Thursday, May 21, 2009

Feeling sorry for my self.

Have you noticed how things have an annoying habit of always changing? Just when you think you have got it sorted life comes along and shakes you up. I had joked at work after my last period of long term sick that the next one would be in the summer so I could enjoy the weather, queue my bad back and some of the heaviest rain I’ve ever seen. I know that in terms of a life threatening illness or long term disability it does not rate at all high, but it is starting to get me down, just being unable to do what I want when I want to is very depressing.

One of the things I want to work on at the moment is the business side of my photography, with all the uncertainties at work another income stream would be very nice, but as most of the work involves sitting at the computer promoting the work, I find that it is just beyond my capability at the moment. One bright spot is that I’ve just done a test shoot for a local company that makes Retro arcade machines, once the shots are done I will post one, the machines look great and if you are of a certain age (like me) would make a fantastic addition to a games room, just like being back in the pub in the 80’s.

Other changes beyond my control (well they are addictive) are the number of blogs that I read, even thought a number of my favourite blogs have stopped posting or have just vanished (very disconcerting), the number I keep coming back to seems to go up and up. Here are 2 that I found just a few weeks ago, great photo idea but a lot of hard work, Hae Jungs Blog and Lost in Japan.

Photo today was taken on slide film some years ago at Grassmere, it shows Helm Crag (the dark mound just left of centre) and Seat Sandal (just right of centre, with the cloud just hitting the top).

The album reference above got me to this, Tom's Diner (i known it on a different album, but that's how my mind works) Oh and its the proper version.

Now playing: Suzanne Vega - Cracking
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Suburbia said...

Wow, beautiful colours:-) So frustrating for you to have time on your hands but not be able to fill it in the way you want to.

aims said...

Your photos just take me places and often make me weepy for the beauty of them.

Bad backs. Crap. I know of what you speak Brett.

I had mine injected last year. Have you tried that? It hurts like hell - unbelievable pain really. But the results are worth it. I've been able to do more things since and it has lasted quite a long time for me. It doesn't for everyone but there is relief for a while anyway. I even take less painkillers now. When it gets back to the point where I can't stand it anymore - I'll go back for another injection. I can take the pain for the relief.

Anonymous said...

Brett, that's just beautiful! See you soon.

Anonymous said...

I want one of those retro arcade machines!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic shot. Know what you mean about blogs coming and going - where's Polergirl gone ? I'm worried about her !

Cactus Jack Splash said...

That photo is lovely, the colors are so sharp and nice

aims said...

And - I'm worried about Polergirl too Brett. Is she okay? Can you let her know we are worried about her and miss her?

(personally I hope she's kicking doctor's butts at the moment- just saying)

Sandi McBride said...

No wonder you want a business in photography...these are great! I know what you mean about missing bloggers...I refound one, but am still missing another...what's up with blogger!!!

aims said...

Okay - here I am - again. I just went to Polergirl's blog and it has been removed. I tried to find an email for you and couldn't so I'm asking here.

Is everything okay with Polergirl?

Could you let her know I am thinking about her and tell her she could email me via my contact on my blog if she wished?

Thanks Brett. said...

Thank you for the links! :) I know I also haven't updated in a couple months, but I hope to get some new panos up in the near future. You can also see some of our new work at

travelling, but not in love said...

Great photo Brett, as ever. Hope the back sorts itself out (and that the rain clears..)

Anonymous said...

That's such a beautiful photo!

Babooshka said...

That's an incredible view. Speaking of losing blogs I was unable to open this one for months.

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