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The Dark Ages by Boran-Tatli

This is a fascinating treatment of a classical subject, and brings a lot to the table. The way you have managed the tones here - the ul...

Windows in the Dark by AlgeriArts

I tend to agree with ohmkizawa here, but have a few of my own thoughts too, so... I'm always a sucker for these kinds of high-contrast ...

Whatever The Weather In Full Sun by FireFlyExposed

All sorts of interesting ideas here - the words, the old style books in the garden, in the sun ... The fundamental composition works we...

Natural delight by ilNeofita

A really delicate, elegant, gentle still life. Its simplicity draws one back, and yes, it does speak peace and quiet. The two foundatio...

Some for The-Photo-Critics, but some others as well. You can find 'comment crits' here
The stars are really a bit(?) biased - I tend to have critted images I like!
Feel free to request a crit - as I have time, I'll get there.
Video on dA is still growing. Technical support is getting better - I see 1080p is now supported, although it seems the 200MB limit is still there. Getting 'video submission rights' is still a bit of a mission though. Much of the work is various forms of animation, and some of it is really good. Narrative, documentary and just moving images recorded and edited because they are pretty are in a relative minority, but there are some lovely pieces.

For your edification, some of my favourites. For the best effect, make sure you are in a place where you  can listen to the sound, preferably with reasonable speakers or headphones, as sound is as critical a part of the experience as the images. And to have enough time to watch to the end. Unlike images which can be assessed at a glance, also allow enough time to watch them. They are not long, but I have enjoyed them.

A narrated piece of poetry by :iconphiresong:

I Am

Two " comfy short videos" from :icontack00:

Pluvio blue


And, for all the stills folk who work the streets, a lovely little bit of narrative work from :iconwekster2507:

Stalker movie


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Grant Hillebrand
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fotoponono Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
thank you very much!
awjay Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
many thanks for the faving
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
only a pleasure
awjay Featured By Owner 6 days ago
InsanelyCute Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you SO much for the watch, Grant!  Heart  Love 
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Pleasure - you have an insightful honesty about your writing which appeals.
InsanelyCute Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
... Heart  love that comment!  Heart 
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Just telling it like I see it.
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petralfire Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave and the comment! I hail from Cape Town originally, so watching your photography takes me home a little bit :)
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I like to try can capture the flavour a bit, so I'm glad it works some. Cities are quite varied and diverse though!
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