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Those of you who know cameras, I'd really appreciate some input. So - "Canon EOS Rebel XSI 12.2MP Digital SLR Camera With 18-55mm IS Lens, 58mm UV Filter & Bag Package" for $599.99 (Canadian) before tax - is that a decent deal/worth going for?

I think on some level, it felt like photography [is/was] just a pipe dream, something so indefinitely in the future it may as well be unattainable.

But honestly - these days, really getting sick of that crappy 4.0MP Canon Powershot that I've been using for the past who-knows-how-many years. But at the same time, I'm in the midst of the last year of high school, freshman year of university the upcoming fall... so maybe it's not the best timing. But then again, maybe it is. I mean, if the world ends in 2012... ;) I don't know. Probably really incoherent right now.

Regardless of whether or not I end up getting a DSLR, I'm probably going to need a compact digital camera to take with me next fall. But at this moment - within the next few hours - is a Canon Rebel XSi for that price worthwhile?

Strangely - and admittedly, scaredly - excited right now. Thinking I might chronicle 2010 with Project 365. I don't know yet. Just riding on that high, don't know if reality'll set in soon. We'll see. What do you guys think?

Sorry it's been so long since any updates! Sort of been on an unofficial hiatus, but it'd be nice to get back into the swing of things. Maybe. Happy holidays guys, and thanks in advance for any input!

Youtube-ers Out There! Calling...

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 31, 2009, 3:06 PM
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Calling... Youtubers!

If any of you with Youtube accounts wouldn't mind popping by… and rating and/or commenting, it would be greatly appreciated.

Justina Chen Headley, author of North of Beautiful, is hosting a Find Beauty Challenge. For each video she receives, she's donating 10$ to cleft lip and palate reconstructive surgery in third world countries.

Now, the other part of the contest is the video that does the best gets an iPod Touch! (And I could really use one.) So, take a second and hop by… to vote (by rating/commenting)! Thanks in advance ;)…

Waiting by jvrichardson Petals, Redone by bandaid825:thumb117470260: Locking up the Sun by TheSwimmingStar Land of Horizons 2 by Limaria:thumb77101139:
little red riding hood by MaryMagpi Shock by Mebob Remember Me by HollyMossArt:thumb115146461:
and conquer. by jeannsaw Untitled Experiment II by tony566 Strawberry by SarahJPhotography

Signing Off...
Last day of March, wow time flew this year! My latest:
:new: Just So You Know by deltay Twist Tie by deltay am i a biohazard? by deltay are we the waiting? by deltay

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1 Year dA-versary ( Pi Day!)

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 14, 2009, 6:38 PM
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O Special Day!

Today is a special day. March 14. 3.14 aka "Pi Day"! It's also been exactly one month since my last post. It's odd - we've had two Friday the 13th's in a row this year. Hopefully nothing too bad happened to you guys on those days ;)

But today is also deltay's one year dA anniversary! (Technically I've been on dA for way longer than that, just not on this account - this was a recreation of sorts.) Pretty exciting, isn't it? Except it doesn't really feel like it's already been a whole year.

Spring Break

Spring Break started! Unfortunately I'm pretty sick right now, and I'm not up for doing anything, really, but hopefully that'll pass fast. Somehow, I get the feeling that this week will be far from a "break", probably super busy regardless. Hopefully I'll get some time to do some new photoshoots though - it's been way too long! And I've got some ideas brewing, so let's keep our fingers crossed.


In other news, I've somehow managed to go and rekindle my guitar obessession; now I really want to learn how to play. Like, now. *sigh* Talk about bad timing... maybe I should just hold on a few more months until the summer...


all the best d r e a m s by A-jean The Red Crystals by Tap-Photo-and-Co Elegance by kerkera:thumb108366758::thumb113269781: Limassol 2 by HYPERIONShot lighting id by borny A Sky of Leaves by kkeman Three Wishes by Little-Dreamer Old Heliopolis by overmood So colourful by HatRat:thumb86817986: Inspiration by Lucifer-oxy

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Love Day

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 14, 2009, 1:06 PM
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Ahoy 2009!

I'm pretty excited - once again a subbed user of dA. Oh, 120 dev/pg viewing, how I hath missed thee! Recently, Twist Tie by deltay placed first in catsagecat's New Model category of Respect the Model Week Contest. Big thanks to :iconcatsagecat: for the three month sub!

