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thought I was a goner, I LOVE the NHS !

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 20, 2016, 9:20 AM
well wasn't expecting that! 2 emergency operations 6 days in hospital, huge infection thought I was dying at one point, raging temperature, home now with a drain in me from an abscess deep in my body. seeing the surgical team Monday evening looking at more surgery to sort the little bastard out. Not going to be easy but its got to be done.
Now this is the beauty if a National Insurance tax Publicly owned and funded health services, I haven't had to pay any money not a bean, for my treatment. Cos I've already paid for it though my taxation to the state.
I love the NHS it was fort for by the likes of my mum and dad who both fort in the second world war, they fort to save us from fascism but also for a better future, men from the first world war had come home without limbs, jobs, healthcare, housing or education for their children. The next generation my mum and dad's, went to war again the common man and woman and laid their lives on the line once more, so they and their children and their children's children would have a better life.
All nations should be measured on how they treat their sick and dying and no one should be able to make a profit from those patients. Big Pharma and private health insurance aren't interested in the health of their "customers" they are, first and foremost interested in profit!
right wing Neo-Cons pushing the Neo-Liberal agenda across the glob, in the UK it's the Conservatives but corporate power and greed is everywhere !
the ordinary person needs to see they have the power to say no but we must all come together I'm proud to call myself a socialist, I want a fairer more even world, When 26 people own as much wealth as half the world, things have gone to shit. i for one will not let the "greedy Bastards" take what our ancestors fort for to give us, their of offspring !
over and out !      

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100

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 7, 2015, 5:07 PM
hello peeps ! it's time for another 100, that's 100 images from my faves. 100 is a special number in lots of ways for may cultures, I choose  100 because of the numbers relationship to where I live, the Wirral is a peninsula of land that faces north west into the Irish sea. sandwiched between the rivers Mersey to the North and to the south the Dee. The Wirral is an old place and has a past steeped in Viking history, The Wiral hundred is an old term which referred to the custom in ancient times of denoting the top 100 families living in a given area. So now you know, here is my 100. I hope you like them and if your in there congratulations, cos I'm a fussy bugger ! :D
 Icelanders by PatrickMonnierSunset Wheat by ChewyFloydGolden Cube by NO-Photography69Iris story by emucissSand by BalakovMarsala by Francy-93141. by Katzentatze

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Portrait III by Inside-Montpellier
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Alena_ by DanHecho
Through one's head by RadautenianCheeseLike A Dream by jxsnyderRed Fan by Metal-BenderOrange by IvanAndreevich'Fire Balls' FPC1 by G-FLIPUntitled by yup12Shapes of Autumn by parallel-pamBulldogging by Suzie-NThe Lonley Shepherd by ioanabranisteanuLost in the Northern Lights by TrichardsenWhere the Glow Goes by PeterJCoskunearly winter by NWunseenThe World In My Mind by vishstudio.:: into the light ::. by LisaLaudanumBurst Fire by AdMalamCrucem1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Front by AmericanMuscleFoggy Autumn morning......... by BetuwefotograafHyperrealism. Patiently... by keithmore2000Mkm by marsellus-longusLeaving shadows by JeisonRodriguezOrange Beard by MARX77New Journey by tvurkJennifer @ Studio GDW I by jirizarryremember? by spiritmadeofstarsPastels by almostacrayonArchitecture 1 by Winston-PortraitSynchronicity II by InebriantiaSpring Greens by wosiczHIMBA - 2 by SebastianFunkeKupperElectric Way by CarlosBecerraFocus. by Phototubby*** by TarasovThey shoot horses doen't they............. by BetuwefotograafOverwhelmed by IroniadaWALK by K-E-I-THier. by Gabiito13

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On Pointe. by AndrewMannPhoto
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Gualala River Venus by rdhobbet
five of them... by KaarmenSound of Wheels by endegorSnow light by jeeece...budapest XLVIII... by roblfc1892Chaos Around by matthieu-parmentierDiana by Leona-Snowa wave of endorphins by chriseastmids

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Light and dark by fly10
Foggy morning by morglintuba by MichaelPeLeaving In Solitude by MarcoHeislerQuestion by endegor*** by TarasovBlack lips by RiperJack

