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preparing for the second test: the magical forest adventurous

when embarking on the quest of our lives, the first test is always finding the courage to escape the comfort and protection of home, and the guardianship of our parents.

 

the second test is in a sense, then, where the real journey begins. it is finding the first path your life will take, and there are always many twists and turns, helpers, companions, obstacles, foes, and puzzles to unravel along the way ...

 

whether it is college, a career, a marriage, or something else --

this is the forest adventurous.

 

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Our Daily Challenge: Escape

 

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the geek behind the curtain: all shots and layers in this assemblage were taken and developed by myself.

 

1 candid, hand-held, point-and-shoot shot from the medieval faire, 1 layer of blur, 1 texture layer cut into 3 pieces and blended variously into the main image.

 

the colorful blobs are other faire-goers who've been blurred and cloned a bit until they resemble will-o-the-wisps or some other strange magic at the threshold of our heroine's journey.

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Taken on February 6, 2013