Surviving Sports PhotographySports photography.More Like This
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Well, that's how my story began anyway. Years ago, I made the mistake of going to a pro hockey game and within three hours fell madly in love with the smell of ice and the sound of blades. I left the building thinking to myself (and telling anyone who would listen to the ravings of a madwoman): "There has to be some way I can be involved in this for the rest of my life." What actually happened after that night is one of the wildest stories I've ever told and it's still a crazy ride. But getting on that ride and staying on is tricky.
So here's what I've learned so far about actually surviving sports photography
CloudlessI've seen a blind womanMore Like This
Growing cold outside,
An older image of
Our younger selves.
She wears a shard of mirror
And a broken sword
Screaming "Look at yourself!"
She is the scales; she is the statue,
She is what we should have always been,
But she has long since been replaced by greed.
This eternal rain of dust has fallen
Down upon the scales,
And they're broken,
Rusted, and brown...
What gives you the right to
Take life away?
In the dawning of our darkest hour,
Who says what's right?
What gives us the right to
Take life away?
While these images are cutting through
A cloudless September sky.
I guess I'm glad I didn't close my account...So it was fear that brought me back to life?More Like This
I'll admit I wrote the second half of this first, only because it was fresh in my mind and I wanted to capture the moment perfectly.
I got no sleep on Friday, I spent the whole night and morning packing. Around 2pm I came to my parents house... but I was tired as hell.
I had a nice day, my dad's best friend and one of his sons (someone I consider my brother, our dads have been friends for 50 years) was in town visiting, so I spent the day at my parents having diner, watching the game, talking and enjoying their presence. I ended up staying the night, the plan was that I would sleep on the small couch and Bill and Dustin would sleep on the big couch with the recliners. However, while watching a movie, my father continued to fall asleep between them, spooning an already sleeping Dustin (I'm not sure which one of them fell asleep first, but whatever). It wakes Dustin up a few times, but eventually his own sleepiness overcomes him and he i
The Lonely PathFebruary 13, 2013/by techgnoticMore Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I always thought Thoreau’s comment was simply a word game— ultimately not of much value and false at its core. A Valentines Day in solitude should mean being all alone and alone means being unhappy, pure and simple. Still, it will turn out in life that the most alone we can feel is ironically in the crush of family and friends and even in the embrace of one’s Valentines Day companion— but lost and unfulfilled in one’s dreams and visions.
All-New Corvette Stingray Unveiled! General Motors reveals the most powerful base-model Corvette ever made. It's the most fuel-efficient, too.More Like This
General Motors brought back the Stingray name on an all-new Corvette sports car the automaker unveiled Sunday night in Detroit. The Stingray name was introduced in 1963 and last used in 1976.
"Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history," Ed Welburn, vice president of global design for GM said in a statement. "We knew we couldn't use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy."
The new 2014 Corvette will be the most powerful base Corvette ever with a 450 horsepower 6.2-liter V8, but GM boasts it will also be the most fuel-efficient 'Vette ever. It expects the 2014 model to exceed the 26 miles-per-gallon performance of current Vettes.
At its heart is a new version of Chevrolet's long-running "small block" V8 -- a 6.2-liter engine that makes 450 horsepower, but can run under part throttle on only four cylinders and is expec
Exciting newsI just found out yesterday that I am one of the few shortlisted for international award Pet photographer of the year with the SWPP and BPPA, soooo exciting. The winners will be announced on the evening of the 12th January at the awards dinner - fingers crossed Think I might have to go to the awards dinner just in caseMore Like This
Let go and Let GodWe all go through our struggles and sometimes they feel like we can no longer deal. When times like this arise we have to remember that god is on our side. We have to give ourselves to god completely and trust that he will lead us to the right path. Trust he will heal our wounds, trust he will help us deal with any bullshit we are dealing with, trust that with his help we can get through anything.More Like This
Rules for FB CoversFirst off, I am in no way, shape or form associated with the NHL. I do not own copyrights to the teams, names or logos. I am simply a fan who thought it would be nice to make Facebook Covers for other hockey fans to use.More Like This
In order to use my NHL team Facebook Covers, you MUST follow these few simple rules.
Do not edit the Cover in any way, shape or form.
Do not use this Cover anywhere, but Facebook.
Do not claim this Cover as your own.
If you use this Cover on Facebook, please place SometimesForever.deviantart.com in the description or in a comment section for the Cover.
Edited on 12-3-12:All fonts can be found at http://dafont.com.
Edited on 11-21-12: Programs used to make the FB Covers are; Paint Shop Pro 7 and Photobucket Image Editor. As soon as I purchase Photoshop CS5 I will no longer be using the Photobucket Image Editor. Just thought I should add this information.
