” Toughy ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-1 + HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR )

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War machines… designed only for one purpose, and one purpose alone… There’s no place nor time for making things beautiful. Performance and effectiveness over everything else. The natural beauty of primal creation. I am a great advocate of performance first, looks after philosophy. This is why everything of military descendance is automatically attracting my twisted mind. It stands so peacefully, so calm and innocent… Even children are treating it as a toy now… It’s quite hard to believe that this immobilised steel monster was once something you have never wished to see outside your worst nightmare. What does it tell us? Well, it means that everything depends on how it is used. Doesn’t matter what was the original purpose of creation; everything can be used to do harm or good. We’ve got the choice and we can decide what to do with it. Of course no one is designing and building a tank to deliver gummy bears… but, you get the point. I think this is another reason why I love it so much. Something so dangerous, violent and born to be straight evil… is just sitting around nice trees, beautiful clouds and green grass; serving as an attraction for kids and families… Chilling like a retired serial killer amongst normal citizens after years of successful hunts… I will just leave you there… Take a moment to appreciate this flesh ripping, bone crushing, skin melting piece of art…

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” A War Of Generations ” by tgchan ( Sony A6500 + Sony Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 )

” You cannot stop time… No matter how rich and powerful you are, you just can’t. Generations after generations, they all fight for their own survival. This is how it goes, this is how it was from the very beginning. There are no permanent things. Some last longer while other shorter, but in the end… everything must perish eventually. The fight between generations doesn’t necessarily always have to end in the disappearance of the fallen one. Sometimes they can even coexist in a nice and civilised manner. Every generation has got its own prime time which is eventually replaced with another one, and another one, and so on. Some generations are so tough and resilient, they can withstand almost anything and still coexist with the next following ones. Games, films, cinema, television, internet, consoles, CDs, DVDs, smartphones and so much more, none of it could take books out. They have been around for so long that I don’t think they will ever go away… What is their secret? How come they have survived for so long? Even despite highly digitalised world, they still got masses of admirers. Could it be simplicity? Perhaps… or maybe it is something else. Probably a mixture of things like; nostalgia, simplicity, portability, convenience, deep engagement and many more. Books are simply magical… It is mind-blowing that a piece of paper and some letters stuck together have the power to take you to another reality. Even though I prefer different type of entertainment, I have a mad respect for them. Hopefully this generation will perish as the last one, just for the sake of an ultimate resilience.”

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” One Of Many ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-5 II s + SMC Pentax-F 50mm F2.8 Macro )

” It is mind-boggling… We are living in a linear story, somewhat trapped in it, but we also have the ability to change almost anything we want, at any point and to any extent. Why do we choose to stay passive instead of creating a reality where we could be much happier? What is it that makes us stick with secure but mediocre zone, instead of going a little crazy and improve things we are not happy about? I can flip my life over 180 degrees in a matter of hours, maybe even minutes, but I choose not to… remaining in the very same and boring place… Why? Sometimes I have got this feeling, it’s so real and so vivid that it almost feels like someone else’s memory… Sometimes, I can sense a different life… A warm alternative to what I am currently living. It feels like I am almost there… Like I am going to switch to it any second now, but after a very brief moment… it’s gone. The possibilities seems to be endless. Are we living in one of many parallel universes? Can we truly modify the life we are currently living? Or is rigidly programmed, where our possibilities are limited to only what had been previously written? I know so much… Why can’t I take any advantage of it… I must get out of here… I have to learn the way of… Choice. The problem is choice. “

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” Star The Brute ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Strong, Talented, Absolutely, Ravishing… meat the brute… STAR. There is no place where you cannot send it. There are no bad enough weather conditions that will cause him to complain. Rocks, snow, water and mud are his favourite companions, and he undoubtedly feels good amongst them. Raw power, adaptiveness, abiding performance and the look of a beast. That truck will never fear or step back. It may not be suitable for a beauty contest, but it wasn’t its purpose in the first place. There is undoubted charm in everything that is made purely for its performance, and this monster is no exception. Once you start looking at it as a great performer, unmatched tool for tough scenarios, you cannot stop admiring its beauty. “








” Come With Me If You Want To Live ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Another monument… I guess, we really do need those reminders in our lives, to help us remember about all those good deeds, we have done to each other in the past… How do you even distinguish, good guys from the bad ones, when everyone is killing and acting like a monster… Oh, you had a good reason? Well guess what… now they have a good reason to kill you back as well. The truth is… we don’t need much to start all this hate-chain reaction, and after that… it is almost impossible to stop it. We create, then we destroy, we give life, then we take it back. It looks like everything goes in a perfect order according to yin yang philosophy, yet… it doesn’t feel right. Do we even have a choice in all this? …or is it inevitable, and it is just a matter of time, before white switch to black? I honestly don’t know. What I know, is that people waste too much money, effort and time trying to fix the past, when they can do all that… and try to fix the future. “


