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"Life is like a camera... Just focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don't turn out – take another shot"

"One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it...If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better."
Galen Rowell

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
Twyla Tharp

"Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just take pictures..."
Vernon Trent

"Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world."
Arnold Newman

"Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time. Leave nothing but footprints."
John Kay - "Nothing But"



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dA ID 2015 by serel


serel | Photography | Germany

Hello dear visitor,
welcome to my little page of photos. Take a look and if you have any questions, just ask. Feedback in the form of comments, critiques, faves or watches is most welcome! :love:

I'm a hobby photographer who is trying to find her focus. Sometimes I'm very active and then times flies by fast and I didn't do anything at all. That's just life I guess. I also enjoy featuring others and do so on a regular basis - more info in the box to the left.

I won't thank you for every single fave, although it's very appreciated. What I will do, though, is answer every comment, give back every llama and visit your gallery each time you interact with me in any way. It might take some time and you won't necessarily notice me, but I will take a look. Promise.

Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp: Love Commenters by Flame-of-the-Phoenix It's Okay to Fav and Run by TricksyPicksy Critique please by Metadream Give a llama, get a llama by AskGooroo

:bulletblack: Canon EOS 450D with standard kit lens (EF-S 18-55mm)
:bulletblack: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX3
:bulletblack: Gimp (previously Ulead Photo Impact) for editing

Contest Winners - Autumn and APN Contest

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 18, 2015, 1:39 PM

This time I present you the winners of two different contests:

Autumn Contest

by OliviaMichalski 

"Show me what autumn looks like!"

:spotlight-left: First Place :spotlight-right:

  HeikoGerlicher with Wald #35
Wald #35 by HeikoGerlicher
Wald #63 by HeikoGerlicherWald #54 by HeikoGerlicherWald #50 by HeikoGerlicher

:spotlight-left: Second Place :spotlight-right:

Bas-Foto  with Crossroads of life
Crossroads of life by Bas-Foto
Station Luik-Guillemins by Bas-FotoClose encounters by Bas-FotoTrack to hell by Bas-Foto

:spotlight-left: Third Place :spotlight-right:

june-june  with Fall
Fall by june-june
tropical square by june-juneBlooming VI by june-juneMagnolia by june-june

Runners Up

October Fire by jellybean12365Autumn leaves by JokerAndHarley
Autumnal Woods by WeissglutA few days ago by LewiARTs
Autmn by RizoneGlory by DawnFire84
Autumn Light by VisualPoems

All entries

can be found here.

Animal, Plants and Nature Contest

by CRPhotography 

A photography contest containing all catergories of dA's APN gallery.

:spotlight-left: First Place :spotlight-right:

  Fatalv with ***
*** by Fatalv
Misty dawn in the forest by Fatalv*** by Fatalv*** by Fatalv

:spotlight-left: Second Place :spotlight-right:

There was a tie, so enjoy two second place winners:

  wiwionart with I will go
I will go... by wiwionart
DECENT SMELL... by wiwionartGolden brown by wiwionartwhispered by wiwionart

Trichardsen with Two seconds of crazy
Two seconds of crazy by Trichardsen
Glowing life by TrichardsenWhat The ....! by TrichardsenIron River by Trichardsen

:spotlight-left: Third Place :spotlight-right:

  Fridelisan with forest morning
forest morning by Fridelisan
Winter garden by FridelisanSnail by FridelisanGrasshopper by Fridelisan

Runner Up

Autumnal spider dance by xXBellcatXx

All entries

can be found here.

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Themed Feature - Mushrooms

Sun Nov 15, 2015, 4:29 AM

Vliegenzwam by xOronar

Welcome to another themed feature!

As a last celebration of autumn I present you some lovely mushroom photos:

Mushrooms by Bibwue
Find My Voice by WishmasterAlchemist Autumn Begins by FreyaPhotos
Amanita Muscaria by Oer-Wout redhead by indojo
Forest Fairytale by NXcamera
little lanterns by cloe-patra Vliegenzwam by xOronar
Funky Fungi III by Oer-Wout World under our feet by ValentinaKallias
Just a Bite... by MamzelleZephyr Mushroom 1 by ColinStimson
Isle Of Autumn by Thinking-Silence
Mushrooms by mydarkeyes This World by rad-ix
Honingzwam by DeborahBeeuwkes Mushrooms by jeroenpaint
Fungus by valiunic
tiny forest by efeline Mushroom Paradise by SAMLIM
Lonesome by AljoschaThielen 3 by RitterRunkel
Perfectly Voiceless by spirit33

Glass Star Bullet (Orange) by Gasara If you like this feature give it a favourite, so others might see it too. Glass Star Bullet (Orange) by Gasara
Thank you.


Previous Themed Features

Themed Feature - Dreams of Summer
Welcome to another themed feature!
Come with me into a world of dreamy summer afternoons and forget reality for a while.

Fairies at sunset. by incredi
Sunset Daisies by Addran Warm light by Malleni-Art
Second Bloom by JoniNiemela
Summer sun II by RobinHedberg BE STILL . . by sandrawiklander
goodbye, summer. by ilmari-nen
If you like this feature give it a favourite, so others might see it too.
Themed Feature - Berries
Welcome to another themed feature!
It was hard to ignore all those delicious sweets made with berries, but I wanted this feature to be about the berries themselves. I hope you enjoy.