Today is also February the Fourteenth, so Happy Valentine's Day! (or SAD - Singles Awareness Day - depending.)

But February Fourteenth is something more than just a commercial holiday. It's a day of expressing love and affection. (& this year, it came after a "Friday the 13th") Teenage emotions can be somewhat of a roller coaster ride at times; today is one of the worst days, especially for those dealing with depression, and the consequences of this, such as self-harm, etc.

TWLOHA  (To Write Love On Her Arms) - Check it out if you don't know yet what it is. Depression is a topic that's very close to me personally. So today - although you should do this all the time, but especially today - let someone you love know how you feel. It doesn't take very much time or effort; just let them know that you're there, that you care. It could make a huge difference.

Now get out there and start sharing the love.

I figured I might as well do something with the extra out-takes I'm never going to use, so, without further ado, new stock account: deltaystock

Seeing Slumdog Millionaire tonight; has you seen it yet? What did you think of it?

Have a great day all, it's good to be back!


Welcome to nowhere... by Unhudion Teal Collapse by pogothemunty
:thumb111767941: Phoenix Tears by Kate419882
Rabu-Chan by m0nyet slowly by Giedzio
:thumb107681002: Into the Sunset by Noobai
red wine... by redreddaisy:thumb110994231:
:thumb88163213: Belle by LisaValo
Valentines 2009 by Sythgara HAPPY VALENTINE by angelmarthy





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Note to Self*

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 7, 2008, 7:19 PM
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In Awe

It feels like it's been ages since I've signed up for dA, and at the same time, like it was just yesterday. But then again, it has been pretty hectic so perhaps that contributed to the warped sense of time.

In any case, beyond differences has reached 100 :+fav:s and needless to say I'm pretty ecstatic about that, in addition to the :+fav:s and fabulous feedback on my work. So here's to everyone who's shown support by commenting, :+fav:ing, :+devwatch:ing; Thank You! I sincerely appreciate it all.

Nearly New

Kind of hard to believe, really, that 2008 is nearly over. But that also means that 2009 is nearly here, which will be new and exciting, and doubtless provide numerous new challenges. Hopefully I'll have more time to delve into the world of photography and purse some other interests which I've been meaning to try, but it doesn't seem like the chaos will be slowing down much any time soon. Hope for the best though, right?

But know what else [2009] means?

Let's Aim for the Moon, because then even if we miss, we'll land among the Stars

Let's try harder
Let's be better
Let's see wider
Let's hear more
Let us let it all in, let it all out
Let's shout it out, let's whisper it soft,
Let's live life and let live

Together, everyone, as one, let's accomplish something.


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:thumb87478123: lips of an angel by nono-sukar

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Farewell, November~

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 30, 2008, 10:13 AM
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'Lo and Behold</i>
Tomorrow is the first day of December - kind of hard to belive, really. One more month of 2008, one last month's worth of chances to make it count.

So as it turned out, NaNoWriMo this year was pretty much an epic fail again, capping off at just under 10K words. Still, it's progress over last year, and it has been really busy lately. In fact, there were pretty much no photoshoots at all this month; the one photo uploaded yesterday, are we the waiting? was actually shot in June and August.

are we the waiting? by deltay

Needin' some Gear
As the holiday season is coming up, I'm kind of hoping to get a DSLR and/or a tripod, sort of try to take the photographpy to a new level type of concept. Currently, I'm shooting with a 4MP Canon, and suffice to say an upgrade would be nice. And of course, any support through either dA prints (note me if there's any in particular that you would like that aren't prints yet) or the cafepress store (see above for link) would be appreciated. On another note, in consideration of DSLRs, what do you guys use personally? Would recommend?

And without further ado...
My dA subscription is about to run out this week, so this may be the last [journal] feature for a while. I think I'm going to rather miss have customized journals and 120 dev/page viewing, etc. And here they are:
Toward The Core by Jeremyti Snow Capped by FasterThanChris Freeze by shhilja Bobbing for Apples by ghostmech007 japan -- building by emma510 abandoned by aimeelikestotakepics I call it art. by Natsza:thumb100638653::thumb98046073: Refresh by switch-mode Red Sky at Night by savechip
Going Up? by givepeaceeachance Wakeboarding by thegreenmansaidhi rome. by Sandysi Born For This by MiniCupcake:thumb103411900: red-blooded berries by mfknprincess:thumb104804992::thumb104814986:

My Latest
are we the waiting? by deltay iloveyou. by deltay shh - silence. by deltay

'Til Next Time
(Which will hopefully be a much speedier update) Take care and have a great day!

