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Artist // Hobbyist // Photography
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My Bio
My name is Jon Rista, a resident of Colorado, US. I recently took up photography (Summer 2009). I purchased a Canon Rebel XSi (450D) to take photos of a trip of America's northern monuments and parks (Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, etc.), and have discovered that not only do I love photography, but seem to have some photographic talent. My focus is in nature photography of all kinds, primarily Landscape photography (including waterscapes and skyscapes), wild life and birds, macro photography of flora and insects, etc. I also have some interest in architecture, and hope to start photographing architecture in the coming years.

Favourite Visual Artist
Nick Brandt, Michael Anderson, John Parminter, Sean Flanigan, Joseph Holmes, Marc Adamas,
Favourite TV Shows
House; The Unit; Gray's Anatomy; Stargate Universe, Atlantis, SG1; 24
Favourite Gaming Platform
Windows 7 Ultimate
Tools of the Trade
Lightroom, Photoshop, Canon EOS Digital Cameras, Gitzo Tripod gear, free time
Other Interests
Photography, Model Railroading (N-scale), Ship Models, Science, Programming
Its been quite some time since I last hauled my camera out for anything more than a few shots of the moon. My time has been consumed by my day job and fixing up little things around my home (latest project involves sanding down my deck and refinishing it with new stain and seal. Not an easy job!)  But, fall is arriving, and the Elk Rut of 2011 is picking up steam. The bulls are huge this year in Rocky Mountain National Park. Some of them appear almost as large as a full grown bull Bison, which is rather startling. Its good to see a lot of healthy elk, though. This past Labor Day weekend, I managed to capture a number of great shots of the el
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Earlier today, I went to submit a new piece of art, and encountered a popup asking me to agree to a new license agreement. The agreement was titled Submission Policy, and as I read Section 3, I become fairly concerned. The subitems in bold below are of most concern, as they essentially do the following: 1. In item B, Take the right to use MY work in any publication, in any media, known now or invented in the future...WITHOUT ROYALTY to me, the artist. * While I understand the need for DA to protect themselves in relation to displaying my art on, I in no way intend to give them royalty-free right to use my work in ANY form of
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Lunar Eclipse

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I recently had the great pleasure of photographing the total lunar eclipse that occurred this solstice. I can remember seeing numerous partial eclipses, some that came close to totality but not fully total in the areas I've lived. It was pretty amazing seeing such a thing in person, and even more amazing to have the chance to photograph the event...and one occurring on the winter solstice, no less. (As I hear it, such a thing has not occurred here in the US for some 380 years!) Just as amazing as it was to photograph the eclipse, I've been astounded by its reception here. In a matter of a couple days, it has become my most popular work here,
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Happy Birthday! :icongaby97:
Thanks for the watch :)
Many thanks for the :+fav: mate :D
:+fav: thanks so much!