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Liverpool Gay Pride Event

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 9, 2015, 3:33 AM
Hi everyone here is my latest blag about Liverpool Gay Pride event that took place August just gone. please take a look and thanks for your continued support !
derekjonesphotography.com/live…

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Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 2, 2015, 3:00 PM
Hi everyone here is the link to my latest blog, derekjonesphotography.com/digi… this is about the digital photography holiday I lead for HF Holidays In the Lake District in the Northwest of England in September. If you live in the UK or are going to visit, it might give you some ideas on what to lookout for in the Lake District and places to visit. Many thanks for your continuing support  

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my dad's WW2 photography

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 6, 2015, 7:37 AM
seeing it's the anniversary of D-Day I thought I do a blog on my dad's photographs from his time in the war. his main theatre of operation was the Far east . most of the men including my dad are gone now so be nice if they were honored by people seeing their faces again and thinking about what they went through and the sacrifices they main for us, many thanks for your support 
derekjonesphotography.com/worl…

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I need your help !

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 1, 2015, 1:20 PM
hello people don't worry I'm not after money or sex !! I'm now writing a blog on my website, I would be most grateful if you would go take a look and have a read. the fist article is about my influences and why I fist got interested in photography. There are 2 other articles also, it's early days but there is more to come. I hope you fined them interesting. thanks again for your support xx
derekjonesphotography.com/all-…

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New Website

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 23, 2014, 7:16 AM
Hello to my fellow Deviants
first of all I would like to thank all those who have Favorited my images or my features lately and especial to those who have taken to watching me, things have moved very quickly it seems since going legitimate and launching my own photography company earlier in the year. I've been very lucky to have been to some great locations across the UK to teach photography to HF Holiday guests and things are looking good for next years events. I have been commissioned to take some promotional photographs next Saturday for a conductor of an Orchestra, I've produced images for in the past. The shoot next Saturday is for his own Portfolio this time, he is also the lead oboist for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which is a world renowned orchestra. I'm hoping this will lead to more promotional work in this field of music in the future. I also launched my official website yesterday for which I've provided a link, please go take a look and any feedback would be most appreciated.

    derekjonesphotography.com/


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There is not enough time !

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 11, 2014, 8:23 AM
hello Peeps ! As the title suggests there just isn't enough time in my day, week or months at the moment. I have so much to do with my full time job working for Unite the Union, teaching photography for HF Holidays and planning my wedding in January, I don't know if I'm coming or going to be quite honest. I have at least got my mum's estate all sorted, solicitors paid, bank accounts closed, trust set up and inheritance paid out to my brother and sisters. Even though my mum didn't live long enough to see us get married, she will be there in spirit and the money she left me has paid for the wedding, so thanks mum ! I have a new website that will be up and running shortly it's just in the final stages of completion, It will be my professional photography portal for all my paid work, which seems to be gathering pace but it seems that the more work I do the less time I spend here, unfortunate as I love Deviant Art

Anyway that's enough waffle, time for a 100 image feature !

So close - no matter how far by rENEkOESSLERvISUALSBeach Fire by jbrumDisappear. by ingeedaLife is elsewhere by f-i-g-m-e-n-t

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Naked Shadow B/W by Guru-Isaac
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Preggo - Ready to Pop 6 (kinda artsy) by ForeverPregnant
Snd#4 by e-uphoriaInto the Blue by OlivierAccartPortrait Of The Child by TheFatbudaMidnight Rainbow by spatarozliev

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Diaphonous 6 by Plage-Photo
Bagan Half-Light by AndyMumfordMy shadows by JulijaJan-Autumnal path- by Janek-SedlarBad weather by JulijaJanWilling snow II by Grafilogika<da:thumb id="428783634"/>Horizon by EYADSTUDIObring me to life by dekkanplBridge Hamm I by wolfgangbuhrI'm on to you by JulijaJanstillness around by augenweideHelp by hayleyonfireAspen Bright by zoomzoomSolitude by aFeinPhoto-comWavy Shapes by FlorentCourtyBackyard Flowers In Black And White 18 by thelearningcurve-da-Secrecy of autumn roads- by Janek-SedlarGetting Some Air by hayleyonfireKoh Phayam Sunset by comsicReaching to the Sky by emsgems123last sky by VinceLoftsson

