Thank You (An Awards Post)

by Robert Santafede

"Thank You", a photograph by Robert Santafede for an awards post.

This is long overdue – I had been waiting for a decent photo to go along with an awards post. It turns out finding places that have demolished, smashed up trophies isn’t as easy as I had hoped! Who’d have guessed? Maybe one day I’ll stumble upon one.. So forgive the older photo above – it’s the closest thing I had relating to the post (did you notice the plastic bag?) 🙂

If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you may remember the first awards post I made a couple of months ago. I mentioned that I’ve started taking photos about two months prior. It’s funny, these awards posts are almost like a timeline for myself – to see how my own photography is progressing (..and also a great reminder to get rid of the bad early photos! ;p). I’m still shaping my eye, so to speak, and experimenting with different ideas post-processing wise. I think both though, ultimately, are things that will be constantly evolving. Pretty cool.

I still don’t offer much text as to where/what/who & why. The closest thing to an explanation (of sorts) is usually from the title. I’m liking that format – though sometimes it’s harder to figure out a good title rather than getting the actual photo itself! How many different titles describing an old decaying wall can there really be? 🙂

Considering how long I’ve let this go, I’m sure you’ll forgive me for not adhering to all the rules of the awards. There would be way too many random things I’d have to list about myself which would bore you to tears.. So on with the good stuff! Lots of links incoming to some of their latest posts.

Richard over on The Future Is Papier Mâché was kind enough to nominate me for the Sunshine Award. Check his photos out, great candid street photography!

These blogs are a collection that have some beautiful landscapes, macros, or just nature oriented in general.

Cornelia from Strassenfotojournal and Doli from nominated my blog for the Versatile Blogger award. Cornelia is an excellent street photographer, and Doli takes beautiful landscapes.

These blogs are always great to visit. Never quite know what to expect, in the best possible way of course.

Manoli from her website nominated me for the Blog on Fire Award. These blogs are just amazing, and I always find myself really looking forward to more posts from them.

Sil over at nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.

Last, but certainly not least – these blogs have charm, personality, creativity and obvious talent. It’s always a joy to visit them.


Whew! Lots of great links up there. I started this post around 12AM EST and it’s closer to 4AM right now. Granted, my connection reset a few times (thank you ‘save draft’!), it’s pretty hard for me to narrow the list.. There are too many great blogs on here.

If I’ve nominated your blog but you don’t participate with awards, my apologies. Just think of it as a gesture of appreciation.

Now, I sleep.

63 Responses to “Thank You (An Awards Post)”

  1. Thanks for the mention Robert.. I will take it as a gesture of appreciation 😀

  2. Thank you very much Robert!!! Inspiring me! It will keep me on my toes!!! I will take it as a sincere gesture of appreciation!!!

  3. Thank you so much Robert ! 🙂

  4. …. 🙂 Congratulations dear Robert, you deserve all these beautiful awards. Thank you for introducing me with new bloggers. And also Thank you for thinking of my blog too, I am honored. Have a nice sleep and day, with my love, nia

    • Thank you, Nia. 🙂 I always enjoy sharing other peoples blogs – there are some amazing ones out there! I think you will always recieve an award from me, you post so much good content every day and it’s always interesting to see where you go. 🙂

  5. This black and white photograph is amazing… so impressive… I loved it. Thanks and Love, nia

  6. For a young blog you have quite a following. Congratulations.

  7. thank you for the mention … your photography inspires us who follow your blog

  8. Thank you so much Robert, good night.

  9. Nice photo. Thanks for sharing these blogs and thanks for including my blog in your selection.

  10. Thank you so very much, Robert, for mentioning my blog!I appreciate it!Congratulations for your award! 🙂

    • My pleasure, Livia! Your blog was the first one that came to mind for the ‘sunshine’ award with all those beautiful sunsets you post! 🙂 And thank you for nominating me also. 🙂

  11. Congratulations, Robert…you and your blog are most deserving…always wonderful and inspiring photography…and thank you for sharing your little treasures…I do appreciate your thoughts and consideration. 🙂

    • Thank you, Scott! I always enjoy looking at your photography. There’s this ‘timeless’ look to all of your photographs, and the one that I linked to was an excellent example!

