Movie Master's Nature Calendar 2012

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My Love for Nature

When I look back on my childhood memories, the most vivid ones are of the pleasure I enjoyed in the beauty of nature. While other children played ‘Doctors and Nurses’ and little girls played with their dolls, I amused myself with acorns and conkers!

Autumn was always my favourite season of the year as I witnessed the little miracles unfold in the countryside. I always enjoyed foraging around the fields and hedgerows to see what I could find and discover.

Even now, many years later I am still enthralled by the perfection and compexity of the acorn. It’s perfectly formed nut has a tough outer skin containing a seed. The nut is perfectly formed to intricately fit in a cup with it’s own handle.

Conkers are the seed of a Horse Chestnut tree and are surrounded by an ugly, looking spiky case. On opening the case it’s like finding a treasure, the actual seed reminds me of a chunk of highly polished mahogany wood. I could never resist taking a pocketful of these gems home and within days, it was guaranteed I’d have a nice little collection on my dressing table every Autumn.

All too soon, I would always be disappointed to find my acorns dried up and shrivelled and my conkers looking dull and listless, but the following year I would still collect them, just for the sheer joy of them for a few special days. While preserving acorns and conkers for my own pleasure was always an impossibility, I had a lot more success with leaves.

One of the most beautiful displays of nature, is the explosion of colour in Autumn. Who can’t help but be dazzled by the deep reds, browns, amber and bright yellows? The leaves seem to magically colour our world. I still enjoy collecting leaves, pressing them and preserving them in a scrap-book, or making a collage.

My Love for Nature Introduced Me to Photography

The simplicity of the digital camera has opened up the art of photography to everyone. It’s the perfect way to preserve a moment in time forever. No longer do I collect my acorns and conkers and watch them shrivel up and die! They, like all nature are at their best and most beautiful in their natural environment. Wherever I go, my camera comes with me, I never want to miss an opportunity to capture a beautiful subject or magical moment.

My Father’s only self indulgence was photography and in those days it was an expensive hobby. To ensure he could capture his perfect photo, I remember Dad would be laden down with his photographic equipment whenever we went out. By the time he had found the right lens and set the camera up, the deer had fled or the sun had set!

My camera is a Canon Digital IXUA 100IS and it just fits nicely in my pocket. No further lenses required, these super little cameras have introduced us to macro photography and given us the ability to take great close up photos. The big advantage of digital photography is the ability to be able to take as many photos of a subject as you like; the chances are that one will turn out "perfectly".

The beauty of nature inspires me and photography rewards me by preserving that inspiration and love perfectly.

“Open your heart and eyes and embrace the beauty of nature - it will feed your mind and nourish your soul” : Movie Master

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rosika 5 years ago

very clever calender made of cute pictures...loved watching them! interesting!


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....yes and I would even go one further and say this is one of the most beautiful hubs I've ever seen in my time here at the HUB and will post this willingly and proudly to my Facebook page with a direct link back here so more people can hopefully see what you do so well - a homework assignment for you if you're up for it - some other hub buddies I think you will like and enjoy:

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful pictures MM and a wonderful story to go along with them.

Digital cameras are great. My old fujica along with its telescopic lens and various other camera equipment sit in a camera bag now collecting dust. I find it nice not having to go and purchase 35mm film every time I want to take pictures.


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SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

Just stunning!!

The photos are so vibrant and full of color. I feel like I'm right there.

I couldn't help laughing about your fathers struggle to make the perfect photo, only to see the object taking of before even the lens was chosen. Oh my, how many times hasn't that happen to me!! That's why I love my handy digital camera. However I do have a big Canon. . . something fancy paraphernalia!? laying in my drawer,with its various camera equipments, but somehow my digital Canon camera is always with me since it fits even in to my smallest purse or pocket.

But on the other hand, when I take a look at Dexter Yarbroughs incredible pictures I do get my doubts, maybe I once in a while should let my fancy Canon. . . something!? out of my drawer.

Sannel


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

These are lovely MM. I love the winter scene for December, brings back so many memories.

I laughed at the story about your father, although I know I shouldn't.

These little digital cameras are so handy to carry around

Great hub MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello rosika, it's nice to meet you - thank you for visiting and your comments, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello epi, thank you for the compliment, your words mean a great deal to me and also for the mention on your facebook page, you are very kind!

