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I have a quest to capture Minecraft; its beauty, wonderment and creativity. This are but a few, of my many to come shots of the world we call Minecraft.

I hope you will enjoy my quest to capture -- it will be quite an adventure!

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Declan
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Hello, my name is Declan, or RIVANE in Minecraft.


Contact me through photographerofminecraft@gmail.com if you feel using a deviantART note or comment is not an option for you (or if you'd rather not have to make a deviantART account just to contact me.).


I am an amateur photographer who is applying his photography and photo editing skills to capture Minecraft. I enjoy finding various builds and getting to know their creator(s) if I can. If you have anything in Minecraft that you'd like me to document, contact me and let me know -- I might just have some free time!


In case you're wondering what I do, I'll explain. I have this urge to capture whatever is awesome or beautiful in Minecraft. Whether that means it's something someone built or a beautiful natural scene, doesn't matter, so long as it's exceptional in some way, I'll capture and share it.

You may come to realize that I document a lot of Minecraft builds, most of which I have had no part in building. One role I like to play is the 'documentary photographer'. I feel a need to document things in Minecraft because, sadly, they do not always last. Sometimes servers shutdown, or things get destroyed. I don't want people's work to be completely lost, so I do what I can to preserve their efforts. There's also just a lot of amazing stuff out there that I just have to share.

I aim to capture a build and then present it in an artistic (Usually photographic) way, while still retaining high-detail of the build. I am constantly evolving and adapting my techniques to improve the end result. Whenever possible, I credit the builder and the server on which the build was created. I also don't hold back, all my images are downloadable and modifiable, if you see a use for them, you're welcome to them! Just please be sure to credited me, (MinecraftPhotography) the builder(s) and the server -- we all put in a lot of effort for you to have the image!

As I stated before, if you have anything you'd like me to document, contact me. If it's really good, I'll probably share it on my page. It would be a pleasure to talk with you!
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  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello Minecrafterers,


Declan here.

I've been playing on a towny server, as you may have seen form my recent journal. The server is about to have a war, and I have decided that after the war (war is this Sat. 1/31) I will be inviting anyone from deviant who is interested, to join my town. I hope I can get to interact with some of my long-term watchers and get to know them better, I think that'd be super awesome sauce, but you know, I'd be happy to talk with anyone. :D

I did a little poll a while ago to try to get an idea of the interest out there. 25 people wanted to play Minecraft with me, and 15 people were a maybe. THAT'S A LOT. :D

Anyway, I can't possibly keep track of that many people at once, so I've decided to streamline things a little.

Joining Instructions
If you are interested in playing towny with me, comment on this journal that you are interested. After this weekend I will sends notes to all of the interested people that will give some basic information about my town and how you can join. I will want to know your MC name, or have you know mine so that we can recognize each other on the server.

What is towny? I don't have time to explain it in my own words, so here is a link: Towny Wiki

I hope to get to play with all of you. My town will be focusing on creating awesome buildings and spaces. My town is already the largest on the server, but it needs a lot more work before I am satisfied.

See you around!


Take care,


Declan (RIVANE in Minecraft)
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello dear deviants,


A lot has been going on for me in the Minecraft world. It's mainly been Towny (A plugin similar to Factions PvP). I have been applying my knowledge gained from playing Factions PvP for two years, to creating a great town in Towny.

I've realized a few things: I can interact and get to know some of my dA followers; perhaps speed up some of my projects; and possibly grow my town and nation (which are both tree-themed) if I were to try to involve my deviantART watchers.

The current plan is for me to set up a Twitch.tv account then stream to my dA watchers, and whoever else decides to pop in. My goals are to teach what I know about towny, to help new players learn the basic and more advanced commands; to communicate to a large number of people to direct large projects; and to entertain whoever stops by.

What needs to happen before I can get this all going would probably be, in no particular order: a second monitor (for monitoring chats and looking things up), the setting up of a Twitch account, and the development of interest for the stream.

Oh! I was also thinking that after certain streams, I would have a "posting party" where I would post an image to deviant art live, and then everyone can look at the image and have a discussion with me about it. I would answer questions, listen to or give advise, and explain the creation of the image.


I leave you with a few questions,

How interested are you in what I have listed above? I.e. Would you tune in for the content I have described?

Would you like to play Towny with me and or be in my tree-themed town?

Would you like to help with projects on the Towny server?
Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling by MinecraftPhotography
Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling
So far in this series of images, this one is my favorite. I'm trying my best to top it, though.


I still haven't seen everywhere inside of this building. It's huge!


It took Lemmy-koopaling  months (more than three, I believe) to get this build to where it appears in this image. He's done a stellar job, and I applaud him for it. Clap Good work Lemmy!
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This is the third image in a series I am doing of this build. The previous images and the ones posted after this one can be found below,


First image,
Palace of the Soviets| Built by Lemmy-koopaling by MinecraftPhotography

Second,
Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling by MinecraftPhotography
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I contacted MinecraftArchitect90 to see if he could write me a historical summery of this build. Read below for the history of this build,

Intended to be the tallest building in the world, & the greatest monument to Soviet Communism, the Palace of The Soviets was a planned skyscraper that would dwarf all other buildings around it, serving as the administrative heart of the Soviet Union. Should it have been built, it would have been almost 25% taller than the Empire State Building in New York but with a more audacious design.

