When a sailor gets across equator for the first time, he receives his "Fiery baptism"
SO is the first 10.000 page views for a deviant artist
And...I think that very deviant artist, with this occasion, after thanking the friends and viewers for making this happen, should tell his / her story of how he / she became a part of this magnifficent community
And, here is my own part of the story :
Many years ago, maybe right back in 2004, a friend of mine happened to see me online on yahoo messenger (I usuallly used stealth status and appeared offline most of the time ....but then I had forgotten
) ...And we started chatting a bit, then he sent me a link during the conversation, saying :
----"Look what a class-mate of mine is doing.... she makes fractals"
I opened the link.... I didn't know what fractals were ..... the link was from a fractal that she had made and submitted here on DeviantArt..... the first time I ever saw a fractal I was amazed of its beauty.... And I thought that deviantart was her personal website where she was submitting her fractals
Then,,,, I saw the comments from other users... So , if there were other users around....I thought that Deviantart was a website for fractals....That's what it must have been, how hadn't I thought of that ???
I didn't know for sure what to click to see more of the fractals (that this site was all about, right ??
ANd then, by mistake, I clicked on a user's profile.... And then..... She had photos
And I said...."
----" WOW... So you can sumbit photos here, as well ???? How wonderful can that be ??? "
And, little by little, I checked out that user's every single photo in the gallery, and said to myself.... that, one day.... I will want to become a deviant artist as well
3 years later, in 2007, I got my first digital camera (or so
)) ...A Sony Ericsson w810 YEEYYYY
.. with an astounding 2 MP camera (How funny does that sound now ??
But then.... It was all I had.... And I fulfilled my dream, I finally become a deviant Artist (or so I thought
THen, I had to get my graduation from university, started to work, and my presence here was scarce.... over work and creativity = NOT very good partners...I hardly had time to sleep, and the only time for photos was in the winter and summer holidays (very short ones, too )....ANd I thought, maybe I will change the way I work, and buy a proper camera....
And then, almost 2 years ago....I got a special gift for my birthday.... a Nikon D 3100 camera....MY PRECIOUS
THis year, after colllecting some photos, and with the great advice from a very good friend, who is a professional photographer, I finally started to create photos that are of ... acceptable qualiy
.... and I resumed my presence here
It took me 6 years for about 7000 pageviews..... and this year alone the other 3000 page views
(the last 2000 page views were in the last 2 or 3 months , which , for me, is awesome
Thank you my wonderful friends, you are priceless
Plans for the future ? Sure
.... I am just starting to learn the real secrets of photography,,,, so I hope to make better ones in time .... and, yes, I am going to write a novel.... it will take me an awful lot of time for completion, but, when it will be ready.... it will change mentalities, I promise that
(and....it's a secret....