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Leap Day & FeaturesWell today is the last day of February, leap day this year. I can't believe that tomorrow it's March already! Seems like Spring should be just around the corner now, I know some places already have blossoms peeking out, but today we are experiencing our first big storm of the winter. Ironic really, we've had such a mild winter this year, hardly no snow at all, then on this extra day of the month we get slammed. The weather service is calling for up to 10+ inches by this evening. White-out conditions. Heavy, wet, packy snow. I went out earlier this morning, before it got so bad, but then decided to take the rest of the day off of work after I almost got into 2 accidents from other vehicles pulling out in front of me and sliding/spinning all over the road. So it's kind of nice to be able to hunker down inside, wrapped in a blanket, enjoying a book and some computer time, and just generally being lazy.
Hope everyone is doing well.
I'm thinking of hosting a photography con
Featuring Recent Favorites # 3:thumb291716434:new blossom by ~romanticsvalueDoux vertige by *Morgan-LouFraser Ink by *IvanAndreevichUntroubled by *IvanAndreevichThe cute side of birds of prey by ~phalalcrocorax:thumb291787750::thumb279040843::thumb291972650:Draco by ~SvezhayaAquarian flower by ~Svezhayahunter by ~SvezhayaKind monster by ~SvezhayaCottage Bedroom Flowers by *Forestina-Fotosconversations by *HippieVan57Omphalotus cf. nidiformis by ~stopwhispering81Drink up, me hearties. by ~the-moofHeaven's Calling by *Einsilbigbug love by ~miss-gardenerMorning of September by *dralikHappy Frog by =FriendFrogCincinnati Inspired by ~aperfectmjkDat Eye by ~ThesunsetsblackSweet Nectar. by ~ZEUS1001cherry blossom by ~bracketting94:thumb291883883:Roots of Consciousness by ~soon38Purple by ~Tazmaniac13summer sunset 3 by ~cheah77Mystery of the Ivory Charm by ~WildWinyanThe First of Spring by *catch---22bokeh in the grass by ~SvitakovaEvaDream of Sunflowers by ~Lilac90Morganna by =Phatpuppyart-StudiosBonblue by ~NowiikaSweet Angel by =FairieGoodMother...nowhere VIII... by *JoannaRzeznikowskaCursed city by ~xxidaCheerful Friendship by `TeaPhotographyKissed by the morning sun... by ~RickHaighSad Little Cat by ~SuliannH:thumb292053170::thumb292041569::thumb289711792:Desert Beauty by ~NirkaGarden Pulsata by ~AngiWallaceHide and Seek by *JimNightshadetoothless act paper by *ApofissWeb of Water by *JacquelineBarklaMoon Dreams by *SortvindDream flower by *malaladanilaBaby Bonobo by ~aperfectmjk:thumb292
Featuring Recent Favorites # 4Indian summer by ~kosharik69:thumb293319511:Death of Summer by *Teakstersparkling water by *indojoLa maravilla de todo esto . by ~999999999aDaisy no. 7 by *luka567The Beauty of Spring XV by ~BetuwefotograafSister of Mother Earth by `ImaginedMoments:thumb294241307:Where Magic is Born by ^Emerald-DepthsDay16 by ~gold-roseyellow firework by *marob0501.:: Whisper of dreams ::. by `Whimsical-DreamsReflections of Spring by *La-Vita-a-BellaAshes of a Vampire by *pranileOrange Daisy drops by ~FrozenNature.:. With You By My Side . . . . .:. by *AdARDurdenSprings Blush by ~RickHaighIn all its splendour by ~initialfantasyStorm on the Sea by *balthasarcraft:thumb295099889:As We Walk Alone by ~r3novatioLavender Valley by =WishmasterAlchemistEssence of the Soul by *LovesRedRoseT I P S Y by *gallindzWarmth by ~artlilacFoggy Melodies by *Oer-WoutFor Hish by *PridesCrossingLet the sun rise by ~Kami-no-kuroi-namidaBoudoir by =Ophelia-OverdoseFlowers of the Judas tree 2 by *ShlomitMessicaWoodgrain: Angry Monkey by *CoigachEgg Caves by *Mr--Jack:thumb296216358:Golden leaflet by ~EyeDoorCinemavine flower by *auto64Silky flower by ~Lumbule.the edge is c l o s e. by *GrotesqueDarling13nya!? by *ApofissPrunus Persica Flower by ~CecilyAndreuArtworkjust begin by ~cheah77The story of forget... by ~RickHaigh
