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Caught My Eye
I was just writing what was probably the best journal ever, then something happened and I
lost it all! Oh well, just imagine the best thing you have ever read, then imagine you read it here and that is how good it was. 
Basically I wanted to say that I am trying to organize my photo files, both here on :devart: and on my computer and to start getting some new work done. 
Other than that I wanted to ask that if anyone has the time or desire to help out with a young new writer that they give a little bit of their attention to She is a great new up and coming horror writer and any support you could send her way would be great! She is currently involved in The Next Great Horror Writer contest.
So now on to the deviations that have caught my eye lately.

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OhSnap! - A Weekly Photography Feature - #34
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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: :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:
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-> People & Portraits, Fetish & Alternative:
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Languages I understand (mother's tongue -> fluently -> basic):

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Melanie Hub
Artist | Professional | Photography

... 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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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

Jorgipie Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav on my photography tutorial and challenge! Happy Bunny Wave - Beemote
miharashi Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for watching and your many many favs Hug . Greatly appreciated! It is always great to find someone who is genuinely interested in my works. I try my best to keep finding interesting perspectives on Japan.
EintoeRn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:+fav: Wow Fella (Smileys) by Ehsartem

DiaryOfTheSilent Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!
KaidokJ Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama :happybounce:

I knew a llama once. At least I thought I knew him. I mean, how well can anyone really know anyone, much less a llama. With their air of mystery and thinly veiled contempt. It’s hard. But I digress.
His name was Kevin. But for reasons I will never understand, he would only ever answer to Albert. Identity issues aside, things started out okay. The usual introductory sniffing and sneezing went well, despite his allergies, but then things started going downhill during the ritual licking phase of the pleasantries. We pushed through. And had it not been for the spitting, we might have even been able to make it work, but alas, after just 3 seconds of bittersweet brotherhood, we finally decided to part ways. It’s kind of sad, when you think about it. Spitting seems like such an innocent thing to fight over, but he was pretty adamant that I should stop and that was just never going to happen. We might have overcome that issue, but Kevin, like all llamas, was very competitive. First came the stench competitions. Then it was belching contests. And lastly, a painstaking count to see which one was hairier. You can clearly see why our relationship was doomed. The poor fellow was a bit of a sore loser.
So he snuck out, taking with him a failed friendship, an obliviously optimistic dread of the future, and my sixth favorite toothbrush. Now that he is gone, I can honestly say, it's for the best. He was too much of a chick magnet anyway and who needs that drama? :shakefist:

Full disclaimer, as Kevin’s official biographer, a position of which he blackmailed me into (don’t ask), I’ve been instructed to inform you about his ongoing series. The journey starts here with The Kevin Chronicles - Chapter 1, and this gallery contains the rest. You should check it out.

*End of cue card*

And don't worry, they're pretty short.
No pressure though, only if you want.

sleurope Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
muito obrigado.
rollarius55 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx kindly for faving, Melanie!;-)

Loch Cluanie by rollarius55
Gentle-Hero Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Llama!
Aikinit Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Vielen lieben Dank Melanie fürsLlama Aqua !
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