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Journal Entry: Wed May 30, 2012, 3:07 PM
Are any of you on Instagram? I'd love to check out your pages. Please take a look at mine and follow if you'd like as well. :) @ellebelleee

Hope you are all spectacular!

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New Username

Journal Entry: Fri May 18, 2012, 9:17 AM
Alright everyone,

I've changed my username! I think it is great that dA is finally doing this because I have been contemplating for years whether I should change my name over to my actual name, EllenEinkauf. My only reason for not doing this previously is because I didn't want to have to start over and rebuild my following.

But just wanted to let everyone know in case they wondered who was sending them messages!


Also be sure to check out my stock account! HorseStockPhotos

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Equine / Horse Stock

Journal Entry: Tue May 1, 2012, 1:28 PM
Hi everyone! I have been going through a lot of changes lately and trying to make my dreams as a horse trainer happen. I still haven't forgotten about photography, but it has been put on the back burner for a while. I am going to focus mostly on equine work and some portraiture. I think you will all be happy to hear that since you all seem to love my horse photography the most. I probably won't get to anything for a few more months, but I have been busy in the mean time.

drumroll please....

Sine so many of you have asked over the years, I have decided to start offering horse stock!! I really want to give back to the community and also help spread my name. I am uploading TONS of images from way back and will continue to upload more as I shoot. Please check it out, at :iconhorsestockphotos:

I need all of your help spreading the word, so please tell your friends, share the images, and of course use them in your creations. I can't wait to see them!

:heart:, Elle

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Journal Entry: Sun Dec 11, 2011, 1:23 AM
Is anyone else on Pinterest? I just got an account and I LOVE it! So many amazing things & inspiration on there. Feel free to follow me here:

And comment a link to yours because I am looking for more people to follow :heart:

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Expanding My World

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 26, 2011, 3:54 PM
Ok, so I'm trying to expand my photography world and community online, to get to know more people and grow as a professional.

I've created some new accounts and would love to network with all of you on there. So if you are a member of tumblr, 500px, or are a blogger, please let me know so we can find each other (: Also, if you just know of any really great accounts of other people I should check out, send that as well! I need a little help getting settled in.





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Journal Entry: Thu Nov 24, 2011, 9:23 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. And happy day to everyone outside of the United States, there is much to be thankful for in all of our lives. (: Embrace the good and try to let go of the bad and find ways to fix it. Hope you are spending the day with friends & family and eating lots of good food!!


Also, new blog post for those interested:

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Been Such A Busy Bee

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 22, 2011, 11:59 PM

Hope you all are doing well. So nice to be back into the art scene again, but it sure has changed. What's with people never commenting on art anymore? And I know it's not just my stuff (after all I expect that after such a long leave of absence) but it seems to be that way with all the photos I see posted. What I loved so much about deviantART before was all the feedback. It really helped me grow as an artist when I was sad to see that aspect gone.

My website is well underway!! It looks amazing thanks to the wonderful web-designer Daniel Silverman of There are a few kinks we are working out with the index page thanks to my stupid hose. And I still need to add the about & pricing pages and fill up my galleries -- but it is finally here and tangible and just YAY! But I want to know, what do you think so far? check it out here:

Also my photoblog is live and will be updated regularly. Please follow/subscribe so that you can keep up with my latest works. And be sure to comment on posts and let me see your blogs as well! I need some more to add to my watch list :)

Aaaaand last but not least, I LOVE Twitter & need to connect with more of you amazing photos follow me @ellebelleeee and let me know so I can follow you back!

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adding new(ish) art

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 2, 2011, 3:31 PM
New works have been added, some old & some new. I'll be revamping my page quite a bit to get ready for the upcoming,  I'll be sure to keep you all updated on the where-abouts & changes.

I also want to tell all of you how much it means to me that you view my work. Being able to share my art with you all is such a good feeling. For those of you who have stuck around for the last 5 years when photography has been such a small part of my life, thank you. I know it's like I fell off the face of the earth, and in a way I think part of me did. I'm so glad to have photography and my creative side back.

