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admin 4 weeks, 1 day ago Reply
The Abandoned Tree Farm by ButcherBelial

My camera does not do this place any justice. I really need a wider shot to capture the true essnce of the old tree farm. This area is not on my hike, but on the winding country road on the way TO my place, where my hikes always begin. This property belongs to one of those survivalist guys who lives in a bunker. No telling what kind of arsenal/frame of mind this guy may be in at any given moment so it is best to never be seen here. The best way to appreciate the ol tree farm is to journey there by road, on foot, on a clear, moonlit night. Only stone cold ninjas need apply. There be fringe folk about. Many of them with night vision goggles, assault rifles and half-cocked notions. I only wish I could convey the atmosphere of this place in a photograph. It has inspired poetry.

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Road to the top by ButcherBelial

Along with this point on the hike is a real feeling of accomplishment. Several miles of unphotographable (is that even a word?) jungle leads to this part of the hike. It's easier to lose direction than many would like to think. Hours of beating blind through thorns and spiderwebs leads to this golden uphill hike to the top of the mountain. Enjoy the breeze! You've earned it. Just don't lose track of the place where you came out of the forest, or your little 8 hour hike becomes a goddamn all-day event lol. There are some nice deer stands in the nearby woods to keep dry or if you simply need to rest in the shade from all the climbing and descending.

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Road to the top Road to the top
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Treehouse on the mountain by ButcherBelial

Quality is a bit off. Just wanted to show everyone this wonderful tree house, and what I've been creeping up to all summer. This thing just tumbles out at you from outta nowhere. It is way the hell up there, and deep, deep up in the forest. Looks comfortable enough to live in. Fully guttered with electric lines. No one's ever there when I visit. I assume the guys from the hunting club built it. They are due to return soon :( I'd like to be as excited by the approaching Fall as much as anybody but Fall means hunting season, which means I have to share the wilderness. I've been soaking up as much greenery as possible.

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ButcherBelial 3 months, 5 days ago Reply
all quiet by saintedmad

All quiet. Makes me think about all the troublesome thoughts one could have in a perfectly silent vacuum. Of course, the ocean would be roaring here, so more a 'quiet' than a 'silence', if you know what I mean. I don't watch much tv, but there's a British sci fi-tech anthology series I've been enjoying recently called 'Black Mirror', and I think it's season 2 that ends with the episode "White Christmas". The brutality of silence is examined in the episode, and honest to god the ending nearly sent me into a full-blown panic attack! (Watch it if you dare!) Anyway, I was just thinking about our thoughts in the silence, and that Black Mirror episode occurred to me upon seeing the title of this photo. So I'm disturbed all over again. But the ocean has always had a healing, calming effect for me. Everything gon' be ah-ight. So thank you. Let us all be grateful for the quiet, and for the fact that it's not going to be "Christmas everyday". Great stuff. Sigh. I really need to see the ocean again.

all quiet all quiet
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ButcherBelial 3 months, 1 week ago Reply
she was here by saintedmad

It may seem like a rather macabre pastime to the uninitiated but truth be told I'd be kind of flattered if my grave were to be of interest to some artist a hundred-plus years from now. It will probably happen to most of the artists here some day. And they will stand over you all and wonder aloud about your bones and pray for your eternal souls. It is a positive for people to be able to feel empathy for someone from a more tragic time (which is what the past always is, a least the recent past). As for myself, I foresee a different fate for my own cadaver: a donation to the Anatomy Gifts Registry as a tool for forensic training & research. I'm machinating here...bear with me: I hope to be staring up at the sky for a few months before my decomposition is found by future investigators. I'm not comfortable with the official process these days...death has become a racket. Give me to science, please!

http://www.anatomygifts.org/home.html

she was here she was here
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carlosjackal 3 months, 3 weeks ago Reply
Trellebus by Asomatous

Ooh....Love it :)

Trellebus Trellebus
By Asomatous
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ButcherBelial 4 months, 1 day ago Reply
howlher by saintedmad

:O If you'd ever doubted yourself as an artist before now I'm here to tell you needn't ever doubt it again. This deserves a much larger audience and I hope that a lot more people see this painting.

howlher howlher
By saintedmad
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carlosjackal 4 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
Sol Vein by Asomatous

Wonderfully, kaleidoscopically autumnal work that's glorious in all its colours!