Also, many thanks for mentioning our wonderful hub buddies - their work is an inspiration!

Take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Susan, digital cameras are such a breakthrough for the amateur photographer, I love the ability of being able to take lots of photos without the worry of running out of film!

Thank you for your great comments, best wishes MM


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iZeko 5 years ago

Fantastic calendar, MM! This hub is a proof that even small cameras can take beautiful pictures. Voted up and beautiful.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi SanneL, Dad always seemed to take forever to take his photos!!

It's just so much easier and quicker with a handy little digital camera, but I know what you mean, when you look at Dexter's wonderful photos, they are so inspiring - you think you could be doing so much more!

Many thanks for your comments, best wishes MM


Duchess OBlunt 5 years ago

Great shots, and a very nice way to display them. Are you selling this calendar anywhere? Zazzle might be an option to think about. The calendar looks VERY good!

Thank you for sharing.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Good Morning MM,

Truly a beautiful calender with your many gifted pictures from your very own hand..Thank you so much for sharing..I think you should make a place to sell if you have not already..Best of luck,

Hugs

Sunnie


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Rosemay, the snow photos were taken in November and December last year and it was the most snow we have had in the UK for many years!

Everyone use to tease dad about always missing the moment!!

Thank you for your comments, take care MM


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bell du jour 5 years ago from Ireland

Absolutely beautiful MM! I will be printing this lovely calender to have on my desk! Voted up, beautiful and linked to FB :-)

Bell


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi iZeko, the digital camera seems to be getting smaller and smaller, I think it's great that you can just pop it in your pocket - I never leave home without it now!

Many thanks for your comments and votes, enjoy your day MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Duchess, It's nice to meet you, thank you for your fabulous comments, yes I am considering selling the calendar and am in the process of organising (thanks for the zazzle suggestion)

Thank you for your visit and comments, it's much appreciated, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sunnie, Thank you for your great comments, your continued support means a great deal to me, enjoy your day, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello bell, that's great to hear - enjoy!

Thank you for your wonderful comments, FB link and votes, enjoy your day, best wishes MM


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi M M,

Epi was so right I love this one What a wonderful calender.

I have to vote up up and away plus bookmark.

Thank you so much for sharing and take care; hope you have a great day.

Eiddwen.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Eiddwen, thank you for your great comments and votes, they are much appreciated, hope you too have a wonderful day, take care MM


A.CreativeThinker 5 years ago

Wow, my friend MM,

You have definitely gone all out with this one. I love your calendar and your story. Photography is an art and like the many arts, has the ability to bring out our creativity. We are able to communicate the feelings of our souls just by the expressions that we are able to portray through our talents, when we use them.

Keep up the great work!! Take Care :)

Regards,

Angel


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

How creative. The calendar is just so beautiful. Your love of the subject is very clear. The mixture of your childhood memories collecting acorns and your Dad loaded down with his camera equipment set a movie in motion in my mind. Rather than a Hub, you created a production.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Gorgeous! This is a great Hub and with warm remembrances and artistic photographs, it makes a beautiful Hub.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Angel, photography opens up a world of creativity that is so appealing and exciting to me, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures and story.

Thank you for your continued support and comments, they mean a great deal to me, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Mike, I still can't resist picking up acorns!

Thank you for your wonderful complimentary comments and continued support, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Hyphenbird, that's so kind of you thank you.

Hope you are having a lovely day, take care MM


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Your love of nature and the seasons shows up so well in this Nature Calendar, it would cheer up the dullest day hanging on a wall. I think this is a wonderful photo hub and the words that accompany it are interesting too. I too have a Canon camera, it is treasured and take it almost everywhere with me. Good luck for the contest.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Your concept is very interesting and well executed. Your opinion on natural calender and point of view on photography, both are inspiring.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi 2uesday, the Canon camera is a little beauty for sure!

Thank you so much for your great comments, glad you enjoyed the calendar, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Vinaya, thank you for visiting and your very kind comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes MM


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Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

Hello MM, How strange, I just wrote a comment, clicked but disappeared, so I am writing again.

