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214/365 - No Santa - And This Too! *

It ain't so pretty now. Sigh......
I just learned today from a Forum thread to new PBers that the daily Front Page selection is most likely just a luck of the draw made by the administrators. I am sad. I am sad because I thought my shot that was selected as yesterday's FP was picked because it had some merit. I'm sad because I really thought the ones I congratulated others for were great and were picked for some qualitative reason. Sigh.... I guess I can comment something like, "Hey, lucky you." Or maybe, "Some people (PBers) have all the luck ;-)"

Michael and Michael, please tell me, please tell everyone it ain't so.

Lesson Learned: Sometimes I can live with delusion if it does no harm!

* Disclaimer - This post is intended to be humorous. I'm not really sad. (Maybe just a little)

Jarvo Interesting image Dan. I have no idea how they pick the front page though.
Jarvo · 2011-08-02: 20:47
karmankwarner I like my delusions. Surely there is more than randomness to the decision of Featured/Front Page. I will slip back into my delusion now. I really did like the capture from yesterday and am sad that you are disillusioned. :(
karmankwarner · 2011-08-02: 20:48
????? Well, I for one think your photo was very creative, and definitely deserved the attention! I think a lot of people thought the same, as that photo has over 300 views!
????? · 2011-08-02: 21:08
lukesmom I noticed you on the front page when I logged on. And to think we thought it was like being on the cover of Rolling Stone! It's probably better to be delusional some of the time anyway; it's like a built in protective device. And btw, I like your picture!!
lukesmom · 2011-08-02: 21:23
lookagain Well, first of all, there IS a Santa...I saw him just the other day! No kidding....he pulled out his wallet and showed me a picture of Rudolph (seriously!). I'll post the shot of this meeting on my blog soon ;)) As for the FP selection....let's all just keep on believing!! Your FP shot is great, Dan....no matter what!
lookagain · 2011-08-02: 21:34
liveandletlive I believe in Santa, fairies, and magic. I believe that there is magic and power in belief. I also remember many months ago someone started a thread in the forum about this very thing and the michaels said they did try to choose a photo based on it having some type of appeal whether it was the composition or lighting or whatever. I'm going to look for it. Oh and Dan, I like this photo much better before you went and ****ed it up. Please don't do that anymore. xo
liveandletlive · 2011-08-02: 22:12
Not knowing something is often more comfortable than knowing it.
mallusatish · 2011-08-02: 22:23
Keryl Stop keeping that "thing" going...(you know, with you-know-who)
You took a fp worthy shot. Period.
Leave poor Santa out of this. It's less than 5 months 'til Christmas btw.
Keryl · 2011-08-03: 00:16
Annbramwell There has never been a bad picture featured on the FP, so it cant be random, it's got to be based on the merits of the picture, so I wouldn't worry about it if I were you, what I would worry about is mending your fences with Santa! Quick Dan, you only have 4 and a half months to do it in!
Annbramwell · 2011-08-03: 03:26
akata sigh... a night full of nightmares!

&&& OMG!
ican see the liquid pipe!!!

akata · 2011-08-03: 03:28
MoMac Hope the FP is for merit . I personally liked your shot , whoever told you the opposite is just trying to take out your feeling of "glory"!!!
Everyone likes to feel the best even for one day, it's a small personal achievement in every situation, especially when there are no rewards ie. cups, cash or medals.
MoMac · 2011-08-03: 04:48
ArtBee I'm so sorry you got your bubble burst Dan! Is there anything I can say to cheer you up? Your FP featured photo was seen by everyone who is on Photoblog as well as visitors! It's intended to introduce your blog to other's that are in the community. One day of fame! Perhaps you will gain a few more friends! Santa thinks your FP feature is great.......and so do your friends!
ArtBee · 2011-08-03: 13:18
MARETKA88 Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus....and for merit....you got sh!tloads homey !!
MARETKA88 · 2011-08-03: 13:45
Marzijapan Awww you mean my moon shots werent that great? and I was just LUCKY to get the FP??? oH NO!!!!
On a serious note ..... I will be a bit disappointed if this is so ..... great post Dan :-) And I believe your photo was well worthy of FP....
Marzijapan · 2011-08-03: 19:42
honzicek The FP is not for real…..?
You mean I’m working here every night like this for nothing!
What do I suppose to tell my kids…?
I’m getting the rope and I will go and shoot my self in the river!
……OK, OK, I’m calm now.
That would be nice to find out if that is the truth.
honzicek · 2011-08-03: 22:09
helys Wow !
helys · 2011-08-04: 02:37
lyricalthoughts nah, your photo is beautiful Dan! And no matter what, we should keep doing what we love to do.. :)
lyricalthoughts · 2011-08-04: 06:19
Nukee Dan....I'm afraid it gets worse!!! After hours of intense investigation (I read every forum post ever posted since the beginning of PB) I found an early post, circa 1989, that stated clearly that FP stands for, {{sigh}} Foolish People. I was shocked Dan...I feel your pain....and THEN you tell me there is NO SANTA???? WHAT???? I have to go lay down now.
Nukee · 2011-08-04: 15:13
Suzie83 I love this image Dan. And what do you mean No Santa???
Suzie83 · 2011-08-05: 10:39
renatomartins Very interesting work and very good text! Life is sometimes sad.
renatomartins · 2011-08-05: 14:57
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