“Whatever controls us is our lord. The person who seeks power is controlled by power. The person who seeks acceptance is controlled by acceptance. We do not control ourselves. We are controlled by the lord of our lives.” ― Rebecca Manley Pippert, Out of the Saltshaker and Into the World
“Idol Hope”, Nikon D800, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/125 sec., 78mm Click the image to view larger size.
A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment. — Frances Burney
Taking advantage of the D800’s exceptional ability to handle high ISO captures, I went out to Kissimmee’s Old Town a couple of evenings ago with the goal of doing some natural light night photography. Crossing a street, I noticed an interesting contrast of light and shadow within the scene before me. I quickly dropped down on one knee and snagged this shot before the opportunity was gone. You have to take a shot when you see it; otherwise, that moment – that exact image – will be forever lost.
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“Curbed Ambition” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 4000, f/4.0 at 1/60 sec., 85 mm
From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night
Good Lord, deliver us! — Scottish Prayer, The Cornish and West Country Litany, 1926 (though likely much earlier in origin)
“It Bumped in the Night” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/4 at 1/640 sec., 31 mm
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“We’re in something together. If this is who you are, you challenge people to be in all the way, and you explain what that means. Then you have to show them that you’re in all the way. That’s just how it is.”
– Bob Bradley
Public urinals are much like restaurant servers: rarely available when you need them. Yesterday at the beach, I stood in line waiting my turn to enter the restroom in front of a young boy – I’m guessing he was 8 or 9 – who was giving it all he had to be patient. He’d apparently waited too long to find the restrooms. The discomfort he felt was demonstrated not only in the distressed contortions that seized his face, but in the odd, birdlike dance he was engaged in. Clearly, he faced a challenge and was in all the way. As the door at last opened and a cloud of foul, hair-curling air followed the previous patron from the confines of the small public facility, I suddenly felt great compassion for the boy and urged him to go on and take his turn ahead of me.
“Urinal The Way” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/4.0 at 1/20 sec., 16 mm
“A farmer who had a quarrelsome family called his sons and told them to lay a bunch of sticks before him. Then, after laying the sticks parallel to one another and binding them, he challenged his sons, one after one, to pick up the bundle and break it. They all tried, but in vain. Then, untying the bundle, he gave them the sticks to break one by one. This they did with the greatest ease. Then said the father, Thus, my sons, as long as you remain united, you are a match for anything, but differ and separate, and you are undone.” – Aesop
“Concrete Parallels” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/4 at 1/20 sec., 16 mm
“When all is said and done, you are part of me. That’s the way it was meant to be. People are brought together for a reason, everything happens for a reason. I believe the reason that you and me were brought together was because we complete one another. We fill in each other’s missing spots with love. And if someday God decides to tear us apart, I trust that there is a reason. Cause if there is a reason for love, there is a reason for life beyond it.”
– Author unknown
“A Spot of The Blues” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/3.3 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm