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Lightning tests?

18:59 May 30 2011
Times Read: 854


Check out this newest blog article on Living In The Buff.


Lighting experiments and lightning.


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Sulks
Sulks
19:11 May 30 2011

Dare I say that pose with the staff is biblical?



I'm never going to be any sort of photographer by the way. All that was far too complicated but I do appreciate how much effort is put into getting the perfect shot. You guys make it look so easy and, I am happy to point and shoot with my digital camera and hope for the best - tends to be one in a million for me that ends up half decent LOL





birra
birra
19:21 May 30 2011

None of those are a perfect shot. None came together as I wanted them to. But it was about a learning process more than getting anything truly usable.



Part of this learning process is going to be the finishing of it. I'm going to need to do a lot to make a few of these look the way I want them to...



I might even drag Morri back out there to re-do this on a hazy day again some day.





 

Nothing found in this

04:33 May 30 2011
Times Read: 868


I


In his declaration, he astounds

His good intentions, in sucking grounds

Sinking in the depths of watery Earth

A muddy place of death and mirth

As bystanders watch amused

Nothing more.

Bleeding.

Bruised.


Nothing more.


Nothing more.


Trapped by roots, in a sullen town

Too broken for making speech or sound

Trapped between sky and ground

Not a heaven and hell

Just soles and crown

The hard trodden roads

Under street lights shining down


While the rest of life drowns


Heartless life made muddy brown

A soul left lost.

Tied.

Bound.


Weathered.

Tethered.


And there

His report was found


II


He had waited for his day of knowing

A day to reap all he had been sowing


His day for solace and understanding

Nothing special he was demanding

Just answers to his questions

And the fruits of his intentions

To the satisfaction

Of his innate curiosity


Nothing more.


Nothing more.


The why

Especially the why

There was never an answer to the why

And it haunted him

Lurching a black cloud above

On the sunny days

And times of love

Weeping tears and pain

Cold and drowning in this rain

Rolling down his creasing brow

Nothing can change this now


He felt older

Older, not wiser

And left behind

With the broken arrows

Beneath the targets he could not pierce

Each one begging the question


Why?


III


Wistful scrawling

On the wall

Ceiling, floor and down the hall

Symbols, words and statements made

Begging for a barter trade

To make them real once again

Bring them to life was his plan

No breath, no sigh, no blood in vein

No beating heart, no thinking brain


Broken

Beaten

Spirit buried


No more this life

Would make him harried


Left with words and nothing more


Nothing more.


Nothing more.


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Sulks
Sulks
14:25 May 30 2011

Wonderful - nothing more wonderful than great words.





 

Enjoy...

22:23 May 21 2011
Times Read: 913


Enjoy this for tonight. I'm off to celebrate Morri's birthday on her birthday for the first time, if you can believe it.




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RedQueen
RedQueen
04:51 May 22 2011

Wait. The supposed Apocalypse is the same day as Morri's birthday?



hummmmm.......





 

Reflections on society...

20:52 May 18 2011
Times Read: 929


...people are far too consumed by the profane to pay any notice to the profound.


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Not poetic...

15:12 May 15 2011
Times Read: 952


...but these are three beautiful women that I had screaming for over an hour....

Le's go Buffalo!


Le's go Buffalo!


You can see more at Livinginthebuff.


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Abstract
Abstract
16:15 May 15 2011

This is awesome on so many levels. :D



I can actually hear what would be going on with each emotion.





Requiem
Requiem
16:18 May 15 2011

Hah yay!





Morrigon
Morrigon
00:18 May 17 2011

hehe I love it!





brileybeauford666
brileybeauford666
23:28 May 22 2011

All I can do is stand and applaud. All I can say is, BRAVO TO YOUR BRAVADO!





 

Someday, I might even be quoted by others. I wonder if they will credit me, or birra.

21:09 May 14 2011
Times Read: 977


The goal of perfection has nothing to do with being perfect; it is having the courage to extend who you are beyond the comfortable, to risk failure in an effort to reach a higher level and allow yourself to be human in front of others.


And being human, in the most pure and innate nature of humanity, is complete imperfection.


What people perceive as perfection only exists in finite details and for brief moments in time. When perfection happens, most people are blissfully unaware of the occurrence.


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Morrigon
Morrigon
21:10 May 14 2011

:) very true...





Sulks
Sulks
21:43 May 14 2011

If you are quoted, it will be for something like this.



