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  1. No I wouldn't. I am sexually active and I don't have any beliefs that would persuade me to reverse that and anyone who had those beliefs would not be compatible with me.
  2. That is key. Essentially all you are doing to achieve the "movement" within the photo is leaving the sensor exposed for longer than normal (so instead of fast shutter speed like 1/125th of a second you use maybe 2 second exposure). So you have to be able to adjust speed. You also will have to use a tripod. Most cameras you should be able to set speed but probably not mobile phone cam.
  3. Nice photo floating away. I don't have a macro lens so the first is shot on Canon 50mm. The second on Canon 400mm on tripod (very proud of that one as that is taken from about 20 yards!!)
  4. That's extremely good and obviously very personal but I think it's so good that you should submit it for expert feedback, have you ever been to the "Poets Sanctuary" maybe have a look and see if you would be comfortable submitting it.
  5. Well you had one of the longest running "break ups" on record here so I guess this is a great example of how things can all turn around no matter how dire we think things are.
  6. Congratulations. To someone new I am guessing?
  7. Yes. I don't think you would ever get over the death of one of your kids, particularly not in such tragic circumstances. My mother has a friend who lost a daughter in a car accident in 1974. Even today she cannot talk about it without sobbing and breaking down. She has put it in a place in her mind that she does not visit. 8 months....no way you'd even be close to coming to terms with it. I wish more people who contemplate suicide would truly, deeply think about what they are leaving behind.
  8. Yeah I think incompatability is a big one but reality is, those relationships should probably never even start, they are not going to work no matter how you try and address the issue, if you are incompatable you are incompatable. I do think though that more people should be brave enough to accept incompatability earlier in their relationships and do the right thing.
  9. Yeah, that is what I was trying to opinpoint in my list, "causes" not symptoms. I like 1,2,3 and 4 but think maybe 5 is more a symptom of the others. I quite like can'texplain's note because I think imbalance is another cause.
  10. Yeah that is the difficulty isn't it. What is a symptom and what is the cause. I think often we are asked to address symptoms and people don't really examine the underlying cause.
  11. Yeah I get what you are saying. That could come under a heading "Imbalance".
  12. I'm really sorry to hear that. It's the sort of tragedy you really don't expect to be facing until much later in life. I don't know how you handle it. I suspect time will be the only thing that takes the edge off your pain. Otherwise I guess you have to try and find inspiration in his life and young death. I hope others can be of more use.
  13. Some of his family have access to his account and have visited this site since his death.
  14. sorry I missed this SB. It is really good. Unfortunately poetry doesn't have a very high profile on eNot. If you are interested there is a very good poetry forum called the "The Poet's Sanctuary" you'd have to google the address as I have lost my link but you will get a lot more critiques there if you are interested.
  15. I have to be honest and say that I think you are pushing the metaphor too far. I think your idea is fine but the poem itself could do with some editing, mainly to trim it down and get it more concise. Also watch for images that simply don't work, For example this would be better along the lines of "Like a drop INTO the ocean, That barely breaks the surface." Ocean and skin are not really of the same medium if that makes sense.
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