The dream of Lt Maximilian Qubit (Operation Flashpoint’s Battle at Le Port)

10th anniversary remix of the Battle at Le Port. Lt Maximilian Qubit, back in 2006 platoon leader in the Le Port battle, is still haunted by the memories. Every night the battle is relived. After the battle he wrote the following poem.

Some will say a battle, is
Good against the bad
But, all I saw were soldiers, equal
Most of them now dead

~ Lt Maximilian Qubit

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10th Anniversary of the Battle at Le Port

In 2006 nearly 200 soldiers (around 100 on each side) fought a heroic and dramatic battle at Le Port. Many soldiers on both sides died. The battle is seen through the eyes of platoon leader Lt Maximilian Qubit. Awed by the horrors of war and the fragility of a soldiers life, he kept using binoculars in stead of his rifle, while commanding his platoon into the small town. His account is universally regarded as being ‘anti-war’ in nature. After the battle he stated he had seen no good or bad but only soldiers, most of them dead.

Battle at Le Port

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Soldiers

Some will say a battle, is

Good against the bad

But all I saw were soldiers, equal

Most of them now dead

~ Lt Maximilian Qubit (Battle at Le Port)

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Flat RAW -> Silver Efex Pro 2 -> TrueGrain ( Bergger BRF-200 )

Starting with ‘flat’ RAW

Sarah Flat Raw

Applying Silver Efex Pro 2

Sarah Silver Efex Pro 2

Further applying TrueGrain w/ Bergger BRF-200 (dynamics and grain)

Sarah TrueGrain

Showing what further processing can do with a ‘flat raw’. Note: No sharpening or noise reduction was applied (‘analog grain’ was added though). Shot with Nikon D60 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G | Camera settings: 35 mm, 1/125 sec, f/2.0, ISO 280, 0.00 eV | Flat RAW processed with Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain w/ Bergger BRF-200 (2016)

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The Bona World of Julian and Sandy

Around the Horn

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Seaside Walk

I’m trying to reinvent my photography. I mounted the Nikon kit lens on my D5100. I like the lens because it is light and easy to zoom. I shoot in RAW. To keep as close as possible to the analog photography of the past, I only worked on the light aspect of the ‘flat’ RAW. Contrast, Shadows, etc. But I did not use any sharpening or any noise reduction. I used the RAW (or DNG, ‘Digital NeGative’) as if it was an analog negative. In analog photography you can not ‘sharpen’ the print. And I guess you can not perform ‘noise/grain reduction’. So, no sharpening, no noise reduction. The noise of the sensor is retained and works a bit like the grain of film. I know noise and grain a somewhat different, but if you let the noise just be, and refrain from sharpening the picture, you get a nice soft image, which does resemble the analog film feel. Shot with Nikon D5100 AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR | Camera settings: 55 mm, f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/4000 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 and DxO FilmPack 5 (2012, New York)

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Airways

AirwaysThe sky over La Rochelle (France). Shot with Canon S95 | Camera settings: 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 80, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 (Ile d’Aix, 2016)

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The Silver Sea

The Silver SeaShot with Nikon D5100 + Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC (OS) HSM | Camera settings: 50 mm, f/2.8, ISO 1250, 1/20 sec, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with Lightroom 5 (Le Croisic, 2016)

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Summer Harmonies (Grand Piano)

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Le Croisic shot with Sigma DP2 Merrill

Le CroisicLe Croisic shot with my monster IQ camera, Sigma’s DP2 Merrill. Note that this picture is resized to smaller resolution (2400 pixels wide). Camera settings: 45 mm equiv (fixed), 1/60 sec, f/4, ISO 200, 0.00 eV | RAW processed with SIGMA Photo Pro 6.3 and Silver Efex Pro 2 (2016)

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Le Croisic

WP_20160731_22_03_30_Raw__highres_rawer_rawerShot with Lumia 930

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Sea

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Time ( Spiritual Musing )

Buddha Union by Vishnu108Time is a funny thing. What is the purpose of Time? Well, if there is no Time, then there can not be a functional Consciousness.