Perfectly said :)





NocturnalMistress
NocturnalMistress
23:06 May 14 2011

Very well spoken(written).



If you are quoted, and I am still alive then, I will make sure they use "birra" as your nickname.



;)





 

There was a time

15:14 May 12 2011
Times Read: 1,004


There was a time, not long past

When love and loving were sure to last

Warm embraces in the winter chill

A hand in mine; such simple thrill

Dreams kept close to measure time

Racing hearts and arousal's climb

This flower blossom we cut from stem

Like all things in life, would find an end



I had an English teacher in middle school - she was a good teacher and had a passion for the English language. But of all things she taught, only one still stands out in my mind:

"You can write poetry in English, and it can be good, but it will always be limited by the language itself. However, languages derived from latin origins, such as French and Italian, are limitless and ultimately the poetry written in these languages will always be more fruitful and romantic."


I'm not sure I agree with this, at all. I believe poetry is a trigger to imagination and emotion; not the beauty of words in each piece, but the beauty the reader finds within the words. English can be just as romantic. Yes, it can also be vastly more clunky than the smooth vowel sounds and transitions found in French and Italian... but that is sometimes the challenge of it as well - to find not just the right words to rhyme, but the right transitions and rhythm. And of course, still bring out the emotion you hope to capture.

Where true Love burns Desire is Love's pure flame;

It is the reflex of our Earthly frame,

That takes its meaning from the nobler part,

And but translates the language of the heart.


-- Coleridge



I'm still working on my skills in this artistic expression. I used to write in down time when I had drinks and nothing but time on my hands. I felt I was making progress. Those days have been absent for quite some time and as a result, I haven't any effort into fine-tuning my inner voice.


I often hear that men have trouble expressing their emotions. Perhaps that plays into it. So many emotions within and the inability to bring them out; to put them on paper and to make them a tangible thing.


I can only hope I have many more years in me so someday I can find that down time and craft my art purposefully again.

The sense of the world is short,

Long and various the report,

To love and be beloved;

Men and gods have not outlearned it,

And how oft soe'er they've turned it,

'Tis not to be improved.


-- Emerson



Some day, I might be that good. I would become a hermit by a remote lake, but I wouldn't have anywhere to plug in my laptop...




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Joli
Joli
21:10 May 12 2011

I'm with you. Tell you what...we'll keep reaching together. Save me a corner beside that remote lake. Just look for one that's within extension cord range from the electric car plug-in stations that will be everywhere in the future. I'll bring jambalaya. You bring rum! Oh, the things we will write...





birra
birra
22:32 May 12 2011

You, my friend, help my heart soar and the words flow from beneath my wings and breath.



The poetry I have cursed these pages with would be nothing without your inspiration and encouragement. You have set a pox upon the VR world. I'll let everyone know who to blame.



But I will gladly meet you on the shore of that distant lake with pens, paper, a laptop, long extension cords, rum, shrimp... and anything else to make it complete.





Joli
Joli
04:46 May 14 2011

Morri with a karaoke machine singing Jimmy Buffet songs.





birra
birra
05:16 May 14 2011

Where's my f***ing salt? :)





 

The Feast!

05:00 May 03 2011
Times Read: 1,071


A couple of images I prepared from tonight's photoshoot. I enjoyed this one - K is the model, same one from Morri's journal entry from earlier tonight - she is awesome to work with. Adventurous and fun! I hope everyone enjoys these images as much as I enjoyed making them.


The Feast!

The Feast!



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koneko
koneko
06:55 May 03 2011

love it!





Mystic
Mystic
07:09 May 03 2011

A Red head and a couple of Blondes, very nice.





PAGAN
PAGAN
07:49 May 03 2011

Brilliant! Chicks over for dinner :D





brileybeauford666
brileybeauford666
04:02 May 08 2011

I love these. But where's the peep poo?





birra
birra
05:55 May 08 2011

Photoshopped some of it out - covered it with the magnolia petals during the shoot, too. heh. They're there for a reason. :)





Oceanne
Oceanne
14:31 May 12 2011

Love the first one.





brileybeauford666
brileybeauford666
20:46 May 12 2011

You have to do a video of this. And have her yell at the little chicks. You know, a shout out to her peeps........Sorry, had to go there.





ConSpirito
ConSpirito
08:00 Jul 05 2011

She reminds me a lot of one of the actors from a tv series called, The L Word.








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