Feature #019 - Best of March 2013Feature #019 - Best of March 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Olympic sponsors - McDonalds and Coca-ColaIt's almost too easy of a rant going by the title, isn't it? Well, I'll go ahead and do it anyway. I think most people reading this would be surprised at the extent of the idiocy.Olympic sponsors - McDonalds and Coca-Cola3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We are going to completely ignore the horrendous nutritional content of the "Olympic" food, and focus on the calories instead. Let's have a look at the McD menu - http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/getnutrition/nutritionfacts.pdf How about a Big Mac, large fries and coke, and a strawberry banana smoothie for dessert?
550 + 500 + 310 + 260 = 1620 Calories in one meal. This is already 80% of the daily norm for an average person. If this is one of your meals, you will be well over the limit after two more meals - whatever they are.
How many of the athletes would still be able to qualify for the Olympics if they ate exclusively the above mentioned crap consistently? Let's think about it. My guess would be somewhere between zero and a quarter. How many would win Olympic medals? I think none of them. They would be carr
CONTEST! *closed*At first: JOIN THIS CONTEST TOO PLEASE! http://neaffka.deviantart.com/journal/One-year-dA-Contest-352595510 It's from my friend :iconNeaffka:. The topic's "Party time" And there are nice prices to win too!CONTEST! *closed*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Receiving my PM I just wanted to add a skin to the journal... See the old journal here: http://isalovesphotography.deviantart.com/journal/CONTEST-little-Feature-343979357
TOPIC: "Summer Memories" -Show me your most beautiful PHOTOs from last summer!
There will be TWO winners, the most beautiful and the most creative/ interesting work!
STARTS: Now!!! Go wild!
ENDS: On my birthday, 5th of March!
*have to be done -would be nice
* Only photography (I am not enough into other arts) that connects to the contest's topic! (Old work is of course allowed XD)
* Not more than 3 entries!
* Fave this Journal to make the contest popular!
* Add the link of this Journal into the description of yo
The Dragon Tarot ProjectThe Dragon Tarot SetThe Dragon Tarot Project8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to :iconXephire: I got the idea of doing a tarot cardset but with dragons. Any ideas for the different cards are most welcomed, and will be credited if I use them of course.
The finished cards can be found here: http://alecan.deviantart.com/gallery/#Dragon-Tarot
The Major Arcana:
0. The Fool - finished! http://alecan.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Tarot-The-Fool-71009533
1. The Magician -finished! http://alecan.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Tarot-The-Magician-71593325
2. The High Priestess -finished! http://alecan.deviantart.com/art/DT-The-High-Priestess-82908854
3. The Empress -finished! http://alecan.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Tarot-The-Empress-81548859
4. The Emperor -finished! http://alecan.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Tarot-The-Emperor-135059257
5. The Hierophant -finished! http://alecan.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Tarot-The-Hierophant-362300387
6. The Lovers finished! http://alecan.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Taro
favourites feature #24favourites feature #242 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Bang by IvanAndreevich
Number 2 by TrichardsenNight at the Lake by MatiasSieppi
Aurora Show at Pallasjarvi by MatiasSieppi
see the whole collection here.
November FeatureHERE IS YOUR NOVEMBER FEATURE CHOSEN BY YOU THE ACTIVE MEMBERSNovember Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
la porte cochere revealed its secret ... by VisitingFahrrad 50mm Rosebud for Maya by MayEbony
Other Things 04 by JACACMy magic sky by KseniaAltmann Perpetuity by BWilliamWest
Lac aux Castors by Marouen-ArrasBright Light by MaximeCourtyPumpkins by TomazKlemensak
Cold November by John-PeterJust that kind of day by gigi50Touch of Gold by bluesgrass
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING
DECEMBER WILL BE A SPECIAL FEATURE FOR THE GROUP CONTRIBUTORS
WILL RESUME IN JANUARY FOR MORE FEATURES CHOSEN BY YOU THE MEMBERS
YOU CAN SEND ME A NEW THUMB OF YOUR CHOICE from our gallery folders FOR JANUARY ANYTIME "in my private notes please" :icongigi50:
I will be away December 7th to 21 and will collect and respond when I have done so Thank you again
Supporter's Feature - Oct '13Without my supporters, I wouldn't be where I am now. So to thank you all for being part of my journey, I'm doing a feature every month where I showcase excellent work from some of my supporters. This includes anyone who's commented, ed or me. Please take the time to show these deviants some love (I keep the number of features small, so you have time to give all of them attention ).Supporter's Feature - Oct '132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you all again for your support
Contest Winners!Have to say, this was DIFFICULT!!!! Why did you enter with such great photos???Contest Winners!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, and that's why I decided to give out five honorable mentions extra! :iconsurpriseplz:
Sorry, you will only receive a feature and 10 points each but I do not have much more as I have to give out the big prizes too...