Rules are subject to change without prior notice. S
Spirit Day: A Bi VoiceIn honour of Spirit Day, I would like to share something about my own experiences with people's reactions to my sexuality. When asked my sexual orientation, I say 'bisexual' simply because it's more concise than the things I find attractive in a person don't tend to be gender specific so what does or doesn't dangle between a person's legs is as irrelevant to me as the colour of their eyes or the size of their feet when it comes to assessing whether or not they are physically, intellectually or emotionally appealing.More Like This
That doesn't sound too crazy, right? I mean, plenty of people are bisexual. It shouldn't be a big deal. But for some reason, it often is. I've always been pretty comfortable talking about my sexuality in relevant contexts. I'm not confrontational or militant about it, I don't wear an "I'm bisexual, lets talk about me!" t-shirt and I never felt the need to come out, because I always figured that if people want to make assumptions about who I find attractive, that's th
CSS Did You Know? - ArchiveArchiveMore Like This
CSS can be difficult when you're unfamiliar to it. So that's why we're writing these articles! If you have any suggestions or would like to write a section in future CSS Did You Know? articles, please note CSS-DYK.
Every article we've ever done!
CSS Did You Know? - June 27th, 2013
text-shadow and box-shadow by jonarific
CSS Did You Know? - June 6th, 2013
Creating Columns by miontre
CSS Did You Know? - May 31st, 2013
Fonts by im-not-sana
Advanced Typography by LabLayers
HTML Text Codes, Tips and Tricks for dAAbout a year ago I posted a news article called "Making Your Comments Look Nice". Since then I have found out many other codes that I think would be helpful to share with other deviants who may not know them, or are just looking for some new codes to spiff up their journals and comments! However, I can't say I have ALL of the codes available on deviantART. I just have posted the ones I have heard of. If you have any new ones not listed here, feel free to comment with them.More Like This
You can also check out the deviantART FAQ, which has info on these codes as well: :faq104:
To start things off, let's learn how to make these HTML codes work (:
In order to make a code work, you must use this format:
For example, if I put b into the format I showed you, it will come out as .
This will then allow me to type in bold font!
If you only want to put a code onto ONE word, you would have to do this: My name is Bob, nice to meet you.
Using the sam
Using HTML on deviantARTMore Like This
Hello and welcome to my little html tutorial. I've been working with html codes for a couple of years and I'm going to teach you what I know about using some basic html on deviantART. This won't make you a html expert or something and I'm not an expert myself but it will give just enough knowledge to make your journals, comments, news articles and other neat and lovely looking.
deviantART actually has FAQs about html but I still wanted to do this because they look a bit unorganized, in my opinion. Also, why would you want to look for those FAQs when you can just open this news article where you have everything in one place?
You may already know some of these, but I hope you'll find at least something helpful in this news article.
Some basic html
Bold text: <b>insert text here</b>
Result: Example text
This html code will work in: journal entries, group blogs, comments, artist's commen
Just three words...Just three words…More Like This
How was I supposed to know ?
That the sun could shine so bright
This enchanting day your gaze
Stopped on me…
How was I supposed to know?
That I could be even happier
This day you said you loved me
Me, always the friend, never the loved one
How was I supposed to believe in it?
You, the one I watched, not daring to hope
Why should you even look at me,
The girl no one never see?
I wanted to believe in it…
When you offered me these three words
And held me in your embrace,
Confusing me in happiness…
I tried to believe in it…
As I felt my heart answer to you
I drowned in your love
And lost myself in your eyes.
I eventually believed in it
I understood it wasn’t a dream…
When you said these three words
In the evening wind.
I eventually believed your whispers…
And mine finally went
Out my shivering lips :
“I love you”
Rachel's Challenge.In those last few moments, I prayed to God that I would go to heaven, that someone would find my journals and pass down the kindness and I my dream to have in impact on the world. As the gunman took my life in those few seconds, I was blind. And I was in pain, near my chest. And it was light, like I was two feet away from the sun. I felt horrified that this was the place I never wanted to be. I felt terrible, how could I do this to mom, to dad, to my brother and sister. This was not how I expected death to be.More Like This
I opened my eyes lightly, taking in what view of heaven I had with sincereness. "Am I dead." I said lightly, slurring my words. Just then, the faded memory of the shooting happened, and I worried immediately about my brother. Slowly a cloud opened in front of me, and I saw what was possibly my worst nightmare. It was like watching a scary movie, except that it was ten times worse, then that. My brother was perched underneath a table, his friends at both his sides, and one had a b
An Audience with Dave Nitsche (davenit) DaveNitscheMore Like This
Dave Nitsche (`davenit) is an award-winning conceptual photographer based in the US. His work has been featured in over a hundred magazines world wide, has had shows around the globe, and is considered a fresh voice in photography. His images are immediately identifiable and in the abundant world of art photography these days, that's pretty amazing.
On Sunday, December 4th, Dave will sit down with our photography community to answer questions about his work and much more! Don't miss this opportunity to gain insight into the world of conceptual photography!
This live featured chat will happen on Sunday, December 4