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War what is it good for?

War what is it good for?

War what is it good for, absolutely nothing! There is some truth in that song, this image is actually a photograph of my son wearing a bike helmet and reminded me of a young soldier. This led me to create the image you can see now, Has been awhile since i have done any digital brush work.

Most war’s if not all, are pointless. People in power choose to go to war and yet they do not fight themselves, the common man is the one who suffers. Humans are a funny race, we are an intelligent species whom can create beautiful things and yet we dispute with each other over trivial matters. We seem incapable of sharing cultures and faiths, we can’t seem to share religion and just accept that actually NO one knows the truth, it’s just a story and should be down to the individual in what they believe  So, are we really that intelligent, or are we just mere animals with a massive ego and an acceptance complex?

With all the chaos in the middle east especially Syria, it always saddens me to see children stuck in the middle of conflict whether its surviving or fighting. Children fighting an adults war is horrific, I always wonder if an alien race landed on Earth what they would think of humanity as a whole?

 

Find Yourself

Find Yourself

Find yourself – A calm solace moment of self reflection, there is nothing quite like finding yourself and discovering who you are. This image can say a thousand words depending on who is observing it.This photo was captured at Hunstanton Beach, UK as it is East Anglia’s only west facing beach. I had a 90 mile trip and a 3 hour wait to capture this. The sunset was captured late in the evening using a ND filter. I like the silhouette effect of the lady gazing at the sunset and the way the light reflects off the water.

Recommended Print: Epson Semi-Gloss

Free as a bird

Free as a bird

When I look at this image I see a person who has just let go of all their stresses and life baggage, someone who has forgiven others and no longer holds grudges. Mental freedom, what do you see?

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Mother Nature, an artistic image consisting of two photographs blended together to create my vision of what mother nature would look like. The image is a monochromatic edit full of deep rich contrasting shades, would look great as a canvas in the right place.I always find it interesting how humans refer to nature as a female, or our belongings such as cars they tend to be named after females, why that is i do not know.

The word “nature” comes from the Latin word, “natura,” meaning birth or character (see nature (innate)). In English its first recorded use (in the sense of the entirety of the phenomena of the world) was in 1266 A.D.. “Natura”, and the personification of Mother Nature, was widely popular in the Middle Ages. As a concept, seated between the properly divine and the human, it can be traced to Ancient Greece, though Earth (or “Eorthe” in the Old English period) may have been personified as a goddess. The Norse also had a goddess called Jord (or Earth).

The earliest written dated literal references to the term “Mother Earth” occur in Mycenaean Greek. Ma-ka (transliterated as ma-ga), “Mother Gaia”, written in Linear B syllabic script (13th or 12th century BC). The various myths of nature goddesses such as Inanna/Ishtar (myths and hymns attested on Mesopotamian tablets as early as the 3rd millennium BC) show that the personification of the creative and nurturing sides of nature as female deities has deep roots. In Greece, the pre-Socratic philosophers had “invented” nature when they abstracted the entirety of phenomena of the world as singular: physis, and this was inherited by Aristotle. Later medieval Christian thinkers did not see nature as inclusive of everything, but thought that she had been created by God; her place lay on earth, below the unchanging heavens and moon. Nature lay somewhere in the center, with agents above her (angels), and below her (demons and hell). For the medieval mind she was only a personification, not a goddess.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Nature

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

Agent Orange, If you are familiar of the Vietnam War you should understand what I am trying to portray in this picture. The photo itself is a blend of two photographs (Both mine), I am still disgusted America used this chemical in the war and the damage to the environment and poor innocent people it caused.

What is Agent Orange?

Agent Orange or Herbicide Orange  is one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. It was a mixture of equal parts of two herbicides, 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D.

During the late 1940’s and 1950’s, the US and Britain collaborated on development of herbicides with potential applications in warfare. Some of those products were brought to market as herbicides. The British were the first to employ herbicides and defoliants to destroy the crops, bushes, and trees of communist insurgents in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency. These operations laid the groundwork for the subsequent use of Agent Orange and other defoliant formulations by the US.- Wikipedia.com

From 1961 to 1972, the U.S. military conducted a large-scale defoliation program aimed at destroying the forest and jungle cover used by enemy North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops fighting against U.S. and South Vietnamese forces in the Vietnam War. U.S. aircraft were deployed to spray powerful mixtures of herbicides around roads, rivers, canals and military bases, as well as on crops that might be used to supply enemy troops. During this process, crops and water sources used by the non-combatant peasant population of South Vietnam could also be hit. In all, Operation Ranch Hand deployed more than 19 million gallons of herbicides over 4.5 million acres of land – History.com

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Radial Works, an abstract image

Radial Works, an abstract image

Radial Works

Radial Works, an artistic abstract effect to some pink fireworks.

 

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