Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

= It has been week of changes; Now the weather is improving and daylight savings has begun, I decided to start getting up at 4:30am. I prefer to avoid busy places and times so this works for me provided I sleep okay.

Looked at Sandro Baebler and Bastiaan Wouldt

Listening to David Gilmour. Whatever happened to epic guitar solos? (No, really, where did they go?)

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Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

Having a break from the internet has made me think about how much time it takes up that could be spent elsewhere.

I did to dig through my collection of links to find this week’s folio by Ian Brown

Listening to Brentwood. Their cover of Deadpool Rap is so not safe for work but brought some much needed relief when I needed it.

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

It’s beginning to feel like there is not longer room for shades of gray. Pick a side, the more extreme and intractable the better. All that matters is you are right and anyone who disagrees with you is wrong. Rational debate is dead.

Perhaps even that is an extreme point of view but at least I’m willing to listen and change…

Looking at work by Matt Marrash

Listening to Christine and the Queens

Looking and listening this week

Looking and listening this week

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

 

 

 

 

You can’t cross the same river twice

You can’t cross the same river twice

The title for this post came from the book Equal rites, by the late, great author Terry Pratchett. Think about it, a river is not the same, even though it is in the same location to the last time you crossed it. The water has continued to flow, the process of erosion has acted on the banks and so on.

In fact, nothing is static, though it may appear to be at times and there is nothing we can do to change that, we can only take advantage of the opportunities that change presents us when we can. We also need to understand that change or difference isn’t necessarily wrong.

Light illustrates what I’m trying to say far better than I can say it. Here is the title image from my last post. It was an overcast day, shortly after rain had come though.

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It is the same object featured in the title for this post. Two distinctly different images of the same object taken within a week of one another. The light is not the only difference though. All the decisions made up to and after I pressed the shutter are different. In effect the images show that I changed.

It may not always feel like we are making the progress we want but little by little, through each image we make and each little piece of experience we absorb, changes are taking place. I’m not the same photographer I was 30 years ago, ten years or even three when I first started this blog. I’m really looking forward to being a different photographer this time next year.

It is my fervent wish for all my subscribers and readers that you embrace change like an old friend with both arms open and make the most of what it offers you in the new year.