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My Apologies for upcoming MASSIVE upload!! :(

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 7, 2010, 7:30 PM


I apologize for swamping anyone with new uploads, but I am so far behind in posting my photos and I have so many people that are wanting to see some of them that over the next few nights I will be uploading MANY images!  Part of the reason is that I have done something different with many of these.  I have promised some examples of manipulating original images such as turning them into oil paintings, black and white, watercolors etc. so I will be uploading both the originals of some that I like best as well as several manipulated versions of them.  I'll group them together by putting thumbs in the comment sections.

Also, I have some images that are taken at fairly wide angles that I like the look of even though the subjects aren't really all that close/large in the image so I will be uploading a cropped version to make the subjects larger in the photo too.

Again, I am sorry if anyone feels overloaded with new images from me so please, feel free to comment/fave any that you feel the urge to and just skip over any that your lack of available time dictates that you have to.  No hard feelings at all on my part....believe me, I know the feeling!!

I am also very far behind on replying to comments and such again...especially in view of the fact that I got my first DD recently and HOLY MACKEREL, the comments that has generated!!  I've a lot of catching up to do and haven't been able to be here in too long now so I plan to dedicate the entire day on this Sunday to catch up as best as I can.


:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow:  REGARDING MY LAST FEATURE :bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow:

There is no way I could possibly feature the work of all the friends, new and old, that deserve to be here. :no:  All I can do is try to hit those that I can.  In order to get as many incredibly talented deviants highlighted here, I will mostly only include one or two of their deviations, but PLEASE PLEASE understand that they have so much more to offer than the little I show here.  If you can find any spare time at all, you owe it to yourselves to take a moment and visit their galleries!  I absolutely KNOW you won't be disappointed. :nod: :excited:

And, when you are done marveling at the works in my Main Feature, please don't forget to check out the "Photo Realism" featurette in my right sidebar!  You wouldn't want to miss this!  :D



:star::star: WARNING!! :star::star:
Cuteness overload ahead!!

I want to start off with a few pieces guaranteed to make you go "Ahhh, that's SOOO cute!" Just to get you in the right frame of mind for the rest of this feature. :D
I found this deviant quite by accident, but I'm so glad I did. I hope you'll feel the same way.  :fingerscrossed:

by: :iconsekhmet-neseret:

Morning Yoga by sekhmet-neseret Hi ? by sekhmet-neseret Un P'tit Coin d'Paradis. by sekhmet-neseret I'm Invisible by sekhmet-neseret
Cocoon by sekhmet-neseret Siblings by sekhmet-neseret Under Protection by sekhmet-neseret Mother Swan and Baby by sekhmet-neseret


:gallery: MAIN FEATURE :gallery:

Toorongo Cascades by Bjay70:thumb169303438:Reflecting Peace by Passion4PhotosDrought is over...for now by kayaksailor

Waiting for Mother by glassreflectionsAlmost there by Davils-PhotographySnail Munch by MichelleRameyMeet me in the Dark by Davils-PhotographyBefore the Kiss by La-Vita-a-BellaI got them! by JocelyneR

Sunflower by Passion4Photos:thumb125446229:High key Tree by kayaksailorForest Light by La-Vita-a-BellaFor Rezzan by 1001G

Kisses From Italy by Davils-PhotographyAftermath by Passion4Photos

Sweden 13 by lonelywolf2

TPOTY 3 by lonelywolf2Mt Hood and Barn by La-Vita-a-Bella

:thumb103548459:Frilled Lizard by Hunter-T-Wolf:thumb164460387:Little one by LadowskaGrizzly Bear ROAR II by eidolicTrail in the Whiteness II by philippeL

:thumb158623307:Looking down on you by kayaksailor

Titan Games by EveningEveFrac Manip 080210-2 by GypsyHDenying the Myths by CristaliaARTCookie Flowers by JoyfulColorCharacter and Reputation by LeaWiggins

Thank you all for checking out my feature journal.  To all of those I would love to have included here but wasn't able due to space limitations,
just let me say that I will try my best to do these more often now and I will get to you have my word. :bow:
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Mark R. Dakin
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
:new::new:I have two slide shows I have created. One is a large sampling of my Nature, Wildlife and Landscape photography, and the other is a sampling of what I call "Environmental Portraiture" that I have done. So, if you'd like to enjoy either of them, fire up your music player, put on some of your favorite songs and follow either of these links to see some of my work in an entertaining slide show with special effects! :popcorn:

please keep in mind two things however.

(one) To reduce the size of these slide shows, the quality and resolution of the images has been reduced!

