This image is my first level 2! Exciting to have reached that plateau. And, it is also the first image where the designer wrote to say how the image was used. Very thoughtful of him, and gratifying for me.
Other milestones are looming as well... I am very close to my first $100 payout. 50 downloads (total) should be achieved during this month. And I just crossed over the 200 upload mark, with 215 in my portfolio now. Things are beginning to make more sense! My eye is better trained and my approval level has risen.
Thanks for all the support and pointers, in the message boards, blogs, and individually. It means a lot to me.