- 425,398 hits
- Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): The connection was reset
- Samsung Galaxy Ace - Insufficient internal memory (Problem) - Link2SD (Solution)
- Guggenheim (New York)
- Piazza dei Mercanti (Milan)
- Gre shot with Sigma DP2 Merrill
- Who is Mr. Gold in the movie 'Revolver'?
- The game has arrived - Resident Evil 7 VR
- The Kodak 100 TMAX Pro treatment
- Chinatown (New York)
- New York City in High Resolution
Shot with Nikon D5100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR | Camera settings: 45 mm, f/5.3, ISO 1600, 1/25 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain (2012, New York)
Charlie shot with the old but still devastating combo Nikon D60 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G | Camera settings: 35 mm, 1/25 sec, f/2.0, ISO 1600, -1.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2, no noise reduction, no sharpening (2017)
The old ‘kit’ lens still performing well. Shot with Nikon D5100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR | Camera settings: 35 mm, f/5, ISO 200, 1/2000 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain (2016, Egmond aan Zee)
Bergen-Hohne Germany 1988. Tank range exercise. I’m to the right (Lt). In the back my eskadron commander (Capt). Looking down the battalion commander (Col). Front left, 2 of my Leopard 2 tank gunners (Corp)
My tank platoon (2nd tkpel, B esk, 41 tkbat) during the Free Lion FTX of september 1988
Commanding on top of Bravo tank
FREE LION 88: Between August and November 1988, NATO conducted a total of 67 larger exercises. The majority of these exercises were conducted on the territory of West Germany, and the greatest troop concentration took place in September 1988. Some 385,000 troops with 2,600 MBTs and 1,160 helicopters trained simultaneously. Among other forces, no less than five corps were fielded. From 19-23 September 1988, the 1st (NL) Corps conducted its last corps-level FTX named Free Lion 88. A total of 44,000 troops took part in the exercise, including soldiers from the Netherlands, from West Germany, from the USA and from the United Kingdom. A total of 12,510 wheeled and 1,700 tracked vehicles (including 420 main battle tanks) as well as 145 helicopters, deployed with the troops.
In any shooter you need that ‘first sweet kill’ to get the ‘Ohh, so that is how it works’ feeling ~ Max Qubit
Extract from Reddit:
That explains a lot. I went in, not expecting an easy first win (I’m used to some learning curve) but at least have a clue. But those first 2 matches zipped past me and were over and lost without me even having a clue what had happened … In any shooter you need that ‘first sweet kill’ to get the ‘Ohh, so that is how it works’ feeling. Btw, I went with the Comets (random choice)
For me 2015 was a year of change. A year in which I reached Zero Point. I knew this was going to happen from day 1 in 2015. I knew I had to let go, because that was the only ‘solution’ left to find the answer to my quest in the ‘Search for Happiness’. And it happened. During 2015 I had to let go of all things. I had to let go ‘Everything’. The year 2015 ended with me carrying my father to the grave the day before Christmas day, my wife being abroad, my work in turmoil, my hobbies turned upside down. And my ‘search for Happiness’? This ended by finding the answer … the answer being Nothing.
At the time of my fathers death, just before Christmas 2015, I said to the World and to the Gods, ‘Do what ever you want, the only thing I want is carry my father to his grave’. I had reached Zero Point.
After the burial, I felt a new freshness. I knew 2016 would be a year of come back. A year in which things would go my way. Not that I wanted this, or forced this. No, it just happened. My wife came back, my work changed, my hobbies revived. And although the ‘Search for Happiness’ had ended in 2015 with finding the answer, Nothing, I had not fully understood this answer. I knew it was the answer (because after 13 years I was no longer searching). But what did it mean? That question would be answered in 2016. As said, 2016 was the come back year. And understanding ‘Nothing’ was the most important thing that happened in 2016.
During the year I had several insights. In September I had the final insight into what Nothing is. And I posted this as The God Formula. Yet, in the back of my mind I was still tinkering with this. The formula is elegant. Sure. But I felt not totally convinced. I felt 99,99% convinced. I am convinced about Nothing, but the formula somehow placed Nothing in an awkward position. The elements Nothing, Everything, and the Holy Trinity of Creativity, Creator and Creation were positioned in such way that I still was tinkering.
The fun thing of ‘my 2016 year’ is that the correct formula was handed to me in the last hour of the year 2016. The happening was not even spectacular. I just came up with a slightly changed picture. I drew it on my notebook. Then I realized this happened just before year’s ending … and I smiled.
N – Nothing
E – Everything
C – Creativity
C – Creator, Nothing (The internal quality of Creativity)
C – Creation, Everything (The external quality of Creativity)
Nothing can not exist, (therefor only) Everything exists
The binding element of Nothing and Everything is Creativity
This is the ‘Holy Trinity’
Like a coin with 2 sides made of 1 stuff
The 2 sides is the Duality of Creator/Nothing and Creation/Everything
The 1 stuff is Creativity
Nothing/Creator is the ‘invisible hand’ of Creativity (the ‘expressing force’ of Creativity)
Everything/Creation is expressed Creativity (the ‘external result’ of this ‘internal invisible hand’)
In the western world we denote this ‘invisible hand’ with God
God is Nothing/Creator
Creativity is always everywhere
The Creation is what we usually call ‘Everything’ (what we can see, hear, feel, touch, think, do, etc. The world including you and me)
The Creator aspect can only be realised as being ‘Nothing’ (it can not be seen, it can only be realised)