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Illusions

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Saturday June 9, 2012

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Caption: Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustable well.  Yet everything happens a certain number of times, and a very small number, really.  How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it?  Perhaps four or five times more.  Perhaps not even that.  How many times will you watch the full moon rise?  Perhaps twenty.  And yet it all seems limitless.
— Brandon Lee, during his final interview

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13. Clabo
4:18 AM GMT on May 27, 2013
Hjeh, thanks!
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12. BEME
3:43 AM GMT on May 27, 2013
WHOA!!! GOOSE-BUMPS NOW,GENE!! A very thoughtful,insert from Brandon,and a beautiful goose composition!!! You're a bit 'DEEP' aren't u??? :)
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11. Clabo
6:46 PM GMT on June 15, 2012
Oh, hey, thanks!
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10. jf
4:55 PM GMT on June 15, 2012
Beautiful colors -- 10!
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9. Clabo
3:46 PM GMT on June 13, 2012
Hey, thanks!

And yeah, I did "deblue" it somewhat, but whenever there's sunlight + shade in the same shot, what's in shade always comes out bluer than expected. Fixing it too much would make everything else a bit *too* warm.

I liked the angle best, where the sunlit part of the goose pretty much coincided with the swath of sunlight along the water. Other shots where he started walking, there's a more stark contrast, light on dark and dark on light.
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8. line
12:15 PM GMT on June 13, 2012
beautiful shot. something about it... besides the great reflections and the nice "white" underneath... and the quote to go...
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7. Clabo
9:33 PM GMT on June 12, 2012
Thanks!

Wellp, I got quite a few 32gig sd cards, so I can still take quite a bunch. :D

But kidding aside, it's not even a matter of age, kids, "constant reminders", etc. Any one of us can get smooshed by a bus tomorrow, or even today. Or stroke out. Or have a freak accident in a bathtub. Who knows.

It's a saying that in the first half of a guy's life, his main concern is "making it", but as he gets older, it's what he'll leave behind.

The fact that this was Brandon Lee's last interview, before his own freak accident when making "The Crow", makes it almost prescient. Add to it his father Bruce Lee's predictions/warnings that something bad would happen to Brandon on the set of a movie adds a whole new level of eerieness to it, too.

(In fact, Michael Massey (Funboy) was so devastated by it that he dropped out of acting completely until only very recently.)
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6. llpj04
8:48 PM GMT on June 12, 2012
That lighting is neat against that emerald background.

Yes we do have to appreciate each day we are given & not take things for granted. When you have kids it is in your face all the time...that time marches on & your days are numbered. You see their pics from years passing on the wall, that seem like just yesterday. You feel the pains of keeping up with them, lol another reminder of years passing. If you don't have kids then I guess it is easier to loose yourself into that "limitless" mind frame. I wonder how many more pictures we will take?
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5. Clabo
3:53 PM GMT on June 12, 2012
Thanks!

I'm actually surprised no one commented on the quote, though. It was a sort of "Wow!" quote to me.

Hmm. Oh, well.
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4. Willow13
2:13 PM GMT on June 12, 2012
Into my favorites!!! 10+
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3. Clabo
11:40 PM GMT on June 11, 2012
Thanks!

I thought the beam of low sunlight made for some great lighting, and some loooong shadows!
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2. Wanda1948
11:29 PM GMT on June 11, 2012
Fantastic shot Gene!
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1. Clabo
11:27 PM GMT on June 11, 2012
Uhh, yeah, I'm on a "The Crow" kick lately.

Great movie...
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