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With by amathal With :iconamathal:amathal 3 2 Edge of the World by amathal Edge of the World :iconamathal:amathal 4 2 Island in the Distance by amathal Island in the Distance :iconamathal:amathal 2 0 id15 by amathal id15 :iconamathal:amathal 2 0 Crisp by amathal Crisp :iconamathal:amathal 1 0 Unseen Memories by amathal Unseen Memories :iconamathal:amathal 2 0 Shine by amathal Shine :iconamathal:amathal 34 4 Lights Out by amathal Lights Out :iconamathal:amathal 2 0 Shadowed Tears by amathal Shadowed Tears :iconamathal:amathal 0 0 Edge of Chaos by amathal Edge of Chaos :iconamathal:amathal 3 0 Tender by amathal Tender :iconamathal:amathal 4 2 False Shadow by amathal False Shadow :iconamathal:amathal 4 1 The World Goes Round by amathal The World Goes Round :iconamathal:amathal 5 3 Light and Dark by amathal Light and Dark :iconamathal:amathal 3 1 Cursed by amathal Cursed :iconamathal:amathal 3 2 My Balls by amathal My Balls :iconamathal:amathal 1 1


Lagoon pier by Miguel-Santos Lagoon pier :iconmiguel-santos:Miguel-Santos 438 147 Repetition by Zeamay Repetition :iconzeamay:Zeamay 20 26 31. :Stories to tell: by bittersweetvenom 31. :Stories to tell: :iconbittersweetvenom:bittersweetvenom 991 49 Stillness by imaFREA-K Stillness :iconimafrea-k:imaFREA-K 132 76 My thoughts by imaFREA-K My thoughts :iconimafrea-k:imaFREA-K 6 0 : my umbrella : by hellfirediva : my umbrella : :iconhellfirediva:hellfirediva 5,715 1,106 .al sole. by introvertevent .al sole. :iconintrovertevent:introvertevent 912 141 Regnbagen by cacodemonic Regnbagen :iconcacodemonic:cacodemonic 29 28
We all love Ladybugs
It's finally summer and the little, cute bugs are all around.
I collected the most beautiful and enchanting ladybug captures from the last months, all taken from the macro and insect galleries. Enjoy!

:thumb126744598: Ladybird by whedra :thumb127215441: Circle of Life by thrumyeye przygody zagubionej biedronki3 by RinaBomba przygody zagubionej biedronki2 by RinaBomba :thumb127392531: some steps more by kyokosphotos Ladybird by CarotidArtery :thumb126925576: su e giu' by FRANCESCO1360 :thumb123838603: I Learned Waving by amathal :thumb126730388: Ladybug Page by barefootphotos :thumb124244693: SevenSpot Ladybug 40D0039660 by Cristian-M Ladybird again by Hinatasfaloth ladybugs 2 by all17 :thumb117387414: Ladybird by macrojunkie ladybird by Tamyl91 Ladybird by KeldBach LadyBird 5 by Alliec Buggin' by Veljanova Start by Mirrali lady by joannaag :thumb126335980: :thumb125122283: :thumb124742140: :thumb123785392: she by joannaag ladybird 9 by Tashlentine Crab vs Lady by jesse-botanical 12 by teresa-lynn :thumb123785160: :thumb12444
:iconfrank-beer:Frank-Beer 110 60
s u n r i s e s by nilgunkara s u n r i s e s :iconnilgunkara:nilgunkara 1,206 95 reflections by taykut reflections :icontaykut:taykut 661 151 going through.... II by Tom-Ripley going through.... II :icontom-ripley:Tom-Ripley 612 152 not outside by dayswillpass not outside :icondayswillpass:dayswillpass 22 2 Shiver Night Sliver by Coeiise Shiver Night Sliver :iconcoeiise:Coeiise 68 28 Boondoomba Lake by dannyp5000 Boondoomba Lake :icondannyp5000:dannyp5000 87 17 Summer Sends Sweet Kisses by canuckgurl22 Summer Sends Sweet Kisses :iconcanuckgurl22:canuckgurl22 159 54


Is there a crossroads?
Where I choose whether I want to tell a story or photograph nature the way it is.
But see, there are people who tell stories way better than me, so let them tell the stories.
And see, that it is absolutely impossible to take that way you look at nature out from its context and on to a photograph. The photo feels just rather dead, let alone false, compared to the way nature is when I am by it.
It's beautiful you say, but what is beautiful and what is beauty anyway, and why should you want it? Colors on the photo are appealing to the eye, but the nature is not there. The beauty of the nature is somewhere else when it is said "it's a beautiful photo". Beauty is when you are. You can have it by yourself. There is no need to want it.
Skill? What skill? To use the machine? To capture that aliveness and movement into non-aliveness and non-movement? To put into a jail. Some call it even a hunt. If you hunt, you miss everything else. And isn't that everything else what is beautiful? And see, haven't you learned and are becoming an absolute master at using the machine in order to capture rather than free?
As a means for storytelling? Yes, it's quite wonderful as that -- as a pointer. But I think I'd point with something else (my whole being?) rather than a captured static picture -- what is it anyway nowadays -- pixels on screen -- 0's and 1's -- electricity -- back in the days it was more chemistry. It's quite nice when it points in a meaningful way. I could take them and tell a story, but then it will be story rather than nature the way it is.

And all this nonsense one has to do with "editing"... and all this other nonsense one has to do when "printing" has to happen.
And this sharpness and contrast and f-stop and curves and levels and filters and -- just go sit in the nature and see that it will be gone tomorrow -- and isn't that quite wonderful?

And so I have played with it. And shouldn't I go straight ahead not taking the roads left or right?

And isn't this whole writing a story too? Was there ever a choice and crossroads? It's a nice story.

And here you are.
  • Listening to: silence


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Queen-Soulia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

:iconmecutelove: Your photos are so awesome, so I am dropping by leaving this mark that I have been here and looked.
Even faved!

Synn-M Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Negros Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you for your contribution

I invite to join in my group

imaFREA-K Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Wow your pictures are vibrant and beautiful!
liseva Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
Thankees for the watch :)

martasmarta Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
:thanks::sun: ;) :p :lol: :D :boogie: :wave:
claraXY Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much for watching me ! :hug:
Tom-Ripley Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009   Photographer
thanks! :w00t:
scmclaude Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
wow ! your gallery is amazing ! :peace:
amathal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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