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There is no contest. What I find beautiful is knowledge and freedom.

Put them together, you’ve got freedom of expression; freedom of thought.

There is nothing more beautiful than our brain. Think about it: it is a seven pound mass of grey flesh crammed inside our cranium, yet its power of thought is infinite. And what I find especially beautiful is a human’s drive to search for knowledge. This unquenchable, never-ending, and sometimes frustrating and painful thirst for knowledge is absolutely beautiful.

I don’t really know what to write anymore,¬† but here are a few people that I find truly beautiful. They have inspired me to question everything, to never satisfy my hunger for knowledge, and to never be afraid of expressing my opinions.

They are my heroes, my idols, my role-models, my teachers, my gurus… call them whatever you want. And to me, they are the most beautiful people in the world.

Here are a few haikus I wrote. Poetry is not my forte, so bear with me.

Free

Confined in my cell,

I yearn for freedom and thought,

Book in hand, I fly.

Slumber

The sun is setting,

Stars light, so does my city,

I, for one, slumber.

 Boredom

Boredom consumes me,

I search for something to do,

A book hits my head.

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‘Tis a tutorial to make gifs. This link will show you how to make a gif on Photoshop CS5, but you’ll have to freeze frame each image on your own.Very good link. Every step is well explained and it’s easy to understand, even for someone with a horribly bad relationship with technology.

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This is also a very good tutorial on how to make gifs, found on wikihow. But for this, you need to change the setting of your Mac, from 62 bits to 32 bits. And this is how you do it:

Run Photoshop in 32-bit mode (64-bit Mac OS only)

In 64-bit versions of Mac OS 10.5 and later, some older, optional plug-ins are available only if Photoshop is running in 32-bit mode:

  1. In the Finder, choose Go > Applications.
  2. Expand the Photoshop folder. Then right-click the Photoshop application icon, and choose Get Info.
  3. In the General section of the Info window, select Open In 32-bit Mode.
  4. Close the Info window, and restart Photoshop.

 

I took pictures of a brick wall, a green wooden fence, and a bus bench. I thought they would look good together, again with an Aaron Siskind touch. I prefer the one in black and white. I don’t know. It just looks better, I guess. It didn’t take me long to do, like maximum 15 minutes to make both, but it was fun to experiment and I like the results.