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Leas leg art (BW) by gb62da
Conversations by tanikelM by apalkinNetherlands 12 by lonelywolf2(II) by TschankeeGuatemala - Memory of a sunset by lux69aeterna*** by Tarasovmirror lake by acoresjo88Isolation by bliXX-aPrayer by tanikelOut of the Mist. by Exparte-seThe Fall XVIII by MK-NIOn Melancholy Hill by ChopenA Brand New Day by Photopathicaunrepentant by iendrakurniawana silent evening by SwissAdASparks Fly by HoopsciZion N.P. by ernieleoPlaying With The Pigeons by hayleyonfireGive me a title.............. by BetuwefotograafPassing Time by PepeAlainLinger by Catosanslashing the clouds by BelcyrPiotrPeru - Chincheros by lux69aeternaUnder the Bridge by BandasPhotoDiscover by TaraLundriganPhotoBrand by ZiaulKareemTorquay Sunrise 2 by DanielleMinerHappy Hour by niklin1Breadth and Scope by RecalibrationPastFuture I by esirebeautiful weaknesses by akthuro

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Rural concrete by BW-999
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168 by reflex22
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To Feel Series by HelloDearThomas
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Bodyscape #2 by thefez85
The sun is crying by KlaraDrielleWhite Rhino by PeteLatham

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Landscape Photography North Wales

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 20, 2014, 1:37 AM
Right well I'm off to North Wales the land of my ancestors ! to lead a landscape photography holiday for HF Holidays. I have 10 guests and we will be traveling around the Snowdonia National park and across to mythical island of Anglesey. I hope to help my guests capture some outstanding photographs. I feel very excited about doing what I love and helping others to feel how I feel about photography :-)


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R.I.P Lelia May...Betty!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 14, 2014, 3:42 AM
Betty and Joyce by DegsyJonesPhotowar time by DegsyJonesPhoto
MUM by DegsyJonesPhoto

Well my lovely old Mum made her 90th birthday, 90 years old ! born 18th of June 1924, what a great age. just think of all the things she has lived through and seen. The early years of powered flight, to man landing on the moon, fort in a world war, lived through the 60's and the liberation of women. Gave birth to 5 kids brought us all up through hard times and good, became a grandmother and a wise one was she ! So many things, so loving so funny, such a funny lady had us laughing right to the end. She wasn't happy these last few months she said "old age is shit" ! her body was giving her pain and she wanted to go see my dad again, but she was strong and she was determined to she her 90th but within a week she had decided she had had enough and died at home with her family around her on the 25th of June 2014. She had a great send off standing room only on the chapel and a good piss up after. I know where I get my love of photography from my mum ! she has left me 4 crates of photos from as far back as 1899 of my great great great grandmother on her 100th birthday outside Preston market with her 12 sons and their families, it's clearly in the genes this old age thing ! I've only just started to go through the photos but there are lots over a 100 years old but there are also lots of mum when she was a little girl playing in the tenements called the Dock Cottages where she lived in Birkenhead. her older brother bought her a box brownie and she took it everywhere, even in her last few days with us when she wasn't quite clear where she was she asked for her camera and held it tight in her bed and it was with her when she passed. So good night Lelia May....Betty you were the best mum a true inspiration I will love you always xx

  


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hello again !

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 6, 2013, 4:23 AM

Haven't done a journal for some time mainly due to commitments to work and training taking most of my time. my life is moving into a new faze as the saying goes ! I went to Pula, Croatia in august of this year for a holiday with my beautiful girlfriend Vikki and we took our 4 children with us, her boys AJ and Chris and my son and daughter, Taran and Erin. It was a great holiday the best I've ever had to be honest and the best thing about it was I took a engagement ring with me and caught Vikki completely of guard and ask her to marry me, so now we are getting married :D


I have landed probably the best job in the world ! I start teaching photography for an activity holiday company, here in the UK next year The company is called HF Holidays, check them out www.hfholidays.co.uk/ I was given 4 holidays of various lengths, I had to plan  what I'm teaching as there will be different levels of students and themes to each holiday, where we will go and  transport. The company owns 17 houses around the Uk but when I say houses we're talking stately houses, very fine indeed ! I get expenses for getting to the location, free full board accommodation in great locations and they pay me to boot, happy days ! I start in May 2014 with with 4 nights holiday "Developing a Photographic Eye" on the east coast of England at Whitby where Bram Stoker set his legendary Novel Dracula. then in Jun i go to the Black Hills of central Wales at Brecon for a "Introduction to Digital Photography" again for 4 nights. My longest holiday I will be leading is 7 nights in September and that's "Landscape Photography" in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales at Beddgelert a beautiful part of the UK. My last holiday is in the Cotswolds at Bourton-on-the-Water again iconic British landscape country and i will be here for 3 nights, leading a "Digital Photography". If all goes well I could be leading holidays with the company Internationally the following year,  I feel very lucky and privileged to be teaching the techniques I've picked up over many years of photography and to visit some of the most beautiful parts of Britain being paid for the pleasure !

