a place in the world

Date archives July 2007

Writing

So much to learn, indeed

* BE MORE AGGRESSIVE
* GET MORE INVOLVED (TALK TO PEOPLE)
* STAY WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER (BE PATIENT)
* TAKE SIMPLER PICTURES
* SEE IF EVERYTHING IN BACKGROUND RELATES TO SUBJECT MATTER
* VARY COMPOSITIONS AND ANGLES MORE
* BE MORE AWARE OF COMPOSITION
* DON’T TAKE BORING PICTURES
* GET IN CLOSER (USE 50mm LESS)
* WATCH CAMERA SHAKE (shoot 250sec or above)
* DON’T SHOOT TOO MUCH
* NOT ALL AT EYE LEVEL

– from the notes of Tony Ray-Jones

Life / Writing

My Two Cents

I can’t begin to imagine how painful it is for the affected people right now.  I can’t understand where the deep hate is coming from. Surely it mustn’t be that bad– look at the world, a lot of people are worst off. The company has provided you a lot of opportunities too. Admittedly there are problems in the system and that has been evident in the number of resignations. But it’s unfair that all the burden and the blame is on one person.

It’s simple, really. If gets so bad that you can’t stand it– leave, move on, be happy in another place. If you can’t stand it and you’re still here, making anonymous cheap shots because “it’s all you can do”, then what does that make you? You have the power to get yourself out of the hellhole that is your working life, unless your cowardice or ineptitude prevents you from doing so.

Slovak Republic

New Bridge


What a lovely night. Took a walk by the Danube riverbank, we wanted to span all three bridges, but we got lost on the way to Bridge Apollo… walked and walked until our legs hurt. Capped off the night with half a pint of pivo fresh from the tap, and some vino biele. It’s enough to give me a buzz that would make for delicious sleep. Dobrú noc!

Writing

Hot Hot Heat

There’s a heat wave in Central & Southeastern Europe, and for some reason this causes the power to go off at the office by mid-morning. This is the second day that we were sent home early. To compensate for the unproductive hours we are required to come in at 7am, and on the weekend. 😐