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killer buzz

the only thing to fear

is Fearlessness.

the bigger the weapon --

the greater the fear.

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R.E.M., from the song Hyena

 

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as a pacifist for nearly 30 years and a vegetarian for nearly 10 -- soon after taking these photos and deciding they'd be my "villian" for ODC, i began to wonder why the western culture gives them such a bad wrap. they're not the predators, after all, the murderers and renders of other animals. they take what nature has already brought low, a global cleaning force, picking bones white and removing the smell of rot. maligned for their love of corpses, much like undertakers, i was reminded that the villians of one collective might be the heroes of another.

 

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Our Daily Challenge: Villian

 

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

 

coming out of work yesterday they were circling like mad. never saw the corpse, which is probably just as well. i ended up taking 12 photos, and five of them are here layered on top of each other. the clouds are from a different day, and the moon from a much different day. color-shifted the clouds, erased patches, gaussian blurred the edges in the center, dodging, burning, all the fun stuff.

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Taken on April 18, 2012