Monday, June 30, 2014

Remembering Jenny #5 - St George Hospital (Sun 21 Jun 2009)

Jo, Jenny and Jenny - St George Hospital (Sun 21 Jun 2009)

5 years ago just now. Thinking of both Jenny's today.

A bit lost for words today (*). All I can say is that "Somehow you find a way."

Sunday, June 29, 2014

On Understanding - Alex / Foureyes (Sun 29 Jun 2014)

Untitled - Barcelona (Mon 05 Aug 2013)

Alex (*) writes On Understanding (*):
It was so interesting to me how we all interpreted and approached the issues we were talking about totally differently and to again realize how important understanding (*) someone's cultural background is when dealing with different situations. Moral of the story? We all have room to be a little bit more understanding (*).
via FOUREYES ON THIS WEEK #15 (*) by Alex (*).

Friday, June 27, 2014

The Power of Photography - Kim Weston / Maurice Berger (Fri 27 Jun 2014)

Untitled - Pitshanger (*) Lane / Ealing (*) / London (Sat 17 Aug 2013)

Kim Weston (*) writes Photography (*) and Love (*):
Coming so close to dying made me realize that life is short, and that I had a choice, [..] I wasn’t doing what I loved, and I was determined to go after my dream (*).
So It was suggested:
Go back to doing what you love (*). Photography (*) makes you smile (*).
And so she did:
Photography has opened so many doors for me. I often wonder where my life would have gone if I had not had the privilege to experience its power. I know it saved me.
via What the Camera Sees, and Doesn’t See (*) by Maurice Berger (*).

The power of photography to heal the broken (*) and fractured (*), demonstrated yet again (*).

On not being a Team - Nigel Risner (Fri 27 Jun 2014)

Intersection - Amsterdam (Tue 19 Aug 2013)

Nigel Risner (*) writes on not being a Team (*):
The reason most mergers do not work is because you bring two teams (*) together who do not hold the same values, who do not understand (*) the systems in place but are put together because somebody thinks it might work.
via TEAMWORK - ON & OFF THE PITCH (*) by Nigel Risner (*).

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We Are All Photographers? - Jorg Colberg (Mon 23 Jun 2014)

Take an Inspiring Picture - George Street / Sydney (Mon 21 Oct 2013)

Jorg Colberg (*) writes On Photography (*):
We’re all photographers now. Or are we? [..]

Let’s assume that we are not all photographers. If that is the case, here’s the crucial question: what is it that photographers do that those who occasionally or regularly photograph don’t do? [..]

What is it then that separates the photographers from all the rest of us? I think it’s aspirations. Ambition (*).
via Photography Today (*) by Jorg Colberg (*).

On Street Photography - Alex Webb (Wed 25 Jun 2014)

Untitled - Oxford Street / London (Sun 18 Aug 2013)

Alex Webb (*) writes On Photography (*):
I'm a street photographer (*) at heart, so I approached Rochester (*) [the subject (*) - see HCB post (*) specifically] the same way I often approach somewhere I'm shooting, [..] Walking, meandering, allowing my camera and experiences (*) to guide me.
via Last days of Kodak town: the decline and fall of the city photography built (*) by Dave Stelfox (*).

Friday, June 20, 2014

On the Photographer and Life - StreetShooter (Thu 19 Jun 2014)

Angel (*) Heart (*) in Flight (*) - Lisbon (Wed 14 Aug 2013)

StreetShooter (*) writes On the Photographer (*) and Life (*):
The photographer (*) validates his time on the earth by the photos he makes. Photographers record what the planet looked like during their visit (*). We are all tourist thru life, no one gets a permanent Visa.
via June 19th, 2014 … Fuji X100s is a Streetshooter’s Dream (*) by StreetShooter (*).

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Horizon - Venkat / ribbonfarm (Thu 19 Jun 2014)

Horizon - Hyde Park / London (Sun 18 Aug 2013)

Venkat (*) writes On Seeing (*):
A horizon (*) is what you see (*) when you see when you get to the edge (*) of the realized possible (*), without exhausting possibility itself.
via The Physics of Stamp Collecting (*) by Venkat (*).

