Welcome to the Abstract and Surreal/Macro Photography Wonderland, a monthly feature of recent Abstract & Surreal and Macro Photography beauties! Please enjoy!

Abstract/Surreal Photography:

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Calligrammi
Intersections
Display
Tilted
Escindido
DSC07598
Blue - Pt I
no victory for anyone
Abstract Urban Nature Photography: Mold Growing on
*sterne*

Macro Photography:

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IMG_3136
A Beautiful Frozen Soap Bubble
Iced
Snowflake cluster
one
Blue Eyes
Anomaly 42
Remnants 1
Emerging Blue Mason Bee
FRILL
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Blue Star Divider F2U
Join us in appreciating some of the past month's most captivating photography on DA

CRP December & January Highlights

These twelve photographs are a small sample of the captivating artwork submitted to @CRPhotography in December and January. View the full galleries here and here.
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Sonya
We Will Survive
Looking past the shadows
a bit of Rivendell...
50 Shades of Red
Dusk
Icy.
Rick Deckard was here
Remain
Hometown
diagonal
Apart

Curated Photography

These stunning photographs were discovered in DeviantArt's curated Topics section.
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3608
D
The drop
Levee de rideau
Ice tree
Face to face. Img332, with story
Trimeresurus vogeli
November Sunrise

Popular 1 Month

Here are some of the beautiful photographs that became popular on DA last month.
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Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris)
Innocent Youth
Swan
Sculpture
Crystals
Library
Luna
The other day
plitvicka jezera
Winter Wonders
under the light
skoddebergvatnet
Dearest Photographers and Appreciators of Photography,
Happy New Year and welcome to the first @CRPhotography newsletter for 2021!
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4/13/13 Pitt Fireworks 2 of 9: Red and Green Mix
Fireworks Italy 2012
F1 finale 2014
Well, 2020 was...a year. From the very first month, it seemed like 2020 was out to get us -- and no crevice of the world seemed to be exempt from its wrath, whether it be from the pandemic, fires, explosions, floods...or even murder hornets. The twelve months of 2020 seemed stubbornly determined to prolong themselves like an almost empty shampoo bottle refilling itself with water.
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Koala
Storm....
Pandemic Life II
Many of us experienced deep loss this year. We were trapped in our homes and felt the sting of loneliness, some of us even cursing the number of social gatherings we turned down before.
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Loneliness
Boundary-The Vast Expanse
isolation
Lonely Morning
But, 2020 was also the year that some pretty incredible things happened. We were in isolation, but we still found ways to connect with people. We applauded the frontline workers of the pandemic, we sang with each other from our balconies. We had more video calls than ever before and even reconnected with people we hadn't spoken to in a long time.
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Phone Call
neighbours on the first floor
Friends.
In 2020, people all over the world rose up to protest police violence, racial injustice and social inequality and this time, more people listened.
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BLM Protest
black lives matter
Say their names
And, in less than a year multiple vaccines were developed and rolled out to combat the spread of the pandemic.
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Spring Garden
The Vaccine Of Youth
Sunrise in Ptuj
While most of us may not have possessed the means nor the healthy mind-space required to start a new business or master a new skill in quarantine, we all accomplished one thing together: we persevered. And though 2021 may not have had the amazing start that many of us were hoping for, after the year we've had, we're already better equipped for the challenges to come.
Much love to all of you for 2021. :heart:
Now, without further ado, I present to you the @CRPhotography January 2021 Photography Newsletter.
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Waterfall eye

CV Articles

  • @ElyneNoir's has blessed us yet again with another set of breathtaking features to immerse ourselves in:
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  • And, @JustACapharnaum put together this journal, summarising his impressive 154 Daily Deviation picks for 2020:
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Jahred

