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We Choose to go to the Moon"...why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal?
And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain?
Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?
Fight's on ! by Cigognes
Dream flight by NRichey
Why does Rice play Texas?
Uncalled Facemask by FramedByNature
Uphill Battles by FramedByNature
Warsaw Eagles flying by freemax
Action by janpirnatphoto
We choose to go to the moon.
2005 Shuttle Launch -21 by deaus
Saturn V by gwizdek82
Mach 8.1 by Sigurd-Quast
Rise"You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
February 2014 Photojournalism DD Roundup
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2013 by contains-mild-peril
Space Between by Goanna-Equine
World of Straw by Helkathon
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Thank you.For the last few weeks, I've wanted to write a journal expressing gratitude to everyone for all of the support this past year during my term as the CV for the photojournalism community. I can't express how incredible this community is, or the photography community as a whole. It was ironic because I didn't give the photography community much pause during my first four years or so on the site. I had taken only one photography class my entire life in high school, hated it, and then seen cameras as useful for nothing else than catching moments with friends when on the town. That changed though, and I've already told the story of how that happened dozens of times here, so I won't repeat it. But I am glad and thankful my life changed in that way, that I got to see and work for an incredibly vibrant, supportive community.
This past year also gave me a window into the other communities on deviantART. It's not that I wasn't curious before, but be
Do it BackwardsOnce upon a time, long enough ago for this tale to become muddled folklore, there was a talented young man who desperately wanted a pair of skates. Times were hard, there was war and rumour of war, and hockey was fast becoming a popular diversion from all of it. Skates, and a very good pair of skates, ones designed by the fastest skater in the world, Norval Baptie, were particularly special and this particularly talented young man wanted them more than he had ever wanted anything. All he would have to do to get them would be to beat Norval Baptie himself in a race. Ever the showman and the gentleman, Norval Baptie offered to race backwards while his challengers could skate forward. Norval Baptie was at the height of his speed skating career at the time, but facing him while he skated backwards especially for such a pair of skates was a tempting challenge. The young man entered and the race was on, but as the race unfolde
a wise old owl"A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Dudes On Wing by infernozx
Couple by vulezvrk
The confession of a shark - 13 by stringoiu
Camp by Vermontster
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?"
When it comes to photojournalism we often think about the importance of "speaking out". It's what we do and what we believe wholeheartedly in, often at great risk. Which is why it can be easy to forget that the first step in photojournalism is actually shutting up and listening.
Oooo a jelly donut! (and other features)It's getting to that time of year again where I get so busy I don't eat properly or sleep properly, so as a last hurrah before the impending lack of such I bring you a photojournalism feature of food and sleep!
"Give me liberty or... OOOooo... A jelly donut!" -- Homer Simpson
“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?” -- Ernest Hemingway
"C is for cookie, it's good enough for me; oh cookie cookie cookie starts with C." -- Cookie Monster
“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Be Glad"Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face" by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.
Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.
Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.
Build it anyway.When I was a little girl, summertime in the United States was still magical. A two and a half month period of neighborhood anarchy, a Lord of the Flies collection of misfits and nerds and jocks released into the streets like a collection of marbles, pinging off of each other, off of trees, off of houses and pools and bicycles and scooters and canoes. In Florida, the humidity soared to a hundred percent and dangerous electric storms would roll into the state by the late afternoon, creeping across Interstate 4 and shooing all of us back inside to our exasperated parents who had long since given up asking us where we'd been or what we'd done or how we managed to rip our clothes again. But the morning, before the humidity stuck our clothes to our little birdlike arms and legs, belonged to us. As soon as the light of the rising sun touched our tv antennas or rippled across backyard pools or lit up the gleaming steel of a bicycle left out in the driveway, we'd be out in it.
Project Educate Merges with Art History Project!News Flash!
Project Educate: News
Many of you will see this journal because you follow projecteducate - and many because you follow ArtHistoryProject - The great news is that the two Projects are merging to become one! Which means you only need to follow/join projecteducate for all It's great news for the community and one that the admin team at both projecteducate and ArtHistoryProject are behind completely. We're excited to be able to bring you these strong community focused projects in a much more compact and efficient way by having the two under one roof.
What about all of the articles over at ArtHistoryProject?
They aren't lost! Don't worry! If you contributed and article the chances are it
Pimps and Whoas - July 30, 2014Pimps
Official dA News
Community Operations Newsletter - July 2014
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantART
DeviantART's official Comic-Con Poster
How to Use The Motion Book Tool
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Grammar lessons for the Street Photographer
Loosely based on "About Looking" by John Berger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ber…
If you look them up in any dictionary of modern occidental language you'll find out that the two verbs 'to see' and 'to look' mean two different cognitive actions, complementary but somehow opposite. The definition in the dictionary shows it clearly: 'to perceive with the eyes' (to see) opposed to 'to direct one's eyes in a given direction or on a given object' (to look) which still implies employing one's sight.
