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    Posted: 29 March 2010 at 16:22
One of Us #37: svjetlana




Dyxum member svjetlana writes...



Photography is a beautiful and very creative form of expression. I discovered it fairly recently. I have always been attracted to some ways of expressing my inner world. When I was in my twenties I experimented with oil painting and had some success, one independent exhibition and one with another artist. I was also attracted to clay and pottery and enjoyed it very much, I still do. Iíve tried staining glass and havenít find the technique appealing to me.



As for the photography, I got my first camera in 1994, Minolta Dynax 500si. It came with the kit lens. I had no knowledge about photography and had no desire to learn about the technical part of it but I had desire to take pictures. They were mostly family and travel photographs and also some which reflected how I saw the world around me. I was very impressed with the sky and its impermanence always creating a different scenery. I havenít gotten tired of taking pictures of it. My family and friends liked my photos but I believed it was because they were biased.



It wasnít until 2007 that I became more interested in photography. It was thanks to my husband. One of our outings in the nature, he carried his camera with him and was taking pictures while I was resting. I remember vividly what I was thinking looking at him. I thought how nice it is to appreciate the beauty of the nature through my own eyes rather than through camera lens. Then he asked me to take a picture of him. I did that and the bug has gotten into me. The next time we went hiking I had my film camera with me and was snapping along the way. Since then, every time we went hiking, it was with our cameras. So, slowly I was learning about photography. Just to demonstrate how little I knew about photography, one day I told my husband that I would like to take a picture of a lady bug. I had no clue what would be the lens required to accomplish this task.



In 2007 I got A100 and later A350 which is what I use today. I have never had lens or camera lust at all and I am very content with the equipment that I have. I donít believe that photographer's skills depend so much on equipment.

I must also mention that my presence on Dyxum is also thanks to my husband. He found this community as a good source of technical info. He asked me many times to join and share my photos with others. I refused many, many times. Then my friends kept asking me why I donít join some photo community because they really liked my photos. I thought to my self that my husband and my friends are biased and because they love me as a person, not as a photographer. After that I started getting comments from unknown people, like technicians in a photo lab. Then finally I decided to join Dyxum just to see how things will work out.



I donít have a specific personal style, I will take a photo of anything that attracts me. Lately, I noticed that I appreciate more simple images and forms. I guess this may be reflection of my mind. Not only images but any type of expression, whether a movie or a painting or literature. I have always been attracted to discover how things work in this world and a purpose of my life, so I used to read a lot of philosophy and psychology and of course classic literature. Now, I became more quiet in this pursuit.



I work in Spiritual Care in a hospital and discovering the nature of human beings first hand, how things work in this world and the power of compassion, love and kindness. These are the pillars of my life. And now is the time for some of my images.



1994 (scanned negative)









1996 (scanned negative)









2002 (scanned negative)









2005(scanned negative)









2008 first post on Dyxum - trying out lensbaby









2008 second post on Dyxum - painting with light









2008 in Budapest









2008 tulips









2008 pelicans









2009 self portrait









2009 in the sand









2009 among pigeons









2009 Vinales - Cuba









2009 self portrait









2009 lost in her world









2009 my niece









2009 horses









2009 at the beach









2009 dragon fly









2009 geese sanctuary









2009 wild iris









2009 alone









2009 devotion









2009 love









2009 snow monkey bath







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I've loved your photos since I first saw one in a "Flowers..." thread. They have a grace, clarity, and quiet strength that I find very appealing. I feel you reveal yourself with them - it seems like you see the beauty all around you and looking at your photos we can experience the world through your eyes - and that's a pretty special way to see things.

A well deserved OoU for a far too modest poster.

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Some really beautiful pictures. Many technically obsessed photographers could learn a lot from you, myself included.
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Congratulations - some lovely work.
Snow Monkey Bath is simply amazing - Hard to take my eyes of it...
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Svjetlana, you have one of the most distictive styles here on Dyxum.I invariable know your pictures before i see your signature.A well deserved o.o.u.
Congratulations and beautiful pictures
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Yes, I can only confirm, one can tell it is your picture without seeing your signature. They have a sense of calm and peace and this is what people love about them, I guess.

I would dare to say, they have a very female touch, too I am sad that there are not more female photographers out and about, because I like the female approach a lot.

Thanks for sharing your photos on Dyxum.

Edited by tomiZG - 29 March 2010 at 19:03
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Beautiful work. Love the Snow Monkeys... well captured.
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Very honest and genuine work. I do believe best photos come when one can't help but take a picture, as opposed to trying to impress anyone including a client.

These photos are a good case in point
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Post Options Post Options   Quote svjetlana Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 March 2010 at 22:35
Thank you so much for your kind and genuine comments, they make me look like this:
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Some beautiful work, svjetlana, and a very kind way of telling your story. My personal favourite in your series are the pelicans before the wave - an image so full of nature's power. Looking forward to more!
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I'm a big admirer of your work Svjetlana. Your painting background is very apparent when I look at the way you use colour, composition and form. It's a great source of inspiration to many of us. It's also refreshing that you place technique above equipment. I'm glad that you picked up that camera on your walk.

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Awesome work, I see your photos getting finalist status on almost all the competitions here, with good reason. Nice to read a bit more about your story.
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I've always been a fan! Congrats!
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Great set of photos, and congratulations, I always enjoy your photos when you post.
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