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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 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

Travel The World Vol. 3 - Angkor

Tue Sep 1, 2015, 11:56 AM

Travel The World Header by serel

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page."

St. Augustine of Hippo

The world offers so many breathtaking locations and places to see and not everyone is able to visit them in person. With this new feature series I invite you on a journey to discover and enjoy the beauty our planet offers. Let's travel the world!


Angkor, Cambodia, Southeast Asia

Situated near Siem Reap, the archealogical park of Angkor measures about 400 km² in total and offers over 100 temples. The most known is Angkor Wat. It is one of the most important archaeological sites of Southeast Asia.

Cambodia - Angkor Wat by lux69aeterna
ruins 2 by LunaFeles The East Mebon by LunaFeles
Cambodia by Runfox
Bayon Temple, Cambodia by elementality Angkor by Dave-Ellis
Angkor Wat by bdrc

It took about 25000 workers and over 37 years to complete Angkor Wat.

Cambodia by laogephoto
Cambodia by colouringwithcrayons Angkor Wat by serhatdemiroglu
 angkor wat 4 by Petrusloolifestyle in Cambodia - 95 by SAMLIM Water Lilies by MSQ100
Pre Rup by Dominion-Photography
Angkor  Wat  1 by CitizenFresh Angkor Wat - 1 by DawnRoseCreation
Banteay Srei by paikan07

For several centuries Angkor was the center of the Khmer Kingdom, the leading force in Southeast Asia. The urban layout, water reservoirs and symbolic architecture testify an exceptional high level civilization.

Enraptured by DrewHopper
Bayon Temple - Cambodia by manetic Cambodia, Bayon by DrMcKenna
Cambodia, Beng Melea by DrMcKenna
Cambodia - Gate by wirelessnic Cambodia - Bayon by lux69aeterna Ta Phrom 2012 - 1 by Runfox
...lost in time - 63 by SAMLIM

Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples are the number one tourist attraction in Cambodia. Beside the positive effect this has on the local economy, it also has devastating consequences for the ancient buildings themselves. So one should treat them with care and never forget that Cambodia has more to offer, no matter how fascinating those ruins are.

Cambodia - Rice Fields by sevenths
Tonle Sap by redsox1830 Tonle Sap Cambodia by LaPatataBrava
Cambodia by AngelaLouwe
Cambodia Royal Palace by sitthykun The Silver Pagoda by CitizenFresh
Cambodian Fields by xWaleedx
Blow Fish by DagHagerius Phnom Kulen 2 by Isyala
Wet season by Dominion-Photography
Monk writing by Suppi-lu-liuma cambodia 139 by francescotosi
dance by burburia
Apsara by Akkaneerut Kambodzanska Apsara by JarJarBinksZG Apsara by OshimaruKung7285
Cambodian Monks by zaffonato
cambodia 154 by francescotosi Shared road by NinthTome
Cambodia - Mekong Sunset 1 by sevenths
Cambodia_3 by papagall Ko Thonsay, Cambodia by DrMcKenna
Sunset in Cambodia by aloxey


Do you know a wonderful place you would like to share with others? Or are you dreaming of visiting a certain place? Tell me in a comment and we mind encounter it in a next issue.

1000 Places to see before you die, German edition 2007, Tandem Verlag GmbH
The World's Heritage, Unesco, German edition 2010, Frederking & Thaler

Skin by Dan Leveille

Themed Feature - Lavender

Sat Aug 15, 2015, 10:50 AM

Lavender Dawn by chrisgin

Welcome to another themed feature!

The last time I've seen a full scale lavender field is long ago, but I cherish those memories of happy family holidays in France. Each year I have lavender on my balcony because it's such a beautiful and aromatic flower.

Lavender field 2 by tangratannakra
La Provence... by Wimley Lavender by FuZoom
Lavender and Sunflower by samuelbitton
Lavender 2 by SebastianKraus lavender field by YODA79
Provenza by Francy-93
Deep Purple Lavender by gearbox Tree and Lavender field by Temorhan
Lavender Dawn by chrisgin

Lavender by shadddow
Lavender by Jules1983 last whispers of summer by ClaraMcGuirePhoto
Lavender by purpleplatapus714
6289 by topinka .:Lavender:. by AdeleClayton Lavender by Dream998
Lavender summer by Inside-my-ART
lavender. by LenaCramer Lavender whisper by EliseEnchanted
Lavender by bittersweetvenom

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 - Cornfields and PoppiesWelcome to another themed feature!
I love the dreamy feeling that is created by a cornfield glowing golden in the light of a low standing sun.
And then I see a poppy and it adds something magical.
Silly, arent' I? What about you, fancy a visit into my personal fairytale?

golden hour by Unassailably cornfield in the sunset sommer is going by CreaLaillia
Cornfield by RedLanternArts
Spirit of summer by Samantha-meglioli Light Experience by jonny-island
Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Themed Feature - Flowers in black and white
Welcome to another themed feature!
Flowers are beautiful, I guess you all agree with me in this point. Their colours make me happy. But what if the colours are taken away?
Please enjoy this feature of beautiful black and white flower photographies, demonstrating the delicate forms and plays of light around us.
Title image: Watering the Lilies by DavidNowak 

Black and White by Lissuin
Field Chickweed - BW by KSMPhotography

Skin by Dan Leveille


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.
Merry Christmas to all of you! Christmas Dance 

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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The-Artist-Incognito Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your photography is amazing - please keep up the great work =)
KayDensPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You have got some really cool photos here! The Ginkgo tree is awesome! (I never thought much of them, but now I see their beauty!)

Definitely getting a +watch from me and a group invite!
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Niophee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thx so much for the fave look into the green by Niophee  :happybounce:
Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for joining Nature-Showcase


The staff and I are proud to have your membership and will surely be happy to see your captivating Nature Photography adorn our group gallery!

If you have any questions please refer to our Group Rule Journal ---a link is provided below--or feel free to note us either in the group or on my personal account!






Kitty! Classy Kitty by CuriouslyAlone
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