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I've been a Gutter Contractor in Portland, Oregon since 1993 and have evolved to do a lot of custom copper work for our Clients across the Nation, and a few in Canada, but shipping up there has proven to be cost prohibitive. You can read more about my business and see thousands of full screen photos of my work on my web site: copper-by-design.com/pro.htm

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Darrian-Ashoka
David Rich
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
A bit about me:
Without a chiose I was raised as a Mormon in Utah. We were located just 20 miles North of Salt Lake City. This is now an area where you will see some 2 or 3 LDS Church steeples from most any vantage point. You either were an active Mormon, which means you are then reactivated, or you would eventually move as a result of their gentle, yet frequent persuasions.

I was a bit of a geek; who thought it was best to be nice to girls to get their attention. Silly me. Of course I see the 'bad boys' make the girls swoon. I've since struggled against the oppressive chauvinistic Dogma of Mormonism, and I feel much healthier now identifying as Pagan. I seem to have a better sense of ethical responsibility than most any other Mormon Businessman I've met or read about, so that kind of shows what a sham that cult must be. If this were not the case then their strict moral code would have made a much larger impact on the business world as a whole; in order to compete with so many 'Ethical Mormon Businessmen', and perhaps our environment would not be in such dire straights as it is. To read more about Ethical Responsibility check out my personal philosophy web site: mind-temple.com/ethics.htm

Back in 1984 at the age of 21 I was married to my first Wife. A few years later we had 3 Daughters between 1988 to 92. That Marriage had lasted 14 long years. Towards the end of that stressful co-dependent relationship I had discovered my Ex was not just rather odd as I had expected of women to be, but found out she was actually mentally ill. I was encouraged by her Psychologist to get her on SSI for mental disability, and towards the end I was having her see Psychiatrist as well. When she left I had finally got a chance to clean up our house; where I literally hauled off 7 tons of garbage to the dump in just 3 weeks of nonstop work 10+ hours a day 7 days a week. I was scrambling in fear of her return.

She took our Daughters with her only to collect welfare and food stamps, but never had much of a natural maternal inclination, and had very little to do with them those following years due to the State intervention to transfer custody over to her younger Sister, who was not much better, so they continued to live in filth and poverty. That was back in mid 1998 to present, which happen to be just before my business really taken off; without her holding me back so much. Her leaving was a blessing, since I could never have gotten rid of her otherwise. Although, the high price my Daughters and I paid was quite a lot; running myself into bankruptcy trying to fight for custody. She felt the need to ruin the good relationship I had with my Daughters to maintain custody, which she lost to WA State shortly after that.

Life is meant to be challenging. As an example you wouldn't bother spending much time playing a video game that was too easy, right?

About 5 months after that split I was destine to meet my Soulmate: Tia through an on-line dating site called match.com. In less than 2 hours after I posted a sarcastic ad she had written me. We both felt such a connection over the next 2 weeks that we hand-fasted; exchanging vows w/gold rings, yet we had not even kissed yet. Although, just hours later we had gotten to know each other on a tantric level: mind-temple.com/ss/thebeginnin…

She had helped awaken my Celtic heritage and spiritual path. We are still happily together with a Son as the product of our love named Torrin, who was born on Halloween 2000 (not intentionally). I now have 2 children born on holidays. My youngest Daughter was born on Valentine. I try to treat our relationship as if do not have ownership over Tia. I am just fortunate she still likes to hang with me and life is good. We profit none to obligate a person to stick with us from a decision they may have made years ago. That thought would only serve to foster resentment and all too often taking that person for granted.

She worked in my business for a few years, but has fulfilled her dream to become a Midwife. She also works preparing placentas for consumption by the Birth-Mother, Herbalist, Hypno-birthing, Reiki Master, Craniosacral, Lactation Consultant, and other healing services through her web site: inner-serenity.org/ I am very proud of her.

Yes, you will see lots of sexy images here on my DA profile, and I am not ashamed to admit this is a passion for me. I mean no offense to those prudes who would be mortified by images of sensuality. You are welcome to be frank with me. I can take it. I will tell you that I will continue to pursue photographing sexy nude women and sharing those images here. Work is swell and pays the bills, but looking at sexy women is more what I live for. You should consider how this is quite natural. An important part of the cycle of life. Without our sex drive being what it is Humanity would die off, and I will not be ashamed to be a part of this natural cycle. I do not violate or oppress women. They come to me quite willing and eager. I pay them, I do not touch them, and they leave unscathed.

