Artist Spotlight #19

Submitted by Piner 10/20/06 11:07 PM GMT

A big round of applause for our latest nominee for the "Artist Spotlight"... The one & only... (drum-roll)... Kodo34!! Be sure to browse and leave comments in his wonderful and varied Gallery.

Thank you all for the nomination, I truly value it. Well, as some of you may know, I live in Belgium (Nieuwerkerken) with my wife Sigrid and our dog Igor.

I first found Caedes surfing for a new wallpaper and was drawn to it's complete mix of fractals, 3-D, and photos. I love all forms of art and this is a great place and a wonderful community for that. After seeing the most wonderful things the members here created I decided to try my hand in it. I started out with fractals and manips from stock images and while I still enjoy doing those I discovered another passion... Photography. After seeing pictures from artists here like Mayne, Paul Gerritsen, and heidlerr (to name but a few) I got hooked.

The first camera I bought was a Minolta z5 but quickly got tired of it (due to lack of control options) and my next one was (and still is) a Canon 20d. I use PhotoShop to do the editing. My main interest in photography is nature in all it forms.

I can say I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for you guys. So thanks to all for the support, comments, and advice.



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10/20/06 11:28 PM GMT
Hi Kristof!!You've got a wonderful gallery and great talent behind the camera and in everything else that you do. Keep it up and Congrats!!! :)

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10/21/06 12:38 AM GMT
I was so thrilled to see that you were nominated Kristof! I've always thought you were a spectacular photographer. Your diverse gallery is so professional and fascinating!
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10/21/06 2:24 AM GMT
Congratulations! Very deserving, you really explore and are quite talented @ all the diff forms here 8•).
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10/21/06 2:44 AM GMT
Great Job! I love your art!
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I am the knight in the shadows.....
10/21/06 3:04 AM GMT
congrats kristof :D
yay!!! :D
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10/21/06 4:38 AM GMT
Congratulations Kristof... a well deserved award... I love your work always have done from fractals, 3D, manips, tutorials to the birds, animals, amazing bugs and fungi... Ones that stand out in my mind are Rays - the capture of light and the framing was amazing in that one... Time - wonderful manipulation, Orange Dragon - the amazing detail and colour was fantastic, the wings looked like clear plastic.. and ALL your raptors and macros of bugs... very professional quality to all your work, it is always a pleasure to view....

Well done, now you can sit back.. put your feet up and enjoy your award, you deserve it.. =D
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MY GALLERY ........... "Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece"
10/21/06 6:42 AM GMT
Kristof my friend... a well deserving artist has been given an award! I love all of your work, especially the nature shots. You present nature to us in a new light and give it new life~ one my favorite works is the bluebird with nesting material in their mouth! The other piece that I love so well is a butterfly that you did a collaboration on. It is quite trendy and definitely a keeper. I cannot remember the name of it now.
Enjoy your time in the spotlight. You are very deserving of it and I am proud and honored to be able to view your work.
Thank you for sharing your beauty and your gifts with us;=)
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10/21/06 12:41 AM GMT
Congratulations Kristof! You really deserve this! I am very glad with your nomination, and I know this will encourage you to go on with posting your beautiful photos!
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10/21/06 2:55 PM GMT
Glad to see you get the recognition. You have a beautiful gallery with so many varied works. An inspiration to many! Thanks for sharing all your expertise and creativity. -- Alexis
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10/21/06 3:42 PM GMT
Way to go Kristof!! Your ROCK!!
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Picture Purrrfect . A purrrfect world is what we all want, but, seems too unobtainable. If I've viewed and commented on your post, and you liked my remarks then NO THANKS is needed...just getting to see your wonderful work is thanks enough for me!! Also BIG thanks to all who check out my work!! I appreciate any and all comments & feedback!!
10/21/06 3:52 PM GMT
Congratulations Cristof, I love your work, truly an inspiration.
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10/22/06 6:37 PM GMT
You are our nature guide and natural with that instrument of imagery. Well deserved:-)
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10/22/06 6:58 PM GMT
Congratulations..... Well deserve indeed.. :)
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10/22/06 8:16 PM GMT
I have been wondering when we'd have another artist in the spotlight as it's been awhile and I am soooo glad to see it's back and you as the latest featured artist...long overdue and very deserving you are my friend...while reading your bio I was struck by the fact that I don't really remember your fractals being so blown away by your fantastic macros and other photographic works...I was also surprised to learn that it was only since joining caedes that you really got into photography in a big way, your work being so professional...all I can say is "You've come a long way, baby", lol...a big CONGRATULATIONS, Kristof...enjoy all the attention and accolades your images demand.:Pat.
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10/22/06 8:42 PM GMT
Congrats, well deserved. Your pieces always call for attention. Catching subjects and designs, good composition, interesting cropping and great sense for color and lighting. That about sums it up when I think about what I like about your stuff.
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10/23/06 7:08 AM GMT
Congratulations Kristof. It is a truly deserved nomination. There aren't enough adjectives to describe your wonderful and varied gallery.
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10/23/06 7:33 AM GMT
Finally Kristof - our new artist in spotlight! I am so glad for you. This is an honor that you definitely deserve. Thank you for the insight you've given us to the amazing world of nature and wildlife. You continually upload high quality images for our enjoyment and desktop use. Your gallery is outstanding in terms of both quality and diversity, my friend. It is a pleasure to my eyes to see your shots ranging from mushroom series, birds gallery, insect close-ups to flowers, manipulations and tutorials you have provided. Personally you gave me great inspiration to move on to macro world and to investigate in every detail the tiny little bits around us. I wish you all the best Kristof and although it is hard for me to imagine that, I wish you new challenges and new things to learn, cause they make us progress.... now you can finally sit back and enjoy your time of glory...

