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Skill Check by Draken413o Skill Check by Draken413o
Im nobody in the photography world but I do try my best to get better with every shoot I do.

This simple image isnt so simple when you look at the nitty gritty. From planning of the composition to actually envisioning the end product. My style is not highly illustrative or perhaps I should say my style has gone pass the highly illustrative days. I'd prefer hyper realistic visions where time and space meet in a unision and thus what you see may be believed to be real.

Take this image for example the sky was a 10 minute long exposure at around 6pm but the city lights only come on at 7 or so.. In the end I had to wait an hour just to get the right light I needed. This does not take into account the actual processing of it which took me another 1 and a half hours. I would have never imagined doing so much work for an image when I first picked up my camera.. but in order for me to present my world to you.. it is a necessity.

I hope you like the image and my world.


Jonathan Danker
My images are posted here for your enjoyment only. All rights are reserved. Please contact me @ if you are interested in using one of my images for any reason.

As a initiative to make my works more exposed and for you, the viewer to have a more easier experience, I have created a facebook page for my photography.

Please visit, like it and comment and I hope to see you there!

Thanks for the support and encouragement!
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erene Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
A phenomenal capture!
xxdigipxx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
"I would have never imagined doing so much work for an image when I first picked up my camera.. but in order for me to present my world to you.. it is a necessity."

That is the key, that I think a lot of people just don't understand about taking pictures. Straight out of camera is great, but even with film, and years of experience, it's the "developing" of the photo that is where the work is done to convey the emotion you got when you saw the scene with your eyes, vs what the camera sees, which is often nothing like our eye sight. For me, I go to a place I like, take the shot, and then try to give the viewer more of what I see, whether it's reality or not. If they like it, that's always a plus, but for me, it's more about how I see it that I want to make it not look so much as realistic(ie, straight out of camera or photo journalistic no retouching), but more a sense of this is how I felt when I stood here, and the colors that made me feel this way. I love this shot, and am always striving for that feeling like the image above gives when viewing it.
Pronus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Great work and interesting to read your process.
Nightcitylights Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
allison731 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Extraordinary work.
palmbook Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly fantastic :)
Lynus-the-Porcupine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
What a nice photo... =) Which city is it?
bradwjensen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn! Waited a whole hour for some lights and blurry blue sky. :) I think you did a terrific job. Outstanding!
simonebyrne Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful capture, love the blue tones! :+fav:
Plurkis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It pay's off ! Very good image.
UntilForever-Photos Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Photographer
Amazing photo. Excellent job! :clap:
dacks006 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
You're too humble. This shot is just stunning.
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
PaulGoosen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, great work!
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November 25, 2012
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