one last thing, I used to thank everyone individually for favoring my work but I'm getting that many they just mount up to quick these day. so to everyone of you that's  Faved my work, I say a really big thank you and sorry I can no longer say it personally.


right on with the serious stuff FEATURE TIME !!  

Division by IvanAndreevich Diwali and Kali Puja by ehabm Sadhu by ehabm innocence by jimbaba <da:thumb id="411302465"/> Feuille by Michaela-Johnson I am the pattern the plague and the prison by JulijaJan The Black Earth by MaximeDaviron kuroko shirai by ashasylum Look for the Drifters by 3lRem Old SD Card Revisited by MARX77 Refuge by AlexandruCrisan Marion by yup12 Grand Canyon Rainbow by sugoidave bzzzz... by SmallObsession Dune by nikongriffin <da:thumb id="405509703"/> The Rubber Shooter by sandas04 Pag Bridge by WojciechDziadosz inu x boku ss - Ririchiyo Shirakiin by Koshkinsk Never Revisit by Metal-Bender Reach For The Stars by Trichardsen Glimpse of Paradise by Pinho West Highlands Sunset by Nichofsky <da:thumb id="398859461"/> Monte Pelmo, Dolomiti by AndreaStefani Aurora Square by torivarn Stunning sunrise by Wanowicz ** by stringoiu <da:thumb id="312290775"/> Sewer Rat by Deere Hidden Silence by Metal-Bender Untitled by ShaggyChaplin Reflection of the wild by kejerith Colorful Barcelona by VinaApsara monk with father by clalepa Hope - by nurtanrioven <da:thumb id="405362025"/> Sichuan people #1 by clalepa Attention by mm35street

the joy of life... by PlutonII Makarska riviera by Crystaldelic Another Indiana Sunset by rthustler Sunrise VI by CarlaSophia 3703 by Pixelrender Sunrise Reflections by PeterJCoskun LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY by jbrum Bay Bridge by SimonVelazquezArt Pawco.... by wewe18 Hiding From Sun 1 by stefanpriscu Rain Shelter by sandas04 Feel it by memoangel33 Sunset in Zandvoort, The Netherlands by alain-angela profile by Brinaa Absolute Silence by Brinaa Couple by vulezvrk mute by arslanalp To understand the killer by DRIVINGYOU Postcard from NY 15 by JACAC Clifton Springs Dawn by DanielleMiner Under the rain by BogdanBoev laid out by AdamSherratt kite runner by MustafaDedeogLu Munich Streets 2 by Branimir Instant 773 by SUDOR Lambda by lashrasch Breaking the chains by RezzanATAKOL The One by animisiewaz Seascape,Ireland by Ssquared-Photography How My Day Started by mreinig Mispent days 5 by zedka Angel by Vitaloverdose SELF SHOT by xACook remission by augenweide Me by InTrepidONE M2 by frozenmadd Ghost ship by PasoLibre Persephone by JanPusdrowski Shanghai.22 by CrLT when darkness comes by arslanalp Adriana by ChristopherSacry Homeless 010 by JaredWingate dream by M0THart

Walking on the beach by LuxLucie Molly Crows_The Movie by Harpyimages Blue Dream by Jacob-Routzahn Stargazer by isabelle-rosalyn Northern night at Umea university by ThomasVingt The Solemn Iceberg by erezmarom From my home in Aswan by Yousry-Aref 43 by sevron youth by adelinaae Master Blaster by eddiethink Strength by NicoleNudes Fragile by andrewfphoto JOSHUA THE SON OF NUN by kevissimo workers in a street of Chengdu by clalepa 890 meters ... by ZerberuZ Colourful Life by Davinsky Tree At Sunset by comsic <da:thumb id="374565155"/> My Immortal by John-Logan Alone by photoartbyshannon Champagne by Olga5 The Photographer by Daizy-M <da:thumb id="374867465"/> Dear my love, haven't you longed to be free? by Freyja90



