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The Forest
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As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.

This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.

~all quotes are from John Steinbeck

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::Jimbobedsel
11/30/09 9:22 PM GMT
Fractalius images are just as much fun to create as Ortons, aren't they? This is an outstanding one, John. Hansel and Gretel would certainly get lost in there. Very nice work.

Jimbob
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SMILE!
::Joanie
11/30/09 9:36 PM GMT
Wonderful quotes and an outstanding piece of work John! I faved it before I even started typing...lol...Really gorgeous!
Joanie
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::verenabloo
12/01/09 12:05 AM GMT
Now THIS is awesome. SO very unique. SO mezmerizing. I love how this feels, soft yet dramatic. I wish I could paint this, but can't imagine doing so. In this photo I really like the effect, and of course, as per usual, the quotes you added are so fitting. Thank you ever so much for something so different. I really like the way the whole scene is almost stroked with all the overlaying lines. Nice!!! Verena
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Minds are like parachutes, they function only when open.
.TheWhisperer
12/01/09 12:09 AM GMT
This looks like an enchanted forest John. One of your best works. Those strands which make up this image look like strands of wool, but the effect they have and colours you have chosen are wonderful. Fav'd and thankyou for sharing!
Q-Ann
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::tigger3
12/01/09 12:10 AM GMT
Very magical and very well done my friend. ♪ ♫ :)sandi♪ =^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
.icedancer
12/01/09 12:33 AM GMT
Have to agree with Sandi, this is a very magical creation with that program John. Bravo
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Happy Thanksgiving USA
Logun7
12/01/09 12:57 AM GMT
.·:*¨¨*:·.VERY.·:*¨¨*:·.GOOD.·:*¨¨*:·.JOB.·:*¨¨*:·.

Fantastic desktop!!!
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::marcaribe
12/01/09 2:06 AM GMT
Very eerie and creative effect! nicely done John!
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::0930_23
12/01/09 2:52 AM GMT
Third time is charm as they say. I have been chasing this post through the friends list. Glad I caught it. It is as the quotes says. Time has stopped. Excellent work Shads.

TicK

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Hopefully my photos and stories will let you know what makes me Tick
.KT11109
12/01/09 3:35 AM GMT
Great image....as above I also tried to get to this image with no luck....glad to have finally found it.
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::allisontaylor
12/01/09 3:36 AM GMT
Love the quotes! Love the fractured forest! Would be a fantastic large wall hanging. Saved.
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::Flmngseabass
12/01/09 5:55 AM GMT
A dazzler and cool picture here John.Mystical treatment but effective:)
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.evertvankuik
12/01/09 9:08 AM GMT
Hi John, really beautiful, although most of the time I don't like too much "button" creativity with PS, I really like this. Compliments. EvK
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The Eye of the Beholder / Polished to Lens / To Become Voyeur / Ripened to Virtuoso / /To Enjoy the Eye / Creates Images and bonds / Creates Unity and Disunity / Photographic Lens / Becomes Frontier / Between People / Moments of Movement / Hours of Tranquility / Between Days and Entities / Tortures the Mind and Talent (©evert van kuik)
::Ed1958
12/01/09 1:45 PM GMT
Interesting and great ability.
Thanks for sharing.
Ed.
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::Roseman_Stan
12/01/09 2:29 PM GMT
Ooooo! Another fine creation John!!

Stan
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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you” - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
.537les
12/01/09 2:54 PM GMT
I'm blown away by the beautiful dreamlike quality of this image.
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some pictures say a thousand words... others speak silently to the soul
.Olaus
12/01/09 5:33 PM GMT
Magical and beautiful, well done John.
Christer
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::Inkeri
12/01/09 10:05 PM GMT
Magical and Dreamy and Beautiful image..Love it
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.ovar2008
12/01/09 10:27 PM GMT
Fantastic work.
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::tealeaves
12/02/09 2:10 AM GMT
It looks like an embroidered heirloom of a foggy enchanted forest! Love the softness and the lighting, as well as the variegated greens! Beautiful work, John! Faved+
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*Tea is a cup of life*
::solita17
12/04/09 6:22 AM GMT
Your forest seems like pure energy... if you listen you can hear the grass shushing and the trees groaning and their leaves making silver laughter...

I love the quotes... Steinbeck was an early influence on my writing and poetry.
mary
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"Never let your studies interfere with your education." - Pete Seeger
.Freedom96
12/08/09 3:08 PM GMT
Perfect picture to go along with a wonderful quote, it invites a awakening.
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~ I'am inspired by everything around me.

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