My first DD and a feature.Thank you every one for the support on this workMy first DD and a feature.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and making it possible for getting my first DD.
Now i know how it feels when one get's his/her first DD.
I am sorry if i have hurt your feelings by any mean.
Special thanks for suggesting my work for the DD.
:iconBeholdentolove: and for informing me. :iconcrayonmaniac:
Some beautiful work of my friends.
Sorry couldn't add all of my friends.
Passion for Music by SweediesArt Insanity by SweediesArt Vampire by SweediesArt
The Trinity by J-u-d-a-s Rebirth by J-u-d-a-s Corvidae by J-u-d-a-s 'Lilim by J-u-d-a-s
Drinking a dream by La--Boheme Dryad's night by La--Boheme You're killing yourself by La--Boheme Warm melody by La--Boheme
Ancient by Topas2012 Hearts 2 you by Topas2012 Surf in the rocks3 - Topas2012 by Topas2012 :thumb
Return to InnocenceLove (Love, Love)Return to Innocence2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Devotion (Devotion, Devotion)
Feeling (Feeling. Feeling)
Emotion (Emotion, Emotion)
Don't be afraid to be weak
Don't be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence
The return to innocence
If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don't hide
Just believe in destiny
Don't care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don't give up and use the chance
To return to innocence
That's not the beginning of the end
That's the return to yourself
The return to innocence
Loved this song by Enigma
Tips for the creative photographer #2Iīm by no means saying I am any expert, but I hope some of this might prove beneficial.Tips for the creative photographer #28 months ago in Personal More Like This
Screw the rules
It is very good to know and be aware of composition, correct exposure, to compensate or not to, but it does sometimes mess with your own creative approach.
The camera and lens is plastic, metal and glass and just tools for you to use, they should be treated as such.
A good thing is to get that perfectly exposed and composed shot out of the way and then just flip to a new page.
Try for instance to take a picture of something with the sun behind it and completely blow the whites out leaving the subject correctly exposed without the use of a flash, it might just be the shot you choose instead of the "correct" one.
Absolutely no harm in using other tools than just the camera and a tripod, people have gotten cover shots of eagles diving in the water for food the photographer has brought and thrown there as bait.
Spray some water on a flower on a sunny day, who ha
Some more useful info for writers/worldbuildersI don't think I ever shared this link, but anyone who wants to write (mainly fantasy) should really check out Brandon Sanderson's lectures. I have learned a lot of new and useful things, and it prevented me from making mistakes I was about to make. The classes cover everything from character development, to world building, constructing your writing and publishing.Some more useful info for writers/worldbuilders3 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Here are the other lectures https://www.youtube.com/user/WriteAboutDragons/videos?view=1&flow=grid
5 must knows for better night photos5 must knows for better night photos7 months ago in Personal More Like This
go to http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cameras/Camera-Sensor-Ratings/%28type%29/usecase_sports
Find your camera and see what iso settings you can push your camera to and still retain descent image quality, this is especially important when shooting auroras, a high iso sensitivity means you can push the shutterspeed under the magical 8 seconds to retain some of the movement of the aurora in the image.
(I personally recommend 6 or less)
Preventing STAR TRAILS
Use the rule of 600 to keep stars in the picture from trailing/streaking.
Divide 600 by the true focal lenght of your lens, true is measured by 35mm full frame, so a 30 mm full frame lens would yield this simple equation: 600/30 = 20 second (or less) exposure and stars will look nice.
For cropped sensors you have to time your focal length with 1.5 for Nikon and 1.6 for Canon.
So 16 mm wide angle lens on a Canon cropped sensor would equal 25.6mm true focal lengt (16*1.6) giving this equation: 600/25.6 = 23.43 secon
Forever We Remember - 9/11It isn't that difficult to guess what I'm about to address in this journal. Nor should it be a surprise to anyone - even those who read this who are not from the United States of America. On this day twelve years ago, the country of my birth was mercilessly attacked by Islamic extremists from the infamous group, Al-Qaeda. Twenty-four men aboard four different planes took control of the commercial flights, storming to the cockpits of the planes and stabbing all who were in there way.Forever We Remember - 9/116 months ago in Personal More Like This
Al-Qaeda had been threatening the United States for many years before then, with terrible, inhuman words. "Blood must be spilled." they said, "We do not differentiate those who are wearing military garments and the clothes of civilians. There must be widows. There must be orphans."
Never in anyone's wildest dreams could anyone have foreseen the devastating tragedy that was to come.