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somethings change and others don't

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 21, 2013, 2:15 PM
Hi People ! have been neglecting you for a while now, sorry about that but lots going on. work is chaos so busy it's mad ! my mum turned 89 last month and is mostly bed bound now. my sister lives with her so mum is well looked after but she forgets what you said to her 2 seconds before so it's hard work sometimes keeping her up to speed on whats going on and at the moment she's having a new kitchen fitted. she keeps forgetting it's being done and is surprised every day when she sees it ! anyway....

bought myself a second hand Nikkor AF-S 17-55m F2.8 G ED lens and it's beautiful cost me 550, was a good buy, images are really good.

I've been out and about a bit went to Norway early June for a few days, to row the worlds largest replica Viking long ship, the Dragon Harold Fairhair,  35 meters long and 70 tone the sail was 3 tone of silk alone. there are 25 pares of oars and 2 people to an oar ! we had a great time. got some great pictures but with work and stuff just haven't had time to edit and publish them mainly cos I've had pictures from a wedding shoot to work on.

I've just finished work...my day job that is for 3 weeks ! I'm off at home for a week to chill then I go off to Croatia on holiday again.... went there last year but going with our kids, well my son is 20 now and my daughter 18 soon so not children technically and Vikki's two boys are 18 and 14. can't wait to get on the plane!

hope to get a feature together sometime this week before I go on holiday so keep your eyes peeled one of your images might be in there !


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got the job !

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 5, 2013, 4:18 AM
well I got the job and will be starting my career as a photography tutor next year as the company I'm working for is now putting together 2014 holiday brochure. I will be taking clients on holidays around the UK in my fist year then in 2015 I'll be let loose around the world, can't wait ! I have also been booked for 2 more weddings for this year, so things are moving on nicely I feel.

I am happily settled in at my girlfriends house now, so have given up my independence for something better..... a beautiful partnership. I can honestly say I am in one of the most happiest times of my life right now :-)

because of the transition of moving in to Vikki's house I haven't been out with my camera much or even been editing outstanding work so the number of favorites of my images stands at 253 ! so I can't bring myself to go through such a large number currently with work commitments as they are, so I'm thanking all those friends, watchers and deviants who have faved my work lately. I promise I won't let it get this way again and will thank you all personally as I normally do !

here is this years first feature !
M by fotoz-eu

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Photography Job Interview and Wedding Photography

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 4, 2013, 1:35 PM
hello all !
hope you are all well and had a great Christmas and New Year. so things are moving fast for me so far this year. in the last week I have moved in with my beautiful girlfriend Vikki and we are very happy living over the brush !

THE BIG NEWS IS.......

I am attending an Interview over 2 days this Friday and Saturday with a activity holiday company , well it's actually a cooperative. People are members and they can go on a number of different activity holidays in the UK and across the world. The assessment will take place at a country house about 2 hours drive from my home and I will have to give a presentation on the first day and then lead a workshop on the second day. If I'm successful I will be leading photographic activity holidays firstly in the UK, then in a year or so if all goes well I will be able to take clients on holiday to photograph vistas and people across the globe and be paid for the pleasure :-)

OTHER NEWS.........

I've been doing more wedding photography as part of my aim to become a professional photographer, it's not my first love but it pays ! It's the hardest photography job I have done, you can not stop it, there is no sorry I missed the first kiss can you do it again or can you just hold of saying " I do " so I can get the right angle !! so you either get it first time or you don't. I like reportage style of wedding photography, not the forced, stayed old fashioned style of wedding photography of the past, although you have to take formal shots the trick is to not make them so contrived.

So to promote my wedding photography I'm creating a folder for it. so I have a portfolio for potential clients can see my work.

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY !

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 25, 2012, 2:40 AM
I would just like to wish all my friends, watchers and visitors to my page a very merry Christmas and a happy new year ! I hope 2013 will be good to us all best wishes from Degsy xxx

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oh is it that time again ?

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2012, 2:12 PM
well here we are again kids ! I've been to Croatia this summer in August so I'm just going to start the stack off with 5 shots that I feel some the time up for me ! thanks to my beautiful girlfriend for making the holiday special x we stayed in Pula in the north for a week then went to Dubrovnik in the south by overnight ferry that sailed through the islands of the coast. we slept on the deck under the stars it was so warm, I got drunk and sang with the Italians ! Oh I'm going with a monochrome thing this time. Hope you enjoy it :-)
Pula Boy by DegsyJonesPhotomy beautiful girl by DegsyJonesPhotothe gates to the circus of death by DegsyJonesPhotovenice washing by DegsyJonesPhotowatch me ! by DegsyJonesPhoto there my memories of Croatia,
just like to say to all the artist encompassed in the Journal, outstanding work ! x
 melancholia by illdisposeBeyond our Dimension by RobertoBerteroWoodland Spectre by Veduta0face00 by Ialo-waLips closed in silence by LauraCallsenThe union. by mylittleblueskyHaydarpasa III by leventste:thumb335878933:Rush Hour by FireflyPhotosAust:: morning habits by noahsamuelmosko:thumb335831016:Sam Lun Waterfall - Top Level by palmbookSeashore 2 by kavemohammadiTwins.... by SteDreLaReminiscing by merkschUnrooted by EmilySotoLost Songs by jordandelargeBeautiful Melancholy by Metal-BenderRound and Round by OfieldPrints:thumb334590419:Shibari by Anhenlet me sleep more... by prateekverma23V.I I by Dabadus

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nude 009 by kiumeireles
Black Heart Within. by oro-eluiCan't stop me by cameraflouconnection by evenliulondon underground by lightdrafterPedro by UrielReyesMissing by AbdoHad

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Wet Sand.sepia by madlynx
:thumb332056189:Poulnabrone Dolmen by PajunenSiberian Stories by DariaPitak:thumb325015424:nr 12 by nicolaasporterDiscovery by LindelCainef o o t b r i d g e by Fragile-Eyes-Fiction

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Closed Eyes by Plage-Photo
Loneliness 2 by AHSgraphy:thumb315436007:Revolution by UrielReyesRelax by StrangerLyri

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Shilo 3 by Plage-Photo
Fragile by NunoCanha:thumb290684563:3 years. by D4D1

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And Though We Did Not Speak... 6 by drkshp
The Real Place by StrangerLyriLife On The Street by EstrudaMrs. Vengeance by JulijaJan:thumb295006373::thumb245105156:ThisisMert by Dredgedwhich one is safe to go there by ateist-klerantyDaily life - 32 BATMAN by bLuesounet- by sergeyphotoBehind me by cameraflouTHE FACE by praveenchettriin the field II by WurstgulaschMoko by DougNZHow Could You Do This To Me by Estruda

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2nd Street Tunnel by Cyril-Helnwein
Silver by Estel-eAist

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you leave me cold II by HilliDarK

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Rain by vejitatoja
The Wait by sergeyphotoVampire by ClarissaSchwarzHaydarpasa Gar by MuratCicek:thumb281681400:Rue Desaix by SUDORMaternity by AimishBoy

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Eden's Eye 02 by RGDart
sonrisa de boxeador by oscarsnapshotterThe Old Megamind by yearuzzamanDreamy by Illyjarsbalance by HenriqueFrazaolast years snow.. by g-a-mResting by MiddleStarFlower Power by Toolbazar..attitude.. by roblfc1892Old Woman by P-a-i-k-e-aDeep thoughts by P-a-i-k-e-a:thumb217823708:The Golden Age 1 by gottfriedhelnweini'm not afraid.you must afraid by amsterdam-jazz

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Tangled Solidarity by bellabrooke
loosing my religion by MadisonStarDown the drain by dementeddiva23Old Market Lady by Solarstones

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Beautiful Dreamer... by thesaintdevil
New Angel by danielaurin:thumb162825698:predator by ashasylum

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All For Melody by cris-co


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Time for some more

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 5, 2012, 9:42 AM
hello play mates !! time for a update and for another feature thing I feel. I have 2 pictures hanging in my local town Gallery & Museum, the place is called the Williamson. they are part of a summer festival of art, one of the largest of it's type in England, so very happy with that. Just hope the sell ! these are the pictures in question Liverpool at night panarama by DegsyJonesPhoto Cliche` by DegsyJonesPhoto

I have also had my first student pass his dan grade (black belt) in go ju ryu karate. I 've had my own dojo for almost 4 years now and it was a mile stone to have a student that I've put time and effort into to get to this point and pass first time. so a very big well done to Joe and I hope the first of many !

next is, I'm off to Croatia in one month for a 2 week holiday with my beautiful girlfriend Vikki she by DegsyJonesPhoto we fly into Pula in the north of the country and stay 6 days there. Pula is about 2 hours by sea from Venice so we are hopping to get across to see the city while we are in Pula. then on the sixth day we head by ferry which takes a day and a night down the coast, through the many islands that dot the Croatian coast and stay another 6 days in Dubrovnik. we have booked an apartment above the city, with an amazing view from the bedroom window of the whole city below. we can't wait, this holiday is so much needed !!

right time for some more pictures from my favorites, again just a mash up of images that have caught my eye. I have decided to make this feature a even 100. Hope you enjoy !!?
Family Salticidae by dinawanaojtGreen Apple by napster89Someplace HOT by docskalskiThis means WAR by Mollie-RoseMorning Lineup by erezmarom:thumb310019852:take me away by yogagung1824 by urgPierre Elliott Trudeau Airport Montreal by Inno68:thumb307866245:GUNBATIMI (SUNSET) by excalibur38Mobile facebook by cosmin-m:thumb305848635:Consumption by GDALLISThe Thinker by NunoCanhaBara Harbor by Philippe-AlbanelCloudy Parade by IvanAndreevichbeloved teddy bear by HeretyczkaADemon by syda-gingerBatness by FlapJoy:thumb305717435::thumb305700206:forbidden beat by micmojo1988 by andy-j-sWe're not so different, you and I by therampantbookwormPacific Breeze by IvanAndreevichClapham Common by KornelFlintprototype soul by SetaxDesignNepali Faces 11 by sensorfleckPort de Granville en Manche1 by hubert61Melbourne By Night by djzontheballblack cat and mary jane by ashasylum

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Alberto Lugli VI by Emilio-Casini
Waiting by IsacGoulartThe sky by SwissAdAFrozen Pond by m4tyasAfter the Storm by iamBlackfoxThis Darkness Will Turn To Light by JacquelineBarkla:thumb300301462:Sweet Faced Smile by nerdboy69Reflections II by MyLifeThroughTheLensHuetteldorf I by Zouberieddy by visceralzen

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Dreaded Power by cable9tuba
u r b a n l i v i n g by Val-FaustinoThe Other Golden Bridge by juengel08Food I by AbyssiniansKiyomizudera Akamon by imladris517:thumb297377318:defiant by KanutoXCamille by XrisXrosSadhu by JohnBerryPhotosdragonfly by AnjaSchlegelmilchMused by randyrakhmadany

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. breathe . by Countess-Grotesque
2338 by nextDoorARTistAltar of the 12 Gods by Metal-BenderCrocodile by NEcrOMAnCERDEmON

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Undisclosed Tenderness by george-mihes
I by K-E-I-TCrossing the City II by Val-FaustinoDreamworld by comsicStreet Parable by dukeofspadeThailand - Spaceship by lux69aeternaGone with the Red by WorldsInWorldShhh! by Lehenkary

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Femina - Close by ammanda
:thumb295649557:Italian sunset IIII by FrancescaDelfinoStarry Night on the Beach by JBordGood morning world by pro-nonkate by KatyaNovitskaya:thumb291039195:life is elsewhere by arbebukAs the sun goes down by pqphotographyAurora Borealis Skydance by KennethSolfjeldAt the Fair 2 by MrMeik:thumb271989219:Glowing Foxtails 4 by isotophotoRevelations... by georgeparisNormandie by DurdenyrKing Crimson by erezmaromFlowing Colors of Dream Lake by Jacob-RoutzahnSunflower Sea by kkartThat Sinking Feeling by animefrk95The coldest sunset by AlisaTamnaGoblin II by EtherealProjectJusticia bow by ukwreckdiverFly by Stefano-ColtelliDeath Trap by Fallen-alchemist:thumb206060151:ThE_BEaCH by 4lexandr0sLost Highway by iCasseithsunrise by samuelvincentgIII by utopyamDaria by TheDraperyFa11s:thumb171805086:Barrier by DianeCrow
till next time, peace and love !

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whats happening

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 11, 2012, 4:15 AM
well hello !
things are going ok at the moment. I have bought a new 35mm f1.8 via eBay, my first through this portal and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the lens even though second hand, so will be making other purchases via ebay I think. I have to weddings to shoot this year in August and October which is ok and will bring some cash in for more kit, if I can get a couple more for this year it would be good but slowly filling my portfolio is ok for know. Wedding photography isn't the most important type of photography to me but it pays !! I'm planing to get my own dedicated photography website up toward the end of the year to advertise my work more and hope to concentrate on landscape and portraiture mostly. I'm entering 2 pieces of work to a exhibition run yearly at my towns art gallery & museum called The Williamson, I have had a couple of second places (highly commended) at successive exhibitions in previous years and sold both pieces last year for £150 a piece, so hoping to do the same this year too. I'm planing for a 2 week holiday in Croatia at the and of July with my beautiful girlfriend Vikki which should provide plenty of photography opportunities. oh yes and I have reached 102 deviants watching me not a huge number but a mile stone lets say so thank you all.

so now I'm going to do a featured thing of images that I particularly love from my favorites gallery, haven't done this before and don't know when Ill do it again but there is a first time for everything and maybe I'll get the bug. there is no theme and it's a mish mash of images but they all have caught my eye for one reason or another !so if you get featured well done and happy days, peace and love brethren peace and love !!!

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queens jubilee 2002 by dogmeat666
Red Head 2 by kumimonsterBlazie The hardcore by Blaze-ForeverPhoenix

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Glint by Sensualcide
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. lost little alien . by Countess-Grotesque

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mother's milk by carelessdreaming
Oleg by UrielReyesNova by trimasDawson Jay 13 by clinekurt78Butterfly by adityapudjoConcrete Sun by Fabiussoyku celik... by basharbbr
:thumb175308683:You're my frustration by fluorescent2892Driving... by nfilipevsBamboo Forest Kyoto by Kaboose-18

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no title 10 by ABrito
NASA IMAGE OF THE DAY 2 2 2011 by jswis94 by felixluInnocent by GregoriusSuhartoyo
14mm beech row by sassaputzinHello There by Buckeye4life:thumb198964288::thumb198337886:children's view by isidasontzsilver soul by a-amysFlood Light by Thinking-SilenceSnowy Trees and the Birds by DeingeL
children of this city by MustafaDedeogLuValley Mirror by StevenDavisPhotoMalostranska by wosiczWhere's my fairy god mother by msendyBlind by MichiLaukeSemiramis by justelineBlissful Pacific by IvanAndreevichDinner Is Served by feepinc
A Warrior's Cry by GoberSAPacifier by JulijaJanDaria by TheDraperyFa11sRowan girl by Daywishwile at the lake by ithasmeaningIrredeemably Evil by PureBlackLoveOpera 5 by Chaton75Tangolunda Bay by IvanAndreevich
step of life by noorevaSergey, the old wanderer by Leo-SALineas en Trafalgar by javierherrera86Hand and Foot by brijomeThe Colors Of A Late Evening by kkartHigh Rock Sunset by shuttermonkeyPortrait of Via by Earthymoon
Bang bang by yup12Young'un by aj-waster0403 by DeformityVisa mig din varld by LordArasGood morning World II by Saladholic:thumb261714061:Jetsetter by Elasiassilly by abstract42

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new kit

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 27, 2012, 3:51 PM
I have been out and bought an nice Nikorr 50mm f/1.8 G-AF prime lens and a MB-D11 multi-power battery pack/side grip, got the grip as used at £160 instead of the new price of £ 250 ! lens was only $109 with a UV filter it all came to £298 bargain me thinks and I'm very happy with them both. just need a Nikorr 85 mm f/1.8 AF soon to make me feel even more happy !

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new kit

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 27, 2012, 3:51 PM
I have been out and bought an nice Nikorr 50mm f/1.8 G-AF prime lens and a MB-D11 multi-power battery pack/side grip, got the grip as used at £160 instead of the new price of £ 250 ! lens was only $109 with a UV filter it all came to £298 bargain me thinks and I'm very happy with them both. just need a Nikorr 85 mm f/1.8 AF soon to make me feel even more happy !

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