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11/28/2020 02:20:48 PM · #1
To say Goodbye, I have been here since circa 2004, and have enjoyed my time with you
but Iam battling Dementia and other Health probllems. I find it difficult to hold my camera due to rhumatism..and some times forget where my camera is if I have left it in another pla ce other than the camera bag!!!!. I have enjoyed being here, but this year Three of my close photographer friends have passed away..
Rhumatism in both thumbs has made handling my camera harder and lack of sharpness is
evident in some of my pictures..
tou
Tena koutou Njck

11/28/2020 02:46:57 PM · #2
Sorry to hear that. Would it help to use a tripod for all of your photography instead of hand held?
11/28/2020 03:05:08 PM · #3
[quote=glad2badad] Sorry to hear that. Would it help to use a tripod for all of your photography instead of hand held? [
yes, I do that now. I take a couple of paracetamol tablets every 4/6 hours and that does help control the aches and pain.I am due to see our Nurse practtioner to see
if there can be changes to my meds make life easier
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11/28/2020 04:43:47 PM · #4
Originally posted by kiwinick:

To say Goodbye, I have been here since circa 2004, and have enjoyed my time with you
but Iam battling Dementia and other Health probllems. I find it difficult to hold my camera due to rhumatism..and some times forget where my camera is if I have left it in another pla ce other than the camera bag!!!!. I have enjoyed being here, but this year Three of my close photographer friends have passed away..
Rhumatism in both thumbs has made handling my camera harder and lack of sharpness is
evident in some of my pictures..
tou Tena koutou Njck


this is such terrible news .. i know you have been battling the dementia .. but didnt know about your hands ..
have you got stuff in your life that helps with this loss .. and i imagine it would be a great loss ..
if i couldnt take pics i huge part of my life and joy would be taken away .. and when i say a huge part of my life i mean HUGE ..
my thoughts, prayers and everything else that goes with those things are with you Nick ..
speaking for myself .. please dont be a stranger even if you dont take photos .. this place is like a home to many of us ..
dont leave home .. xx
11/28/2020 05:07:42 PM · #5
PLease don't say "goodbye" NIck! You're a valued part of the community even if you can no longer shoot! Stay with us! We care about you :-)
11/28/2020 05:35:59 PM · #6
Wat Robert posted. Nick, the DPC community is here to support you. Even if you are not shooting, we hope you can stay around!
11/28/2020 05:39:14 PM · #7
Your comments and posts are always greatly appreciated.
11/28/2020 05:57:51 PM · #8
thanks to all for your kindness, also this week we lost Ron Hubbard,who was a local
professional. who mentored so many members of our local photo club including my self
so many of us learned so much from him and his generosity to our club..
11/28/2020 06:02:47 PM · #9
I'm constantly forgetting where I've placed my camera, but only because I never put anything away. :)

There never is such a thing as goodbye. You know that we never let people leave. But don't feel like you have to do anything. We'll always be here. If you want to shoot and enter, shoot and enter. Otherwise, kick back, put your feet up, and sit a spell with us.

We're not as talkative here as we used to be, but we can be, if you need us. Just start a thread "needing some company", and we'll be with you!
11/28/2020 06:37:14 PM · #10
well I am humbled with your replies, If ever any of you come down under theres always a coffee.or something stronger if your passing through,stop in !!!!!
11/28/2020 11:25:01 PM · #11
Even when the camera becomes too burdensome, you still can enjoy the images -- and vote too. You may find that what you consider excellent changes over time, which happens to everyone else too. Still valuable to have your input and a good way to remain connected.
11/29/2020 07:28:26 AM · #12
Hey man, so sorry to hear about all this crap going on, as we get older bits drop off and we start to conk out, might be time to get in the garden and grow some veggies. Next time I'm down that way I'll pop in for some veggie soup & whisky. Stay in touch, if you remember :)
11/29/2020 08:49:21 AM · #13
Originally posted by kiwinick:

well I am humbled with your replies, If ever any of you come down under theres always a coffee.or something stronger if your passing through,stop in !!!!!


If our GOVT will “allow” us to travel internationally again, NZ will be the first place we go back to. So keep that coffee brewing strong :)

Hang around there’s no reason to leave yet,
11/29/2020 11:58:29 AM · #14
I'm so sorry to hear that your everyday activities have become difficult for you. Your neighbors here have posted wise, supportive and caring messages, and I'm sure you know that we're thinking of you and wishing you ALL the best. To reiterate, browse our photographs and threads, drop in to update us on how you're doing, and know you'll always be a big part of the community. I hope you're taking pleasure in the bounty the world has to offer. Love from us all.
11/29/2020 02:39:10 PM · #15
Tena koa kaua e whakarere!

Sorry to hear you are having a tough time Nick but please don't leave. You are a valued member of this small but perfectly formed unique community. As the others have said, just stay put and keep the wonderful friendships you have here. No pressure to take photos or enter any photo or indeed to do anything. But it feels totally unnecessary to have to cut your ties. I still cherish the calendar you very kindly posted to me.
11/29/2020 02:49:19 PM · #16
Sorry, bud. You aren't allowed to leave.

:D

Stay and be with us, even if you don't enter.

We're still your friends, you know, whether you shoot or not.

11/30/2020 03:06:02 AM · #17
Your post made me so very sad, Nick. Not only because of your physical struggles, but because your marvelous, generous, and uplifting comments were all made in spite of them.

If photography continues to bring you joy - whether taking photos, or just discussing them - then there is really no need for you to "leave".
11/30/2020 08:21:40 AM · #18
It is sad to read this. But I'm sure you'll find ways to produce still more images and still be part of this group. Illness is a bad thing, perhaps photographic art can, in part, alleviate suffering
11/30/2020 08:21:43 AM · #19
Nick, don't be too hasty here, wait and see if the Nurse practitioner can maybe make some changes to your meds.

And anyway, I don't want to imagine this site without you. As Lydia says, please stay even if you don't enter. We're here.
11/30/2020 10:45:58 AM · #20
Hotel California Nick. You can check out anytime you wish, but you can never leave. Hang in there, there are still bright days ahead. Feeling sad to hear about your physical challenges. The community is here for you NMW.
11/30/2020 05:17:08 PM · #21
Well I just cant keep my hands off things even voted and left the odd comment last night'

My wife appreciated the peace and quiet!, So we are off to COBB &co now for a meal to celebrate her significant Birth day,cant say how old but I am a bit of a Toy Boy
11/30/2020 08:26:15 PM · #22
Originally posted by kiwinick:

Well ... we are off to COBB &co now for a meal to celebrate her significant Birth day,cant say how old ...

One definition of a true gentleman is one who always remembers a lady's birthday but never her age.

Add one more vote for having you stick around. :-)
12/01/2020 01:46:17 PM · #23
Well, damn!

I didn't really know whether to go sympathetic or snarky, so you'll just have to take it how you want it.

You know the difference between DPC and love? DPC is forever.

We've buried family members here and yet still keep them alive in out hearts and minds and their legacies still adorn our archives.

There are folks here going through personally, and have had family members go through what you're dealing with. You can come here to get support and bitch.

We're here. I know that on at least two occasions people here have made a difference in my life that I didn't get anywhere else.

Stay with us as long as you can. Please.
12/01/2020 05:48:03 PM · #24
Stick around mate, there is never any GoodByes from here, there is only Au Revoir!

As my British Mum says " Keep your pecker up"

And yes, she has no idea what that means in America.
12/02/2020 12:38:59 AM · #25
It Means Hopes,and determination as the british were during WW2 and the Battle of Britain.
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