Hi, and thanks for visiting my little corner of the universe! When I started this blog in January 2012 I had no idea it would be so much fun. In that time I’ve come into contact with lots of very cool, very creative people from all around the world. And it’s also given me a forum to express my own creativity … making it a total win-win for everybody involved!
Like life itself, my blog is a work in progress, evolving into something that I hope will continue to showcase great photography, writing, design, art and humor — my own, and that of other talented people. It’s a celebration of creativity, folks, so visit early and often, and feel free to comment!!!
hi, Stephen. thank you for dropping by my blog today with so many likes and compliments. i appreciate the support. great coloring in your recent shots! cheers, y
Hi Stephen 🙂 Good wishes for your *Blog in progress*, You have some great features. I too am thinking of adding some new category pages to my blog like music and recipes too. I had one up at one time called “Tributes to Singers Past”, that was inspired when Amy Winehouse passed away, (very sad) so you have given me some inspiration and motivation 🙂 I am coming along on your work in progress journey with you! Immie 🙂
Hi Imogen! I say: Go for it! That’s a great topic, one that I would be very interested in following on a regular basis. And you have such a deep pool to choose from … I can think of a million names at this very moment (rest in peace, Michael Hutchence. INXS and music just aren’t the same without you). Thanks for checking out my blog, because I can’t wait to follow yours. Cheers!
Stephen, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award 🙂
Hey Danny … very cool! I appreciate that, mate! Let’s see what happens!
Sending some more blog awards your way! Hope it’s your style! http://girlinafoodfrenzy.com/awards-acccolades-appreciation-in-the-blogosphere/
hey giaff, many thanks for the nomination. it looks we launched our blog at almost the same time, and it’s been a real blast so far. meeting cool folks like you has been the best part. trying all the cool recipes I’ve learned has been the second best part. it’s also nice to know people are entertained by my little slice of the world. keep on cookin’ girl, both in the kitchen and on your blog!
Too cool and so welcome, enjoy!!! I think you were the first to try my actual recipes, Crab Cakes for Oscars night!!! I was so chuffed 🙂
Chuffed! Aussie for psyched, right?
Yep! You know us well!
Hi Stephen. Thanks for the follow over on my blog. I love the photos I’ve seen here…need to come back for more visits.
Thanks, Angeline! Yes, please visit as much as you like.
Following your blog with much interest as well. You’ve got a lot of very cool stuff there. I like your photography as well.
Hey, Stephan, I like your blog a lot and I’ve nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. Here’s a link (http://losjuevos.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/one-lovely-blog-award/). Keep up the good work!
hi apeface!!! thanks for the nice honor (sorry to be replying so late). this means a lot to me, and i greatly appreciate your wonderful gesture! really like your blog too. your illustrations are excellent!
Hey Stephen, you have an amazing eye! I love your photos from Sydney- the shots of the opera house and the bridge are beautiful. They bring back some really good memories!
hi kids. wow … thanks so much for the awesome compliment!!! I just love Sydney/Australia. I feel like it’s my second home. Being there is very inspiring to me, and I’m glad my pics from there struck a chord with you. Hope to return in November. Until then, all I can do is dream … and live vicariously through my pics. sigh.
I’m inviting/nominating you to a photo travel blog contest the 7 super shots I’d heard about, in you would like to be part of the details are on http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/7-super-shots/my blog
hi there … thanks for making me aware of this cool contest. i’ve checked it out and it seems like something I’d like to be part of. thanks again for thinking of me for this! that’s good karma!
Hi Stephen, I have included in my list of “Very Inspiring Blogger Award!” Thanks for sharing your photos and happy posts! 😉 check here ➔ http://wp.me/p1dTuA-sA
Hi Wilber … gracias mi amigo!!! I’m really honored by this! And I’m glad you have fun when visiting my blog. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Thanks again!
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Excellent blog! I genuinely enjoy all your photos and am not quite sure which is my favorite yet. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for the visual feast that is your blog! Seeing all your amazing photos reenergizes my love for this wonderful city. I look forward to reading (and seeing) more from you! And thanks for visiting my blog. Me and my little iPhone do what we can, lol!
I’ve noticed you write a lot of great content about life in the Bay Area. I’m working for a new start-up called HeyLets and we’re trying to get people excited about doing what you do. We want our users to rediscover their city through mini-recommendations from people with similar interests and hopefully pay it forward. I was wondering, would you be interested in sharing some of your positive experiences in your community with us? We’d love to hear what you have to say and help you promote your blog.
Drop me a line if you’re interested in more info: email@example.com
Thanks for your time and keep up the good work!
