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What's non-real?

Showing the world in an unexpected way. This can be caused by choosing non-usually perspectives, by pattern of objects or scenery, by presenting unreal colors, by taken pictures in a special focus or by showing the obscurity of life, nature, objects, people itself.

I want this being a place to share art which is not only photomanipulated, heavy edited but I also want this to be a place where we can share the "tiny" curiosities of our world and life.

General Rules

  • Joining is NOT automatically approved.

  • Normally, ALL kinds of art are accepted, except art which does not conform with the rules of dA, or which is categorized as literature, or fan art, mangas or promotional material for a member or, in some cases, also mature content.

  • NB Photo manips are welcomed provided their photographic content falls into one of our main categories. All manips which are not based at least on one own piece of art will be declined.


  • The limit of weekly submission is set to five and not automatically approved.

There are found ten theme folders:

non-real by angle
Here submit all pictures which showing a special perspective, unusual angles ...
Please visit this journal Randomized News 4.1 to see some examples what could be ment.

non-real by colors
Dedicated to all the colorful things, also submit here traditional art, digital art ...
Please visit this journal Randomized News 4.2 to see some examples what could be ment.

non-real by light There you will find the place for all the reflection pictures and all the other art mainly showing light aspects.
Please visit this journal Randomized News 4.3 to see some examples what could be ment.

non-real by reflection
This is a new folder for all reflection based pictures. 2012 were them found in the ... by light folder, so you can visit this journal Randomized News 4.3 to get an idea where could be found reflection.

non-real by content
All pictures which are showing an obscure, unreal content ... an overview you will find here Randomized News 4.4

non-real by patterns
Here can be submitted all the wonderful stuff of showing patterns like lines, spirals, square, ... in this journal you can find a collection of pictures which give an idea what could be ment by patterns Randomized News 4.5

non-real by focus
Focus can be interpreted as focusing to a special (tiny) object or showing non-focused scenery ... please see here some examples Randomized News 4.6

non-real by wrong place
Show us objects which are placed in wrong place or we didn't expect to find there. Please take a view to this journal to see a collection of pictures which can be found in the folder Randomized News 4.7

non-real by moving
This special folder is for all art with motional content, like films, animations and shows art in a dynamic way ... take a view here Randomized News 4.8

non-real by collaboration
If you are working together with an other artist, please let us see us your results here .... Here you find a little collection from this folder Randomized News 4.8

non-real by selection
All this wonderful selections like news or journals can be submitted here and very welcome ...

Additionally we have a general folder
non real by ...
If you are not sure where to submit - feel free to use this folder. We will move your art into one of the theme folders.

The Featured folder will not be opened for submission.
It's a special folder, where we move art, where we think it's extraordinary. This selection will change from time to time. In this journal you find a collection from this folder Randomized News 4.9.


  • In the Featured folder of the favourites you can submit pictures where you personally are the opinion that it's non-real. The suggestions here are automatically approved and you can submit there one picture per day.

  • To the Affiliate Submissions folder of the favourites can be submitted art from any member of our affiliate groups. The suggestions here are automatically approved and they can also submit there one picture per day.


Members are rightly concerned about their work being copied and stolen and many people will put a signature or copyright mark on their work. DA provides such a mark that appears on full size images, but not on thumbs. However, the DA mark is large, obtrusive, and in most instances spoils the viewer's pleasure. We usually decline such images. However, we would encourage you to develop your own mark or signature if you so wish.

Additionally here my intention and background of building this group, because this happend more or less by accident.

Here is the story. I have had often pictures which are in my eyes not enough abstract to submit them to a "abstract"-group but too curious or obscure for submitting them to an "all-art" or a "themebased" groups.

It happened that this pictures were declined because they didn't fit to the rules or
fulfilled not the quality standard which was wished in this groups and this underlines my feeling that there is no home for this pictures.

One evening I thought about this circumstances and had an idea of a group name. I checked if this name is already in use ... and it was free ... and I've taken the chance and opened this group.

If you sometimes have the same feeling like me, please feel free to take a view or to join and share your art. I would be glad to see you here joining and sharing.