I'm trying to save some money to buy some lighting equipment. Can you believe I've never owned a flash?! and maybe a new lens. I've got quite a few shoots lined up for the next few months - so lots more to come.

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Update and Webdesigner Needed!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 19, 2011, 6:08 PM
Hi Lovlies,

This last year in Boston was one of the hardest in my life, so much happened including illness & few deaths, including a good friend. I've been working on my horse training business and just dealing with all the complications in life. But I learned so much, and am glad to have moved back to California where I can handle my life better and have the support of others. I've hardly touched my camera the last year, I felt so uninspired. BUT that is changing and I am getting everything back in place so I can photograph again! YAY! So if you are still around & following me, please check out my twitter!/ellebelleeee to keep up with me, and I'll be sure to go through all of these notifications (I have over 20,000!! :O_o:) and update on dA as well!

The real reason for this post however is for JET-LAGGED Magazine! I am the new director of marketing and they are looking for a webdesigner. There is a very limited budget because it is a start-up but it could be a great opportunity for someone. I thought I would check with all of you on the dA community first, because there is so much talent here (: If any of you are interested or know of anyone who is interested, please let me know. Here is the letter from the editor:

"Looking for a website designer for JETLAGGEDMAGAZINE.COM . We need someone both incredibly creative, able to listen to direction, make strict deadlines, and make weekly conference calls/meetings. We are on a very short deadline and are looking for someone to revamp our website within a span of 2 weeks. Pay is $100 for redoing the entire website according to our specifications. Since we are a growing magazine, this is your chance to gain experience with a print mag (you will get credit in our next issue in October) and to possibly work with us as we expand in the OC. If interested, please send a resume and links to previous work to:

Thank you!
-The Jet-Lagged Team"

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Olympus Training

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 20, 2011, 7:44 AM
I've decided on Olympus Training for my horse training business! I'm really excited. :)

I've got a facebook going:…

So now I am going to have to start getting things together on the web so that I can properly advertise. I'm just going to make a plan site myself... assuming that I am truly capable of these minor things lol

I definitely need someone to design a logo for me!! Sooo if you know anyone who would be interested in doing this or if you would be shoot me an email olympushorse(at)gmail(.)com or a note on here so that we can chat. This would be PAID, although I do have a tight budget. I want something pofessional looking, so you'll need to have experience and be talented. :)

Thanks for all your help choosing a name! Once this gets underway I'll be getting back into Photography again

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horse training business

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 6, 2011, 7:34 PM
so I am sorry i haven't been as active as I'd like to! I am currently starting up my own horse training business at the same time as I am trying to get my photography up and running again. The horses have been taking a bit of a precedent since it's pretty hard to put a living/breathing animal on the shelf - plus it is consuming all of my money lol

I need help coming up with a name though, here are the contenders:
Lancelot, Nashira, Premiere, Marabelle, Chevalier, Falcon Crest, Atlantis, Chartreuse, or Olympus Training

Let me know what you like or if you have any suggestions (and why!), I need input here!

Also, made a poll to vote in so vote for that as well!…

I'll be back soon, still working (slowly but surely) on my webpage with the help of the lovely, jillsahner

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first website draft!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 17, 2011, 8:49 PM
The website is starting to come along. Jill (jillsahner) has been working hard to design a page and bring my ideas to life. This is the very first draft of it, but thought I would share it all. I'm going to have her make the photos larger, and obviously add a ton more. I'll also be adding pricing on the buy page as well Keep in mind this is NOT the finished product, but if you have any ideas or comments, please share. Any feedback, good or bad, is appreciated!

Here it is!…

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back in action - 2011 a fresh start :)

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 2, 2011, 9:44 PM

2010 was a pretty terrible year for me, but looking forward to a fresh start and turning my life around. I'm focusing on really starting a photography business and devoting myself to it now that I have graduated and don't have school to get in the way. I'll be revamping all of my work, websites, and marketing. I've missed you all and hope I still have some followers anyway. If you want to keep in touch better shoot me a PM and I'll send you my email. Also follow me on twitter for more updates! @ellebelleeee

Can't wait to be back with you all!