Consciousness is not a ‘stand alone’ thing. Nope, Consciousness is a integral part of the Trinity Consciousness, Conscious and Self. I wrote about this Trinity. Trinity is like a coin. With 2 sides being Conscious and Self, ‘made’ of 1 ‘stuff’ being Consciousness. In order to Exist, it needs to know itself, it needs to be Self Conscious. Thus, the 2 sides need to ‘communicate’. The Trinity Consciousness, Conscious and Self needs a messenger. And that messenger is Light. Light ‘travels’ with the speed of light, C. I wrote about the speed of light C. C has an internal and an external quality. The internal quality of C knows no Time, yet the external quality of C does know Time. The internal quality of C is felt by the ‘stuff’ Consciousness. The external quality of C is felt by the 2 sides Conscious and Self. Because Self and Conscious ‘communicate’ with each other through the external quality of C, the communication takes time. Our memory only has relevance because there is Time. We ‘remember’ things from the past, and we ‘wonder’ about things in the future. Time. Without this Time effect there would be no Memory. This principle is the same for Self and Conscious. Being Self Conscious implies Time. And this needed Time is available through the external quality of C. Consciousness does provide the ‘messenger’ Light to the 2 sides Self and Conscious to ‘communicate’, but the ‘stuff’ Consciousness itself is does not need Time, knows no Time. Consciousness does this by using the internal quality of C which knows no Time.

Spiritual Musings :)

~ Max

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Trinity is like a Coin ( Spiritual Investigation )

Buddha Union by Vishnu108

Trinity is like a Coin

A Coin is made of Stuff and has 2 Sides

 

2 sides are Father and Son

1 stuff is Holy Spirit

Coin is Trinity of Holy Spirit, Father and Son

 

2 sides are Knower and the Known

1 stuff is Knowing

Coin is Trinity of Knowing, Knower and the Known

 

2 sides are Me and the World

1 stuff is Consciousness

Coin is Trinity of Consciousness, Me and the World

 

2 sides are Conscious and Self

1 stuff is Consciousness

Coin is Trinity of Consciousness, Conscious and Self

 

2 sides are Good and Bad

1 stuff is Thinking

Coin is Trinity of Thinking, Good and Bad

 

2 sides are Creator and Creation

1 stuff is Creativity

Coin is Trinity of Creativity, Creator and Creation

 

2 sides is Duality

1 stuff is Unity

Coin is Trinity of Duality + Unity

 

Now, the Ultimate Coin is as follows …

2 sides are Nothing and Everything

???

The Ultimate Coin is a one-sided Coin ( because Nothing is Nothing, and therefor can not be 1 side :)

 

What is the sound of one hand clapping ?

What is the value of a one-sided Coin ?

 

Spiritual Mystery :)

~ Max

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Yesterday’s footsteps

Yesterday's footstepsWhen walking my dog, I realized I saw my footsteps from the previous day … Time is a funny thing. Shot with Lumia 930. RAW processed with Lightroom 5 (2016)

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Vrije Wil (Lecture)

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Air Balloon

Air BalloonAir balloon over the Soester Duinen. Shot with Lumia 930. RAW processed with Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 and TrueGrain (2016)

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Men in Black self

Men in BlackDressed up as ‘bodyguard’ for my son. It was his last day at primary school, they were performing a musical. Shot with Lumia 930 (2016)

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C, the Speed of Light ( Spiritual Physics )

Buddha Union by Vishnu108C denotes the Speed of Light. Light is said to be ‘traveling’ with the speed of light. We know that an object traveling with a high speed will experience a warped space/time effect. The ‘twin brother’ effect. On his return, the traveler will be younger than his twin brother who stayed home. In a way, space seems to shorten, and thus less time was needed (or vice versa). This is fact. But what about traveling at the speed of light, like a photon? Well … space simply collapses, and thus no time is needed to ‘travel’. For photons there is no space to cross, and no time was needed to get anywhere. For photons everything is ‘glued’ together without (needing) space nor time.