In 1931, Soviet Premier Iosef Stalin announced a competition for a new congress hall that would serve as a new center of government & as a victory monument to the USSR's socialist ideals. Out of 160 potential candidates to the prestigious undertaking, a design by Russian-born architect Boris Iofan was chosen. This was to be a six-terraced, neo-classical inspired tower with an 80-foot statue of Vladimir Lenin with his right hand outstretched as the crowning centerpiece. Adorning the structure were many decorative statues of various communist figures. of It would have consisted of a massive reception hall leading to a main auditory hall, restaurants, & possibly a new mausoleum for the body of Vladimir Lenin to rest in.

Before construction commenced, on the site where the new tower would stand, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, standing since 1817, was completely demolished & the site was cleared in 1935. However construction of the new tower did not commence until 1939. With the new foundations set, workers began laying the steel frames that would provide support to the structure.

The tower's fate would be sealed two years later when Germany launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, the invasion of the Soviet Union, intent on conquest. This event caught the Soviets off-guard & within four months were pushed back to the outskirts of Moscow. The steel frames used to support the lower levels of the palace were reused as barriers & fortifications, & construction stopped. Eventually, the USSR would triumph in their struggle, but work on the palace never resumed. The foundations dug for the tower eventually found use as an open-air swimming pool, which became the largest of it's kind in the world.

The Palace of The Soviets' legacy is undeniable: a great trophy to a political ideology only to suffer a cruel twist of fate. It's interest extended far beyond the Soviet Union even in the 1930's & continues to fascinate us to this day.
 

This building has an interesting history. Thank you MinecraftArchitect90 for your help!
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MinecraftArchitect90 rebuilds real buildings into Minecraft. If you want to see a reconstruction of The Taj Mahal, the Library of Alexandria, or the Oslo Opera House, click on those links or go directly to MinecraftArchitect90's gallery.


I hope you all have enjoyed this image. Be sure to check back for more images of this build! (On their way!)

__________

My work is downloadable! I do not wish to keep Minecraft to myself; I want to share it as much as I can.

However, should you make any of, or anything from any of my images public, you must credit my work and the work of the builders (if there were any) by linking to the image's page or my deviantART page from wherever you make our work public.
Thank you!

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Image information,

Image captured while running Minecraft 1.8
Render Software: Chunky 1.3.3
Texture pack: TGWTAM
Render SPP: 3,500
Render Time: 12 + hrs.
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Credits,

Builder credit: Lemmy-koopaling 
Historical Info Credit: MinecraftArchitect90 
Image Creator: Declan Bachwirtz (Minecraft Photography)
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Are You Interested in Playing Minecraft with MinecraftPhotography?
56%
25 deviants said Yes.
38%
17 deviants said Maybe.
7%
3 deviants said Read my comment.
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No deviants said No.
Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling by MinecraftPhotography
Palace of the Soviets | Built By Lemmy-Koopaling
Echo . . . cho . . . ho . . . o. Whoa . . . hoa . . . oa . . . o. This place is cool . . . ool!


It took Lemmy-koopaling  months (more than three, I believe) to get this build to where it appears in this image. He's done a stellar job, and I applaud him for it. Clap Good work Lemmy!
__________


I contacted MinecraftArchitect90 to see if he could write me a historical summery of this build. Read below for the history of this build,

Intended to be the tallest building in the world, & the greatest monument to Soviet Communism, the Palace of The Soviets was a planned skyscraper that would dwarf all other buildings around it, serving as the administrative heart of the Soviet Union. Should it have been built, it would have been almost 25% taller than the Empire State Building in New York but with a more audacious design.

In 1931, Soviet Premier Iosef Stalin announced a competition for a new congress hall that would serve as a new center of government & as a victory monument to the USSR's socialist ideals. Out of 160 potential candidates to the prestigious undertaking, a design by Russian-born architect Boris Iofan was chosen. This was to be a six-terraced, neo-classical inspired tower with an 80-foot statue of Vladimir Lenin with his right hand outstretched as the crowning centerpiece. Adorning the structure were many decorative statues of various communist figures. of It would have consisted of a massive reception hall leading to a main auditory hall, restaurants, & possibly a new mausoleum for the body of Vladimir Lenin to rest in.

Before construction commenced, on the site where the new tower would stand, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, standing since 1817, was completely demolished & the site was cleared in 1935. However construction of the new tower did not commence until 1939. With the new foundations set, workers began laying the steel frames that would provide support to the structure.

The tower's fate would be sealed two years later when Germany launched Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, the invasion of the Soviet Union, intent on conquest. This event caught the Soviets off-guard & within four months were pushed back to the outskirts of Moscow. The steel frames used to support the lower levels of the palace were reused as barriers & fortifications, & construction stopped. Eventually, the USSR would triumph in their struggle, but work on the palace never resumed. The foundations dug for the tower eventually found use as an open-air swimming pool, which became the largest of it's kind in the world.

