Having been severely dismayed at the recent events at flickr I found myself with the daunting task of having to join a new community. After three years at flickr I had established a good network of regularly posting contacts, some of whom became friends. Added to this, I had also joined a great many groups which provided encouragement and inspiration, I had also been Explored some twenty times. So you can see why one might be reluctant to leave a photographic community that they had made home.
Anyway, I just wanted to say I'm glad I came. After just three days at ipernity I can honestly say that I have been made to feel very welcome. So I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that has made this an easier transition, thanks to all of my new contacts, thanks to all visitors to my pages. Getting settled nicely and looking forward to seeing more of your amazing work!