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A way for the peace is beautifully done throughout and aptly named! The artists' vision comes at a time when the world is more restless...

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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Four years ago I took a renewed interest in photography, one of the most enjoyable hobbies of my teenage years. And not just capturing a technically perfect photograph, but the soul of the moment.

I cut my teeth on a 35mm Pentax K1000, and learned the basic three on that - aperture, exposure, and filmspeed. I'm not a true purist (I shoot digital now - Cannon T2i) but the old manual cameras left their mark on me, and I am constantly going throught the menus and finding what I can tweak to improve the most difficult shots. And I still own a replacement K1000, and an old 1960's Mamiya Sekor 1000DTL my father gave me.

I enjoy a wide variety of photography styles and subjects - concerts, sporting events, street, night, black and white, nature, portrait...and I will add more to the list. With new software purchased this year, I aim to learn HDR as well.

Hopefully within the year I will begin professional freelance work. But I have *much* to learn! So please, feel free to leave comments and critiques. No need to be nice, as long as it's constructive. I am a harsh critic of my own work, but it is necessary in order to grow and produce the absolute best photos that capture the soul of every shot and can truly be called ART!

The best to all of us in this endeavor!

Current Residence: Central Iowa
Favourite genre of music: Alternative
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Edward Weston
Favourite style of art: Impressionism
Personal Quote: Anything worth doing is worth doing right!
I spent three years of my childhood in Door County, Wisconsin...the most beautiful place I have lived and home to my fondest memories.

My brother and I used to bike to Potawatomi State Park from Sturgeon Bay with some school-friends on a Saturday afternoon, fish, throw rocks in the Bay, drop pennies off the fire tower (in defiance of the rules), and eat peanut-butter sandwiches. Those were the days!

I hadn't been back to visit in 20 years when I took a much needed of those where you just vanish for four days and don't tell a soul. The beauty and simplicity I'd forgotten over the years overwhelmed, and calmed me...

The Birch trees. I'd forgotten about the Birch! Who could forget the Birch? So pure, and serenely happy amid the greenness of life...even in the waning summer?

This image came home in my camera.
The peace came home in my soul.

Birches of Potawatomi by ScottDouglass
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Frank-Beer Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   Photographer
:iconthankyousignplz: I just drop by to thank you for (all) the recent:+fav:s! :iconlovefavsplz: :iconnewyearplz:
 :rudolph: :santa: :holly: I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!  :holly: :santa: :rudolph:
DylanSeto Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   Artist

Just wanted to thank you for the fave!

Also, since I'm currently focusing on music, I was wondering if you'd be interested in supporting me in that endeavor of mine?

If you are, I can link you to where you can find that stuff!
vw1956 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much, Scott!
nerdygirl82 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you SOO much for the Watch and the Favs!! 
WTek79 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, Thanks  a lot for the so many favs my friend !! :wave: :sun:
hubert61 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
merci pour les favs :)
NunoFigueira Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Thank you for the watch Scott, much appreciated :hug:
BurnedInHell Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch!! :hug:
Mothedri Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for adding Human and MoredeviantART Groups  to your DeviantWatch! We hope you enjoy it!
M-Bae Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Happy New Year Scott! I hope you've been well! I come by DA from time to time, just thought of my DA friends and thought I'd write I stopped by! :)

- Michelle
AlexiaPik Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional
thanks a lot for your support :heart: :kiss:
ScottDouglass Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! Love your work. All very bold and beautiful! :blowkiss:
AlexiaPik Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional
thanks :heart:
CobaltOfMarch Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Thanks a lot for faving my work!
ScottDouglass Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! Very beautiful gallery all-around! :)
CobaltOfMarch Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Thank you again :)
SUDOR Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Merci, thank you for the watch !
ScottDouglass Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! Love your street-work! :)
JLorraine-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
:la:Thank you so very much for the :+devwatch: and support! :ahoy: It really means a lot to me! :hug:

:rose: Jessica Lorraine
ScottDouglass Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! One of my top-fave artists! :)
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