The Final Post – 3 Years Later

Three years ago in January, 2009, I made my first blog post. This post will be my last one on this blog.

It has been a wonderful experience sharing photos, stories and tips about life and learning through the lens. I’ve had photo contests where I gave away lenses and trips and other goodies (how fun!). I’ve had a seriously controversial camera review (Sam and I won’t live that one down… but we do get emails daily totally in agreement with our findings)  But best of all I have shared with you the amazing work of many fellow photographers through Inspirations and Photographer of the Month posts. Thanks to these photographers for letting me feature their work!

I have been inspired and humbled by he response to this blog. Thanks mostly to you dear visitor for stopping by to read and make comments!

Going forward Samantha and I will do all our photography and community posts over at oopoomoo where we will have tons of free photography tips and tricks and techniques and of course our popular How-to and Photography Guide eBooks and announcements of workshops and tours. We still plan to keep the inspiration up and have lots to stimulate the eye and mind on the topics of photography and living better on this planet. I hope you will join us at oopoomoo.

Finally, I want to thank a Samantha Chrysanthou, Sabrina Henry and Catherine Byram for help with posting blog entries.



42 Responses to “The Final Post – 3 Years Later”

  1. Mike Katona Says:

    Thanks for the fun, the, lessons, and the inspiration. I look forward and ahead to oopoomoo.

  2. Many thanks for the time you take to do these posts. I find the information interesting and informative. I look forward to following you and Samantha over on oopoomoo.

  3. Darwin, thanks for sharing so much and so generously here on this blog. I’d have to say this has been one the top resources I’ve learned from and been inspired by in the last couple years as I got started with photography. I look froward to seeing what you and Sam have in store with oopoomo, and will be following you there.

    Again, my sincerest thanks and appreciation.

    – Ian

  4. Darwin,
    Thanks so much for sharing so much of your knowledge on this blog. I always looked back on posts you wrote for inspiration. This has been one of the blogs that I visit daily since I found it in 2009. You really got me interested in photography on a more creative level and I thank you for that. All the best with oopoomoo.


  5. Have a fun New Year and see you over at oopoomoo!

  6. It’s been fun, Darwin. Thanks for teaching and sharing – I have a new appreciation for the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, thanks to you, and a lot of new ideas and techniques to try to capture that beauty for myself (and for sharing and possibly inspiring others). All the best at oopoomoo, where I will continue to follow your adventures and guidance.

  7. Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to your blog, Darwin and the chance to meet so many talented photographers who were part of the Inspirations and POTM series. I wish you and Sam all the very best with oopoomoo and I am looking forward to visiting with you there. Happy New Year!

  8. Susan Osborn Says:

    Thanks for your inspiration. I have learned much. Will follow at new blog.

  9. Always enjoyed reading your blog. Happy New Year!

  10. Bobby Scott Says:

    See you on the other side.

  11. See you on the other side (site).

  12. It has been a joy (and most educational) following you here, Darwin. Thank you. See you in your new digs!

  13. I have really enjoyed the blog Darwin. Thanks and good luck on your new venture!

  14. My best wishes to you and Samantha Darwin, and have a great 2012! See you in your new “home” 🙂

  15. Nice one Darwin, it’s certainly cheered up this little corner of the UK.

  16. Layton Fisher Says:

    Hi Darwin , Hi Samantha

    We met at Moncton workshop last year. Congratulations on the move-. I love the idea of the new site and the name.


  17. It has always been an inspiration to read your blog and I am extremely honored to have had the opportunity to have one of my images featured on your blog. I am looking forward to seeing what you will present us with in 2012!!! Happy New Year!

  18. Many thanks Darwin. See you at oopoomoo!!!

  19. I have truly enjoyed reading this blog over the past couple of years… Your images are inspirational, and your feedback on gear and equipment has been very useful.

    I’ll follow you and Sam on oopoomoo.

    All the best in 2012!

  20. My only comment is what the heck where you doing up at 4:00 a.m.?

    That being said I do want to say thanks for all the beautiful photos shared during the year. Very inspirational. Happy New Year!

  21. Congrats on such a successful blog Darwin. Here’s to a 2012 full of creativity and adventures in photography!

  22. Bill Davis Says:

    Thanks for producing such a great blog. It has been my favourite website! I like your approach in Oopoomoo so am looking forward to following you there. My only complaint is that the Oopoomoo name is a bit too hard to forget. It keeps going around my brain like the “ear worm” tunes that you can’t shake. Rats, now I’m thinking of examples like bubblegum tunes produced by the “Archies”! Obviously you have a successfully sticky brand name here!

  23. Thanks for all the posts, humour and inspiration, Darwin. Your love for our Canadian Rockies and photography is infectious and I know you’ve inspired many to head outdoors with camera in hand to see what they may discover.

    Good luck to you and Samantha at oopoomoo! We’ll see you over there in the new year!

  24. All the Best on the New Journey !

  25. Thanks for all the info and inspiration Darwin. I was a big fan of the daily snap, but hung in after that ended. So… Onward to oopoomoo! Though, for the life of me, I can’t stop my mind from changing that word to a palindrome! 😉

  26. It was a great ride. Thanks for all the interesting posts and good reads. All the best to you and Sam on the oopoomoo adventure…

  27. Evolution and re-invention is often an outgrowth of “life and learning”. It was great following along with LLTL for the past 3 years, and now you & Sam will continue down another fork in the road. To oopoomoo — and beyond! 🙂 All the best, amigo!

  28. I followed for 1 and half years, I cannot express how much I learned from this blog. I do not think I have seen a blog covering such multiple topics. Thank you, Darwin. Wishing Sam’s and your new voyage and wonderful 2012.

  29. Always great to have read your blog Darwin, been following oopoomoo now :-). Have a great 2012.

  30. Darwin, thank you for all the hard work and experienced advices. I wish you and Samantha the best!

  31. I have loved this site Darwin. Thanks so much for the inspiration, laughs, tips and amazing photography.

  32. Hey Darwin…whether here or there, I’ll be stalking, er, following your crazy adventures! Lucky you! 🙂

  33. I just found this blog only to find it’s ended. Great stuff and still new for me. I saw an image of yours that was wonderful on Smibs TV and so that led me here.
    Ironically, I’ve just started a photo/day project on Dec. 11, 2011 without being aware of yours.

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  34. Thanks Darwin, I hope you will import some of your great writings into your new site. Should be easy to do with wordpress.

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