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Do you tweet?Where else are you, online?
Lately I've been really enjoying reading other people's blog/journals/diaries/whatever-they're-being-called-now. So, my question for you, dear readers is... where else do you have an online presence? Care to share?
I've been getting a little carried away myself... Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr... they all get a decent amount of attention from me. Or at least get updated more often than I update most things here Those status update things are awesome... and the ability to directly upload a photo to your blog/facebook/site from your cell phone?! how cool is that?!
You can find links to most of my other online homes in the column to the left
Yep... it has happenedObama is the next President of the USA
"We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. And they will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks and months to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
"For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we've been told we're not ready or that we shouldn't try or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Yes, we can.
"It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation: Yes, we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights: Yes, we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward agains
Just a quick note to see how everyone is doing.
I went on a photo-meet/group shoot thing last night that was pretty exciting... got a chance to really learn how some of my lights work... and found a really excellent location to do some shoots of my own in the future.
So, I was listening to this show called Wiretap on my headphones at the gym. It's rather similar to This American Life, in that it's a radio show, that's not about the news, or debating current affairs... it's amusing and poignant at times. And the hosts sound quite alike. Anyway... on this particular episode I was listening to, I heard this:
According to the Greek philosopher Archilochus, people are either foxes or hedgehogs. Foxes know a little about a lot of small things, and hedgehogs know a lot about one big thing.
So what are you?
PS - I'd really
Anotherlong overdue update
So, since my last journal entry at the end of May
spent another 2 and a half months in India, travelling
Went to Pondicherry, a former French colony in India
Went to Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama
Travelled a lot in the state of Punjab
Went to BURNING MAN!1!eleventyone11!!
Had my cousins visit from India as soon as I got back from Burning Man
Went to Vancouver and Victoria in Canada
Went to LA, Disneyland, Universal Studios etc..
Went to Vegas
Went to San Diego and saw Shamu
What's new in your life?
Got any good ideas for a Halloween costume you feel like sharing?
So I usually like writing a short thing about some movie or the other that I've seen and enjoyed recently... but while I've been traveling I've really been out of the loop... so... anyone got any suggestions? See a good movie recently? Tell about it.
Holy Crap!it's a journal update!
Theres been a decent amount of stuff going on in my life
In the recent past I:
Completed my thesis
Am finished with grad school.
got a new camera. (yay D300!!)
Left for a long trip to India.
Did a whole bunch of traveling in India.
went to Goa
just got back from Jim Corbett National Park where I got some of the coolest photos I have ever taken
saw 7 tigers and any number of elephants and other cool animals.
Whats new in your life?
I guess Ill leave you with what I think is a fairly appropriate song at least nominally.
How to become a dA power browser.So you know how every once in a while you'll click on a news item or journal that has nothing but thumbnails... like 100 or 200 or even more?
Or perhaps you let your devWatch section get out of control to a few hundred or even few thousand unseen deviations?
Usually I just look at that huge number of thumbnails and freak out... all the clicking and then clicking back and waiting for the entire page to load again and then again... and again
Well, not anymore.
I thought I'd write a quick little guide on how to take care of that huge number deviations in a much shorter time.
It's all done using a handy little browser plug-in/add-on called PicLens. (and before any of you hard core Internet Explorer or Safari users start moaning... don't worry, they've got you covered too )
Probably about time I updated this thing
Not much to say. Been busy trying to get things done. Taking pictures when I can, though not really processing any of them. So now I have huge backlog of photos that are pretty cool, and that need to be processed and uploaded somewhere.
Acquired a bunch of lighting gear since I wrote here last. I've only had a chance to play around with it a few times, but wow... does proper light make your final product so much easier to deal with! A couple minutes of thought while taking the photo, with a decent lighting setup, and that cuts down the amount of time I'd have to spend processing the photo to barely a minute or two.
In other photo news, my camera's been acting up lately. Really rather irritating. I mean, I guess I have really pushed it to its limits(probably shouldn't have taken it on that snow shoeing trip in the freezing rain a year ago)... but it's still pretty disheartening to look at photos that are all noisy and out of focus com
Just a reminder about my 10,000 page view competition thing... only 50 or so to go. Still not sure what prize I'm going to give... but there will be a prize that I will send out/make/give/do to the winner. I've won too many of these little page view grab things where I haven't been given the promised prize. I'm not going to be like all those slackers
Great movie. Go see it. I've been describing it to people as late 1980s high school movie meets film noir. (Nouveau-noir high school movie?) It's really cheaply made, quick paced, witty and beautiful and what is really interesting is the crazy language. (Supposedly the director/writer was trying to channel certain aspects of Shakespeare.) Now, English is my first language, but there were times when I was tempted to turn on the English subtitles to just catch up with what they were saying so I could parse things. Once your brain has gotten used to it though it becomes easier. (Somewhat lik
Tweak Knave Zealot Token - UpdatedJust a reminder about my 10,000 page view competition thing... only 50 or so to go. Still not sure what prize I'm going to give... but there will be a prize that I will send out/make/give/do to the winner. I've won too many of these little page view grab things where I haven't been given the promised prize. I'm not going to be like all those slackers
So, I originally posted this elsewhere, but I figured I had
wastedproductively spent too much time playing with this in Illustrator not to share it with you, my dear readers.