But well then, let's start! I proudly present...
THE WINNERS!!! :iconwowplz:
Most beautiful entry: :iconflyingheartsplz:
This is so summery! Dreamy colors, a bright sun and a beautiful bird, greatly captured in full fly... This image shows all the beauty and freedom of a summer breeze and the effect of the lens reflecting the sun adds something really nice too!
Most creative entry: :iconflyingheartsplz:
Something that might seem just like an error of the auto focus for some of you looks like a great idea to add something special and mysterious to an ordinary garden for me! Wonderful summery pic too and it r
June RaffleJune Raffle Information PageJune Raffle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
General Raffle Information:
Each month, a raffle will begin on the 1st. The raffle will continue throughout the month, ending on the final day of the month. On the Last day of the month, one winner will be randomly chosen based on their number, which should match the number generated by a random number generator via Random.org.
You MUST be a Member of FriendHunt to participate, to make it fair for our members.
You Must Fav this blog.
You Must Watch FriendHunt-Group
There will be a raffle monthly. In the event that there will not be a raffle, all members will be notified via newsletter.
You can enter anytime before the last day of the month.
There will be only one winner.
The winner will be announced on the first day of the following month.
Feature JulyHello everybody!Feature July2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the next feature! I've decided to make one every month.
And if you want to be featured next month, just write a comment with a link to one of your works.
Thanks for stopping by!
Yaguarete, Jaguar by salinasjJulia by pranzghettoBofur by Autumn-Rouge
Forest Of The Night Revisited - oil painting by Giselle-MSmoke by MirkoStoedter
Please, check out my twin sisters gallery -> :iconluinalda: Thank you!
#91 - Time's a TickingHello Anthro Community! Thank you to everyone who participated in our last challenge! Each entry is so unique and inspiring! We are honored to have your art amongst us! So thank you!#91 - Time's a Ticking2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we are moving on to the 91st installment of Anthro Challenge! We look forward to seeing your entries and admire each and every piece we receive! Let the season inspire you and the theme spark your creativity!
Contest Theme: Time's A Ticking
Deadline: January 1st - January 30th 2013 @ 11:59pm PST check your local time ( Note: The timer doesn't have "59" so it says 55. Just be aware it is 59 )
Submit Here: here
Your challenge for this month is to create a piece that has something to do with time ticking. Use your imaginat
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED! But feel free to do it just for fun/improvement!The 50 Foot / 50 Hand Challenge! CLOSED!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This was a drawing challenge from :iconSenshiStock: and :iconmostlyguystock:!
Hands and feet are pretty hard to draw. Lots of artists struggle with them! Even when other things come naturally, hands and feet can still be quite a problem. The best way to get better at drawing hands and feet is to study them!
The Challenge: Sketch or draw 50 feet AND 50 hands from reference photos or life.
Deadline: The deadline has passed for this challenge, but you can still participate and make yourself a better artist!
You can post them as one giant post, in groups, one at a time, however you want! But please make a FOLDER in your gallery and put them all in there then send me a link to the folder. (If you do one submission with ALL of them at once, then you don't need the folder.)
HOW TO QUALIFY: In order to make this a little easier for myself, please number yo
Photo of the week! 10/11/13Hello all, got another frosty photo to show offPhoto of the week! 10/11/132 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cold, beautiful, makes me wanna get ready for Christmas! What does everyone else think? Please share your views and comments.
Until next time my fellow Deviants
Love to all xxxxx
Transparency in (Macro) Groups - Please read/shareHey everbody, this is something with really bugs me a lot (haha, pun intended)Transparency in (Macro) Groups - Please read/share2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I started to do macro-stuff about a year ago, a habit that is most usual for a photofreaking biologist like me. And I think I eventually improved a bit. But there are some problems I came across with when it gets to publish your work. Groups on DeviantArt are for sharing and experiencing, to get recognition and mostly feedback to improve oneself, right? Yeah. Improvement.
So what do I do?
First, I take my ass out and photograph. I take a (in my opinion) worthy shot and I do postproduction
with Lightroom, Photoshop, Paint, everything that is useful to improve the quality of my picture.
I then search for some Groups where my work can possibly be featured
Yes, I read those rules of yours, I'm a good and thoughtful member, peace.
Stuff About BullyingCopied from :iconHashakgig1106:Stuff About Bullying4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, not to rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.
(That teacher is now one of my heroes!)
Heaphy Track SuccessHi everyone,Heaphy Track Success4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I recently returned from a 4 day hike, covering ~80km.
We were a group of 7, meeting up with the other 2 in our group on the 2nd night.
