Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 50: Work it!

Work it!Venice, Italy, February 2011,
Nikon D5000, 35mm focal length equiv. 45mm, exposure 1/30 sec @ f4.5, ISO 200, no flash
 © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Now there is an intent gondolier.  He's focused, giving maximum effort, eyes fixed on his destination.

How about you?  When you have an objective to achieve, are you similarly dedicated?

I'm not saying this is how one should go through life continuously -- it would take away from relaxing, being open to new possibilities, and listening to one's heart.

But this isn't an either/or proposition.  Once you have decided upon your objective, then it becomes time to excel.  So work it!

  • Donation:  to a local group raising money to help drug addicts get and stay clean.  The woman soliciting my donation said she had been clean for 2-years and was now a "good girl".  To me, that cause was worth some euros.
  • Exercise:  Wandering Venice with some friends from the US.  While we didn't cover so much distance (too many shopping and photo stops), we were on our feet all day (300 mins)


Boswell said...

What a terrific shot! And the water does go up to the door, wow! It will be my touchstone today as I bury my head in my books and get some serious studying done.

Steven Crisp said...

You're right Boswell. When the tide comes in, parts of Venice flood, twice per day (at least this time of year). That was really amazing to see.

Good luck on your studying. Wow. You must be a smart dog.