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risk"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
anger and courage"Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are."
~ Augustine of Hippo
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forgive"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."
~ Lewis B. Smedes
destination"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight"
~ Jim Rohn
the attentive eye"To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again"
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
unsung"I've learned that: goodbyes will always hurt, pictures can never replace having been there, memories will bring tears, words can never replace feelings, and heroes often go unsung."
Through-Our-Lens: Feature Time! Greetings my lovely deviants!
Today, I'd like to present to you a fantastic collection of some really awesome photography, straight from our gallery here at :iconthrough-our-lens:. We really hope you enjoy these photos as much as we do! And if you do feel free to be generous with favorites, watches, and comments!
Melliferous by elysabet Truth - is it always black and white? by redcatmoonlight
Kikimora by Zhivago86 Did you get the message? by vrushasphotographic We by LCH-Photography
Eve by MariannaInsomnia living frame by raindropsMelody :thumb304252994:
The Mad Hatter III by LCH-Photography In the park by WWWest sunfield. by SerenaSchwinge2acc
Down the Riverside by Nelleke flower by Gamegear04 Rain on Me by MyLifeThroughTheLens
He loves me, he loves me not by thatdamnrookie spring piece by cintianightmare Blue by PhotElle
0436 by AJ333Photography back to childhood by Nimta :thumb295617245:
Jellyfish by Skyangel280 0407 by AJ333Photography one cat's need by DayanaGerber
Dragon by PhotElle Spring Halo by Samantha-meglioli Das Lilienhaehnchen 1 by feigenfrucht
- Rainboooow - by TemptationDKBad Hair Day by Identifyed-Khaos:thumb2927565
Attention SpanI have a bad attention span.
It really isn't fun.
I want to do a project and
It never quite gets done.
I sometimes try to multitask.
It really helps a lot.
But do I get it done, you ask
Well, often I
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Easy bokeh tutorial!After writing a surprisingly successful journal entry a few days ago, I've decided I'll be trying to update this as much as possible - thanks for all the support everyone! You're amazing!
There are so many more topics in photography I think people would find very useful. Years ago, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was always so fascinated by the 'bokeh' effect in backgrounds, and often attempted to get the same effect but to no avail. What was I doing wrong? I had a good Canon slr and a kit lens of 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 - shouldn't that be enough? WRONG! I started again from scratch, researched every possible tutorial existed on the web... I realized I was doing all the wrong things!
How to create beautiful Bokeh
1. Large aperture works best, so use a low f-stop number like f1.4, f1.8 or f2.8.
2. The best lens I ever bought was the Canon 50mm f/1.8, creating soft beautiful bokeh light in the background. I remember I only paid around $100 for it, so it reall
Know your photo rightsHey everyone! How are you all?
Whilst sipping a cup of tea and pondering what to write for my next journal, I remembered something that happened to me a few weeks ago. I was at a local nature reserve, photographing the beautiful bushland and exploring the landscape - when I noticed some people bush-walking a few meters away. Without thinking, I snapped away and thought they added a very interesting element to my photos, enjoying the peacefulness just like me.
A few minutes later, a man noticed what I was doing and came over to me in a gruff, and asked me why I was taking his photo! At first I was stunned into silence, but then I smiled warmly and told him that I thought the landscape looked so amazing, and capturing people enjoying it was just purely incidental. I felt like I was almost bracing myself for his angry response, but his face softened and he asked me if he could see the photos. Of course I flicked through my camera to show him, and quite obviously you couldn't see any of th
6th anniversary messages!Original message was posted on SuJu's website. The links are images of the message they wrote and underneath the link is the translation! Make sure you check the link out because they are cute!
Someone who I feel grateful for and is so lovely.
E.L.F.!! Super Junior has already become 6 years old.
SJ and E.L.F. Let’s write more new history together in the future!
Our 6th year anniversary~
My top 15 albums of 2012Hello!
I did the same thing a year ago, so it's time for a new one! This time I also added some lesser known musicians/bands. Choosing would be easier if I made a top 50, but that would be a hell of a lot of work. Here it is (not in any particular order).
Alcest - Les Voyages De L'Âme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgYkrDQYeZg
Alcest are one of the biggest musical inspirations to me. These French eccentrics combine elements from shoegaze, metal and post-rock, and they creative beautiful, atmospheric music this way. This is their third full-length. It sounds very dreamy and the lyrics are poetic. The artwork for this album is also gorgeous, made by Fursy Teyssier, creator of a musical project called Les Discrets (who also made a new album this year).
Anathema - Weather Systems http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNGGsIIqt44
noise(this place is packed.)
we were the kings of soulless
played to soothe their tattered nerves
untaped so many larynxes
we were snakecharmers
we broke their ribs to
pieces and stitched them tenderly
with kisses and apologies
whispered promises that everything
would heal and the scars
would never show
and did it again every night.
all left now
nomads to the core
a drop in the ocean"What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Hey dA friends! If you enjoy my photography and are willing, please help me out in a contest where I am competing for a new camera. All you have to do is click the image below and like the photo if you think it's worthy. Thank you all so much for your support. With a new camera, I hope to bring better quality photos to you all.
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
Transformers: We Came in WarTransformers: We Came in War
Setting: Sometime during the Bay films
Characters: Optimus Prime
We came to this planet because ours was gone.
The quest for power consumed our home. The need for domination destroyed us. Still we live, and yet there is a piece in each of us that has been decimated forever. We will never recover what we have lost.
I look down upon this planet, and I wonder why we try.
It is evident by now that we have lost the capacity for peace. War follows in our wake. We came to retrieve the AllSpark, which has long since been lost, and we are still here. All that came of attempting to revive our planet was the relocation of the war from our planet of death to this planet of life. There is so much life on this planet. All of it we have sworn to protect. This is the promise we have made to them. But the promise would not need to have been made if we had never co
AndromedaAmongst the darkened skies
Brightened by only starlight
Field & Sea.
Gravity is only an afterthought
Hilltops become ladders into the sky while
Inferior planets stare down upon the Earth
Jealous of such simplicity yet contemplating grandeur.
Keppler only thought of science
Linear, elliptical, movement…
Mythology had no such thoughts
Neptune & Nebulas both inhabit space
Orbiting across the lonely darkness
Probably never worried about mundane things
Questioning their existence
Right now or for all eternity such as us.
Shooting stars make us joyful while
Terminator is an otherworldly spectacle
Unknown to all those hidden in their houses
Various stars await us outside
Waiting to play like we did before
Xenagogue & inviting
Youthful but ancient curiosities.
Zenith induced euphoria continues until daylight…
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