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Familiar grounds. by justanotherfool Familiar grounds. by justanotherfool
Might have gone a wee bit overboard during post-editing.. but hey, what can you do?

*clears throat*

I grew up using computers... I've seen computers come and go, but they all serve the same purpose. To be our tools, and with these tools we can do amazing things.

Heck, I would be nothing without them... As they would be nothing without me.

Funny how a computer can give you so much grief over things that don't work... And so much joy when something just clicks and works flawlessly.

I might sound like a computer geek and I'm not trying to deny that fact.

I love computers, and I hope to be using them for as long as humanly possible.

Hence this shot, been wanting to do it for a while... Just never gotten around to it.

-edit-
Oh yeah, rigged the camera on a tripod above me, set the shutter release to a 5 second delay. The shutter time several seconds so I was forced to sit pretty damned still. =P

Only light is the glow of the screen.
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CharrsKliathe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
just out of curiosity, what kind of laptop is that?
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
a 12" widescreen "Tundra".

Basically a small company that puts together laptopts out of the parts you choose, and it fit my needs perfectly as it has 3 ghz of processing power, 1 gig of ram and a integrated compact flash reader. Perfect for my photographic needs whenever I'm away from home and need to back up/edit my pictures. Nice and lightweight as well.

Just doesn't play any newer games because of the integrated graphics card, but one has to sacrifice something for it being lightweight.
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CharrsKliathe Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2006
That sounded an awful lot like a commercial... lol

But indeed, if it serves the purpose you wanted it for, then some sacrifices you must make.
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7ilby Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
Real good, I like the lighting in this, plus - did you make your avatar yourself? it's real good too
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
:bow: Thanks =]

I did make this avatar myself, about 113-140 frames done by hand. Made my head go funny in the end.

Check out my featured deviation for more pixel pattern madness, also got a bunch more hidden around my gallery =]

Thanks for the fav.
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1001cn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
:star: my laptop is my husband~~~
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
*strokes his precious laptop*

=]
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CharrsKliathe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Quite an amazing picture. I can't think of the right words to describe...but I reall like this one in particular. Something about it...The title adds to the whole thing. If it weren't for the title that you put on it it wouldn't have quite the same effect. It would simply be a picture of hands on a lap top. But with the title it gives you the feeling of necessity of these overly complex pieces of machinery. Also your comentary of why you took this shot adds to the mood of the whole piece. It's almost touching...

:clap: I commend you and give you :toast:
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CharrsKliathe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
You're very welcome.

That's exciting. I would love to have that hanging in my room...

I couldn't find some butter... so heres a :butterflytwo:

^_^
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
:bow:

All I need is some butter for my :toast:

Hehe.

I try to have meaning in most things I do (except the random stuff which is just me expressing stuff subconciously/clearing my head).. I prefer art that doesn't need to be explained, but the story behind it does make it more interesting. I like stories. Hehe.

I understand exactly what you mean, and I thank you for the kind comment my friend. =]

I handed in the image for printing, so hopefully tomorrow I'll have a A3 printout of this one on my wall.
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CharrsKliathe Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
You're very welcome.

That's exciting. I would love to have that hanging in my room...

I couldn't find some butter... so heres a :butterflytwo:

^_^
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hippie-indonesia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
awesome shot :clap::clap:
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
:bow:

It was surprisingly easy to set up, when I had the idea it was all done in less than an hour. Concept->Shooting->Editing. =]
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jesusbot3000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Fo' serious, you've always had great compostions, and this one is no different. I love the way the fingertips just fade into white, and the solid glow of the screen. This is a beaut :+fav:
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
:bow:

Thankyouthankyou =]

This is pretty much exactly what I had in mind when I was trying to get the shot so I'm really happy with the result.
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jesusbot3000 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
As you should, man :)
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Tunaferit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
wonderful composition.
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
:bow:
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pandaman27 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This has really nice compisition? Maybe a little too big? But I like it. Good use of black and white
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Thanks, you mean big as in file size or dimensions? =]

I try not to overuse black and white, but in this case it really packed a punch... I always end up spending ages to decide what looks better.
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pandaman27 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
As in...dimensions. It's really good with the exagurated black and white
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justanotherfool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Aah.. I kinda wanted to get it nice and big so you could feel the details.. Just used to being on high resolution screens =P

The original size which I worked on was 2881x1845 though, so it could have been worse =P.
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pandaman27 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, its not bad. Just I have to scroll over to see all of it in most resolutions. It's a nice piece, yes. I was just hoping it would be a tad bit more accessable to everyone. You did a good job regardless
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NIKON CORPORATION
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Feb 20, 2006, 9:14:04 AM
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