Sulijo and I are heading off to Sydney to attend a songwriting conference. We got to the airport in time but the flight was delayed. So to pass the time we turned to the fallback time wasting strategy of having a drink. Choosing the right drink before you fly is critical, as the wrong one will lead to leakage.
I like beer, this is a Universal truth, well at least in my universe. However I pass on the beer and either have a spirit or a Drambuie. The reason is simple, beer fills the bladder and this can lead to a lot of discomfort as you wait to take off.
Next time time you fly choose the drink that loves your bladder and avoid Rookie mistakes and subsequent leakage.
Note I still love beer!
Damien Cripps – High Road Tavern
I mentioned in a previous post I enjoy shooting bands http://kensummers.com.au/2012/05/12/shooting-bands/ and truth be told, not just because there is beer involved. I have found shots can be rather hit or miss due to all the variables involved though one piece of advice I can give is…
Learn the band and the venues they play. If you understand how the band moves and what a venues like you can eliminate some variables. By eliminating the unknown you can focus on getting better shots and framing things ‘just right’
The shots attached are what I consider quick and nasty processing on my iPad but they capture the feel I want and they are not too bad. When I look closely at them I can already tell they are substantially better than my initial shots of the band. That was before I got a feel for the band, the venue and the amount of beer required to allow me to move about in a salubrious manner.
These photos are of a band called the Damien Cripps Band, which you can go visit at http://www.damiencrippsband.com/
Sue Johnson – Woodvale Tavern
Edit, just added this… I use iPad Snapseed to process… Mike Basham
LIfe is amazing, in that you meet people that can change your life. The drummer in the pic is what I call a gentle soul who is a pleasure to be around. We play Ultimate frisbee and he brings great skill and intensity to the game without being an arsehole.
Often when we look at people we only see what is on the surface, but if we are lucky we get to learn more. I believe I am lucky in meeting this man and I am even luckier as I am learning who he is.
Tonight instead of playing with my iPhone and face booking, tweeting other forms of digital masturbation I just looked up and admired the world.
I only did it for an hour but I got to watch a beautiful sunset move through all the different colors, one that you would struggle to see on an iPad. By watching the world I felt at peace and connected in a way that didn’t involve being liked.
My challenge now is to do so for an hour each day and put down my digital se toy and get back to basics. I challenge you to do the same and just enjoy.
Today was a strange day for me in that when everyone else saw rainbows I only saw clouds. The number of pictures on these colorful frowns on Facebook left me with gloom. I looked and I hopped and all I could see was clouds and grim people rushing to and from various doors in the city.
I wandered down the street a bit getting gloomier and gloomier, impaired by the slow walking oblivious pavement blocking pedestrians. My gloom grew until I spotted an alleyway nestled between two beggars, free of people, rainbows and clouds. In a snap decision i ducked into the alleyWay and began to feel at peace and wondered about it’s history though I soon forget about that. Instead I parked my thoughts and took a photo I had been meaning to capture for a long while.
Still didn’t see a rainbow but I did find my metaphorical pot of gold.