Many of you are already familiar with Joe’s beautiful photography, and some of you know of his incredible spirit of generosity.
His passion for photography moved him to create Monochromia and allowed the crew of photographers and photo nuts to embark on a wonderful adventure. He is generous with his time as he teaches less experienced photographers new techniques (please see his blog for his “You Asked For It” series). He shares each and every Monochromia post on our FB page. He reblogs every Monochromia post on his own blog The Visual Chronicle. He has helped me to learn the basics of lightroom (and helped me with so many other things), and he and his wife have become my friends.
PLUS I just love this image!
Here’s to you, Joe, with a big ol Southwest Virginia THANK YOU!!
Nikon D610 and Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 IF-ED AF-D lens – 1/160 @ f/4 – ISO 800
“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”
Edgar Allen Poe
Thank you so much for reblogging this post and your kind words Laurie 🙂 You are also very generous with your time as evidenced by your very full schedule, and I really am grateful to have you as a friend as well as part of the Monochromia team. Your enthusiasm for this thing we call photography is contagious which drives me even further. Thank you 🙂
You are so gracious, Joe, in addition to all the things Laurie says about you, above. Nice.
Thank you Alys 🙂
He is a very generous soul as you say Laurie and deserves your shout-out! I love his images – He has such a good eye and I think Joe’s photos of people show an especially special talent! 🙂
Thank you Pauline 🙂
Such kind words Laurie! 🙂 I agree with everything you say, Joe is a wonderful person, a fantastic photographer, and a really great friend. I admire his enthusiasm and energy. 🙂 And this photo is fantastic!
Thank you Elina 🙂
I love it when those who know are willing to share with those who don’t. Wonderful!
Thank you Lynda 🙂
Lovely tribute, Laurie. It’s nice to learn a bit more about Joe from your perspective as well.
Thank you again Alys 🙂
Joe is a great photographer and a wonderful human being!
Thank you Daniel 🙂
Wonderful to have found not only a mentor but also a friend. I love his creations too, and it’s nice to know the man behind the lens is as good as he seems.
Thank you Crystal 🙂
Thank you Crystal 🙂
Fine words indeed Laurie and grateful thanks to Joe for so much!
Thank you Patti 🙂
Just awesome guys. I think I see the parallel to this image and an anniversary we are lucky to recognize with you LB. While Mr Poe points to the inevitable in such a eloquent way, I am glad to have you with us, lacing up those well worn boots of yours to show us how to overcome, in the most badass way possible. You’ve come so far and there’s many winding roads ahead for you too.
Joe, thanks for all your generosity in spirit and talent. You’re a true friend. wok
Thank you Boomdee 🙂