The Palace of The Soviets' legacy is undeniable: a great trophy to a political ideology only to suffer a cruel twist of fate. It's interest extended far beyond the Soviet Union even in the 1930's & continues to fascinate us to this day.
 

This building has an interesting history. Thank you MinecraftArchitect90 for your help!
__________

MinecraftArchitect90 rebuilds real buildings in Minecraft. If you want to see a reconstruction of The Taj Mahal, the Library of Alexandria, or the Oslo Opera House, click on those links or go directly to MinecraftArchitect90's gallery.


I hope you all have enjoyed this image. Be sure to check back for more images of this build! (On their way!)

__________

My work is downloadable! I do not wish to keep Minecraft to myself; I want to share it as much as I can.

However, should you make any of, or anything from any of my images public, you must credit my work and the work of the builders (if there were any) by linking to the image's page or my deviantART page from wherever you make our work public.
Thank you!

__________
__________

Image information,

Image captured while running Minecraft 1.8
Render Software: Chunky 1.3.3
Texture pack: TGWTAM
Render SPP: 6,000
Render Time: 20 + hrs.
__________

_________

Credits,

Builder credit: Lemmy-koopaling 
Historical Info Credit: MinecraftArchitect90 
Image Creator: Declan Bachwirtz (Minecraft Photography)
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  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello Minecrafterers,


Declan here.

I've been playing on a towny server, as you may have seen form my recent journal. The server is about to have a war, and I have decided that after the war (war is this Sat. 1/31) I will be inviting anyone from deviant who is interested, to join my town. I hope I can get to interact with some of my long-term watchers and get to know them better, I think that'd be super awesome sauce, but you know, I'd be happy to talk with anyone. :D

I did a little poll a while ago to try to get an idea of the interest out there. 25 people wanted to play Minecraft with me, and 15 people were a maybe. THAT'S A LOT. :D

Anyway, I can't possibly keep track of that many people at once, so I've decided to streamline things a little.

Joining Instructions
If you are interested in playing towny with me, comment on this journal that you are interested. After this weekend I will sends notes to all of the interested people that will give some basic information about my town and how you can join. I will want to know your MC name, or have you know mine so that we can recognize each other on the server.

What is towny? I don't have time to explain it in my own words, so here is a link: Towny Wiki

I hope to get to play with all of you. My town will be focusing on creating awesome buildings and spaces. My town is already the largest on the server, but it needs a lot more work before I am satisfied.

See you around!


Take care,


Declan (RIVANE in Minecraft)
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Florance and the Machine
  • Playing: Good ol' Minecraft
  • Drinking: Water!
Hello dear deviants,


A lot has been going on for me in the Minecraft world. It's mainly been Towny (A plugin similar to Factions PvP). I have been applying my knowledge gained from playing Factions PvP for two years, to creating a great town in Towny.

I've realized a few things: I can interact and get to know some of my dA followers; perhaps speed up some of my projects; and possibly grow my town and nation (which are both tree-themed) if I were to try to involve my deviantART watchers.

The current plan is for me to set up a Twitch.tv account then stream to my dA watchers, and whoever else decides to pop in. My goals are to teach what I know about towny, to help new players learn the basic and more advanced commands; to communicate to a large number of people to direct large projects; and to entertain whoever stops by.

What needs to happen before I can get this all going would probably be, in no particular order: a second monitor (for monitoring chats and looking things up), the setting up of a Twitch account, and the development of interest for the stream.

Oh! I was also thinking that after certain streams, I would have a "posting party" where I would post an image to deviant art live, and then everyone can look at the image and have a discussion with me about it. I would answer questions, listen to or give advise, and explain the creation of the image.


I leave you with a few questions,

How interested are you in what I have listed above? I.e. Would you tune in for the content I have described?

Would you like to play Towny with me and or be in my tree-themed town?

Would you like to help with projects on the Towny server?

Are You Interested in Playing Minecraft with MinecraftPhotography? 

56%
25 deviants said Yes.
38%
17 deviants said Maybe.
7%
3 deviants said Read my comment.
0%
No deviants said No.

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Randomstuff128 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Artist
heres a suggestion
 the death star
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be awesome.
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MCOfficer Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Art... but we had that in another Comment :D
Anyway... Thanks for the Llama! <3
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing! :)
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AgoBogo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
love your works! it's breath-taking.
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Kerlasia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fave, I really appreciate it.
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing!
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Reh-Rythulian Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hallo, I guess you play minecraft with a shader right?

I have a problem with my shader
sta.sh/21tivb1knxkz?edit=1

First everything was alright, than my right hand was gone, after this some of my body parts turned black and than some mobs turn invisible and my player and all another player too :/

I use the SEUS-v10.1-Ultra shading pack for minecraft version 1.8
I also installed optifine and the shadermod itself fr minecraft version 1.8.

Do you maby know the problem?
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MinecraftPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't know what could be causing you problem, but something that might fix it would be to re-install the mod.
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