how n + m metso we're always having people ask us how we met. here's the response i gave the last girl who asked me. thought it'd be nice to share.how n + m met6 years ago in Personal More Like This
we met on hamilton island in the summer, when we were just children. it was the holidays and we were staying in a hotel room beside one another. i was so young and so infatuated. i'd watch him lie in the sand with the sun beating down and with the wind in his hair. he never saw me there, beyond the trees.
the day before we had to leave he saw me, and he smiled, so magically. breath caught halfway to my throat. little heart a-beating.
we sat by each other a while, just watching each other out of the corner of our eyes. and the sun set before us, all peach-coloured and wonderful. and he put his hand on mine and i grinned, he said i was pretty and i told him my name was nirrimi and he told me that was a pretty name too.
i snuck out of the hotel room that night, he was sitting with his back against the door, and heavy eyelids. when he saw me he smiled again
THE YARD PORTAL If you like what you read, please this article so it reaches more deviantsTHE YARD PORTAL3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To get you going, we've created a list of various articles, video's, e-books, etc about street photography.
- "Two free ebooks by Thomas Leuthard."
- "Street Photography for the Purist" by :devcw
All time Mary's specialsIf you like what you see, this articleAll time Mary's specials1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
This journal is dedicated to the most special person I've met in dA
who also happened to take care of the Street gallery during the last 12 months,
as a small gift, or another way of saying "thank you". Or rather
"Being a great street photographer doesn't make you a great street CV. That's I'm sure something that the dA staff is well aware of. It REQUIRES to be a great street photographer, but it takes a lot of other skills:
- Accept to spend a lot of time, finding the hidden gems of this huge community, browsing hundreds of images every day, fighting the overdose, and keeping a fresh eye. If I look at the exposure that the recent Street DD awardees had prior to receiving this DD, I am very happy to see that a lot of them were highly underrated. Mary has shed some light on people who were unknown to most.
FarewellThis journal is to remind (or inform ) you that my term as Street Photography Community Volunteer is over and that as for tomorrow I'll go back to my previous state of simple dA member.Farewell1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This means that from now on you have to send your street photography DD suggestions to one of the admins that feature in all the categories http://help.deviantart.com/18/ .
Oh, this also means that from tomorrow if you piss me off I will send you to fuck off with no restraint for community core values of sort and I can finally block whoever insults me. I can't wait for it, actually .
Being a CV used up a lot of my time, and I hope to use the new free time to take photos, hang around, and for some other very much needed off-line activities
I've got ideas and plans.
And now the thank-you roundup. I am sorry to say that my opinion that street photographers mostly are arrogant self absorbed bitches has been confirmed during this year, but... thank goodness there are exceptions
The Lucky 13 (street tips)13 Street Photography TipsThe Lucky 13 (street tips)3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tony Ray-Jones was an English street photographer. In the early 60′s he traveled to the U.S for studying for a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design at Yale. He moved to NY after graduating and got a job as an art director for CBS records but he was determined to become a photographer. In New York he became good friends with Joel Meyerowitz and became part of the NY street photographers scene led by Garry Winogrand.
Jones kept notebooks, a journal if you'd like in which he wrote down his thoughts, lists and plans about photography. In one of those lists, titled "Approach" he listed some tips for better street photographs. These tip are still valid today and can be used as a basic guidelines to better street photography.
1. Be more aggressive- just to be clear, this does not mean at any way that you should jump into situation that could become violent! In a way, this simple
A moment of seriousnessI'm going to talk seriously to all of you for a moment. Just for a moment. Please don't think this is me asking for sympathy or pity, this isn't. But after watching several friends lately, and well.. over the years as well.. I want to share this. It's not upbeat, but sometimes we need a moment of seriousness to acknowledge the not so great things in our lives.A moment of seriousness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Many don't know that I am actively suicidal. There is a sadness and a despair that I cannot shake no matter how hard I try. No matter how good I am, it is not enough. No matter how hard I try. It is not enough. At one point I was hospitalized because I attempted suicide. I have also nearly succeeded before and managed to lie my way out of it so that to this day the people involved think that I was just 'sick', because I didn't want them to worry. I did not tell anyone the number of times that the police have come to my house to make sure I'm still alive thanks to a friend observing a change in my behavior and calling, or the time
Greetings, fellow Yardies..Greetings, fellow Yardies.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the end of August, traditionally a good month for most street photographers and to charge our own batteries for the rest of the year. Hope you got those awesome captures you wanted and we expect you to share them with us.