Bear hugs from Ewa
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If you admire nature for its creations why don't you visit the gallery of its reporter...
10/23/06 11:23 AM GMT
Congratulations Kristof. This honor is long overdue. Your images are a masterpiece and the macros are some of the best that I've ever seen. You are an inspiration to me and I wish I could get that kind of clarity. Enjoy your time in the spotlight. You deserve it.
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Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. Edward Weston
10/23/06 3:17 PM GMT
I was delighted to see you in the spotlight because it is truly deserving Kristof. Your photography is stunning. Congrats and keep it up, I so enjoy your posts and going back and browsing through your masterpieces periodically to make sure I didn't miss any. Anita
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Can't always give individual thanks but I am so appreciative of everyone's comments and input. I truly enjoy seeing all of your posts and am always happy to see you at My Gallery. Thanks, Anita
10/23/06 4:50 PM GMT
A big congratulations, Kristof! Your work inspires me and clearly merits this recognition! I look forward to more of your creations! Wen
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10/24/06 8:57 AM GMT
Congratulations Kristof, you deserve it. I love your stuff and I couldn't think of anyone I would rather see get the honor.
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I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is. Albert Camus ........ My Gallery
10/24/06 11:55 AM GMT
thx all , i appreciate the kind words.
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10/24/06 2:57 PM GMT
Congrats Kristof,you are indeed a natural artist deserving of all.........Jim
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10/24/06 8:27 PM GMT
Congratulations Kristof!
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10/25/06 1:43 AM GMT
You certainly deserve this honor Kristof. You are unquestionably one of the stars of the site. I truly enjoy all of your work & I'm very pleased you've gotten this honor. Congratulations !
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10/25/06 10:34 AM GMT
Congratulations Kristoff !!
No one deserves this honour more than you do. Your Gallery is both a delight and an inspiration.
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The question is not what you look at, but what you see ~ Marcel Proust
10/25/06 12:24 AM GMT
Congratulations!! I just took a test drive through your gallery, and man! i've been missing out on some great work. in particular i liked your work with the zebras, and it inspired a little post work on a pic of zebras i took over the weekend (you can count on getting credit for the inspiration when i post it). from the few comments of yours i've read, i'm guessing this couldnt happen to a nicer guy. Kudos.
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lately, i've fallen horribly behind in my thanks and comments. I'll catch up, but until I do, please know all your kind words are greatly appreciated.
10/25/06 8:34 PM GMT
When I saw you were in the spotlight I started looking through your gallery. Some of the pictures I had seen, but many I hadn't. You have a wide range of beauty displayed there. I'm so glad you share it with us.
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All of earth is crammed with heaven And every bush aflame with God But only those who see take off their shoes. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning<p> mygallery
10/26/06 3:17 PM GMT
Ahhh, my friend. I was wondering when you would be spotlighted. Congratulations - you certainly deserve it. I am a fan of your digital work and photography. :)
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10/26/06 5:46 PM GMT
Hi there! You certainly deserve this nomination Kristof. I was always estonished by the high quality of your photos. In my opinion, your Jaguar is one of the most impressive photos on the site... :-)
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10/26/06 8:55 PM GMT
Aw, well done hon! Keep up the snapping! - your photos are wonderful and I definately agree with Pierre, loving the Jaguar :D

Fae xxx
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10/27/06 6:46 PM GMT
Congratulations - you surely do deserve this! I am still fairly new to all this, but you have amazed me with your range of subjects and work. It is an artist's eye that sees the pictures you do in so many objects.I still think " lb#5 ", the ladybug on the barb wire is my favorite. There is something so innocent about that little creature on that somehow sinister wire.. hard to explain, but it " gets to me. " and that is why people love art.
Keep on doing what you do so well, and I'll keep on enjoying looking at it!
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10/28/06 10:21 AM GMT
Congratulations from another admirer of your work. Well deserved. :o)

I would like to take a little time in not only acknowledging your obvious talents behind the lens and mastery of editing ... but, to also let you know how much I appreciate ... taking the time to acknowledge my visits to your gallery of works and for responding to any queries I posted. That is priceless to someone such as myself trying to learn. And truly embodies the spirit and generosity of our beloved site.