Sol Vein Sol Vein
By Asomatous
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carlosjackal 4 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
Skimming the Surface by Asomatous

Brilliant effect :)

Skimming the Surface Skimming the Surface
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Asomatous 6 months, 1 day ago Reply
Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) by DanHale74

This take on the deities is to me qlipothic. The Qlipoth, finite, can be traversed in either direction, and dark and light are but two parts of the same behemoth, neither evil nor holy but knowing all, seeing all. Thus what is represented of it can take either form. This is of the dark aspect. Very appealing to my metal tastes. Where ice meets her heat melts. She is fearsome, and he powerful and frozen. Very well done.

Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) Sun and Moon...
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Asomatous 6 months, 1 week ago Reply
this, too, shall be by saintedmad

I want a gate just like this for my grave, so that no one can tend it. Let my hair grow long. Let it fade like the snow and rebirth itself upon the dead bodies of its seed. Let the beetles burrow homes, scurrying close to my cold stone at a footstep's vibrations, roly polys as its neighbors, those red centipedes that look like they could sting. No one to fear them there. Let dogs wet my ground with their body's salt waters as their owners walk them past, unknowing of my host, head-lost in times when they were loved, or when they loved the day they died.

this, too, shall be this, too, shall be
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Asomatous 6 months, 1 week ago Reply
Somewhere else all together by saintedmad

Part of me curls here, strangled but regaining beneath the shadow, unburnished in the grass and gasping in the mist. Exquisite, this.

Somewhere else all together Somewhere else...
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Asomatous 6 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
Abandoned Office Building Across From Abandoned... by ButcherBelial

I love the geometry of this piece. What an enchanted place it was. As much as I grumble about technology I'm glad that we have cameras to capture that which is no longer, a remnant of the past forever inscribed inside me.

Abandoned Office Building Across From Abandoned Greenhouse Abandoned Office...
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Asomatous 6 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
Empty queen by saintedmad

Even with its guts hanging out it is regal. I would say that I would never have left it behind, even in such a state of decay...but that's not true. I would leave it in hopes that, someday, someone may take a picture such as this. And beyond that, I would leave it for the light filtering through the cracks, pressing against the windows for a closer look. I would leave it for the cold nights, so that some bug would have a hidden place to rest. I would leave it for the silence.

Empty queen Empty queen
By saintedmad
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ButcherBelial 7 months, 3 days ago Reply
Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) by DanHale74

I am unfamiliar with the names but I am quite known to the sun & moon. So very glad to see you back here at IC. This should be seen by a much larger audience than this and I hope that it is, or at least will be someday. Nice form & technique and there's a lot to appreciate here. Big thumbs up.

Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) Sun and Moon...
By DanHale74
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azaneth74 7 months, 1 week ago Reply
Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) by DanHale74

The sun and the moon, enjoy- Dan

Sun and Moon (Shemesh and Yarikh) Sun and Moon...
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ButcherBelial 7 months, 1 week ago Reply
Original by magdalena

Yes, I think the browned edges make for a much more interesting personality for the shot. I believe plant life to be watching us. And some of them appreciate some attention....and some do not lol.

Original Original
By magdalena
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Asomatous 7 months, 1 week ago Reply
Miracle by saintedmad

"...so are all who live to see such days..."

Miracle Miracle
By saintedmad
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carlosjackal 7 months, 2 weeks ago Reply
Original by magdalena

The start of the decay....A beautifully shot photo that speaks volumes.

Original Original
By magdalena
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ButcherBelial 7 months, 3 weeks ago Reply
Miracle by saintedmad

Ah, yes. It is, isn't it?

Miracle Miracle
By saintedmad