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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:

Please note: I won't thank you for every single fave, although it's very appreciated. What I will do, though, is answer every comment and visit your gallery. 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

Fairy Tale Feature #4

Sun Apr 19, 2015, 11:23 AM

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Neil Gaiman


Rapunzel by Eliathanis

There were once a man and a woman who had long, in vain, wished for a child. [...] These people had a little window at the back of their house from which a splendid garden could be seen. [...] It was, however, surrounded by a high wall, and no one dared to go into it because it belonged to an enchantress, who had great power and was dreaded by all the world.

rapunzel setting detail by naomese
Garden Wall Again by litka Spring in Datca by Hydrangeas
Grass is Greener by Dont-touch-the-paint A dangerous craving by DaughterGothel
SOMETHING I LOVE by ARTBYTERESA Sofiero Flower Bed by Yosephyne Garden by Gezcat

[...] but when he had clambered down the wall he was terribly afraid, for he saw the enchantress standing before him. [...] The enchantress allowed her anger to be softened, and said to him: 'If the case be as you say, I will allow you to take away with you as much rampion as you will, only I make one condition, you must give me the child which your wife will bring into the world'.

Enchantress by Jcdow3Arts Entre et tu nen ressortiras plus by Marjie79
Rapunzel Collection II by AngelaSasser Rapunzel Collection III by AngelaSasser
rapunzel by abasss Morgane -  The Blue Witch by krukof2

Rapunzel grew into the most beautiful child under the sun. When she was twelve years old, the enchantress shut her into a tower in the middle of a forest.

Rapunzel by alicexz
Black for a change by Arbetta Rapunzel by Hannah-Alexander Rapunzel by FloorSteinz
Rapunzel by MustardPocky Rapunzel Fan art commission by Suki-Manga Rapunzel by blobble
Rapunzel by mimi-islandWhite-haired Rapunzel by DoubleDead

Rapunzel's Castle by Qwercy
Rapunzel by bridge-troll when will my life begin by fukamatsu Rapunzel on The Tower by mairimart
Tangled by itbeMacKenzie Rapunzel by tom-monster

The tower had neither stairs nor door, but near the top was a little window. When the enchantress wanted to go in, she placed herself beneath it and cried:'Rapunzel, Rapunzel,Let down your hair to me.'

Let Down Your Hair by Dont-touch-the-paint Rapunzel - my version by jeremiasch
There's Room Somewhere by brusierkee Zel by LaurasMuse Rapunzel by frostbitefairy
Rapunzel ACEO by Katerina-Art All those days watching from the windows by elicoronel16 Rapunzel illustration 1 by FunderVogel
Rapunzel by alexandradawe Rapunzel by asiapasek
Rapunzel... by steeringfornorth Rapunzel and Mother Gothel by yourpsychotherapist Wicked Witches: Rapunzel by Prince-Zaire

After a year or two, it came to pass that the king's son rode through the forest and passed by the tower. Then he heard a song, which was so charming that he stood still and listened.

Rapunzel by Evanira Rapunzel by kakao-bean
Rapunzel by elisamoriconi Rapunzel by YukoRabbit Rapunzel by Hannah-Alexander
Rapunzel by oh-my-ja Rapunzel by Lamorien Rapunzel by sousakuteki
Rapunzel by MyDoodle Rapunzel Stage 2 by mictones

He rode home, but the singing had so deeply touched his heart, that every day he went out into the forest and listened to it. [....] Once when he was thus standing behind a tree, he saw that an enchantress came there, and he heard how she cried:'Rapunzel, Rapunzel,Let down your hair to me.'

Rapunzel illustration 2 by FunderVogel Rapunzel 2 by ChocolateOverlander
Rapunzel's Tower by MauricioAbril Rapunzel by aLiTaBlondeGoth Rapunzel by Vitaaz
Grimm's: Rapunzel by theartful-dodge Children Stories: R a p u n z e l III by fromfairyland
Book Art- Rapunzel by spicysteweddemon Rapunzel by delira
Rapunzel page 5-6 by Didip Rapunzel by Bleistiftspitzerin

At first Rapunzel was terribly frightened when a man, such as her eyes had never yet beheld, came to her; but the king's son began to talk to her quite like a friend, and told her that his heart had been so stirred that it had let him have no rest, and he had been forced to see her.

So He Wasn't Afraid of Heights by Solanawolf Rapunzel by strannaya-anna
ACEO Rapunzel by Achen089 Rapunzel by frivolousdistinction Rapunzel - Hanie Mohd by Pernastudios
Rapunzel by Pra88

Then Rapunzel lost her fear, and when he asked her if she would take him for her husband, and she saw that he was young and handsome, she thought: 'He will love me more than old Dame Gothel does'; and she said yes, and laid her hand in his.

