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An HDR Experiment

This is an experiment with a camera on a phone (Samsung Galaxy S4) and editing the photos using Snapseed on the same phone.

All photo’s ©Paul S Allen 2013

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Scool Bus Shelter #CentralOtago

The Dining RoomA walk by the water.City Mechanical Repairs. #Dunedin #blueFirst Church, Dunedin.  #dunnerstunnerScool Bus Shelter #CentralOtagoOld Hospital Wing
The Garage (2)The Nurses HomeThe GarageDown the PathThe Watchmaker, NasebyNaseby Forest
The Hospital Wing

First Church, Dunedin.  #dunnerstunnerHDR, a set on Flickr.

Abstraction

Green

GreenThe Unknowable LandOut To SeaDown To The BeachCautionSt Clair Street Light

Abstract, a set on Flickr.

Sometimes life is not as clear or defined as you would like it to be but you can still make something interesting out of the result.

Paul S Allen

South Dunedin Street Festival 2012

South Dunedin Street Festival 2012

 

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South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012
South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012South Dunedin Street Festival 2012

South Dunedin Street Festival 2012, Photo’s by Paul S Allen a set on Flickr.

Photos and Lion Dance video from the amazing South Dunedin Street Festival 3 November 2012.

Celebrating all things South Dunedin.

I am so Proud To Be South D today, it has been a pleasure (and hard work) to put this day on, but I am sure you will all agree it was worth it, even in the cold and occasional hail.

Same again next year.

Paul S Allen
South Dunedin Voice

I am no superman

Over the last few weeks I have had my usually busy life curtailed by an injury.

I have had to have my leg elevated and take medication that has left me with a foggy brain.

The world has continued to turn, the social structure of the community has held together and all without me. This is a good thing, other people have had to step up and take control for some things and I have just had to step down from others.

This process has helped me re-evaluate certain priorities in my life and consider how much time I spend on projects.  Yes I have watched a lot of TV in this time, but thankfully the London Olympics has been on and I have been inspired by the single focus and dedication of the athletes. These athletes have sacrificed much to attempt to achieve personal bests and Olympic glory.

If I am to achieve success in community development or for particular causes I need to prioritize involvement’s. This will mean I will have to relinquish some commitments. This does not mean I am not concerned with the causes I let go, it means that I am deciding to focus on areas that I can make the biggest difference.

I have always been a busy person, but my body is not keeping up with my mind. Perhaps my badly sprained ankle with torn ligaments and chipped bone has been a blessing and a warning. It has forced me to rest and to slow down. It has made me realise that I am no superman, I cannot be strong all the time and I need to focus more.

Sometimes it is right and proper to re-evaluate life and it priorities. To step down requires a determination to overcome ego and self-importance, to concentrate on what is important not what is urgent.

Sometimes the squeaky wheel needs to remain squeaky, sometimes things need to be done by other people.

By holding on tightly to leadership or other roles you actually hinder the cause you are trying to help and from others that need to take over and lead it to the next level.

So what next? Time to workout where to focus, to develop skills and talents that I can pass onto others.

I am moving up not moving out; I am focusing not getting busier; I am getting values and priorities in order not just being driven by “good” causes.

When was the last time you re-evaluated your priorities? Why not take a few moments and make sure you are on the right road and make some changes if you need to.

Paul S Allen

Change is Inevitable

What would you change?

It is within the capacity of us all of to influence the part of the world we live in.

I love this video from  Kat Edmonson – Be The Change. 

Now don’t just talk about what you would like to change; work on a plan to influence the change then implement it.

Paul S Allen

Change is Inevitable

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