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I was in Greece visiting my family recently... and after everyone went to sleep, I couldn't. I knew there was a beauty outside that I rarely have a chance to see. And a deep, primal hunger drove my need to be outside to breathe in.

It was pitch dark. I couldn't see anything but the stars and maybe the driveway lights. But my camera can see so much more.

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That's the milky way coming just about almost out of that chimney of the little house where I was staying.

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Shooting star!

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Is this a deviation? 










If this IS a deviation, then why can't I post it to one of our categories and why am I forced to post it to Journals?

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dnomyar27poke Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing proof of what nature gives to us. We have to take care of it. It is just amazing. That camera of yours is incredible.
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You asked about compilations, this is my suggestion for how I think compilations should look [link]
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coolcat007 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, great idea. And how would it look for comics and literature? Maybe for those there could be a bookmark function and the ability to fav the whole thing, which would be possible to implement, since it's one compilation (or deviation set) of deviations.
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm thinking that the compilation would be treated as an individual deviation, as such, favouritable as a whole and not individual images within the compilation. I definately agree with the bookmark idea for comics and lit!
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coolcat007 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I think it would be better if it could be favouritable as a whole AND as individual images. That way people who like a certain picure in the compilation or page in the comic/literature can still favourite it without favouriting it all.
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:iconlost-angle:
lost-angle Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
interesting idea, but that might be too much for the codebase to handle, at least in the form that I wired out, perhaps there's a way if it were created a different way.
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coolcat007 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
perhaps. Thanks for the llama by the way :D
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:iconlost-angle:
lost-angle Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
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:iconcoolcat007:
coolcat007 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Quote from my journal:
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I have a great new feature that would be loved by the people who submit literature, comics, movie episodes and photo sets:

Deviation sets
- The submitter will be able to group and order the submission set, for easy management
- There will be a next/previous button (and if someone wants it a first button) for easy navigation between the parts/chapters/episodes of the set
- Everyone will be able to favorite/watch a set. There will be an overview of the watched sets on the my.deviantart.com page, which will show all deviations in the set and shows the ones you've already seen/read greyed out.

The benefits
- It will be easier the submitter to manage the deviations
- This will give the opportunity to give a name to the set (name of the story) and also a name to the parts of the set (name of the chapter), without interference.
- It will make it easier for story/comic readers and movie watchers to bookmark the page at which they are (since read pages are greyed out).
- If someone hasn't read a story or comic or hasn't seen a movie in a long time and a new part/chapter/page is submitted, they can easily go back to the last read submittion (it is greyed out, but still clickable)
- With the previous/next buttons it doesn't matter if anymore if the submitter also submits other content to his/her gallery, which causes the previous/next button at the top to navigate to submissions that have nothing to do with the set. The new buttons only navigate between parts of the set, while the buttons at the top of the page navigate between submissions in the gallery.

Who would like these deviation sets?
It could be every member of dA, for example:
- If you write a story with multiple chapters
- If you make a comic with more than one page
- If you make films that are devided in episodes
- If you have a photo sequence that belong together
- If dA would allow you to submit music: if you have multiple songs that belong together in an album.

I already heard multiple positive reactions on this suggestion and I believe it to be easy to implement and very beneficial for the dA community!

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is this what you are looking for?
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SpyderZT Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, Undeniably and Emphatically, Yes. And while this just may be my opinion, please allow me to elaborate. ;P

A "Deviation" is, as I understand it, and expressive piece. Be that a picture, drawing, writing, now video, or other media example. Having each item separate has its advantages to the viewer, as you can cycle through the work, and only "Look" at the pieces that catch your eyes. This is a functionality that should if at all possible be preserved, as a viewer being forced to navigate work that they have no interest in will eventually stop looking, which seems counter to dA's goals.

That said, being limited to a strict format when submitting one's expressive piece will also force the creator to limit their expression, which isn't desirable either. The platform as it exists currently isn't too restrictive, but with the constant evolution of media there is definitely an opportunity for a more dynamic form of expression.

What you’ve submitted, a combination of text and word, or perhaps a series of images arranged in an intentional manner, is definitely a creative piece. This however raises the aforementioned questions about how to offer it in a way that melds with the current dA presentation.