Featuring Recent Favorites # 1Gone South by ~Rockey15hair by ~MoofsterThe Dreaming by *Ellyevans679:thumb268591501::thumb288143766:Angry bird by ~DARRYL-SMITHWild Barred Owl in the Rain by ~DARRYL-SMITHMemory Lane by =slight-art-obsessionDon't Believe in Wonderland by =slight-art-obsessionMacro Lather by ~NITROS-dbMorning Dew by *Roses-to-Ashes..:: + Soft Hues + ::.. by *Roses-to-AshesHaru by ~Erka-ruruNew Morning by *catch---22A River Runs Through It. by *catch---22Teardrop On The Fire by *catch---22winter kiss II by *JoannaRzeznikowskaAutumn in Malomvolgy - V by *DimensionSevenIn with time by =jasonwildeImpact by *Oer-WoutForest Fairy in the Night by *pranileEchoes of pink by =AnnaKirstenFallen Angel by *mahdesignsHangin' around? by ~LegassaMusical Magic by *brandrificus:thumb289104492:spring time by ~cheah77Loving Colours by *Thelma1My Wish by =Phatpuppyart-Studiossakura time by ~RickHaighWater Droplets by ~CanonSX20Fairysiren by ~Fairysiren:thumb288917802:Napping Kitty for Jocelyne by *philippeLIdyllic by ~markie2kHeart-felt Floral by `TeaPhotographyClove Flower by ~HONEST-STYLEStrength by ~Raylauthe book and the last leaf by *Orwaldsummer rain by *OrwaldFor Marie-Agnes With Love by *saperlipopPretty Pimples Popper by ~SchwarzWieEbenholZWinter Shine by ~nnIKOOFluid Motion by *ladyred200141Let there be light I by *starykocurDanny Boy by *Elflover21Magical Glen by *Forestina-Fotos:thumb262190919::thumb280471552::thumb260913579:The Ice Queen by *mariannainsomnia:thumb196911678::thumb289
w00t! Many Thanks....
So far in the last 24 hours I've received a wonderful response to my last blog over at #CloseToNature, which was pretty much begging for points and asking members to advertise the donation pool so that we can upgrade the SuperGroup status when it expires on the 19th. But hey, I want to keep being able to do themes and featuring member's/people's artwork!
As of last night, we needed 2,136 points to reach our goal.
As of right now, we only need 614 more!
And it was kinda funny... and creepy lol... When I logged on this morning, 4 people had donated so far. But what was funny/creepy/weird were the amounts donated.
- the 1st person donated 1000 points
- the 2nd person donated 100 points
- the 3rd person donated 10 points
- the 4th person donated 1 points
Descending multiples (I think that's what you'd call if) of 10. Weird!
Anyway, thanks so much for everyone who's donated so far! I think we will be able to reach our goal now.
Featuring Recent Favorites # 2First Sign Of Spring by ~CecilyAndreuArtworkMade Stronger by `TeaPhotographyAlter Ego by ~RickHaighI give you peace by ~WildWinyanThe Melancholic Song by =DanielPriegoSnow White by *mariannainsomniacolours of spring--2 by ~cheah77indian summer. by ~DanidOroThe Rain Has Moved On... by *Elflover21Mushroom Factory by ~casio222M2779 - Morning reverie. by =LothringenTake Me Home by =jasonwilde:thumb290416607:Beyond The Path by ~casio222PoleNation by ~mo-tenSpring Forest Nymph by *brandrificusGecko Reflection by ~TreziziSelf-Identity by ~JenFDJewels of Nature XX by ~BetuwefotograafAwakening by *PawelMatysSo listen I by *wizillusionsTime After Time by *catch---22Camouflage Fox by ~thrumyeyeComposition in Pink and Blue by ~thrumyeye:cold rain: by *candymaxthis time's just for me.. by ~RickHaighThe Inn by ~EdliSerenity by ~xrustcolors of the wood by ~LarsVanDeGoorBig bad wolf by ~Edlimorning by ~Ksenija-StrangeRainbow by =sakimichanBlue by =sakimichanTree Light by =sakimichanThe End of Days by ~Ksenija-StrangeA fairytale about light by ~MaximeCourty
SpringSome of my favourites, I hope you enjoy! And a big THANK YOU for your constant support!
velvet overground by *LordJCornellI wish by ~VampirbieneLilac Bloom by ~allym007 29042012 by =shoughad123 by ~IYOU-HESHEITRed Tulips by ~gold-rose
For all those who can't yet find spring in nature (like me) I browsed my favourites and found many colourful spring flowers.
:iconappleblossomplz: I hope you enjoy! :iconappleblossomplz:
I Will Wait for You by *MyLifeThroughTheLensColorful Tulip by ~HobbyFotograf
Pink Heaven by *Elwing-IsilielSpring Trumpets by ~SilivrenTinuPulsatilla vulgaris by *Angie-Picturesblossoms II by ~miss-gardenerTulpen Rosa 1 by *feigenfruchtOversearch by =MissEmeraldEyes
A Burst of Luminescent Color! by *artamusicaSpring up by *AljoschaThielenShape of my heart by ~JunJun510Earth Laughs... by `TeaPhotographyYellow Tulip Blossoming by *JocelyneRWishing for Spring by =1001G
speak to me by *augenweideOnce again I am full of hope by *LordJCornellCandy by `RezzanAtakolA Piece of the Sky by ~SilivrenTinuGood afternoon by *VampirbieneFlower Bed and Breakfast by ~CecilyAndreuArtwork
I wish you some sunny and springlike Easter Holidays!
