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Larry E30 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th May 2009Sat 16-Mar-13 08:32 AM
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"Focus,focus,FOCUS,,,as for me..."


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Well,I been quite sick recently,almost died of a bloodclot-not long ago,think I'm getting over real bad hip/leg problem(other leg!...

Just when I was sick - was the first time I wanted to give up photography - and thought I was a jerk for buying and selling so much,and 6++++ P+S's.....

Came out of illness - back into health/photography.!

Things like this can make ya think...what's important!.?
I know the love we be and my daughters and my relationship...

but talking more photography.

NOW KNOW ; I'M NOT NON-NIKON(anti-Nikon),no way.Written in stone for me is ; NIKON CAN'T BE BEAT. (.)

But - laying in my bed,thinking,coming to the Godly reality of photography...
I started ,to finally - boil it down to WHAT.!? What.;all these cameras...wow and good...
I'm practically dead ; and my #1 camera/lens combo is bearly being used.

I started thinking in RAPID FIRE ;do I want to use this camera that camera,this converter ,that set-up...

Each really disserves it's 'own master'.

You-who know me ,may think my Nikon 8400 w/converter.
Some my think the camera I said is most an example of me;Canon SX40HS.

My recent P+S does AWESOME retro.

No,no,no ; my rapid fire brang me to "The camera of MY dreams";
My Panasonic GH1 and 7-14mm.Which ,I might add,;that has FULLY live up to my Unrealistic expecttations.

So really - who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!??.Any importance here at all?

Do you know,if my friends drove me home from the restrant...instead of my mild suggestion ;"let's go to the hospital - even if nothing',;I may have died THAT night and never used

;this beautiful (racehorse) of a camera.Can you imagine what God has in store for me with this camera.

Opra had a lady on TV just a day or two ago ; who saw herself as ....I'll say devine,and behaved with great generosity,beliveving she wealthy;
She became it.she lived it,-she WAS it,is it.

Guess this is a realization for me...

God chopped down a mountain for me(I have this camera and lens)
I haave many another camera and lens too(to maybe derail/distract me)
sowhat...

so what to do ... I believe (.)

With love - to the Nikonian world / Larry

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AUMike Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Feb 2008Sat 16-Mar-13 01:18 PM
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#1. "RE: Focus,focus,FOCUS,,,as for me..."
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Dude, glad you are still with us! Reflection is always a good thing.

Follow doctors orders and enjoy life.

Mike

  

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Larry E30 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th May 2009Sat 16-Mar-13 04:22 PM
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Thanks Mike. The'reflection' hit me last night/this morning in bed(12:30 AM).
Really it was a narrowing down process.

Using - the time I do have to photograph with the camera I most love to;
photograph what I like ...and HOW I like.Interesting subject matter,photographed in a dynamic way....and to boot - with an awesome killer set-up.

Just bearly over being sick...coming out of it(possably a little bi-polor)
...
watched some killer TV yesterday...from Jon Bon Jovi,to a killer(neg.side/to pos.)Dr. Phill,then a househunters international France...I got high on the color doors and streets and shops and restrants...wow...wanted to photograph(with my Panasonic.Then a dubi one...with these giant awesome architecture buildings built on man made Islands...

Oh - yesterday I was missing my Panasonic GH1 -so I broke it out and fiddling with it ...tried all the AF modes...then it wouldn't come out of that AF mode -preventing me from setting other things I wanted to.(Bi-product of WAY too many cameras)then I couldn't get the back screen on view - getting berried in problems...

Struggled for what seemed like an hour.Took it out to lunch with us...took it in the restrant and finally learned how to undo it.

Well - between this camera and what I been through lately(sick,bad hip /leg pain,and that earlier blood clot);it's a sobering expirence...

and for me I think fine tuning...cause I think it's "What we do with a thing."

OK - I would like to travel more...we like to think we are just now getting better.

I'll now be more focused on >GH1/7-14mm even though it's teamed with my Canon SX40HS.I'll use the GH1 alone or...when ever together BOTH OUT HANGING AROUND MY NECK - READY FOR ACTION.
Other cameras and set-up still used on occation.

Don't forget "with me cameras' (that I seem to think I came up with);I'll still try to have a 'with me camera' with me because GH1 IS NOT a carry with me -almost anywhere kinda camera.

So...to be more focused!; to shoot what I like(I like a lot of 'elements of design')photographed creatively

This(or any)set-up is a 'Godly' gift/tool ->PLACED in my hands...

So...this thread doesn't have to be just about me...

how bout you.? What's your Focus,focus,FOCUS ?! / Larry

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Larry E30 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th May 2009Sun 17-Mar-13 11:31 AM
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#3. "RE: Focus,focus,FOCUS,,,as for me..."
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Sun 17-Mar-13 12:01 PM by Larry E30

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Part 2 ;rather than start a new thread.

Bon Jovi,direction, purpose -he used his (ART);

How might I use 'My ART'.!?

I somewhat got my 'photography' purpose a while back...
-when I go somewhere...say ;Peru' ...do a few thousand shots,with compitant equipment,come home, get better ones into a'show'format...then add music;say Peru' panpipe music.;Then maybe show at retirerment living facilities,or give away copies.

Now-partly for health reasons-I got away from this for the last 2+ years.
But,as we start to travel again - it will kick right back in.

Of these last 2+ years Nikonian and Flickr have become my thing.Oh-and mailing out some pics in emails
Oh-so one nice thing I can do is leave my Flickr link for you to enjoy...fun and easy;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/69823464@N03/sets/

So - I get to think...for me; direction? and Purpose?
How may I apply these now?-incorporate them INTO my photography?

I'm thinking -for now - fun and more (ART)in my shots.
...being it's a getting stronger time...
Bobby Fisher wasn't hiding out...he was getting stronger.
I(or we)get some good/possitive /strong (stuff)from movies.!

Fun; to FULLY enjoy - in different ways,use the equipment I love...yes love - it can help inspire to...all you can be.
What's there? What's trying to come through?Can I even exadurate it.
To live it.Be the angles,the depth,and the colors.(Enter) the subject matter.Breath the air-smell the flowers-appreciate all and everything;grattitude.(Elate-ed)

Purpose?Good question.Maybe if some new photographer reads a good post of mine here or there...it be a fun different way of looking at things..
I certainly am enjoying building my Flickr up...and I SAY whoever gos there will enjoy.Enjoy is in it's blood.

Anyway-it has now reached 5 AM (last 2 days been sleeping super little,may be high...part of bi-polor,but under control;meds)

So I guess I can say Happy-good-morning to the Nikonian world.
Larry

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Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007Sun 17-Mar-13 09:24 PM
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Thanks for the link to your Flikr site, Larry. I always enjoy your photos. Take care of yourself!

Randy

  

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Larry E30 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th May 2009Mon 18-Mar-13 05:47 AM
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Thanks Randy.

News all - I had listed my D5100 system here in Nikonian for $1525.00
Just SOLD on the net for $1700.00 free shipping.

It's still only $1500. for me ...ebay gets like 9+ percent.

Good news - for now my leg/hip is better,and I'm about over being sick.

Went out with the GH1/7-14 today/shots in 'Non-Nikon'

Oh....Camera sold in minutes.

Happy night / Larry

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