The current implementation definitely works. But there are a few “Hiccups”, for lack of a better definition. Currently if you attempt to submit piece with a Sta.sh or Favorite image attached (I get it, and agree with it on “Favorites”), it will only allow you to post to your Journal. Ideally, you should be able to submit pieces with Sta.sh images to any of the available categories, and the Sta.sh Images could be copied to the “Scrapbook” folder. Thus keeping Sta.sh out of the general submission environment (Which seems to be the goal). An alert on the Submission Screen indicating this would of course need to be included so that users would be aware that this was happening. (As the images are being submitted with the piece, it’s not a “Privacy” or “Control” issue, as much as an understanding of the mechanics.) On that note, the “Scrapbook” should be a selectable source for images when composing in the Writer.

Another idea, would be to allow submission to dA from the compose screen. Either as a pop-up when the “Add Image” button is selected under the dA tab, or by “Saving Draft”, moving to the “Submit” page, and then having a “Submit and Return to Submission” that reloads your Draft. This would streamline the submission process, while not having to involve the Sta.sh pool at all. Even here though, I think that “Scrapbook” should be a selectable source, as the type of images that one may want to include in a mixed media piece may not always stand on their own.

Anywho, these are just my thoughts. I don’t know if you’re even still looking at this post. ;P
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PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing you can't post it cause dA doesn't support it... That or.. They belong to someone else? :bucktooth:
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CatalinaVelasquez Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Our universe is incredible, isn't it? I want to get more into astrophotography myself. Nice moments you captured. :meditation:


Here's my awful first attempt:
[link]
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:icontulf42:
tulf42 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are great snaps! What was the specific Category you ahd in mind?
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:icondrakehadesranger:
DrakeHadesRanger Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Kinda like the iPhone panorama picture mode... just with different pictures
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TheGabrielness Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THOS PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS!
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TheGabrielness Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I MEANT "THOSE PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS", DAMN KEYBOARD!
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kokatori Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i think this is a totally famous art. specially with that adorable lens flare :dummy:
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Spyroconvexity Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Just stunning pictures of the night sky.....I'm just at a loss for words. But yes it should be a deviation. It's stunning the way the stars show up and how well they were taken. Well done.
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strryeyedreamr27 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Can we make this a real thing? Posting a series of pictures that go together and are really meant to be seen together, but in succession, in a certain order, would really be much easier and cleaner if it could be done simply...(I've been writing so much lately, that it feels like I'm losing a grasp on proper language, sorry if this is hard to understand) Anyway, something streamline, simple to do, and easy to upload without too much fuss would be a lovely thing indeed!

Beautiful pictures, by the way! The story told through them makes for a powerful statement that simply clicking on the individual pictures and seeing them separately (or in some other order) may not give.
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x0-deano-0x Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
some awesome pics there mate. i've been getting out and doing alot more lately too
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:iconredvahido:
Redvahido Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow :wow: I always wanted to take a picture like that of the stars :firelite-photo:
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES. And awesome camera, man!
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naikki Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Although they can be individual deviations, it'd be good to have a category where they could be seen together as a series.
(Οταν ζουσα στην Ελλαδα σπανια ειχα δει ουρανο σαν κι αυτον - damn those city lights!....3η και 5η photos are superb!)
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AngelofGod87 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
WOW.... Beautifully captured! :heart:
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eurosgraphix Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I liked very much your Photos, especially the First one reminds me of a Sci-fi Scene!
By the way, i am going to speak in Greek now...
Απο ποιό μέρος της Ελλάδας είσαι φίλε μου? :-)
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BrokenHAX Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Bro, you know that those are deviations, and amazing ones at that.
BTW, if the Milky Way WAS coming out of your chimney, what would you be using as fuel? . >.
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Amargasaur Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
IT IS! There awesome!
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MiniDiren Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think, this is a deviation since your photo is very gorgeous so I think, it should be in the photo category.
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tails4evr Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
well, I guess you could call it a deviation, but more like several put into one since there are multiple images that all are basically a part of the same thing...so I don't know its a good question. This is absolutely stunning by the way, I sure wish I could get a view of the sky like this!
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midnight21 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my god...the view is STUNNING!!! you are a very lucky man.
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Dude, this is awesome! But actually, I originally saw this as a journal that features a compilation of deviations. This journal in itself, I do not consider a deviation. :no: But seriously, you've got some magic I simply cannot find.
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JaxBnice Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Artist
If you built one file in photoshop or InDesign with all these photos, you could submit as a deviation.
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Having such a journal as a deviation would make it incredibly easy to invite it into a group's gallery if the deviation was a group journal/blog. That is one of problems I am having inviting articles into #DevNews is that the system will not let me invite group journal/blogs into the gallery of #DevNews
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A-j-i Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i like this place :eyepopping:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
If you are going for several side shots of the same work, or comic related works, or the way behance or pixiv does it, uhh sure.
But otherwise, it's more of a blod entry.