I won’t take much of your time with words, let me just leave you with some of the last ten photos that impressed our administrators and the promise of good news (probably next week) to all our active and less active Yardies with the "beginning of School".
Allow me too to present you our new Boatswains:
:iconwchild: :iconcosmin-m: :iconaaroffy:
Have a great Weekend.
Friday night Specials v6.2Friday night Specials v6.21 year ago in Art Features More Like This
image by wchild
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
A weekly selection amongst the images I liked,
while browsing the Street Gallery
and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember
to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
Have a nice weekend.
Exploring Art 48: Why are you an artist?So. I'm sitting here nibbling on brownies that I am supposed to be mailing to my friends, staring at a list of work to be done tomorrow and pretending like I'm not supposed to be asleep at this very moment.Exploring Art 48: Why are you an artist?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
While I sit here, I'm reading emails and someone brought up the inquiry as to why I'm even an artist.
You know. I never really sat down and THOUGHT about it. It's something I have literally done my entire life. I'm pretty sure my dad was stuffing crayons in my hands while I was still in the crib. I'm the girl who started at school at *six years old*, six people. The concept of NOT doing art at some point in my life simply was not even entertained.
That said. I'd like to look at why I do art now. Why DO I do art?
In thinking about it, I've come to realize that there are a variety of reasons. Some poetic, some pragmatic, but all of them play a pretty large role in why I'm an artist. So let's wander those reasons.
I like to draw pretty things. No really. It makes me happy to make prett
PE: dA Street shooters share their tips1. What is the gear that deviant Street Photographers use?PE: dA Street shooters share their tips3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
2. What is the dream gear that they'd wish to have?
3. What is the best advice they could give to an inexperienced street shooter?
The answers are right below!
in the order they came into my inbox
1: 50/50 Nikon D90 / Sony Nex
2: Leica M9P + 35mm
3: Shoot. A lot. Be inside the action, to feel what´s going on with small focal lenght, or step back to realize a worthy context, but never be afraid to press the shutter. Never. You´re doing nothing wrong.
1. I have a 5DmkII and an EOS300 (film). Both share the same 35mm f/2 lens. I use them almost equally.
2. I think the best camera is the one in your hand. I know it is a cliche but then again the problem most if the times is not at the camera but at the photographer.
(now... for some inexplicable reason there came a guy and told me, "Just order wh
TIME FLIES"BEHIND THE SCENES – WITH DOUG"TIME FLIES3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This time in "Behind the scenes" the photo is taken by Marko from Croatia.
The photo was taken in the small town of Labin, Croatia. It was August of 2009 and it was a hot summer day. Since I was a tourist, while sightseeing, I had my camera ready for just about anything.
Other kids were playing around, but those two came to my attention because, unlike the other kids, they were selling seashells. They seemed a bit bored sitting there, like parents told them to do so, unable to play with other kids. I did not want to be rude just by snapping a photo and then walking away. I figured out they would be more open to me if I bought something so I bought a seashell. I think that's the best approach with "merchants"; they will be more comfortable in presence of a camera if I buy something. I can spare some change for a good photo.
I usually try to take street phot
Abstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 13Einsilbig'sAbstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 13
Abstract and Surreal
in the interest of space
The Fondest Memory
Drops of Gloom
100 Featured DDs100 Featured DDs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
waiting for the war by ~siwymortis
Most popular - Top 5:
Concerts and Musicians
Photographs of concerts, listeners, or other subjects documenting the lives and careers of musicians.
monotonix by aurorademasi
Documentary and Editorial
Photographs taken to accompany an editorial piece or photographed in a documentary style including photo essays.
