind. I am not going to get involved in the forum debate about what kind of service we should expect for US$23 (which is about £14 - not very much at all), but I will say this: Pbase's main strength - its biggest advantage over similar photography sites (whether more expensive or not) - is the Pbase community. Put quite simply, it is the members who have made Pbase what it is. Now Pbase is in danger of losing that, as it is now incredibly difficult to post comments on images. When the community is prevented from communicating, the community collapses - and we are seeing signs of that already, if many of the messages on the forum are anything to go by. Pbase has become an important part of my daily routine, and I would be loath to leave here, but this situation simply can't go on - and it is not good enough for the apologists to say that 'we get what we pay for', because recently we haven't. Now, go and look at my colourless galleries and comment on the pictures if you can ;-)

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