DALLAS, Cameras and Agoraphobia and the end of the Censorship Mockery Project!
Thanks to everyone who sent in a pixel caricature or requested that I do one for them! It was fun and a good time was had by all! I hope!
By popular demand
has been brought back! (No slur against any of you other happy pixeleers! I'd love to collect more of these but so far, no one has sent me any! I also collect avatars of cute, [preferably] long-haired guys! So send me those too!
Plus read my journal below if you have the fortitude and message me a link to your best photo!
Hey to all my friends and anybody I haven't met yet! Pretty soon, I'll be saying "Y'all"!!!!
DALLAS, TEXAS, USA EDIT(If anyone has any suggestions about where to visit in and around Dallas - restaurants, bars with live music and older crowd - not c&w, lakes, parks, trees, weird buildings, let me know. Also was contempating going down to Galveston but hear the water is still all roiling about. I just have to see AQUA water - so if you know of any cool places like that on the Gulf, let me know about that too! Thanks!)
Only 1 1/2 days until I'll be in Dallas, Texas!!! I can't believe how fast the time has gone since the decision was made nearly 2 months ago, the time I bought the ticket and now! Wow! And it's all thanks to the live entertainment that you here on dA have provided me with! It's thanks to you that the time zipped by so enjoyably.
Though my initial frenzy of commenting, befriending and viewing has slowed to a slightly more balanced pace, I'm still really thankful to everyone I've met and hope to continue talking with as many people as possible. Let's hope I can manage to type shorter comments!
No house-cleaning or packing is getting done around here!
Like I really care! I'll have probably 3 cat and computer care-givers taking turns while I'm gone so I was hoping to tidy up enough space for another person to move around in my studio apartment. And because it's been so cold here, I've done nothing in the garden. Hope I have the inclination and energy when I get back.
Last time I went to visit my sis who lives in Dallas (she and her family ended up having to leave their glorious suburban Vancouver aerie, due to the lack of jobs here and her husband getting one there, now live in an even fancier house!), I took my camera, but only took a few very mediocre shots with my ancient (circa 1992) Olympus IS2000 analog
camera. Very disappointing. First time I went down there, I was too ill to even bring my camera.
This will be the third time, I've managed to organise things and I'm hoping to actually buy
a digital camera! Yay!
Having done some research, now I'd really like to hear about the cameras you use, how long, where you got it, how much, why you like it, specs if you can explain them to a lay person, special features, interelationship with the computer, camera related links AND samples of your best art shots
. Please don't send me any of your links to stock, really abstract shots, nudes, portraits or other people's stuff.
What makes one of your most complicated and expensive tools so great and/or popular? I know I can get a mid-range type SLR digital (not a compact) in the States for under $300USD these days and I can't afford to pay much more than that. It has to have space for around 200 or more exposures. I know nothing about digital cameras as yet - so assume you are teaching me something new!
Possibly I will feature some photos you've taken, starting off like I did with the Censorship Project...I had to really prod some people to get them to act and that was kinda self-defeating, don't you think! [Of course it did turn out to be pretty fun in the end and I learned a lot about colour palettes and pixeling as well as using layers in Corel Paint Shop Pro 10.]
Messaging me here with a link to your cool photos without prodding and with a promise of possibly featuring them might be better. And please note, all the photos I have were taken with film
so they will be quite different from what you have taken!
AGORAPHOBIA: Agoraphobia is a form of anxiety disorder. Sufferers of Agoraphobia fear crowded situations, especially in a confined space, where anxiety may escalate into panic attacks. As a result, sufferers of agoraphobia are often confined to their homes, with difficulty traveling to the outside.[link]
A feeling of extreme almost hatred, dread or aversion to leaving the house (yours or anyone else's, once you get there) is also a form of agoraphobia. Can also manifest as catatonia or as a physically infinite steel wall.)
Lucky for me, before illness related agoraphobia set in, the patterns of travelling away from home were entrenched at an early age so regular agoraphobia slips away...until I get to the next "homebase"! Arg!!!!!
Hey, don't you love living your life on the net!
Well, it turned out to be a lengthy and verbose journal again, tough shit! But just know that.....
I sooooo appreciate all your comments, postings and Deviations! Just don't forget what it means to be a deviant artist! [of any kind of artist, really!
Hey people, thanks for sending me your camera ideas so quickly - here's a shot
who uses a Nikon Coolpix.
just messaged me several thumbs and I chose this one
taken with an Olympus d40 zoom.
Everyone else, please send me your photos! YES!!!
Please wait for my friends' icons to load and then look at their galleries too!