19 | September
General: 7:55 PM on 7/12/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/50sec | f/4.0 | 18mm (29mm) | ISO-100
Lens: EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Exposure Mode: Manual
Exposure Bias: +0
Flash: No

This is officially my 500th photograph to be posted on my website. I only began serious photoblogging about a year ago with the introduction of a comment system to my "photo of the day" style, but I start counting from the beginning as that is when the concept began. Eventually this site grew into the photoblog that it is today.

Many thanks to all who have commented for your support! I hope you have enjoyed my photography as much as I have. Many times it is a challenge finding a new photo to post every day, but it has been a very positive, exciting, and rewarding experience, and I hope it will continue to be as I continue to forge ahead to 1000 and beyond.

A little about the photo: This sunset was captured in Bryce Canyon, Utah, one of the more beautiful places in the southwestern United States.

categories: sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: Bekah
September 19th, 2005 at 5:16 AM

Congratulations, Ryan! :-)

Thoughts of: Chantal
September 19th, 2005 at 6:00 AM

Beautiful how the silouette of the tree stands there.....

Thoughts of: Chet
September 19th, 2005 at 7:09 AM

Congrats. Some of the best 500 photos I've ever seen.

Thoughts of: Alec Long
September 19th, 2005 at 7:53 AM

Congratulations, Ryan. What a dramatic image to celebrate this big milestone!

Thoughts of: zac
September 19th, 2005 at 8:42 AM

congrats ryan! lookin' forward to the next 500...

great shot!

Thoughts of: ty
September 19th, 2005 at 9:56 AM

keep up with the wonderful photos! i've enjoyed your amazing nature & macro photos very much. happy 500th!

Thoughts of: Deb
September 19th, 2005 at 10:32 AM

I've enjoyed your nature and architecture shots...particularly the macros...bugs and flowers! The colors in this one are so warm!

Thoughts of: Guilherme Pinto
September 19th, 2005 at 11:32 AM

Congratulations!!! Wow, 500... I have a loooong way to go. Keep up the good work.

To infinity and beyond!

Thoughts of: Nik
September 19th, 2005 at 12:19 PM

CONGRATS Ryan!!!! Just remember when your Photo Blog becomes world renown and the best on the net, you can't forget us little people who knew you "way back when!!" Nice photo also!!

Thoughts of: Jamie
September 19th, 2005 at 2:23 PM

Congrats on 500! I rarely give you feedback, but I almost always admire your work - it's consistent and beautiful. Thanks for sharing it w/us viewers.

Thoughts of: j_ambrose
September 19th, 2005 at 4:37 PM

Congrats on 500! Halfway to my goal ;)

Thoughts of: Dennis Rogers
September 19th, 2005 at 7:58 PM

Kudos Ryan. Nice 500th too. Keep of the great work.

Thoughts of: Margaret
September 19th, 2005 at 8:50 PM

no kidding! now I want to see Bruce Canyon! lol, it looks very beatuiful indeed. I love the shillouette (sp?) of the tree infront of the many colors and shadows in the clouds . . . it almost looks like something out of a dream.

Thoughts of: Stray
September 20th, 2005 at 7:05 PM

Well done Ryan. My count is a bit over 400, so I'm not too far behind. I love this tree - it looks so ancient - I can almost sense the tens of thousands of sunsets it has witnessed in its life.

Well, I'd like to think I can. :)

Thoughts of: Mom
September 21st, 2005 at 3:42 PM

A gorgeous picture to celebrate this milestone. I love the deep rich color on the underside of the clouds.

It has been a joy to watch your love for photography as well as your technical and artistic abilities grow since your photoblog began! You've made many lives richer on a daily basis by your dedication to quality and your consistent efforts.

This is one mom who is VERY PROUD and VERY BLESSED!!! Thank you Ryan for sharing the world with us from your viewpoint!

Thoughts of: genedavinci
September 26th, 2005 at 10:22 AM

500 photos! That's alot. Congrates on your new milestone. Keep those good work coming. Cheers!

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