The hub is Beautifully written, Wonderfully presented with photos which are just Magnificent. You are truly a very good writer and a photographer. You have great ideas and I do admire you my Friend. Voted Up and Awesome.

Take care. Best Wishes, Kamalesh


Derdriu 5 years ago

MovieMaster: Your gorgeous photos, photogenic subjects and winsome words harmonize and flow so beautifully. It makes one feel so special to have two not one picture for the transitional months of May and September to October.

Thank you for your nature, photography and word mastery!

Voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kamalesh, I have had that problem several times lately when writing comments....

I am so grateful to you and my fellow hubbers for the wonderful support I receive here, your comments mean so much to me thank you.

Take care, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Derdriu, thank you for visiting, and you make 'me' feel special with your great comments!

Many thanks for the votes, best wishes MM


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Without a doubt, you've got me enthralled with your stunning pictures. I'm a nature lover too, so this calendar would be perfect for me. Voted up across the board and best of luck in the contest:))


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poshcoffeeco 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

MM inspired idea. Great photography. I agree with epi, it is probably one of the best looking hubs around.

Vote up and awesome. Don't know if you use Twitter but I have Tweeted it!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi anginwu, my fellow nature lover - thank you for your great comments and votes, they are much appreciated, take care best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi poshcoffeeco, that's a fantastic compliment and it's just blown me away!! many thanks for your great comments, vote and the tweet, best wishes MM


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Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

Ohhh...I wish I had thought of making a calendar hub! :) Your pictures are fabulous, and the idea of a calendar is a perfect and creative way to showcase them! Love the hub, and love your story that follows. Are you sure I can only vote UP once?


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

You're beeautiful calendar should be printed because I would love to have one. Voted up and beautiful.


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

What a wonderful idea. This hub calendar was like a gift. Love the photos and the artful way you arranged them. Also loved what you wrote about your life-long appreciation of nature and about how fortunate we are to have digital cameras. We can "shoot" photos to our heart's content without the exhorbitant cost of development.

Thanks so much for sharing this treasure with us. Voted up across the board except for funny.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi MM, you have done a brilliant job of your 2012 Nature Calendar. I will be back to refer to it over and over again. How I miss those days of collecting conkers in England! It was always a contest to find the biggest, best, and shiniest one :) Voted up and AWESOME!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Movie Maker, Your calendar is beautiful..Thank you for sharing with us. You made each month lovely with it's natural occurrence, of course my favorite, May. I love waterfalls..Thank you..


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Hi Movie Master! In order to be different from everyone else (in order to show my creativity), I will list the following adjectives to describe your hub:

Amazing

Breathtaking

Colorful

Delightful

Edifying

Fantastic

Gorgeous

Heaven

Illustrious

Joyful

Knockout

Lovely

Masterpiece

Nurturing

Outstanding

Pretty

Quintessential

Remarkable

Sensational

Terrific

Unique

Vivacious

Wonderful

Xanadu

Yeah!!

Zesty

Voted up, up and away! And thanks for mentioning me! Wow!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

What a clever way to portray your beautiful photos in a calendar format. Like you I grew up during my childhood years surrounded by fields and wooded areas. Loved everything about nature and still do. Voted up and beautiful!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Beautiful photos and a beautiful calendar, Movie Master. I enjoy taking photos with my Canon digital camera, although my photos are nowhere near as good as yours! It's so nice to have something light to carry around instead of a heavy, non-digital SLR camera with heavy lenses.


SusieQ42 5 years ago

Gorgeous pictures, Movie Master. But then again, you are the master of pictures, right? Well that's what your name depicts anyway. Great hub, beautiful calendars. Love them both!


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marcoujor 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh my gosh, are Dex and I rubbing off on each other...?? I LOVE LOVE his comment but I LOVE your photography even more, Move Master. The winter shots are especially appealing to me-- this is a winner in every sense!

Voted UP & UABI-- belongs in Barnes and Noble, mar!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Stephanie, Thank you so much for your fabulous comments, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the story and am grateful for your votes, have a wonderful day, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, I am organising a print of the calendar and it should be available soon.

Many thanks for your comments and votes, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Gail, photography use to be such an expensive hobby, buying and developing films, only to find the majority of the prints were total rejects!!

