It's happened for me a couple of times before (once under an old account), but I still get a rush when I log in and see my work has received a Daily Deviation!
I create because I must. There is a drive inside that I simply cannot ignore. When it comes down to it, I'm really just a guy trying to share the beauty I see in other people - sometimes I succeed. And, while I do it for myself and those I am fortunate enough to work with, I cannot deny the satisfaction I feel when others view my work positively. :)
I want to first thank the models who trusted in my vision and allowed me to create this piece:
Sometime over this weekend I note that the 25,000th visitor arrived at my page here on dA, so I thought it was time to express my appreciation to all of you who support my work. Even in today's instant-everything world, I still find it amazing that I can publish one of my photgraphs and have it viewed by hundreds or thousands of people within a few days time.
So...thank you, thank you, thank you!
Wow, I woke up this morning to find that I received a Daily Deviation - that is just flat out awesome!
Much thanks to drop-asd (https://www.deviantart.com/drop-asd) for the suggestion, and to DistortedSmile (https://www.deviantart.com/distortedsmile) for the feature!
I do have a couple more photos from this set with Rosamarie if you'd care to view them...