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On Photography - Bill Yates (Wed 18 Jun 2014)

Framed - The Photographers Gallery (*) / London (Sat 17 Aug 2013)

Bill Yates (*) writes On Photography (*):
I learned (*) to observe (*), engage (*), document (*) and create (*).
via Flying High: A Conversation with Bill Yates About His Aerial Photography (*) by Gregory Eddie Jones (*).

On Pressure - Frank Dick (Tue 20 May 2014)

Untitled - The Photographers Gallery (*) / London (Sat 17 Aug 2013)

Frank Dick (*) writes On Pressure (*):
When you've pushed to the edge and the pressure (*) is on, it's not about holding onto the edge but pushing beyond it. There's always more to give.
via twitter (*) by Frank Dick (*).

Been there in paddling and life, and proud of my response.

Friday, June 13, 2014

On Seeing - The Story of Telling (Fri 13 May 2014)

Eyes - Barcelona (Tue 06 Aug 2013)

The Story of Telling (*) writes On Seeing (*):
What if we stopped trying to be seen and learned (*) how to see (*) instead?
via Shifting The Focus From Results To Relationships (*) by The Story of Telling (*).

Love finding a random piece hiding away from the passing traffic.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

On Instinct - Beautiful Day / U2 (Sun 08 May 2014)

A Blank Canvas - Living Room / The Grand Design (*) / Alexandria (Sun 08 Jun 2014)

U2 (*) sing On Instinct (*):
What you don't know you can feel it somehow. [..] Was a beautiful day.
via Beautiful Day (*) by U2 (*). With a fantastic Letterman Live performance here (*)

A wall waiting to be given life. It looks beautiful as it is ..

I think the lyrics above describe what I feel about it and the rest of the place that awaits to be lived in. Still a couple of weeks to go. Not going to rush it, but I know I want to do the craftsmanship and collaboration of the design and build, justice.

Had Julia (*) and Todd (*) over today and lots of good ideas and thoughts discussed. Thanks Julia and Todd. It was a beautiful day ...

Friday, June 6, 2014

On Listening to the Bass - Eric Kim (Fri 06 Jun 2014)

Solar Groove (*) by John Myung (*) performed by Uwe (*) - YouTube (*) Herford (*) / Germany (Tue 20 Aug 2013)

Eric Kim (*) writes on listening to Music (*):
[..] to get a richer experience listening to music, focus on listening to the bass (not the treble).
via Listening to the Bass in Street Photography (*) by Eric Kim (*).

One of the highlights from last years trip to Europe (*) was meeting up with Uwe (*) again. It was pleasure to watch and hear him play this challenging bass sequence.

I have always heard and felt the bass (*) in music. Maybe I see it in my photography as Eric points out in his post (*)? Also hope to one day learn how to play the bass, but only a 4 string for me. Uwe has already given me a few tips to get started.

Solar Groove (*) by John Myung (*)

Monday, June 2, 2014

On Competing - The Story of Telling (Mon 02 Jun 2014)

Geoff, Cath (*), Nicola (*), Ian, Amanda (*), Stuart, Linda, Kerry, Di and Mark - Shelley Beach / Manly (Sat 31 May 2014)

Pacific Dragons (*) OC1 (*) Ocean Session - Whosus (*) - Shelley Beach / Pacific Ocean (Sat 31 May 2014)

The Story of Telling (*) writes On Competing (*):
What would the world look like if you focused on doing the work as if today was the last time you would get to do it? Allow the noise from the competition to fade into the background. In your heart and mind become the market of one.
via No Business Is In A Market Of One (*) by The Story of Telling (*).

I have got back on the OC1 (*) this last week and I am loving it - it is just what my training needs at the moment as we prepare for Hamilton Island (in two weeks) and Italy (in September).

As is usual, when you are on the OC1, it is all about you. No where to hide, so you feel a little exposed and vulnerable. How will you compare ?

I have been thinking about this lately as when I am doing the L4 Interval Sessions with the others, I just try to focus on myself. I do this by keeping just a little away from the others and doing my own line down the course. The challenge for me is to do these sets with the others beside me. Try to focus on myself, yet at the same time trying to compete (*) and be the best I can without getting distracted. I hope this post makes sense.

Afterthoughts: Two athletes I have learnt a lot from in this area of thought are Adam van Koeverden (*) and Drew Ginn (*) as well as my own club coaches (*) [more to come shortly]. These eljeiffel search links are definitely worth following.