Thanks for following my blog. You are my 50th follower! Surely that deserves some kind of recognition. Please tell me some of your favourite posts that you have produced and I will check them out and feature one on my blog. Cheers, Cinova
Hi Cinova … wow! Now that’s an excellent honor! Well, I’m a big fan of your blog, so no recognition needed. But, if you must, I kind of like this goofy little essay about the unfortunate Facekini fashion craze thta’s sweeping at least one beach in China: https://stephenkellycreative.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/essay-unfortunate-fashions-2-the-facekini/
Congrats on your blog, Cinova! Keep kicking blog ass … and here’s to 50 more!!! Cheers!
You have been tagged by me in this week’s Tag Blogathon.
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Just discovered your blog. Beautiful photography… will definitely be back!
Hi there … and welcome!!! Stop by any time!
Stephen, it’s been a long time in coming, but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for following my blog! Your photos and views of San Francisco make me long to be back in the area, a place where I’ve spent a lot of time. 🙂
Hey Henry … no worries, mate! Glad to hear from ya … good times in the ol’ city these days!
I can only imagine; I just (re)watched games 1 and 4 against the Detroit Tigers. I still can’t wrap the fact in my head : 2 World Series in 3 years. Did anyone expect it? Probably not, but I really like how the pitching (from the starters to the relievers in the bullpen) came through for the Giants.
I don’t think people really expected this one until late in the season. They had so many things stacked up against them: losing Brian Wilson for the season, losing Sandoval twice to injuries, Timmy’s awful season, Melky Cabrera, and the Dodgers blockbuster trades. They just dug in after all that, though. And then coming back from the brink in both the series with Cincinnati and the Cards! Amazing! After game 4 of the NLCS, it was a cakewalk for them. Very cool. The power of positive thought!
Hey! I just awarded you the Very Inspirational Blog Award!! You really do have a great blog and I wanted you to know how inspiring it was to me! 🙂 http://shudderingwords.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/very-inspirational-blog-award/
hey there, mr. shudderwords: thanks for this very cool honor! i want to tell you that i really like your blog as well. you seem like a very interesting guy, and you capture quite nicely this tentative stage of your life. keep on writing, my friend, because you’ve got the chops!!!
oh, and i share your weakness for malamutes!!!
Good day Stephen!
I hope you do not mind, but I have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”:
Here is the link:
I enjoy so much your blog, and I am learning so many things following it!!!
I think it really helps to make this space much beautiful, brighter, and happier!
Thanks a lot!
Hi Ilargia … and my sincere apologies for getting back to you so late on this. Thanks so much for the nomination, and for the kind words about my blog. It makes me feel proud and happy to know that people are enjoying my blog, that it’s bringing people happiness! I’m coming up on my one year anniversary here on WordPress, and I’ve got lots of cool new things in mind. Again, my friend, thanks! It’s been great getting to know you here in the blogosphere!
Congratulations on your first year!!!
A post awaits your attention Stephen: http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/tis-the-season/
Hi Jo! First, my apologies on my late reply on this. Secondly, thanks for the nomination. Mucho appreciado. I find myself in very good company! Again, thanks Jo!
You are welcome.
Stephen,only want to inform you that I have nominated you to “The Blog of the Year 2012” Award. Have a great weekend. – http://wp.me/p293Pw-4pi –
Hi Viveka … wow! Very cool. I’d like to thank you for this very cool honor! (and sorry for the late reply). I’d also like to say I really enjoy commenting back and forth on our blogs. It’s been great fun so far … looking forward to the coming year. Again, thanks for this, Viveka!
Stephen, the pleasure is all mine – and you’re so welcome when ever it suits you. Also great fun to end up with you and your view on things through your camera. Learned quite a bit from you when it’s about maybe looking twice on a photo before – deleting it. Thanks for your support.
Just to start the New Year off right, there is an Award waiting for you at http://acrossthebored.com/2012/12/30/awards-christmas-comes-twice-this-year/
Whether you choose to participate or not, please know that Across the Bored finds inspiration, entertainment, enlightenment and good company in your blog. Thanks for being a presence in our virtual reality!
Hi Ideflex … and sorry for my late reply. Thanks so much for this! It’s nice to know that some people find my little blog inspiring! Gives me motivation to make it even better. Again, thanks for the honor!
I have nominated you for the Reality Blog Award. Your blog has been an inspiration to me to stretch myself and communicate with the world at large. We see glimpses of ourselves in others and it has been my pleasure to follow your blog and gain insight into your world and mine.
If you choose to accept you are asked to answer 5 questions and nominate no more than 20 fellow bloggers (the total number of nominations is up to you). I realize the time commitment associated with this award and understand if it is something that you do not wish to do.
Here are the questions:
1) If you could change one thing, what would you change?
2) If you could repeat an age, what age would it be?
