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Quicksilver by HerbstHayabusa Quicksilver by HerbstHayabusa
Most people would panic, get upset, or even cry when they spill their drinks. I grabbed my camera.

How we view our lives and the events that occur in them, shapes our existence into whatever we choose. I chose to find the beauty in the situation, and as you can see, it has led to one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever taken.

May this image inspire you to view your life in a more positive light, as the only things we can ever truly be certain on improving are our own actions and reactions.
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Jazzpirate Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice shot. really rich, I can like.. FEEL it. lol
Also, awesome camera! I just got one of those myself last month! <3
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the lovely compliments :) I love this camera so much!
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Jhingle Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! The bookeh in the background and in the foreground "puddle" both compliment the photo marvelouslly, especially with the sharp focus on what's left of the bottle's lid. Very interesting idea - and interesting philosophy, aswell! :clap:
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly for the phenomenal compliments. I love how every part of this photo feels like it belongs there, and I'm glad you also feel this way.

As for the bottle lid, I think you mean the ice cube that's melting. This was an iced drink that tipped over from my Starbucks cup, and there was no lid. There is more ice melting in the background of this pic as well.

And that philosophy will change your life if you allow it to :)

Thanks again for the great response!
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taibossigai Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, great capture! & Great thinking on your part, grabbing the camera instead of the dishrag.

Love the detail in the ice. So surreal and peaceful.
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been trying to view my entire life differently this year. By choosing to look for the beauty in life, I have created the greatest year of my life so far. The solution to loving life is so simple that it astounds me. Thank you for your amazing comment, and I'm happy that you enjoy my work :)
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taibossigai Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
That's awesome, and great to hear that it's working well for you. Life is indeed full of fantastic simple moments, you just have to stop and admire once in a while.

Cheers!
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ImperfectTrinity Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorites that you have done - sometimes beauty is created in events that are perceived by most as a mistake or accident. You have managed to take the accident, and capture it in a beautiful way. Breathtaking, as always.
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MitzvahRose Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... not only the picture, but the description. Very impressive. :)
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you kindly for the encouraging words. It means a lot to me as a budding photographer to get positive feedback :)
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chanso Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your artist description :)
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Are you referring to the text under the photo, or the text on my profile page (Perception is reality)?
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chanso Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The text under the photo. Sorry for the confusion lol! Great photo :)
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aplxcre Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love it!
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad to hear that!
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Jugurtti1000 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant concept :)
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much. :D It was a spontaneous moment!
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panom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
make me though back to dinner at a nice pub moment :D
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Pubs are amazing :)
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Noctissparrow Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! its so beautiful, the way you captured the lighting and the fine details. :clap:
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thank you very much!
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Noctissparrow Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome =D
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ali123hime Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wow thats awsome
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you enjoy it!
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TigerBoo45 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Artist
i usaly shrug and walk away blaming my dog :I.....LOVE THE ART WORK BY THE WAY!!!
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your dog will still love you unconditionally :) Thank you for the awesome compliment as well!
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TigerBoo45 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Artist
yeah he does and half the time he is the one who spills it XD your welcome ^^
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Ohood-M Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow great work!
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Ohood-M Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome
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