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” God, Honour, Fatherland ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Jesus nailed to his cross, an emblem used by the Polish resistance Home Army during The Warsaw Uprising, and the flag of Poland… So much symbolism, so many lives… even more blood, spilled over things that doesn’t really matter… War and killing is in human nature, it has always been. You may say, it’s not true, and I would agree with you. Those smart enough know, but we are only a minority… Once idiots go frenzy, we will be mixed in all this cesspit, and there is no way out of it… Not before they get tired, stop, think and say: oops, we did it again… Then, they will make some national holidays, build a few monuments to honour those who got slaughtered, and act like they have learnt a lesson… It all goes round, it’s inevitable, yin and yang, what was once white, will go black, and the other way around. Actually, I am amazed that we haven’t had any global war for so long. Maybe people are getting wise, after all… I really do hope so. I don’t know about you, but I can definitely feel the pressure, nothing major, but it’s growing. The world we are living in, is getting crowded, things are getting tensed. It is a matter of time, when everything will pop, and when it will, one thing is sure… the overpopulation will not be a problem anymore… So yes… God, Honour, Fatherland… take your pick, people will always find a reason to kill each other… “




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” Angry Grandpa ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Angry Grandpa, yup, that’s him. We call this guy so, because he is old and mean to everyone around him. He sits in his garden all day long and looks around with those small but smart eyes, hidden deep under the emotionless eyebrows. A long stretched moustache across his face, successfully covers possible grimace. He doesn’t like kids, nor dogs, as a matter of fact… he doesn’t like anyone except for his other grumpy buddies. They visit him from time to time, they barely speak though, just sit there and stare at nothing together… Some say he remembers the war, others gossip about him being some kind of a hero. All I know for sure, is that he is not nice and he never allows us to play around his place… He has so many interesting things in his backyard… I wish we could go in there and look around some. Unfortunately, it is out of the question… Some say, he likes to plant landmines next to his flowers… I am not eager to find out if it’s true… “


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” Disconnected ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” It feels like everyone is going in the same line, doing things because people expect them to do it, acting in a way they are supposed to… why? The longer I think about it, the more scary reality I unravel. People are selfish, they expect you to behave in a nice and given manner, totally ignoring your own reality and predispositions, not to mention problems. Once they find out, that you refuse to dance to their music, they start treating you like their enemy, like you would have done something bad to them. Why? You only wanted to be respected, why do they have to bring their chaos into your life, why don’t they think about you; how you may feel about certain things. No, I am not like you or the majority of people. If you are going to talk to me, do it in a way, where I actually mean something, have an option and my choice is respected. I am sick tired of seeing everyone around, acting like a mindless bag of meat… Yeah, go on… Call me antisocial, rude, weird or whatever… it doesn’t matter, your rules do not apply to me. I am disconnected. “


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” Grounded ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” Beauty and the Beast, king of the sky, fearless conqueror of the whitest clouds… Forever grounded, revoked, left behind… Looking proudly, far above, reminiscing about the old days of glory and love. Living in past, choking back tears while looking at youngsters jetting around, poor soul… It would give everything just to feel refreshing breeze in its nose again, one touch of the white billowy clouds, one last dive before everything goes dark… In vain, dreaming about the things that cause unbearable pain. It’s better not to think about it, forget, focus on the new things, it could have been much worse… At least, you can still look at the blue sky, not like those poor souls locked in hangars and museums, stripped from wings and engines. Cherish the moment, forget about the painful past, look in the future and see the stars. ”


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” Blazing Saddle ” by tgchan ( Pentax K-50 + HD Pentax-DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro )

” There is something amazing about the military equipment and machines. I just simply love, that everything about them is so functional and robust. There is no place for unnecessary things, no room for fancy shapes just to look nice and cool, no. Everything what you see is made for a reason, and it has some important role behind it. I look at it, and I have a million questions about it, and probably some more. So many details, even more innovative ideas implemented in this crazy creation of destruction. You have to also remember, that during the war, all best engineers and other great minds, were joining the same team together, working harder than ever, pushing their knowledge and creativity to the limits. Nowadays, it might not be as functional as it was before, but it still looks incredible… and it can be definitely called, the work of art. “


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