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Over The Edge by liquidozzwald Over The Edge by liquidozzwald
Smokey Mountains. One of the best trips of my life. I will never forget ................................ I walked 250 miles, breathed the free air, and realized that it wasn't the destination I was searching for. It was the JOURNEY I took to get there. I know now the life I want to lead, be, and live. I took more than a thousand pictures, and even then, no amount of pics could capture what I truly felt and experienced. It was one of the best experiences of my existence. I will travel to the ends of the EARTH. Just for one second to feel what I did. To see and feel and breathe and relive everything. I thought I knew nature. I was wrong. I thought I was a photographer. I was wrong. I thought it would be easy. I was wrong. I found some things even a camera couldn't reproduce. No justice. NO MATTER!!!! Some things are not meant to be captured. There are many wonders that no picture can capture, no picture can explain. Ohhhhhh how I thank every day that I have the ability to SEE. As I walk into the shadow of any doubt I will always remember the beauty. The beauty within, the beauty without, and all that resides inbetween.
I have a new respect for nature that even now amazes me.
I can't explain it verbally; but I can DAMN well write about it.

Get busy living or get busy dying......................
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Mademoise Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're right, eyesight is actually the most important thing. I would lose anything, hearing, taste, touch, as long as I could keep my eyesight :) Which is not that great, but hey, that's what reading glasses are here for, right?

By the way, a beautiful photo. I didn't realize the snail's skin (well it's not skin technically speaking, but you get what I mean) resembles that of a snake.. It's so porous and I can make out all the bumps! Amazing.
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liquidozzwald Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Photographer
THANKS BEAUTIFUL
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Joel,
I LOVE the photo. But also thanks for writing that. Very well put!
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liquidozzwald Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow :wow: thanks a bunch darlin. It was a great trip and I learned a lot. Had to write what I did. Otherwise my pics wouldn't have character. Thank you so much for all the comments from the past.
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
You are most welcome, Joel!!
I'm still running behind on comments, may just end up dumping alot.
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liquidozzwald Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student Photographer
no worries. :) I have had to do that numerous times since my begginning membership. It's all good.
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I hate this, Joel. It's really hard for me somehow.
I think I may have a plan that will work, though. A semi-dump.
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liquidozzwald Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Photographer
Sometimes you just have to DELETE. And not apologize for it. Its the best way to clean and later click on your D-WATCH and fav their most recent posts. Your worried about faving and not commenting. I understand but you don't owe anyone or anything to (You get the picture)......... Quick dump and fave and respond later. Also you should understand that most are not sitting around wating for a thank you or a response from you. No one will be angry with you. We ALL have our own agendas. :):):)
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
LOL!! Thanks for the advise. :)
I am not so egotistical that I think that anyone is sitting around just waiting for a response from little old me.
But still responses are nice to get. And if I was actually having a substantive conversation with someone I don't like to bail. But sometimes the comment gets buried in all the other comments. I know that if someone is really my friend they will understand, but...
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liquidozzwald Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Photographer
you r correct: but no_one seems to never want to take responsible actions?reactions> :)
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