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To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes Calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
The Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely,
The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
The insolence of Office, and the Spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his Quietus make
With a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o'er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action. Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
Be all my sins remembered.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2011 - 10:00 AM
Focal Length:60mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/10sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:To be , or not to be
Username:seanslevin seanslevin
Uploaded:11 May 2012 - 7:36 AM
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 7:45 AM

Excellent and fantastic work,well done,
saeid

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Mrserenesunrise e2 Member 350 forum postsMrserenesunrise vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 8:17 AM

An excellent B/W image.Smile

Tim

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 8:49 AM

Like the use of the space here good one

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 9:23 AM

Space, light and darkness. Plus that sticking plaster ...
Moira

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 12:30 PM

A classic....yes, it's that bandaged finger that first struck me, then the contemplative nature of the image. It speaks volumes....although I was thinking more of Adam than Shakespeare.

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carmenfuchs
11 May 2012 - 12:43 PM

brilliant, sean. =)

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 1:20 PM

Excellent work.

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
11 May 2012 - 1:53 PM

This has your unique style all over it Sean... it's beautiful, congrats on the awards Smile

Mari

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 2:30 PM

The almighty apple in the damaged hand. Beautiful! Awesome light, textures, b/w. Congrats............Sandy

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 4:32 PM

Marvellous! Spacially aware, Light and shade, super B&W work.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 4:34 PM

Excellent work Sean, always something different and creative from you! I like the concept, image and words - my congrat's too!

Sarah *

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8425 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2012 - 9:04 PM

wonderful.....

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seanslevin
seanslevin  10 Ireland
12 May 2012 - 8:32 AM

Many thanks everyone for the kind words and awards .

regards

Sean

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shaks  11561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2012 - 7:52 PM

Excellent.

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Stacey_L
Stacey_L  2 Russian Federation
19 May 2012 - 8:34 PM

"...Which puzzles the brain, and doth confound the sense"

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