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A Colorado Fall Along Kebler Pass by kkart
A Colorado Fall Along Kebler Pass
East Beckwith Mountain is shrouded in clouds along Kebler Pass during sunrise as the Aspen forest shows off its beautiful glowing colors. It was just surreal photographing this scene and very short lived as those clouds the sunrise is reflecting against later would shroud everything in a very thick fog which also gave me some wonderful photos. I was fascinated by how fast conditions would change up here. It was as if if sunlight, rain, snow, sleet and fog were doing battle every 10 minutes and you'd never know what you would get but it also made for some great photography! It was an amazing experience. 
John De Bord Photography © 2014

Bullet; Blue Sharing is caring!--My rules for using my images I ask that you respect my artwork and my rules when sharing my images. You are more than welcomed to share my artwork anywhere you like, however I do ask that you do NOT remove my ©, alter my image in any way, shape or form and that you link back to where the image came from, in this case my site on DA (though my personal website would be ok as well) That is all I ask. Thank you! 

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I'm very saddened to say that Bill :iconpale-recluse: has passed away. Frickin' A. I am really upset and saddened by this. While I was gearing up to have my surgery in January and while I was in the hospital, Bill & I became pretty close. He would check in every day almost to see how I was doing and he shared with me that he was sick with terminal brain cancer. 
I'm pretty darn speechless at the moment and just very stunned. 
Life is just way to short.....way too damn short. I was given a second chance and many never aren't. I am one of the lucky few (very few) who were. I think I just got a shot of reality to never be lazy about anything again. I'll miss you Bill, you were quite a guy and a dang special one at that. Rest in peace my friend. Love you.
Dana has a piece on him in her journal as well  RIP BillHello to everyone who drops by my photography page. I'm :iconthe-vampire-danchan: and I made this account for all my photography.
I'd like to thank everyone who gives me a watch or a fave. I no longer have the time to thank each one of you individually but I appreciate every fave I get. I hope you all understand, thank you for your ongoing support :aww:
So thank you for taking the time to look and I hope you like them ^-^
RIP my friend :iconpale-recluse: I hope you are peace now. I feel blessed to have met you all those years ago and will never forget those 3 weeks we spent travelling around. I will never forget all the sound advice you gave me, all the laughter and joy you brought to everyone you encountered, you were one of my closest friends, you were family, my crazy American uncle.

I'm not really on here much anymore, now I see they have changed the site but I'm not feeling it's worth the time and energy. Most of my work will be posted on FB and Redbubble
The Mountain King by kkart
The Mountain King
Thanks everybody for the feedback, favs and shares, I do have prints available, check out my shop here on dA!
The peaks of the Colorado Rockies in Rocky Mountain National Park & "The Shark's Tooth" brace for the coming snow storm on a autumn morning as clouds begin to roll in.
How I got the photograph--To get the shot I used a Sigma 170-500mm lens backed up by my Sony A77 on my tripod. Over the years I have really come to love photographing landscapes with a really long lens, generally at 400mm or greater. Often called "compression landscapes", it opens up a whole other world for your photographer in that you can photograph what the human eye literally can't see (sort of like how macro photography lets you see tiny details) Often times I will photograph an image like that using my regular landscape lens and then bolt on my 500 to see what else might be there, looking for the best composition and lighting. In this photograph, I really wanted to get a lot closer to the clouds which were beginning to cover the peaks while the lighting, though subtle, was still dramatic in the forest below. 
John De Bord Photography © 2014
Touching The Clouds by kkart
Touching The Clouds
Thanks everybody for the feedback, favs and shares, I do have prints available, check out my shop here on dA!
The iconic Longs Peak rises above the valley floor of Upper Beaver Meadows during sunrise in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, What's not love about an early Fall morning? I wish every landscape could look like this....
John De Bord Photography © 2014

So, what do you all think of the new changes including the status update? I'm not even sure where to find this in my message center but so far, I am diggin' all the new things. It's refreshing.....
I once said that first and foremost, how you see your artwork is what matters the most. 

I stand by those comments to this day and it really is what matters the most. Insecurity within your own artwork plagues many people. In this day and age of instant gratification with facebook, flickr, DA, 500px, everyone wants a pat on the back and ages ago on DA I wrote several journals about this about how deep down, it's all just meaningless BS. The drive by ego stroking doesn't help you evolve as an artist at all and if anything it can actually make things worse. How so? The answer is a relatively simple one really. People begin to base their self worth as an artist by how much something a piece of art is commented on, by how many favs it has, how many pageviews, how many shares. This is also a relatively new phenomenon. Case in point, if this was 15 years ago, none of us would even be having this conversation right now because the expectations we put on things simply doesn't exist as a medium to do this. If this was 1999 and you were, I don't know, let's say whatever age you are now, what would you be doing? You'd be creating is what you'd be doing and not getting caught up in the superficial rat race of instant gratification & feedback. 

Now I know there are some people who will utterly think otherwise but prove me wrong. I can't even begin to tell you how I have literally watched people hang up their camera, their paints, their pencils, all because they get frustrated because they base their self worth as an artist on social networking sites. They get mad at you when you don't comment on things, fav their things, share their things and thus put pressure on you and the relationship you have with them. Is that right? Is it really? No it isn't. however this is the day and age we now live in. We simply expect too much out of others and place an incredible amount of importance if someone gives us feedback about our work. Now that isn't to say that isn't important because it is however at the same time there is a fine line between expectation and desire. 

3 years ago I made myself a promise. To this day I kept that promise and if so, more than anything, I live it now more than ever. What is it? To take a step back from social networking sites and photography sites as a whole. I did that and to this day I still do it. I concentrate on my photography now as much as humanly possible and I have set forth a very distinct goal to make a living out of what I do and to be the best I can possibly be as a photographer. Eventually this will lead to other things like holding paid workshops and education but right now I want to shoot as much as possible and not stop. I want to be out with my camera as much as I can and I want to see nature, experience life and see things I fortunate to see as much as possible. I follow photographers who I look up to and I don't expect a single thing from them in return. Some of these photographers I call personal friends and I shoot with them while others I don't know but learn from what their photoblogs say and the images which they take. 

Photography, like any other artistic medium is in a constant state of evolution for the artist. It always is and always will be a learning experience that will hold throughout your lifetime. There will never be a point where you know everything & anything, ever. That's what makes it fun though, we never know where the road will lead us or take us. It's a joyride but only if you let it be and don't put so much importance on others and their feedback with "Hey nice shot!". Instead, concentrate on the image itself, on making it, ask questions and concentrate on things which really matter, like improving your own artwork and how to go about doing it. Want to know one of the absolute best resources for doing just that? YouTube. Yes, YouTube. It is literally better than any photography course you could ever take because everything you ever wanted to know is literally at the tips of your fingertips. I bet most don't even know this but there are actually channels dedicated to the art of landscape photography & how to get the shots you want. "The Landscape Photography Show"  is but one of several that are on there. You aren't going to get that sort of information from people saying "hey nice shot!". 

Reality. It's what's for dinner. 
Now get you ass off of DA and take some photos!


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