It was also probably about time for me to update this journal... more literary nerdiness
Oh yeah!! In your face boggle board!!!
how cool are those boggle words?!(the ones in the title of this journal, also shown with the colored arrows above)
How about, vane mine mint neat teen wane wean toke walk wake take lake talk
or mink veal zeal ? You guys se
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 4I'm back with my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while. Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Tilt-Shift, Customizing brush 2, Lens Flare, Mask Tool,.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big 1920 x 1080 px). I used Photoshop CC here, so some things may be different in lower PS versions. But most of things may be the same in all PS versions. I'll make even more tutorials like this, so stay tuned. And if you like it, then you can fav this article. Thank you and enjoy. I hope it's helpful. More tutorials by me you can see in feature below.
How to render MMD videos like a pro!
The DeviantArt MMD community is notorious for its drama and mini-conflicts. It has also been the one in which I've encountered some of the rudest people on the Internet. However, I have also been rather fortunate in being able to become acquainted with some of the nicest, talented and knowledgeable people I've ever encountered anywhere. Many of these have graced my gallery with their visits, comments, encouragement and attentions. And a few, perhaps some of the most talented, have graciously given me access to hard to get models, exclusive previews of their MMD work and even insights into their methods of doing things.
Occasionally, I am gifted with real gems and this was the case when garmus1 dropped a note in my inbox the other night. Apart from the depth of knowledge that he gives into his methods, he's also given me permission to share that knowledge with the rest of the community.
Now, I know that some of you will have, after reading only
Weekly feature LXVIIIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this week and in the last days
Carolina by ClaudiaFMiranda
afternoon lullaby by bwaworga View from Mt. Mangart 1 by BerarAdrian
Crazy Sunshine by almostacrayon mysigt kvall by rahmanio
...savudrija XV... by roblfc1892
Royal Affair Campaign 2014 - 1 by Aisii where you end by tjasa Celestial by Thomas-Koidhis
Some beautiful pieces of ART10Sharing is caring.
Compass by Teddy-Cube Dancing Butterflies by Sisterslaughter165
Heart and Soul by RickHaighNicki... again. by Cinnamoncandykuia x by chriseastmids
Stand out from the rest by pqphotographyScrew the Light, Give me Darkness by pjenzFishing by Notvitruvian
Teac by pitkonMandelbrot 104 - Etranged love - by Olbaid-STCan You Feel My Heart by StevenZybert
Lake at Colbricon by SergibaSun King by samgrealResonance by Pixx-73
Beautiful Nude Practice 2 by philippeLJune sunset by peterpatemanLady Butterfly by Mr-Ripley
Once Upon a Time by morningstarskidStructures From Silence by MoodyBlueGrand Central Terminal by maxlake2
Always Beside You by mj-magicSummoning by MoonRoseEternityThe Nanny Ravens by LouVart
Vagabond by LewiARTs
Softness-art: Weekly feature XXIX:iconsoftness-art:
Vio II by Eman333
Tomorrow will be Spring by bwaworga
LILY LIKE Mia by LILYLIKESerene v.2 by bwaworga
Masha4 by piesong
the.apple. by kpubo-geteJ and J by kamakebelieve
pearl by schilles-photography
Awakening by markborbelybroken dreams by kleinerEngl
Knoblauchsland II square - yellow by myINQI
my kitchen. by popoksSunny tower by cloduy
Metu by analogphotoMetu
More wet plates works in his gallery:
AmazingPhotos #3For see the other features click here
AmazingPhotos #1 & AmazingPhotos #2
Now is the Time by lindahabibaS t a y by mitazu08
Morning Forest by Dybcio
*** by FatalvJewel by DaisyDinkle
Hello, Kitty by alexgphoto
Amongst the Waves. by MauiMelle
A Guide to TutorialsStock & Resources
So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...
There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.
Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )
Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )
Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)
Don't forget, great design IS ART!
DeviantART is predominantly an English language website. However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently. Make sure your use of language i
Happy Independence day - Photos from India:iconsharadhaksar:
khajjiyar by dakoo Fields in a storm by dakoo
Holy Man by shekhar A kid by shekhar Creek at Waghbeel by shekhar
India Rocks... by Parikhit A girl with Taj Mahal. by Parikhit
Kathakali: Laxman 2 by PhotogrartistKathakali: Make-up session 2 by Photogrartist
Anybody Home ? by maggiUttranchal by maggi
H O P E by dabralbmBoating_by_Priyamvada by dabralbm
Spread the love-2 by derozioLord Ganesha-III by derozio
The angry Cross..:D by voidrummerCrack in the Sky... by voidrummer
Mehndi. Haldi. by nikhil
Golden Eve. by SachN
River Yammuna by Priyamvada
Dadima by Ravinss
Stamp - Love India by akkasone
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