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This is so good, I immediately assumed in came from a Hollywood make up for a documentary style film. This kind of close up requires co...

2014-195 Lower Falls Footbridge by pearwood

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2014-052 Walking the pier by pearwood

Possible the best snow photo taken as an art image with an Argus C3. The composition is correct, the framing pleasing and the image sha...

The Blood Moon by timothylgreen

Just simply the best. After all the images will be posted, non will get the impact and timing illustrated as well as this. While this i...

As most of my followers know, I am an overnight success, even if it has taken me since 1957, at the age of eight, when I got my first used camera.  Allowing for some pretty, but average photos, I date my serious efforts from about 1966.

This doesn't mean I am not a success, just that I make this claim on my own standards.

Money doesn't enter into it, as I list income at 5th on my list of importance.

Starting with the most basics, I ask myself if I woke up today, and if the answer is yes, then I am on a roll.

After that the top of my list is family, then health and if I am content.  You notice I didn't say happy, as this in the ying/yang world also implies period of unhappiness.  I prefer to feel my efforts are giving me a peaceful sense of accomplishment.

Now I begin to think of money, but as I learned decades ago, you will never have as much as you want. Ask anyone, if they have enough, even Donald Trump, will think they need more.  When I learned this, I stopped chasing the dollar and turned my attentions to other things.

As for photography, my first love, after that cute redhead girl in the first grade, I have learned to stop and take the picture as I see it, never making or altering the setting, just finding the best way to present it.

Rule # 1, have a camera with you.  Amazing how many forget this basic rule.
Rule # 2, stop to take the picture.
Rule # 3, only show what you feel is the best.
Rule # 4, present it in the best light, and where it needs to be seen.

These simple rules, with many amendments are the basis of my success, as I see it.  The future will determine if anyone else agrees with me, but for me it doesn't matter, as I am already a winner, and I did wake up today, as well.

eugene spiegel


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eugene spiegel
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Bean Blossom, Indiana, USA
Favourite genre of music: blues, jazz, great
Favourite style of art: original
Operating System: Mac Snow Leopard
Personal Quote: The only constant is change.



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parallel-pam Featured By Owner 16 hours ago   Photographer
thanks a lot for the :+devwatch: and the :+fav: :-)
seek-and-hide Featured By Owner Edited 19 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Eugene,

My heartfelt thanks again!

JuanChaves Featured By Owner 21 hours ago   Photographer
thanks a lot for faving! :hug: much appreciated :-)

have a great weekend! ^^
KangTengri Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Photographer thank you for the fav, much appreciated
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