Today we remember those who lost their lives on this day twelve years ago. We remember the innocent civilians - the m
Photography tips, the different way. :)MindtravellingPhotography tips, the different way. :)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I do not know how other photographers does it, but I like to walk around with my camera and when I have gotten a certain distance I close my eyes and play back the same steps I had taken, If I notice something doing so I go back and start taking pictures.
The same goes for places I have been before, I close my eyes and go through the same paths in my mind and think of locations to take pictures, often this technique leads to very interesting photos once I get out there and also I tend to notice things I did not when I was there first.
Weird or not, that is how I do it, if It works for others I do not know, but It might be fun to give it a try.
Often when you are out taking pictures it is just a natural place and angle to take pictures, but sometimes just turing around and tackling a unusual angle might yield much more interesting images.
An example is the image I took called "Arrival", the other way had a big calm lake wi
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Moon Game by partiallyHere Moon Game by partiallyHere
set_238_second sun by Fedorrrz set_238_second sun by Fedorrrz set_238_second sun by Fedorrrz
Tips for the creative photographer #3Some more tipsīn tricksTips for the creative photographer #38 months ago in Personal More Like This
Mix and match
If you have a couple of filter like a polarizing filter and perhaps an ND filter there is no rule that says you can mix and match the best from both worlds, you can use the polarizer to see through water, the nd filter to smooth out the sky and a regular shot for the rest of the landscape and combine the best from all worlds.
This does not just extend to filter use, as simple as doing a 30 second exposure of the sky at 1600 iso (to prevent star trailing) and a 2 minute exposure of the ground at iso 200 also works when it comes to mixing and matching, even part hdr.
It is all dependant on the scene you want to capture and your own creativity.
Most cameras has a multiexposure feature that enable the camera to process several image into 1, this is not the same as bracketing where you take several different value exposures and combine into one (hopefully) neat looking hdr image.
You can set up the camera to do 3 mu
Sixth ElementI know I have been a bit quiet here on dA lately, that is due to work and also to finishing this video.Sixth Element4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Showcasing the Aurora Borealis in Timelapse raging across the skies in Northern Norway.
We started with this video as soon as we could see the first auroras here and just finished the edit yesterday with the final touches today.
Total project was close to 1.5tb so quite a lot of material to work through.
Hope you like this.
A few simple photography tipsThought Id share a few simple yet effective photography tips for the creative photographer.A few simple photography tips9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Macro done easy
Set your lens to its closest focusing range and move physically towards the subject until it is sharp.
If you are using longer lenses it really helps to lay down and hold the camera and lens almost like you are shooting a gun, and remember your breathing when shooting.
This is also a great technique for bokeh shots, with a 50 mm at its closest focusing range and background further away you will blow the background to bits.
Donīt be stationary
It is very easy to put down a tripod and just stand on the same spot shooting, instead try moving around a bi, experiment with angles, left, right, high, low until you hit that perfect angle for the scene.
Slow the shutter
You donīt always need a ND filter to block out light to get even slower shutter speed, you can either use this technique with your hand or better with a cardboard (black if you got colored one).
The beauty of the cold blood - PHOTOSHi!The beauty of the cold blood - PHOTOS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today (yesterday, hehe) I met with my best friend Allerlei after some billion years.
Thanks for meeting, dear - sorry if I were a bad company, I hope next time it would be better!
We gave each other X-mas presents and because the weather was awful, we decided to got to Vivarium Prague - it was a tiny facility, which featured some interesting lizards
Here you can see some of them...
DD for some of you :)Hi!DD for some of you :)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
At first, there is a new kiriban: catch my 955 555 pageviews and send me a printscreen via note as a proof to win a feature
No feature for animal cruelty or porn, thanks for understanding.
At second, no, I did not get any DD (only one - bur many years ago buhhehehhehe )
But I have suggested many deviations for DD and I was disappointed when I got no reply and those deviations have not been accepted I think some of those artists created absolutely incredible work and they definitely deserve more attention.
Today, I will show you some of the deviations I have suggested (or plan to suggest) for DD, but which have not been noticed or accepted by admins, which made me really sad and disappointed. DA has some rules for featuring a deviation as a DD, it says that suggested artist should not have a DD yet, it should not be very famous artist and it should include some info about a subject in the descriptions. Those artists followed the rules, but their art has not
Tips for the creative photographer #4On locationTips for the creative photographer #47 months ago in Personal More Like This
When on location, regardless if you are just shooting for fun or on an assignment, be prepared.