It was the single largest challenge that I have faced, and called on muscles that I did not know existed!
The official website: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/nelson-tasman/golden-bay/heaphy-track/
The first day was the hardest push - from a starting point of about 100m elevation we continued to the peak of the track at 915m. Uphill the whole day but it provided some amazing scenery such as old-rich forest covered in thick fog & light rain. Not many opportunities to stop for photos, since we were against the clock. We ended up reaching our hut (Perry Saddle Hut) at around 7pm.
The 2nd day was easy by comparison and my favourite. I compare the first-half of the day to that of Roha
Hi ALLI hope you are well :Hi ALL4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I give you a pack of images and parameters for those which are interested, I hope that you 'll like.
Have a good weekend
FavouritesSome recent extra special favourites. Enjoy and give those renders some love by faving them and/or leaving a comment on their pageFavourites7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Living Colours -Pong882
Portal to infinity
Du wirst beobachtet
Awakens in the dark of night
Shamans Journey 279
favourites feature #35 GREENpart 6 of my colors-feature: GREENfavourites feature #35 GREEN2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If I Could Be Where You Are by Nelleke
forest by BaxiaArt
full of joy by NilanjaJourney of Discovery by piximi
Holocene... by Samantha-meglioli
Through Glass by HappyKootie13.52 - Fresh. by dragonfly-oli
Aurora over Otertind by cschoepsAurora Spiral in Lapland by andykeen
Aurora Show by MatiasSieppi
Aurora borealis by HalvariAurora Borealis 3 by Hig3n
The biblical way of beating a 7 yr old to deathIt's a miracle, praise Jeeeezus! Nah, it ain't. It's a fucking disgrace to humanity, and in accordance with the bible. Here is the full news article for your consideration - http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/dec/03/mother-stepfather-arrested-beating-death-7-year-ol/The biblical way of beating a 7 yr old to death2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A 7-year-old boy was beaten to death by his parents last week after he failed to read the Bible and do his homework, according to Metro Police.
The horrific allegations of child abuse stand in stark contrast to the couple's Facebook pages, which seemingly show a loving and religious family devoted to Roderick Arrington, nicknamed "RJ." On one Facebook photo — apparently of Arrington and his niece — Markiece Palmer wrote: "My babies they make me happy. GOD bless the children!!!" On another photo of the boy and another child, Dina Palmer wrote: "I love them with heart and soul!!!!" A Facebook post from October 2010 reads: "Lord please guide my steps.... I'm trying 2 do better.... I wanna do better 4 my son, my family, myse
Collection: The Steampunk MenagerieCollection: The Steampunk Menagerie5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Steampunk Menagerie
The magic of thousands of years of natural selection and other evolutionary factors has created in all living creatures pretty much the optimal version of each for where each fits in the world. But never tell a human being, especially a steampunk, that there’s no need to fix what isn’t broken.
Here’s a collection of interesting imaginings of mechanical steampunk replacements for the somewhat mundane denizens of the actual natural world. For some people, especially some artists, until there’s been an upgrade or enhancement to anything, there just isn’t any “there” there.
I-Heart-Colors: Opposites Attract Contest CLOSEDEDIT: The contest folder is now closed for submissions. We have received lots of great entries and the admins will now proceed to vote on them. Stay tuned for the winners!I-Heart-Colors: Opposites Attract Contest CLOSED2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I-Heart-Colors is announcing the launch of the “Opposites Attract” Competition.
What to do ? :
Entrants must submit a piece of work (2D or 3D), that represents two or more contrasting colors. Contextualised, abstracted, trailing narrative or defined by the surface of the image, it is the artists decision how he/she chooses to portray the idea.
What are Contrasting/Complementary Colours ?:
Also known as contrasting colors, complementary colors are directly opposite each other on the color wheel. Selecting contrasting colors is useful when you want to make the colors stand out more vibrantly. If you are composing a picture of lemons, using a blue background will make the lemons stand out more. Some examples of contrasting
Astrophotography- Some Of Your Questions AnsweredI have got to a point on this site that I am literally being inundated with questions about how I do some of my photos. I simply do not have time to answer them all in full individually anymore. It is seriously restricting the free time that I have to pursue this hobby and take those pictures that have become so popular (both on here and elsewhere). So for my well being and hopefully to the benefit of those who ask me so many questions, I am doing this write up.Astrophotography- Some Of Your Questions Answered3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I get into some questions though, I want to make a few things clear. I have spent a lot of time and money on trying to learn as much as I can to better myself with this style of photography. I love all forms of astrophotography and I really think I have found my niche. I hope to one day soon start making back a bit of that money I have spent. So I am not going to just reveal everything I have worked so hard to learn. What I am going t