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N 27 B 856 C 23 E Nov 30, -1 F Apr 12, 2024
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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

Wendy Mass (born 1967), a children's writer, wrote a memorable line in her book "The Candymakers": "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about." It is a timely reminder in a world filled with problems at the moment. Your life might be going fine, but someone you know struggles to put food on the table each week, is failing to cope with the pressures of life, or has just lost someone very dear to them. Very often they will try to keep these struggles to themselves, making the problem even more difficult at times. We talk about the need for empathy, but really what we need to be is more fully human, decent and caring.

The genesis of this idea came in an amazing music video of Max Richter's "On the Nature of Daylight". The central character here is a woman played by Elizabeth Moss, who is truly outstanding. Watch her face in the last minute of the video as she seems to be enduring an inner torment that finally dissolves her completely. Notice what happens to the focus. And of course that music simply grabs your heart and MAKES you feel her pain. www.youtube.com/watch?v=InyT9Gyoz_o

The Australian singing legend Kamahl asks, "Why are people so unkind?"

So please be kind...

Tags:   Luminosity7 Launceston Tasmania Australia Nikon D850 Video Photo Art Reflection Please Be Kind 'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.' Wendy Mass - American author John's Photo Philosophy

N 9 B 1.0K C 10 E Nov 30, -1 F Apr 4, 2024
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We can't accept the scientific basis of Phrenology anymore (see my previous photo), and yet all the attributes of mind attributed to it by the Phrenologists in the 19th century nonetheless do apply. Coupled with Don McLean's song about life lessons, "Dreidel", it does us well to reflect on where our lives are spinning.

Produced with photographs from the Nikon D850 and edited on VideoPad Video Editor.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Launceston Tasmania Australia Nikon D850 Photo Art Conceptual art Phrenology Bust Spinning Top Life lessons Don McLean, 'Dreidel' Animation Video John's Photo Philosophy

N 35 B 1.1K C 49 E Nov 30, -1 F Apr 3, 2024
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Framing the picture.

All photographs used in this animation were taken with the Nikon D850.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Launceston Tasmania Australia Nikon D850 Colour Animation Digital cut and paste Photo Art The Landscape Photographer (Animation) John's Photo Philosophy

N 24 B 1.6K C 21 E Nov 30, -1 F Mar 16, 2024
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Here is a book I discovered at Déjà vu Books in Hobart. I'm always on the lookout for out of print photobooks, and the work of David Moore is certainly something I admire. I already have a copy of some of his most famous black and white portraits (of which he was an acknowledged master).

David Moore (1927-2003) is best known for his Modernist black and white photographs and photojournalism throughout the world. But as this book will show, he was also a fine exponent of colour photography - especially of the Australian landscape. He was renowned for his photographic eye. davidmoorephotography.com.au/

He began to take photographs as a boy with a Coronet box camera, and his first major influence was when his father gave him a book of Edward Weston photographs. Moore then became a protégé of Max Dupain (1911-1992) and worked out of his studios in Sydney. But in the 1950s he began to travel the world, and this led to an independent career as a distinguished photojournalist. halloffame.melbournepressclub.com/article/david-moore

So let this video introduction to David Moore's book of colour photographs entice you into his world. It is accompanied by the music of a great Australian entertainer, Peter Allen (1944-1992).

I hope you enjoy it.

This video was shot using the Leica D-Lux 7 and compiled on VideoPad Video Editor.

Tags:   Luminosity7 Launceston Tasmania Australia Leica D-Lux 7 Leica Colour Book David Moore Australian Photographer Video David Moore (1927-2003) Photography Notes John's Photo Philosophy

N 21 B 1.3K C 16 E Nov 30, -1 F Feb 17, 2024
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This slideshow is made up of photographs taken with my Nikon D850 and the Nikon F90X shot on Kodak Gold 200 film.

As described in my bookmark introducing this series, Longford is a historic town in Tasmania's rural north. It was established in 1814 (one year before the Battle of Waterloo).

The Road to Longford is a slideshow made up of film and digital photographs that showcase rural northern Tasmania and the historic town of Longford itself. Longford has been a rich town with pastoral interests. Even today the largest business is the Swift meat works that processes some of Tasmania's finest meat from around the island state.

Longford also features the neighbouring Woolmers and Brickendon properties which are among the finest colonial gardens in the Australia. The National Rose Garden is a major attraction, especially during its Rose Festival each November. I will feature these gardens in a separate presentation at a later date.

Every New Year's day the Longford Cup is run for thoroughbreds. This is one of the oldest horse races in Australia (since 1845). This year it was won by a horse called "Sir Simon". www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXvRONk6RLQ

From December 26-31, 2023, Longford hosted the Australian Jazz Convention - claimed to be the oldest running musical event of its kind in the world. I'll show you a few photos of that too, but sadly the Jazz crowd is getting older - much older. Can we revive this wonderful artform?

The Road to Longford features two classic songs by Willie Nelson. "On the Road Again" which keeps a fast pace that fits the flow of images well, and the beautifully melancholic "Always on My Mind".

Enjoy the show!

* After seeing the Longford Motor Racing video you might like to view this virtual reality Tech Sim Lab version of the 1967 race. You'll notice some of the historic features and buildings I photographed are in this simulation in fine detail.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIBNmXjYlfE

Tags:   Luminosity7 Launceston Tasmania Australia Nikon D850 Nikon F90X Slideshow Video Longford The Road to Longford (Slideshow) John's Photo Philosophy


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