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I went to the optometrist the other day to have an eye test - I found I was occasionally having problems with small print. Consequently I have now been prescribed glasses to correct slight astigmatism in both eyes. I hardly wear them at all, but I was just playing around with some photos and came up with this.

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+ppigeon
02/21/04 11:48 AM GMT
Hehe! Very well done, Matthew. A nice wallpaper :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
::CaptainHero
02/21/04 11:49 AM GMT
Thanks, Pierre.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
::JOHANNA
02/21/04 12:13 AM GMT
Beautiful ,great idea and yes it's a very nice desktop.Good job.
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carpe diem.
::CaptainHero
02/21/04 12:19 AM GMT
Thank you, Joost
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
+cc_Beowulf
02/21/04 4:14 PM GMT
This is just too cool for words... I love how the glasses make the words clear... Outstanding photo...
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- Loyal Caedes Fanatic
::CaptainHero
02/21/04 4:31 PM GMT
Thanks, Matthew, for the feedback.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
+camerahound
02/21/04 5:35 PM GMT
Excellent idea and follow through. Kudos!
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"Success is getting what you like. Happiness is liking what you get." -anonymous
annemf
02/21/04 5:44 PM GMT
I love how its fuzzy outside the glasses and the glasses make the words clear. Fantastic!
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::mayne
02/21/04 6:29 PM GMT
Well, that is just the most creative picture! Agree with other comments...going to my destop. Thank you Matthew:-)
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"Next week there can't be any crisis. My schedule is already full." - Henry Kissinger
::CaptainHero
02/21/04 6:41 PM GMT
Tracy, Annemf, Darryl, many thanks for your feedback on this image. I prefer this look with the slightly blurred text to just a 'standard' photo. The lenses themselves are not very strong, so I gave the pic a helping hand with photoshop.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
Si
02/21/04 7:15 PM GMT
Agree with the other comments, Matthew - a great idea well realised.
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bjb
02/22/04 5:57 AM GMT
How unique is this?! Wow. I am very impressed with this idea. The glasses command respect and appreciation.
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lazydramaboy
02/22/04 8:00 AM GMT
I absolutely love it. Very artistic on how an object can put things into perspective making things able to understand. I was wondering, however, if you could take the same photo...but rather than on a fantasy novel, on the Bible. And I was wondering, if you could do that...then if I could use it as background for a title page for a Bible study?
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lazydramaboy
02/22/04 8:01 AM GMT
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bennyjones12
02/23/04 12:17 AM GMT
wonderful composition
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mum42
02/23/04 11:09 AM GMT
Hm, I love this shot - It has wit and charm... straight onto my desktop.
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never give up
Roses90034
02/23/04 7:29 PM GMT
Agree with Beowoulf......What book is that?
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Dua Git
::CaptainHero
02/23/04 8:30 PM GMT
Thanks guys.

