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Trail - 1 by JDS-photo
Trail - 1
So this photo was taken around the same time as "Summer Walk", but this was more of an experimental shot, such as trying to get the right composition and feel. I ended up cropping the photo by about half, maybe a little more, just to make it look better. I used DxO Optics Pro 7 to edit the photo before adding the watermark in Photoshop. I don't really know what to think about this photo. I like it, but I can't help but think that maybe the focus should be in a different area of the photo.

So what do you think? Please free to comment and critique! All feedback is welcome and appreciated! =D

Summer Walk by JDS-photo 

Summer Contest WINNERS!

Wed Oct 1, 2014, 11:42 AM
Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay with the announcement =D
First of all, a massive THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the contest, whether you entered or helped with the voting, thank you for being a part of this.

It's time to announce the winners! (Although some of you may have already figured out who's won :giggle:)

In 1st place...

Summer poppy love by gigi50
gigi50 with Summer poppy love (22 points)

In 2nd place...

Snoqulamie Falls 1 by jxsnyder
jxsnyder with Snoqulamie Falls 1 (11 points)

In 3rd place...

The barrow by Lykorias End of the Road by jxsnyder
Lykorias with The barrow, jxsnyder with End of the Road (10 points)

Congratulations to the winners!

So as promised, gigi50 will recieve 100Points, jxsnyder will recieve 75Points, and Lykorias will recieve 25Points, as well as features and llamas (as shown in the original competition journal).
Update: All points have now been given out. The feature journals will be posted up by the end of October!

Again, thank you all for taking part in this contest!

P.s. There will be a new contest soon, so keep an eye out over the next few weeks if you want to find out more =D

Summer Contest WINNERS!
Winners of the Pure--Nature Summer Contest! Congratulations everyone!
Afan - 2 by JDS-photo
Afan - 2
Another photo that was taken during my trip to Afan Argoed. Again, I wasn't really paying much attention to the composition of the photo as I was trying to get used to the camera settings.

Please feel free to comment and critique! All feedback is welcomed and appreciated =D
Afan - 3 by JDS-photo
Afan - 3
Another photo that was taken during my trip to Afan Argoed. I tried to pay more attention to the composition of this piece, but it could probably be improved. Having said that, this is probably one of my favourite pieces that I had taken during the day.
Ironically, my friend (visible in the corner) was also doing photography :giggle:

Please feel free to comment or critique! All feedback is welcomed and appreciated! =D


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Josh S.
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
I am currently studying Business & Management at Aberystwyth University. I've been trying to develop my photography skills over the last couple of years, and I would love to be able to work more with photography, but I suppose I'll have to wait and see how well I progress and learn before I go making any big decisions. Please feel free to take a look at my gallery and leave feedback on my photography, all feedback is appreciated! :)
I shall be updating this journal entry on a regular basis (i.e. when needed), and therefore, you may receive numerous notifications about this entry on a regular basis if something new has come up in the entry (I apologise in advance if it seems like I'm spamming your inbox. I don't mean to...)

Personal updates

So my laptop has finally returned! YAYYY! I'll be working within the next week on editing and uploading as much work to as I can, ready to submit to deviantART.

I've decided to start selling prints on dA of a few select photos, mainly photos that have recieved some positive feedback (i.e. favourites, comments, critiques etc.)
To be completely honest, I doubt that there'll be many people on deviantART who'll look at purchasing prints (let alone mine :giggle:), but any support through purchasing, or even just commenting and critiquing as always is really appreciated :)

So it's deviantART's 14th Birthday! To celebrate, I took part in the "My deviantART Story" activity that they are currently doing, and while it is a lot longer than they wanted, it seemed right, especially since I joined dA 4 years today xD
I hope you like it :)
My deviantART StoryIt‘s been exactly 4 years since I joined deviantART. How time flies...
Over the past 4 years, deviantART has helped me in so many ways, and yet I didn't exactly want to sign up at the time :giggle:. My "works" show just how much I've changed in the past 4 years. I'm going to go a bit over the top compared to some "features" simply because I don't think pictures are enough to tell this story, so...
This is my story.
On the 8th August 2010, I was "forced" into creating a deviantART account by a friend of mine (who no longer has an account with dA). To be honest, I didn't even know what deviantART was at the time.
But I figured 'why not?'. I was never the social type (even now), but I figured maybe it may help take me out of my comfort zone, and actually try to talk to people.
When I first signed up (under the name "joshere". Yeah, that wasn't a good choice, was it... :giggle:), I initially thought "Let's upload my GCSE work, see what people thin

I now have a tumblr and a twitter account! Just like with dA, I'm going to be using these accounts to post up some photography and art, as well as to be social! So if you have a tumblr or twitter account, please feel free to check it out and chat to me! It would be great to talk to some other deviants!
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If you love nature, or create nature artworks, please join this new group!


Looking for contributors!

I'm currently looking at making some changes to the group, so I'm looking for some contributors who can help run the group alongside my co-founders, as well as gain new members for the group, and to help create and run new ideas that we may come up with. If you're interested in joining, please send a note to either me or the group, and we can discuss it further (requirements, needs etc.) =D

Group feature!

A lovely new group feature for April! Enjoy! =D
April feature!Hi Pure--Nature members! It's time for another feature!

Forest of Stars by Questavia

Fly Away by alexgphoto

Flower Petal by Cocotte-Vero91 

Snowdrops by Spademm
So what do you think of these? I hope you like these pieces as much as we do! All pieces featured will be added to the groups featured folder.
Would you like to be in next months feature? Just submit work to one of the groups folders, and you may be featured next month!


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UriahGallery Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the :+devwatch:!

-Jonathan Uriah Denney
Nature and Wildlife Photographer
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JDS-photo Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem =D
KristopherSwaby Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the badge :D
JDS-photo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem =D
gigi50 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

:iconthankssomuchplz: for the contest :points: :hug: 

JDS-photo Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem =D Congrats on the win :hug:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
LenseMan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for adding The Sun Rising Over The Sea to your favorites.:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin)

You can see more of my photographs at…
JDS-photo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem =D
unorthodoxowl Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student Photographer
thank you for the llama!
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