Rapunzel by foolM00N Rapunzel by In2Eternity
Rapunzel by RodrigoBrito Rapunzel and Friend by aberry89 Rapunzel by NettoSanne
Rapunzel by coraldaisy Rapunzel by Night by PhilipHarvey Rapunzel by DreamyNaria
Rapunzel-The sunset by Blue-Milk95 Rapunzel by Nairo716 Rapunzel by WhimsicalMoon
Rapunzel in her Tower by mairimart rapunzel by LuciaRodriguez

'Ah! you wicked child,' cried the enchantress. 'What do I hear you say! I thought I had separated you from all the world, and yet you have deceived me!' In her anger she clutched Rapunzel's beautiful tresses, wrapped them twice round her left hand, seized a pair of scissors with the right, and snip, snap, they were cut off, and the lovely braids lay on the ground. And she was so pitiless that she took poor Rapunzel into a desert where she had to live in great grief and misery.

Mother Gothel's Death by EleanorNaomi
You have betrayed me! by DaughterGothel Rapunzel illustration 3 by FunderVogel
Rapunzel tragedy by kakao-bean Rapunzel by AbigailLarson

The king's son ascended, but instead of finding his dearest Rapunzel, he found the enchantress, who gazed at him with wicked and venomous looks. ... The king's son was beside himself with pain, and in his despair he leapt down from the tower. He escaped with his life, but the thorns into which he fell pierced his eyes.

Mother Gothel by Hell-Strawberry Let Down Your Hair by Yutaan -King of Thorns- by HennaLucas

He wandered quite blind about the forest, ate nothing but roots and berries, and did naught but lament and weep over the loss of his dearest wife. Thus he roamed about in misery for some years, and at length came to the desert where Rapunzel, with the twins to which she had given birth, a boy and a girl, lived in wretchedness. He heard a voice, and it seemed so familiar to him that he went towards it, and when he approached, Rapunzel knew him and fell on his neck and wept. Two of her tears wetted his eyes and they grew clear again, and he could see with them as before. He led her to his kingdom where he was joyfully received, and they lived for a long time afterwards, happy and contented.

Rapunzel by Razriel Reunion by Dexlin
Rapunzel 4 by ChocolateOverlander



Themed Feature - Paperart

Mon Apr 6, 2015, 1:16 AM

The Invaders . . . ? by kaioian

Welcome to another themed feature!

I got carried away while looking for artwork for this feature, so it's a bit longer. I hope you don't mind :D (Big Grin) .
Come and explore the creative world of Paperart with me, where you can fold your wishes and crease your dreams.

Paper by PurePyaar
Kusudama Enrica by Anice105 Hedgehog fantasy by sombra33
August Unicorn (origami) by FoldedWilderness Autumn Blue Jay (Origami) by FoldedWilderness
Mother's day Dragons by FoldedWilderness
Origami Pine cone by FoldedWilderness A Donkey's Journey by FoldedWilderness
An Hule by synconi Gorilla - Origami by mitanei
Pablito by synconi
Kusudama 10 by happy96 Origami crabs by prusce
Golden Snitch by synconi Emperor by synconi
Enchanted by nhuthanh
Rainbow Origami Radiance Flowers-In the Shade by lisadeng Paper Quilled 3D Lord Krishna by VaishaliRastogiEaster Wreath 2 by Maxjia
The little things by nhuthanh One Dollar Camera by orudorumagi11
Origami Dresses by BlueTF
Godzilla by angrydemon Tiny Cranes In A Bottle by x-xSpitFirex-x
Fly away by Undergr0und--x8 Origami mother and child by Orestigami

Master Humphrey's Clock. by Rose-Ann-Mary-K
Words could fall like leaves by hollarity Pirate Ship Book Alteration by wetcanvas
Book sculpture The Paper House... by AnemyaPhotoCreations Fairytale Castle Book Sculpture by MalenaValcarcel

es geht wieder vorbei - tim benzko songtext cut by KiaSuee
hello autumn #3 by KiaSuee paper cutting butterfly by masamisato
Miniature Papercut - bicycle by ParthKothekar Life Is Da Bubbles by UmbranRain
Year of the horse by daegfire St Paul's Cathdral by BlitzKraft
Hand-made Personalized PAPER CUTTING by Snowboardleopard

Quillin Owls by Pilys-art
Quilled paper fan by el-ruben Quilling box by RoseaOrchis
Phoenix by Swapneil Red-hearted tree. by sk8ternoz
Shannon's Perfect Tree. by LittleCircles
Smile! by InnaAdamenya Quilled love Lettering by jabateau
The Nameless by awesome-silver-hand Quilling - egggggs by Eti-chan

Papercut Pendant #01 by ParthKothekar
Paper Earrings by HanaClayWorks Quilling flowers earrings by OmbryB
Geometric Jewelry Set by MaGeXP paper bracelets - peach by Crimefish
Origami Seahorse Earrings by sakuralu83 Origami Crane earrings by walking-cripple

Baby boy - exploding box by Eti-chan
So THIS is XMAS? by Eti-chan Paper Valentine by Rose-Ann-Mary-K
Beautiful papercutted wedding invitation by InnaAdamenya Handmade *Nightmare Before Xmas* Halloween Card. by PossumPip-Creations Cute Love House ACEO by quirkandbramble
Happy Birthday Cards by HandCraftedCards Bookmark-Japanese Doll-Light Blue cotton threads by SuniMam

