What I learned from the Fear of Abseiling

Yesterday I went abseiling to raise awareness for The David Martin Foundation, an organisation that supports young people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Well I tried to anyway. As I stood on the edge the building, 33 stories and 135 metres high, overlooking Sydney’s Darling Harbour on a stunningly beautiful day, fear took over and I froze. I was incredibly disappointed as I’d been looking forward to the abseil, not just because of the great cause it was in aid of, but because of the challenge it presented. To crawl back over the railing defeated was a little heart … Continue reading What I learned from the Fear of Abseiling

The Bucket List and other life essentials

“ (pointing at altimeter) We’re at 3000 ft now” “(thumbs up) Great!… How high are we going?” “14000 ft” “Oh, cool” internal monologue and nervous laughter… “aaauummm… 11000 ft higher?! So, um, we’re pretty fuckin high already…”   Goals, dreams, wunderlust – whatever you want to call it – we should all have things we want to do. The Bucket List. A safari on the Serengeti, overcoming the fear of public speaking, diving with great whites, writing a book, learning to make the perfect pasta by hand, running naked in a rainstorm, solving a rubiks cube without pulling it apart … Continue reading The Bucket List and other life essentials

External link to Six Flags Amusement Park, New Orleans

Six Flags Amusement Park, New Orleans

Six Flags Amusement Park, New Orleans

Retronaut is one of my favourite sites. It explores the past, the obscure, the unusual, the abandoned, the quirky and the forgotten and is a fascinating place to explore. http://www.retronaut.co/

It’s like traversing time, space and parallel universes (without even needing a Tardis)

Being a fan of amusements parks (which i never get to) and photography with an edge, i love this this slighty creepy set from the now closed and abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans.

 

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642: 2 boxers or briefs

Howdy Toasters, 642 things to write about…. adventure #2 To buldge or not to buldge.. that is the question It’s a hard choice us boys have to face when it comes what we pack our fun loving fellas in. You have to be nice to them as you know.. right position, right temperature, right (or left) side, right colour, right style… and most importantly the right balance between looking like you’re packing a chunky lunchbox and obscenely outlining everything for all to see. Traditionally there’s the boxers or briefs debate. Should we be bundled in comfortable support with just that right amount … Continue reading 642: 2 boxers or briefs

Originally posted on Films etc.:
I’ve often wondered how and why my interests developed as they did. I grew up on a small farm in Iowa in the 50s, and experienced all that went with that. So maybe it’s odd – or maybe it makes perfect sense – that from an early age, as early as I can remember, I was totally in love with science fiction and horror (monsters!) via all their delivery systems; i.e.  books, magazines, comics, TV, and movies. Mainly movies, probably because films are so immediate. I was an only child, and with no kids in… Continue reading

Originally posted on The Daily Bubble Tea:
Going Up [1 of 30] In early March, I challenged myself to photograph a jump a day for thirty days. I made my challenge public to anyone who would listen and even did some brainstorming with others about possible jump locations. After a clearing up of the weather that conveniently coincided with a much needed haircut in mid-March, I was ready to begin my project. I’ve done two jump photographs prior to this series: one at Formosa Boulevard Station in Kaohsiung and one in front of some plum blossoms in Fengguidou. I also… Continue reading