And The Winners Are…

I say it all the time but it never gets old, I really love my readers. They are such great people and have always had my back through the years and helped push me to grow as a photographer, as a writer, and as a person. This site has been such a source of happiness for me and I am grateful every time I hear from someone who writes to let me know they enjoyed something I wrote or shared. This is why I always love to do giveaways like this. I can’t do it all the time, obviously, but when I can it feels wonderful to give back.

At any rate, I have emailed the winners to let them know they have won so if you did not receive an email I am sorry that I could not share something great with you this time around. I will try to do something similar in the future. Maybe not always with fancy things like cameras and headphones but at least the occasional print giveaway.

Now that this is out of the way I would like to peak into the future and mention that I have all the intentions in the world of opening a little shop here on 50ft. Somewhere to sell prints, shirts, and other fun things I find. I can not say when this will come into existance but I am doing what I can in the time I have between my responsibilities in life to make it happen. Hopefully I can get something up and going in the first quarter of next year but don’t hold me to that, I do my best around here but have to put other responsibilities first sometimes.

So again, thank you all for your continued support! Heres to making 2012 the best year yet for fiftyfootshadows! I will be back up and running with regular posting in the new year and as usual I have some great stuff lined up to share so stick around and I will see what I can rustle up. First thing will be a new 50ft Radio mix which I hope to post this week as well as a great new guest desktop.


  1. Carlos Cabezas - December 28, 2011 at 5:07 am

    Wonderful thanks John, I did not win, but I will keep visiting your site it is one of my favorites. happy new year, God bless you!! =)

  2. Lisa - December 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Congrats to those who won! Have a happy new year John

  3. DavidR - December 29, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Sounds good! :-)

  4. Thierry - December 29, 2011 at 12:25 pm


    (Sorry for my bad english, i’m french)
    I just want to say that i really really love your site, and especially all your pictures.
    They are so beautiful.

    I use one of your wallpaper (Path) right now, here, it is so nice.

    I wish you all the best for 2012.

  5. Dane Henson - December 29, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Oh no! I’m so sad I didn’t win. Oh well. I look forward to your coming posts in 2012. Every wallpapered device I own is graced with your photography, and I love your writing style. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

  6. Vincent - December 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Hi. I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now but just started to discover the writer behind those wonderful desktop images.

    I love the simplicity of your writing. And it would be cool to find some stickers on your shop.

    Thanks for your job.

    Vincent, a french reader.

  7. Nat - December 30, 2011 at 6:35 am

    A shop, alright! I have a feeling prints would make nice decorations…

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