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stretch out the sun by fotomademoiselle

First of all, before I get into anything technical, I want to tell you what instantly struck me about this photo, and what makes it abs...

Bess by darkSoul4Life

Bess is beautiful, as is this photograph of her. The composition and arrangement is just perfect - it was very nice of her to stand in ...

Monkey in the Middle by TheUnknownAssassin

Those monkeys bring back memories of something but I can't quite place what. They remind me of toys from a cereal packet or christmas c...

Shadow Company by Simon-P
by Simon-P

Can I just rave about how much I love this for 100 words? The composition is perfect. Absolutely perfect. How many jumps did it take to...

edges by Savaliste

The has one of my favourite things about architectural photos in it - an old building reflected in a new one. It's subtle but beautiful...


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United Kingdom

We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

I've been on dA since 2005 and a senior member since 2007. I've been a Community Volunteer twice, first looking after Photography > Horror & Macabre (November 2008 - June 2010) and Photography > Darkroom (June 2012 - May 2013). I've also adminned various groups over the years but these days I'm pretty much just here to share and enjoy art.

Photography was my job but is no longer, for health reasons. I still point my camera at things for fun though, so all is not lost. Work is managing online communications for an art performance charity and running a little techie business with my husband. I'm also studying for a BSc in Forensic Psychology. Hobbies include obsessing over entertainment media and literature of a dark nature, writing (under a pseudonym, because I like to compartmentalise) and playing with fire. I share my home with one large man, two small cats, an albino axolotl, five goldfish, a family of aquatic snails and more computers than two people realistically need.

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Deviousness Award
`RockstarVanity's gallery is filled with striking, vibrant photography and endless inspiration. Throughout her time as a Community Volunteer, Tanya promoted positivity whilst providing constructive feedback and suggestions from the community. Tanya always goes above and beyond to provide helpful resources and tutorials, not just encouraging you to improve your creativity, but to improve your citizenship within our community too. If you are ever in need of motivation or a friendly nudge of encouragement, `RockstarVanity should be your first deviant to visit. Congratulations, Tanya!
-awarded March 2012

Do people comment less now?

Journal Entry: Tue May 26, 2015, 5:34 AM

Having been away from dA (yes, I will probably always write it with the small 'd' and capital 'A' cause it's stuck in my mind as the way it is written) for a while and sort of drifting in and out for a couple of years before that, there have been lots of changes I've noticed and probably lots more that have passed me by. I feel a bit like I'm finding my way around again. It's kind of an adventure, discovering new things or old things in new places.

Something I'm wondering about is, do people comment less now than they used to a few years ago? I'm not complaining or griping or being all "change is bad mmm'kay?" and as nice as it is when people comment on my work, I'm not bothered if they don't. I post stuff here just to share it and I'm not looking for feedback or critique or anything, so when it comes to comments, I can take them or leave them. I just noticed that my older stuff would get loads of comments and my newer stuff maybe gets a few, but not always. This might be completely down to me not being super active on the site or maybe it's a combination of that and a general trend away from commenting.

What do you think? Deviants who have been here for a few years, have you noticed a difference in how many times people comment on your work? Do you think it's directly related to how active you are on the site or is it just the direction things have moved in, or is it a bit of both?

All of you, even if you've only been here for a few months or a few weeks - why do you share your work on dA? Is it just for the sake of sharing it or are you hoping for feedback and/or critique? Do favourites matter more to you than comments, or vice versa, or are you not particularly bothered about either, or equally as happy with either?

Go on, satisfy my curiosity!

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Yay! Sunny bank holiday Monday means adventures and photos :-)
Just being reminded that there are few things in the world that make me feel as happy and at peace as spending hours on dA. Love this place.
Found this super useful collection of cheat sheets for anyone wanting to get to grips with the manual settings on their camera. The more you know!…
Munching on dairy-free white choc easter eggs and setting up an Instagram account for my photography. Happy Sunday!
I'm kind of in the mood to be helpful and give some critiques but all I can think of to say is "Just create something you think is beautiful, something that brings you joy". Maybe it's not the right night for helpful critiques after all.


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Jauclyn-Productions Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Hey, thanks for adding me to your watch La la la la 
silber-englein Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Photographer
Hello! :wave:

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To help you get started with the group, please check out our Important Information box to find out how we can help you, including submitting your photographs into the group, receiving constructive feedback, promoting your photography contests and more! Find out how you can submit your work to the group here.

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Anoya Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Photographer
Thanks for the watch! :heart:

For some reason I thought you already were :lol:
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Photographer
I thought I already was too, but I'm silly. Ages ago when I wasn't using dA much I went through my watch list and thought I'd stopped deviations etc from appearing in my message centre since I wasn't checking it anyway. What I'd actually done was unwatched a whole heap of people and I'm only getting around to hunting everyone down again now that I'm back using dA regularly.
Anoya Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Photographer
I haven't had that happen to me before, thankfully. But there were several occasions where I was absolutely sure I used to watch someone but they didn't appear on my watchlist. I don't know what happened there. I've heard more people about it as well D:
ElisDoominika Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for llama!
NightmareOnElmStFan Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you for the llama badge.
AdriPix Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the llama ! :)
boxeggsfish Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for love.

 sorry it fine you hello for good just all hug
 the Llama.Heart Heart 
Lexi247 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day~!
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner May 3, 2015   Writer
sylverface Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the Watch =D
martaraff Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Thank you *:heart:*
Kezulos Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the +watch! :iconblushplz:
Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Thank you by smault23  For the watch Tanya 
MissTearini Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch!
Anj3lla Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch, Tanya...greatly appreciated!:iconmyheartplz:
TalXorFire Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama. I have given one in return. :D (Big Grin) 
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama !
caddman Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional General Artist

.....:iconthanksforthefavplz:SS my friend ...:rose: :love:
bulldogstoy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
💚 Thanks for the llama! 😊💗
noumenalarts Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Love your quote from Anais Nin, her writing was quite controversial for the time. My fav - Little Birds.

Thank you for the fav.

A quote for you from Mr Wilde. Hope you don't mind and I think it fits with yours.

“There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”
RockstarVanity Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015   Photographer
A lovely quote and a good thing to be reminded of. Thank you :aww:
animefreak2345345 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Thanx for Ze :llama
dema-dodi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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