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Posted on February 7, 2011 12:48 AM
I have a photo taken at sunset in late fall that I'd like to layer an effect similar to that sky over--the photo is nice, but it was taken when there was a clear sky (& because of a number of elements in the sky & my dinosaur equipment & software, that particular photo is giving me trouble).
Very cool illustration--but the text shading throws me.
February 7, 2011 2:29 AM
February 7, 2011 02:29
Very powerful. Especially if you've been there. You're the trip wire. The canary in the mine shaft. The warning bell. The sacrificial lamb. Do your job right. You live another day. If you don't, others live because you took the first round. The job is rotated. And you drop to your knees on the days you're not picked, and thank God you're not Walking Point.
Walking Point by Jim Northrup
With his asshole puckered up tight,
the Marine was walking light,
He was hunting men,
who were hunting him.
His rifle was in perfect order,
he wasn't - fear, fear of not feeling fear,
the heat, mud, and mosquitoes
all addled his brain housing group
as he walked and thought along.
Thou shalt not kill,
that stuff didn't work here,
God must have stayed back
in the real world.
Is any of this real?
Is this a green nightmare
I'm going to wake up from?
He sang to himself as
his senses gathered evidence
of continued existence
His eyes saw, his ears heard,
his heart felt a numb nothing,
his mind analyzed it all
as he studied the trail
He amused himself as he walked along
the old story about bullets, Ha.
Don't sweat the one that's got your
name on it, worry about the one addressed:
To Whom It May Concern.
On another level his mind churned with
Rifle, M-14, Caliber 7.62 mm, a gas operated,
magazine fed, air cooled, semi-automatic,
Weight-12 pounds with 20 rounds
Sustained Rate of Fire-30 rounds per minute
Effective range-460 meters
or, Hand Grenade, M-26,
and so on and on and on.
Movement!, something is moving up there!
Drop to the mud, rifle pointing at the unknown,
Looks like two of them, hunting him.
They have rifles but he saw them first.
The Marine Corps takes over,
Breathe, Relax, Aim, Slack, Squeeze.
The shooting is over in five seconds,
the shakes are over in a half hour,
the memories are over, never.
February 7, 2011 9:02 AM
February 7, 2011 09:02
WOW. What a great example of portraying the unimaginable for most eeveryone. Thanks for sharing that.
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February 7, 2011 2:53 PM
February 7, 2011 14:53
Really like this.
February 7, 2011 9:01 PM
February 7, 2011 21:01
Gee, I didn't know what I was looking at, until GF's post.
Now, I get it.
Dr. Bob |
February 8, 2011 12:06 AM
February 8, 2011 00:06
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February 8, 2011 2:35 PM
February 8, 2011 14:35
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February 8, 2011 15:27
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February 9, 2011 11:57 PM
February 9, 2011 23:57
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February 10, 2011 2:14 AM
February 10, 2011 02:14
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February 15, 2011 10:50 PM
February 15, 2011 22:50
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March 15, 2011 07:25
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March 28, 2011 9:44 PM
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John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.
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