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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

Themed Feature - Dreams of Summer

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 10:00 AM

Golden Hue by MaaykeKlaver

Welcome to another themed feature!

Come with me into a world of dreamy summer afternoons and forget reality for a while.

Golden Hue by MaaykeKlaver
-Flaming lips- by Econita the one (1920x) by rahmanio
orange harmony by vularia
The Golden Hour by Peterix 365 Challenge Day 172 by Fleur-de-Noel
smooth by kleinerEngl
Horses in the mist  IIV by Betuwefotograaf Lupins by Atinaj
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

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 - 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 - Vintage World
Welcome to another themed feature!

and make me feel by Ecaterina13
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 - The Arrival of Spring

Delicate by CheckAvailability Crocus by Kaasik91
Fritillaria 2011 WALLPAPER by Aphantopus
Daffodil to Sun by poetcrystaldawn Spring flowers by IndianRain Daffodil 19 by Grunvald
crocus by cloe-patra

Also visit my new feature series: Travel The World Vol. 1 - Torres del Paine

Skin by Dan Leveille

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!


Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile, South America

The Torres del Paine National Park is located in the south of Chile, about 115 km from Puerto Natales, between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonia steppes. It covers 242 hectares of a wild and beautiful landscape.

Torres del Paine by samuelbitton
Queens of Andes by polomski eden's garden by acseven
Neverland by Michaelthien
guardians by FelixInden Patagonian winds - Lago Pehoe by FelixInden
Pehoe by gastonnerie

Visiting the Torres del Paine National Park will take you to a place with dramatic mountains, ancient glaciers, lovely lakes and wild rivers.

Rio Paine by jViks
Sendero a Torres del Paine by chuax Rocky Trail by RitterRunkel
Where the Sun Touch .... by Cattarb
Little Hikers by NakorTBR Week 11 by serel
Paine_Grande by alexandre-deschaumes

With approximately 150 000 visitors per year, Torre del Paine National Park is the most visited park in Chile - and yet you can walk for hours and not meet a single (human) soul.

Torres Panoramic 1 by MagdalenaTR
Lake Pehoe by porbital Salto Grande by SvenMueller
View from the Condor Mirador by luethy
Autumn in Patagonia by michaelanderson Angel by porbital
Les larmes ardentes d'un jour naissant .. by alexandre-deschaumes

The park reached fifth place in National Geographic's voting for the 100 most beautiful places of the world and was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve back in 1978.

Macizo del Paine by ADeliriumTrigger
Torres del Paine National Park by douglucas A view of the Paine by porbital
Torres del Paine by douglucas
Lama 6 by Yupa Blackish by Michaelthien
Glaciar Grey 2 Chile by andulce

In the language of the Aonikenk (or Tehuelche) indians "Torres del Paine" means "Towers of the blue sky".


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.

as well as personal experience and knowledge

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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Mouselemur Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
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Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
:iconllamajumpplz: thanks for the llama :)
tokuyama Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Thanks for the llama.
Anoya Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015   Photographer
Thanks for the links with the Credits on your profile. Found some interesting things! =)
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