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A Wonderful Year

Journal Entry: Wed May 1, 2013, 7:16 AM

And so my time as a community volunteer on deviantART has come to an end, so I would like to thank all of you who made it memorable. I loved every single second of it and I wish wholeheartedly that I could have been done more but a new job mid-2012 really took away most of my free time.

After nearly a year of featuring absolutely incredible works of art, I am left completely in awe at the amazing talent we find within this community. I will miss the process of selection but I will keep admiring this wonderful group of artists around who daily make the world a more beautiful place with their frozen moments captured in pixels.

Thank you, Moonbeam13 for your faith in me, Kaz-D and 3wyl for your partnership through it all. I'm sorry I couldn't have given more but I want you all to know that I am profoundly impressed with your hard work for this community and grateful for your time and dedication.

Keep up the good work everybody!
And keep posting, people.

Love you all.

Check out all the amazing DD's I featured during my time as a CV.

My Favorite DDs of 2013 (so far)

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 14, 2013, 6:50 AM

Hello world!! It has been far too long since I've updated this journal... my apologies. I have been so busy with work these days that I'm finding less and less time to focus on my art and on deviantart. Nevertheless, I still love checking out all the amazing photography on deviantart every chance I get throughout the week. So far, 2013 has been an amazing year, with some incredible photos in the APN gallery. What do you all think?? Here are my personal favorites so far that I've also featured as DDs. Check them out:

Snowy Vigil by Nate-ZemanSnowy Vigil by Nate-Zeman

Featured: Jan. 30, 2013

Story of ... by RadekDemjanStory Of by RadekDemjan

Featured: Mar. 8, 2013

Manu by JoniNiemelaManu by JoniNiemela

Featured: Feb. 25, 2013

Reaching the Ice Fortress... by XavierJamonetReaching The Ice Fortress by XavierJamonet

Featured: Jan. 1, 2013

:bigthumb157730145:Fishing Time by alfred-georg

Featured: Feb. 19, 2013

and where is the woman ... by KariLiimatainen  And Where is the Woman by KariLiimatainen

Featured: Feb. 10, 2013

Top 21 DDs of 2012 (part 3)

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:03 AM

And now for the final journal in my top 21 list. Here are the last 7.  I felt it would be great to feature my personal favorites of 2012 that I chose for the Daily Deviation award. These are the ones that I take great pride in featuring and revisiting every now and again. I hope you find them as wonderful as I do.

Check out the whole gallery of DD's I awarded in 2012 here.

Once again: have a great 2013 everybody!!
Remember: "The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted." ~ Samuel Smiles

rainy day by komarr  Rainy Day by komarr

Featured: June 30, 2012

advice by basharbbr    Advice by basharbbr

Featured: December 20, 2012

lovely dinosaur by lisans  Lovely Dinosaur by lisans

Featured: September 14, 2012

guitarist and railraod 3 by JunKarlo  Guitarist and Railroad 3 by JunKarlo

Featured: November 4, 2012

now we are free by wiingzz  Now We Are Free by wiingzz

Featured: November 13, 2012

Islands in the Stream by michaelanderson Islands in the Stream by michaelanderson

Featured: June 19, 2012

:bigthumb93574554:   Splash 2 by BenoitPaille

Featured: July 6, 2012

Top 21 DDs of 2012 (part 2)

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 1, 2013, 7:55 AM

Happy New Year everybody!! Wishing you all a wonderful 2013 with another meaningful chapter in your life waiting to be written. Thanks for all the support in 2012 and I look forward to a great year with you all again here.

Like I mentioned in my previous journal, I felt it would be great to feature my personal top 21 photos of 2012 that I chose for the Daily Deviation award. They are my favorites, the ones that I take great pride in featuring and revisiting every now and again. I hope you find them as wonderful as I do.

Check out the whole gallery of DD's I awarded in 2012 here.

Once again: have a great 2013 everybody!!
Remember: "The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted." ~ Samuel Smiles

Pine Needles In The Snowfall by JoniNiemela    Pine Needles In The Snowfall by JoniNiemela

Looking back now, I really should have saved DD for December or Christmas. What an incredible photo! I love the effect the snow gave with the bokeh: that magical look. Basically, brilliant lighting and beautiful focus.

Featured: August 28, 2012

Sky Captain by Ciril   Sky Captain by Ciril

Ciril wonderfully captures the innocent and youthful passion for aviation in his little brother's eyes in the beautiful photo: Sky Captain.

Featured: June 25, 2012

eagle by michaelrumiz Eagle by michaelrumiz

The moment I saw this shot, I knew it was one of a kind.. definitely worthy of a DD. The composition, the framing, the focus, and especially the great expression and angle make this a jaw-dropping capture. The water splash in the back gives it an even more impressive feel... definitely one of my favorites on dA.

