Saying Goodbye is never easy, at least for me. But a goodbye does not necessarily mean closing of a chapter in life, it signifies the upcoming experiences in life – new chapters, new lessons. Photo A Day Experiment(PADE) might have ended but I think that my knack for photography has just started.
When PADE was just an idea, I and Sfurti exchanged so many emails about the rules we wanted to implement, themes, the way we wanted to execute it and yet we had no idea what was actually going to happen. How many people would even show up? But slowly PADE picked up pace, we grew from a team of two to a small community of ~20 bloggers.
We weathered our challenges ranging from time zones, corrupted blog templates, hardware failures, family commitments, internet glitches to health issues. And yet we had the time of our lives! Each PADE participant brought a new light to a simple theme, we had a tough time deciding Shutterbugs. Phew!
PADE ran its own course and brought us joy, new friends, a few photography skills and a new appreciation for contest hosts! We are aware that some of you did not agree with our decisions but immensely grateful that you were gracious enough to accept our choices. PADE was never about badges and winners anyway.
We have learnt so much from each one of you!
Here a few of my favorite posts by each one of you(in no particular order) –
Shrikant Pednekar – Day 3: Candle
Punit Dubey – Day 15: Bokeh
Poonam – Day 20: Cartoon
Priyam Saikia – Day 5: Fresh
Sini Rachel – Day 9: Sharp
Geetashree Chatterjee – Day 17: Bliss
Pravin Chavre – Day 30: Water
Arghyadeep Kundu – Day 4: Distance
Anunoy Samanta – Day 25: Shapes
Rio de la Sciocco – Day 3: Candle
Pankti Mehta – Day 13: Window
Meera aka a rat – Day 27: Smile
Swaroop Guggilam – Day 4: Distance
Prasanna Seshadri – 31 Puzzles
Prathamesh – Day 18 – Bridge
Aliasgar – Day 5: Fresh
Sammya Brata – Day 29: Special
Ranjith – 11 in 1
We hope that PADE has been a great journey for you too. We’d like to thank each and every one of you who participated in PADE. The titles have already been granted by Sfurti so I’d just like to say that all of you are PADE stars for us!
Here a few photos that I clicked for PADE but somehow they never made it! (Click on the photo for a full-screen view)
On to our last PADE responsibilities:
And now it is time to reveal the participant who has vowed us time and again with his beautiful shots and posts. The winner of the coveted title – Ace of PADE.
Punit is our “Ace of PADE”!
Now PADE is officially over. I will miss it but I’m excited about the new things I’ll be doing on my blog (like book reviews, hehe).
I have consolidated everything related to PADE on a separate page on my blog – Photo A Day Experiment (PADE). Once again thanks to all of you for participating in PADE.
All the best for your future endeavors and I hope we continue to support each other. Keep the PADE spirit alive!
Onto an exciting milestone, I didn’t even realize I have crossed the 200 mark this week. This is my 205th post. Whoa! I have been blogging for about 8 months (on and off) but this domain completes 3 months today!