Broken

We all are broken. Broken in various degrees. Traumatized in different levels. But we all are survivors. Lucky to be alive. Be GRATEFUL.

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Day 20

“Too much self-centered thinking is the source of suffering. A compassionate concern for others’ well-being is the source of happiness,”- Dalai Llama

Day 9

So many of the causes of suffering come from our reacting to the people, places, things, and circumstances in our lives, rather than accepting them.

When we react, we stay locked in judgment and criticism, anxiety and despair, even denial and addiction. It is impossible to experience joy when we are stuck this way. Acceptance is the sword that cuts through all of this resistance, allowing us to relax, to see clearly, and to respond appropriately. – Book of Joy

Dog portraiture: Versatility of X100f

The X100f’s versatility really amazes me. It’s leaf shutter is really useful with playing with strobes. You gain the ability to cut the ambient light/ background light to black.

Setup:

With softbox (sb900) at 1/8 of power. About 1 feet away from the subject. X100f at f8 ss1000 and iso200. That’s all you need. No black muslin cloth needed to cut out the ugly clinic setting.

Only problem I have is focusing. If the dog is active it’s a pain in the ass. I’ll try manual focusing next time.

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X100f with Yongnuo RF 603 II

When I got the Yongnuo Rf603 ii I immediately tried to sync my old sb-900 with my x100f. 3 hours later I still haven’t figured out how to sync them. “Screw it. Maybe this RF603 II is busted.”  So I returned to the store to return the transceiver. Lo and behold it just turned out that i’m a big idiot. ha! No surprise there. I just needed to turn turn the built in flash off.

FLASH SETTING- Built-In Flash- OFF

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First try. Playing with flash will be fun.

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Caged

When I was younger I always dreamed of having exotic large cats (tigers) and birds of prey as pets. It was the lure of watching to many cartoons where the animals seem to love to have a friend human being.

A few year fast forward, after graduating from Veterinary Medicine and opening my eye to the politicking that’s rampant even in animal shelters, conservation groups and even zoo, I now finally see. Animal suffer because of people’s greed, at least here in our 3rd world country.

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Heartbreaking.

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