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no tricks, just treats

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 1, 2008, 2:32 PM
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Hope everyone had a great Halloween last night, whether you went trick-or-treating, handed out candy, or otherwise. Unfortunately, a whole year to wait until the next one.

NaNoWriMo 08
On the other hand, today is the first day of November, and you know what that means. NaNoWriMo 08 officially kicked off this morning at precisely midnight - approximately eighteen hours ago. So here I am, plotless, characterless, and novel-less (officially, anyway). Quite the dilemna - to NaNo, or not to NaNo. I mean, school's going to be really hectic already, and time constraints have been tight enough on photography as it is. But then again, maybe personally, the goal this year isn't even to get that 50K, but to beat last year.

Is anyone else out there participating this year?

My Latest
iloveyou. by deltay shh - silence. by deltay watchingyou. by deltay

Photography costs dough
I'm really hoping to upgrade my equipment soon as well - my 4.0MP Canon just doesn't really suffice anymore, and getting a tripod would be nice too. Any sort of support through Baldees or dA prints would be awesome.

Features & Featurettes
Eych Two Oh by Ollapus Alicia - Vintage by kgstv The Butterfly Colors by OnPix-artist Feeling Blue by Bratby :: Catch Me :: by alwaheed2007 The Idea Graveyard. by No-Reason-At-All And I Wonder by Tiffany-Ann lonesome by luninar 10-10 Downtown by harimauputeh Celestial Plant by Sh4d0wW4lk3r:thumb101821959::thumb101708047: some help by Rona-Keller Fly by ColdSubject

Bidding adieu
Until next time, have a great - albeit busy and sleep-deprived - month all!

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Muse Merchandise

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 18, 2008, 2:26 PM
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A Little Piece of the Dream
It's not quite Baldees or Shoona, but we're getting there. May the Muse be with you merchandise (tote bags and various shirts) are now availabe for purchase at [link]. Check it out!

A Month for Procrasination? No Way!
NaNoWriMo '08 is nearly upon us - I'm still debating whether or not to participate this year, but it seems more likely that I'm leaning in favour of, despite how hectic it'll be next month. But it's a once-a-year event, so why not? Who else is doing it this year?

Did some random shooting recently, got a large load of post-processing to go through, but hopefully some new works will be up soon. :)

That Section Again (the features):
Red Nonsense by aobaob Portage Glacier by AmericanNomad:thumb100071077: joyride of uncertainty by brandybuck Days of Colour by FasterThanChris Sparkle In The Dark by purple-rose27 Balea Chalet by vxside
:thumb84657005: DeviantID Joflor by Joflor Out of the frying pan by No-Reason-At-All The Fun Fair by pixie-on-mushroom Glass Still Life by Shunshuu-Tsunami:thumb87479200: Monkey gone to heaven by 8ballz Freak eye2 by JohnnyDee Jack Comes Home by emmil Frutitas de Mazapan by cande-knd
Waterized - Mock Editorial by BloodAppleKiss eyes by pestopollux GR: Sapphirine Bride by TouchedVenus Lose Insanity by EmersonStem Water Ripple by 11-73-3-33 Laurelin by inmc Shadow 5K hits by Pandemoniumswings Patterns by explicitly

Until next time, have a super-fantastic day!
(Hopefully the next update won't take so long; might as well use the sub to its fullest while I've still got it, right? ;))

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A Little Bit of Spice

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 30, 2008, 4:30 PM
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un petit problème
So guess what I've just realized. My cell phone isn't compatible with my computer operating system. (I have Windows Vista.) And of course, contacting the service provider did no good, other than "you'll have to contact the manufacturer." Nor did the website have the corresponding driver software for download. Any suggestions?

bigger and better... or simply more?
Is it just me, or does everything seem... different these days? It's been really hectic, but it seems like there's a lot more books to add to the ever-growing list of ones to read. A lot more cliched ones, granted, but the list of interesting ones grows as well. And that paragraph probably did not make a whole lot of coherent sense. Ah well.

