I’ve watched this movie a few times now. Not sure if it’s because I like the idea of solitude on a Lighthouse or because of the fantastic performances. Anyway, well worth a watch…
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
Ada McGrath: What a death! What a chance! What a surprise! My will has chosen life! Still it has had me spooked and many others besides!
Christopher McCandless: Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.
Into The Wild
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.” – Christopher McCandless
Into The Wild
“The more you live in the present moment the more the fear of death disappears”
George Orwell – 1984
Andrew Chaiken – A Man On The Moon – The Voyages Of The Apollo Astronauts
Ant Middleton – The Fear Bubble
Douglas Murray – The Strange Death Of Europe
Douglas Murray – The Madness Of Crowds
Charles Bukowski – Ham On Rye
Charles Bukowski – Factotum
Charles Bukowski – Post Office
Charles Bukowski – Women
Viktor E. Frankl – Man’s Search For Meaning
Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth
Napoleon Hill – Think And Grow Rich
Richard Carlson – Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer – The Power Of Intention
Eckhart Tolle – The Power Of Now
Esther and Jerry Hicks – Ask And It Is Given
Stopped shooting weddings in 2013. A friend asked me if I’d photograph his. Given I’d known him for 30 years with some trepidation I agreed…
Found this in my loft. Used it years ago when I photographed weddings on film, remember that?
It’s a Pro 4 filter holder for those that were not sure what it was. No need for it now in the digital age…
Photographed a different Becky recently…
Plus I used to photograph some ‘alt’ stuff – love to do that again…
So, if anyone is interested in modelling, give me a shout, I don’t bite…(well, not too hard…)
I’ve not blogged, kept my web site up to date or done anything significant for absolutely ages…think it’s an age thing….I’ll reboot myself starting Monday…
Had some great shoots with Becky recently…
Can’t wait to do some more…
She’s very easy to photograph and doesn’t need much direction…
I keep a list of Maxims that motivate or guide me…
Maintain the highest standards of self discipline in all aspects of daily life
Preparation is the key to success !
Perserverence, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination, Excitement.
Engage in the never ending pursuit of excellence
What is it today that tomorrow I will wish I had done yesterday ?
As a man thinketh, then so shall he be
The road to Nirvana is not big and safe, but narrow and steep, but if you walk only on sunny days, you’ll never reach your destination
A balanced life takes discipline
Make the best of what you’ve got, where you are, now
Good timber does not grow with ease, the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees
The meeting of preparation with opportunity produces the offspring we call luck
For every disciplined effort there is multiple reward
Whether you believe you can do something, or believe you can’t … you’re right !
Use it or lose it
Failure is not defeat, just a little more experience
It is a foolish man who professess to be wise
Train hard … fight easy
The only people without problems are those in graves.
Discover a journey, travel it … for this is all that there is
Action dispels fear…
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. If what you are doing is not working, do something else.
If you don’t have problems, you will never be the person who overcame them.
“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”
“The strangest secret in the world is that you become what you think about.”
“Success is a matter of a few simple disciplines, practiced every day. Failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.”
“To change one’s life:
Do it flamboyantly.
“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
-Fr. Alfred D’Souza
“If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.” Don Ward
“You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” – Wayne Dyer
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy
“Everything we experience—no matter how unpleasant—comes into our lives to teach us something.” — Iyanla Vanzant
“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” Thomas Edison
Calm, confident, never hesitate
It was only last July that I vowed to never ever visit Skye again…see here why…
I knew my lovers tiff wouldn’t last long…and on the 5th May 2017 I made my way back!
My alarm was set for 0500 hrs. however, on account of the excitement I awoke at 0448 hrs. I showered, packed the car, picked up some provisions from my local Asda, picked up my companion for the trip and set off.
The first stop, as is usual for me on these trips, was Inveruglas…a Red Bull, pie and packet of crisps later I was ready for the next stage to The Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge.
After a brief walk around it was back in the car to the next stop…the car park at Dornie…
Next stop, the campsite at Glenbrittle! We pitched our tents, had a brew (or a cider 😉 ) then had a walk on the beach…
After a couple (ahem) of ciders it was bed time.
On the Saturday we walked up to the Loch an Fhir-bhallaich near The Coire Lagan…details of the walk are here…
It was a wonderful sunny day and the views were glorious.
After we descended we just chilled around the campsite, reading or simply taking in the atmosphere…
On the Sunday we broke camp, drove to The Sligachan Campsite and set up camp there.
We rested a while, then I met a good friend of mine in Seumus’ Bar
We have a pint (ahem) of Guinness then it was time to say our goodbyes…for now.
Sunday evening was quite windy…however, when the wind died down I popped out to take a couple of hand held shots of the sunset…
The next morning, we got up early and left for home by 0710 hrs.
I’ll be back Skye!
Skye images here…