Like my photos? I now have my very own website! I will post all my zoo trips here and many more shots than I post on DA... www.kjrwildlifephotography.com To my great suprise I was lucky enough to be awarded my second DD yesterday
and it was awarded in the photojournalism category!
To say I am shocked is an understatement, I am really not a landscape/people/event/anything other than animal photographer, but I guess that the subject matter really speaks for itself, it was one of my shots of the old capitol of Montserrat (Plymouth) burried in pyroclastic flow after the volcanic erruption that destroyed the city. My parnter lived and worked on the wildlife of Montserrat for a year and I was lucky enough to go out and see the amazing island and the ruins of the capitol. It was the first time I'd ever seen an active volcano, was incredible. The ruins of Plymouth are incredibly sad, although thankfully no one died in the erruption, the geologists monitoring the volcano gave everyone a long enough warning to evacuate the city. However 19 people tried to return to the evacuated area to recover belongings and livestock after the initial erruption died down, and were sadly killed by another pyrcolastic flow coming from the volcano.
To this day, Monserrat is split in half, with the exclusion zone and the safe zone. As my partner was working in the exclusion zone (very dangerous!!!) he knew alot about the landscape there and we got to go visit some of the less dangerous areas like the old hotel on the island that is now competely deserted and abandoned, but hasn't been destroyed by the volcano yet.
All my Montserrat shots are kinda buried in my 'misc' folder, so here it is to save people hunting for it
So thank you so much to 1pen
for featuring this shot as a DD, hopefully it will make more people aware of this amazing little island in the caribbean, if you ever get the chance to visit then please do, its an amazing place to go! What else is going on?
I'm hard at work on my manuscripts that will hopefully go to publication, and lots of other stuff has been happening too that I will write a big journal about later in the week/next week. At the weekend though its my 7 year anniversary so my partner and I are going on a weekend away to Cromarty to see the Moray Firth dolphins! can't wait ^-^Comissions - are now closed for the time being
I would just like to simultansously appologise to all the people who commissioned me before I went away from DA and thank them for being so lovely and patient with me all this time. Everyone who has ordered a commission and paid already will still get their picture, and to appologise for the massive wait, the four people who I have kept waiting can have one free character drawing from me to say sorry.
I am working on them as fast as I can! I've already finished the first one, and the remaining three are all sketched and scanned into my computer waiting to be lined and coloured. To draw List...
Commission for Liis1990
Commission for MancunianRain
Commission for Ciameth
Victor's adult reference for Windsonde
Milvus' 5th challenge for Windsonde
Igbo's arrival for Hetherev
(3 parts) II
FR pic of Morgul
RP doodle 'Fall'
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