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The Veins Of Madrid: A-1 Las Tablas #madrid #trails #cityscape #ctba #bluehour #500px
© 2016 Servalpe. Photos are copyrighted. All rights reserved. Pictures can not be used without explicit permission by the creator. Localization: Moncloa, Madrid (Spain). Exif Data: Canon EOS 5D Mark III | EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM @ 70mm | f/16, 25s, ISO 100. DRI from 3 exposures on a tripod Induro CT114 + BHL1 ball head @ [ -2 EV .. 0 .. 2 EV ] . Processing: Lightroom for cat...
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Lindisfarne castle under moonlight - Photography by +Kris Greenwell  bit.ly/krisgreenwell A shot from Lindisfarne castle, Holy Island, UK. I had a trip out to catch the sunset up the Northumberland coast and was blessed with a nondescript sunset. Not wanting to be beaten by mother nature I continued up the coast for a couple of hours and camped in the back of the van...great place to spend the night. It was a pretty cool sunrise too so well worth the perseverance. Sunrise ones to follow. - Kris Greenwell

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Residential building and bicycle bridge in Copenhagen
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fantastic composition. i think views like this well-express the sense of awe that the structure's designers wanted to inspire in the people who used it. 
 
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It's extremely frustrating when you're on the way to nice spot (or even a classic tourist trap like this case) and the whole place is just crowded from people. And not just people, selfie-making hyper active not-being-aware-that-other-people-exist tourists. I know, its sarcastic because I'm a picture making tourist too. I try to be calm, thankfull and not disturbing, but joke's on me;)
Well, long story short, I tried to make the best out of it, and focused on the non-crowded side. I took this 6 image panorama, had a whole lot of work by stitching it, but am now really satisfied with the result.

I like the non-hardcore-sights more, due they're calm and you get something not every second person has seen, but still like to see those famous places once in real life.

Hope you like it, have a great weekend everyone!
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「白い丘」@biei,hokkaido,japan

気温が低くなればなるほど、世界は白に染まる。
白と青だけに染まる景色。

#hokkaido_photo #hokkaido #namaraphoto #チーム北海道 #みんな同盟 #nikon #japan
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Do not confuse the art with the artist.
Introduction
I have long since accepted that no one reads these.  :P

    Q: Why the **** would you call yourself ____ otaku, given the negative connotations associated [in certain cultures]?
    A: in 1997 or 98 when I was setting up a 2nd [pre-Microsoft] Hotmail account, I wanted to replace my current one which had a number in it with something relatively unique consisting only of words.
At the time I was reading William Gibson's "Virtual Light" and "Idoru" for the first time.  In "Idoru" a handheld translator offers this definition of otaku:
            "pathological techno-fetishist with social deficit"
Given that this sounded a lot like me - or like an exaggerated version of me, at least - I decided to start using the name dex otaku, or dexotaku.
I've heard and read that in Japanese culture otaku has negative social connotations.  I wasn't to learn this fact until several years later when I actually looked around on the 'net for other definitions.
By that time, of course, I had started using the name all over the 'net.  It was unique and reasonably simple to spell, and to my knowledge I'm still the only person using the name.  
It still comes down to this, though:  I'm not the anime and/or manga-obsessed kind of otaku, which appears to be what a lot of people assume they'll find behind the name.  I'm also not obsessed with Japanese culture, even if I am fascinated by it.

Really, though?  I still fit the Gibson definition, if you assume it's a humourous exaggeration. 


I am:
a cat person; synaesthete; not an initiator; tend to take things literally; usually an absurdist; not much of an ideas person - more of a technician/editor; on the autism spectrum; easily overstimulated; variably nocturnal or crepuscular [vespertine!] depending on the season; could easily live the rest of my life never seeing more of the sun than dawn and dusk; know tonnes of completely trivial stuff and generally can't remember anything of actual importance; sometimes misandrystic; always a philogynist; a gynephilic neutrois; favourite colour is indigo; tend to wear mostly black just because I like black clothes and it reduces the need to make decisions; like semicolons, em dashes, and ellipses as well as brackets [which are easier to type than parentheses].

I wonder at the affinity that sometimes exists between man and his machinery, an affinity that seems reciprocal in that now the will of the human rules, and again he is ruled by the demands of his tool.
[Kate Wilhelm]

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
[Arthur C. Clarke]

Much that was called religion has carried an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God, that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rules and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you've always known.
[Frank Herbert]

We have designed our civilization based on science and technology and at the same time arranged things so that almost no one understands anything at all about science and technology. This is a clear prescription for disaster.
[Carl Sagan]

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
[Aldous Huxley]

True myth may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is.
[Ursula K. Le Guin]

Countries with a high percentage of non-believers are among the freest, most stable, best-educated, and healthiest nations on earth. When nations are ranked according to a human-development index, which measures such factors as life-expectancy, literacy rates, and educational attainment, the five highest-ranked countries - Norway, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and the Netherlands - all have high degrees of non-belief. Of the fifty countries at the bottom of the index, all are intensely religious. The nations with the highest homicide rates tend to be more religious; those with the greatest levels of gender equality are the least religious. These associations say nothing about whether atheism leads to positive social indicators or the other way around, but the idea that atheists are somehow less moral, honest, or trustworthy has been disproven by study after study.
[Greg Graffin]
Bragging rights
Having managed to thus far survive despite my own self-loathing and general lack of faith in humanity as a collective organism (primarily because of religion[s]).
Education
  • nowhere
    nothing, 1974 - present
Links
YouTube
Work
Occupation
Staying out of everyone else's way
Skills
Ruining things, losing things [seriously, it's like a superpower]
Employment
  • nowhere
    present
Basic Information
Gender
Neutrois
Relationship
In an open relationship
Other names
Derek BF Gunnlaugson
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