The book is Terry Goodkind's Stone of Tears, Bk 2 of the Sword of Truth series.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
Aneirin
02/25/04 2:16 PM GMT
Yes, i too like this one, and thanks for telling us the book ; ) .
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Will.
fadinha_cipestre
02/25/04 6:21 PM GMT
Nice photo;)
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burnzdog
02/25/04 11:07 PM GMT
cracking idea, really different i love this shot.
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bigjon
02/29/04 4:57 AM GMT
This is probaly the coolest shot i have ever seen. I truely think it is great. 10 and definately in my favorites.
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pjackson03
03/03/04 7:06 PM GMT
very well done!!! a different "perspective" on things :)
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burnzdog
03/04/04 1:48 PM GMT
i keep coming back to this shot have you added post effects to this?
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::CaptainHero
03/04/04 7:05 PM GMT
Yes, the blur was added with photoshop.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
cemkarahan
03/04/04 9:32 PM GMT
This is a very nice idea...Sounds common but details change it a lot..Which you used very cleverly...The angle...Glasses out of cadre...And the clear writing after glasses...Very nice...great shot..
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CemKarahan, A soul,which is not dedicated to a goal;is lost. Because,being everywhere is equal to being nowhere. Montaigne
Cylviraero
04/08/04 7:37 PM GMT
if i could, i'd do nothing but read all day. i absolutely love reading, so this picture rocks!
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rouge+elf+bibliophile=me
trickybabe
06/03/04 10:01 PM GMT
Very creative. 10/10
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♥ In my field of paper flowers. Candy clouds of lullaby ♥
CSheridan10
06/03/04 10:05 PM GMT
how the heck did you do this, it is amazing, did u edit this at all, or did the glasses really make the words clear?
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"This is like deja vu all over again." - Yogi Berra ~~CHRIS~~
CSheridan10
06/03/04 10:06 PM GMT
by the way, 10/10
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"This is like deja vu all over again." - Yogi Berra ~~CHRIS~~
Imageseeker
06/16/04 4:20 AM GMT
The picture just has a strange feel to it. A good strange :) Btw, what were you reading?
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God used terragen to make the world.
::CaptainHero
06/16/04 6:36 PM GMT
see above
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
mythica
08/28/04 2:15 AM GMT
What an interesting idea, lovely work and effects, well done.
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The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. (Emile Zola)
Cylviraero
09/30/04 12:45 AM GMT
i know that i've already commented, but i have a question: what book did you get this from?
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rouge+elf+bibliophile=me
::CaptainHero
10/02/04 1:27 PM GMT
The book is Terry Goodkind's 'Stone of Tears', Bk 2 of the Sword of Truth series.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
Metta
10/03/04 7:01 PM GMT
I liked the first 3 Sword of Truth books... but then they go downhill... but that's not important! Great work!
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In a mad world only the mad are sane -Akira Kurosawa
Mojave_Storm
01/25/05 4:44 AM GMT
This is a really nice photo, I like the focus through the glasses and it's blurred outside. Very nice choice on book. Well done
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x3daydreamer3x
03/29/05 3:02 AM GMT
great capture of the life of a reader. love it.
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"The way I see it is if you want to see the rainbow, you're gunna have to put up with the rain."
safomar1
06/04/05 3:59 AM GMT
Excellent.... one of my favorite pictures in this whole site!
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cax_gemmell
06/19/05 12:16 AM GMT
Wow!!! Very nice compo! I love the way you have only the words inside the rims focused! Very, VERY well done!!! Did you have to mess with picture at all to do that???

Well, anyway, WONDERFUL job! Great compo, geat lighting, great idea...everythings great!!! :-D

Max marks my friend! :-)
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"...great things do not happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linkes together."
andrew11230
07/07/05 11:22 PM GMT
I like this, I don't know why but it makes a very good background. What book is it if you don't mind me asking? Also this was on the TNI and it got a 10/10 from me.
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::CaptainHero
07/08/05 2:12 PM GMT
Thanks for the feedback. The book is Terry Goodkind's 'Stone of Tears', Bk 2 of the Sword of Truth series.
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
SykoBubba
08/21/05 10:17 PM GMT
nice picture, i like they way you did the glasses and were it was clear. nice job

Jake
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Clothes make the man. naked people have little or no influence on society.
orange_freak
08/22/05 1:32 PM GMT
I love it.....great idea...i also love how its clear through the glasses
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'Truth is like a two-sided sword it cuts deep.' - Bono Come to my Gallery.--uploading images soon...
O_o
08/23/05 8:23 PM GMT
everything has been said: great idea!!
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O_o | o_O Looking in the Mirror
.fransiscojones
04/19/06 2:56 PM GMT
very nice, i like it alot. fantastic job.
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.isaacp
05/19/06 12:20 AM GMT
So tempting to ask what book it is for the fifth time.... but ill be nice, by the way, nice effect and the photoshop blur isnt unrealistic like in many pictures, in others words good work.
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::theradman
09/26/06 6:06 PM GMT
I just ran across this -- a great idea .. especially with the focus difference (enhanced or not!) Nice shot!
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-Gallery- The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brooks Anderson
::darksmoot
09/23/08 6:52 AM GMT
Its very interesting how the glass you can very fine but outside of the glasses you can't read as well great job!
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.Crazyknitter08
09/24/08 11:29 PM GMT
Brilliant. What book might this be? lol. Thanks for sharing! + to my faves!
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I'm planning on buying a new camera...does anyone recommend a relatively nice one in a reasonable price?
.AlatarielIdril
09/24/08 11:42 PM GMT
And a very cool idea it is. Thanks for sharing.
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