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Angels Fall by borda
by borda

As I have often said. Any day on dA will have images better than the year's best from National Geographic, and here is another one. Muc...

Portrait de rue by hubert61

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

This is a fine black and white photo, but better yet what the Argus C3 was designed for, a great photo on a budget with full control an...

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...


Field.DSCN2260, with story by harrietsfriend
Field.DSCN2260, with story
So far this year, starting with January of 2015, we have 59 good weather days, perfect for a bicycle ride in the country.

This was the 54th day, with temperatures in the lower 80s but humidity moderate for the mid-western USA.  On my way home from town, I dismounted my bicycle to take in the pleasant view of this farmer's field.  He had already harvested the first bails of hay from earlier in July, and they were stacked to pick up as needed for his livestock.

This field has many possibilities for play, and would also make a fine country landing strip for an ultra light plane.  I half expect one day to see one land here.  I pass this about 13 miles into my day ride.

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eugene spiegel

Last year we had 53 good weather days.
Under the room.img736, with story, a series by harrietsfriend
Under the room.img736, with story, a series
It is one thing to have built a room outside a completed building, and have it exist, possible beyond the laws of physics, and yet a whole other thing to trust walking beneath it.

Part of my series on Appalachia for a magazine story I did for "Appalachia 70".

Taken with my Zeiss Contarex with 55mm F1.4 Planar, on Kodak Plus X 135mm panchromatic film, taken about 1969.

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eugene spiegel

This is another of many images I will post in the near future from my documentary series.  All those who watch me will be notified of my daily contributions.
Painted lady butterfly.800 0406, with story by harrietsfriend
Painted lady butterfly.800 0406, with story
They love our butterfly bushes out front.

This is a example of catch or catch can, as what you chase often turns into the next butterfly, as they to fall into and out of position. Focus is very narrow.   You can see how selective the depth of focus was on the individual flowers.

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eugene spiegel
Mom with son.img709, with story, a series by harrietsfriend
Mom with son.img709, with story, a series
I began my experience in magazine photo-journalism while working as the photographer for a magazine titled "Appalachia 70".  

A family was arranged to document, and have me, as the photographer, visit.  It was to be a National Geographic style story.  Since the article hadn't been written, my images were not directed in any manner, so it was a true documentary.

During the next week or so I will post images, which made up the material the editors would choose from.  If you watch me, you will be notified as they appear.

Taken with my Zeiss Contarex with 55mm F1.4 Planar, on Kodak Panatomic X 135mm panchromatic film, about 1969.

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.

eugene spiegel
Cruising with date.img755, with story by harrietsfriend
Cruising with date.img755, with story
Anyone remember "American Graffiti", the movie.  

Cruising in your big american car was a weekend sporting event, often taking the place of movies and dances.  Before low riders, and spinning hub caps, the idea of tricking out your ride was still important to young adults. This man had a neon light installed under his car frame and it brought the desired attention to him and his date, as they toured around the hot spots.

In a quick grab shot I sought the attitude they carried, using my Exakta VXIIa with my Zeiss 58mm F2.0 Biotar on Kodak Tri X 135mm panchromatic film, from the mid 1960s.

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eugene spiegel

If you look carefully, you can see part of my car window and door, I was forced to shoot through to catch this fleeting image.  I kept the image dark, as it would have been to the other drivers as they would have viewed it.
I've been on deviant art for many years now, and have learned how to work the system, to get noticed.  I belong to many groups, lead one and help on others.

If I see a piece I like I fav it.  If I see a piece which is good, but not necessarily like, I will still fav it.  Favs to me are a daily reminder of what others like and wish to encourage.  I use it as a pat on the back.

But "watching someone" means much more.  To me it signifies what is consistently above average, and worth looking forward to see more of that individual's work.  It is a proven superior job, well done.  If I keep coming back to an artist's work, or if it is so great, at first look, I will become a watcher for them.

DDs come and go, and it is still a grab shot to earn one, and it can be quite subjective and doesn't mean the work is extraordinary.  If the right person, gets the attention of another right person, ultimately if it all goes well, it might become a DD. Even so it is still an honor to receive, but not near as great as being watched by a large number of faithful who seek out your work everyday, if possibly have the time.

To this end, I am very fortunate to have over 700 who regularly get to see what new pieces I am showing.  Many of them, leave comments or send me notes bringing me even closer to their lives.  I try to respond to each of them, when the numbers permit.

But about the count...

My theory is to be a dA success, it would be nice to have as many watchers as submissions.  At the moment I have about 1291 submissions, and 738 watchers.  The gap is closing every day.  I figure I am about 1 DD away from tying up and then finally after 5 years of going ahead on the ratio, thus being a success.

Are you keeping count?

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
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Personal Quote: The only constant is change.



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Dixlexart Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist
Thank you for the fav! Merci beaucoup.
atomicranchgal Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav :)
EintoeRn Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Just  a little feature ;-) ATARI cracked again



DarkWorldPhotos Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Professional Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :)
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