Featured: October 29, 2012

Snowflakes with Amurshaya by Eltasia  Snowflakes with Amurshaya by Eltasia

Eltasia has an absolutely beautiful gallery, but this particular shot really stood out to me for a few reasons: the clarity, sharpness, lighting, and a sense of majesty mingled with calm, peaceful bliss. You can't help but feel that sense of pure bliss the tiger seems to have here. Lovely shot.

Featured: December 1, 2012

Albuquerque Lightning by k-n-8   Albuquerque Lightning by k-n-8

This is one of those awesome, in the literalsense of the word, photographs. Perfect timing, wonderful clouds, and great technique makes this one of those photos you want to stare at for minutes on end.. you almost can sense the power of the storm here.

Featured: December 22, 2012

Toaster by one-shot-below  Toaster by one-shot-below

Toaster by one-shot-below is a fantastic example of perfect timing and brilliant composition. I think this was the first DD that I ever awarded and to this day I still find this an excellent example of great setup, composition, and patience.

Featured: June 13, 2012

Flight.. by M-Atif-Saeed   Flight... by M-Atif-Saeed

I love this shot for several reasons. First, it showcases one of my favorite birds from my home country, Brazil. Macaws are just awesome creatures. The focus on this shot and the great position of the wings is really what stood out to me most. I would love to get  shot like this someday... very inspiring.

Featured: September 5, 2012

Top 21 DDs of 2012 (part 1)

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 30, 2012, 10:03 AM

As 2012 comes to a close, I felt it would be great to feature my personal top 21 photos of 2012 that I chose for the Daily Deviation award. This only goes back as far as July since that was when I started as a Community Volunteer. In the following days, I will be submitting three journals showcasing these beautiful works of art. They are my favorites, the ones that I take great pride in featuring and revisiting every now and again. I hope you find them as wonderful as I do.

Have a great 2013 everybody!!
Let's look forward to another wonderful year ahead, eh?


Poppies by AlexandraSophie    Poppies by AlexandraSophie

Radiating tranquility and a profound sense that all is well with the world, frozen in time if only for a fleeting moment, Poppies by AlexandraSophie is an exquisite example of beautiful photography.

Featured: July 22, 2012

Ablutophobia by CaitlinWorthington   Ablutophobia by CaitlinWorthington

Ablutophobia by CaitlinWorthington is a wonderful example of impeccable composition, beautiful use of color and contrasts. If the soul expresses itself through the eyes, then this image speaks volumes.

Featured: July 23, 2012

come see me by detail24   Come See Me by detail24

What I love most about this piece is the abstract feel it has while still keeping that "animal-kingdom" mystery. It is a wonderfully composed shot with brilliant lighting and color.

Featured: August 22, 2012

:bigthumb300567986:  Mom Knows Best by iphelps

This shot stood out to me while I was selecting which animal photos to feature because of its beautiful, "realistic" perspective. Many of the animal shots we see here on dA are taken in zoos, in controlled environments. This, however, was taken out in the "wild" making it even more incredible, besides just plain wonderfully composed.

Featured: October 22, 2012

Rain Lights by Kateey   Rain Lights by Kateey

Unique composition combined with creative subject matter and perfectly executed with outstanding results = an unforgettable piece.

Featured: July 11, 2012

Cheetah Cub Kill by MrStickman   Cheetah Cub Kill by MrStickman

Cheetah Cub Kill by MrStickman is not only an exceptional photo, but also a startling reminder of the ferocious, real world of wild animals... a stark contrast to the cute and tame feline photos we are accustomed to seeing.

Featured: July 3, 2012

a day without rain by ssilence   A Day Without Rain by ssilence

This shot was one of the few jaw-dropping photos I remember seeing on dA when I was still a newbie on here. I fell in love with it then and used it as a benchmark standard for my own photos later. Today it is still an incredible work of art, beautifully composed, brilliantly captured.

Featured: October 27, 2012

After the End of the World

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 20, 2012, 5:31 AM

The end of the world has come and strangely, we still need calendars for next year. So for those who are interested in getting your 2013 calendars here are a few that I've made here on deviantart throughout the years. Hope you enjoy them. Have a great Christmas and enjoy the end of the year holidays.


Guatemala 2013 Calendar by IsacGoulart   Guatemala 2013
Hey everyone…

It's that time of year when I release a calendar once again. 2012 really flew by quickly, didn't it?

Well, I'm really excited for 2013 coming around the bend and especially for this particular calendar. I've decided to do things a bit differently for the 2013 calendar by showcasing the incredible beauty of Guatemala, Central America.

Unfortunately while breathtakingly beautiful, Guatemala still has one of the highest rates of malnutrition and violence in the world. This has caused countless children and youth to trade their homes for the streets.

By purchasing this calendar today, you will be helping these precious lives be changed. I will donate all the proceeds from the sale of the calendars to a wonderful non-profit organization giving children better opportunities of education and health in Guatemala.

Please buy a calendar today and donate to this wonderful cause.

Thanks everyone and have a great 2013!

