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How can I write a critique of something that I find to be nearly perfect? The photograph is painted with nearly every color of the spectrum, from deep blue to bright yellow, with greys of the backside of the clouds to the fuzzy white of the water spray. Look at the scale that fades to the west, of t...

by Noben

This is, unless I've missed my mark, a slight departure from your traditional style. It sure catches the eyes. Shadows and lighting are good, especially the filtered sunlight that is streaming through the hay loft above her head and dapples across the arms, tail, and hay. The foreground field of vie...

by 914four

Next time you find this car, shoot low, and either move more towards the rear , straight on from the side, or shoot into the sun from the front -right quarter. Shoot high from the front-left quarter and down with the fill flash, or stand by the left-rear tyre and shoot a frame with wide aperture and...

by kkeman

The geologist in me wants to hunt down the mystery of how this landscape was created. Is it a big stratified layer of dolomite, tipped on end through the process of crustal folding, or perhaps are those fissures the result of compressive stress from some incoming tectonic plate long ago, like when t...

Yesterday, we lost a treasured member of our household, someone who would greet us at the door, and would charm all visitors. Many times I have heard people say that they wanted to sneak him out of the house with them when they left. Forget all stereotypes about snooty, sulky, cats: Nickolas was none of those. He was expressive, with dozens of vocalizations that he used for things like food, or getting excited about the animals in the back yard. He had sounds for his greetings, and he loved to play. He would come and find me to try and get me to rough-house & play with him. I can go on and on about my cat. Only, it's making me cry all over again, and it's getting hard to see my monitor through the tears.

Everyone in my home misses him. He left us suddenly: He was fine on Monday, looking under the weather on Tuesday, quiet and sitting on his comfortable spot on my daughter's bed on Wednesday morning, and he died sometime during the day. We found him laying in the hallway. He left us too soon, and I wish I could turn back time and save him.


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PhD student of geophysics at Michigan State University. Amateur radio operator, motorcyclist and 23 year member of the AMA; Christian family man, electrical engineer and aspiring volunteer freelance mascot for local charities.

This fine fursuit was constructed by :iconlilleahwest: of Beastcub Creations.


Trouble seeing the forest through the trees by Tychoaussie
Trouble seeing the forest through the trees
Not a lot of updates for you these days, as I continue to study for my comprehensive examinations at Michigan State University.  It's been tough, and the harder I study it seems the less I know. Some say it's because I tend to be a detail person, so I get all confused by all of the little stuff, and miss out on the big picture. Perhaps it's the old adage, not seeing the forest, through all of the trees. However I'm still doggedly chasing after it! But here, here I am standing, enjoying nature and taking a breather. Photo is by :iconcrixans:. Thank you, Ted!


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Windicious Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Just wondering if you saw the commission I finished for you ;w;
morcyd Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist
Tycho? Is this you?…
Tychoaussie Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No, I didn't post that. My student did!
Woozles-Wonders Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch hun! :love:
Closetfur1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
I am so fortunate to have met you, at MFF2013. This fortunate chain of events, has raised my confidence, and motivation. Thank You!Hug 
Tychoaussie Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome! Though, in the grand scheme of things, we both must continue to keep this in the proper perspective, and guard against letting it grow bigger than our every-day relationships, faith, and job. To do so means losing so much else - I love fursuiting, but if it meant losing my family or my wife, I just wouldn't be able to enjoy it with the same zeal. I'm blessed and fortunate to have had her finally come to understanding. The first eight months were very, very bittersweet. I truly didn't grow to love this hobby until my wife finally gave it her blessing. 

I hope some day you are as fortunate. It will require unswerving nobility and integrity on your part, I think. That, and meekness and patience, which it sounds like you already have. I wish you well, and perhaps we'll meet again someday soon!
MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Tycho! My friend found you on Tumblr! A student of yours took a photo
(However some comments I think are mean and stupid. I'd be the happiest kid alive if my teacher did something like you did!)
Tychoaussie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That was something which happened a year ago, and yes, I simply ignore the dumb comments, and concentrate on the 100 others that are good. It's been reblogged something like 170,000 times on tumblr, it's been featured on the Chive, and on cringepics, so there's no worrying about it. People make fun of the President of the USA, they make fun of the Pope, and likely even Mother Theresa, so I'm not worried about it. There's always people like that out there. heh :)
MetalWolfGemstone Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True, :) And the good comments always outweigh the bad :D
Closetfur1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
You are up over 190,000 now!
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