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Nicolas Raymond


Current Residence: Bethesda, Maryland, USA (21 years)

Previous: Montréal, Québec, Canada (15 years) + Geneva, Switzerland (1 short year in 1989 where I sponged a whole lot from le très beautiful French language!) + Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (born and lived 2 years)


Inspiration: My Dearly Departed Father Gérard Raymond Je me souviendrai toujours


Words to live by: "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."

- Albert Camus


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I want to thank dA for the hard work you've been doing with DeviantArt Protect. For the most part I have to admit I've been ignoring messages about how it works, but have been noticing your notifications in my Correspondence feed. One notice in particular caught my attention from someone who posted my stock photo above as is and without due credit as an NFT on opensea.io . Something I followed up on by sending a takedown request to OpenSea, and within hours the image was removed from its site. Needless to say, I am very grateful that DeviantArt is taking proactive measures to help protect copyrights. Some years ago I was skeptical, and almost gave up on this site after a dA administrator said he would no longer accept takedown requests from stock photo providers. I fought hard against that, and dA eventually reversed course to accept copyright complaints from stock providers... but it still left a bitter aftertaste as I was alienated from a certain group of contributors who felt
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Been a while since my last journal entry, or comments for that matter beyond my occasional replies. A tough year to be sure, at times testing my own patience & sanity even as an introvert, but always grateful for your support. Meanwhile I'd like to share this journal entry with you, taken from my own & previously neglected blog at https://www.boldfrontiers.com/blog/2020/12/renewed-optimism Once upon a time in what seems the distant past of 2019, life was great and photo opportunities were teeming at every corner. I had started the New Year with a trip to Wales (UK), spring in Utah & Idaho, then autumn in Virginia, Tennessee & North Carolina. Fast forward a few months, news of a novel coronavirus started trickling in. Thinking at first it would subside with some isolated cases on the West coast, that it could be contained like previous outbreaks of SARS & Ebola. Recalling early conversations from when Covid19 was more of a whisper paling in comparison to the seasonal flu, only to
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Autumn Feature

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I am driving down South soon for a few weeks hoping to capture some autumn foliage. A long awaited trip since last spring as I tend to recess over summer with warmer & more humid weather, during a time I can sit down and enjoy the great (air conditioned) indoors while processing a never-ending backlog of images Well into autumn now, wishing I could have gone out sooner... but unfortunately bogged down by a series of unfortunate events in the space of a few weeks with the passing of a godmother, an aunt, a cousin, and what I thought to be a close call with my 18 year old cat. Not saying this to invite sympathy, as an introvert I have lear
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thank you for the back ground this is how I used it

Missy at the war Memorial ww2    on phone
Missy at the war Memorial WW2

Thanks for the :+fav:! :)

Thank You Kindly for the FAV. I was in elementary school when

Dad set that one up for me to snap on a school outing. He had

used it in the Navy during WWII.

Thanks a lot for the watch and favs. :)