Gallery Folders

untitled [w1617] by LevAni11
Guenuche from the Top by RickB500
Spoons by skarabokki

Mature Content

The Healing by laura-makabresku
2014 - 2016
Drift Too Wallpaper Gif by IMustBeDead
Life Of The Party by IMustBeDead
I drill holes in myself by chriseastmids
fragile tension II by chriseastmids
2012 - 2013
Flower Three by IMustBeDead
The Disasters of War 4 by gottfriedhelnwein
Self-Portrait by gottfriedhelnwein
The hoarding face by freMDart
non-real caused by ...
Impact by ejohanne
prehistoric by andrewpershin
somewhere by andrewpershin
Bedroom stories by kriSank
non-real caused by angle
Carrick Postcard 2 by Coigach
It drags me down, the abyss monster by C-Asepsis
Down to the chaos by C-Asepsis
A little glow of life by C-Asepsis
non-real caused by colors
Apparitions Stalk The Night by Sercy
posing by JrFish
The Cock. 1995 by Yudaev
91 by FraDraz
non-real caused by light
Reynisdrangar: Sea+Fury by Coigach
X-ray of my sadness by laylakurai
Back with my rest of sanity by C-Asepsis
Sail away to the other side by C-Asepsis
non-real caused by reflection
Solaris by Art2mys
Release me to the sea by C-Asepsis
River Sunset by organicvision
Moyie River 2 by kootenayphotos
non-real caused by content
Peaceful Zombie by apocalypticviolin
Mural 3, Reykjavik: I Pray For Air In The Water by Coigach
Great Geysir - Sleeping Giant by Coigach
Scale 6: Behind Seljalandsfoss by Coigach
non-real caused by patterns
Grid by endprocess83
Scale 5: Reynisfjara Basalt+Visitor by Coigach
Inside Harpa by Coigach
Devetashka Cave by felinablueeyes
non-real caused by focus
undefined.spell by m-lucia
non-real caused by moving
Hairy Hill by Markus43
non-real caused by wrong place
The Photographer and the Spider by jlxp
non-real caused by collaboration
Entwined by C-Asepsis
Art Liaison
never really awake by LostOneself


wild child by devoisback
Another View by zingzangzu
Crocodile in Grass by Cyril-Helnwein
Afternoon Sky by DangerousPandaShake
Affiliate Submissions
Curtain by TMECE
View by TMECE
Costa Rica - Blue Jeans Dart Frog by lux69aeterna
Render 3 by MyHeadWonders
Okavanga's Non-Real Colour Collection
The Children of the Corn by Leucareth
screamer... by shotsfiredimagedown
theres too many rhinos in the cage 2 by chriseastmids
:Symmetry: by cichutko











.... the activity raises ....

Tue Aug 1, 2017, 11:01 AM
... in our Abstract and Surreal dA world.

As you know from one of my last journals, we have a new CV JustACapharnaum which takes care about Macro and Abstract and Surreal - in my eyes a great combination as macro shots can be fitting perfect also in the Abstract and Surreal category.

Now a contest is organized by JustACapharnaum and I want to point you to this activity. Maybe you have missed the journal with the original announcement ... so I want to encourage you to participate in the contest as non-real and Abstract-and-Surreal are two of the supporting groups.

Please see here the details:

The Deceiving Contest Appearances are often deceiving. - Aesop
For this contest, we will be asking you to create a photograph that fits the theme: DECEIVING.
We will ask you to photograph something in a way that we don't guess what it is you're photographing. Think textures, angles, colours, shapes, nuances.....
:bulletblue: Rules: :bulletblue:
- Your entry must be categorized as a macro or closeup piece (if it fits the technical criteria) or as an abstract & surreal entry. 
- No obstructive watermarks.
- Your photograph has to be at least 1280 pixels wide (It is the “Display options” / “Size: 1280 pixels wide” or “Size: 1600 pixels wide” widget when you submit your photograph, underneath the “Contains Mature Content?”).
- Mention in the comment section that your piece is for "the Deceiving contest", with a link to this journal.
- One entry per person.
- Your entry has to be new, which means done after the date of this contest.

Hope to see your ideas on Deceiving :goodjob: revamp

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ejohanne Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug: :rose:
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thank you! :heart:
feigenfrucht Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
With the greatest pleasure :heart:
Art2mys Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you! :bow:
feigenfrucht Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
As always my greatest pleasure :hug:
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
feigenfrucht Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome :-)
tholang Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Thank you for your request! :hug:
feigenfrucht Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Sehr gerne, wie immer.
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