And on dA as well! It seems like the number of deviations that I'm :+fav:ing or commenting these days seems unnaturally high. But then again, I have been trying to give feedback to deviations in the 'Newest' list as well.

share and show!
It's that time again! About half a month since the last one, and now it's time to share some other deviations:
IntoTheBlue by nunovix Infinity by je-suis-starflite Seven Colorful Sins by Vethonwen Through the looking glass by erickghint42 The Sounds Of Silence I by skierscott Glass Jars by Sunny-Delorean Get up and run away with it. by Uchiha-Kioko Crocodile Mountain by SantiBilly Don't Eat That by PinkPanther21 .Into the ocean. by megxcanxfly :thumb98147092: Butterfly 6 by ImTheArsonist :thumb92381620: Contemplative by Flame-of-the-Phoenix C4.. by geonebieridze

my latest:
try to fly by deltay make a wish by deltay

A mini poster print of 'beyond differences' is currently available here for 5.99$.


Journal Entry: Sun Sep 14, 2008, 12:23 PM
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The world goes round...
First off, I figured I'd give this a boost in this journal and hope that it does some good. is, basically, a win-win situation. While expanding your vocabulary by choosing the correct synoymns out of mutiple choice answers, you can help end world hunger. For every word that you get right, [the website] donates twenty grains of rice through the UN World Food Program to help end world hunger. Hop on over and check it out!

Write what?
Recently I've submitted my first piece of writing to dA, a short poem based on Picasso's The Old Guitarist for getLIT's You are Invited to Write #2 contest. I was very pleased to find myself among four who won a three-month subscription. Very nice timing as well, as it picked up right where my last sub ran out. In celebration of that, let's share the love and feature some more deviations!

The Debutantes, so to speak:
Peace by DPasschier Mr. And Mrs. Skellington :3 by Bittersweet12 :thumb67585854: :thumb95386363: reves de magenta by illiyun l i f e i s b u t a d r e a m by liadys cool. by footypie Locked by Pollito-is-Artzy Duke Gardens in the Fall by mentaldragon Fly with me by roadkillmaniac Splendor. by Jilstr :thumb92987654:

Red Bench by CaffeineNightmares :thumb97529290: Forgotten Love by iSakira vision by criz100 The Power of Love by belez

:thumb96297630: Frankenstein by Skeleton-Boy Panda Bear by Celestial-Selene Young Man Portrait Realistic by Kaza2S Inogu by estal Windy tree by RavenseyeTravisLacey Aya Ueto - Perfection by Keynan 'View of Venice'- oils by dryand09

DreamerHe's a dreamer...
Living in his hidden world
Living somewhere I can't reach him
He's a dreamer...
With coral oceans and painted skies
Just dancing in his magical eyes
He's a dreamer...
Screaming doesn't reach him
Reality has no hold
He's a dreamer...
Oh but what happens
When all dreaming ends?


See the Sky?

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2008, 5:21 PM
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Say what?
Have you seen the sky recently? It's absolutely everything... yet at the same time, it's nothing at all. we go again!
Been doing a fair amount of features lately (almost a weekly thing), but seeing as how I've only got a week left of the sub, might as well make it last and share the joy. Ta-da.

The Features
Sunset by MiLExiS If Music Be... by GemmaBurden two by Giedzio:thumb92884588::thumb88422434: Raios de Luz by too-much4you Veias by too-much4you A bit of a splash by AliBahulimud Introducing by mariyaolshevska look at that by RunningDevil:thumb96085112: Ribcage by iKyr one person summer day by paintavatorka The Other Side by mrcool256 El Dorado by faerie-angel Fly by ColdSubject Cat in Stockholm by Luca-De-Bellis:thumb83894311: Vaka by Ssabina


alea iacta est

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 23, 2008, 2:55 PM
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Update, update, what's going on?
The die is cast, there's no going back. Settling in a bit, a fair number of images to go through and process. Got some really breathtaking shots from the plane, beautiful images of sunsets above the clouds, so look for those sometime in the near future. Other than that, there's a lot to get used to here.

The whole Baldees/Shoona thing has hit another snag; alas, for the immediate future [the official launch] has once again been delayed.

