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08
August

I was commenting in a photography blog earlier in response to the question, “is an Artist born?” I think it’s quite a nuanced answer. Some of the conversation mirrored what I seem to be hearing a lot today: that creatives are artists. I am of the opinion that there’s a difference between being creative and […]

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July

As is so often the case with the significant and profound relationships or events in a life, the conception is difficult to identify with certainty. The instant in time where Steve first entered my life is lost to my memory now because the impact that he had on my life has been so profound and […]

Lately I’ve been experiencing a renewed motivation in my photography. Much of this is with the encouragement and support of an artist friend for which I’m very grateful. She’s encouraging some collaborative projects and regularly suggesting trips and subject matter that she thinks will inspire me to create more works. Much of her work has […]

If I was to sum up the year that’s pretty much now past, I’d have to say it’s not been the best of years for me. That said, it’s certainly not been the worst of years, it would have had to be a total train wreck for me to think that of it. There have […]

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December

I’ve at least got the glimmerings of hope that the New Year may not be as hard as this outgoing year has been. There’s not necessarily anything earth shattering that’s happened over the last week to make me feel this way that I can pinpoint. Christmas was uneventful, but not unpleasant, and that’s about the […]

01
December

Well I can barely credit it being December now. It’s not so long ago I was still getting organised for my NZ South Island trip! There’s been quite a bit happen over the year I guess, but unfortunately it looks like I’m seeing the year out with out any supplementary work to assist me. I’ve […]

16
November

Confirmed a weekend down in Geelong for a coming weekend prior to Christmas. Some Photography & gaming.

13
November

I honestly have done nothing but research on the internet, chat and watched a few youtube videos today. I won’t feel guilty about it either.

30
October

Interesting Weekend’s research into some of the finer points of photography, and some board gaming.

26
October

Certification…

Written by m0rg0th. No comments Posted in: Photography, Tech

I’ve had to renew all my web server certificates for at least two of my domains and install them. It’s been and all morning effort. Seems to be problem free. I wouldn’t say it was cash free unfortunately! Also had some preliminary discussions with my Accountant about a possible option to stretch out how long […]

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October

Research Day…

Written by m0rg0th. No comments Posted in: Creative Writing, Games, Photography

Today was mostly Photography research and some writing. Supplemented with much “youtube”.

08
October

Nary a Breeze…

Written by m0rg0th. No comments Posted in: General, Macro, Photography, Tech

I must have been more tired than I realised, as I slept in until after 07:00 this morning, so getting to the Grampians at a reasonable time didn’t really happen. Shot a text to Tony apologising, thinking that if the Weather isn’t as bad as they are predicting, I should get there on Sunday instead. […]

07
October

Small Steps Ahead…

Written by m0rg0th. No comments Posted in: General, Health, Photography, Work

So it seems that I must have been reasonably successful during the Assessment Session and have been invited to an Interview next week. Interestingly I don’t feel much pressure for that after yesterday’s session. I’m also planning a Trip to the Grampians to catch up with Tony & Bec on Saturday.

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September

Well yes I did miss yesterday, but mainly because the post was still draft. So the following is what was going to be yesterday’s post. Work on the first short piece of writing has started, with a basic plan of the parameters of the story. This one will have a Cthulhu Mythos flavour to it. […]

While I’ve still got energy to move (emotionally and physically) I’ve decided to cross another goal off my list of artistic endeavours I’ve always wanted to do. I’m going to write some short stories and publish them. Self publishing is a real option these days, and I guess while I can still afford internet I’d […]

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September

I must say I’ve been struggling the last few weeks. It seems the constant Black to Red to Red to Black to Red to Red to Red to Black etc of the finances since losing the last lot of part time work has been wearing me down. I’ve noticed quite a few things slipping, and […]

20
August

Well so far I’ve managed to move forward with some short-term goals and score some points. I’ve upgraded all my blogs, uploaded some fresh stock to both my Etsy Store & Shards of Arcadia. There’s also been a bit of background maintenance too for my blogs, fixing a couple of problems highlighted by the last […]

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August

Serendipity…

Written by m0rg0th. No comments Posted in: Depression, Goals, Health, Photography

The question of striving towards Serendipity came to the forefront the other day while listening to a couple of podcasts. It occurred to me that my Depression works against Serendipity completely. I’ve noticed since my last job finished some weeks ago, that Depression is trying to assert itself again. Currently my sleeping pattern is smashed […]

03
June

Well here it is, next to the last day in NZ. I’ve been a little moody today, most likely due to the fact I’ve got mixed feelings about leaving, but miss the Furbags and would like a night in a comfortable bed. My Van isn’t the most comfortable, but it’s been all I have for […]

*Note that this post was meant to have been posted on the 11th May. Well here it begins, my first international shoot. At 05:20 I have embarked on my first Photography Shoot overseas. Admittedly it’s New Zealand so not as exotic as some destinations, but it’s a huge start for me. I have to say […]

Well I’ve been very quiet online lately, but don’t take that for sitting in a bottomless pit of Depression. Take it more as a sign I’m busy. I’ve been working hard on consolidation regular work back into my lifestyle, as it’s easy to fall out of the habit when you’ve been off work for a […]

I feel at this stage that I’ve made a definite shift that seems to be solidifying into a higher level of satisfaction with life again. The effects of my Depression are diminishing slowly but surely. Even to the point where I’m seriously contemplating a program of coming off the Anti-Depressants. I’ll be discussing this with […]

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January

Sometimes it’s good for you to hear from somebody else that “Life is Good!” So, Life is Very Good at the moment for me. I’d say I’m feeling the best I’ve felt in three years. I’m enjoying work, enjoying my photography, enjoying my life in general. I’m planning for the future. I’m grateful for Friends […]

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January

Goodbye Major Tom…

Written by m0rg0th. No comments Posted in: Art, Film, Music, Photography, Theatre

The Entertainment Industry has lost a extremely talented person today with the death of David Bowie. I wish his essence the best of journeys.

Well as the year closes, it’s clear that although I’ve made fantastic progress with rising above my Depression, there’s still work to be done. Work has been difficult to get back into consistently with a combination of physical and psychological hurdles to overcome. Hopefully the New Year gives me a fresh start there. The damage […]