'LIGHT CURVES' - My Blog!

Intro...

Hello...as I welcome myself to the brave new world - of tweeting, instagramming and, of course, BLOGGING!

LIGHT CURVES seemed an intriguing sort of title for a photographer to use, whose medium is light, and it amused me to think that if I went for a world-record long exposure I might actually take a snap of the back of my camera! And to think that if you looked 'out there' for long enough you'd one day see the back of your head! No fear of that - the front's bad enough without waiting to see the back!

Some might say I'm complicated, but I would say I'm a simple kind of person in a world that moves far too fast for me and seems to be accelerating! I get the impression that mankind is caught-up reaping the fruits of what it has sown - picked up and chasing around inside the frenzied activities of a whirlwind, just waiting to be unceremoniously spewed out before the inevitable bump, back down to earth again!

However, I am 'reassuringly' told from every quarter, including close and trusted friends, that I MUST do these things - tweet, instagram, blog...., if I am to progress and succeed in my business aims! So, here I go - and, harking back to a previous point, no looking back for too long just in case I see myself approaching! Mind you, Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back!

Hmmmm! business aims? I don't really like to think about them as business aims. I might be passionate about some things, but I'm not some depserado goal-seeking 'driven' person in the sense needed for corporate ladder-climbing and social ranking. I've spent enough time commuting in recent years (literally the equivalent of twentyeight twentyfour-hour days per year...like sitting on a train for the whole of February!) and, IMHO, have, with few exceptions, probably worked for some of the devil's own organisations to realise that, at least for me, life is much better lived as a holistic, continuum of varied activities with me as boss. Ha!..."let the train take the strain", indeed! Time to use my brain, lighten-up and follow my heart!

I have vaguer aims and notions that unfold through the meanderings and byways of life. To me this way is far more interesting and yields up things and personalities of lasting value. I recently spoke to a fellow photographer and asked him "what about your business plan?" He responded "I have a sort of idea that I carry about in my head, which changes from time to time." My sort of bloke!

I will admit, though, that all this chasing around, world in a tizz, advancement in technology and so on has undeniably produced some very good things, without which I might not be enjoying the computer and camera that I use!

Who Am I?

Always a good question and one that many of us try to nail down without much success, partly, I think, because life and our situations are constantly changing. Am I a robust character who influences my environment and those around me? Am I a limp lettuce? Am I a cork bobbing on the ocean only to be carried here and there by the prevailing currents and wind? - at least I'd be afloat! I reckon I'm somewhere in the middle of that triangle.

A friend of my once said to me "growing old is mandatory; growing-up is optional". So true! It was Elihu, son of Barakel the Buzite who said, in effect, "with age comes wisdom". I say, so long as you don't measure my wisdom by my wrinkles, you'll be fine! 

So, by way of quick summary:

  • I'm a non-blokish bloke, stuck at the age of about 38. That's fine, but I've been saying that for a few years!
  • Married, I live in Cambridge, UK and have three daughters and a couple of cats - Millie and Louis
  • I've had a pretty chequered career history going in all sorts of totally unplanned and largely exceedingly boring and unfulfilling directions! 
  • I love all kinds of music from early music, to heavy rock, blues and jazz and play flute and sax
  • I love the outdoors and have lapsed sub-aqua and pilot's licences!
  • Half-full or half-empty....the glass is the wrong size!
  • I read about one book a year...I probaly write more than I read!
  • I AM a PHOTOGRAPHER and this is where my passion for a long time has lain, and I hope that now is my 'moment'!

So, What Am I Blogging About?

Well, if you think it should be about photography you'd be incorrrect and correct. It'll be about me, this and that, and all the things that float by as I swim variously with and against the times and tides of life....including PHOTOGRAPHY! 

I don't expect to a prolific blogger, but as and when the mood takes and time permits...

Immediately BELOW is my most RECENT Blog.......

"I'm Quitting....!"

July 31, 2014
"I'm Quitting....!" Just the sort of words to make most people sit up and pay attention! They're decisive. They're intentional. But, thankfully, THEY ARE NOT MY WORDS!...
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