April's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature & MORE!Welcome to April 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown nearly 600 Members!
So, a GRAND welcome to all of our NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting to our Group for a long time now. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.
Thank you to ALL the Members who came back to vote again, for what is usually our monthly Membership Voting for this special event that we hold each month!
We completely appreciate you supporting your Group in this particular way. It is so generous of you to take the time to VOTE!
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Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve upon it, enjoy the work of others, and Nature in general. It’s
May's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature & Info.!Welcome to MAY 2012’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support!
Since the beginning of January 2012, we’ve grown 700 Members!
That means, in six months, we’ve grown an average of just over 100 Members a month!
So, a GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
Thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting to our Group for a long time now. Without you, we wouldn’t be here. [Aww]
Thank you to ALL the Members who voted on this monthly event!
We completely appreciate you supporting your Group in this particular way. It is so generous of you to take the time to VOTE! You are wonderful!!
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Let’s continue to submit our own BEST QUALITY work, enjoy it, improve up
DW #81 Fractal and Abstract ArtHi everyone!
Here are the deviations of the week, chosen from
Fractal and Abstract Art
We have two winners
and two runners-up
Congrats to the winners!
[Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Blue]
This time we have a birthday in the group!
APPRECIATION FOR KINDNESS RECEIVED # 4LAST UPDATED 12/29/2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HELPING ME REACH ANOTHER MILESTONE 5,000 PAGE VIEWS. WOW!!! THAT IS SO FANTASTIC. I LOVE HAVING YOU HERE AS MY WELCOMED GUESTS AND FRIENDS. PLEASE COME BACK OFTEN TO VISIT MY GALLERY IT IS MOST APPRECIATED.
As the weeks and month go by so quickly, I want to acknowledge the kindness of my fellow artists here on DA. Your help, features, favorites, comments, watches, notes and Llamas are most appreciated. YOU ARE ALL AWESOME IN YOUR OWN WAY
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, PLEASE ALLOW ME TO SINCERELY THANK THE FOLLOWING GROUPS AND ARTISTS FOR FEATURING MY WORK IN THEIR GROUP OR PERSONAL JOURNALS. If I missed yours, please note me with the link and I will add you to my journal. Thank you everyone for your help and encouragement. It is most appreciated.
PLEASE VISIT THE GROUPS OR INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS WHO HAVE BEEN SO KIND TO ME BY FEATURING MY WORK. JOINING THE GROUPS, VIEWS, FAVES, COMMENTS, POINTS DONATIONS, LL
thank you - featureHello my dear firends and watchers,
today Iwant to thank you for your support in the Kellenhusen calendar photo contest. What seemed impossible for me in the beginning has come true: we made the 2nd place! http://www.kellenhusen.de/fotowettbewerb.php
I have to say "we" because without your votes I would never have been successful. I really hated to beg for votes because it is highly unfair, but after I noticed that the picture that is now in the 1rst place got more than 40 votes within one single day, I decided to "fight" in the same way this photographer obviously did. A big "Thank you" to all of you who supported me by giving me your vote! I swear that I'll never again enter a contest like that where the final ranking doesn't depend on the qualitiy of a photo but on the number of "friends" who vote for it.
My picture now has the chance of being chosen as the calendar motif for September 2014. A jury of experts will decide about that in March 2013. I will infor
Dear September..September is the first month of Autumn. Days are already gotten shorter and in the morning when I go to work it's quite cold outside even though at noon it becomes very warm. We can almost say that summer's gone. Now we think of all the great stuff we've done during summertime: holidays, tanning, swimming, hiking and a lot of photographs. Now it's time to go back to work, kids start school in a couple of days and nature transforms itself in a beautiful pallet of golden, rusty and red tones. (can't wait )
As of me, I attented the first wedding as a photographer a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't so bad I really hope it won't be the last time. I also had a couple of private photoshootings with some friends of mine and they also went pretty well. You can always check my facebook page to see what I've been up to lately http://www.facebook.com/K.K.Photographs
Hope your summer was as good as mine for now it's time to say goodbye to good old Summer and welcome our dear Fal
Thank you - and still some days left to help me
Today I want to thank everyone who helped me in the calendar photo contest, as far as I know the names.
You remember that in my last journal I told you that in Kellenhusen, the village where we spent our last summer holidays, the tourism service is holding a calendar photo contest for the "Kellenhusen Gästekalender" 2015. I took so many photos last year that I decided to participate again and to submit one photo each month during the summer months. For July I submitted a photo that you know from my gallery:
To have a chance of being chosen for the calender my picture has to reach at least the third place. There are still some days left to vote for the photo. The voting period goes until August 31st and everyone is allowed to vote.
Voting is quite easy:
1. Open this link:
2. Click the button "voten"
3. Fill in
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