There are many factors contributing to the distinction:
- First of all is the 'intention'. To look presumes a will, an intention, that seeing doesn't necessarily entail.
- The 'orientation'. The eyesight can be general and unfocused, while the gaze is focused on something, even when we stare into emptiness.
- The 'duration'. 'To see' do
How to Write Helpful Critiques/ FeedbackNow that I have been looking at several literature pieces a week, there aren't a whole lot of comments that provide the writers with feedback. So here's a guide that I thought might be useful for some people on how to provide helpful feedback and critiques.
Before I begin, I would like to say that I have been a part of a wonderful writing group for the past four years. The writing club is where I first learned how to do a critique. I have also been taught some critique techniques during my college studies. In addition to the writing club and college classes, I have been doing my best to leave helpful feedback and critiques here on deviantART. This guide is based entirely off of my personal experience. As I think of more tips, I will be editing this guide.
Make sure to respond to any questions they have asked in the artist's descriptions.
Be sure to find out how experienced they are a
PE: Literature Basics SettingsLiterature Basics Week
Along with characters and plot, setting is one of the most important choices we make when we write. In the most basic terms, setting is where your literary work takes place. It's up to you, as the author, to use it and mold it to fit the needs of your writing, make it more than just a backdrop to your prose or poetry.
A good setting becomes like a character itself. It can be express moods, offer comfort or hindrance. The setting can even be the main antagonist - consider the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King's The Shining, or the island in the 2000 Tom Hanks' film, Cast Away. In both of these examples, the protagonist(s) have to survive their surroundings, one mundane, the other ... less so.
Make Your Setting Work For You
Everything in your written work must be chosen for maximum effect. When deciding on your setting, decide what you want to accomplish with it. Here are some possibilities.
November 2013 Top Submissions!We've had some fantastic submissions to the group throughout November - also some fabulous entries to Photofest which is in its third and final month! Below is a handful of the top submissions to our November Favourites folder. If you want to see your work here next month, pop along to our Favourites and suggest your work. Enjoy!
A Key to Autumn's Heart by UntamedUnwanted
PE: Presentation mattersPresentation matters
It's not just the artwork that tells you something about it's creator - on the internet, the way you present it is at least equally as important. Your painting can be a masterpiece, hanged in a local gallery, but as long as you post a blurry, badly cropped picture named "1564873" along with "..." in an artist's description, nobody will ever bother visiting your gallery. Creating a nice, representative profile page and setting a certain visual quality standard takes extra time and effort, but if you really care for your work (even if it's just a hobby), you should treat it with some respect.
I've already written a related article called The power of context that tried to explain how to place your work in a context in order to better connect with your audience, this one is focused
Won't Receive Points? And Convert Points to MoneyJust some quick tips~
I often see people saying the commission widget won't work
or saying they didn't receive and lost the points when taking commissions using it.
This is most likely NOT a bug!
When using the commission widget, the points you earn will be showing
in your earning page instead https://www.deviantart.com/account/earnings/
Hint: This is also where you are able to convert
your points to money if you have Paypal ;>
I have seen people having this problem countless of times,
so I thought I could write a quick journal and hopefully it can
help the few people who had this little problem
and are reading this
A Newspaper without Photographs is like...Last month we talked about Technology V Skill and what you thought was most important when heading out with the camera. If you missed the discussion or want to catch up on some of the awesome comments check it out here. The top comment last month, winning 50 DeviantART points, comes from Delahkel (which perhaps sums it all up in the name!) You can read it here.
"Equipment doesn't matter...to a certain degree. Cameras are just tools, and certain jobs require different tools.
Cameras are smart in calculating exposure, but that's about it, they can't think for you, and they can't compose the shot for you, nor will they tell you when it is the best time of day, or which flash array to use.
Debating that the good old days were better is a moot point, if you
I Think that I Shall Never See"I think that I shall never see
a billboard lovely as a tree.
Behind the Billboard by DiLynnRing
New York City by stareater
Time Square by fallingslowly47
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
billboard. by IRiseWithMyRedHair
A Stairway To Oblivion by aegiandyad
billboard hosepipe by SpanishJohnny
Buldozah by indajazz
I'll never see a tree at all."
Urban Camping by 5isalive
-- Rhyme by Ogden Nash
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More