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Journal Entry: Sat Jul 6, 2013, 9:05 PM
Hello everyone! It has (once again) been a long time!

I just spent almost 8 hours of my Saturday revamping my gallery for prints! Nearly all the photos in my gallery have the print option now. If you have ever been interested in purchasing a print of one of my images, now you have the opportunity!


Journal Entry: Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:04 PM
Hello everyone! I have been absent for the past several months just due to life. My schedule is finally slowing down, and I am happy about that for sure. I have done little shooting, unfortunately, due to a combination of busyness, work, and poor conditions. I am hoping to dive headfirst back into my love of shooting now that it's a new year!

:thumb345133874: Frozen Stare by Dani-Lefrancois Fire in the Sky by andyhutchinson:thumb341817928: turaco by michaelrumiz Kilchurn Castle by SebastianKraus Visual Flow by Ian-Plant lines of nature by sultan-alghamdi:thumb342551837: On an Iceland Night by erezmarom Kilchurn Castle 3 by SebastianKraus Cold Silence by benjamin-charles Sleeping Fox by Les-Piccolo I'm singing my blue(s) by LaRoseDePetitPrince Frosty Hay by JoniNiemela Glacier lagoon by Aphantopus Schwabacher's by michael-dalberti Solar Chasm by Dee-T:thumb330395005: Lundi II by Aphantopus


Journal Entry: Sun Aug 26, 2012, 8:05 PM
I have to apologize for my absence! Life has been quite busy for me this summer, but now that the season is winding down, so is the busyness. I had some problems with my website, but the kinks appear to be worked out now, and I plan to devote more time to social networking in general in the coming days!

I've been responding to comments again and plan to start posting regularly again. I hope you all have been doing well!

Username Change

Journal Entry: Sun May 20, 2012, 11:24 AM
I apologize for the confusion, but I am grateful for the opportunity to change my username! Thediaryqueen was a cutesy nickname for me in high school and I feel that it is incredibly unprofessional for my photographic career :) Just wanted to give an explanation for any confusion :)

Gallery Culling and Features

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 22, 2012, 10:17 PM
Hello all! It has been a while since I have journalled and I am sorry it has been so long!

I finished college last semester!! Woohoo! I worked full time all semester, so I didn't have as much time for photography as I would have liked. Then the holidays hit, and I also got to serve on a jury :) January has been blessedly slower, and I am trying to take the time to work on photography and all that is related to it, including catching up on my message center!

I just went through my gallery and got rid of some images that I felt are not representative of my work anymore, working to ensure that only the best is on DA :)

And because it has been so is a feature of works I love lately!!

Chicago by alierturk Sandcastles by CainPascoe Coral Cove Sunset by joerossbach The Pyramid by hougaard Big Horns by Sagittor Skies Of A Summer Sunset by kkart Eastern Shore Sunrise by alexwise Teal Sunrise by StevenDavisPhoto Tekapo Stepping Stones by chrisgin Pirates of the Caribbean by eyesweb1 My Rainbow Fairytale by da-phil Foggy Morning by slickwilly182 Spread On the Beauty by Jacob-Routzahn just beauty by sultan-alghamdi No Light, No Light by SebastianKraus

After Thanksgiving sale on prints!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 26, 2011, 9:33 AM
After Thanksgiving sale on prints! 10% off all products and free shipping! Use code AFTERTURKEY at checkout at michellesimpsonphotos.zenfolio… Expires December 4!

I hope your Thanksgiving celebrations were wonderful! I had a great week!

Google Plus

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 11, 2011, 9:52 AM
Hello everyone! I apologize for my lack of posting and responding...yet again life has gotten in the way. I am still shooting, but have little time to edit, and virtually no time to social network right now. It should start to pick up again in August.

I got an invite to Google Plus a couple days ago. Here's my profile if you want to connect with me on there:…

Hope your summers are going awesome!


Journal Entry: Fri Jun 17, 2011, 9:41 AM
I apologize for a couple things - not responding to favorites as well as the lack of posting. I just went through and deleted hundreds of favorite notifications, dating back through the middle of March. I have tried to stay on top of it, but it is quite time consuming.

The lack of posting comes from a lack of shooting, really. Sunset is at 11:30 pm now, and the distance to travel to get a great sunset shot is not worth the gas and time every evening when it might not turn out. So I have been shooting the plant life, but we must be having a bad year, because none of the wildflowers have come out in their usual full force yet. Been disappointing photographically!

How are all of you doing?

Features and Excuses!

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 30, 2011, 9:31 AM
Lots to update you all on!!

First, I want to thank :icondizzyatdizumnl: yet again for the premium membership!! :hug:

Second, it has been crazy at my place the past month. My husband and I bought a house, and moved in almost 2 weeks ago. Getting settled in, but I haven't been shooting since before then :( I am running out of images to show you all, and the daylight keeps getting longer, it is too cloudy (yes, I could be shooting in it...) and the flowers are not in bloom yet!

Third, how about some features?!

my golden friend by mj-magic Karijini III by Furiousxr Willet's Hunt by ThisWomanWanders hydrus by Lunox-baik Painting The Sunrise by kkart Starry Night by Meowgli Morning Sun by Swordtemper Morning Awakening by Mystik-Rider Emerald City by Thomas-Koidhis our autumn by ladyrapid Fritillaria meleagris XV by Aphantopus

Aren't they lovely?

Wheel of Time Feature!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 8, 2011, 6:22 PM
I am a huge Wheel of Time fan. Lots of people have never even heard of the book series, and for that, I apologize. There is some amazing art out there, and I have to share some of it. These are some of my favorites.

