The Old Man’s Advice Chapter 1 Thought 2 ~ In Life And In Photography Know When Enough Is Enough

April 28, 2015

Hi Luv et alii,

click the pic and decide; too much, too little, just right?

I have found that Life and photography share more than a few Golden Rules. This one can be found in multiple faiths and in real life.


“If you constantly push the limits,

sooner or later you die.”

In photography this means that too much tweaking ruins a great shot. In Life it means that you destroy a fine loving relationship, that you crash your plane,  or simply that your liver or lungs give out.

Take care, stay safe,

Brian

Try It You Might Like It

April 29, 2015

Hi Luv et alii,

Found myself up and about way too early this morning. 

Made a batch of sweet raisin scones, a pot of strong coffee and buffered in two episodes of The Nanny.

As far as SWMBO is concerned I am one fine husband that can do no wrong.

At least for today.

Take care, stay safe,

Brian 

The Old Man’s Advice ~ Find Your Own Way To Look Deeply Into Where You Live

April 28, 2015

Hi Luv et alii,


Time and time again the Elders try to teach us that you and I need to understand the world we live in.

I use my senses, my mind and a camera. You will need to use your senses, your mind and whatever non intoxicating tools work for you. Non intoxicating because you are looking to understand Reality not a drug induced delusion.


Take care, stay safe,

Brian 

Wisdom From The Middle East ~ To everything — a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens:

April 21, 2015

Hi Luv et alii,


 To everything — a season, and a time to every delight under the heavens
Back in 94 when we first arrived in Dumaguete the years stretched forward to a far distant shore. Twenty plus years later that shore is a lot closer. 

Strange as this may sound the years have not only brought that far distant shore closer they have also brought me Freedom.

About six months ago we put in a bamboo accent/privacy fence, it’s just outside of the attached photo. This got me dreaming and now we are putting in a stone walled patio nook.

We are fairly certain that in time we will put in a walkway that will connect to a Moss Garden and then to a small pond, waterfall. This will conservatively, take five to ten years. This is where the Freedom comes in. 

Odds are I will die before the work is completed. I am free to live in the now. I can dream, plan, work within the natural rhythm of the garden. I no longer have the enslavement of the future chaining me down.

How neat is that… after sixty-three years to finally be free.

Take care, stay safe,

Brian 



Stoking The Fires Within

April 26, 20015

Hi Luv et alii,

Yesterday I wrote  about our need to remember that within each and every bit of life (and according to many traditions everything is alive) there is the Divine, the Sacred.

Then as I often do I posted the shot on Cambridge in Colour. One of my mentors pointed out that the shot would be better if I removed a little white area on one of the leaves. As you can see in the attached shot I took his advice.

I owe him big time for not only helping me to improve my shot but also for reminding me of a spiritual fact;


The Divine is within all of us.

 But unless we nurture it,

It does us no good.

Take care, stay safe,

Brian