My ISP is having difficulties again. Since they own the cables there is no point changing to another provider. I cannot be bothered logging a call since they also insist on making you go through a pointless troubleshooting exercise before making you repeat it with a service desk person working off a script.
Between connection dropouts I was looking at the work of Ines Rehberger on Flickr.
Listening to Perfect Tripod
– Is a good thing to apply in life occasionally, particularly when it gets cluttered and confused. There is something appealing about an object or process stripped down to the essential elements.
I got to see the Henry Talbot exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria Fed Square on Friday. The highlight for me was seeing the proof-sheets with markup for framing and selections. I could see the decisions he was making and it brought me back to my brief time as his student, working the image with each successive frame.
Listening to Stephen Cummings Mainly because it harks back to the time I spent with Henry. Those were simpler times…
– Spent the entire weekend dog-proofing the yard and yet ironically nearly lost Bodhi when he took off through an open gate this morning. The great thing was he came back when called.
At least I got a few minutes to myself as the sun was setting and there was some terrific backlight to work with. While this isn’t the prettiest Autumn leaf they all end up this way eventually.
I was sunburnt on Saturday and soaked on Sunday… Gotta love Melbourne weather.
Looking at Goffrey de Boismenu
Watching Chase Jarvis doing interviews for 30 days of genius
Damp miserable days are a constraint, not a reason to leave the camera alone, especially when there are glossy wet leaves around…
In every challenge there is a tipping point at which time you start to feel some optimism that the end can be reached. That precedes a triple fork in the road,
One path leads to completion and success, one to failure, starting over again and learning from that. Then there is that third path that goes nowhere because you cannot accept the lessons and don’t want to keep trying.
There is nothing wrong with failing. Nothing. Ever.
Miles Aldridge is this week’s folio share
Listening to Hozier