You are welcome to your offer me your opinion on what ever crusade you want to take on, but I am sure you can realize how there are much more important issues you should focus on; like rape and many other offenses to women who are mistreated, which are a huge problems in our society and all over the world. I do not cheat on my Wife. I am not an offender of women. I never even grope women. I honor women in this way they want to be shown in these images showing their beauty and strength to not let society dictate how they mush live and behave.

Current Residence: S. W. Portland, Oregon
Favorite genre of music: Female singers of modern, Indigo, and Folk
Favorite style of art: Artistic erotica
Operating System: Win 7
MP3 player of choice: IPod Touch, IPhone 6S, IPad
Wallpaper of choice: mind-temple.com/art/im/bkg5.jp…
Favorite cartoon character: Dawn by Michael Linsner
Personal Quotes: 'Pay it Forward' , 'Conform, Go Crazy, or Become an Artist' , 'An it harms non, do as ye will', 'My karma ran over your dogma'
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If you have taken any photos with your smart-phone or even with a decent DSLR camera you must have noticed how it more often does not seems to turn out quite like you remember what it was you were trying to capture, which can be very frustrating. This phenomenon is due to several aspects of how your mind does a lot of instant corrections, alterations, eliminations, and stitching many images together before recording this to your minds-eye. It takes some time and effort with advanced photo editing software to work a photo over in order to come close to what you had perceived that image should have looked like, which is an art-form that has to do more with being a professional photographer than how they had captured those images.

The similarities with the mechanics of both the human eye and a digital camera is very similar. The image produced from reflected light to the back wall of your eye or the camera sensor is upside down and left to right is also reversed, yet our brain corrects this image in the mind's eye, so we do not perceive this issue at all. Same as the software within the camera as it records the image to the memory card. Although, we are able to take a pair of images coming from the left and right eye blending them into one perceived image with a sense of depth known as our 3D perception of our environment. We may not have the ability to zoom in objects like many cameras can. Our peripheral vision is not in focus enough to read words off to the side, so our forward focus is very limited, much like a camera, yet as we move out eyes and also the angle of our head to see a much wider area our perception of this much vision has been stitched all together seamlessly, which seems in focus as well is done without thinking about it. For example; our perception of a wide landscape is far wider than the range seen withing a single image of a photo. So, that single photo never seems to properly convey what we felt we had seen when we were there. On the other hand, even though we do not have the capability to zoom in far away objects with our eyes; as we look at the rising Moon it seems so much larger than what we had captured in that photo of it, even when zoomed in at 300mm. How strange is that?

The sensitivity to light and the color cast of that light source is also something we take for granted. Yet one of the biggest struggle for photography. Our eyes quickly dilate to adjust for changes in light intensity, and also seem to do a lot of color correcting. More than we tend to realize. Good cameras have white balance software to try and correct for off color lighting, but this is more limited than our brain. We also do not perceive the limits of focal depth, as seen in most photos and videos, because we are able to refocus on objects at a glance. Then within a split second stitch dozen of those small images together into one wide angle memory that seems all in focus. Color vibrancy is also a struggle in photography; compared to how we seem to see the world around us in all sorts of different lighting conditions. It is tricky to figure out ways to capture an image just right, and then alter it to better represent what we saw.

Often times our brain even edits out unpleasant object. Such as a cluttered room we were in when we took that selfie. Yet we then see the mess when reviewing that photo. When we take a picture outdoors we may not have noticed those unsightly power lines or debris on the ground when we took that photo, but see it all on our monitor later on. Then there is the sense of motion that is not captured in a still image. Sound also helps create a mood within our memory, but not captured within a still image. Shooting a video is swell, but you cannot print a video and hang it on the wall or publish it in a magazine. A good photographer who can edit their images well can make the mundane seem interesting, but it takes a keen understanding of the difference between our perception of what we see and the limitations of photography, as well as a good imagination and image editing skills. Going beyond the standard snapshot that anyone could capture with hardly a thought is the goal. Much is the same for the challenges of a good painter or sculpture artwork.

Hopefully this insight helps you figure out how to bring your photos to life, and better appreciate those who share thousands of hours of work you scan through in just minutes.

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