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Under the Neon Lights by LiiLiiFish

I love the colors in this image. The reflection is very cool, I thought that it was some water with ripples in it at first, then I real...

Drop II by RobinHedberg

Excellent use of your depth of field. Noting that a 5.6 aperture was used to bring our attention to the water drop on the chain link. I...



Have you done any favors to people who you don't even know just to pay it forward? 

6 deviants said Yes , if so tell me what.
2 deviants said I am thinking about doing just that.
1 deviant said No, if not tell me why?
No deviants said home of pay it forward.


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Journal Entry: Wed Apr 9, 2014, 12:17 PM
Looking outside of my twin windows from a height of only 5'10" can give one a strange perspective on life. Things will go by fast sometimes and it is difficult to make sense of what goes on all the time. A person can only take in so much data before the mind throttles down the comprehsnsion, feelings build up, panic starts in some cases. Still, if you can manage to tame the beast that is inside of your head, then calmness will prevail.  Calmness that gives clarity to what one is looking at. Calmness that slows down ones life and allows the chance to observe something as simple as a water drop or as complex as another being.

Taking time to gain this calmness can occur in as little as five minutes per day. This tiny slice of time is easy to work into your schedule if you make a note to do so. Better yet this time can be taken no matter where you are as you already have your mind with you everywhere that you go.

Simply sit down in a comfortable position, Take a breath in and count to five, hold it a second, then exhale counting to five in your mind. repeat this process counting up from one after each breath. IF a thought starts in your head simply start counting again and pay the thought no mind. Do this for five minutes per day, then after a few days find ten minutes to donate to this process. You can keep it at as little as ten minutes or go for longer periods of time it is up to you. This is all you have to do and soon you will find yourself to be more calm, more comfortable in difficult situations and more Centered.


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Allan Zieser
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Well where to start....
Well, lets see, first My father met my mother then the stork dropped me down in the cabbage patch. But my father being a busy farmer did not notice me for a couple of months, during that time I was raised by wild boars... Then the Ufo's came and here I am..... Wait, that's not correct...

Okay, lets try I grew up on a rural farm in Iowa, joined the army, traveled the world for 12 years then ended right back in Iowa. I currently reside in Hiawatha, Iowa where I work full time at the Ottsen Oil Company and write on the weekends.

I like photography, painting, writing, hanging out at the coffee shops and my friends. I never seem to have any down time as I always have projects in the works. Even now I am writing one novel and two short stories at the same time whilst playing my drums and guitar.

Life is for the living and I am getting some living done!

I have several years photography experience. I started taking photos when I was seven with my grandmothers old brownie camera. I bought my first camera of my own when I was 12 and have never looked back. I also love to work with 3D programs and photoshop. I have used Illustrator and several other graphic programs as well. As always if you have a specific question on any techniques that I may use please send me a note or leave a message and I will get back to you with the answer if I know it.

Currently I am still using a Cannon 30D (one tough camera!) Digital camera and I am planning on purchasing the 50D later on for my work.

Current Residence: Hiawatha, Iowa
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL, XD :)
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Favourite photographer: Hiroh Kikai
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Linux, Jolicloud, Moblin
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Touch
Shell of choice: Crunchy chocolate with nuts.
Wallpaper of choice: Nothing too flowery. Maybe a normal pattern for the mood of the room.
Skin of choice: Human please
Favourite cartoon character: The Road Runner...(Beep Beep!)
Personal Quote: Live as though each day is your last and you will never be sad.


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wowywow 10 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist

Thank you very much for your interest in my Deviations ! :)


If you ever have the time and the interest, you can also check out my various projects ! :)

For instance, I create drawings that inspire stories and then I incorporate the two into videos on my YouTube channel :

You can see some instances of videos here:

Speedpainting and Story: Flight of the Rabbit

 Drawing and Story : I am Not a Mere Koala !
Don't Worry Mr. Bear



Good luck with everything that you do and continue creating interesting art ! :) 

Thank you very much for the fav! :D
Barnum60 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the recent support!Hi!
Thanks for the llama! =)
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PoloX2 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs!
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VictorianPrincess 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the :+fav: on Spring’s Brightness! :iconkissmeeplz:

.: Spring's Brightness :. by VictorianPrincess
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merci pour les favs :)
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MayEbony 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Allan, thank you so very much for the :iconcutellamaplz: and the Watch that really means a lot to me 
WithLove by KmyGraphic
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thanks for the :+fav:   :iconairfellaplz: Allan
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thanks for the faves "Kodak Duex" so kind of you 

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