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Carl Pettypiece
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Ship

Build me a ship
That I may steer
We'll sail into the sunset
Seas calm and skies clear

Build me a house
That I may settle
We'll make it a home
I'll put on the kettle

Build me a fire
That I may warm
You by the mantle
Protect from the storm

Build me a heart
That I may love
There's no better thing
That I can think of

Build me a life
That I may gift
It all to you
My spirit will lift

Build me a ship
For just us two
A friend-ship to sail
And us as its crew

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Thank you so much, +Nicole Wildman!
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Beginning of the End of the Beginning

With every rise,
There is a fall
It takes hindsight
To know it all.
Has the storm
Finally passed,
Or is it just
The initial blast?
Fire the bankers,
Kill the king,
You still haven't
Destroyed the ring.
Build your bunkers,
Hold on tight,
It's going to be
A bumpy night!

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:-) +Jemuel Idanan 
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The Master

As we get older,
Days go by faster.
Nights become colder,
Time is the Master.

But once in awhile,
A moment stands still,
Freezing the dial,
A unique kind of thrill.

Treasure those seconds,
Because all too soon,
Destiny beckons,
And will burst your balloon!

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+Nicole Wildman Iceland has some pretty amazing sunsets, but it also has some pretty gloomy skies, so it's hit and miss, but I did luck out. My previous sunset post was taken on the same night on a completely different part of the island I was on. As I said, it lasted ages.
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May all your wishes come true! Happy birthday, +Suchita Jain!

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Lifeline

(Hmm...I think this photo deserves a song...)

There comes in one's life
Maybe just once or twice
When the planets all meet
Rainbow's end is at your feet
That you realize
When you look in those eyes
That it was meant to be
That you found your destiny

Whether it's this moment
Or whether it's a lifetime
I'll treasure it forever
'Cause you've been my lifeline
Our backs to the edge
Not knowing what's behind
I know I'll be alright
'Cause you are my lifeline

You heard the call
Of a fierce waterfall
Then you took my hand
And we climbed the rocky land
We got wet with spray
But it was such a gorgeous day
Living out a dream
We make the perfect team

And whether it's this moment
Or whether it's a lifetime
I'll treasure it forever
'Cause you've been my lifeline
Cold water and rocks below
Your arms around me like a vine
So I know I'll be alright
'Cause you are my lifeline

There's no promise we can make
We've been down this road before
But if our hearts, they do not break
Let us drive on forever more

Whether it's this moment
Or whether it's a lifetime
I'll treasure it forever
'Cause you've been my lifeline
The future's unknown
And our past's far behind
I know we'll be alright
'Cause you are my lifeline

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Thank you, +Shelly Gunderson!
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Take Me to Church

This is the church
This is the steeple
It's supposed to be on top
Those crazy people!

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Have a happy birthday, +Fareena Khan! May all your dreams come true! <3 <3 <3

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Penny for My Thoughts

I wish I had a penny
For every time I saw
A beautiful place or moment
Without my camera,
For I would be a rich man
With a castle and a jet,
But no one gives me pennies
So I'm not quite there yet!

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Thanks so much, dear +lynn hughes​!
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Happy birthday, +cobalt please! I hope you like Icelandic wildflowers! :-)

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Yes I read those, +cobalt please​! Glad it was awesome!
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The Beast of Skaftafell Hill

Whilst I was photographing nature,
Oh how little did I know
That there was a dangerous creature
Lurking in the depths below...

And as I sat there and focussed,
Since focussing is what I do,
I thought that I saw a locust
Perched upon my left shoe.

But then the heavens turned grey
And all around me was cold.
I was a bit scared, I must say,
'Cause I'd heard the legends of old:

"Beware that which lies beneath
The crags of Skaftafell hill,
For the beast has razor-sharp teeth
And it has a lust for the kill!"

Then, in the waters around me,
They stirred in a peculiar way.
I stared and stared but could not see
Anything deep in the bay.

Then all of a sudden, there was a crash!
Was it a shark or a whale?
And, indeed, with one mighty splash,
I was snagged by the might of his tail!

And so I cried out, all soaking wet,
And with no hope of trying to flee,
Before I went under, I sighed with regret:
I didn't even take a selfie!

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Thank you so much, dear +lynn hughes!
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Forever Twilight

As the sun dips down for rest,
Camera in hand, I do my best.
But the colours that my camera sees
Compares not to realities.
And so I wait upon the shore
And wish that I could but explore
Aboard the ship sent t'ward the sun,
Towards a dawn who's evening's done.
Maybe I could catch a beam
Or lose myself inside a dream,
Trapped between sunset and dawn
Forever twilight, on and on...

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Clouds

As I look up into the sky,
I see some clouds whispering by.
And as the shapes of them transform,
My imagination takes on form.
I see a rabbit running wild.
I see a ball held by a child.
I see a soldier on the march.
I even see the Marble Arch!
I look again and things have changed,
The icy vapours rearranged.
Now a city skyline slides
Across the endless airborne tides.
Boats and buses, busy streets,
All puffed up like cotton treats.
I see a face, and there's one more...
They seem familiar, from years before.
Busy lives passing so high,
Stories of a life gone by.
The skies get darker threatening rain,
But there go those folks again...
Trees and houses, roads and towns,
So part of me, I hear the sounds.
I see my past in misty shapes,
Gliding past my breathless gapes.
I feel a raindrop on my face.
I blink and decide it's time to race
To find shelter from the storm
And look back once more at random form.
The vision's gone, I shake my head,
And wonder what if I'd stayed in bed.

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Sure can, +Linda Maree Malcolm​!
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Occupation
Project Manager/Solutions Analyst/Developer/Photographer
Employment
  • pettypi fine art photography
    Owner, 2014 - present
  • Autodata Solutions
    Solutions Analyst
  • Honeywell
    Senior Software Developer
  • Keigan Systems
    Project Manager
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    Senior Software Developer
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    Head of Production/Producer
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Previously
London, Ontario - Forest, Ontario - Kópavógur, Iceland - Hafnarfjörður, Iceland - Oakham, England - Glastonbury, England - Wells, England - Shepton Mallet, England - Caracas, Venezuela - Ilderton, Ontario
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I'm good. I could be better.
Introduction
Too many hobbies, too little time, too little money!

Aviation, Photography, Philosophy, Music, Sci-Fi, Travel, Astronomy, Movies, Board Games, Scale Modelling.

I'm incredibly shy.  I'm fighting it.
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Brought up two perfect kids
Education
  • University of Western Ontario
    Computer Science
  • Strode College
    Engineering
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