Jimmy - Canon G5

2004-10-13: Park bench, taken with a canon G5, post-processed and cropped in photoshop. Going for that medium format look I'll soon get from the real thing. Anyone have any suggestions to take my mind of the depressing state of the world? It's actually overtaken work issues as the biggest stress in my life.

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  • wendy

    when i'm depressed over matters of this world...i look at photoblogs like yours to cheer me up. there is just so much beauty in the world thats been captured by people like you...that makes life..well...bearable. :)

    2004-10-13

  • slavko

    Try alcohol ;)

    2004-10-13

  • Nathan

    Not sure if this helps, but I play counter strike (a computer game) when i get stressed. I guess thats a bit different than depressed. The only thing i recall being depressed from is winter. I'd say take a vacation south!

    2004-10-13

  • Go

    Lovely colors!

    The 124G arrived? Cool! If yours doesn't come with a hood, try to get one. It helps. Have fun! Let me know if I can be any help.

    I agree with Wendy. Shoot more, Miles. ;-)

    2004-10-13

  • Go

    Hmm... slavko's suggestion works for me too. :-)

    2004-10-13

  • mario

    No, no, stay away from alcohol..people tend to resort it later even when not stressed :)
    I'm usually not concerned about "the depressing state of the world", but anyway, don't sit at home either, go out and shoot some new stuff..try casting a new light at all the bad things in the world..if you see a hobo, see his smile, if you see i tired man going from work, see his home and family his going to..there's a saying "Every medal has two sides."

    Cheer up! :)

    2004-10-14

  • mario

    Crap, I forgot to comment the picture, and that's why I entered comments :)

    What I like is the vertical part of the bench (Murphy's part:) which has that captured-from-TV texture, and the blurry green grass together with brown pathway full of yellow leaves..it all fits so well together!

    2004-10-14

  • mario

    Crap, I forgot to comment the picture, and that's why I entered comments :)

    What I like is the vertical part of the bench (Murphy's part:) which has that captured-from-TV texture, and the blurry green grass together with brown pathway full of yellow leaves..it all fits so well together!

    2004-10-14

  • kendall

    Avoid CNN - life gets so much simpler then. :)

    2004-10-14

  • lala

    Turn off the TV and don't read the newspaper for a while. They never publish the good stories. I felt the same way after the hostage taking in Russia. It changed my perspective on the world.

    2004-10-14

  • btezra

    ~two things work for me to take my mind off of all the b.s. going on, I either take a road trip or go out and buy a new photo 'toy'...~

    2004-10-14

  • miles

    hehe, thanks for the suggestions. I was just reading about how an italian government minister is saying the EU is dominated by "queers". Sigh. I should definitely stop reading the paper.

    I need to find a beach somewhere.

    2004-10-14

  • smook

    i bet spain has some nice beaches. meet you there?

    2004-10-14

  • Mike

    Why are you depressed? You lose a job?

    2004-10-15

  • Emily

    miles, there is somethign so profound about this, something touching... i think it's the quality of the light and shadows. there's a story in this.

    2004-10-16

  • dan3750

    I have just discovered the photoblog, and really love it. You photobloggers give us hope, show us the beauty in the world around us, make the internet more humanistic and aesthetic. I understand where you are coming from when you say the situation in the world is so depressing, I think you should take solace in the fact that you are serving to couteract the depressing state of affairs by feely showing us the beauty that is around us. Thank you.

    2004-10-16

  • miles

    smook: sure man, we'll get some vodka and live in a tent.
    mike: can't say I'm really depressed, more stressed. Job's fine but the world's a bit askew.
    emily: thanks! I really like the light here too, this image was taken at the same time as the next one. I love that late afternoon warm fuzzy light.
    dan: thanks a lot, it's nice to think that photobloggers maybe be adding something that at least provides some relief.

    there was some relief yesterday when the judiciary in zimbabwe proved it isn't in mugabe's grip.

    2004-10-16