Still Life Contest – The Short List

So, here is my short list (in no particular order).

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The Three Seeds
Life in Repose
Life in Repose
Buttons Down
Buttons Down
The Cutting Edge
The Cutting Edge
Adventure Ready
Adventure Ready
Spilled Cups
Spilled Cups
Brass Down
Brass Down
Tripods
Tripods
Aspiring
Aspiring
Sail Pod
Sail Pod
Spooled
Spooled

It was very tough getting down to these, and it’s still too many . . . I can only submit three.

As difficult as it was getting down to these (I kept swapping other photos in and out, as my initial cut had an additional 15 photos), getting down to three is going to cause me no small amount of consternation.  For one, I don’t want the photos I don’t pick to feel bad about themselves.  To my eyes, they are all great.

As usual, if you are one of them gentle people who appreciate moments spent  contemplating still life, and found this to be one such moment, don’t you think you should share it with others in your life?  Others who might appreciate the above, and find a similar escape in it?  

. . . and, even if you hated it, and found it a complete waste of time, and would rather watch Human Centipede, you might want to share it anyway; there is always the chance it will make you appear less like . . . you know, you.

Fingerprint of a Lie
Fingerprint of a Lie

Astute persons might have noticed these doodles, and correctly surmised they hold some significance for me, and perhaps for humanity at large.  If said astute person is curious about them, click on it for an explanation of their origin.

WordPress is still screwing around with trying to be a class operation.  As such, while they busily work to add features and themes I will never use, they are remiss in fixing problems like disappearing links.  So, if you click on the doodle, and nothing happens, this is the link it’s supposed to go to:  https://disperser.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/palm-vx-and-i/.  Note . . . there is no guarantee WordPress will keep this as a link, but at least you can copy it and paste it on a browser’s address field.

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Please, if you are considering bestowing me some recognition beyond commenting below, refrain from doing so.  I will decline nominations whereby one blogger bestows an award onto another blogger, or group of bloggers.   I appreciate the intent behind it, but I would much prefer a comment thanking me for turning you away from a life of crime, religion, or making you a better person in some other way.  That would actually mean something to me.

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