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A visually stunning shot of a cave, where you've made excellent use of the reflection to add additional depth and interest. The panoram...


I love this photo! Everything about it feels like the smallest bed in Goldilocks -- it's just right :D The colours here tread well the l...

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I have to say, I found this image very intriguing at first glance, and personally I do think it also stands up quite well to closer ins...


Oh my word, this made me laugh so much -- it really DOES look like a television! Sheep soap operas anyone? Or did you just catch them f...

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Grammar lessons for the Street Photographer

Loosely based on "About Looking" by John Berger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ber…

If you look them up in any dictionary of modern occidental language you'll find out that the two verbs 'to see' and 'to look' mean two different cognitive actions, complementary but somehow opposite. The definition in the dictionary shows it clearly: 'to perceive with the eyes' (to see) opposed to 'to direct one's eyes in a given direction or on a given object' (to look) which still implies employing one's sight.
There are many factors contributing to the distinction:
- First of all is the 'intention'. To look presumes a will, an intention, that seeing doesn't necessarily entail.
- The 'orientation'. The eyesight can be general and unfocused, while the gaze is focused on something, even when we stare into emptiness.
- The 'duration'. 'To see' do
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The Beggar King [1] :icontatterdema1ion:tatterdema1ion 3 3 The Chameleon :iconsiddhartha19:siddhartha19 101 22
Literature
Remedies for a Curved Spine
    He touches me without my permission one more fucking time and he's losing his hand; he knows it, I see it in his eyes as I spit don't touch me and the room falls into tense, unsure silence. He tries to laugh it off, but his fingers don't cross that span between us. His friends aren't laughing. I know that it won't stop him forever.
The other day, on the ride home, my name draws my attention. I lift my head and fix the kid with a gaze that makes the beleaguering grin fall from his face.
I discovered what true power was.
There's a certain satisfaction in realizing that people are afraid of you, of your gaze, of the words that spill from your tongue in anger and defiance. There is power in sitting up and staring them in the eye when your name tumbles from their mouths in a clumsy, obnoxious sounding manner and watching as they rethink their course of action.
There's a strength in telling yourself yes, yes, go for the throat; it's the best tasting part.
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Homecoming :iconivankhomenko:IvanKhomenko 193 9 PAINTING FOR MYSELF :iconk04sk:k04sk 406 14
Literature
schizophrenia
hollow gods
whisper heaving static--
i dream of ghosts.
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Literature
Wait Here
The wolf gnaws its leg
from a trap
meant for
bears
and if you are
looking for comfort
between or
among these lines
I hope you find it.
A poem keeps no secrets
from its author
so I must
limp
elsewhere.
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Literature
Compound
Hit me with a lightning bolt that turns into a thousand hearts made of glittering plastic. Tie me with chains sprayed with fake gold and drown me in feathers dyed crimson. Hail to the Queen of the Second-Hand Market that walks down the catwalk surrounded by pearl slippers and Barbie dolls, who calls unknown numbers with red wire phones using old phone directories. Hail to the Doll that walks down the aisle to kiss her 80s prince that wears a dusty blue wig and a laser disc on a chain around his neck. In front of a congregation still in their striped pyjamas, on an altar covered with one-hit wonders, they exchange vows to keep changing batteries to the rotating disco ball and never toss away the ice cream machine, and promise to love pink and blue and faded My Little Ponies until they start to decompose.
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Glossy Starling :iconheliocyan:Heliocyan 253 17 Sarah 20140125 137 :icondontetidwell:DonteTidwell 169 12 Dawn :icongreegw:GreeGW 504 33
Literature
averting avicide
i can hear
the spidering
in your quiver.
see the flutter
of the wings
in the river.
bright beaks
that drink deep
and end up
empty.
black ice
and slack jaws
and ground teeth
tempting.
steady your aim
and do not flock
your focus.
on every bank
a shed feather
and locusts.
no,
only let fly
arrow true
and purposed.
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Literature
Upset
I will forever be upset
that the drunk driver broke my heart
before you had the chance to do it yourself
.
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soultaker82 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday !!! :cake: :party: :squee: :happybounce: Hi! Sun 
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chicodiniz Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Thank you for the fav..:)
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hypnicjerks Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
thank you for the watch and the faves!
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Bark Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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d-e-l-e-t-e-d Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Thank you for the watch, Sarah!
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StephGabler Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Welcome to :iconrustydustyoldstuff: :)
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fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch! BlinkingBow butterflywonderland small heart - purple 
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JACAC Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
h e l l o . Sarah:wave:
t h a n k . y o u . f o r . t h e . k i n d . :+fav: . =)

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s m i l e . s p r i n g . i s . o u t s i d e . =)=)
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amour-raven Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for the deviantWATCH, sweets! :tighthug:
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NationMcKinley Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I would like to invite you to my new group for photography :iconunbound-photography:
I really do like your photos, and would love to see you contribute to my group!

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you will consider joining!
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