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Journal Entry: Mon Feb 3, 2014, 5:22 PM
                              Valentines Day by kmygraphic
 I have loved. I have been loved. There's so many different types of loves in our lives, but no other love shines the greatest than the love you feel so deep in your heart when you are IN love! :heart: Some never find their soul mates, yet, the ones who have, are blessed enough to know they have and they cherish that feeling for the rest of their lives. When two souls are matched in the heavens where angels dream, they will never rest until they unite, and when they do, they will know that all too familiar glow that radiates from within. A glow that makes the windows to their souls twinkle and tear up, a glow that makes a smile more beautiful than ever before, and a glow that makes lover's hearts drum harder than they've ever felt before -- that glow is where the sweetest of love sighs are born. :heart:  When you've found your soulmate and your true love, life takes on a whole new meaning, faith and trust become the norm, and it is only then, do you finally realize that there never WAS another word to take the place of the word love...for it's the only word in a poet's language that has no replacement. Love is a Verb...not a Noun. I learned that from someone very special to MY heart. :heart::heart::heart:

Speaking of of my passions is photography. I have fallen in love with so many of your photos on dA here and although I can't feature every single one of them here, as much as I'd like to, I'll just pick a few to highlight ones that personally touched my heart.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey. Victor Hugo
Color Me Like the Sun by Sheila-Marie

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.  Vincent Van Gogh
A frozen world by Morgan-Lou

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
Coming Home by jaelise Last Of The Pollen by LifeThroughALens84

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara de Angelis
Spots of Autumn by kayaksailor
Frost Magical branch by gigi50

Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young
Dancing Lights by Sheila-Marie

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. Henry Van Dyke
  Stay Just A little Bit Longer by LUCILALEYLA
Hello Summer V by Scooby777Good Morning by 1001G

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. Andre Breton
onFire by BritLawrence
welcome and shelter by funkichkn

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. George Edward Moore
The Promise by Sheila-Marie
Waiting for You by Sheila-Marie

I know beauty. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well, I behold and admire every one of your images - they fill me with joy and happiness. I love ALL your works and I hope my photos bring you peace and tranquility and yes, love.  Happy Valentine's Day! Hope you spend it with YOUR own special someone. I'm a romantic...I know I will. :heart::heart::heart:

rainbow heart by Nina1love1  love avatarI Love You by kmygraphic love avatar   rainbow heart by Nina1love1



Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I started doing photography 33 years ago when I purchased my very first 35mm camera over in Germany. It was a Canon AE-1 with a 50mm f/1.4 lens, 28mm lens, and a 70-200mm Vivitar zoom lens. I taught myself using the old trial-and-error method and reading as much as I could on photography books and National Geographic photographer’s techniques. I mainly shot print film and later switched over to slides. I bought myself a Canon 500mm lens when I moved to Alaska. I traveled with that camera throughout the entire U.S. and 19 other countries and kept learning more and more about photography.

Last year I finally went "digital" and bought myself a Canon EOS Rebel T1i (500D) Digital SLR with a Canon 18-55mm IS lens, Canon 70-200mm zoom, a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, and a Sigma 10-20mm super-wide angle (plus a few good Hoya filters and a solid tripod and monopod). Now I'm learning a whole new type of photography, but I've mixed 30 years of experience with the latest technology to start producing some new art from my own personal perspective. I primarily take scenic, wildlife, macro, and landscape shots from farmland to deep forest to mountains to river valleys and everything in between that captures my eye. I love nature and I love this hobby...mixing the two helps me create my own symphony of visual art - I find it very therapeutic for me. The feeling I get when I'm out in nature all alone consumes all my senses with profound euphoria.

I haven't even started on my next project of transferring all my prized slides to digital format...but when I do, I'll be posting them into my gallery here. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy my work.

Michael Donaldson
Spokane Valley, WA

Current Residence: Spokane Valley, WA
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Smooth Jazz
Favourite photographer: Jim Brandenburg
Favourite style of art: Alaskan, Pacific Northwest, and Native-American
Favourite cartoon characters: Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam
Personal Quote: "If it ain't broke, fix it until it is"


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detphoto 5 hours ago  Professional Photographer
thank you for stopping by my page and making one of my images a favorite of yours!
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tasiy 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the favorites ;) (Wink) 
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danUK86 5 days ago   General Artist
fantastic gallery mate!
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SharingMyDreams 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to :icongardenofbeauty: Thank you for accepting our invitation! We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful artwork!
:heart::heart::heart: it is an honor to have you! 
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Roses-and-Butterfly by KmyGraphic
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ingeline-art Apr 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving - 
that means  so much for me!
Ingeline-art cologne ;-)))Heart Heart Heart

Greetings from monastery garden by ingeline-art
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ingeline-art Apr 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
that makes me so happy!
Ingeline-art cologne ;-) (Wink)))Heart Heart Heart
my newest paintings from today:

sunflower heart by ingeline-art

lemon heart by ingeline-art
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SharingMyDreams Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Spring elixir by KmyGraphic  Thanks by KmyGraphic  Spring elixir by KmyGraphic  
Thank you for your constant support and your devotion to Me! 
Thanks for faving my work and for helping me along the way!:heartemote: 
In Love In Love In Love 
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Nuzvael Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for the fav' on Couple by Nuzvael! :) :heart:
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Just popping in to say hello, Michael. And to give you a look at me, as I don't believe you've seen me before. (forgive the lousy quality, as it was taken via Skype)
Have a terrific weekend; hope you and Connie are well, and have been taking care of yourselves. :hug:…
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