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Hi, I'm Caine. I'm an old broad who is extra bitchy all the time. I don't like talking about myself, so this will be nice and short.

I chose this shot (all credit to Rick for the photo) because it illustrates in a small way the influence Moblog has had on me. Moblogging is an odd thing for me to do, as I'm not a social animal, I'm not a joiner and I dearly like my privacy. My favourite things are 1) thinking 2) reading 3) observing 4) learning 5) being left alone. I joined Moblog 3 years and 4 months ago. I'd never owned a camera, or had the slightest interest in photography. Photography is now a huge part of my life, and Mobloggers at large encouraged my new found love of all things photography. Moblog caught my imagination and opened up a whole new world and way of seeing for me.

I'm a Native Southern Californian who moved to North Dakota close to 18 years ago. I live in Almont, a town tiny enough to spit across. Whenever we get a cell tower close enough to us, I'll get a camphone. I look forward to exploring that way of taking photos. I started out with a Nikon Coolpix L1, which I still use for macro shots. I now have a Nikon D80 which I take everywhere. Have Camera, Will Travel. Or at least take a lot of walks. I do a lot of nature shots, because that's what I'm surrounded by. I'm easily fascinated by most anything though, and enjoy photographic challenges.

My favourite quotation is: "OH. DRAMA." - Death in Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchett. This pretty much sums up my reaction to drama of any kind. Drama-free is my preference in life.

What am I likely to highlight? The best answer is "it could be anything." A wide range of subjects and styles appeal to me. My dream features for Moblog are for subscribers to be able to post larger images (600 px on the longest side) and Bronxelf's custom privacy filters.

The people of Moblog welcomed me and made me feel I was a part of an international neighbourhood. I've made good friends. Moblog is full of great people and interesting slices of life; has served as a fantastic photography school and has introduced me to people who enable me in continued learning, something I value highly. Moblog is very much my internet home and this is the reason I'm willing to spend time moderating. I have found it very satisfying to terminate spam rather than complain about its presence. I look forward to Moblog's continued growth and helping out in any way I can. One of the first ways I'll be helping out is to free up a bit a cash and subscribe my second moblog - for all the joy I get out of Moblogging, it's the very least I can do.

It's been a long day, so I'm wandering off to bed. G'night all.

Posted by Caine

bronxelf says:

That's longer than I expected. :)

All these years later(for those who don't know, I've known Caine a LONG time), and I still love you, lady.

8th Sep 2009, 06:39

nige says:

Longer than I expected too. This image will forever crack me up : )

8th Sep 2009, 06:55

I still see a dalek under a dropcloth.

Awesome summary!


8th Sep 2009, 07:03

paintist says:

there have been other glimpses of you, but this has to be one of the very best :-) nice length bio and it shows how much moblog means to you ( and all of us :-) )

8th Sep 2009, 09:16

Viv says:

Caine the spam terminater :)

I wonder how many have this story of no real interest, to passionate about photography?

8th Sep 2009, 11:12

Factotum says:


8th Sep 2009, 12:50

beth says:

Yes I love this image. totally bizarre out of context!

8th Sep 2009, 15:05

Caine says:

Bronxelf, all these years later, and I still love you. x

Nige, I considered going with "Hi, I'm Caine. I'm an old broad who is extra bitchy all the time." Seemed a bit sparse.

Laszlo, I'm cool with the dalek under a dropcloth. :D Thanks. I can manage to be articulate now and then.

Thank you, Paintist. :) x

Viv, I think quite a lot of people have that story. I've seen several Mobloggers relate a similar happening. Moblog has a way of truly fueling a love for photography. The encouragement people receive here is beyond priceless, too.

Thank you, AF. Right back atcha. Spaminator. Yep, I like it.

Factotum, hahaha. You know me well. Thanks. x

Thank you, Beth. Yes, the context made me pause, but I decided to go ahead and just add the link. :)

8th Sep 2009, 17:18

nige says:

You should have used that opener! Classic.

8th Sep 2009, 17:19

Caine says:

Nige, edited. ;)

8th Sep 2009, 17:26

nige says:

Hahahaha! Ah man. I dig that. Not everyone in the community is happy and crunchy all the time, and I think it is right to have that reflection in the moderators. After all, we are all part of the community, no matter what role we play.

8th Sep 2009, 19:16

Caine says:

I agree completely and I'm all for transparency and honesty. :D

8th Sep 2009, 19:18

Kostika says:

This is one of my favourite pictures of you. Whenever I think of you taking pictures, I think of this shot.

8th Sep 2009, 22:43

Caine says:

:D Thank you, Kostika.

8th Sep 2009, 23:15

queserasara says:

Ahh - now I know what you look like ;-)

10th Sep 2009, 22:02

Caine says:

Hahahahaha! I try to keep it a secret, QSS, but the odd actual portrait has popped up now and again. :D

10th Sep 2009, 22:09

jc1000000 says:

I love the fact you 'terminate' spam. Like, you totally do. Spam is DEAD.

(Death in Reaper Man is hilarious!)

18th Sep 2009, 01:44

Caine says:

Hee, yep. The only good spam is dead spam, man. :D Reaper Man is one of my all time favourite books, Death takes a holiday...with teeth.

18th Sep 2009, 01:52