From Venice to Rio - 2013 Calendar by IsacGoulart   From Venice to Rio
In 2011, I decided to put a few photos of different places I had visited in the past 2 years. These photos reminded me of some incredible times and I hope you all enjoy them. (the calendar has been updated for 2013)

2013 Landscape Calendar by IsacGoulart   Landscapes
This was my second calendar here on
I compiled a few shots I had here on dA as well as a few I took in Hawaii this year in October 2008.   (the calendar has been updated for 2013)

Silhouettes Calendar 2013 by IsacGoulart  Silhouettes at the Beach
This was different calendar from the rest that I made... This one has a more specific theme, with a selection of photos from my "silhouettes at the beach" shots..

2013 Calendar by IsacGoulart  2013 Oceans and Beaches
This was another calendar I made back in 2009 with some photos from Hawaii and beaches in Brazil. (the calendar has been updated for 2013)

2013 Calendar - White by IsacGoulart  Calendar - White
This was my first calendar release way back in 2007. I made it after I felt that I finally had enough images to pick from to make a calendar I was proud of, so here it is.  (the calendar has been updated for 2013)

November DDs

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:16 AM

November....another month gone by, again! And 2012 is coming to a close. Wow. I really wish I had more time to spend on dA but lately my new job has been consuming all of my free time. Luckily, I still have the incredible privilege of sorting through some breathtaking photos every day. Last month was incredible and I thought I'd share the round-up of the DDs I awarded. Check out each individual artist's masterpiece in full view if you get the chance.

See you guys around. :)

now we are free by wiingzzNow We Are Freeby wiingzz

Awarded November 13, 2012

Sweet Child by feanutri Riomaggiore by Matthias-Haker Peek by Raymaker
All hell breaks loose at the Pic du Midi by JamesRushforth Lost in Paradise by fitrido Must Be Married... by JustinBowen
:thumb308978631: :thumb136583974:
Fall dots by Al-Baum   bear by slatkatajna

:bigthumb299448411:  The Lion II by CagedFury86
"A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man."

Awarded November 30, 2012

October DDs

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 8, 2012, 5:21 AM

October was a another wonderful month full of beautiful deviations. I particularly enjoyed browsing the site looking for these incredible works of art. Some of my personal favorites have been highlighted as big thumbnails below. What about you? What were your favorites? Keep sending me your suggestions and hope this month proves just as exciting. Have a good November, friends.

Enjoy the round-up!

eagle by michaelrumiz  Eagle by michaelrumiz

Awarded October 29, 2012

Octet by BenHeine fall... by Maaira One in every family. by DeeOtter
Red Kite 02 by Alannah-Hawker Bored by SariKoljonen Patience - Moraine Lake by LukeAustin
Peer Over the Horizon by Jacob-Routzahn Rophaien by TobiasRichter :thumb300567986:

a day without rain by ssilenceA Day Without Rainby ssilence

Awarded October 27, 2012

The Wave by Stefano-Coltelli with HEART in the Clouds by LiiQa A Duet by AlinaKurbiel
Walking Thourgh The Horizon by Muhanned  :thumb257028841: ugly beauty by MartinAmm
:thumb329140049: Horse,,, by amai911

the conversation by bryan-cuttance  The Conversation by bryan-cuttance
"long distance conversations with eternity"

Awarded October 7, 2012

September DDs

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:55 AM

September was a particularly incredible month with some exquisite nature & portraits DD's. Not only did we see some stunning landscape and waterscape shots this month, but I feel it was particularly strong in the Animals category.... a dog, some felines,  birds, a chameleon, a fox,  wild pigs, raccoon, and even a red panda. I hope you all enjoyed this month's round-up and I look forward to seeing what October has in store. Keep sending me your suggestions.

Enjoy the round-up!

Bye Bye Beautiful Winter by thrumyeye  Bye Bye Beautiful Winter by thrumyeye

"One Last fox in the snow for this year.
Winter is gone, so hopefully spring will bring some beautiful moments as well..."

Awarded September 23, 2012

lovely dinosaur by lisans  lovely dinosaur by lisans

Awarded September 14, 2012

Falling Awake From a Walking Sleep by landscapes-flake  :thumb326498621: Gateway To Where by aFeinPhoto-com
Los Cuernos del Paine by Ian-Plant Flying under the snow by phalalcrocorax 16.365 by ByLaauraa
:thumb140026550: last day of spring by bubble-gum-heart   Hummingbird the 1st by RadekDemjan
Boys Don't Cry by EvilxElf

August DDs

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 19, 2012, 2:48 PM

Another month gone by and due to my crazy schedule, I've only found time now to upload the round-up for the DD's I featured in August. What an amazing set of photographs. Every day, I'm repeatedly blown away by the level of talent on this site. It is simply incredible. By the way, I am now the official APN (Animals, Plants, and Nature) community volunteer, so send me your suggestions for that category. I look forward to them!

Enjoy the round-up!

Above the clouds - under the stars by Arafinwearcamenel Above the Clouds - Under the Stars"...I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."
~ Neil Armstrong

Awarded August 27, 2012