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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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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

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!


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Yellowstone is the oldest national park of the world, foundet 1872, and the second largest in the USA. The park covers about 9000km² in the southern Rocky Mountains and belongs to the UNESCO world natural heritage.
Since 1990 more than 2,8 million tourists visit the park each year, escpecially during summer. Apart from visiting the main attractions, visitors are offered a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, kayak, climbing or animal observation.

Hayden Valley, Yellowstone N.P., WYoming, USA by sgraves
Yellowstone Summer Morning by michael-dalberti a Calm Evening by michael-dalberti
Yellowstone evening by PeterJCoskun Misty by Swordtemper
Swan Lake Flats Sunrise by Raymaker
The Lonely Mountain by JeffreyDobbs Mountain Stream by JessicaDobbs
Yellowstone 02 by ionyka Yellowstone Lake by dragon-fly-to-me
Cold Burn by Nate-Zeman

Yellowstone offers a vast variety of landscapes: from a deep canyon (38 km long and up to 365m deep) to the largest mountain lake, from hot springs and geysers to ice cold waterfalls, from meadows to forests and high mountains.

Snake  River by CitizenFresh
A Day In September by NicolasAlexanderOtto Yellowstone Waterfall by Makapo
Iconic by wyorev
Old Faithful I by Voedin Old Faithful in Eruption by Cervidian94
Mammouth Panorama by ariseandrejoice

One of the main attractions of Yellowstone National Park are the geothermal phenomenons. With over 300 geysers, fumaroles and mud pots and a total of about 10.000 hydrothermal features, Yellowstone contains the world's largest concentration of geysers and approximately one-half of the world's hydrothermal features.

Grand by juddpatterson
Grand Prismatic Spring by jayshree Yellowstone by LordXar
Castle Geyser - 2014 by g-dh
Yellowstone 9 by YellowEleven Castle Geyser by jeg-imagesYellowstone Spring Shades by tezzan
The valley has (beautiful) eyes - 2014 by g-dh

A supervolcano is the reason for the geothermal hotspot of the Yellowstone region. A huge part of the national park lies inside the caldera of the yellowstone volcano, which took shape about 640.000 years ago.

Mammoth Hot Springs 2 by AlatarielTinuviel9
Melting Away by Galanos-Orizontas Terrace by Experiment720
The End by IntoTheFire92 Mammoth Hot Springs at Dusk by papatheo
Mammoth by BeachGirlNikita
travertine terraces by ariseandrejoice Boardwalk III by MichelleRamey
Texture of Mammoth by porbital Mammoth Hot Springs 2 by BuckNut
Forest of the night by michael-dalberti

Yellowstone is also famous for its biodiverse wildlife. It is the home of bisons, wolves, grizzly bears, wapitis, hundrets of birds, mooses and deers.

Golden Ghosts by Nate-Zeman
Yellow in The Morning by Stuzal Yellowstone National Park 2 by creativelycharged
King of the Hill by Ian-Plant Grey Wolf of Yellowstone by Iamidaho
Mountain Fox in Snow by FForns
The Lonely Road by Raymaker Morning Stroll by Raymaker
Winter is coming by DeeOtter On the Forest's Edge by tourofnature
Silvertip by Nate-Zeman


Feel free to share your own or favourite deviations from this location in the comments! I would be thrilled to see more of this beautiful place.

Do you know a wonderful location 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.

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.

Skin by Dan Leveille


I wish you all a very merry Christmas and some wonderful days with family and friends!Christmas Dance
Share your best photo of 2015 and win prices! Read more:…
I've got a DD!  How awesome is that?  Woohooooo! 
When I logged in today I had the wonderful surprise that Mrs-Durden featured my deviation Creating Stars  Creating Stars by serel as a DD. I'm very proud of this photo, so the feature and her corresponding words mean a lot to me. Thank you so much! Cheerleader 
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

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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IgorPosternak Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 Thanks for the llama:happybounce: 
naruhina0 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
 Thanks for the llama
sponqi08 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016
Thank you for the llama :D
JenFruzz Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! :wave:

I'm just leaving this comment to welcome you to the AnimalsPlantsNature group. Thanks for joining :aww: We hope you find the group helpful and enjoy the artwork that other nature photographers share with us.

Our submission guidelines are located directly on the front page. Be on the lookout for our group blogs which include features, contest announcements, and APN news from around DeviantArt and the internet!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us by sending a note directly to the group.

Happy deviating! :butterfly:

Redwing2411 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the llama ^^ have one back ;)
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