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A new creation - Reflection in The Web - marks an addition to my gallery.

It has been a long silence, separated by some journal entries saying "Now I'm back".
I am indeed and will post more requently.

You can find some new articles on my weblog as well.

I've also changed my main location to Galway, Ireland.
Currently just exploring the city.
I know there are many beautiful places around here.
More to see yet.
Merry Christmas to everyone! :)

The "Candle-Light" deviation is very much the same mood that I imagine for Christmas. Calm, happiness and the aroma of a christmas tree, burning candles and ginger bread in the air.

See you around,
CS
Hi everybody!!!

It's been a long, very long time since my last deviations.

Have I become too deviated to be able to post something? ;)
I don't know. But lack of time makes me do things that are most important (or just necessary to earn living), leaving behind many other things I wish to do.

If everything goes well, I'll post pictures again.
There are some in the waiting list. :)
I wish Merry Christmas to YOU!!!

Yes, You, who are looking at these lines right now.
May the peace and happiness come to you. :)

[ PR mode off ]

If there is one deviation bringing peace and Christmas mood to my soul, it is the last one - "Smoke on the Water".
Enjoy it as my Christmas present to You!

:holly: :xmas: :holly:
Autumn is one of the most amazing seasons! :)

Long silence followed creation of the "Easter Egg One".
That WAS in Easter.

Now I have more beauties appearing. I love every single one of these photos. Each of them relies the perfect sensation of what it is - to BE there.

Interesting enough that these photos have absolutely no digital manipulations. Now even contrast / brightness as the source material appeared to be perfect.

Sorry to my friend justthorne who has made a very good tutorial on layer blending - I just do not find what to change!

:juggle:
If anyone has creative ideas on how to improve these pieces even further (in real life, by photoshop or even maybe using some brushes, textures), please let me know.

Back to sleep now! ;)

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Deviant Latvians
samaela temabina dlb selune bchild
sirensin deep-z nailass cipherious kristaps aron buzzpotamkin jansons
Spent most of night working on Easter Egg One. Lots of levels adjustments, some corrections to remove unwanted blue hue from the paper under the egg. The real egg looks very much like the picture, so I am happy with the work done! =P

Please, look at Textures 1 and tell me what you think. Full view is a must here and I am afraid majority will not look at it because the thumbnail cannot reveal what is hidden in smallest details.

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1K VIEWS!!! ;)
:relax:

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aron buzzpotamkin

It appears there's quite a lot of us - living in our nice country or living outside it, but keeping Latvian culture and language alive.

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New journal entries happen to arrive at start of the week. All I can say is - there is work, there are studies, French classes and when do I take photos? I guess I need another 25 hours per day, that's it! ;)
Now - the sun is starting to shine. But why is it on the _first_ workday of the week???

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aron buzzpotamkin

It appears there's quite a lot of us - living in our nice country or living outside it, but keeping Latvian culture and language alive.

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New journal entries happen to arrive at start of the week. All I can say is - there is work, there are studies, French classes and when do I take photos? I guess I need another 25 hours per day, that's it! ;)
Spring was coming, but then the weather turned backwards and it's cold and windy outside again.

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:iconsirensin: :icondeep-z: :iconnailass: :iconcipherious: :iconkristaps:
aron buzzpotamkin

It appears there's quite a lot of us - living in our nice country or living outside it, but keeping Latvian culture and language alive.

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New journal entries happen to arrive at start of the week. All I can say is - there is work, there are studies, French classes and when do I take photos? I guess I need another 25 hours per day, that's it! ;)
75th Cinema Academy Awards (Orscars) are chosen.  Look here: www.oscars.org/75academyawards…

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The sun is shining and the day is sunny and warm. New week is starting after a nice weekend.

Went to the seaside to look at the hill formed from fragments of ice which were stacked one upon another by a recent storm.

Thanks to all for best birthday wishes! :love:
You may visit [forum thread] to see all the deviations - birthday presents.

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Samaela now has her own icon! :)
:iconsamaela:

Greetings to temabina !
:icontemabina:
It's nice to meet somebody here from our own little country and from the same town. Check out her gallery - she is talented in creating beautiful art. ;)

:icondlb:
... and take a look at dlb icon - you can see me there as it is the pupil of my eye what's on this icon. And you can see lil' sister's samaela reflection there with a camera in her hand and framed by a window behind her. Pretty much in there, don't you think so? =P
The sun is shining and the day is sunny and warm. New week is starting after a nice weekend.

Went to the seaside to look at the hill formed from fragments of ice which were stacked one upon another by a recent storm.

Thanks to all for best birthday wishes! :love:
You may visit [forum thread] to see all the deviations - birthday presents.

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Samaela now has her own icon! :)
:iconsamaela:

Greetings to temabina !
:icontemabina:
It's nice to meet somebody here from our own little country and from the same town. Check out her gallery - she is talented in creating beautiful art. ;)

:icondlb:
... and take a look at dlb icon - you can see me there as it is the pupil of my eye what's on this icon. And you can see lil' sister's samaela reflection there with a camera in her hand and framed by a window behind her. Pretty much in there, don't you think so? =P
It is really lovely morning today. The sun is shining and the day promises to be sunny and warm. New week is starting after a nice weekend.

Went to the seaside to look at the hill formed from fragments of ice which were stacked one upon another by a recent storm.

