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Slide film memories – Bolivia – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you? ”

“If you want to feel rich, then just count all the things that you have that money cannot buy”.

Saw an amusing story on the internet from Italy, where a cleaner in an art museum has thrown away an ‘art’ display that was meant to be part of an exhibition.  The cleaner in the province of Bari, Italy thought that the ‘artworks’ were actually rubbish left behind by the installers of the exhibition.  According to the BBC news, a similar event occurred in 2001 when cleaners in a London exhibition threw away coffee cups, beer bottle caps and full ashtrays, which were also supposed to be an art ‘display’.    Who can blame these cleaners for throwing away such rubbish?   Surely, overflowing ashtrays and piles of scrap carboard cannot be art?

Off to Bolivia for the photo today and a nice portrait of a local woman weaving.   Those people who remember the days of film, and more especially, slide film, will remember the sort of quality that you could get from Fuji Velvia slide film.  The photo today is actually a scanned slide, but it goes to show that even before the days of 24mp digital cameras, that you could still get some fantastic photos even with film.   The slides were scanned high resolution on a Fuji photo-processing machine, initially as .bmp files, then converted to standard jpeg files.   One of the great thrills of travelling in the days of 35mm film was returning home with a bag of undeveloped films, and having to wait for the postman to return the processed films.     Something that we have lost with instant digital photos.    The day that the postman brought the processed photos was always a BIG highlight.

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Happy moment near Tibet – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day…” Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety”.

”  Do not waste time looking back.  Your eyes are in the front of your head”.

Did you see that alarming story on the internet about the British retail chain, Tesco is planning to use computers to scan the faces of customers filling up with petrol (gas) at its petrol stations, then target them with appropriate advertisements, based on their age, sex and demographic profile?   If successful, it plans to introduce the scanning of faces into supermarkets as well.  Is this not Big Brother in real life?   With the supermarket shopper cards, it already has a massive amount of information about personal buying habits, but the thought that it plans to now scan faces is taking things too far.

On a happier note, here is a photo of a happy trader in China, not far from the border with Tibet.  Something was obviously amusing here, but it captures the moment well.   Good lighting and a long lens helped to catch the shot, which was taken during the weekly market.  A simple, uncluttered background finishes off the photo well.

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