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Old 31-07-2010, 01:34   #31
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Vagabond, your about right with your observation too. We do live in a platic world now. The kids know nothing else, our parents are in their own time warp and we are left, stuck in the middle, twixt old and new, in a whirlpool of confusion, trying to walk a tightrope between old fashioned values, reality as it was taught to us and yet wanting to remain young at heart and keep with the times.

We are the baby boomers. The post war generation who were promised things would be different. Well, they are different, but its a little too late for some of you and a little soon for others of us.

Just gotta make the best of it that we can. We are just passing through this moment in time, headed for some place else.

Yeah, truth be known, im a wee bit jealous too. For several reasons, but its not going to consume me, just spur me on to cash in on some action of my own.
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So fellas, are you jealous this couple have the spunk and means to live YOUR dream, the one you wish you had at their age, ..
Let's not get too carried away with this ... they haven't even left the dock yet!
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Thanks for your interesting debate. Glad to see so many joined in again.

Regarding the photoshopping to clarify a bit..: I do edit the photos as I earlier mentioned, but not in an abnormal way, only by adding contrasts, shades, adding light and sharpen them up a bit... This IS real. (maybe a bit brighter) This is how our reality looks like, even though not ALL of our reality is shown here - not even 50% of it. (Or do you honestly want to see us newly awaked, brushing our teeth with messy hair and grumpy faces? What do you say, Vagabond?)

I'm also sure that if you use the same equipment as we do for our photos, you'll see that the reality instantly looks a bit clearer and "perfect". Try it.

Also thank you all for the links, I will check them out!
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Yeah, truth be known, im a wee bit jealous too. For several reasons, but its not going to consume me, just spur me on to cash in on some action of my own.
Oh Anjou, I hope I haven't given the impression I'm jealous. I wouldn't trade places with them for anything. Life is rich and full without a single click on photoshop. We certainly don't have to pretend it's better than reality.
We've just put our house on the market, we've got enough to get by modestly for as long as we're having fun, whether that's 5 years or 50. It's rental income so inflation proof. We never have to say yessir to a boss again, or put sponsors links all over a website. My partner has little sailing experience but she's enjoyed the bit we've done together and is so enthusiastic about our life ahead. The Aussie $ is on the rise, and USA is cluttered with boats vying for a buyer

The musings were just that... I like to understand what makes things tick,
whether it's a piece of equipment or human behaviour. I was mulling over the amazing range of responses to this blog, and just thought I'd add my conclusions to the blog in case anyone else has found this phenominon interesting and wants to add to it, or shoot it down.

Doodles, have you got any more of that popcorn?
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Doodles, have you got any more of that popcorn?
This could go on for a while ... you want butter on it?
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I hear ya vagabond, I wouldnt want to be a kid nowdays, wondering how im going to find a place to live, how on earth i will get a job to pay for the next 60 years, where the natural resources will come from etc.

I do have itchy feet though, I wanna get away and experience loads of culture and travel again, having the right company to do it would be so nice, as would a regular sex life but hey ho, I can dream.
Im lucky to have what ive got.
I was born with bugger all and ive still got most of it left.
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This could go on for a while ... you want butter on it?
Yes... thanks mate... and a sprinkle of salt...

There's beers in the esky...
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Yes... thanks mate... and a sprinkle of salt...

There's beers in the esky...
Awesome ...can I get you one while I'm up?
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I'm also sure that if you use the same equipment as we do for our photos, you'll see that the reality instantly looks a bit clearer and "perfect". Try it.
Taru,

Good point.
I've said all along you photography is great, and sure, I'd love to take better pictures. What equipment do you use?

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I think anyone who's just out there doing it is going to be inspirational to 99% of the world, who are still rotting away in their cubicle day after day.
Sigh.

For someone "out there" you really do need to get out more.

But I guess that is all part of being a ReAl KruIZer Head stuck up own orifice.
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Awesome ...can I get you one while I'm up?
Why not... maybe 2. It's a slow night...
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Vic, It's a Canon Eos 450 D. You can get a new one with basic lens for around 500 US dollars right now. Added to that we have some extra lenses for macro, landscape images etc. With a professional camera you can create wonders.
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VirtualVagabond - Some very good points, and as one of those mid 30s I guess I kind of fall on the fence. Take out the part about eggs coming from cartons and I think the gap actually falls at a much lower age these days. Yeah everything now seems to be about image, which I'm not a big fan of either.

But I completely disagree about the Photoshop comments, though. Yes everything is airbrushed to death now a days. But as a tech nerd, who's been shooting all digital for 7+ years, I don't see anything in there that looks Photoshoped. Yes it is actually possible to get a good image right out of a camera...even a digital one.
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Sigh.

For someone "out there" you really do need to get out more.

But I guess that is all part of being a ReAl KruIZer Head stuck up own orifice.
Oops, let me rephrase.

I didn't mean 99% of the world would find it inspirational. I meant 99% of the world is living the soul sucking, work to live, rot in a cubicle life. And at least some of those would find it inspirational.
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Jealous? Hardly.

I think VirtualVagaBond got it right with his observation on the "consumerist" and "false-reality", but I don't believe it's age restrictive. Its everywhere, although yes - mostly in the brain washed young who have been branded by ad-clicks.

I think you all are taken aback and are trying to marginalize or deflect from that viewpoint. Its a valid one, and people don't like it.

However, there are many "youth" who are more aware about how they've been manipulated than you might think. Who know where their food comes from and are appalled and have organic healthy diets. Who try to be self-sufficient or move toward that way of life, because they see the hypocrisy and corruption that their parents went through with all the economic bubbles since the 60's. They don't want to support a system anymore by buying product. They don't want to wear the same clothes as their peers. They want to be themselves or shape some better more healthy attitude in life. They want to lead.

Yes some are even trying to have interesting lifestyles - they just don't go sailing with a gucci bags for sails. wtf. wheres the story?
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