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can't come to the phone right now

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truth is, it took me three days to get this as the image required very early sun without any breeze (due to the three exposures needed to bring out the detail in both the sky and the palm foliage), and that is rare here. i spent a lot of time lying in the wet grass waiting for the right conditions (needed a low shot to get separation between hammock and ocean).


some people have wondered about the crop. the reason is that this format works best for viewing on a monitor, and the image has an office computer screenscraver quality to it. for print media, i might crop differently.


at the end of "something's gotta give", harry (jack nicholson) has an anxiety attack. the er doctor asks him to close his eyes and visualise something that is going to help him relax. harry closes his eyes and says: "a hammock, palm trees, clear blue water."

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Taken on October 24, 2007