Community Features & Interviews

  • Our dearest @Mouselemur are back with Fickle Friday, a delightful recurring feature where music meets photography. Make sure to turn your sound on for this one:
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Iguana iguana
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The Wine Drinker
  • Next, we've got two new creative journals from @EintoeRn, whose poetic features never disappoint:
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  • @MegapixelMasterpiece was kind enough to do all the work for us in uncovering these beautiful undiscovered photographs, hidden within the DA gallery:
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Winter
  • Lastly, enjoy this fascinating interview by @Erdbeerstern of talented Tokyo-based street photographer and our own street photography CV @burningmonk:
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Contests, Challenges and Projects

  • @PhotographyUnlimited is hosting a contest with the theme "Sadness". More details here. (Deadline: Jan 31)
  • @Artistle has launched a "New Year: contest. Details here. (Deadline: Jan 28)
  • @projecteducate is also back with another contest: "The Student Becomes the Master" in which they invite you to use any of their tutorials to create new art. Details here. (Deadline: Feb 20)
  • It's raffle time! You've got until Wednesday to participate in @Mrs-Durden's Big Christmas Raffle. (Deadline: Jan 20)
  • If you are hosting or know of any other contests going on, please post them in the comments below! :la:
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Final Fir Fantasy - update

Educational Resources and Tutorials

  • @projecteducate is always a great place to find helpful tips and tricks. Be sure to check out their collection of photography articles.
  • In the 12+ years @Yuukon has been here, she's created a huge collection of helpful photography articles, all of which she's indexed here.
  • Do you have any tutorial or guide you'd like to share? Send @nadjagarnet a note or share them in a comment below!
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Postraumatica

Conversation

@Mouselemur wrote this touching journal that takes a look back on 2020. It's packed full of beautiful features and is definitely worth the read:
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And now we invite you to share your look back on 2020. What were your most challenging moments last year? What were your happiest moments? What are you looking forward to in 2021? :hug:
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(This month's newsletter contributor is @nadjagarnet. You can help support photographers on DA by collecting/faving and sharing this @CRPhotography newsletter to help more people find it.)
Join us in appreciating some of the past month's most captivating photography on DA

CRP November Highlights

Theses six photographs are a small sample of the captivating artwork submitted to @CRPhotography in November. View the full gallery here.
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White book
November Walk V
Little details
The Owl
Dystopia-C1
Somewhere in Portugal 150

Curated Photography

These stunning photographs were discovered in DeviantArt's curated Topics section.
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Autumn Early Morning
Long Exposure Fireworks
Autumn - Feather
Treize - Day08 [Pictober2020]
Reinebringen Sunset
Loving Lovebirds
I stand here?
Kate
Azam 2020
Haunted
Malo Art Photographer
Liquid amber spread in crowns of trees...

Popular 1 Month

Here are some of the beautiful photographs that became popular on DA last month.
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Untitled
The Wish
Tiger and Turtle
Fishnets 2
I would advise caution!
Dotted
another return to base
Modern Temples
Fate
Dropspiral
Arcade
My home from home.

Welcome to the Abstract and Surreal/Macro Photography Wonderland, a monthly feature of recent Abstract & Surreal and Macro Photography beauties! Please enjoy!

Abstract/Surreal Photography:

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Those who wait
Waffles and Lace Pancakes
Reflections in Blue
n o c t u r n a l i a e
Abstract Concrete
Rust Telephone Pole - CARD
Suddenly Not
near the water
CS 170
Urban Reflections | December | I

Macro Photography:

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Poecilotheria regalis
curved
Alien
22 Spot Ladybug on Zucchini
Dots and drops
Cutie fly
1604 Common Brimstone - Citron
Feuille D'automne
the secret
Water
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Blue Star Divider F2U
Cover image by TheGalleryOfEve

Recent Journal Entries

What would you like to see from this group in the coming weeks/months? 

44%
7 deviants said Small/easy challenges with small prizes
19%
3 deviants said Big contests with big prizes
19%
3 deviants said More opportunities for me to showcase my photography
6%
1 deviant said More art features
6%
1 deviant said Projects that involve working with or networking with other photographers on DA
6%
1 deviant said Something else?