I love the ability of being able to take endless photos with a digital camera at no extra cost!

Many thanks for your visit and comments, have a wonderful day and see you soon. MM


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

This is

senSATIONAL

Brilliant

maSTERful

AWEsome

eXceptional

gIFted.

A wonderful piece of art!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Cloverleaf, I found a couple of conkers in my jacket pocket this morning - I can't help myself!

Thank you love for your great comments and votes, have a lovely day x


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruby, I love waterfalls too!

Thank you for your great comments, they are much appreciated, enjoy your day and take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Dex - you liked it then?!

You my friend are my A-Z of photographic creativity!

Many thanks for your great comments and votes, have a super, super day! best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Peggy, we were both so fortunate to grow up in the countryside - you were probably like me, a bit of a 'tom boy' forever foraging and climbing trees!

Thank you for your comments and votes, they are much appreciated, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Alicia, these pocket sized digital cameras are just great!

Thank you for your lovely comments, have a great day and take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Susie, thank you for your lovely kind comments, my best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi mar, 'Dex' is the man for sure!

Thank you for your fabulous comments and votes, they mean a great deal to me:-)

Have a fantastic day and take care x


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ubanichijioke, wow! thank you so much!

My best wishes MM


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LanaLu 5 years ago from New York

Beautiful Photos and great Hub


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi LanaLu, it's nice to meet you, thank you for visiting and your great comments, best wishes MM


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

Beautiful photography--lovely trip through the seasons! Thanks for sharing these nature photographs with us. Your work with your camera is worth printing!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi RTalloni, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your trip through the seasons, many thanks for your lovely comments, take care best wishes MM


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Beautiful pix and thanks to the 2011 calender, I got to check which day my b'day is gonna fall :)


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Your photos are totally beautiful. They would make a great calendar, maybe you could get this printed because i know i would buy one.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Breathtaking!

Voted up, up and away!


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eddiecarrara 5 years ago from New Hampshire

Great hub MM, you have inspired me to display my best pictures in my next hub. Thank you....


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

votes all but funny. MM, great calendar! You always have great pictures in your hubs and I have noticed that they are always your own. You take professional pictures, you really do. A great job!


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

MM, the entire set of photos for the calendar is awesome, but I couldn't help but pick out favs: April, May, July, November and December. :) I'm so biased when it comes to water, snow, forest foliage and horses, lol.

I was so happy to hear you like to collect conkers! When I lived in th UK, my good friend Daddy-John is quite the gardener, and he loved walking through the countryside and in the woods.

He introduced me to the phrase when fishing, "Any joy?"

He introudec me to British hairy cows. (They have exceptionally long hair compared to most of what we have here and I was so intrigued by them.)

And, he introduced me to conkers.

The outdoors on your side of the pond, for me, is like walking through some of my favorite story books.

The calendar and hub are magnificient!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Ruchira, I am so pleased you have found the calendar useful already!!

Many thanks for your great comments, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi writer20, I am in the process of organising prints, I will let you know when it's available.

Thank you for your comments, take care MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Sue for your comments and votes, take care, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello eddie, thank you for your visit and comments, I love it when I have inspired someone!!

I will look out for your next hub, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi TLW, thank you for your wonderful comments and continued support, it means a great deal to me, enjoy your day, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello femmeflashpoint, Daddy-John sounds like my kind of person!

I still can't resist picking up conkers!

Thank you for your fabulous comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes MM


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

Gorgeous! I love how you captured the beauty and charm of each season. Rated up! :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi OP, thank you so much for your great comments and votes, best wishes MM


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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Awesome and beautiful! Those are my votes. I love the calendar you created with your gorgeous photographs. Each one represents the month so well. What a fantastic idea. Love, love, love it!


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molometer 5 years ago

Autumn is well and truly here now MM and the leaves are turning.

Love the calender and the pictures are fabulous. I think I'll print off a copy.

I saw cooked horse chestnuts on sale in a supermarket a couple of days ago. I have not seen them on sale since the 60's.

Great work as usual MM voted up beautiful useful and interesting.

I must get a decent camera too. Xmas list add. lol


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b. Malin 5 years ago

How Beautiful MovieMaster. I Loved Jan. with the Beach, that's my B-day. Every Season has a Reason and a Wonderful Picture to go with it. Thanks for this Lovely "Gift".