Especially on an assignment this is important, those you are shooting for are expecting a certain result and in most cases how you arrive at those results is of no difference to your client.
Even if you are shooting for yourself, having some ideas of what you want to shoot and how can save you a lot of time in the long run.
Take some notes with you, copy in a few sample images on your phone for ideas or reference, preset your camera and so forth.
Try without knowing
Sometimes you see an image where you have absolutely no clue as to how the person that took it achieved that result.
Right there is a perfect time to go out and try for yourself and figure it out without googling it beforehand, often you can end up with results much better than you had anticipated.
Shooting through experimenting is a really powerful tool, and it helps you learn your camera quickly and no
Another great resource for aspired writersFirst of all, I really, really don't like the winter period. It hasn't even dipped below 0C yet, nor did we have any snow, but man do I feel restless and unproductive. I get up reasonably early, but I find it harder than usual to focus and get in the right mood to draw. We definitely need to move to some more exotic country in the future It's almost 3 and it's already dark and gloomy.Another great resource for aspired writers3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Writing is on hold for now while I wait for first opinions of the beta readers. I was thinking about continuing brainstorming and outlines for possible improvements to WTM, if anyone still remembers it. (It will undergo a major rewrite)
For those who don't know, it's my novel in which Azuryt and Allaya are the main chars, and that includes most of my races. Perhaps I should think of a better title, even if it's just a working title. (Who's the monster was rather childish, and not accurate anymore anyway)
In any case, I wanted to mention yet another series that some of you fellow writers might
Couple of resources on realistic knightsStumbled upon an interesting thread on Reddit debunking few armor myths and I thought I'd share it with you guys, especially those who draw that sort of thing.Couple of resources on realistic knights5 months ago in Personal More Like This
http://imgur.com/a/3j1jA I do have to say I would love to have a beautiful piece of armor like this one.
http://i.imgur.com/GLFrSka.jpg Gif of the owner putting it on layer by layer
Nice one also added by @teh-dino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqC_squo6X4&feature=related More myths debunked.
At 35 min mark you can see this particular armor in action.
At 40 it shows nicely how flexible one can be.
Bonus videos of some badass sword-fighting : )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzNcbnEvv9U - Training
http://www.chilloutzone.net/video/die-polnische-ritterliga.html - In armor
Definitely makes me wanna write some fight scenes now.
Writing This Made My DayGUYS. IT'S TERRIBLE. SCHOOL STARTS AGAIN TOMORROW AND I AM COMPLETELY UNPREPARED FOR EVERYTHING I CAN JUST SEE MYSELF FLOUNDERING ABOUT THIS YEAR WORSE THAN I DID IN 8TH GRADE WHEN I WAS SUPER HIGH ON PAINKILLERS ALL THE TIME IT'S GOING TO BE A GIGANTIC MESS AND I'M JUST GOING TO LET DRACO HERE EXPRESS MY INNERMOST FEELINGS WITH THIS PRICELESS FACE:Writing This Made My Day6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Oh my god I'm so scared I can't even tell you guys what's going through my head right now because it's a bunch of shit all packed into one tiny piece of my brain that is still functioning. Okay, last year was pretty messed up too. I had science first period every day and I just could NOT stay awake. Ever. I had to have xxScarletRainxx keep me awake through the lessons so I could get decent grades. Blech it was awful. Every day it felt like someone came up and did this to me:
I have good news though. Two pieces of good news actually. I finished my AP Global work with an even 100 pages of words. (Yes, exactly 100 pages. Kil
'Bad' FanfictionI know a lot of us joke either publicly or amongst ourselves about 'bad fanfiction'. I freely admit I have complained about this very thing to my close friends, but I always feel guilty afterwards. You know why? 'Cause I think that's a pretty asshole'ish thing to laugh about.'Bad' Fanfiction6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like to present to you the idea that, yes, there is fanfiction that is created by people with little writing experience. But hey, guess what? Each story that individual writes is more experience for them, and that is NOT something we should discourage!!
Lately I've seen a post going around on tumblr shaming 'bad' fanfiction, stating that their own dignity has been lowered because they resign themselves to reading badly written fanfiction just to get their fix of their (usually rare'ish) pairings.
I say, fuck that mentality. Let's replace that negativity with something positive!
