It was Saturday, mid-afternoon so everything was closed. It had been raining and the souk (market) had nice puddles of water that were reflecting the grey clouds very nicely. The cracked pavements and general disorder of the place all adding a nice ambient grunge. I noticed a man a few hundred metres off walking in my direction. I didn't think much of it. I was out in the open on a public street. There were other people around. I went around the corner in search of more puddles. He followed me.
I don’t think there is a time in the calendar when we are not bombarded with messages to BUY things for the one(s) we love. But more and more scientific and psychological research shows that STUFF is not how we get happy. We get happy by DOING things for and with people.
As an adult it’s not that easy to make new friends. We are a little pickier and harder to please. We have much higher standards than as children. Even though it is hard I think we make it harder than it needs to be. It’s not rocket science!I think we disguise fear as pickiness. We are just a bit scared to bare our souls. It's hard enough finding a partner without throwing a search for new friends into the mix!
Well the force was certainly with me on May the forth when my blog was featured as the Editor’s Pick on the Discover Page of WordPress’s own website. As a result I got 409 views on the first day and 175 likes. After four days on the “top of the pop” charts; I had 120 … Continue reading May the 4th be with you
When I travel I like to develop a theme (and often a sub-theme) for my photos so that I can have a unifying element in the photo books I make. It is an underlying thread that doesn't direct my flow but, if I see it and it catches my eye; I will take the shot. … Continue reading Photographers at work
I spent most of April in the US of A and most of that time, I was in New York with about 5 days in coastal Maine. I took nearly 6000 photos and around 300 short videos. I used 11 SD cards. It has taken me over a week to sift through them. Some I … Continue reading New York, New York (oh and a tiny bit of Maine)
I can see the twinkling lights on the land. A cluster of brightness surrounded by black. The wake being cast aside is fluorescent; although on closer inspection it could just be the lights from the ship reflecting off the white water. A delicate, cold breeze ruffles my hair as I lean over the balcony and … Continue reading Cruising to nowhere
New York is legendary. The thing of thousands of stories. Central Park is ...well...central to many of these stories. Police dramas where unsuspecting joggers get murdered or raped on one of the winding pathways to romances like When Harry Met Sally. A quick search of the internet throws up several web pages that give you … Continue reading Central Park, New York
There I was minding my own business sitting on the basalt steps at the Pebble Beach between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges waiting for sunset and along comes a man and woman carrying a double sized white rocking chair. They plonked it down and started rocking in the last rays of sun before it dipped … Continue reading A very public proposal
A few months ago I wrote about the lighthouses in my home town and my desire to photograph all the lighthouses in Australia. I have not added to my Australian tally, but this week I have been busy looking at the lighthouses of Maine, USA. Here are a few photos of these undeniably grand photographic … Continue reading You light up my live: Take 2 – Lighthouses of Maine