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My name is Toni, but you can call me Tony or T.
I'm self-learned hobbyist photographer from southeastern Finland.
I don't have any specific style, but I like to photograph nature sceneries.
You can see all kinds of photographs in this page, mainly sceneries and places from my hometown Imatra, but also from other parts of Finland.
I used to do digital picture manipulations too, but I don't have an interest in them anymore. You can view my old digital pictures in this page.
I practice to draw and paint and I play drums and guitar.
I also collect music. My collection is on the following link, it contains my recent additions, haven't included everything that I own yet.
While arts are my hobbies, I'm graduated as a surface finisher.
I.e. I paint and make other finishes and fixes to furniture and buildings and such. Not exactly my dream job but it isn't that bad neither.
After I finished comprehensive school, I tried to get to media school couple of years with no luck. I wanted to be a cameraman for tv and/or film productions.
Apparently it's very popular field of occupation in Finland with many applicants, but it has very low employment situation.
However, I have been a trainee on a video company. I have filmed and edited commercial projects. I also had there courses in both video and photography.
As a person, other people would describe me as quiet and shy, helpful and friendly.
Feel free to take contact here. I'm very easy going and I don't mind a little chat.
My language proficiency presented in stamps:
Respect the artist, do not copy, re-produce or re-submit my photos without my permission.
Simple note or comment with a mention of what photo and where you are going to use it, is fine.
I use reverse picture search tools to check my photos occasionally to find unauthorized use.
What needs to be changed...Spread this journal, it, feature it in your blog entries, forums, groups, everywhere you can. deviantART needs changes, because thing like this can't go any longer.milovanf
1. Take actual cases of art theft a bit more seriously.
This seems to be the one most people are on about and yeah, I get pissed off about someone stealing stuff from famous artists but what really gets me is how hard it is to resolve the situation. It shouldn't be that hard to get staff members to remove a stolen piece. More so when it's the original artist reporting it.
It doesn't take a genius to review a situation where the works are side by side and compare if they are indeed stolen or flat out traced. If it makes it easier make it mandatory that people who are reporting for unauthorized tracing supply an overlay image or a side by side comparison.
Most of the time in my own experience I've been able to ask the person take down the work on their own and sometimes (often
Scandinavia Prepares for War with RussiaKeldBach
United States of Scandinavia
Five Scandinavian countries have signed a joint declaration on the expansion of military cooperation amid what the countries' defense ministers called "Russian aggression against Ukraine," the Norwegian Aftenposten newspaper reports.
The declaration was signed by heads of the defense ministries of NATO members Norway and Denmark, as well as those of Sweden and Finland, along with the foreign ministry of Iceland, Aftenposten said on Thursday.
The ministers said in a joint declaration, quoted by the newspaper, that "Russian aggression against Ukraine" presents "the biggest challenge" to European security, particularly that of the Nordic countries.
According to Aftenposten, the five European countries will most likely expand joint military exercises, deepen cooperation in the sphere of defense and broaden the exchange of intelligence information.
Who Really Started World War II?KeldBach
By Alcibiades Bilzerian
It goes without saying that under no circumstances is the genocide of a people acceptable, and no actions by the victimized people can ever warrant such a massacre. As the great-grandson of a holocaust victim, I also believe that it is important for people to study and understand the real history of past tragedies in order to prevent similar atrocities from taking place in the future. It benefits no one to continue to live under illusions that do not accurately reflect the truth. For example, while the vast majority of the Western world believes that Hitler and the Nazis targeted their Jewish citizens for economic boycotts with no pretext, the truth is an altogether different story. The March 24th, 1933 publication in the British Daily Express reveals that Jewish leaders across the globe actually initiated an economic boycott of German goods, aimed at starving the German people into subm
If I was a rose, dear...Hi sweetherats! Now I'll create a little unusual feature...TheRafflesia
This day, on the 15th of March is a National day in Hungary, as a remembrance of the Revolution in 1848, that started an one and a half year-long war in order to become sovereign, to fight against being under the control of Austria. As I would not really like to hold you all a History lesson, I'd rather show you a Hungarian song, that's kind of like an unofficial national anthem of our country. The title, "Ha én rózsa volnék" means "If I was a rose", the tone was originally a folk song, and then the lyrics, the metaphors that could be translated to the language of our History, trying to be open and accept, made this wonderful music so spectacular. As none of you understands my language, I tried to find English lyrics and I did - Down will you see them, along with the pictures. And here is the song, in the interpretation of our wonderful singer, Zsuzsa Koncz... And at the end, like 10000 people...
SNOWWHITE AND ICECOLDWINTERDieffi
nice place by KariLiimatainen Foggy river by KariLiimatainen
river view by KariLiimatainen River view by KariLiimatainen
Winter Wonders by JIPIC Winter by markotapio
Tree and Pond by vamosver Kuusankoski by m-eralp
The Crackling Silence by Inebriantia Winter Wonderland by calimer00
Winter Mist by MarshallLipp Beyond the illusion by emmanueldautriche
going... going... not yet gone by WorldWar-Tori cold morning sun by arbebuk
Peaceful lake by AnupamaKenway snowy by agris58
Grace by Esveeka White softness by XanaduPhotography
Cold by KariLiimatainen Misty river view by KariLiimatainen
Azure by IvanAndreevich Horseshoe by IvanAndreevich
This morning II by SmoothEyes Winter day by KariLiimatainen
fire and ice by ariseandrejoice Without Title... _35 by my-shots
Glaciers Melting In The Dead of Night. by JasperGrom Inside a floating glacier by porbital
St Valentine's Day love shareHappy St Valentine's Day everyone. Ok. It is not a day that is universally liked or admired. Like may things it has become a major money making industry which is a shame. That is the world we live in though and it is how the success or failure of many things is measured. The same can be said of Christmas.LordLJCornellPhotos
Underneath all the glitz and show business and shiny wrappings there is something at the heart of it though. This something may be tarnished and, even, damaged but is still there under layers of trappings. Whatever the shortcomings of St Valentine's Day in 2015 you can still find a kernel of hope if you dig deep enough.
You may think of it as love. You may think of it as kindness. Maybe just a healthy respect for other human beings and their feelings. A chance to shine. A chance to be a better you. A chance to show you care.
I hope you can use these days to be that better person and to find that you like it. Maybe you can be that better person ever