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Probably Mostly Photos... and now and again some writing... as I could not draw to save my life. ;P

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Symbio by Ginga Biloba by CatarsisADiez

Okay, so based on the description I like the idea for the set. What I don’t understand, is how the various elements in the shot contrib...

Brooke - Titania 4 by wildplaces

The first thing that caught my eye about this photo in comparison with the rest is the assumed power of the pose. Titania, Queen of the...

2753 by RamonaAnomar

Okay, so I want to like this photo. It's got several of the qualities I enjoy in a portrait. Close up, direct expression, not a "Beamin...

I'm going to start providing the kind of feedback I would love to receive when I do work that I'm looking for an opinion on.

And to anyone who may have received one of my Critiques, I do not believe in the "I like it, so it's all 5's" mentality that seems to permeate most reviewers. A 5 in my mind means that I cannot imagine better, or there is nothing you could possibly work on, which obviously should be a very infrequent thing. On my Scale:

0 = Terribad, and why did I assault myself with this critique
1 = Very Poor, there is not only room for improvement, but you should probably learn from the experience of others. I'm not quite sure what was going on here.
2 = Poor, I can see what you were trying to do, but it's not very well done. Keep practicing though.
3 = Good, You executed your idea.
4 = Very Good, You executed your idea with style, and possibly a visual panache that causes it to stand out.
5 = Excellent, Wow, I am not only floored by this, but I'm learning as I write, and I could only wish that your talent were a teachable thing.

So please, do not misunderstand.

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Matthew A. Rivera
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
I am What and Who I am.

I'm also 'Finally' updating this blurb to better reflect the manner in which I am currently using this site. ;? Primarily you'll find pictures from my 365 Day Challenge (Outlined to the left there) here, intermixed with whatever other creative urges take me. I had originally wanted to do mostly portrait shots, as those are the shots I prefer, but I don't have a large enough pool of willing models to do so. ;P (I have to twist the arms of those around me to get them to agree to a shot.)

So I've 'Deviated' (*Ba, Dum, Tish*) from that, and what you see is what you get. Also, as this year is a "Learning" exercise, and my 'Primary' focus is actually getting the writing each day... I cannot ask you to expect 'Too Much' from my photos. ;P

"Tools of the Trade": fav.me/d60v06u
Interests
  As much as I hate to admit it, I've killed my Photo a Day Project. ;? For one reason and another, I've just not managed to keep up with it over the Summer, and I'm too far behind for any 'Catching up' to be truly relative. ;? I've got a lot of writing and many pictures I've taken in the spirit of it that I will likely upload at some point... but the 'Official Project' is over. :?
  • Mood: Shame
  • Listening to: Gregorian Chants on Pandora
  • Reading: Knife of Dreams : Wheel of Time Book 11
  • Watching: Toradora Tonight! ;P
  • Playing: Cthulu Saves the World
  • Eating: Ramen Mostly
  • Drinking: Water and Coffee... that's about it.
  I've considered using them in the past... but I'm a minimalist, and none of the Skins I'd come across 'fit' my aesthetic preferences... UNTIL NOW! This particular skin was featured as a Daily Deviation (Which means that a ton of people are bound to start using it, but then again... I'd be willing to be that a 'few' more people are using the Default Skin. ;P), and it also linked to a "Modern" Competition that inspired it fav.me/d5cqeg0 , that had a ton of awesome designs come out of it. So now I've got a few designs I may rotate through in the odd chance I write here. ;P

Skin by jonarific
  • Mood: Eye Candy
  • Listening to: Nature
  • Reading: Lord of Chaos (WoT Book 6)
  • Watching: Grimm when Kristin happens to be watching it
  • Playing: Nothing. :?
  • Eating: Cheese and Pepperoni
  • Drinking: Coffee... Always Coffee... :/

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:iconacg-pointsdonations:
:happybounce: Hey Contest Participant,

We at ACG thought you might like to know the results of our Tales of Time Contest are now up here ~ Be sure to check out the wonderful winning entries :meow:

In addition we thought you might like to know about our current contest I am no Picasso!!!.

Also thank you for your support to #AnotherContestGroup, ~ACG-PointsDonations and ACG's users.  

Kind Regards Founder =missimoinsane

:iconanothercontestgroup: :iconacg-pointsdonations: :iconmissimoinsane:

Ps. Enjoy your :llama:
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SpyderZT Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woot! I was wondering when this would wrap up. Thanks. ;P
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Ricardo73 Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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:iconspyderzt:
SpyderZT Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Thanks for the Awesome Art. ;P

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kit-kit-kit Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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:iconspyderzt:
SpyderZT Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for sharing such sweet artwork. ;P
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:iconninjamaster76:
ninjamaster76 Jun 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch and nice to meet you!=)
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:iconspyderzt:
SpyderZT Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have an awesome collection. As a Fellow Collector, it's a pleasure. ;P
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H-A-Cooke May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello SpyderZT!

Welcome to :iconinspiretheuninspired:!

As a Group Member You Can:

:bulletorange: Submit to Gallery Folders
:bulletorange: Qualify your Submissions for Featuring/ Featured Folder Display
:bulletorange: Participate in the Fortnightly Feature and Visual Challenge (when the Visual Challenge applies)
:bulletorange: Join Contests/Qualify Submissions for Judging to Win Prizes
:bulletorange: Suggest Ideas to Improve the Group/Discuss what ITU does Well
:bulletorange: Continue to View and Comment/Critique work in ITU Gallery.

If you have an questions don't hesitate to ask the Admins! We're a friendly group. You can also reference folder descriptions by looking in the upper left hand corner of the Home Page or going to the Journal reference and selecting Folder Descriptions (October 22, 2102).
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:iconspyderzt:
SpyderZT May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the Welcome. ^.^
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:iconh-a-cooke:
H-A-Cooke May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no problem! I figure it makes people feel more comfortable to know their welcome and what they can do as members.
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southernbell92 Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fav!
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:iconspyderzt:
SpyderZT Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, thank you for sharing such a cool shot. ;P
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southernbell92 Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! :)
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:iconigreeny:
Thank you for :+devwatch: :squee: I hope you will enjoy my future creations.
You can also fallow me on FB here [link] :)
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:iconspyderzt:
SpyderZT Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, you definitely have Creative Vision, and a talent with image manipulation, so I'm interested in seeing where you take it. ;P
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AyeAye12 Feb 24, 2013  Student Writer
I don't know if you got the message, but The Shattering Project is now up! [link]
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SpyderZT Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, so I have a few more moments. ;P I don't want to 'Join' the group, but I'd love to contribute (I don't tend to 'Join' Groups anywhere. Forgive me. :?) This:

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is the Short I'd like to contribute though. (And here's a link in case the "Thumb" tag doesn't work here. [link] )
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AngelikaZbojenska Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you <3
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:iconspyderzt:
SpyderZT Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, you're the one doing awesome shots. Thank you. ;P
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Lentilux Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Matthew, thanks for watching and for adding my "never mind the minus 13" portrait. More to come in the next few months. Rob from Holland
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SpyderZT Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, not a problem. I'm glad to see someone doing Portraits with Glasses. People tend to shy away from the challenge. ;P
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Dani-Owergoor Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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:iconspyderzt:
SpyderZT Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the intensely creative vision shared through your art. ;P
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