Glass Star Bullet (Orange) by Gasara   If you like this feature, please consider faving it, so others might see it too. Glass Star Bullet (Orange) by Gasara


Previous Themed Features

  Wisdoms and Wise Words
Dein Leben dreht sich nur im Kreis,
so voll von weggeworfner Zeit,
Und deine Träume schiebst du endlos vor dir her.
Du willst noch leben, irgendwann,
Doch wenn nicht heute, wann denn dann?
Denn irgendwann ist auch ein Traum zu lange her.
(Wolfsheim – Kein Zurück)*

The first month of the new year is almost over, but I thought a journal with some wise words or principles to live by would still be fitting. I know some of them might sound silly, perhaps even naive, but just try for a moment to forget the bitterness and harshness that you so often find in this world and remember: there’s so much more to this life. Don’t postpone realising your dreams until it is too late. You only have one life, don’t waste it.

Themed Feature- Cakes'n Candles (Birthday Special)Today is my birthday and I wish everyone who shares this date with me a wonderful and beautiful day! :dummy: I would make a cake for all of you but that would be a bit too difficult - I don't even have a cake for myself, as the party is on friday. Sad dummy
But don't lose heart, the deviantART community is here to rescue us from a sugarfree day by providing lots of delicious sweets. Cakes for everyone!

Themed Feature - Danbo
Welcome to another themed feature!
Do you know Danbo, the little cardbox man? (Although he's made of plastic as far as I know ;-).) He's quite busy discovering new things. So, let's have a look into some of his many adventures.

Woody, the dragonslayer by Brigitte-Fredensborg
danbo made a friend by chpsauce Danbo loves Nutella ... by aoao2 The Butterfly Catcher by arefin03
Danbo Shoot by iamjogie
riding away by claudia-alexandra Danbo by DanboLover
Danbo's Birthday by BryPhotography


Skin by Dan Leveille

Themed Feature - Headdresses

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 3:10 AM

Title suggestions, anybody? by la-esmeralda

Welcome to another themed feature!

I present you a variety of great headdresses - from traditional to tribal, from pagan to fantasy.

Arabian Day V by justJAZZ
Headgear. by bobblehead-kate It's the Headdress by tamebabyparrots Exotic Ethnic by nooreva
Here Comes The Bride by missphenomena
traditional costume by Petkov Las Fallas by Grasycho Indonesian's Face 5 by thesaintdevil
Serenity by MorningMiracle
Sardinian Woman by carva822

The Golden VII by SheridansArt
Sylvan by MariannaInsomnia Owl by MariannaInsomnia
The Forest in Her Eyes by Lillyxandra
Ataraxia by JaimeIbarra my mind is a deep forest II by TheNightSheDied
Dragonborn by Jumeria-Nox

Karita MariaII by MiriamJanus

Silver Dream by Jumeria-Nox
everything i said by PatriciaD FLOWERY II by simsalabima
Title suggestions, anybody? by la-esmeralda
river nymph II by AgnieszkaOsipa Pagan Love Song by Genevieve-Amelia
Venice by Hanny-Honeymoon Princess Collection by Amanda-Diaz
Valkyrie by NiAnluain

Glass Star Bullet (Orange) by Gasara   If you like this feature, please consider faving it, so others might see it too.  Glass Star Bullet (Orange) by Gasara


Previous Themed Features

  Themed Feature - Vintage World
Welcome to another themed feature!

and make me feel by Ecaterina13
Golden Meadow by night-fate Journey by TammyPhotography
Spring at Eagle Lake by mainescapes
But come back, come back in from the cold... by cichutko Bright Rose by xOronar
Enchanted Forest by AnthonyPresley
Ad Libitum by Oer-Wout Into the Fall by Miguel-Santos
loud as water by nikolinelr
  If you like this feature, please consider faving it, so others might see it too.
Themed Feature - Raw Emotions
Welcome to another themed feature!
We all know them: happy moments, sad moments; times when we think we can't go further, when we just want to scream to get the pent-up emotions out; and the feeling of comfort once we found someone to confide in and the willingness to start again.

Bullet; Black Bullet; Black Bullet; Black 

sadness mother by 1poz
something has changed by Mongibello Cry by NataliaCiobanu
Themed Feature - Female FlowersSpring is coming!

Autumn Fairy by CarolineMadison An Elven Fairy's Backyard by BlackMageAlodia
I Got Lost In The Yellow II by LinaDomina
Lady's Green by penoza
fairytale by sl-photographer Little Bird, Little Bird by Gerry-And-Me

 Point Right  Point Left


PS: I'm looking for wedding dresses from around the world. If you know a great photo or beautiful dress leave a comment or send me a note!

Skin by Dan Leveille

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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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Marjie79 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama Badges Llama fella (Badges) by Ehsartem
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fotografka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for :iconfavbomb-plz::huggle:

I want to invite you to like my facebook fanpage :facebook: if you can:… :typerhappy:

I'm very sorry for the late thank you, but when I went to college (law) I have completely no time for anything. I hope you understand :)
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morquee Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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pin100 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the llama! :iconheartrollplz:
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AntoccinoDrinker Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the important part of life !  I'll take care of him/her.  :3
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