Hot Toys Jake Sully (new pix Aug. 13)
Thanks for the nice comments ages ago!  I can't believe it's been almost ANOTHER year!!  Oh My

(11-04-2020, 02:32 AM)davidd Wrote: It is like Jake has constructed a totem or sculpture of Neytiri to remember her by... or to summon her!
That's a good idea!  We'll go with that... smile

So I took him out for the pic-a-week shot and as usual, I can rarely take Just One Photo of any of my models, so even though the light wasn't great, I took a few more.

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The fact that it gave an opportunity for a few movie-reminiscent shots is NO consolation for the trashed woodlot next door which has become a building lot, complete with horrible racket far too early in the mornings.

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Yeah, let's torch it.

And I felt pretty much like the movie characters did watching the trees fall several years ago.  I am bitterly cursing Dad's decision not to buy the lot when it was for sale (he said it was overpriced) and then my own failure to inquire when it went up for sale again (after they'd wrecked the trees).   >sigh<

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Sometimes, you just get tired of the fight...

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...but you gotta keep going.

Thanks for looking!
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Soon you will have a multi-storey mansion looming over you, it seems.

Strange how Canada (and many other places) can be locked down, yet destruction... I mean construction... proceeds apace, or even accelerates.

People of an older generation - my parents and grandparents definitely come to mind - simply did not or could not grasp the rate at which the population was growing and how rapidly development was encroaching on every open space. I have heard the "nobody will ever pay that much" and "that patch of dirt will never be worth anything" line far too many times in my life. Somebody always paid that much," and "that much" inevitably turned out to be a bargain within a few short years.

The intensity of Jake's blue color comes across well even in subdued, diffuse lighting.
They're not dolls, they're action figures!
This is rather reminiscent of movie Jake’s fight.
Jake does melancholy well.
Well dang, coming back to this thread after another almostayear just made me sad, because the construction/destruction next door has ruined the neighbourhood as far as I'm concerned.  Private yard is compromised, early morning trucks/equipment in/out is a regular thing. 
Anyway, I got a few quick shots of Jake in my no-longer-really-private veg garden.  I wanted to pose him in the jungle before I tidied it a bit.

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"Somebody needs to weed in here!"
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The first pic, in particular, looks wild and savage!

You're kind of living in a real life "Avatar" scenario now, aren't you, with development destroying your wilderness home.

And people claim they're concerned about "climate change." Uhm, excuse me, but every square meter/foot of ground that gets "developed" contributes to climate change, global warming, carbon release, and water pollution through runoff.

If I were Absolute Dictator, there would be a 1:1 requirement for development - every inch (centimeter for you enlightened types) of "new development" would be required to be offset by returning old, unused development to a pristine state, with wild foliage and trees. No, not "parks" or "greenways" with paved paths and benches and gazebos. Natural wild state.

But I'm not Absolute Dictator, so the planet is screwed. Screw the planet, our neighborhoods and our quality of life everywhere is disintegrating on a daily basis. More houses are going in across the valley from where I am. Dump trucks, cement trucks, and drilling rigs are busy busy busy with development development development.

So... do you ever feel guilty about pulling up weeds? I mean, weeds are plants, too. And weeds have to struggle hard to get by, as they generally don't get pampered and cared for like "nice" plants.

You need a real life Jake to come in an go all "Avatar" on the construction company next door.

Weren't they required to have a public meeting or something before putting in a construction yard in a residential area?

You need to start a heavy metal band... that practices at night.
They're not dolls, they're action figures!

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