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Contrasts – One world but different sides

Thought for the day….”To live an extraordinary life, you must resist an ordinary approach”

“Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving”  (Einstein).

Two photos to show contrast today….the first photo is from New Caledonia and the second photo from Dhaka, Bangladesh.   One big advantage of the Fuji X camera system is that the photos straight out of the camera (jpeg) are so good.     I have stopped taking RAW photos now, as the jpeg pictures are great.   Much faster to just shoot in jpeg now, and it also means  much less time spent on the computer processing photos (which is great !!).   Purists will argue that a RAW photo has more detail, but it takes a lot of determination to sit at the computer for many hours converting RAW files.    The fun for me is in taking the photos, not in spending hours at the computer trying to get them right.  I still end up with far too many photos but that is digital photography.    Back in the days of 35mm film, when you only had 36 pictures on a roll (38 if you were lucky), then you really had to think before you pressed the shutter.   Not now, with the memory card easily holding 3000 photos and a camera which will take 6 photos a second.

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compare the beauty of the photo above with the chaos in the photo below ……same planet but……

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Are you one?

Thought for the day…” For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.”

Are you one?   Are you one of the annoying people who walk down the pavements (sidewalk for the Americans) glued to their mobile phone??   I am so tired of these people who have no consideration for others walking towards them.   Now I am refusing to move out of their way.   Videos on Youtube show people walking into fountains and falling into rivers because they are fixated on their mobile phone.  They deserve it.   Almost as bad as those who text whilst driving.  Perhaps there is an app for people like these……..

Two photos from the Norwegian coastal town of Alesund.  This town was destroyed by fire in 1904, and was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style.  This means that most of the buildings in the centre date from 1904 to 1907 and share the same style.  Around 45 000 people live here, with fishing, tourism and a small oil-support industry being the main occupations.  The first photo was taken at the top of the 488 steps which lead up from the town to the viewpoint.

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wordpress-riverside-finaland another photo from the archives….riverside in the Paraguayian capital of Asuncion

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Last light of the day….peace and tranquility

Thought for the day…”  You are never too old to feel young”    ” Life is not a rehersal, it is the real thing”.

Rather nice story in the news on the BBC (and a good news one too) about a runner in Portsmouth, England who used a running app and GPS to propose to his girlfriend.     He used a running app to track his route, which spelt out the words “will you marry me” as a way of proposing to his girlfriend.     After posting the route online, his girlfriend said yes.     A novel way to propose !!

Peace and tranquility for the photo today….last light of the day in a small bay on Pralin, Seychelles.   Just a lone fisherman and the breeze, captured with the Fuji X-E1 and a 50-200m lens.  A good photo needs good light, and both these photos had it.   The high quality of the Fuji lens also made these photos.

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Photo of the Day Tuesday 11th June 2013 – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day..” I am the author of my life.  Unfortunately, I am writing in pen and I cannot erase my mistakes”.

” Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many”.

Did you see the article in the news from NBC that Domino’s Pizzas are testing the use of drones to deliver pizzas.  Apparently, they are trialling a drone that has 8 propellors, called a Domicopter, that can carry 2 pizzas from shop to customer.   So far, Dominos have been impressed by the trials, and the speed at which the drones can deliver the pizzas.  How long will it be before robots are also delivering the mail?   Another story in the news that caught my eye was the story about HAI, or healthcare acquired infection.   Apparently, in the US, 1 in every 20 people admitted to a hospital will catch an infecton, or HAI.   Trials are now being carried out in the US of a special bracelet (called intelligentM ) which can monitor when/if healthcare staff wash their hands, and if they do it for long enough.   Using RFID, the bracelet can then record handwashing, and also upload information to let other staff monitor handwashing.   And according to the British newspaper Daily Mail, your computer keyboard is 5 times dirtier than your toilet seat.  This can lead to ‘qwerty tummy’.  A survey by ‘Which’ found that 1 in 10 of all people never clean their keyboards, which accounts for the millions of bacteria growing on them.  So keep the hand sanitizer ready !

New Zealand for the photo today and a photo from one of the few roads that goes through the Southern Alps.  Taken from the road between Makaroroa and Haast on a beautiful summers day.  In a few kilometres from where the photo was taken, the road will reach the highest point, 564m above sea level.    Haast Pass got its name from the 19th century explorer, Julius von Haast.

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Photo of the Day Monday 9th July – again not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel in Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” Good judgment comes from bad experience…and most of that comes from bad judgment. “

Would you believe that two days ago whilst in a shop, I heard them playing CHRISTMAS music?    It is July, not December.   I saw Christmas things being sold during June, but two days ago, there was the CHRISTMAS music.   Is it not CRAZY to start playing the music in July, or am I losing the plot?

Today’s photo comes from the centre of Switzerland and from Interlaken.  Nice, peaceful shot of the riverside, showing the river that flows through the town and that links the two lakes (hence the name of the town, Interlaken or between the lakes).   Wonderful place for a holiday with so much to see and do there, so well worth a visit if you are in the area.   The photo was taken in September, with some good autumn light.