But you have already labelled journals as deviations and news articles as journals. :lol:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Why don't peer reviewed journals don't appear on Celebrity Gossip section in 'news' or vice versa?

Discuss.
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Theos-Kengen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is the above journal a deviation? :altermind:

The pictures + the story behind this adventure could be a deviation, but collectively on an as is basis I would say no. For me, if this were a scrapbook type thing where you could flip through pages (perhaps flash or something else) with brief explanations under the photos then yes (hint make this happen). But I do not find the embedded journal photos very artistically moving, despite the obvious care and talent with the camera. Presented in this platform, I believe is an injustice to the artistic potential that could be implemented. However, I do believe that until something better comes along we should be able to choose proper categories for deviation related journal entries (even if I find them to be unsightly hideous and lack luster).

A potential problem with deviations like this it content. Example: a user posts a journal entry with an embedded YouTube video along with several other art features. The copyright laws seem a bit grey, what is acceptable, what is not, can you even claim a copyright to a journal with other artist work? etc. So, while I will agree that the content of this (as in the one above, the one you posted) journal / blog / deviation is deviation appropriate and perhaps should be able to be categorized in a searchable way -- there would be a good percentage that would not fit that, but also potentially abuse that system and/or copyright concerns that might make certain journals impossible to post as a deviation / artwork. Which to say that if you change journals to deviations there probably will be some... snags.

That is my opinion on that :shrug: Hope it helps :D
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks like slow shutter speed of 30 seconds, its the only time i've ever seen the Milky Way like that
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MirandaPavelle Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I do indeed think this is a deviation. I have no idea why you would not be able to enter it as one. Perhaps it is the size, but that is ruled out by the fact that there are far larger pictures on DA. Perhaps then the quality? That is also ruled out, for two or three of these are some of the most awing pictures I have yet seen of space. Therefore, I do not know why you would not be allowed to submit it as a deviation. Plus you are (were?) an admin, so couldn't you simply bend the rules for yourself? Or ninja them away?
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Unleashed-Fear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyway, you should just try photoshopping them together. (even if the canvas would be huge)
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Unleashed-Fear Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DA should have something like a basic photo arranger in the Upload File section where you can basically just drag the photos around and submit them like that. Also putting a text editor there would be nice for people who make photography comics. :)
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TecnaWinxFan4Life Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing and could certainly be called a deviation as it reflects the beauty of something i.e.of the night sky.
I suggest Photography>Animal,plants and nature>Sky for the....photos of the sky.As for the plants,Photography>Animals,plants and nature>Flowers,trees an plants.
And let me add,you are a great photographer indeed.
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Pieni156 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I'm pretty sure you'd find some suitable category for each photo ;) Because yes, they're all deviations and they deserve to be admired independently from each other.
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ChinkTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh.... pettyfulls...
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ryano292 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It's a photography story of some type :)
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:iconcelticpath:
celticpath Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Those pictures are absolutely amazing! And yes, they're definitely deviations. :) I'd love to know what kind of camera and equipment you used. :)
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:iconhong-t:
HonG-t Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Pixiv's little thing where you can upload individual images into a stack as one upload. Uploader as well as the viewer can choose to view it as up-down scrolling or pages using previous/next buttons.
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Starkpretty Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
This is completely beautiful, and YES, it is a deviation. Categorisation is the bane of my life.... >.<

Props for unbelievable photos!!! <3
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starmic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Did you find any constellations? and yes I think its a devitation probally:heart:
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starmic Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I wish I could the night sky like that whit my own eyes one day that would be dream:heart:
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