Instead of complaining and moving on, why don't we contact that writer, leav
Jakes 5 rules of a great partyRULE 1: DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL.Jakes 5 rules of a great party2 months ago in Personal More Like This
A. It doesn't taste too swell all the time. Why drink beer when it tastes like vehicle gas?
B. You don't remember the fun you had the night before. You don't make memories at parties when you drink a substance that makes your brain fuzzy.
C. You make a fool of yourself when you're drunk, and you ruin your reputation. You have no control of yourself.
D.Hangovers SUCK. Headaches and stomach aches... It's like drinking flu in a bottle. Sounds stupid, doesn't it?
Sounds stupid, eh?... THEN DON'T DRINK.
Replace your alcohol with pop and ice cream and other munchies and snacks. It's cheaper, tastes better, and you remember your party alot better!
RULE 2: ONLY INVITE THOSE YOU KNOW AND TRUST.
It's not a competition. Don't see how many people you can invite to your place and say that your party was better than you neighbors'.
Too many people can cause havoc, things can get broken or stolen, huge messes can be made for you to clean up, etc...
Call me a pooper,
Fantastic but less known canines.Do you know them?HiFantastic but less known canines.Do you know them?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today I post 8 photos of not that well-known canines.
Do you recognize all eight species?
My fox mug is broken noooo! It slipped from the sink and fell down and although the mug is quite massive, it did nit survive. Hell!
Feature..Feature..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for that journal...Doing nicer things now after letting it out..!
Fabulous Gifts I have been part of..
Thank you! [Here's a kiss for you, my love!]
Giving back feature..
Thank you for featuring me[Heart]
blinded by LhianneHappy Valentine's Day by SilverCurlyART
Dripping Nose by Frank-1956The Corner in Mid Afternoon In Fall by dhbraley
COUNTDOWN by Sandra-Cristhina
Featuring the winnersFeaturing the winners in Seven Virtues Contest http://enchantedwhispers.deviantart.com/journal/Seven-Virtues-Contest-Winners-323593660 held by :iconenchantedwhispers:Featuring the winners2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st place by :iconSaphica8:
2nd place by :iconMorriganArt:
3rd place by :iconmauricioigor:
Congrats to you all
..I started to write a lot of fine words and blahblah..
....but I'm too overwhelmed by your love and I'm still speechless
so it better i'm saying like this...I love you all...if the world were ruled by deviant artists
it, for sure, would have been a better world...so this poem is for you guys..
It Doesn't Seem Enough .
I want to tell you "Thank you,"
But it doesn't seem enough.
Words don't seem sufficient--
"Blah, blah" and all that stuff.
Please know I have deep feelings
About your generous act.
I really appreciat
Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)I visited Marks homepage and discovered this message left by his brother.Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"This is Simon, Mark's brother, with the terribly sad news that Mark passed away last week.
This was a huge shock to us all.
I helped him set up his PC with all his drawing tools so knew how much he adored producing his bespoke digital artwork and how much the Deviant art community meant to him.
On his behalf I'd like to thank you all for the friendship and support you've shown and would ask you to pause for a minute at 14:20 on Monday 1st October. (British Summer Time)
With Kind Regards.
As Mark often quoted.
"I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean.
I felt my connections to the wild in every cell in my body;
realized that I am among the trees,
the plants, the grass, the sky. The trees know
Breathtaking worksBreathtaking works1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is not true that when we fill our minds with stunning images we feel more alive?
Well, a little more of life for everyone here!
Gothic romance by Dark-Angel669 STAR FACTOR EVOLUTION by Topas2012 Mermaids by moiFontaine Bright Blooms 2 by JCCJ756 Mattel Doll Creation by Artinprogres Boat by kidy-kat The Last Virgin by Notvitruvian :thumb325091590: Childhood Memories by Frank-1956 What Remains by LovesRedRose Friends by FairieGoodMother Wings of music by mininessie66 a little requiem by beyzayildirim77 So Real by FictionChick A Whole New World by MachiavelliCro It is over by aninur :thumb326425443: Prayers From Heaven by Lior-Art Lost in the Woods by cavami So scared ..! by Nabila-Nina :thumb326445664: My Secret place by Mabahe Enter the Souls of Flames by kimsol Into the wild by FP-Digital-Art Thanatophobia by Corvinerium :thumb326621662: FaLLeN by KYghost :thumb324908634: An Angel Dead Inside by j3ff3rson Illuminati by DarkVisionsDreams maladie by HippieVan57 Mother of Ravens by SweediesArt Sleepless by robhas1left . : I m m e r s E : . by J-u-d-a-s :thumb325693