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take two

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 28, 2010, 10:52 PM
I'm moving to Cambridge in just a week. It's scary but exciting at the same time. I'm just so excited for the new, ready for change and to get back to my true self. I miss art, culture, horses, being ME again. ...Sometimes I feel like I have drifted away from that while in college, but I will be back, and better than ever. Take two.

I have no job yet, but I'm fine with that (although my bank account isn't too pleased). I want the time to figure out what I want to do with my life, the corporate world isn't for me... I would feel trapped and helpless. I'm too much of an independent spirit to just follow the trodden road, I'd rather explore and romp around on my own path. I'm apprenticing at a stable to get my horse trainers license. I want to really take photography seriously and make it at least part of an income, if not push it to be my main job. I know I'll have to take up a steady salary somewhere else, but maybe a coffee shop or at Whole Foods or something related to a good, wholesome food. I've got such a passion for organics and non-GMOs I'd love to work at a company that supports my favorite movement as well as volunteer my time for it somehow. ahhh so many options that I know I can succeed with, but I just have to pick a general direction before I explore... C'est la vie! Starting Fresh and moving East (from California to Connecticut to Massachusetts) Take two.

My features are all about love, because I have decided it is best to give second chances no matter how broken someone has made you feel. If the passion exists so strongly, how do you know you will ever find it again? I'd rather be the broken glass waiting for someone who might glue my shattered pieces back together, than be the glass that was content with being thrown away the second a crack appeared. Isn't that what love is anyway, learning to accept someone for who they are and continuing to love them with every fragment of your being. It's a new beginning, a fresh start. Let's start over. Take two.

This feature tells a love story:

Always. by kittysyellowjacket :thumb73706472: It's all I ask for by IndieChild19
.0011 - pass by SlevinAaron :thumb162174563: staying here. by gloeckchen
11: Pure snow, pure heart by ilovestrawberries :thumb162263659: jnn updt by metindemiralay
hearts are wasted by aimeelikestotakepics :thumb106015195: i201 - calm and sadness by SlevinAaron
earth, wind and fire by Sssssergiu Vast Homeland by dim-baida Me Wild Things Woods by Matt-ikus
:thumb131359936: :thumb161410833: life carriers by juanfox94
:thumb155287761: awakening by 6Artificial6 two by odpium
Recline, and watch snow by CasheeFoo something about fragility by aimeelikestotakepics :thumb162262933:

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  • Listening to: Bob Dylan

birthday + features

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 12, 2010, 10:37 PM
I turn 22 today, April the 13.... wow I feel so old.

Here are some beautiful photographs that have caught my eye this week:

TuliTuli. by Lukreszja in bloom by marenkathleen :thumb160358231:

Uno by Zx20 letters to the sea... by lunariya blue by lunariya

:thumb157652409: Me+you+our bed sheets by ContagiousPixie

Mature Content

feathers by micmojo

:thumb160500179: Fly.... by Wolfruede :thumb160101860: :thumb160269141:

wild silby by MissToseland we're burning up the sun by equitate 0987 by ArinaKesh

In the meantime... send me a llama!

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  • Listening to: KiD CuDi
  • Reading: In The Fed We Trust

seeking some advice and thoughts...

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 15, 2010, 1:52 PM
I'm looking to completely revamp my photography.

Basically, I am bored with what I have been doing, everything is coming out plain, I lack the drive, passion, and mostly creativity that I used to have with my art. Mos of this is because of college and just not having the time to focus on my work like I want to. The rest of it is because I need a new camera and some new lenses to get the shots I want. I'm graduating this year and plan to ask for a new camera for graduation - preferably the Canon 7D. (But maybe I will move to Nikon.. thoughts!?) ... hopefully this will fix both problems!

I also want to find new ways to display my art online. I am going to start using flickr and my website as well as dA. I might even use Etsy to try and sell some works.

Basically I want to focus on three areas. Equine, Portraits/Fashion, and cutesy little tid-bits (sorry don't know how to explain this well!)