Thank you for sharing your work ... and ... your time. :o)
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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
10/28/06 11:46 AM GMT
thank you all . :-)
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10/29/06 6:41 AM GMT
Hello Kristof...what an honor...for you to receive. As you know, I have always enjoyed your many creative postings. I have learned a lot from you, and I can only hope to be able to figure out how to do some of those lovely things someday.You know, its not the award that's important, but the fact that so many people enjoy your work. Its a rewarding thing for sure. I am happy that you have so many who enjoy your creative talents. My favorites of yours are the "3-D" looking photos. I love how you make the pictures jump right out at us...! Just wonderful !!Verena
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If it's to be....... it's up to me.
10/30/06 9:58 AM GMT
Congrats Kritsof! Well deserved.
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10/31/06 11:03 AM GMT
Well done my friend! =)
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11/01/06 8:03 PM GMT
OMG: I have been submitting you { nominating} so many times....then I thought this was discontinued.....and only just now see there is a new artist! WOW>...well deserved and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!
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Due to FALL being my busiest season at my store...I rarely am able to view & comment. Someday I will catch up. PLEASE...if there is a particular work that you really want me to view, pm and I will make it a priority! Thanks so much!
11/02/06 2:30 PM GMT
Ashamedly I must admit Kristof that I didn't know who you were when I saw you're Caedes user name. I looked at your gallery and at that point the bells went off and I put a name to some fantastic photography. After reading your biography, I see that we both had relatively the same start in the wonderful art of photography and share the same passion for macro work.

Your gallery is one to be very proud of and it will be a pleasure to browse through it this evening.

In your case being made artist in the spotlight appears to be an honor that should have happened a long time ago as your images are very professionally done and a pleasure to observe. The last time I saw one of your images in my voting booth it was given a 10 (“Engine”) and it deserved it.

Your choices of subjects are attention getting and are compositionally perfect. Their artisticness are of such quality they deserve to be printed, mounted, framed and put in an art gallery.

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11/05/06 1:11 AM GMT
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please visit my gallery - mountain site or my little Switzerland Forum
11/05/06 9:37 AM GMT
I'm sorry your feelings are hurt Hans but i just don't have the time to reply to everyone in person.
I try to catch up in the weekend but in the end i post here to share my pictures not to recieve comments ( although they are nice :-)) ) .

Have a nice day
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11/06/06 1:57 AM GMT
Hay Hay Kristof. Wow you deserve this man. And I'am really sorry It took some time for me to get this news. Congratulations and may you have all the freedom, money and the most important passion to carry out your work in the future.
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11/09/06 4:25 AM GMT
Congrats, Kristof. I have been enjoying your work for a while now. Like others have said, your work is truly professional and is a credit and inhancement to this site. I just breezed through your gallery and thought I would pick out whatever one I thought was one of your best. That was not easy. But "Owl Eyes #2" gets the nod. It's enough to mesmerized me.
Congrats once again and I must say as others have said, it is long overdue.
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12/12/06 1:06 AM GMT
Félicitation pour avoir été mentionné comme artiste spotlight...Je viens tout juste de découvrir vos innombrables oeuvres...Travail exceptionnel et d'une grande précision..Il fait bon de les admirer et de s'en inspirer...Bravo pour vos belles réalisations et merci de nous en faire profiter..Merry Christmas to you and your family
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01/02/07 8:01 PM GMT
Congratulations Kristof! I am sorry for the late entry, but I just discovered this little place to make comments for the spotlighted artists. An artist you are indeed! I remember writing to you not too long ago to get advise on taking macro shots. You were prompt in replying and most generous with the information and tips that you provided to me. Regretably, I learned that my camera was not up to par to take the shots that I wanted, but I have had my eye on the new Canon Rebel XTi, and hope to get it soon.

As mentioned to you previously, you are truly an inspiration to me, through your works as well as through your encouraging comments left on my works. Many of your mushroom and insect images have graced my DT, and I look forward to enjoying more of your outstanding work! Thank you, and Happy New Year!
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