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Journal Entry: Wed Jan 16, 2013, 5:29 AM
Hi. All.  The first thing I want to do is Thank Everyone who has Faved, Watched, Commented, or Critiqued my photos/art!  It is so much appreciated.

I also want to give a shout out to www.facebook.com/AngelsGoalInc
This is such an important organization/goal.  Bullying affects so many in today's schools and in life in general.  I know from personal experience that it tears down your self esteem and sense of self worth, it makes you unhappy, and it makes school a source of pain when it should be a place of learning.

On another note, things have been going well.  The pictures I've recently taken are up.  I am proud to say that of the 10 photos I've taken in the past week, I was able to use 7 for my portfolio and a couple were very good.  

I love to take pictures of cemetary angels.  Not sure why, as the subject (cemetary/concrete/memorial angels) can be considered a bit dark and morbid.  I think I find that cemetaries are places of eternal rest and peace.  And that is comforting in some way to me.  It is also, I think, comforting to me to think that Angels are watching over those who've passed on into eternity.

Well, that is all for now.  Gotta go make the money that finances my photography passion.

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Leslie
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and lived there until the age of 6 when my mother relocated us to Cable, Wisconsin to provide a better education for me. I attended the elementary schools in Cable and Drummond before progressing to Drummond Jr. and Sr. High Schools. I graduated with Honors from High School. After graduation, I left for the United States Army. I spent 4 years in the U.S. Army; the majority of the time spent on Fort Belvoir, Virginia as a Chaplain Assistant assigned to the U. S. Army Intelligence and Security Command. After my enlistment, I became a government contractor for a short period of time. In 2000 I began pursuing my degree full-time at the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). Utilizing my Montgomery G.I. Bill to its fullest extent; I earned two associate degrees: an Associate of Arts in International Studies and an Associate of Science in General Studies. I was honored several times throughout my academic career for making the Deans list, I was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002.

During the time that I attended Northern Virginia Community College I first began to seriously develop my love of photography. I had a few cameras when I was growing up, but it wasn’t until the Early 2000's that I purchased my first Film SLR, a Nikon N80, and took a wonderful class in photography taught at NVCC. After that class ignited the creative fire within me; I took pictures whenever I could. Over time I developed my skills in the techniques of composition, exposure, and flash.

I purchased my first Digital SLR, a Nikon D200 in February of 2007. I then proceeded to purchase a couple additional lenses, a Nikon SB-800 flash and several other accessories. As I continued to take pictures and edit photos my skills grew and I took pictures of family and friends in their daily lives, as well as portraits. I took a hiatus from serious photography for several months after mty D200 had an unfortunate accident and my computer crashed.

Soon, however, I was unable to contain my passion for photography and made a purchase of a new Nikon D3000. I ams using that camera and a Nikon SB-600 for many of my photos. In order to further my dreams I started MeKamala Photography. I am in the process of building/developing my professional portfolio.

Here are a few biographical tidbits:

Birthday: February 2
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Fire Dragon
Eye Color: Blueish-Green
Hair color: Light-Medium Golden Brown (Thank you Miss Clairol) LOL
Hairstyle: Medium-Long, Naturally Curly
Skin color: Ivory
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Favourite genre of music: Don't have a favorite - Listen to everything except hard-core gangster rap and speed metal.
Favorite Movie: Fried Green Tomatoes

Favorite Actress - Past: Marilyn Monroe
Favorite Actress - Modern: Emily Deschanel
Favorite Actor - Past: Andy Griffith
Favorite Actor - Modern: Antonio Banderas
Favorite Quotes:
I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
~~~Marilyn Monroe
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
~~~George Eliot
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
~~~Aristotle
Never, never, never give up.
~~~Winston Churchill
If you are going through hell, keep going.
~~~ Sir Winston Churchill
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday Have your cake and eat it too
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Leslie, Happy Birthday! :iconcakepinkplz::party:
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cebinc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

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keeperofthehope Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Im sending this to all my watchers, 
Im moving to ~MsOddball in case you still want
to follow me and my work ^^
Love keeperofthehope/MsOddball
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dansch Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hi :wave: I wanna say thank you to my watchers [link]
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cebinc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :cake: :party: :happybounce: :D
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Artzy-chick Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, Leslie! :party:
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
:iconrainbowsparkleplz:Leslie, Happy Birthday! :iconcakepinkplz::party::iconrainbowsparkleplz:
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Ideasplayer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Happy Birthday dear! Have a wonderful day! :party: :cake:
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wanderstruck Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Happy birthday darlin! (: hope you have a wonderfully lovely day.
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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malaladanila Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Leslie, Happy Birthday!!! I wish you much love, happiness and health!!! :cake:
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torivarn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks for adding me to your watchlist :)
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SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Thanks a lot for the :+devwatch: !
Take care :hug:
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great-queen-morrigan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for watch and faving many of my paintings.
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bonbonka Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for adding me to your :+devwatch: list! :heart:
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mistersingh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Thank you very much for the :+fav: :heart:
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artviveslidia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
thx for the fav!! :D <3

if you like my work you can follow me on facebook: [link]
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ProcerDeCrepusculum Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
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-PDC
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vik1067 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+devwatch: and the :+fav: :)
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