So here is what I am thinking, I am bored with the name xpicturesque and I think starting fresh would be a good thing, but at the same time I don't want to lose everything that I have worked for on here. So should I...
1) Get an entirely new account for everything
2) Get a new account for portraits and other works and keep this for equine
3) Just use this one don't waste the trouble

I'm leaning towards the second one since I feel like my equine work is more photo-journalistic while the other would be more artsy. If I do get a new account, what should I name it? My twitter name is ellebelleeee, and I do like that... maybe I would just do ellebelle or something that is not-taken. Should I just use my name, EllenEinkauf or ellene? Come up with some other new catchy name?
I want the names to be the same here as they are on flickr. And remember my domain will stay the same,


Also, some examples of works that I love and the style I aiming for in my works.

:thumb132552895: :thumb136553133: :thumb112896679:
Flecha by Al-Baum where unicorns hide by nevvill Standing On The Shore by waga27
Dumelow's Seedling by TragicDante
Viento by MsCarmen :thumb139611050:
... by Laihiliel Thorn Within by tomislav-moze :thumb121144836: Ni la neige ni le froid by AlexandraSophie

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  • Listening to: Air
  • Reading: In The Fed We Trust
This stuff deserves a little bit of recognition. Believe it or not all of them have less than 25 :+fav:'s!

Jumping Horses:
An International Favorite.

Above me like a star. by oneofsixbillion Un by MightySquirrel Children's Hunter by ziptothestar Hubert Bourdy - Double-A by maliakerias Lost A Stirrup by EllenEinkauf Dedication to Firecracker by rebelicious ride like the wind by uurthegreat In the midst of this by equus-tempestas Strength and Power by PixleAteIt Pebble Beach: Junior Jumpers by isaidlean jump number five by Rohwen Leaps and Bounds by EllenEinkauf :thumb43697534: RamTap by EllenEinkauf Show jumper by goldenpaw No. 181 by iswoolley manege by zehrapekel :thumb63654164: Chip by repo Ludwig's Jumpers III by DarkShaddex Pebble Beach: Hunter by isaidlean Mary King by Lorline The Bay Hunter by EllenEinkauf

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  • Listening to: Goo Goo Dolls
  • Reading: Falling Into Manholes
  • Watching: Sex & The City
This stuff deserves a little bit of recognition. Believe it or not all of them have less than 25 :+fav:'s!

Painted Ponies:
I just love all the colors and markings that our loud colored breeds like Paints and Appaloosas are covered with.

:thumb71757916: simple by moodycam Paris by EllenEinkauf True Friendship by Lorline
:thumb71795477: The Battle by GallamorePhotography :thumb58765735: Scooby by EllenEinkauf
The end by Wulfi :thumb65523257: :thumb57948691:
:thumb72557898: :thumb71862534:
:thumb55556547: seabreeze by moodycam On The Go by Devynn peek-a-boo by EllenEinkauf
:thumb34249338: :thumb56439072: Move Along by hesgotspots :thumb73253198:
Color To Burn by MightySquirrel :thumb54069295: thunder iii. by kasspurr How Does She See? by TheDayILiveFor
Title Me This by wildpolarbearqueen Christmas Horses by sythesite Yoga II by starrynightxxi True Colors by bellaluver39
Appy by passive89 Trotting by EllenEinkauf Wanna Tango? by DustysDarkRyder
e x p r e s s i o n by equusrevelrous thunder vii. by kasspurr :thumb71795861:
West of the Fields by calzephyr Sad Little Pinto by Wild-Kegan Run for all You're Worth by EquinePhotographer
:thumb72383773: Attack Of The Killer Cone by Sweetpeapix :thumb54788914: Colorful Zebra by Psycho228

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This stuff deserves a little recognition. Believe it or not, all of them have less than 25 :+fav:'s!

...because it's the little details that make these beloved creatures so special to us.

pony_2 by zehrapekel Through the Snow by Wild-Kegan :thumb55357880: twisted by zehrapekel
:thumb72267632: :thumb55798577: Number 19: Gray by Rohwen
:thumb71795477: lounge by zehrapekel I will wait forever. by oneofsixbillion
Radiance by meb1757 :thumb27186862: Gabriel Trois by isaidlean window to the soul by urban-cowgirl81
:thumb60099265: :thumb56505217: jail by zehrapekel

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