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Mallory V
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I'm a senior at Humboldt State University, in Arcata, CA. There are far too many aspects of my life to squeeze out in a paragraph, so I'll give the quick and dirty rundown:
I love to dance, and have been doing so competitively since I was 3. I am interested in motorsports as well, particularly sportbikes and classic mopars in shows and drags. I am a marine biology/botany senior in college and am currently working on habitat restoration and research, two things that I value very much. I sing and whistle all day, and I have an insatiable obsession of creating things in the kitchen and forcing my roommates and friends to be my culinary taste test guinea pigs. I have developed an immediate and fierce love of photography, and I like experimenting with objects and light sources. Basically, I see good work on Deviant art, get inspired, and try to copy it, in my own way. Art is partially creativity and part inspiration from others, as we know; it's not possible to be 100% original in our ideas.
Anyway, if you have actually read this, gold star for you :D

Current Residence: The Lost Coast, California
Print preference: Digital on canvas
Favourite genre of music: Electronic, Alternative, Industrial
Favourite style of art: Ceramics and Photography
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5.8
MP3 player of choice: MaiPod
Favourite cartoon character: Meatwad
Personal Quote: Hell: You don't have to be evil to work here, but it helps.
So I accepted a challenge of taking 100 photos in 100 days, and thus far, I have largely failed at it for two reasons.

1.) The internet connection at my house won't allow me to submit art on dA. Not entirely sure why.. So I either have to do it at school or a friend's house. This is highly inconvenient!

2.) My newly inherited Nikon D70, which I have grown quite fond of in the last 2 months, has more or less died. So that's pretty much it for photography.
I happened to get caught in a light rain at the beach 4-5 days ago, and I thought my battery had just died. I went home and charged it to find out the battery had a full charge.  Upon sticking it back in the camera and turning it on, I discovered a shutter error, and after shooting 3 to 4 pictures, it would die. Yay for having to take the battery out every couple of shots. Then, two days ago, the memory card wouldn't read. It has done this before in the past, and I'd have to open the camera slot, eject the card, and push it back in for it to work. Nope, this time it decided to not read at all for 2 days.

Lo and behold, after having warm dry air blow on it for most of the night, my camera decided to sit down and have a chat with the card. They have apparently worked out their differences for now. There is still an electrical malfunction in it somewhere... the shutter won't open completely for 1/5 of the shots, the mirror gets stuck in lock up when the camera decides to shut off, and the shutter doesn't sound normal.. it sounds weak and lethargic. I'm hoping after another few days of being dried out, things will be back to normal.

This camera was given to me, and I am extremely fortunate to have it. If it weren't for a friend who got a new camera, I wouldn't be able to really enjoy photography at all, since I don't even have the money to invest in a used SLR. If this camera dies, I won't be able to replace it for a long time.   

I don't want to say 'Nighty night Nikon'  :'(


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JamminJo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday :party: :cake: :party:
emitis17 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
happy birthday to u :)
JamminJo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
jay-spectre Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for Watching Me!
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ShutterChef Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha of course. :) I hope you have a happy holiday!
jay-spectre Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Same to you! ;)
DeeMelino Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thanks allot for the faveeeeesss!!:D
JamminJo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful gallery, I will enjoy watching your works of art :)
ShutterChef Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thank you! your encouragement is so appreciated!
JamminJo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
my pleasure :)
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