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Sunset IV by the-boggyb Sunset IV :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 1 0 Sunset III by the-boggyb Sunset III :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 0 0 Sunset II by the-boggyb Sunset II :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 0 0 Sunset I by the-boggyb Sunset I :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 1 0 Like the deer that yearns by the-boggyb Like the deer that yearns :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 1 0 Guardian Stalker by the-boggyb Guardian Stalker :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 0 0 Skreee! by the-boggyb Skreee! :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 1 0 Southsea hovercraft by the-boggyb Southsea hovercraft :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 3 0 Blossom by the-boggyb Blossom :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 2 0 Rest And Be Thankful by the-boggyb Rest And Be Thankful :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 0 0 Kitesurfing by the-boggyb Kitesurfing :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 1 0 Surfing towards the sun by the-boggyb Surfing towards the sun :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 0 0 Don't cross the kites! by the-boggyb Don't cross the kites! :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 0 0 Bluebells by the-boggyb Bluebells :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 0 0 Thatcher's path by the-boggyb Thatcher's path :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 1 0 No grave but the sea by the-boggyb No grave but the sea :iconthe-boggyb:the-boggyb 1 0

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Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
Operating System: Win7 Pro
MP3 player of choice: Creative Nomad MuVo TX
Personal Quote: There's always a way...


Yes, it's now December and international posting deadlines are fast approaching... so who'd like a Christmas Card all the way from Blighty (brexit and rain not included)?

If you'd like a card then message me with your address or email it to
  • Listening to: Pendulum - Watercolour
Cross-posted to LiveJournal
It's been a while since posting a meme, and I happened to stumble across this one on deviantArt...
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
  2. 13 years? Lemme check... huh, dA only says 12. I claim almost 13.

  3. What does your username mean?
  4. the-boggyb: Six inches tall, and armed to the teeth, a fine soldier he made. And his name was Boggy B.

    I picked it because at the time I was going by the handle of BoggyB and that was taken on dA, so the-boggyb it is. It's an old name as these days I almost entirely go by Torkell - the only places where I still use boggyb are dA and LJ (both cases because I've just not got round to paying to rename).

  5. Describe yourself in three words.
  6. Um... Photographer, Programmer, Explorer?
    Better suggestions on the back of a postcard :)

  7. Are you left or right handed?
  8. Almost always right-handed, though I tend to be ambidextrous when using the laptop's keyboard-mouse-thing.

  9. What was your first deviation?
  10. Either a desktop screenshot or an experimental photograph. Let's see...

    Multiple monitors rule by the-boggyb

    A screenshot! In particular, a screenshot showing off a multiple monitor desktop which is common these days but most certainly wasn't back in 2004.

  11. What is your favourite type of art to create?
  12. Photographs, particularly ones where I'm playing around with the light and the composition trying to capture a specific view or idea of something.

    A Fool's Reward II by the-boggyb Rainbow fountain by the-boggyb Team House Group by the-boggyb

  13. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
  14. Drawing. I'm terrible at actually creating two-dimensional art - hence why all my submissions start with a photograph.

  15. What was your first favourite?
  16. No idea. Possibly something from :iconelemnar:? Hold on a moment while I scroll back through my faves...

    The Hollow Victory by aridante

    Huh. Did not expect that as my oldest fave (:iconelemnar: has #2 with Dozing Lynx).

  17. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
  18. Whatever catches my fancy. Recently it's been a fair amount of fanart (some from rather obscure fandoms), mixed with images that I find impressive and/or moving.

    The Lure of a Book by FictionChick _.Scarcely Unseen._ by UNIesque Keladry of Mindelan and Peach by Klork Two Halves of a Whole by yuumei

  19. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
  20. I can't come up with just one, so here's my top three (in no particular order, with a semi-random upload for each):

    :iconelemnar: (elemnarelemnar)
    Dance like no-one's looking by Elemnar

    -.+Guardian Arella+.- by UNIesque

    :iconnendil: (nendilnendil)
    Keeper of Dawn, Guardian of Dusk by Nendil

  21. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
  22. I have no idea! So here's a semi-random collection from my dA friends list:

    :iconcrimiclown: :iconka-rose: :iconkapunua: :iconloobywibble: :iconnendil: :iconolego: :iconom-nom-berries: :iconuniesque:

  23. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
  24. Well, my sister has a dA account so there's obviously her. Outside of immediate family... :iconpleaseremove: (pleaseremovepleaseremove) I've know since forever. And then there's :iconolego: (olegoolego) who if I remember rightly gave me an invite code for LJ all those years ago and got me into the whole social network thing.