Pacific Ink Expo: Mandy Garcia by BreatheNakedDesalpes Saint Cergues-Suisse by damterFishing man 2 by fransiscaeve
Yenya by LindelCainephotography workshops by Art-de-Viantkayia man II by styvop
Woodstock 2012 13 by mr-kreciuVictory Day IV by MorkePhotographyReflection of a MASTERpiece by dukeofspade
30 dolar for life by erhanarikThe Charcoal People_one by lishko.:Levitation:. by sasonian37
:thumb307696027::thumb143676027:Say Haaaaaaaa by Toolbazar
Name recorder by NattygregoIn The Skin X by GPhoenixFate and Fortune: Gold miners of Itogon by rakabs
The Wartime Indoor Playground by lostshooterOn site or take away? 3 by LEQUARKHappiness? by Con-G-fan
SEPTEMBER: WITH CONE IXSEPTEMBER: WITH CONE IX3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hooded Figure (Grayed) by SethFittsEnTrance by Hengki24Concept by CristianoTeofiliUntitled: Cloaked Figure by SethFitts
Conversation by BadiBOld viking. by 3Drake9 Conversation by BadiB
Old viking. by 3Drake9La nuit, elles dansent... by benjoinOld viking. by 3Drake9
Conversation by BadiBOld viking. by 3Drake9 Conversation by BadiB
A Green Background by EintoeRn As Longevous As An Alder by DamaInNero yellow - cirque du soleil by geissa
A Green Background by EintoeRn yellow - cirque du soleil by geissa As Longevous As An Alder by DamaInNero
:thumb328843934:Desert oddity by bib993:thumb328843934:
cAHIER de bROUILLON by TofstoFs
Desert oddity by bib993:thumb328843934:Desert oddity by bib993
Art i ficial Intelligence by scheinbarStrangelight by LorenzoDiFolcoArt i ficial Intelligence by scheinbar
What is a Cone Anyway? by frienkinkArt i ficial Intelligence by scheinbarWhat is a Cone Anyway? by frienkink
Strangelight by LorenzoDiFolcoWhat is a Cone Anyway? by frienkinkStrangelight by LorenzoDiFolco
Cone ii by siphongCone by siphongCircus by Aiae
Cone ii by siphongCircus by Aiae
Circus by Aiae
Photography Halloween Contest (CLOSED)Halloween Contest !Photography Halloween Contest (CLOSED)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
EDIT : The Contest is closed
Thank you very much for participatin ! I decided on a Top 10.
Everyone can vote for the winner in THIS poll
Asking for votes is NOT allowed !
I decided to create a new photography contest and the theme will be Halloween !
Theme : Halloween !
Deadline : October 30th
- Old and New photos are accepted !
- The submission doesn't have to be creepy it can be cute pretty or whatever but it has to match the theme !
- You have to send me your submission via note with the thumbcode or/and the link
- I will fave your submission in a special folder, if that doesn't happen please note me again
- Two submissions per person !
- You can change your submission but please state that in a note !
- Photography only
- Every Submission will be featured by me at the end of the contest ♥
1st : 100 points + 10
DD Suggestion + StreetDD Suggestion + Street4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The other day I suggested Postcard from Graz XII by Michela-Riva and it was featured today by Kaz-D! Yay!
People die, people watch by celilsezer T v by MustafaDedeogLu summer in italia by britegreenfish 5432 by NunoCanha I need a Hero by Rastislav Sunrise by DualMechanized Autotaxi by Evilien :thumb267125103:
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Fairytale Beauty:iconappleplz:Fairytale Beauty4 years ago in Personal More Like This
the jester by BohemianButterflies no matter how far by quadratiges
:thumb266126982: Ghost by Laura-Ferreira Piece of memory by CaradelNeil CATRINA by K-E-I-T
:thumb265741960: :thumb265531920: NEON GEISHA by simsalabima Begin Galaxy by airava
My Facebook Page
Did You Know? - RTE / HTML mode switchingSwitching between RTE* & HTML modeDid You Know? - RTE / HTML mode switching1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
*Rich Text Editing
While working on a new journal entry we have a fancy menu that helps us to quickly switch between RTE and HTML mode. It can be found at the top within the menu.
Since a while comments and the description of deviations also support Rich Text Editing, which is the default mode for those areas.
This makes it easy to copy existing snippets from other parts of the site. All code (of visible elements) will be automatically transferred then.
This can safe us a lot of time, but it also can make things difficult, when we want to adjust the HTML code. And here we have no buttons to switch between the modes.
But fear not, of course there is a solution!