3) What one thing really scares you?
4) What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?
5) If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?
Hey Allan … thanks so much for this! Wow. I’m glad you enjoy visiting my blog. It feels awesome to know that my blog is a place where people can visit and be inspired or amused or entertained. It gives me motivation to make it even better (got lots o cool new ideas for the coming year). Again, thank you Allan. It’s much appreciated.
Thanks for checking out my blog. Love your blog and your photos. Cheers from Australia!
Hello Australia! Thanks for your kind words. LUV your blog too! I feel like I’m right back Down Under! Cheers!
Hi! Thanks for visiting my simple page…:)
Greetings from Indonesia
Hi … I like your blog. Thanks for visiting mine!
Greetings from San Francisco, USA!
Nice to meet you Stephen 🙂
ciao! luvFAB blog.
hello bestdressedup! greetings from san francisco, and my apologies for the late reply. thank you! … I like your blog a lot! it’s nice to meet a man of style! cheers, mate!
Hi Stephen great blog you have here. Thanks for stopping by mine 🙂
Hi Jeff! Thanks, mate … liking your blog a lot too. It’s really engaging. Nice photography as well. Looks like you’re developing an interesting style. Congrats for getting back into it. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got coming up!
Cheers mate, looking forward to seeing more of your work
Hi Steven. I dig your blog so much that I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Award. 🙂 If you don’t accept it you won’t hurt my feelings; I just want you to know how much I appreciate your hard work and gorgeous photography! http://beyondpaisley.net/2013/06/04/sunshine-award-me-awwww/
dammit. Stephen. Sorry!
Hi Stephen – so nice of you to drop by my blog and to like so much of my rather random stuff. I really like your work here – it shows signs of a quirky and original mind
Hi Chas … and welcome to my world! quirky and original? I’ll take it!
I really like your blog as well. digging deeper has been interesting. it’s relentlessly creative!
Thanks Stephen – Lots going on in the small circle of my world at the moment – looking forward to a quieter week next week.
I am ashamed I haven’t read this introduction before 😀 It’s amazing how similar our messages are :). I will try to make it early and often mate 🙂
… that’s because great minds think alike!
my blog door is always open to you, paula!
Hello Stephen – thank you for visiting and liking my blog! You have a great blog showcasing awesome creativeness! Sally
Thanks Sally! To me, it’s all about having fun and sharing cool stuff with others!
Kind of off-topic, but I’d like to nominate you for the Sunshine Award — in recognition of how much I enjoy your blog! http://wp.me/pKuUa-1kJ
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and having a look around…Great to see you there!
San Franscisco is top of my must-see American cities……Enjoy yourself and have a great 2014!
Hi Stuart … thank you for your kind comment. Your blog is excellent … I really admire your photographic style! I’ll be back!!!
Hi Steve…Doors always open, coffees always on.
Your blog casted a spell on me. I am hooked. totally. 🙂 It indeed is a creative place! Great going Stephen!
Wow! Thanks so much, Ana … those are kind words indeed!!! I’m glad you find my blog a fun place to visit. Got lots of cool stuff coming up, too!
Hey … I’m really liking your blog too. Really creative … very deep; there’s a lot of there there. it’s going to fun exploring further. I like your artwork a lot, as well.
Here’s to creative blogging!!!
Thanks a lot for the appreciation, i am gonna float in happiness today 🙂
Stephen, you have a very creative and interesting blog – I simply just have to follow. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting my “boys” so favourably! You knew how to hit the road to my heart.
Hey Leya … sorry about the tardy reply. Feel free to drop by any time you like!
Love the boys … I have a soft spot for fluffy dogs!
Thanks for following our blog. Hopefully we will keep you entertained. Cheers.
I am very facsinerad of this kind of manipulation of photos. All of you who create these huge breathtaking pictures I admire very much. Can you give me a tip on what program I should use if I’m going to try me on this?/Dan
Hi Dan, and thanks for stopping by my blog. To answer your question, I mainly use Photoshop. I’ve been working with it for a long time, so I’m really comfortable with it. I really don’t use any other programs for photo manipulation, because Photoshop does everything I need.
Thanks for the reply. Self, I work mostly in photoshop elements. I begin to understand that if I should create “miracles” do I buy into the great ps.
Great blog, Stephen! I’ll be back for more.
Have a wonderful evening,
welcome aboard, dina. thanks for dropping by!
Welcome Here. Regards Lucas
Love your photo reports! Like you, I had no idea blogging would be this fun when I first started! I love discovering new blogs that I immediately know I’m going to be excited about, like yours.
Nice to meet you, Stephen! I just discovered your blog, but it seems great, I’ll look forward to seeing other posts :).