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Old Jun 12, 2004, 11:10 AM   #1
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This probably belongs more under the category of Digital Art, but I couldn't help myself. I was feeling a bit philosophical and conjured up this composite image. Have you ever thought about how as we get older the circle of life ensnares us and we become as children again?

Look closely at the elderly man's glasses...


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Old Jun 12, 2004, 11:17 AM   #2
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What a wonderful shot! It took me awhile to figure out what was wrong with the eyes but then I got it. The Circle of Life is definitely an apropos title for that shot.
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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I know just what you're talking about, but I can't seem to see what's in those glasses. It looks like dark crescents plus another set of eyes, but that's all I can make out. Please, please tell me what I'm looking at.

In the meantime, the elderly gent has a look of wise humor in his face, and I immediately liked him. Reminds me of an uncle who's been gone, now, for a very long time.
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Look harder Barbara. Try to defocus your eyes on what is surrounding the lenses of the glasses. If I had made the overlays less transparent it would have been too difficult to make out the gentleman's own eyes...

There is a story behind this gentleman and his wife, who was sitting beside him. I'll relate it later when I have more time.
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 12:21 PM   #5
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Thanks, calr! I wish I could have done a better job with the compositing, but I'm not good enough at it yet. Practice makes perfect, right?
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 1:41 PM   #6
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Still can't see it. You're going to have to tell me.
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 1:58 PM   #7
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Can we take just one more stab at it before I spill the beans? Please?

Try this: Look at the lenses of the eyeglasses. Try to focus your eyes not on the eyes of the gentleman but instead on the lenses themselves. Let the image form - see anything?
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Okay, Geoff, I've got it, but only because my son looked at it and saw it. I'm never good at this sort of thing. (You ought to hear my interpretations of ink blots!) I'll keep quiet so others can have a look-see first.
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Nice one geoffs, I can see what you're talking about, great job you've done there. :-)
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Old Jun 12, 2004, 5:16 PM   #10
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Barbara: Your son is sharp! I'm not too good at these sorts of things either, but since I made this one up, I had an advantage :-)

Mark: Thanks!
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