John Poon

Joined January 2010

Creating an image is not just viewing what the camera captures but expresses what the artist sees. My images, though seldom of the human...

A series of unfortunate events

Hello again everyone :)

It’s nice to spam you again. I’ve been mostly absent on RB for the last few months due to a series of unfortunate events. The Friday before Xmas I went to the hospital to get some pain killer or a prescription, and ended up staying there for 20 days. To think, I have not seen a doctor for 30+ years before this… and then all this:
Gull bladder removed
Almost had an heart attack during the surgery, so
Angioplasty with 4 stens
Internal bleeding from all the tests and surgeries,
Needed blood. Reaction to blood transfusion
Also found Helicobacter pylori, some cancer causing bacteria

I fell on my knee and ended back in emergency one week out of the hospital. Shhh, doc doesn’t know it but I was being a dare devil and went shooting a snow storm at the lake when I was suppose to rest and heal.

And the bad luck continues… Not another week had passed, when I looked out the balcony to check the weather and saw a plume of smoke going up near where I work. Yup, my work place was burning. But of course, I got a couple of good photos out of that, at least ;p

Other than that, I am healing and doing okay :)



Month end record for Dec(2011), Jan, Feb 2012

Thanks to the people who bought these prints :)



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Night/Low Light Photography (voucher) in Beautiful BC

MARCH AVATAR in Digital Art Compilations

Landscapes (voucher) in ART for SALE

Give Us Your Bluest shot (voucher) in Out of the Blue

A TOUCH OF GREEN in Pastels & Whites
Mullti Bloom Flower Challenge for GORGEOUS FLOWER CARDS

Any Man Made Objects in Monochrome in Color

Chinese New Year Oriental Challenge (voucher) in The “X” Factor

Time to Read in PEACE LOVE & TRANQUILITY

Food Photography in ShuTTerBugS

One Single Flower in ENCHANTED FLOWERS

I-Phone Cases in ENCHANTED FLOWERS

HOPE in Weekly Theme Challenges
Digital Art Compilations in 2 A DAY
Photoshop Rocks in Peace Love and Tranquility
PHOTO MANIPULATIONS in SUPERBLY VISUAL
Focus on ARTIST in Canadian Artists

ORIENTAL ART in First Things

LARGE MOUNTAIN SCENES (voucher) in ART for SALE
Looking Down or View from Up Above in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends

One little thing (voucher) in Lost in Space
Winged Insects in ShuTTerBugS

Either Yellow or Purple in Monochrome in Color

Your best shot (voucher) in World Wide Art
Your Best Flower Image (voucher) in ALL ABOUT GARDENS
December IMAGE OF THE MONTH (voucher) in PEACE LOVE & TRANQUILITY
Flowers (voucher) in The Weekend Photographer
OUR 100th CHALLENGE! in This, That, and the Other Thing
Nikon vs Canon Challenge Winners Challenge in PEACE LOVE & TRANQUILITY
YOUR Favorite image in AMAZING CHALLENGE ENTERTAINMENT
March Avatar in Cover Shots

Sculptures in Silhouette in Sculptures

2011’s GRAND AVATAR (voucher) – Beautiful BC
Abandoned – Two in Featured For A Challenge
Abandoned Buildings or Houses in The Power of Photography

PHOTOGRAPHIC ART in SUPERBLY VISUAL
White in Minimalistic Design
The Color White in Monochrome in Color

Techniques Challenge #17 – DOF in Alphabet Soup

I Think of You (voucher) ENCHANTED FLOWERS
A New Start (voucher) in Daisy Group
Qualified: 12 Features in Featured For A Challenge

Qualified: 17 Features in Featured For A Challenge
Winter Wonderland in Canadian Artists

Fantasy Characters in Weekly Theme Challenges

For the Love of Our Religions in Peace Love & Tranquility

Black & White in Architecture & Street Art

A Favorite Food in Cover Shots
FRESH Fruit or Vegetables in This, That, and the Other Thing

Geometric challenges – circles in Lost in Space

A Touch of Colour in JUST FUN

MARCH AVATAR in Visual Texture

Winter’s Retreat in The Addicted Photographer



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ShuTTerBugS
This, That, and the Other Thing
Alphabet Soup
PEACE LOVE & TRANQUILITY
ALL ABOUT GARDENS
Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends
The Power of Photography
GORGEOUS FLOWER Cards
Cover Shots
Canadian Artists

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