Wheel of Time's Min Farshaw by Gingybeer WoTnopoly by kb39295 Brotherhood by chibiyasha I have toh by fee-absinthe Mashiara by fee-absinthe No crying over spilt peas by Makena Tarmon Gaidon by dem888 Rand Wives - Progress IV by ReddEra 'bloody dice' by Gysahlgreen reflections by katya-h :thumb131774136: :thumb53600122: Randpark :Spoilers of Bk6: by Wingedmoggy :thumb123606935: :thumb132389334: :thumb119412933: From The Two Rivers by ravenwing136

I love all of these, but some of them are just incredible in the amount of detail. Go check out the artists' galleries! They are amazing!

Legend of Zelda Feature!

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 7, 2011, 2:51 PM
I am going to be featuring different styles of art for a bit. Different fandoms, really! Photo features will be on hold. First up, Legend of Zelda!

My husband works for a Zelda website, and I have come to love the series as well. There is some beautiful art out there, and here are some of my favorites!

Princess Zelda Legend of Zelda by nayuki-chan Link - Legend of Zelda by nayuki-chan Midna - Legend of Zelda by nayuki-chan Majora Must Die by Ry-Spirit Waiting For Her Hero - Malon by Adella Lovely by GunnerGurl Link the Brave Bead Sprite by SerenaAzureth I Almost Lost You by BeagleTsuin Winter Warmth: Anouki by BeagleTsuin Pirate Wedding by BeagleTsuin Princess Ruto portrait by twilightzant Riding across the plains by Midna01 EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKK by BettyKwong:thumb153275893: Prisoner Of Her Own Keep by akuriko Snowpeak by ex-m Majora's Mask: Cucco Parade by Naolin-Nox Ruto's favourite toy by VanEvil Spirit Tracks by Daniel-Link Zelda. by cam-miyu Twilight Magic by VanEvil:thumb151990353: Link by Orpheelin Zelda - Tell Me The Story by Aerawen-Vanhouten

Check out their galleries! All are talented artists!


Journal Entry: Mon Jan 24, 2011, 6:50 PM
Finally getting around to doing some features again!

Sugar Loaf Bay II by Furiousxr Yallingup II by Furiousxr The Milky Way by darkmatter257 Burning Sky by AndreasResch snowflake by Pete1987 Around the clock by adypetrisor Gone with the Wind by MarcAdamus Storm Energy by MarcAdamus Desert Range by MarcAdamus Morning Sun by erezmarom A Night To Remember by uberfischer Monday Morning by o0oLUXo0o The Gift of Light by joerossbach

Give them some love!


Journal Entry: Tue Dec 14, 2010, 1:33 PM
I have recently discovered submitting images to groups on DA! As a result, my message center has become a very busy place, and I see now why people do not respond to favorites. I no longer plan to respond to every favorite that comes my way, but instead I will give llamas out, for the time being anyway. Even that is incredibly time consuming! I do plan to keep responding to comments though :) Thanks for understanding everyone! I appreciate each fave!

I am happy that it is almost Christmas time! I have almost all of my gifts figured out, so that is a huge relief!!

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

  • Eating: ice cream

Thanksgiving Sale, New Lens and Features!

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 24, 2010, 6:28 PM
First and foremost, I am having a Thanksgiving print sale! 20% off everything in the shop (michellesimpsonphotos.zenfolio…)! It will go until Cyber Monday (November 29) so you can get started on Christmas presents! When you get to the shop (michellesimpsonphotos.zenfolio…) enter 20off in the coupon code spot at checkout! For additional details, check out the blog (michellesimpsonphotos.blogspot…)!

Second, I recently purchased the Canon 17-40L lens! It is wonderful! I am really happy to have it, and several of my recent shots have been taken with it so far. I do not have a neutral density filter yet, so I can't take any nice long exposures yet.

And lastly, some more of my favorite images!!

What Dreams May Come by aFeinPhoto-com 274. by Bullter Starry Night by aFeinPhoto-com Sierra Sunset by collectiveone Islands in the Stream by michaelanderson The Kitschest Bear by abey79 Autumn Sun by darkmatter257 The Beginning by MarcAdamus Devon Wildflowers by Alex37 Canyon Kaleidoscope by Ian-Plant Liquid Serenity by Inebriantia:thumb113167446: Dragonfly at the morning by Tamyl91 Snowball Fights by Eibography Emergence by Ian-Plant Kaboom by aFeinPhoto-com ...DolomitiquE... by XavierJamonet Tension by JakeSpain ..:: Are you my mom? ::.. by firegold Splash of Fire by aFeinPhoto-com:thumb137049315: Little Fuzzball by juddpatterson Bridges to Babylon by justeline:thumb136666750::thumb130930642:

  • Eating: ice cream

Features Again!

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 9, 2010, 1:35 PM
Some more of my favorite images!! Show them some love!

A Mother's Love by Meowgli God's Canvas by DrewHopper Meet Brunhilda by Dark-Raptor Gis a kiss luv by AngiWallace:thumb161482465: Serendipity by Dee-T Taking Flight by moonbuggs Only In America by kkart Earth Musings by Inebriantia rainy day.... by Sssssergiu Time After Time by Healzo Another Planet by Healzo Land of fire and ice by XavierJamonet Bear by abey79 Owens River by Moonlight by narmansk8 The Castle by hougaard:thumb151023099: Violet paradise by Lidija-Lolic Reign Over Me by UgurDoyduk Still Dreaming by joerossbach Windy by vincentfavre Gold Under The Rainbow by DrewHopper

  • Eating: ice cream


Journal Entry: Thu Nov 4, 2010, 12:20 PM
Thanks again to :icondizzyatdizumnl:! Here are some of my all time favorite deviations on DA! Show them some love!

Diamonds aren't forever by XavierJamonet Wading Moose by Nate-Zeman Signs by Inebriantia wish and dream by SabrinaCichy 'Feelin' the Heat' by gwrhino