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Wald #99 :iconheikogerlicher:HeikoGerlicher 298 27 Connection :icontrichardsen:Trichardsen 1,107 161 Waiting for The Storm :iconborda:borda 621 49 Bagan Sunrise :iconscwl:scwl 229 13 The first one :iconbibwue:Bibwue 382 27 Zen Snow :iconporbital:porbital 656 28 Fade to light :icondimensionseven:DimensionSeven 55 7 Swimming in reveries :iconkriskeleris:kriskeleris 224 34 ...misurina XIII... :iconroblfc1892:roblfc1892 469 50 Roads - 2017 CALENDAR :iconmiguel-santos:Miguel-Santos 1,507 90 The road to the glacier :iconlinsenschuss:LinsenSchuss 218 18 Finding the Gap :iconglenn-crouch:Glenn-Crouch 165 6 Wald #100 :iconheikogerlicher:HeikoGerlicher 417 33 Malu :iconandrewshoemaker:AndrewShoemaker 176 13 Winter Wonderland III. :iconrealitydream:realityDream 464 21 Coast of Vareid :iconstridsberg:Stridsberg 73 2


Of Tide and DreamFalls
in these quiet moments
when the shadows grow long
and the sun fades away
when the tide comes to wash away any evidence of our existence...

in these quiet moments
when you wish the rain could wash away
all of your past
and leave you newborn...

Made as part of "The Fluent Image" exhibition, the outcome can be viewed here:
Of Tide and NightFall these quiet moments
when the shadows grow longer
and the sun fades away
when the tide comes to wash away any evidence of our existence...

Made as part of "The Fluent Image" exhibition, the outcome can be viewed here:

Until the Day Dims
This was supposed to be a "fun" shot, just to test my composition and camera settings and to pass the time until the day dimmed and the "serious" shooting began. But upon reviewing my images of that 3 weeks period we spent right by the beach, I found out that this image possesses something the others don't: the very essence of those 3 weeks. To my eyes, it's the summary of the long walks on the beaches, me chasing waves, Muffy chasing me, Muffy chasing crabs, me chasing Muffy, me setting up bizarre, surreal scenes on the rocks much to the amusement and wonder of the (fortunately few) passers-by and Muffy managing to be a blurry part of almost all of my shots... all of these accompanied by the ceaseless song of the waves as they met the shore...

Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011...

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 21, 2011, 1:53 PM
Hello my devious, deviant friends, I wonder how many of you are still here, still following or still caring about anything I have to say after all this time I have been away :blush:
The thing is that there has been a lot of traveling around this past few months (not complaining of course)… which made DA messages pile up (not complaining of course)… which caused some anxiety attacks whenever I returned home about how on earth I was going to reply, thank, comment, watch, younameit… which was resolved by simply doing nothing… which resulted in feeling too ashamed even to post something new… and the messages kept piling up… vicious, devious circle.
Anyway, this is just to share the good news with anyone still here, still following and still caring enough to read :)

Contest News
I am the Digital Camera Photographer of the Year 2011 Gardens and Plants category winner !
Autumn Interlude got to the first place :)

Print News
My first photo-book LightScapes has just been published and is available on Blurb.You can leaf through it and tell me what you think and/or buy it ;-)


Also available as prints on DeviantArt are two calendars, a collaboration with KirlianCamera
GreekScapes Calendar 2012 New by justeline GreekScapes Calendar 2012 by justeline

Last, my image Relax, my first Daily Deviation here, is featured in this month's Digital Camera World "Hotshots".
Digital Camera World Issue 120 by justeline

And before I sign off, just to make one thing very clear… I didn't neglect DeviantArt because I don't care about your comments, your love and support anymore, quite the opposite. I care too much which makes me feel bad to leave them without proper response. It's much easier to share, respond and thank people in Google+ or Facebook and it's much easier to post to 1x, 500px or Flickr without having to respond to every comment since no one expects any reply out of you. Still, I'm not forgetting that I owe my whole new life and what I am today to DeviantArt, for more than just one reasons. I don't want to sound mushy so I'll leave it to that, just know that I've read your comments and I'm very grateful for all of them, for all the faves, the watches, the features, the encouraging words, the enthusiastic remarks, it's just not possible for me to reply individually at this point so I hope that one big, heartfelt THANK YOU is enough for you. I know it isn't for me, but that's all I can do for the time being.
Signing off here, have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, be ridiculously happy, be stubbornly positive no matter what and BE NICE!  


support KirlianCamera by o-BlueMoon-o
  • Listening to: A Song to Say Goodbye - Placebo
  • Reading: Guy Tal - CreativeProcessing Techniques
  • Eating: not
  • Drinking: beer


Maria Kaimaki
Artist | Professional | Photography
…a teacher by profession, a perpetual student in all things that interest me and –for the last 3 years- a landscape photographer by passion. Photography changed my life in more ways than I could have imagined, it opened a door to a whole new reality, a new way of seeing and appreciating the world around me, a new philosophy and way of life. In photography you learn to focus on what’s important, excluding from your frame the insignificant or ugly elements of a scene. That’s not so far from how people should live their life.

Photography is for me a reason to wake up before the sun comes up, a reason to explore and discover new places and enjoy them in all their beauty. Most importantly it's the means to collect experiences and memories. Sometimes I'm able to transform those experiences and memories into an image I can share. Other times they just remain as images in my mind. They are equally real to me either way.

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Current Residence: Hios Island, Greece
Favourite photographer: Guy Tal, Art Wolfe, Charlie Waite, David Noton, Joe Cornish
Favourite style of art: Photography
Personal Quote: In photography you learn to focus on what's significant excluding from your frame the insignificant or ugly elements of a scene. That's not so far from how people should live their life.


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rikesh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017   Photographer
I love coming back to your gallery (time and time again) - it makes me feel so calm and relaxed when I look at your pictures.
memod Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional
Look who's there! :D How are youuu? :aww:
Dogbytes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Incredible gallery! I'm going to spend quite a bit of time looking at this…
Kernow-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+devwatch: :)
Nachtblau Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
So good to see you around again, dear. :heart:
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