  25. What are your preferred tools to create art?
  26. For the digital photos I tend to use an Olympus C3030-ZOOM. It's a very old compact digital but has a nice fast lens and full manual control (something which is missing in a lot of modern compacts, and which I occasionally find invaluable when I'm trying for a particular balance between aperture and exposure). I do have newer cameras, but I'll still sometimes dig the old Olympus out as I'm used to it and know how to make it achieve what I want.

    For film, an even older Nikon F-301 manual-focus SLR. There's something quite satisfying about creating photos on actual film that you don't get with digital cameras.

  27. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
  28. Somewhere I'm out exploring, particularly if it's out in the countryside and there's a glorious sky.

  29. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
  30. I don't have many memories of the dA community as I never got really involved with it - my uploads only get a low number of views and I'm not part of any groups/communities/whatever-they're-called. On the other hand, since I mainly upload photos they all come with memories for me of where I was when I took the photo and what I was doing.

  • Listening to: The Rasmus - F-f-f-falling [Dead Letters]
(partially x-posted from Another cunning plan, perchance? at boggyb)

It lives! Since I'm actually updating this account these days (shock! horror!), I ought to have a more recent journal entry than the comment on the spyed/jark drama from 2006. As I've said before, my real journal is on LiveJournal at boggyb so go there for actual updates - this one is limited to purely dA stuff.

Anyway while searching through a crate of stuff the other day I came up with another plan entirely. I realised that although I take an awful lot of photos, very few of them make it beyond a folder on my computer.

Or, in this case, a box full of negatives and prints. See, every once in a while I try my hand at old-school photography with The Gnu's Nikon F-301 and a fistful of 35mm film.

So my new plan is to every so often pick a set of prints, scan the negatives (pleaseremove regularly mocks the fact that I have a SCSI card of all things in this computer, so I ought to at least make use of the film scanner it's attached to - a Nikon Coolscan III), and post the best ones to LiveJournal and a few of those here as well.

How long will this last? Who knows. You never know, I may keep up with this plan long enough to run out of 35mm negatives and dig out the disc films from the distant past...
Hi all. Long time no post.

It's been over a year since I last updated this particular journal. My real journal is and has always been over on LiveJournal. That doesn't mean I've been hiding - I still visit this site regularly, if nothing else to see what others have uploaded. There's a lot of good art still appearing.

I have however not been uploading anything here. The main reason for this has been their current policies and submission agreement. While their agreement probably is there to cover their backs, it does require a lot of trust in them. And the blowup a while back over spyed and jark kind of broke that trust. To be fair, there wasn't much else spyed could have done at that point. The problem was that it got as far as it did.

That's not stopped me from taking photos. I have a gallery over on my website, and I keep on posting new images there. It also has the advantage of being under my control, which means that I don't have to worry about terms and conditions or submission agreements.

The photos here will likely stay here, as there's no reason to take them down. But all new stuff is appearing on my gallery. Maybe I'll add thumbnails here, with a link to the full image.

Oh, and if any of you think you've got a suitably impressive pageview number here, tell me. Who knows, I might even do a request.


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Steins-brother Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
thanks for the fav
GreenteaKitsune Featured By Owner May 20, 2016
Gday, just wanted the say thanks for the fave on my artwork.
so yeah .... thanks :)
GerdenGerudo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
(Sorry for late reply)
Thanks for the follow :)
DiegoSan-aka-STZoro Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Good day Torkell. Good to see you on Deviantart.
SparkCat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the fave ^^
h3llb0yn3cr0 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey. It's Sean from JCF. Remember me? :D
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much for the watch! :wave:
ShadeJackrabbit Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Still watching me? Huh, I'm surprised. Well, thanks!
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the fav! :ahoy:
spaztic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Hey Torkell, thanks for the favourite <3
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