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I'd like to get Core Membership again. It's 1200 points for three months. I'm just gonna try it out, see how many people will give points! :)
Thanks in advance for those who do, I will give you a llama or cake badge if this motivates you :heart:

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My Website is online!!!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 21, 2018, 4:26 AM
Banner Schwarz Wie Ebenholz by SchwarzWieEbenholZ

I just uploaded my new website - please take a look!


It took me about half a year to finish it and I had to learn so much about web design, laws and stuff.

Sometimes, I had the feeling all went wrong. I cried and cursed but eventually, I made it!

You will not only find my portfolio but also a photography blog and other great things.
Tell me what you liked best, I'd love to know!
And if your mother tongue is English and you find any mistakes, don't hesitate to write me a note. 
(Please consider that there can be different spellings in British, American and Australian English though.)



-> Natural:
:iconunframed-nature: :iconwonderful-world: :iconthings-of-nature: :iconglory-of-nature: :iconnatural-sensuality: :iconanimalsplantsnature: :iconsunsets: :icona-foggy-day: :iconmist-and-fog: :icona-forest: :iconforests-forever: :iconfireandwaterphotos: :iconthe-journey-there: :icondreamypathways: :iconsurreal-landscapes:

-> Animals:
:iconanimals-on-da: :icongermananimalfriends: :iconurbananimals: :iconbirds-club: :iconheavenlybackyardbird: :iconmostbeautifulbirds: :iconornithologists: :iconfunwithspiders: :iconsnail-parade: :iconda-butterflies:

-> Plants and Mushrooms:
:icontreephotographers: :icontrees-with-character: :icontreephotosandmore: :iconturning-leaf: :iconthejoyofflowers: :iconsweet-stems: :iconfungi-club: :iconfungus-and-friends:

-> Colours:
:iconmonochrome-art-group: :iconcoloursplashes: :iconblue-club: :iconpink-lovers: :iconpurpleclub: :iconmonochromenikon: :iconblack-magic-art: :iconwhite2black-shades:

-> People & Portraits, Fetish & Alternative:
:iconportraitphotographer: :iconportrait-lovers: :iconmorethansexy: :iconhuman-ism: :iconinstinct-wild-while: :icondeath-chicks: :iconallwomen: :icongirls-are-beautiful: :icondeath-guys: :iconmalephotography: :iconszenedeutschland:

-> Everything (Else):
:iconbrightandcheerful: :icondarkroom-traditions: :iconphotography-lovers1: :iconlotsofphotography: :iconphotographrevolution: :iconbareyoursoul: :iconphotography-tribe: :iconart-o-graph: :iconliveyourlifebefree: :iconwereallylovephotos: :iconworld-by-lenses: :icontheblendingstump: :iconphotographyinspireme: :icondialed-in: :iconlights-lovers: :icongerman-artists: :iconbaden-wuerttemberg: :iconsweden-photography: :iconmastersoftravel: :icononlyeurope: :iconworldphotos: :icon100favsgroup: :iconover150faves: :iconwindowsity: :icont-e-c-h-n-o-l-o-g-y: :iconrustydustyoldstuff: :iconphotos-of-monuments: :iconarchitectural-dreams: :iconflavorphotography: :icondeviantkitchen: :iconstill-life-stills: :iconnawak-factory: :iconfaces-in-objects:

Languages I understand (mother's tongue -> fluently -> basic):

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Melanie Hoelzl
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... is German for “black as ebony” but is actually more than just Snow White’s hair!

This pseudonym was created by combining my first and last name:
Melanie comes from the Greek word for “the dark / black one” and Ebenholz (ebony) derives from Hölzl which contains both “Holz” (wood).

The reference to Snowwhite isn’t unintentional though. The beauty ideal shown in this fairy tale – white as snow, red as blood, black as ebony – complies well with the traditional ideal of female perfection in Japan. So this pseudonym establishes a connection to the Japanese studies she did in university before it all began.

As I'm a very open-minded person, my photography is open-minded as well. I neither judge based on nationality, nor on outer appearance, sexual orientation, music taste or belief. That's why there are so many different kinds of people in my portfolio. I don't know any limits. Why should I? Beauty and expression don't stop at the borders of normality either.

I'd like to invite you to see the world with open eyes and I hope that my photos evoke feelings in you - no matter if the feelings are those I wanted to show you or others that go back to your own associations. Beauty is not always where you aspect it. Sometimes you have to look closer or change your point of view.


Melanie Hölzl is a nature, travel and people photographer from Munich, Germany.
She was born in Augsburg, studied Japanese and Scandinavian Languages in Tübingen and used to live in various other places for some time. So she had the opportunity to discover a lot of beautiful places and portray a lot of inspiring people since she first started taking photos in 2007 – mostly, but not exclusively, in Southern Germany.

Though the so-called “Zugspitzland” (the alpine scenery around Mountain Zugspitze) is her most visited place at the moment, you will encounter a lot of pictures from the Swabian Jura (Schwäbische Alb) and the Allgäu because she used to live there once. Of course, those are also the places where her people photography projects were realized! But Germany – and Austria – are not the only places she took photos of. During her trips to Japan, Sardinia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the Canary Island of La Palma, many wonderful nature and architecture pictures were created.

Read more about it here:


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EintoeRn Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Vielen Dank für's Reinschauen, Melanie :wave:
MeFlysBySeatOfPants Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Angry Birds - Red's happy laughThanks for faving my work!!Red Bird La La La La La La La La La La La La La La Orange Bird La La La La La La La La La La La La La The Sh!t Bird icon White Bird icon Blue Birds icon  
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: DANKØ !
00Michael00A Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Vielen Dank für's llama! Llama Love 
deaconfrost78 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Dank dir recht schön für´s :llama:

Liebe Grüße
FandomFoodie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Thank you for Llama.
Zawidzky Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :llama: I'll take good care of it. :iconthankyouforthellama:
dundermifflin92 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Deine Fotos sind sehr sehr gut, viele danke für deisem Art! Ich den liebe 😊
ianwh Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the chasing llama Melanie
specialized666 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Really nice page ;) :thumbsup:
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