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi steph, thank you for your fabulous comments!

Have a great weekend, best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi molometer, roasted chestnuts, lovely - we have a few trees just down the lane from us, I always look forward to collecting some and roasting on the fire!

Many thanks for your great comments, hope you get that camera for Christmas!

Best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi B.Malin, thank you for your wonderful comments and continued support, it means a great deal to me, best wishes Mm


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prairieprincess 5 years ago from Canada

MM, wow, wow, wow!!! This is truly a masterpiece! Where can I buy this calendar! I love it. The calendar format is original and breathtaking. I love how you describe photography as your father's "one indulgence." What a legacy he left you! And isn't it great to be able to just grab a digital camera and go?


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello prairieprincess, thank you for your fabulous comments, fan mail and follow, it's much appreciated!

I never leave home without my digital camera these days!

I will be publishing my 2nd calendar in the next few days and am in the process of organising printing of them both, so I will let you know!

Many thanks again, best wishes MM


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

MovieMaster--Beautiful hub--all kinds of votes here! Inspires me to always have a camera with me. I don't think I would be good with a fancy camera. Do you have recommendations for a good simple camera? Someone mentioned a Canon. I''m going to bookmark this for future reference; I want to read your links to other hubs about photography.

Great hub. You may have a winner for the photo contest!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Victoria, I use a Canon Digital IXUA it's a small camera that can just fit in your pocket and so easy to use on 'auto' or 'manual' great results too, I'm sure you will enjoy taking photos with one!

Thank you so much for your very kind comments, they mean a great deal, best wishes MM


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

I can't think of any adjective that hasn't already been used by others in praising your work on this one! I can only say your work is beautiful. I have a little cheap digital camera that I use, and it does a fair job. My Grandkids like to tease me because now when I cook a dish that I think will make a good Hub, I take photos as I go. See you again soon.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Mary, you taking photos as you cook, reminds me of Cloverleaf (my daughter) she doesn't cook anything these days without taking photos!! she has published some fabulous mouth-watering recipes!

Thank you for your great complimentary comments, I have always enjoyed taking photos.

Take care Mary, have a lovely day and see you soon, MM


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NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona

beautiful..... I too love taking pictures! I look forward to seeing more of your work!


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sweetie1 5 years ago from India

Beautiful beautiful pictures. This calender must be looking so beautiful on the wall. Thanks for sharing.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello NMLady, thank you for visiting, your comments and follow it's much appreciated.

I am just popping over to your place, see you soon!

Best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Sweetie, Thank you for dropping by and your lovely comments, I hope all is well with you.

take care, best wishes MM


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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India)

Movie Master

Hi,

Your calender is worth appreciation. The photographs are beautiful. You have depicted your love for nature in your photographs.

Best Wishes.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kawaljit Kaur, thank you for visiting and your wonderful comments, it's much appreciated.

Best wishes MM


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

This is a winner. :)


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello blaise25, that would be nice....

Thank you for your comment, that was very kind of you, best wishes MM


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Oh my, oh my, you are one talented lady. I hope that this calender will be available to purchase, put me down for two. I love the Autumn and winter photos especially, but the rest are just stunning too. The camera never lies, thankfully it hasn't lied here and the result is just so amazing. Thank you for sharing your "eyes through the lense".


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi thebluestar, thank you so much for your great comments!

I am organising a print of the calendar, which hopefully will be available after I publish my 2nd calendar in the next few days.

Thanks again, take care and see you soon MM


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

My mom used to warn me about not spending hundreds of dollars on film in the late 90's like my dad still does, so the digital camera was a marvel invention for me. It allows me to indulge in my love of photography without spending hundreds of dollars on it. Like you I love nature, and I have always enjoyed acorns! I love your nature pics, and you have designed a very nice calendar here.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi SweetiePie, digital photography has meant this hobby is now an affordable one, thank goodness!

Thank you for your lovely comments, take care MM


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This is a really beautiful hub. Your calendar looks way nicer than anything I've seen in stores. You always have the best photos in your hubs. Voted up and beautiful!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Jeannie, thank you for your lovely comments, that's so kind of you.