What about C ?

The Internal quality of C = No Time, No Space
The External quality of C = Time and Space

This is exactly what we need to understand Existence

Everything was born out of Nothing
Rewritten as
Time and Space was born out of Singularity

Singularity = The Internal quality of C
Time and Space = The External quality of C

The Totality of this we denote with Consciousness (because without consciousness there is no relevance)

C = Consciousness

Spiritual Physics :)

~ Max

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The Duality of Existence ( Spiritual Logic )

Duality is the only thing that Exists

Duality is the only thing that can Be

Suppose everything is 0/zero (or flat)

If everything is 0/zero, nothing happens, there is no Time

The only thing that can happen, and in fact must happen is 1/one (or wave)

‘Happen’ is not the right word

‘Happen’ implies Time, it implies ‘Waiting for something to Happen’

But if everything is 0/zero there is no Change

And thus there is no Time

Hence there is no ‘Waiting for something to Happen’

Therefor no Time was needed for the 1/one (or wave) to come into Being

The ‘all 0/zero state’ needs no Time to Become (‘eventually produce’) a 1/one

The ‘all 0/zero state’ does not Exist because there is no Time to exist in

The ‘all 0/zero state’ is a Singularity

Singularity is the counterpart of the Duality of Existence

As Singularity is Nothing, Duality is Everything

Duality is the only thing that can Exist, the only thing that can Be (!)

Being is Duality

Duality is Being

Duality is Unity in Disguise

Unity is the 2 inseparable sides of Duality together as One

Unity is like a coin, and Duality is the 2 sides

Coin is another word for 2 Sides

Unity is another word for Duality

If you are Wise, you See and Accept the 2 sides of the 1 coin

Never can there Be just 1 side

The relation between Coin and Sides …

Is the same as the relation between Unity and Duality

Coin and Sides are the same thing

Unity and Duality are the same thing

Singularity is the counterpart of the Duality of Existence

Singularity is Nothing

Duality is Everything

Nothing, Zero, Flat, Singularity

Everything, Infinity, Wave, Duality of Existence

If you are on a spiritual path don’t be frustrated by the ever present Duality

There is only Duality

Become Enlightened by seeing that Duality (2 sides) is the same as Unity (coin)

Thus there is only Unity

You are Here in a World

This is Duality

As Duality is Unity, You and the World are One

What is the World ?

The World is everything which is not You

You are one side

The World is the other side

Together You and the World are One and Inseparable

But if You become Self Aware …

You travel to the other side and become part of the World

Then You and the World are one side

So what is left on the other side ?

Consciousness (!)

Therefor the Ultimate Duality of Existence is

Consciousness on one side

And you and the World on the other side

But Who are You ?

On which side are You ?

You are Consciousness

And the ‘you object’ on the other side is the ‘World you’

Is Consciousness Nothing ?

No, Consciousness is one side of the Ultimate Duality of Existence

The Real Nothing is the Singularity which does not Exist

Why is there Consciousness ?

Because only Consciousness knows it Exists

Thus only Consciousness is Relevant

Without Consciousness there can not Be Relevance

Consciousness needs Time to know it Exists

Time needs Space

Space needs Time

Time and Space are not Relevant without Consciousness

Consciousness is Time and Space

What is Time ? What is Space ?

Time and Space together is Consciousness

Time and Space is the Fabric on which Everything Exists

Consciousness is the Fabric on which Everything Exists

Who are You ?

You are Consciousness

You are the Fabric on which Everything Exists :)

What is the Relation between You and the World ?

You and the World are One in Duality

Just as 0/zero has to become 1/one

Just as Black has to become White

You have to become the World

And

The World has to become You

That is True Duality

That is the Ultimate Duality of Existence

You and the World are One in Duality

(in progress:)

~ Max

Buddha Union by Vishnu108

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