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: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- While freezing my keester off photographing the sunrise at Cherry Creek State Park here in Colorado, I noticed the Deer tracks in the snow. I can't even begin to tell you all how bitterly cold it was with a breeze coming off the lake but I was really hugging my hot coffee I tell ya. I wanted to try and incorporate the tracks into the scene somehow and add something to it that would be different than a typical sunrise image. It made me think though and wonder how many times I have been photographing landscapes that wildlife was close by, watching me while I was totally unaware. It was a cold morning but wow, it was beautiful with the sky and clouds and yes, that is Pikes Peak in the distance.

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katiriot Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
wonderful photo! i wish i could purchase a print. i absolutely love your work! unfortunately i'm unemployed and have to dramatically cut back on my animal rescue - if not completely close it down for a while. a month and a half after becoming my own official rescue, my fiance's boss and so called friend screwed us and some others royally by doing illegal things in his business, which screwed everyone else - even those who had no idea what was going on, while he basically just lost the business - but of course kept his thousands and thousands of dollars... anyways, i know how ya feel. its been a while since that event happened and i kept my rescue going despite losing my home and moving in with my parents but they're struggling too now after my dad was out of work for almost a full year, then again for four months. anyways, not trying to rant here or make my situation seem worse than your own as we all have horrible situations to deal with, which may seem small to others but be massive to our own selves. i was just saying i know how you feel. it's tough not being able to do what you love because of money. i'm trying to raise money through donations as well as making custom collars, leashes and pet jewelry (the jewelry just means a hemp necklace for the animal, so no clips and ID tag ring like a collar would have haha i'm not some nut case who makes earrings and stuff like that for animals :p) so hopefully your situation works out for you and mine too! just have to keep our heads up and keeping trying. after all, that's really all we can do.

best of luck and again, you have wonderful skills!
glassreflections Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing, and absolutely stunning. 
Cocooue Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Photographer
Hi there!
I've featured you in my journal
petrova Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist
wow :clap:
famousflyingmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stunning! The colors are tropical but clearly the weather was not warm and relaxing :)
StephiPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Great photo also love the details you give describing where you took photo etc its really interesting!
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
each time I see your works I really wanna paint it :)
flamessphotography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! :)
ihamo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
loving the skyline :D
akkajess Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Writer

Hi! Your wonderful piece has been featured here:


ChanaART Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow...I'm so happy I watch you on DA... just beautiful!
dragonfuture Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous. :heart:
suk1pl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :heart:
EnchantBlossom Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
This is paradise? :oo
Realy beautiful. <333
Dortmeier Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
linneaphoto Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
This deviation has been featured in my favourite faves! :D
TheMalteseBandit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful !
ShanLouise1997 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Photographer
This is such an amazing photograph! So pretty!
NekoJub Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Uoou! It is a draw? kk it's very nice! Great work!
GuitarGirl99f Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous~
webcraftireland Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Really nice! great work
NEWildflower Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
Love the vibrant colors and the prints in the snow -beautiful picture.
tinbornalienated Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing!
I saw your other deviations they are equally great!
Kudos to you! :D
erene Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Gorgeous colours!
orinoor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
This is insanely beautiful, it almost doesn't look real!
A2Matos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 45…

Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM.
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
awesome! is it an HDR image?
kkart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nope, single exposure
dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
even more awesome!
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student
That shade of blue is absolutelu stunning. I have to say it is the best photo I've seen that features a colourful sky. Great work! :clap:
MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I love it. :D
jbritz22 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing!!! Any post processing, if so got any tips for a budding photographer?
Azot2016 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! :omg:
this camera DSLR-A550 better than A65V?

I really like this shot
kkart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
I don't know if it's better. There are strong points with each camera. The A65 is  much newer camera with newer technology and is very different than my a550. The A65 has video and my A550 doesn't. I think where the A65 is better is for things like wildlife or sports photography where you have moving subjects. It's focus and tracking is the best I have ever seen. 
Azot2016 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanx for your answer!

very beautiful shot :heart:
killbash Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
who are they?
asdfneingag Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Finding-The-Time Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Love your work. You get a :llama:
gravenimagez Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Artist
Romylyn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Magama1980 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
great colors
NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a beautiful shot! I really love the colors of the sky! :D
JediJaceon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
That's beautiful
Splash-Otter Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Best photo of this critters' prints ever! The background is simply gorgeous-and everything is so crisp looking!
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Such phenomenal colours!
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