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Inga Nielsen
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3 min read

That is what happens when you do not login to Deviant Art often enough.  When I logged in today I realized I had a Daily Deviation on March 24th! Wow!!! :) And I missed it....

Well, now I know and that really made my day! Thank you so much RizarLogic for suggesting it and to casperium for the feature :) !!

Colors of the Storm is the lucky image. It shows an alien biosphere which is my favorite subject :)    

Colors Of The Storm by Gate-To-Nowhere

I haven't uploaded anything in a long time but hope to have something new to upload this week or next week which has something to do with an alien world and alien plants! It is "sunsetty" red and looks a lot different from Colors of the Storm. I wish it would be finished already... I really need to work on this patience thing, or finally find a good imagination to image converter! ;)

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments, for the favs and features!!!! :)

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2 min read

I did not submit as many new Deviations as I wished recently. Two days ago I was quite happy I finished something again and I could upload it :)

And today... :) Today I got a Daily Deviation on my image The Bridge:

The Bridge by Gate-To-Nowhere

This is such a nice surprise and of course a great encouragement to spend more time on painting again and less on reading physics books ;) Well, ok I really should read those but I guess, my patience to paint suffered a little due to this learning thing. But the next image already exists as a sketch in Photoshop ;)

Many thanks to creativemikey for suggesting The Bridge and to archanN for featuring it :)

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2 min read

I hate breaks when it comes to creativity :) I took a little break in painting the last weeks as I had to learn for my Physics Diploma. Well I still have to but I want to end this brake ;)

Thank you for your patience! I really expected notes from other deviants, asking if I'm still alive :D I'm so glad there weren't any because that gave me the impression I did not drift away to far from it all!

Today I uploaded an image which I worked on for about 2 months. I painted on it every now and then but because the details needed a lot of patience from my side it took much longer than expected.

Well what is left to be said? I'm glad of being back and it felt like a very long time :D

My newest...

The Bridge by Gate-To-Nowhere

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5 min read

Yes, almost, but there are only 3 days left and tonight I have a little time to write.

One year has passed since I became a Deviant and it was a wonderful year :)

I received so many comments, favs, features and got so many watchers, I simply could not say thanks to every single one of them.

Let me thank you all!! I really appreciate all your feedback! :)


Ok, let's see what happend during this year...

Got my first Daily Deviation for "Forbidden Lands" in October:
Forbidden Lands by Gate-To-Nowhere


My image "Looking Towards Home" won the Science-Fiction Wallpaper Contest. This really was cool, thanks so much to the jury :)
It became Daily Deviation then, I got a one year subscription and a bag from DevWear which I proudly carry through the world now :D

Looking Towards Home by Gate-To-Nowhere


The third Daily Deviation is my image "Sailing The Desert" which by a coincidence happened to become DD on my birthday :D

Sailing The Desert by Gate-To-Nowhere


Some overall statistics...

The image you liked the least(whats wrong with it? :D Did I chose the wrong avatar?):

Empress of the Skies by Gate-To-Nowhere

And the image you liked the most:

Looking Towards Home by Gate-To-Nowhere

My personal favorite:

A Winter Secret by Gate-To-Nowhere

My favorite of my favorites :D (hard to chose they are almost equally fantastic):

Wild Horses v.2 by aspius

So, thanks for more then 20k page views 1k watchers thousands of favs, comments and all your support via features etc! :)

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4 min read

Do you know this image?

If not, search google for "sunset at the north pole".

Or have a look at the original image in my Gallery, which is called "Hideaway":

Hideaway by Gate-To-Nowhere

The image is circulating the web as photograph "sunset at the north pole", but actually it is a digital render from my galleries. posted an article about it and "unveiled" it.

That is what the email said which initially spreaded the image on the web:

"A scene you will probably never get to see, so take a moment and enjoy.
This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point.
And, you also see the sun below the moon.
An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated. You may want to pass it on to others. "

In the meantime it had become Astronomy Picture of the Day , was used in a show of a planetarium, was boadcasted on tv, was posted in hundreds of blogs.... etc...

But, nevertheless, this does not stop. Even when seaching on Deviant Art for "Sunset at the North Pole" you'll find some pix. Most of the Deviants got a permission after adding the correct credits and removing prints and I ask you not to blame those :)

Every now and then there is a new "Sunset at the North Pole" on DA, or sold at Zazzle or Ebay etc.

It is an honor to see my image everywhere, but sometimes it isn't. It is something I cannot stop. It would be far more cool, if people would not sell my artwork and would tell the world who created it.

The images name is "Hideaway". It is not meant to show a sunset at the pole and a sunset at the pole would look different. And as the Astronomer in the APOD-article wrote, moon and sun have the same angular size in the sky. There are several more reasons why this cannot be a photograph from Earth.
And I never meant it to be one. It shows another planets ocean and another worlds sky. :)

So, thanks for reading this and have a nice day :)

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What a wonderful surprise!! by Gate-To-Nowhere, journal

Many Thanks for the DD :) by Gate-To-Nowhere, journal

The break is over by Gate-To-Nowhere, journal

One year has passed.... by Gate-To-Nowhere, journal

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