(two) These slide shows were made some time ago so the contact information on the first slide of the Environmental Portraiture slide show is no longer correct!

Nature, Wildlife, & Landscape slide show:…

Environmental Portraiture slide show:…


Photography has been a life-long hobby for me. As a boy, on vacations with family, I remember being filled with wonderful feelings as I'd stand looking at whatever beautiful scene we'd come to admire. I also remember being saddened when it was time to leave. I wished I could have a magic knife that I could use to cut out a piece of the view to take home with me and enjoy forever.

It was only natural for me to make the connection with my "magic knife" and a camera! Now, I spend all the time I can "slicing" scenes from everywhere I go so I can share my visions with others.

Although I have dabbled with selling my images and shooting for pay, as in weddings and family portraits etc in the past, I have only recently set my mind to doing whatever I can to make it really go and get serious about starting a photography business.

About 5 years ago now, I made the jump from film to digital photography and have found the editing and creative possibilities to be a virtual "toy land"!

I have photographed landscapes, wildlife, weddings, formal and informal portraits, pet portraits, sports events and macro photography. I have an extensive library of these kinds of images in film format however they are in the keeping of my sister in Ohio. I will be trying to get them out here as soon as possible.

My digital library of quality images is now nearing the 60,000 mark. In the months to come, I'm sure I will increase that number rapidly.

Since my conversion to digital format, I have done scenics, animals, portraits and sporting events but for my own personal enjoyment, I seem to be drawn more to wildlife and macro photography and I have a vast number of excellent animal close-ups, flowers, insects and other subjects people often aren't able or take the time to see in such close detail.

I will be increasing my library of landscapes, waterscapes etc. on a continual basis...faster as spring and summer approaches and I have plans to travel to some other excellent locations in order to have access to a wider range of wildlife subjects and scenery.

If you look at my ID images, you'll see that I enjoy horseback riding but have gotten into a situation where I have no means to keep my horses and too much time devoted to my photography to maintain one. However, due to my love of horses, one of my favorite subjects to shoot is equestrian events of any type. I love shooting children's or adult's horse shows, gymkhanas, game shows and just about any competitions they might get involved in.

For a complete listing of the services I can provide, see my image titled Services List in my business graphics gallery. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me and if you have an up-coming event for yourself or your children or just need some portraiture done, I would be more than happy to discuss the possibility of working with you.

And of course, if you see any of my images (of which, this sampling is a very tiny part) that you just love, I'd be more than happy to provide you an enlargement to display in your home or office. If you don't see anything you like or something you would like in particular, feel free to ask as I probably have it in reserve or will make every effort to get it for you!

I also do digital manipulations of images to make totally new art. You can see some examples of this in my Manipulations gallery.

On an on-going basis, I will be adding to my galleries as quickly as I can, to give you all new images to browse and enjoy.

Thank you all!

Mark R. Dakin
Lone Wolf Photography

Current Residence:
5541 NE 72 Ave. #2
Portland, Oregon 97218
deviantWEAR sizing preference: large
Print preference: The larger the Better!
Favourite genre of music: County
Favourite photographer: Me!! Seriously, I don't really have just one, there are too many good ones. If I had to pick one...Art Wolfe.
Favourite style of art: Oil
Operating System: XP
MP3 player of choice: Media Player
Shell of choice: Abalone?
Wallpaper of choice: any of my really good photos
Skin of choice: skin for what?
Favourite cartoon character: Buggs Bunny
Personal Quote: May the brightest day of your past be the darkest day of your future!


Ok, I haven't done many of these, but I can't resist here. When I first saw this image as a thumbnail, my jaw dropped and it didn't eve...

I'm not very good at these, but this image demands being raved over so this critique had to happen. :D When I first opened this image I ...

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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Happy Birthday, Mark!
Wishing you well! :hug:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Artist
Happy   Birthday!!  :juggle:
iytj Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
early happy birthday!!:party::icontort2:
best wishes!:icontort4:
BlackDodgeDragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a happy birthday! :iconcakeplx:
BlackDodgeDragon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a happy birthday! :iconcakeplx:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Happy Birthday, dear Mark, my best wishes for the upcoming year! :hug:
dominika19 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
WerecatWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!!!!!!!!! May all of your birthday wishes come true!!!!!!!!! :iconfurryglompplz:
NaruSaku19 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Happy Birthday! :party:

I wish you a wonderful birthday! :icondragonspin1::icondragonspin2:
Nataly1st Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Digital Artist
:party::cake: Happy Birthday Mark!! :heart::cake::party:
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