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August 19, 2013
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Aug 16, 2013, 7:29:51 PM
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Calling All Angels by kkart Calling All Angels by kkart
:bulletred: If you like my photography, please considering purchasing a print, the sales will go towards repairing my camera- After having medical bills from being very sick, I don't have the cash to repair it so I am trying to drum up print sales so I may continue to do what I love; photography. Sunday night while on a photoshoot up in the mountains, my camera gave up the ghost. It would appear the shutter died completely. After having just spent nearly a full week very ill in the hospital, I don't have the money to get a new camera or even repair it (it's loooong out of warranty) They say when it rains it pours, I think I must be going through a flood. I'm quite sad by it all as photography is my relief from an otherwise completely crazy world, it offers me peace of mind which I don't find anywhere else. This year has been incredibly hard for me, from being sick where I am facing my own mortality (because being septic is fun! Not.) to finances from hospital bills to just keeping my sanity, I have always gone to my camera to find comfort. Not much I can do now though I guess. I'll be honest with you all, it's hard being on here seeing everyone's awesome photos knowing that you can't do a dang thing to enjoy the same thing. In fact, it is downright depressing. Literally. Maybe I'll find a winning lotto ticket on the street lol

About the photograph- When I was a kid, I used to think that sunbeams and falling verga (evaporating rain) was the angels in heaven. Standing here photographing this scene I was reminded of that as it played out in front of me. Quite the sky I had at my fingertips to work with over the sunflower fields although very hazy from smoke blowing in from all the wildfires burning in surrounding western states outside of Colorado. It's kind of crazy to think that a massive wildfire in Idaho has so much smoke coming in to Colorado that it creates almost a soup like sky and shrouds the mountains almost completely. Generally, you would be able to see the mountains in this shot clearly at that too but not on this day when it turned the sun neon pink. It's a give and take, bitter sweet if you will, as the smoke creates amazing sunsets. It's been a pretty productive year at the sunflower fields thus far. Can't wait to get back! Yes, the title is based upon the song "Calling All Angels" by Train.

:bulletblue: 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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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014   General Artist
great light, contrast and foreground :)
trumanlakequeen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Peace-June Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just amazing :o <3
lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I've featured your picture here :rose: :aww:
zootnik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Beautiful as always John, this is ICONIC!
HUANGXUELI Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
fishofglass Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
tinkudadra Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Calling Purity 
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool sky!
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