More Features!
On the bright side, I've managed to gather some more awesome deviations for another feature. Enjoy:

Love is a Verb by ShakeTheShame Love Grows Here by Jarrad113 Light house by MorgzC:thumb95145910: Frozen Love by MagdalenaTR:thumb81732856: Mystified by DragonDriver5 Lakeside by vessiecakes:thumb94410390: The shadows of the past by TheSwimmingStar Deadly Diver by Death-Soldier101 Endless II by Osiris81 Forgotten by Haila-OurFarewell Come and play. by PiaBobacka We are poison by Sartassa22 darkcyan by igormazulevphoto Katie 1 by xxDarkstarAngelxx

The Latest
pourquoi? by deltay two of a kind by deltay Beacon by deltay

alea iacta est, so carpe diem and have a nice day!

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Some Features!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 15, 2008, 7:29 AM
Oh, look! A subscription!
A whole week of it gone, and only three left. While I have it, might as well do some features, showcase some young talent, right? Here are some great photographs from various other teen photographers on dA. Enjoy:

The Features
Beautiful blue by gee231205 Tip Toe Through Life by BurtKnee Printed on my Heart by pirategrog:thumb91801999: Window to the future by merigiros:thumb92474949: Red Panda Explorations by KodaSilverwing Endless Possibilities by parrothead529 Walk on Water by missamazingpants Button.Swirls. by Sarie23 Lone Boarder On Hotham by eye-of-tom:thumb87017195::thumb94621806::thumb86706344: Dissection by Konjekto oh no baby you, can't you see by Asilwen

An Update!
I'd actually been hoping to get a lot more images up this month, but it's been really hectic with packing (boxes everywhere!) and so far the only new piece is Beacon (see gallery). I'm thinking that I'll just process the other images along with the new batch that I'll (hopefully) shoot along the way.

Beacon by deltay (Beacon)

Happy 8th Birthday, dA!

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 8, 2008, 6:58 AM
Oh, look! A subscription!
Yesterday, I won a mini-contest in the ThumbShare chat hosted by lenavvargo and got a one-month subscription, kindly donated by :iconshadowed-light-waves: (shadowed-light-waves). A great big thanks and a plate of virtual cookies; shower them with attention :)

Mysterious Flower by shadowed-light-waves Hanami by shadowed-light-waves PhotoHunt - Plebeian by shadowed-light-waves Humble Origin by shadowed-light-waves
Mirror Tea by lenavvargo Portrail by lenavvargo The Spot by lenavvargo :thumb80114179:

In Other News
Needless to point out, the whole Baldees thing isn't working out quite exactly as planned (and on top of that, a new concept of a line, Shoona, has been added. Hopefully something of all this jumbled up mess will come to fruitation soon. (Wish me luck lol)

Got a move coming up soon (that should tip you off a little, Okamitsu), so hopefully there'll be a lot of new images to process and subsequently, more updates.

Happy 8th Birthday, dA!
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  • Watching: 2008 Olympics Opening Ceremonies
  • Drinking: Lime Ricky [The Pop Shoppe]
Not a lot of things have been going as originally planned lately, which is, needless to say, quite sad. Baldees launch has been delayed yet again, which is a rather large personal disappointment. (See blog/site for the background info if you're scratching your head like a chimpanzee in confusion at this.)

However, the weather outside has been simply delightful, and I couldn't resist doing a couple [nature] photoshoots, espeically with it being Earth Month and whatnot. Over the past three days, I've taken 170 photographs, give or take a few. Of course, a rather miniscule percentage of these will actually end up as polished products, but nevertheless, they're updates to look for in the coming days.

Nearly had a rather large mishap today, as a matter a fact. As I was finishing up "Pine for Me" (see gallery), the computer froze on me, and remained in such a state until the screen went completely black and stayed that way for the better part of an hour. But alas, a pull of the plug and sticking it back in fixed the problem rather nicely.

It's been busy, and as far as I can forsee thus far, it'll remain so for a fair while, but hopefully some updates are in order for the near future, such as the launch of Baldees, new projects [in terms of photography], and the completion of my current script in progress.
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  • Drinking: Arizona tea
Hello all!

First journal entry on dA; seems like a pretty monumental milestone, doesn't it? Thus, it's rather fitting that today is an important day. March 14th. Which is also 3.14, and 3.14 is.... you guessed it: Pi.

Happy Pi Day; have a good one.

Looking forward to meeting likeminded artists on dA, and hopefully getting some useful critiques. This is going to be a busy week--interesting, no doubt, but definitely busy.
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