      • You are very welcome, Robert…and I am humbled/honored that you enjoy my work…I truly appreciate your nice words and thoughtful sharing. 🙂

  12. Congratulations; awards well deserved. I love today’s photo. It shows how great a different perspective of an object can make for an interesting photo.

    • Thank you, Angeline! 🙂 I can’t tell you how many different pictures of that damned chair I must’ve taken – from every different angle imaginable! I finally chose this one because I liked how it showed the springs, webs and the rest of the room. It was one of the very last ones I took. 🙂

  13. Thanks for the nomination… but this picture is really awesome, love the texture in it 🙂

  14. Thank you so much for the award. I’ll put the award on the shelf by my digital fireplace together with the other awards 😀
    “Never quite know what to expect, in the best possible way of course”.
    I’ll give you a heads up for the next post: travel stuff (I have a week off work!)

    • Haha – a digital fireplace – I like how that sounds! You’re quite welcome, I think the first post I saw of yours was your ‘ghost’ image, followed your blog ever since! 🙂

      • Ah yes, the ghost image… Reminds me that I’ll have to finish a photo project I started around that time. Was planning to shoot some photos up on a loft, but then my friend couldn’t help out and the project has come to a stand still since then. Glad that my ghost series got you into following my blog.
        I had a look at a few of the blogs that you’ve gave awards to here: lots of great material, but now we’re travelling so I’ll have to continue checking them out later.

  15. Hi: I enjoy your photography. I have nominated your blog for The Versatile Blogger Award. If you choose to accept it, please use this link and follow the instructions. Cheers!

  16. Thank you so much for the nomination, that is so kind of you. I also enjoy being introduced to other great sites so I look forward to checking out the sites above. I love your photos so keep up the good work and all your nominations are well deserved!

  17. Thanks for the nomination Robert, keep your images coming they are always inspiring.

  18. Congratulations, Robert! More motivation for me to figure out how to use my new Nikon D5100…I have a feeling it’s probably the first of a collection that my budget is going to groan over! The “abandoned” grain elevator that I’ve been wanting to photograph in all its dilapidation has this week received a new roof and a coat of paint. Drat! Am hoping that one of my earlier experimental photos can be tweaked in Photoshop!

    • Thank you, Suzy! And glad to hear you’ve picked up your new camera! I also use a d5100, great camera – I’m sure you will love it. That’s a shame about the grain elevator though! Always hate it when that happens, haha. 😉 I was heading towards an old, abandoned hotel only to find it being completely renovated, almost looked brand new!

  19. Oops…sharesherthoughts is my user name on the new blog I started as a place to share my photos (as I learn to take photos that I actually want to share) You follow me at http://suzysomethingthinksoutloud. The new blog is at (there’s only one photo on it so far, but I’m working on it!)

  20. This chair is the bomb.
    I would love to be here with you taking fotos of this amazing place.

    • Thanks, Sedge! Yeah, that place was pretty awesome. Depending on how much time I get this week, I’m going to try and process some more from there. Everything was scattered everywhere!

  21. Thank you Robert! What a shock to open your chair & see words. Words? So I had to read what you had to say. Seeing 2me4art there was yeah!!!!!!! Thanks- a huge fan, Amy

  22. Congratulations, Robert. You have made a nice award-post.

  23. Love the textures in this picture and look forward to exploring some of these blogs.

  24. Hi Robert, I’ve been away, neglecting my friends blogs and on my return am amazed to find that you have honoured me with a place amongst all those giants of the blogging world………. and provided a wonderful list of people to visit.
    Thanks so very much for your kind words. Best regards, John.

  25. Hi Robert,

    Just want to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Not sure if you’ve gotten one yet. I think many of my readers will enjoy your site as well. Keep up the great work!

    RPRT Photo

  26. Hi there,

    Thanks for stopping by The Legion of Door Whores and for leaving a like for one of my images, it is appreciated 🙂 If you have time, please take a look at my blog sites and , I do hope you will take a look and enjoy what you see there!..You have a really nice site here, certainly one worthy of a follow. Thanks again, Regards Mark

  27. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Your blog truly is lovely! See details here should you choose to accept:


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