With the help of CTRL + E / CMD + E you can switch between the modes without any buttons. When you make use of it, you will see that the font changes and you either end u
Tasty Tweaks ProjectHello my fellow friends, watchers and also random visitors/readersTasty Tweaks Project4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This Article goes out to all Ultra Fractal Users/Artists on dA, so it would be great, if you could +fav this article if the message appeals to you - also it would be awesome, if you could spread the word yourself
The past days I discovered my special interest in tweaking other people's Parameters to learn and to just create my own vision from what is already given. There are a lot of groups that offer Tweaking Circles/Round Robins like :iconfractalcircles: or :iconroundrobin-central: just to name two of them.
My project is some kind of a fusion between Circles/Round Robin's and Challenges.
I thought of the following:
Within a certain amount of time (let's say for example 1 month) there will be a Tasty Tweaks "Round". The whole thing will be running as follows.
1. I write a SignUp Journal that will always be named "Tasty Tweaks #Number" or something like that.
That means if you don't want to miss s
Abstract and Surreal DDs for OctoberI hardly need to abstract things,Abstract and Surreal DDs for October3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
for each object is unreal enough already.
Enjoy this summary of last month's DDs for Abstract & Surreal Photography:
From Her To Eternity by boyisfiction
-Stalker- by Janek-Sedlar
Infrared - Am I Dreaming? by La-Vita-a-Bella
decision by geissa
Virus by Canankk
instagram.0055 by insolitus85
Enjoy the s i l e n c e by GiuliaDepoliART
Intimate by DominikKucera
Let Me Be Your Fantasy by IngoSchobert
Baron by leenik
morn VI by Mar-jus
rebuilding our cities II by Izaaaaa
Trespass by anaPhenix
Worldwide Photoday - Poznan by LesEssences
The promise of... by immugraah
light leaked. by theskyisempty
.light II. by MichalGiedrojc
Over-soul by Dennis-Calvert
Thoughts, obsessive by iizmu
Thank you very much for sharing your fantastic artwork!
I am probably going to regret posting this...but I will anyway because I think if I don’t, I’m going to explode.I am probably going to regret posting this1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). No, I didn’t just scan a Wikipedia page and decide that I have it, I was diagnosed by a therapist. I’m not going to go into the nitty-gritty details of what it is. If you don’t know, you can google it. But basically I have little to no sense of self. My self-concept didn’t form properly when I was little and so I’m pulled this way and that, relying on how others feel about me to determine how I feel about myself. Yes, this is natural to some extent—BPD is essentially human insecurity taken to the extreme—but for me it’s damaging, both to myself and to others, and it’s so hard to live with. One minute I’m grateful to be alive and the next, it’s like I’m not even alive at all. One minute I’m practically worshipping someone, and the next I’m either aloof to them or demonizing the
Night VisionI have started shooting my bow at night. The target is a black shape in the shadows, and the arrows are invisible as I draw the bow. But the muscles in my back see what my eyes can not as they reach a certain limitation of strength, and the tone of the string as it snaps, and the reassuring chunk of the arrow as it sinks into the profound softness of the center of the target tell me everything. Seeing can be a disadvantage in the art of archery, now that my bow and the arrow, the string, and the target have become part of my soul.Night Vision3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The dog under the pine on my right wrestles a stick to show me he has an arrow of his own. I can see the moon shine in his eyes as he looks at me to see if I am watching him. I am, of course. Long ago we each became a part of the other's soul, in a manner exactly like archery, because all things that are true for the two of us are born of the hunt: they are an electric energy of images and blood and fire and soft tenderness.
kam bek for diz - :)kam bek for diz - :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
miyaww by neydilanConcealed Miseries.. by OguzzAMeadow II by Buszujacy-w-zbozublessing from the old tree by Dagne-s
connected by BlauBeerKuchenobscure project act II part B by xlavocI'm your private dancer by privatedanser
Sunny by west-kisCold blue by nextDoorARTistAnya. by west-kis
chair II by athrawnWear And Tear by EintoeRnThe Other World by jup3nep
Wash 'N' Go by simonovikisBe my Valentine by MartaNaelRotten Summer , Fresh Stew by hakanphotography. drown by cherriuki
:: Withered Shades -II- :: by nexionMyZeil by insolitus85.... by IlonaShevchishina
monition by augenweideL'Arbre de Feu by alexandre-deschaumesaccordion by utopyam
to wait expectantly by nurtanriovenResting After Storm by soulofautumn87
Ethereal Dreams by Lethalxr0seViKa by GregoryDemchenko