Blueberries by AoshiNiKo
Blueberries by Alyphoto Hearty Blueberries by CpopArt
I love blueberries. by Blueberryblack
Blueberries by fotografka blackberry by illusionality
Vineyard Grapes by Okarev
Summertime sweetness II by So-Silly-Rabbit strawberry by guszti132
Themed Feature - Autumn
Welcome to another themed feature!
Please enjoy the obligatory autumn feature because I love this season.

I have a leaf! 

Autumn walk by Northstar76 The way Home by Oer-Wout
Phoenix by Nelleke
-Forgotten song of autumn- by Janek-Sedlar nicest thing by jyoujo
Early Autumn by RobinHalioua
Autumn Leaves 
Symphony by Unkopierbar
0236 by Somebody--else

Skin by Dan Leveille


Do you like baking? Or have at least some baking ingredients? Then check out this month's challenges at Still-Life-Stills : Recipe challenge NovemberGood evening every one! 
I'm sorry to say this (and I might be an ass for saying it too) but guys, really? You are 15 people who got the theme you wanted for this challenge and a total of 29 people who voted for a theme and not one of you bothered (had time I've talked to some of you and I understand your reasons :heart:) to spend an hour or two to take a picture and actually join in on something you said you wanted, what's up with that? I'm sorry but I put a lot of time into doing this for you guys and it feels like I'm trying to motivate a stone wall (like go wall go!). I understand you have a life, I understand you have school, work and all that, but you know mixing in making a pumpkin soup or making a pumpkin pie, or cookies into your daily life isn't that hard, I bet many of you carved pumpkin lanterns, why not use some of the pumpkin from that? It makes me sad you know.
So yeah, I'm gonna keep on hosting this until December, and then we'll see if we'll keep it going in Janua
Still life challenge NovemberHi everyone!
So we got two submissions for our October challenge, thank you both of you for taking part! You'll be getting your prices this time but I'm gonna add a new rule to the challenge: Minimum 4 people must take part for there to be any prices. I feel like it's a bit weird to give prices when we only get 2 submissions to a challenge who only have a first and a second place, I hope you guys understand that. I'm also going to announce the new challenge first this time and then the winners, yay to new things!
So the theme with the most votes this time is Preparations - baking/cooking which only had one vote more then Letter to santa which is kinda funny. (Don't forget to vote on the December theme!)
Anyways! I hope you are happy with the theme, which should be super easy because all you have to do is basically to take a picture while preparing something you are gonna cook, bake or eat! Super easy right? I'll post an example to you this weekend just to get you
I have been featured! Check out the following journals of people who were so nice to feature my art in the last weeks:
drifting away [feature]i'm slowly drifting away
wave after wave
wave after wave
i'm slowly drifting
and it feels like i'm drowning
pulling against the stream
pulling against the sream

i wish i could make it easy
easy to love me, love me
but still i reach, to find a way
i'm stuck here in between
i'm looking for the right words to say


Still Life Spotlight Vol. 65FrancescaDelfino's
Spotlight Vol. 65
Still Life
The Spotlight
Raspberry, white peach and vanilla muffins
by topolinodelburro
by Tiefenschaerfe
A Little Color to My Life
by SheilaBrinson
Pizza with tomato sauce
by KLutskaya
by FiorOf
coffee break
by KikiDax
Flowers of Spring
by Nilanja
Johnnie Walker Red Label
by Delahkel
Where the dreams begin
Throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.~ Mark Twain

Under-appreciated 11th June-24th JuneHello everyone :wave:
SkyAndNatureClub proudly presents a brand new feature for the under-appreciated artists! This time we want to honour the under-appreciated artworks, submitted from 11th to 24th June 2015.
There will be a new feature every week on wednesday alternating a themed feature and a feature for the under-appreciated artworks. To be featured, please make sure to submit your works to the right folder that can be found in the group's favourites-section here. Further informations concerning the new feature series can be found in this journal! The current timetable for the next features can be found here.
Not yet a member of the group? Have a look at our
I decided on a new schedule for my features. At the first of each month there will be a "Travel the World" feature, showcasing one location that is worth a visit. At the fifteenth of each month I will publish either a "Themed Feature", with a random topic, or a new issue of my "Fairy Tale Features". Inbetween there might be features for contest winners, but that's nothing regular.
Just watched this great video about posing in photography, a whole two hour workshop with lots of examples for general portraits and wedding shots. All free on youtube.

No Need!

You're Welcome Sign by Mirz123
There's no need to thank me for a fav or llama. You're welcome.

If you like,though, give me a llama back and comment or fave one of my deviations in return.


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keybladeschosenone Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :llama: feel free to check out my gallery anytime ^u^ 
Hurricane007 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for favourite La la la la  Have a good day Love
And If u have a time check out my facebook page. Its new and every "like" is very appreciated. Sweating a little... Sweating a little...
Sadova302b50 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you for the llama.
ShadowDreamer1 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thx for the llama ^^
StarryNya Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks a lot for the lama*
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