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Hey there friends,

I've been less active lately due to huge pressure in work, but I hope that soon things will relax a little bit. so my apologies to those whom I didn't answer or didn't comment.

I have reached today my 100th deviation on DA with over 1,200 wonderful friends. thank you all very much for your support! :hug: and thanks to all the people who bought my prints, I am honored.

Some of you read in the text in Barn Owl , but to those of you who didn't here it is again:

To catch things up, here is the story (in short)

Yael (now my fiance) loves owls and have a beautiful collection of owl related artifacts. while she was searching the web she came across my photos and wrote me how much she loves all my photos and especially the owl photos since she collects them. I replied a usual "thanks for writing..." reply and she answered me and we began chatting.

After a few days of intense e-mailing which we enjoyed writing, I offered her to take her out and photograph real Owls in the wild under the condition she will help me hold the flash for lighting. although it was a bit weird going to the fields at night with someone she just met on the internet, she agreed and was enthusiastic about it.

We met and the chemistry was immediate and intense, plus we saw many Owls such as Barn Owl and Long-eared Owl (I kept my word).

One thing led to another and in less than a month we moved in together and exactly two months after we met we got engaged on the roof of Azriely Towers (one of the highest buildings in Israel).

Now it has been 4 months since we got engaged and six months since the first time we met.

And it's all thanks to my photography and the Owls.
and that's the best thing I gained from photography.

Yael (now you all know her name) finishes medical school in January and gets her MD and after my tests in the beginning of February things will be nicer.

In February we're going to New Zealand on a dream trip :aww:
I can't wait for it to come, I'm always interested in hearing ideas on stuff to do and places to go. I'm sure I'll get back with many many photos.


The Circle by RoieG Sunset Horseman by RoieG The Fisherman by RoieG Elder Druze by RoieG EyeFlower by RoieG Surf's up by RoieG Sundown at Sea by RoieG Zen Dream by RoieG


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and a Happy New Year!
May all your wishes come true and all your dreams fulfilled
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mmmuppet Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
:wave: hey i hope you have a great time in my country, make the most of it :) i also hope we put on good weather for you when you come over LOOOOL sometimes it can be a bit on the crap side :) winter is the best time to visit but ur coming in summer so yeah LOL have a great time :)
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RoieG Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
thanks, I hope I will.
I'm starting at christchurch and ending in aukland, gonna do many tracks :)
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mmmuppet Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
haha thats cool, make sure u cover most of the south island though, the best things are there! :) B-) got all the scenery hehe, auckland is just humid and a bit annoying hehehe BUT im not trying to put you off or anything hehe just keep ya wits about u when your in the north :) and take care :)
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RoieG Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
thanks for the tips :)
I can't wait to be there already
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razzie27 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
Wow... By chance I happened upon your gallery, and I must say I am amazed.

This story is so romantic, I wish you both eternal happiness.

=3

And a belated Happy New Year.
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RoieG Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Thank you :hug: :)
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razzie27 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
Youčre very welcome. =3
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Sadiya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
happy new year. hope you had a great holiday.
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RoieG Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007
thanks, I did :)

you too :hug:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
First of all, sorry for replying to this journal so late...I've been away and I'm just working my way through all my messages now..

But that is a fantastic story, and really great that photography gave you something as fantastic as that.

One year ago I finally had the courage to talk to a girl I'd been attracted to for ages...it was just before I went to New York, and photography and NY was the thing we spoke about.
Six months later (or six months ago..around the time you met Yael) I finally asked he out for dinner and we've been together ever since.
Over Christmas we made our dream trip of 2 weeks to Brazil...I just got back the other day..and I took something like 700+ photos.

So all the best to you and your fiance, all the best for the future and keep up with your amazing photography, which has inspired me so much.
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RoieG Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
thank you so much for your kind words.
your story sounds cool as well :)

best of luck to you two
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
All the best...take care and best of luck
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sxc-chica-xoxo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
happy new year!! =D
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RoieG Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
thanx, you too :)
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AlethiometerGal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Wow, that's so sweet! :D I wish you guys much luck.
Merry Christmas, and happy new year. ;)
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RoieG Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
thank you very much :)
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AlethiometerGal Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
Any time. ;)
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heidiwg Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
That is such a romantic story Roie!!
Wow, I wish you both much happiness together and have fun on your trip!
Happy 2007 :D
Heidi
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RoieG Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
thank you very much :hug:
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crazy1ady Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
Wow, another true love dA romance. Congratulations. I met my boyfriend via dA and have since moved to Norway to be with him. So I guess I also got roughly the same as you out of photography too. :)

Merry Christmas and keep up the great work.

As for New Zealand I spent a year there and I can thoroughly recommend going to the glaciers on the South Island and doing a helihike. I can also recommend Rotorua for the insane volcanic colours and you can take your pick of the hundreds of wonderful beaches, views, mountains and forests. Have fun there. :D
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RoieG Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2006
That's cool to hear :aww:
thanks for the recommendations, I'll add that to my list :)
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gilad Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Professional Photographer
Well, it's been a crazy and wonderful year, and the best thing is that there is plenty more where that came from :heart:
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xXxBOOxXx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
קודם כל אמהר לומר חג שמח
ושנה אזרחית טובה ונפלאה שתהיה לך.
תמשיך לצלם תמונות כל כך כל כך נפלאות
ולהראות את כל המקומות המקסימים שמצויים בא"י


דבר שני,
האתר שלך משום מה לא פועל ונורא חבל לי על כך
מפני שישנם דברים בסיסיים שאני עדיין לא מתמצאת בהם ודי קיוויתי להעשיר את הידע שלי באמצעות האתר שלך
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RoieG Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
האתר שלי עכשיו פעיל באופן חלקי
מקווה שיעלה במלואו בקרוב :)
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