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Samaela now has her own icon! :)
:iconsamaela:

Greetings to temabina !
:icontemabina:
It's nice to meet somebody here from our own little country and from the same town. Check out her gallery - she is talented in creating beautiful art. ;)

:icondlb:
... and take a look at dlb icon - you can see me there as it is the pupil of my eye what's on this icon. And you can see lil' sister's samaela reflection there with a camera in her hand and framed by a window behind her. Pretty much in there, don't you think so? =P
Happy birthday, CaptSolo! =P

That is - yes, I am congratulating myself in the birthday, wishing lots of happiness and everything I can and cannot imagine. It is so exciting to receive a  congratulation in surprise. As you never know who may call you...

I was not really waiting my BD, but now I feel happy.
How little do we need for happiness sometimes... :heart:

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I am in the work with all my time and the pile of work seems to be high up in the sky. Bugs to fix, features to implement, etc.

I am sorry that in this rather hot time I am not able to properly return comments that I'd love to return and to submit new deviations. Thanks to all of you for lovely comments. :love:

Special greetings to temabina !
:icontemabina:
It's nice to meet somebody here from our own little country and from the same town. Check out her gallery - she is talented in creating beautiful art. ;)

:icondlb:
... and take a look at dlb icon - you can see me there as it is the pupil of my eye what's on this icon. And you can see lil' sister's samaela reflection there with a camera in her hand and framed by a window behind her. Pretty much in there, don't you think so? =P
Best wishes to my sister Zane alias samaela in her namesday!!! :love:

Well, the namesday is over in Europe, but the day is not over further West, so it's all right! I am sure she is still having fun partying. Mmmm, best wishes again! ;)

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A new week is starting after a wonderful weekend full of attractions and good emotions! :love:

My brother dlb has got himself an icon:
:icondlb:

... and guess what - that icon virtually binds us together with him and the lil' sister - there is a lil' sister samaela with camera and window on the background, reflected in my eye (subject of the shot) while taking this shot and it is processed by dlb to become his icon! XD
A new week is starting after a wonderful weekend full of attractions and good emotions! :love:

My brother dlb has got himself an icon:
:icondlb:

... and guess what - that icon virtually binds us together with him and the lil' sister - there is a lil' sister samaela with camera and window on the background, reflected in my eye (subject of the shot) while taking this shot and it is processed by dlb to become his icon! XD
It's a new day today.

Tuesday, as a matter of fact. It's sunny and I have friends who can say a strong word when needed! Everything's OK and I am happy to live this day. XD
I am feeling a lot of pain because me and my (ex)girlfriend are apart. Broken up and never gonna be together. Time may have passed, but the heart is still bleeding.
:heartbreaker:

Time shall pass and I should forget it, but what good does knowing that if it does not help me in how I feel now??? I know it's only me who is feeling this way and it is stupid to stick to the past if there won't be any answer to me. I should look forward and accept that past is past...

Answer if you know ... if you can help ... or know how to survive :X

I will survive...
[ from a song by D.Bowie ]
Congratulations!!!
My brother dlb celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday. All the best wishes to him! :cake:
Best wishes to my lil' sister samaela too - she makes very nice graphics drawings during her philosophy lessons.

Comments
I am a beginner in photography and I will really appreciate your comments on how to make my photos better. All comments are welcome, including comments on the journal itself.

Deviations
Some new deviations here. Take a look yourself. Most of them are from a  vacation in Greece in April 2002.

Cinema
Nothing new to report as it's been a week since I last watched a movie. Will add comments as soon as I see something worth it.

CaptSolo
:sun:
Life
Running out of sauna to drink champagne and celebrate the New Year's Eve outside (it was at least -25 C) was not the best idea.
It comes back sooner or later and now I feel ill. A couple of days at home shall help, hopefully. :pills:

New Deviant!!!
At last! I seduced my little sister into DeviantART!!!  XD
So there's three of us here now:
:bulletred: samaela - my lil' sister with nice graphics drawings
:bulletred: dlb - my brother with perfect still life pictures
:bulletred: and me...

Cinema
I still have to see a movie The Hours. Last sunday it won 2 Golded Globe Awards - as Best Performance in Drama and Best Actress Performance in Drama (to Nicole Kidman). You can see all the awards at Golden Globe Awards website.

Watched a film About a Boy. I liked it. Maybe because it has some correlation me, having broken up with a girlfriend last year and free floating though the river of life now...?
C'est la vie...

See ya,
CaptSolo
:sun:
<center>:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: I have a deviant icon now! :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:</center>

Life
Looks like running out of sauna to drink champagne and celebrate the New Year's Eve outside (it was at least -25 C) was not the best idea. XD
It comes back sooner or later and now I feel ill. A couple of days at home shall help, hopefully. :pills:

New Deviants
While I am still getting more stuff to put in the gallery (that scanner is SOOO slow), let me introduce two friends of mine who have fallen into dART after me:
:bulletred: dlb - my brother with perfect still life pictures
:bulletred: nad2k - he loves good cinema and has a horse named Beauty
P.S. I also hope to get my younger sister into dART - she has some amazing drawings!

Cinema
I have watched two beautiful movies recently - Old Men in New Cars (2002), a Danish comedy with a very healthy humor, and The Cell, with amazing imagination when it comes to showing a madman's thought world.

Next movie to see is The Hours a drama with Nicole Kidman which has 5 nominations for Golden Globe Awards, which will be awarded tonight! Let's see how it performs against the competition of LOTR2 and the rest...

See ya,
CaptSolo
:sun:
Currently I am doing intensive coding at work, so I do not have free time for scanning and submitting my photos.

Hope I will have time to update my gallery soon.
The "Red Shadow Movement" will also look better because my sister improved it a bit (she's always out of time, so it was not easy to get her do it) :)

In the meantime you can look at my favorites - I keep on updating those with the art I like. There are so many beautifull things out there!

See ya!
:evileye: