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Journal Entry: Sun Feb 19, 2017, 7:49 PM
From time to time I visit DA to see what
others are doing, even if I haven't added anything in awhile.

Today during my visit it occurred to me that I have some images on my drive from the past year or so that I could process and upload. 

I've also moved to a new city that has some interesting historic architecture and amazing landscapes, so I should get out there and capture some of it.

Hope this message finds you doing well.

  • Listening to: Encore un soir
  • Reading: Game of Thrones (Yes, still)
  • Watching: Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Skyrim (Yes, still)
  • Eating: Supper soon
  • Drinking: Green Chartreuse

I have gotten lazy.

Journal Entry: Fri May 23, 2014, 10:32 AM
I have been taking lots of well-framed shots... 

...with my iPhone camera.

Yes, yes. I know.

Admission: I don't even know where my camera is.

Yes, yes. I know.

I should definitely find my gear and charge up batteries and go exploring. I've been in this amazing city over two years now, and know that I am over half-way through my time here, and I should start capturing some of my favorite places for future reminiscing.

Hope all is well in your world, friends.

  • Listening to: Tinuviel, by Amethystium
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: DS9 and the X-Files
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: breakfast
  • Drinking: coffee
Just swooping in to see what beautiful things people have been up to.  Hope all is well in your worlds.
  • Listening to: Ion: Imaculada
  • Reading: The Waste Lands
  • Playing: Oblivion
  • Drinking: Carbonated water
Okay, obviously I am not good at keeping up with this journaling thing, nor with keeping new year's resolutions about getting on top of my photo organization / selling.  

But!  Be it known that I am still alive and that I have been taking some photos and that things are going well.

And I hope you are doing well as well.

- Jacqueline
  • Listening to: Portishead
  • Reading: Not enough
  • Watching: Watching my husband write
  • Playing: Dominion
  • Eating: Morning Star chicken nuggets
  • Drinking: Earl Grey

What will this year bring?

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 22, 2010, 1:50 PM



Today in the northern hemisphere we will have more light today than we did yesterday.  For me, it's the new year.  

My husband and I enjoyed celebrating the solstice yesterday in our wood-fired hot tub, sampling his solstice beer, watching the last sunset of the year.  The conversation lingered on what we plan to put to bed with that sunset, and what things we wanted to nurture in the new year.  Creative endeavors topped the nurturing list for us both.

For him, it was that he will spend ten hours a week working on his art, and that he will release a full interactive fiction release this year.

For me, it is that I will reframe my old photos by the end of the week and shoot for a target of one new photograph here per week in 2011.  I will also get the tools I need to take the photographs I want.  I haven't been using the DSLR I got, and that's probably due to having a middle of the road lens that is functional, but doesn't do well for the two things I love most: macros and landscapes.  I'm also contemplating DxO for photo processing in the new year, which is on sale through the 25th.

What about you?  What creative goals have/will you set for the new year?

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Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários em português são bem-vindos.
(Mas o meu português agora não é muito bom...
...mas é bom para eu praticar.)



  • Listening to: Del the Funkee Homosapien
  • Reading: Tarot Café by Sang-Sun Park
  • Watching: Watching my husband draw
  • Playing: Zangband
  • Eating: Morning Star chicken nuggets
  • Drinking: Nothing. I should get a glass of water.

A bit of fail on the part of dA, I say

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 13, 2010, 8:09 PM



Hello, dA Customer Service!

I recently received a survey about why I was away from dA. To be honest, it's easy to lose touch with the site. If you don't visit, you can forget about it. Any possibility you could give us an option to receive comment notifications by e-mail? That would help a great deal and make it easier to remember that the site is here.

Thank you,
Jacqueline
(dA: ~Isquiesque)

*****

HI Jacqueline,

Thank you for your input. At this time receiving comment notifications via email is not a possibility but we do appreciate your feedback and concerns. :)

*****

Hi, everyone reading this!

So, let me get this straight: it's possible for seemingly every other social network on the web to notify me by e-mail when someone leaves me a comment, but not dA?  How is it that they are able to send me notices by e-mail every time they run a sale?  Or when they've released a new stupid Fella plushie?  Or every time they've done some EXCITING site improvement?  Or when they want me to take a survey about why I've forgotten about their site?  

But not when, y'know, I'd actually like to be notified?

I like how their reply was just, 'Sorry, that's not possible.'  

No 'thank you for your suggestion that will make us better'.  No 'we're actually working on that idea!'  No 'thanks for letting us know your needs, we'll consider that.'

Sigh.

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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários em português são bem-vindos.
(Mas o meu português agora não é muito bom...
...mas é bom para eu praticar.)



  • Listening to: Tim Larkin's awesomeness
  • Reading: Tarot Café by Sang-Sun Park
  • Playing: Zangband
  • Drinking: A diet margarita (which isn't actually disgusting)

Rediscovering Balance. Rediscovering Creativity.

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 12, 2010, 5:46 PM



Rediscovering Balance,
Rediscovering Creativity.

I've been away.

I've not stopped taking photographs in my absence, but I haven't been good about sorting through them, about processing them, about sharing them.  I miss that, and from time to time I've had some lovely conversations with people who've come across my photography (elsewhere) and asked why I'm not selling my work.  

After receiving a "Hey, we'd like you to tell us why you're not visiting anymore" e-mail survey from dA, it occurred to me I'd stepped away from dA for a few reasons: many other friends here had taken long breaks, my life got too busy, and dA doesn't forward comments to your e-mail (does it?), so it's easy to lose track when you're not necessarily inspired to come around otherwise.

The survey made me think about this place again.  And those conversations where people ask me why I don't market my work?  The last one was as recent as last week at a party, where a very talented artist was sitting there oohing and ahhing in the wildest and unexpected way about my photography.

So I'm back.  I've begun by culling the herd of photos here.  I've moved the less impressive work to storage.  Off site I'm starting to tinker with frame layouts that will distance my poster layouts from those of mass-produced motivational posters.  

Once I settle on a new format, I'll rework the sixty some pieces I haven't gotten rid of to fit that style.  Then I'll start debuting some of the images I've taken over the past, oh, two years.  Yes, I've been gone that long.

I hope this finds you doing well and staying creative and productive.  Don't let life get away from you.  I've let the blessings run out of control.  A new job, a solid boost in income, a move back to a place I love... all those things are good, but in and amongst it all I lost a bit of my creative drive.  

I'm glad to be rediscovering it.

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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários em português são bem-vindos.
(Mas o meu português agora não é muito bom...
...mas é bom para eu praticar.)



  • Listening to: Iron & Wine
  • Reading: L'Etranger, Camus
  • Watching: Afternoon darkness
  • Playing: Zangband (yes, still)
  • Eating: Local salmon
  • Drinking: Vanilla tea

Spring!

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 27, 2008, 11:48 PM


Most-favorited...




Spring!

I saw my first true burst of green yesterday.  Granted, the tree was an exotic, and thus probably coming out of its shell a bit earlier than temperatures might merit due to our lengthening daylight hours, but even its native neighbors have buds and are thinking about showing their color soon.

Spring comes late in the Greatland.

But I'm seeing it elsewhere - all but the smallest traces of snow are gone from the low country, the hummingbirds are here, there are trumpeter swans frequenting the mouth of the river, and Sam and I encountered our first bear of the year during an evening walk last week (coincidentally, the first walk of the year on which we'd deemed it necessary to start carrying bear spray with us).

Alaska's one of those odd places where it's winter for a very long time, then spring only briefly, then suddenly summer.  And it's really feeling that way this year.  We've got amazingly long days already, there are suddenly unfamiliar faces everywhere as the seasonal employees who keep the tourism industry of the town going start to return, and we are once again enjoying some of our favorite restaurants (many of which are only open during the "season").

Before long I will be longing for my moonlit nights and starry skies, which will soon disappear entirely.  But it will also be nice to feel the sun on my skin while I read a book in my hammock in the back garden.

I hope you're enjoying life, whatever season it is where you live.

 



Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários em português são bem-vindos.
(Mas o meu português agora não é muito bom...
...mas é bom para eu praticar.)





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  • Listening to: My new Medwyn Goodall album
  • Reading: "HP & the Deathly Hallows" (finally)
  • Watching: for bears in my yard
  • Playing: the occasional game of zangband
  • Eating: nothing just now
  • Drinking: tea sent from my friend Gunther

Apologies to most

Sun Mar 23, 2008, 9:51 PM

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Interior, Fort Pulaski by Isquiesque Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque
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Greetings, all.

I'm very sad to report that, after a couple of valiant attempts, I've finally come to realize that I simply can't keep up with dA with so many people to watch.  Every time I log in it's overwhelming, so I've eliminated all but about fifteen people.  Dozens of people were removed from my watch list, most of them very fine photographers -- and some of them damn fine artists from whom I probably have a great deal to learn -- but in the end I decided to boil it down to my real life friends, family, and a few people I know only from dA but who have shown a great interest in my work or with whom I have developed a kindred friendship; in a handful of instances I kept people who just had a style I couldn't stand to quit watching.  If you're not on my watch list anymore, please don't take it as a personal affront - I had to quit watching a lot of very talented people merely due to being (too darn) busy.

Best wishes to all in every endeavor, artistic or otherwise.

And to those few who are still on my watchlist, I hope to be posting more and keeping a closer track on what you're doing, both artistically and, when you allow me to see it through your journals, in your lives.

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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários em português são bem-vindos.
(Mas o meu português agora não é muito bom...
...mas é bom para eu praticar.)

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  • Listening to: "Metal" by Daniel May
  • Reading: "HP & the Half-Blood Prince" by Susa
  • Watching: Winter as it thinks of turning to spring
  • Playing: A little too much PuzzleQuest
  • Eating: Kashi TLC crackers
  • Drinking: A lavender martini

Turning Over the Old Leaf - Again

Thu May 3, 2007, 3:15 PM

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Interior, Fort Pulaski by Isquiesque Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque
...


Many, many thanks to everyone who's been kind enough to leave comments and add favorites even though I haven't shown my face here in ages.  I'm afraid there's such a backlog of comments that I'll never get to them all, but I am, indeed, very touched.  Thank you.

I'm going to pair down my dA watch lists quite a bit because I was finding it so difficult to keep up that I finally stopped visiting, and my photography has suffered to a degree as a result.  I've continued to take photographs, but haven't processed much in a great while, and I really need to get back into that.  

The long story short: it's been a busy year.  I'm coming up on my first wedding anniversary, I've adopted two cats, I've been volunteering in my community more, I've been trying to work on living in a more ecologically sustainable manner, I've been trying to reconnect with my spirituality.  Work proceeds apace, and we're gearing up for another busy season.

I hope you're well and, if we've been close acquaintances here in the past, I look forward to getting reacquainted.

- Jacqueline

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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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  • Listening to: "While the Green Man Sleeps" by Phil Tho
  • Reading: "Over Sea, Under Stone" by Susan Cooper
  • Watching: the world turn green outside my window
  • Drinking: Aveda comforting tea

Unphotographable

Tue Aug 22, 2006, 11:14 AM

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Interior, Fort Pulaski by Isquiesque Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque
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I've just discovered an interesting blog:
Unphotographable is a catalog of exceptional mistakes. Photos never taken that weren't meant to be forgotten. Opportunities missed. Simple failures. Occasions when I wished I'd taken the picture, or not forgotten the camera, or had been brave enough to click the shutter.
Perhaps ten years ago, I was in the Panther Creek drainage of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hiking with Dwight McCarter along the edge of a forest fire.  We were searching for a tree that the Park Service wanted to protect from the wildfire because it bore a carving that dated to before the establishment of the park.  As I made my way along, I looked down and noticed a perfect maple leaf, charred entirely black, that had floated out of the fire to land on an otherwise vibrant green patch of forest floor. The contrast was amazing, the image so stunning it remains in my mind to this day.  

In my hands I held a government-issued 35 mm camera which contained government-issued film and decided the shot wasn't necessary for my work.  That it would be a waste, albeit a small one, of the tax payers' money.

I've longed for that photograph for years, though. Had I had a digital camera at the time, where shots cost virtually nothing, I'd have taken the image.



What about you?  What photograph didn't you take, and why?

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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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My imminent return to dA

Tue Aug 15, 2006, 3:26 PM

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Interior, Fort Pulaski by Isquiesque Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque
...


Greetings, folks.  

Some of you noticed that I had disappeared.  Some of you that have LiveJournal accounts know that I finally returned there a few weeks ago, and that in recent days I've been back to posting there.  I even posted some low-res photographs there today.

In short, I'm sorting through the thousands of photographs I've taken in the past six months but haven't posted.  There are several worthy of posting here, methinks, and I'll probably have a few to post soon.

As for keeping up with everyone here... I miss our exchanges, and some of you I've missed quite a bit.  To be honest, though, I befriended way too many people before my hiatus, and my message area became overwhelming.  Gone a week?  500 deviations.  Yikes.  So I'm going to restrict my comments quite a bit, in the hopes of keeping up and not getting overwhelmed to the point where I just throw up my hands in frustration and walk away again.  That may upset some people, but it's just practical.

A final note, aimed solely at those of you who are nature photographers based in the United States - the Share the Experience photo contest is presently running, with a deadline at year's end.  The winner's photograph will appear on the 2008 Federal Recreational Lands Pass (basically a membership card of sorts that allows people to get in at hundreds of outdoor recreation sites with only a one-time fee).  As an employee of the NPS, I can't enter - but perhaps you can.  Go check it out!

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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Interior, Fort Pulaski by Isquiesque Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque
...


My soul's on cruise control...
I moved from Georgia to Tennessee this week.  I'm still not in Alaska, but at least I'm in more familiar surroundings (I'm staying in one of the two homes in which I grew up).

I thought this week would be a chance to catch up here on dA, but between the over 1100 messages in my message center and the fact that I want to start paying attention to my non-dA friends' blogs and a couple of other things that I haven't done at all during the past five months that I've been away (plus a number of real world issues that need to be addressed), I'm finding it all a bit overwhelming.  

So I have to apologize - I'm probably not going to look at most of what I missed.  It's just too much.  I'm reading all notes and comments, but not paying much attention to the new folks who've been kind enough to befriend me or the recent favorites I've received.  I feel horrible about that, but there's just too much there.  I'm also skipping over most journals and all polls, and with the exception of a few close friends I'm going to empty out the deviations awaiting my attention (which makes me sad... because in just scrolling past them to remove them from my message center I see some really excellent stuff on which I would love to comment!).  

My apologies, but it's just going to be a lot less stressful to start from scratch.  I suppose if anyone's mad at me enough to stop watching me over that then they just don't understand me enough to merit me watching them.

If you posted something you really want me to check out...
All that having been said, though, if you've posted something you really wanted me to see and you think I've missed it, comment below.  I will definitely go take a look.

If you're new to my watchlist...
If you've just started watching me and wanted me to come take a look at your stuff, just leave a comment below.  It's not my intention to blow off everything, I just was so overwhelmed I had no idea where to start.


Love and light to all... and thanks for understanding.


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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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  • Listening to: Laki, by Tim Larkin
  • Reading: The Religions of Man by Huston Smith

Dr. Jones! No time for love!

Wed Mar 8, 2006, 8:58 AM

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque
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Dr. Jones! No time for love!
No time for love... or really much of anything until the middle of next week.  At present, I'm at  449D, 3H, 62M, 62C, 43J, 7P.  Crikey.  But I am wrapping up some work-related training in southern Georgia this week and traveling to Tennessee for some more training (back home to Alaska in June...).  I have the vast majority of next week off.  First vacation since last autumn.  I'll catch up as much as I can on dA when that time comes.  

And in the meantime, let me taunt you:  I finally made it to Okefenokee Swamp last weekend (stunning) and (drumroll, s.v.p.) saw my first wild alligators last weekend.  Don't worry, I took photos, but it'll be next week until I can post them!

So anyway, I'm logging on here and there, but only for a few seconds at a time.  I'm not ignoring anyone.  I'll be back with you next week.

Love,
Me


Too many wonderful artists...
And as ever... on a final note - let me apologize again for watching far too many good artists here on dA. I don't have time to comment on every single deviation, but I try to comment on the ones that really strike me and on my favorite from each individual.


Namaste.
Have a fantastic week, everyone.


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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

...

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  • Listening to: Universe of You, by Spencer Brewer

New Deviant to Check Out

Mon Feb 27, 2006, 6:16 AM

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque
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A new deviant that I just have to point out...
Admittedly, I'm biased, since I'm about to marry this guy, but his recent deviation is really worth checking out.  Not only is his Booze is Delicious comic amusing and educational, but I have a cameo appearance!  Please note that I am dressed, wearing a red shirt, and not covered in fruit.

I suppose I should give the disclaimers - as per the title, it's about alcohol, so if that offends you, don't go read it.  There are some depictions of nudity, though nothing too graphic, but if that bothers you, don't go read it.  He pokes a bit of light-hearted fun at religion, but nothing that'll offend you unless your a priest, so if you're a priest, don't go read it.  And there are lots of self-portraits Sam's drawn of himself, and he's bald, so if you're offended by naked scalps, don't go read it.  

Also, if you know anything at all about this sort of work, the guy wants some critical feedback.  He's posted a few places and all people have said is HA HA HA FUNNY - which it is, but so far I'm the only person who's said much in the way of what could be done better, and he's really looking to improve.  (If anyone knows of a forum for that sort of thing here on dA, we'd love to know about it... there are tons of things like that for photography, but not comics, that we've seen.)  

It's a couple of megs, so be patient.  It's worth it, though.


Too many wonderful artists...
And as ever... on a final note - let me apologize again for watching far too many good artists here on dA. I don't have time to comment on every single deviation, but I try to comment on the ones that really strike me and on my favorite from each individual.


Namaste.
Have a fantastic week, everyone.


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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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  • Listening to: Universe of You, by Spencer Brewer

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque
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A hellish week comes to a close...
So, I've had a rather stressful week, full of tests and challenges, but it's over, and there's a bit less stress on my plate now.  Two weeks left in this portion of my training, but the worst is, I think, behind me.  I have a few things to do today, but those things are mostly personal, not at all work-related, and I'm mixing those responsibilities up with my favorite weekend pursuits: drinking coffee and tea, working on photography, chatting with friends and trying to catch up a little on recent developments in their lives.


A pleasant day in Savannah...
I had an opportunity to catch a ride to Savannah, Georgia, yesterday.  I was able to get a few good photographs of that lovely old city before the rain really set in hard, as predicted.  Found a wonderful spot in which to hide from the rain, though: V & J Duncan Antique Maps, Prints, and Books.  Had a lovely afternoon pouring over maps a century or more old and watching the rain fall on the lush ferns and shrubs in their back garden; while I may be short a few photographs as a result of hiding inside, I am a bit richer in old books, one of my favorite things to collect.  I came away with two "new" items:

L'Amour, les Femmes, et le Marriage, an eclectic collection of aphorisms, poetry, and excerpts from literature concerning love, women, and marriage, published in Paris, ca. 1915 (Adolphe Ricard, editor).  Runs the gambit from touching to cynical, and everything's arranged under headings (Abandon, Absence, Admiration, Adulation, Adultery, etc...) with the intention of being a dictionary of sorts.

Volume XV of Modern Eloquence: A Library of the World's Best Spoken Thought, published in 1928.  It was the only volume they had in the set and thus was priced very reasonably at $5.  It includes a bunch of different ideas on public speaking, both in speeches and debates as well as on radio (something I had a great interest in when I was younger).

It also includes two debates.  One is A Public Debate on Capitalism vs. Socialism, which I look forward to reading and which I think magadog will enjoy as well.  

The second debate is absolutely hysterical: A Public Debate on the Menace of  the Leisured Woman.  It begins with the side opposed, who states that the existance of the leisured woman constitutes a grave menace to civilization.  It goes hilariously downhill from there, and contains such wonderful bits as:
[Mr. Chesterton] would suggest that the homes of the country are the only oases left of liberty and happiness, and that the ideal life for every person in the world is to sit, like a modest violet or shrinking snail, tight in their home, and not look out of the windows, but to have the blinds down, because they may see capitalistic society outside.  As an ideal for the human race, I find that inadequate in a number of ways.
It also blames idle women for the high heel, a flimsy and impractical scourge upon society that everyone else (even the responsible woman who goes to work everyday of her life) wears merely out of an impulse to fit in.  (I don't own any high heels, not a single one, but it made me giggle anyway.)

After that we found a suitably not too horrible pub with a riverfront view where I enjoyed my books and a couple of beers and some chips.  All in all a decent day, and a good way to unwind after a rather hellishly stressful week.

A rainy day at the pub.


Other bits of interest: I am only in Georgia a couple more weeks, then I'll be in Tennessee for three months before finally going back to Alaska, which I miss dearly.  Civilization, as they call it, is nice and all, but I can't wait to get back to my "normal" life of living in a quiet ghost town.  Driving a hundred miles one way to see a movie in a theatre is a pain in the arse, but I'm not ready to trade the peace and quiet and beauty of the Greatland just yet.


Thank you...
Many thanks to those of you who have gone out of your way to give me a pat on the back lately, who've commented, given good critiques, and featured my work.  I really, really appreciate it.


Items of interest to pass along...
I nearly forgot a couple of things!  (Well, actually I *did* forget and had to edit the journal entry.)  

Here's a good little link to check out on how to give better comments.  Many people leave wonderful comments, but I found a few reminders that I don't always keep in mind when I'm leaving notes in your gallery: www.deviantart.com/view/280416…

Also, there's a poll at present on whether or not there should be a Gallery Director specifically for the Animals, Plants & Nature category (a large chunk of the photography community, covering 12 sub-categories).   Once the poll has a decent number of votes, wolfskin intends on sending the link to Moonbeam13 in order to let her know that there is community support for the move.  If you're interested, vote in the poll here: wolfskin.deviantart.com/journa…


Too many wonderful artists...
And on a final note - let me apologize again for watching far too many good artists here on dA. I don't have time to comment on every single deviation, but I try to comment on the ones that really strike me and on my favorite from each individual.


Namaste.
Have a fantastic week, everyone.


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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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  • Listening to: Universe of You, by Spencer Brewer

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque

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First things first...
I'm looking to eventually start a couple of other dA accounts, one for writing and one for stock photography, but first things first: I want to get my print account established, and I need some really quick formatting input.

The way I've been framing my prints won't work with any of dA's print templates, so I've had to rework how I frame things.  Please take a look at the first one I've done and let me know what you think:




Oh!  And one other thing...
I'm getting married in the next couple of months, and I do intend to change my name (I have my reasons, no need to discuss those here).  If you were me, would you start putting the new name on these prints from the get go so as to avoid having to go back and rework things later?  (Man, as much as I'm looking forward to the name change, it is going to be a pain to implement... I can understand why lots of women just keep their maiden name.)

...then again, perhaps you lucky people who buy the first prints with my maiden name on them will see their print value SKYROCKET when I become FAMOUS.

...probably not, though.

Thoughts?


Too many wonderful artists...
And on a final note - let me apologize again for watching far too many good artists here on dA. I don't have time to comment on every single deviation, but I try to comment on the ones that really strike me and on my favorite from each individual.


Namaste.
Have a fantastic week, everyone.


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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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  • Listening to: Over and Over, by Morcheeba

Finally: A Day of Rest

Sat Feb 11, 2006, 11:07 AM

Most-favorited images from my gallery:

Submerging by Isquiesque Far from the Tree by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque

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Looking for your thoughts...
I'll apologize in advance for what should probably be a few separate journal entries, but it's been a long, physically exhausting week, and I haven't had time to jot all my thoughts down until now.  

If you become bored as you read, please consider just skipping to the next heading to see if it's of interest to you before closing the window altogether, as I'd like some input on a couple of things.


A New Book...
A belated birthday present arrived this week that's had me totally engrossed... my soon-to-be parents-in-law sent me a copy of Light on the Earth: Two Decades of Winning Images from BBC Books (ISBN 0563522607).  

It's a collection of the best of the best of the last twenty years of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition, and there's something utterly breath-taking every time you turn the page; it's quite possibly the most beautiful coffee table book I've ever seen... but it's more than that.  

Most reviews of it I've seen comment only on its beauty, but it's also filled with wonderful quotations to take to heart, messages on the necessity of increased stewardship of our planet, and lessons for those of us who aspire to be better photographers.  Whether you're a nature photographer or simply one who appreciates the few remaining places of true wilderness left on our planet, I recommend you track down a copy - even if you don't have the means to buy it, please find a library and sit down with this book.


It's raining today...
God, how I love the rain.  I've been flipping back through old images and pieces of writing this week, and the rain this morning made me think of a journal entry I made a few years ago when I was living in a place that receives 130 inches (330 cm) of rain each year.  Here's an excerpt:
...the rainy season (I think) is finally here, though its arrival is perhaps a month late in coming. I've missed it so much, waited anxiously for it, praying that each storm will not pass until it's laid upon us for days and days on end. An eerie glow grips the sky, a golden tinge of light falls on the just-yellowing alders in my yard, and their leaves begin to sway slowly in a building breeze. A mist consumes the mountains to the north, a darkness falls over the ocean to the south, and the shower begins. Gentle and steady at first, then suddenly hard and almost unforgiving. The sound of it on the roof at times is so intense that I can almost feel it inside my body, and I just close my eyes and dwell in that sensation.


Stock and Words...
As mentioned above, I've been going through archived images this week, as well as revisiting things I've written over the years.  I have some images that I really want to just submit as stock for others to use, but I am hesitant to do it because I don't want people using all my images for stock, and I also have some writing I might want to post, but I want to keep this account clean for the sort of photography I've posted up until now.  

I tried setting up a separate accounts for stock and prose, and my browser just flipped out at me having multiple dA logins for some reason.  

I know some of you are also dealing with this...  Any advice?


Which images should I rework into prints?
Okay, I'm not expecting any of you to buy any of my images, but I've set up a print account.  

In part, I'm doing this because my mother is redecorating her home and wants to hang a few of my images, and in part because I'm thinking of selling some of my work in local artist-coop galleries, and having a print account here is an easy way to get prints of my work.  

All that having been said, and again let me reiterate that I'm not expecting anyone to go find their wallet, which images from my gallery do you think would make the best prints?  I've not been formatting for print, only web view, and so anything I put on the print account would have to be reworked.  I'm invariably a poor judge of my own photography - things I love everyone else hates and images that I don't think will go over well are well-received - so I'm just curious what you think.


Relaxing and tinkering and uploading...
I'm taking the day completely off... no work, only play.  I've been curled up with coffee and photography books and working on some of my images, and I'll probably post quite a few deviations.  I apologize in advance for the onslaught.  

Some of the images I intend to post aren't technically great, but are things I think friends will enjoy, and those images will probably go in my scraps.  If you want to see those, then it might be worth your time to watch my scraps as well as my deviations.


Too many wonderful artists...
And on a final note - let me apologize again for watching far too many good artists here on dA.  I don't have time to comment on every single deviation, but I try to comment on the ones that really strike me and on my favorite from each individual.


Namaste.  
Have a fantastic week, everyone.


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Los comentarios en español son bienvenidos.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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  • Listening to: Yin and Yang, by Daniel May
  • Reading: Light on the Earth: Two Decades of Winning Images

An owl outside my door

Sat Feb 4, 2006, 3:17 AM

Sydney Lanier Bridge by Isquiesque Full Moon at Dawn by Isquiesque
Greenery and Grate by Isquiesque Door with a Yellow Frame by Isquiesque

~ Some of my recent work ~




It's a lovely Saturday morning, six a.m., dark.  Outside my door I hear crickets, dripping water from last night's storms, and the very pleasant call of an owl.  I'm getting ready to drive to Charleston for the day; hoping to take in Fort Sumter and take another tour of the old Charleston jail, which I took last time I was there, but without my camera.  Hopefully I'll capture some good images, even though it's an after-dark tour.

Just a very quick update to say that life is, as ever these days, quite busy.  Work consumes my week, and on the weekends I'm trying to get out, relax a bit, and, when possible, take photographs.  This results in me not being online quite so much, and, coupled with the fact that I'm watching far too many artists than I have time to watch, I'm commenting sporadically when I can.  Don't think I'm ignoring your work...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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Los comentarios en español son agradables.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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  • Listening to: Nature outside my door
  • Reading: The Edwardian Lady, by Ina Taylor
  • Watching: I saw Arlo Guthrie in concert on Tuesday

Feeling Human

Sun Jan 15, 2006, 6:51 AM


I'm taking a break from my studies this holiday weekend, staying in a rented house near the beach on St. Simon's Island on the coast of Georgia - the same island on which I took last week's photographs (thumbnailed above).  I have use of a friend's car, and thus far it's been a wonderful break from my present routine of training, studying and feeling busy and trapped.  I will be so pleased when this course I'm taking is done (that will be in June) so that I can return home to Alaska.  In the meantime, though, I continue to manage to take short breaks and find beauty.

I am staying only a few blocks from that lighthouse which I recently photographed, so I decided to (finally) get a bit more serious about my photography... I bought a tripod yesterday so that I could take some long exposure shots of the lighthouse after dark.  Also bought an additional 1gb card for the camera, a padded wrist strap, and a new case as my old camera case had torn where the strap attaches to it.  My birthday's a couple of weeks from now, so I decided I could treat myself.  I was careful to purchase only things that will work for other cameras, as I'm thinking I may well upgrade to an SLR before the end of 2006, though I've already discovered a whole new level of functionality in my present camera, just by adding the tripod.  I'm quite pleased.  I got some great shots yesterday, and went out about six this morning to capture the lighthouse, the full moon, and the sunrise.  

I'm now back at my house (feels like a cabin for some reason), drinking good coffee.  I just ate the first breakfast I've been able to cook for myself in months (because I'm not allowed to cook in my dormitory and must eat all my meals in a (not wonderful) cafeteria).  

I feel so free and human this weekend.  

I have befriended far too many people on dA, and am having trouble keeping up with all the deviations but haven't the heart to cut because there are so many wonderful artists out there, so know that I will be looking at every thumbnail and commenting as I can on the stuff that strikes me most or on the work posted by those of you who always take the time to share your thoughts with me.  I would catch up on the 168 new deviations, but in a bit I plan to drive to Jeckyll Island for the first time... I hear there are quite a few photographs to be taken over there.

Looking forward to returning here afterward, for a hot bath and perhaps a fire in the fireplace.  Cooking for myself again.  Feeling like myself... peaceful and alive.

Hope everyone else is having a great weekend as well.

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Los comentarios en español son agradables.

Les commentaires en français sont bienvenus.

Os comentários no português são bem-vindos.
(Mas meu português não é muito bom estes dias...
...mas é bom para mim praticar.)

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  • Listening to: NPR's "Weekend Edition"
  • Reading: The manual for my camera (finally)
  • Watching: Haven't watched anything this week