Many thanks for your votes, have a super day, best wishes MM


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suzettenaples 5 years ago from Taos, NM

What a creative, imaginative, and original way to present these photos. I wish I knew how you did this. Anyone could print this and actually use it as a calendar. How amazing!

Your photos are beautiful and stunning! I love them all and everytime I had a favorite one, the next one took its place. Best wishes to you, also!

I'm honored to write on a blog site with such talented people!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello suzette, thank you for your wonderful comments, you are very kind.

I am so pleased to have found you, I love reading your wonderful hubs!

Best wishes MM


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello mahua, thank you for dropping by and your comments, I am hoping to organise a print of this calendar shortly.

Enjoy your day, Best wishes, MM


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Conkers! So THAT'S what they're called! And what a lovely calendar! Thanks for sharing it with us :D


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Simone, you made me laugh - glad to have enlightened you!!

Many thanks for dropping by and your comments, best wishes MM


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Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

My personal favorite: the photo for April, it has so much texture! I share with you the love for nature and enthusiasm with macro photography and close ups, there is even more beauty to discover the closer we get!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Claudia, the abiliity to take close ups and macro photography with a simple point and shoot gets very exciting when taking photos of nature, I enjoyed your hub on photography tips.

Many thanks for visiting and your comments, take care MM


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vasantha T k 4 years ago from Bangalore

Beautiful calender photos.


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Beautiful photos! What a great way to personalize your year-long calendar.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Hi, I just had to come back to ask if and when I could purchase one of these beautiful calenders? I'd love to have one. It's prettier than any I've seen anywhere for sale. Do let us know!


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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

All the good superlatives were used up by the time I got here, so I'll just say a heartfelt "Thank you!" Your passion and talent go hand in hand. Happy New Year! JAYE


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Vasantha, thank you for visiting, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, Happy New Year!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Kris, thank you for your lovely comments, wishing you a very happy 2012!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello Mary, thank you for visiting again, I am all behind I had hoped to have both calendars available by now, I will let you know as soon as they are, I am so honoured to think you would like one, thank you. Best wishes MM


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you Jaye for your very kind comments, Happy 2012 to you! best wishes MM


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mollymeadows 4 years ago from The Shire

So beautiful, Movie Master. I almost feel like I was there. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of the gorgeous countryside.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello molly, thank you for dropping by, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the pictures, a very Happy 2012 to you!


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Movie master , As usual your hubs are so picturesque and full of great info!.........+...:-}


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ahorseback, thank you - I always appreciate you stopping by and your comments, enjoy your weekend and take care, best wishes Lesley


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A magnificent hub. God Bless You.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hello stars, thank you for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, best wishes Lesley


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savingkathy 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

What a beautiful calendar and interesting hub! I love all of the pictures, but I think April's photo is my favourite!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi savingkathy, I am already looking forward to April and enjoying the bluebells!

Many thanks for stopping by and your comments, enjoy your day, best wishes Lesley


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Your photography is amazing, MM, just one downfall putting it into a calendar, I would find myself wishing the time away to discover what beauty the next months page brings!! :) I love the snow scenes, that is so surreal for me. Awesome photography, thank you for sharing your beautiful calendar.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Annie, the snow scene was quite surreal for me too, it was taken in January 2011 when we had more snow than we had seen in many years, naturally I was that crazy woman again with the camera!

Thank you for your lovely comments, take care and see you soon, Lesley


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Beautiful! Your nature calendar is awesome. Thanks for sharing .


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi Thelma, thank you so much for stopping by and your comments, they are much appreciated, have a wonderful day!

Best wishes Lesley


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

I enjoyed looking at your lovely photos as much as I did for your calendar 2013. When it comes to photography, I tried a lot to get bright and perfect shots but it did not happen as I desired. I decided to take tips from you by checking out your photography tutorial hubs shortly. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful & Awesome. Voted up & pinned


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Hi ishwaryaa, thank you for visiting my 2012 calendar too!

the best advice I can give you for taking photos is get to know your camera and it's capabilities and just keep taking photos of anything and everything, gradually they will improve.

Have fun and enjoy your photography, maybe there will be a hub from you one day!!

Many thanks for your votes and pin, take care and best wishes Lesley

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