Recently my premium membership here at DA has expired. I let it happen. I am not renewing it, not because I don't have money. I just feel that I don't need it. I am not promoting my art, I am not trying to sell it. I earn my living by a different craft, which sometimes takes much higher toll on me than I would wish, but I am not complaining, not at all, I love my job, and making photos is not the only pleasure for me
. In order to succeed in what you are doing you should keep adding to it, constantly working and improving, otherwise you'll be left behind. No matter what you do, you must keep learning more, nonstop. It becomes your life, and you just cannot step back and take a break, you are that squirrel running in a wheel. So the life is going on, you set up your priorities, and sometimes you sacrifice what you love to do in favor of what you have to do. I was not that active here lately, I did not make any new photographs for quite some time, to my greatest regret. I sporadically keep processing and posting here some of my older files, this gives me a great pleasure and satisfaction to do this. And I am by all means wishing to continue doing this, and taking new pictures when the opportunity presents, so I'll be around.
Thank you all, my friends and watchers, it is always a great fun seeing your new works, and I am very grateful for all your faves and continuing support!