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Avatars! What does yours mean?

 
Scottes
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Mar 15, 2005 19:45 |  #1

Many, many people have some great avatars here. So many people change them since they go out and take another great shot or get tired of their old one. Sometimes people don't even notice them, even though they're always around.

And sometimes I know that I want to hear the story behind an Avatar, or the meaning.

So post your avatar here! Past or present, so long as you used it as an avatar at some time. Stories and meanings are very welcome. And please post your avatar inside the thread - you might change it in a week... :-)


Mine:

IMAGE: http://www.itsanadventure.com/postimages/avatarwolf.jpg
I kinda like wolves... This was from the last Great Canadian Photo Shoot, GCPS III, in January 2005. No story to it - except that I kinda like wolves...

For those of you without an avatar, please note that I recently posted a tutorial on how to create one. Creating An Avatar in Photoshop & Paint Shop Pro (and Elements, I think)

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sparker1
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Mar 15, 2005 20:38 |  #2

Here's mine. Utah is one of my favorite states, and Delicate Arch is probably the best known symbol of Utah. I had some decent shots of it taken last August at sunset, but then I saw a post card showing a darker scene with full moon. I knew it had been severely doctored, but I liked it. So, I doctored one of my shots in PS by darkening and bringing in a full moon from a shot taken in Seattle a couple years ago.


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OceanRider
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Mar 15, 2005 21:05 |  #3

I love the beach and palm trees.....I tried to down load a pic that I shot but cant get it sized right...its keeps saying "too big"....so I found this online...

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Skip ­ Souza
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Mar 15, 2005 21:17 |  #4

I am an avid sport bike nut. I wish my avatar was a photo of me in action. It was not even taken by me. I pulled it off the net as free wallpaper. It is a photo of one of my heroes, Miguel DuHamel. He rides for my marque, Honda, and holds many AMA championships. I also admire him because he is one of the oldest active riders still winning contending for said national chamionships.
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pcasciola
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Mar 15, 2005 21:19 as a reply to OceanRider's post |  #5

When I first got my 20D and 300/4L, I was so excited it just had to be my avatar:

IMAGE: http://www.casciola.com/pics/avatar60.jpg

Then I thought it should be a picture of myself, but I decided to hide my ugly mug behind the camera, and I layered it in Photoshop so I could change the backdrop from time to time instead of changing the entire Avatar. It is F1 season after all.

IMAGE: http://www.casciola.com/pics/avatar_me_80_2.gif

But Scottes, I have to say I miss your previous Avatar. You get used to recognizing someones posts by their Avatar, and when they switch it it takes a while to get used to the new one. There was just something about the last one that made me laugh. Come on, let's see it.......

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Mar 15, 2005 21:31 as a reply to pcasciola's post |  #6

Shortly after the 300D Rebel was released, there was a lot of discussion about the color; it seems most people were more than a little upset that Canon chose to make it silver. I was shooting a 10D at the time, and thought all the hubbub about the color was a little silly. I took a stock photo of a 10D and made it red. I just thought a red camera was somehow appropriate to the discussion going on at the time.

I recently resurrected it, mainly becuase it's easier to find my own posts when scrolling through a page of them. The red stands out pretty well. Maybe someday I'll do a red 1D MkII.


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Mills
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Mar 15, 2005 22:35 |  #7

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This is the first image that I ever sold. And I think my best Fireground photograph to date. One of the first shots that I took at a wind driven 4-11 alarm fire in Chicago last April.

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MegaTrixel
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Mar 15, 2005 22:41 as a reply to Belmondo's post |  #8

This is my old avatar. It's a photo of me taken by a friend of mine while we were photographing the Matanuska glacier.

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Here's the complete image.
IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/image/36945362.jpg


From that position I took this shot of my friend's wife hiking on the glacier.
IMAGE: http://www.pbase.com/image/40865703.jpg

Edit: These shots look too blue from my work monitor. Hope it looks more like real ice to everyone else.:)

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ppuga
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Mar 15, 2005 22:49 |  #9

Well.

My avatar is me, doing my hobbie and what i like the most. Racing.

I do Tarmac Rally most of the time and but I try to practice a lot on track, this picture was taken two weeks ago, in the Guadalajara Race Track here in México. I was giving track driving lessons, to some buddys of our Car Club.

The car is a Renault Clio Sport, year 2003, it has 180hps . Its like a little rocket! jeje

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tommykjensen
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Mar 15, 2005 23:02 as a reply to ppuga's post |  #10

I like big cats so I have used these 2 avatars recently.

On a forum like this I feel it like a must that the avatar is made from a photo of my own.


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ElleG83
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Mar 15, 2005 23:12 |  #11

my avatar is a pic of me after a bad day at school. i had 6 margaritas and was felling a lot better to say the least! and of course i was making them myself so they were continually getting stronger as the night went on. my friend grabbed my camera and started taking pictures of me... and got some pretty funny ones. i played around with the image in ps and even edited out the piece of pepper between my two front teeth that NO ONE chose to tell me about that night, but showed up in every picture. being behind the camera it's hard to come by a decent photo of myself. i usually ike to see avatars of the actual person i'm talking to.:)

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Mar 16, 2005 00:06 |  #12

I used to use a photo of my cousin's baby...since I was still in my digital infancy stages. I then changed it to a Spiderman avatar, because I liked Spiderman 2 when it came out. I then went to another photo of my cousin's baby, but this time with a funny expression and I liked that. Finally, after hiding behind the camera, I decided that I should let people see how I look, so I am here with this one now.

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Mar 16, 2005 00:07 |  #13

The other two...

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shortie
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Mar 16, 2005 01:39 |  #14

Hi

Mine is just a pic of my car - kinda liked the angle and I love cars ;)

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Reigh ­ Higgins
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Mar 16, 2005 06:18 |  #15

My avatar is my girl Sheba. She is a retired Canada Customs Detector Dog and will celebrate her 10th birthday on March 23rd.


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