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Sep 20, 2014
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My health was not good, but we went yesterday.
The crowds are usually pretty big at these events, but this year was incredible. When we got there on Saturday we had to wait at the main entrance for well over an hour because they'd suspended ticket sales due to overcrowding issues.
A convo with another family who had multiday passes revealed it wasn't just the number of visitors causing delays - a few of the celebs and special events were late or cancelled too.

Unfortunately, my health really put a cramp in my photography - got very few pics this year.
Made it through... though still paying for it health wise.
It always takes quite a few days to get over the effects of the triggers I encounter during outing like that.

Personal rants:
Due to my allergies/sensitivities I already end up missing all the vendors close to the food court - but the real killer is all the wandering bombs...  
It's incredible how many went past me with their private Stink shields at maximum stun!!! OMG!!! *Cough, COUGH, COUGH hack choke puke*
Folks, when attending big conventions, do us all a favour, PLEASE DON'T BASTE YOURSELF IN YOUR FAV PERFUME/AFTERSHAVE/BODYSPRAY - You chase all the oxygen outta the aisle you occupy.

Now I really don't like to advertise it & I absolutely hate when I'm in rough a shape that I must, but occasionally I have to use a walker.
Thankfully it's not an everyday thing (yet).  It's not like I don't expect the extra hassle, after all with the huge crowds and some in intricate costumes, it's hard to get around when you're just walking naturally.
Yes, I know everyone is busy trying to get their own stuff done, but it's sad how often the thought must be "They're moving slow - they won't mind if I squeeze by".
One click of 6 that past me & a guy on crutches actually joked about "the show needing a special slow lane to get all the 'speed bump gimps' out of the way".
I was shocked at how many people were willing jump in an elevator ahead of those with mobility issues. Those with baby-strollers I can understand, but it's pathetic when ya see 8 completely healthy folk rush into elevator while those in wheelchairs, walkers and crutches are waiting!
When we were leaving, one woman in a wheelchair had finally had enough & took one group to task (guilting them into vacating the lift & join the throngs on the escalators). 
  • Mood: Suffering
  • Listening to: my tummy making nasty sounds
  • Playing: no
  • Eating: no
  • Drinking: Water


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
An artist, photographer & writer.
My preferred photo subjects are usually at opposite ends of the focal spectrum; Macro and Astrophotography.
Though I enjoy taking landscapes & candid portrait as well.

I've used a Canon 35mm film cam for many years. Then I moved to an advanced digital P&S, the Fuji S602Z.
Now I'm back into SLR arenas with 2 Canon bodies, 5 lenses so far and a host of other equipment to enable me to do some incredible (if I do say so myself) new photo work.

So look around & enjoy!

Please remember though - All the rights are reserved.

As for other interests, wellllll.....
LOL! I have unconventional views of many things from areas of religion and spirituality to the sciences and health. I have disagreements with a considerable amount of what is presented to the general public by the mainstream sciences. It's not the little stuff either, I mean from some of basics to the more exotics of astrophysics.
I find "The Big Bang Theory" as unreal as the characters on the sitcom that shares it's name.
I'm no fan of the BB's add-on, the RedShift Expansion pack either.
I don't support the idea of nuclear stars & suns...
To me the idea of singularities is full of blackholios...
and pulsars and/or neutron stars won't hold together either.

IMHO, there are reasonable alternate scientific explanations for all of them and more.
I am quite willing to discuss any of them with those who are curious - so long as it's in a open & friendly manner. :)

Watching the ads or reading the mininovel of the unwanted side-effects on some the meds and some surgeries. What is your view on Alternative Health care methods? 

72 deviants said Whatever works!! I'll follow my Doctor's directions, but I know they're only human. If there's another way, I'll try it.
17 deviants said No "new age" mumbo-jumbo for me. Pills, needles or surgery, I'll follow my Dr.'s orders. If he/she don't know, I'll go find one that does.
11 deviants said I'll try anything BUT traditional medicine!! IMHO, "What does not kill you, makes ya stronger" is a very poor health philosophy; the natural result is "acceptible losses" from serious or fatal side-effects & complications.

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Clu-art Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving Summer Impressions 56 Jim! :D
LeonsFilmreviews Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Thank you very much for the fave :).
postern Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Thank you so much for the :+fav: on my stock photos!
Hope they'll give you a hint of inspiration :aww:
Okavanga Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
Many thanks for the faves, Jim - much appreciated as always.

vanwaglajam Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for adding my photos to your +favs
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thank you for the faves
parallel-pam Featured By Owner 20 hours ago   Photographer
thanks for the :+fav:s :-)
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Thank you so much for the fave! :) :hug:
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Hey, thanks for the fave!! :woohoo:
elinkalo Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Hi, thank you so much for fav :3 I appreciate it!
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