Always liked this quote …
“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Hope you like it.
Continue reading “Litany Against Fear – Frank Herbert”
Water lily flower and Bill Withers. Good match ?
I think this version of the song is remixed or remastered.
Continue reading “Bill Withers – Lovely Day”
Fatboy slim at his finest … props to Christopher Walken for his “dancing” … love the analogue synths
Continue reading “Fatboy Slim – Weapon Of Choice (Official HD Video)”
The boy eating his lunch reminded me of the front cover of – “You’ve come a long way baby”, and this is probably the best track off that album.
Continue reading “Fatboy Slim – Soul Surfing”
Something a bit more upbeat for … because … I like it, dunno why, but I do …
The dog seemed to want to get photographed, even smiled for me 🙂 Could be a juxtapose or could be exactly the right photo, dunno. Suppose it’s subjective, beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder.
Continue reading “Martin Solveig And Dragonette ft. Idoling – Big In Japan (Single Version)”
I really like this photo, even though it has some technical imperfections. I was totally unprepared for this shot to enter my viewfinder. Any photographer knows this – but it was one of those moments, no time for focusing or … Continue reading Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down
From 2018 – One of the best of “Bad Lip Reading” – comedy does still exist on the internet 🙂 Cheers Don Charisma Comments Comments are often welcomed, provided you can string a legible, relevant and polite sentence together. In … Continue reading “INTERROGATING ZUCKERBERG” — A Bad Lip Reading
One thing about taking still photos is the difficulty in capturing the sunset over time, in this case around 1hr 15min. Video doesn’t really cut it either, as who wants to sit and watch a video of a sunset for … Continue reading Time Lapse Stormy Balcony Sunset Video
Taken with Sony A6500 – Pentax SMC Takumar 135mm f3.5 Lens Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights … Continue reading Orchids
(Reposting my old videos to YouTube) I really like this spot, it’s as far as I can walk on my daily walk. There’s a little beach here that can be used when the tide is out. The wall is also … Continue reading Repost – Secret “Cove” Beach and Sea Wall, Video
I saw these and thought they were worth sharing. They were taken with my iPad, from the balcony of my home. Apart from adding my logo, … Continue reading Sunsets and Storm Clouds Breaking Through, Thailand
Floodlight onto spider’s web … I was quite drunk at the time if that adds any relevant context. Cheers Don Resources & Sources Unless otherwise … Continue reading Scary Spider Light
Keeping it uncomplicated, so a mixture of photographic disciplines from two Sony cameras with SEL1855 and SEL1018 lenses. Theme – “A walk”. Continue reading A Walk And A Dragon (Well Two Actually)
One very wonderful thing about Thailand …
Is that you don’t have to look far to find beauty. Continue reading Transpicuous Balcony Sunset #0010
It’s lovely when you spot something new … this sailboat is a new addition to the beach sunset near where I stay, happy days ! Continue reading Breathtaking Sailboat Ocean Sunset #0182
The shot says it all … a privilege to witness and capture, the overhanging tree frames it all off nicely … Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is … Continue reading Paradise Lensflare Beach Sunset #9412
Occasionally I’m party to majestic paintings on god’s canvass … August sunsets in Thailand are Splendiferous! Continue reading Splendiferous Beach Sunset #9733
Tropical greenery on a lovely sunny day at the floating market … a fairly typical Asian scene in some parts ! Continue reading Bounteous Palm Greenery #9955
On a trip to the floating market … beautiful hanging plants with a backdrop of the floating market ambiance. Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is on FineArtAmerica, … Continue reading Hanging Orchid Vista #0310
One of the stations at London’s docklands, Heron Quays … looks like the underbelly of some kind of futuristic dragon ! Continue reading Underbelly Of Heron Quays Station #0812
I’m not sure what’s most pretty … the ducks or the reflections on the canal water. Continue reading Mallard Ducks On The Canal #1107
A wider than average on camera panorama of … a stunning Thai sunset. Continue reading Wide Ocean Sunset #4707
One wintry day I was walking along the canal … this mooring for a canal house boat caught my eye. Continue reading Canal Boat Mooring #1226
For me this really captured the spirit of the moment … and local customs/ways of doing things in Thailand – fuel being sold for mopeds in used whiskey bottles ! Continue reading Selling Fuel On The Roadside #4148
Sunsets are usually taken in landscape format … rule breaker that I am, sometimes I like to capture in portrait instead. Continue reading Big Sky Beach Sunset #9493
All of the stars lined up for this sunset on the beach … probably one of my most favourite sunset photos, so far ! Continue reading Beautiful Ocean Sunset #9545
Cutty Sark tea clipper ship on a winter’s night … with a warm pub, the Gypsy Moth close by ! Continue reading Cutty Sark Gypsy Moth #0535
How many dimensions can you see on this photo ? … The spectacles are my favourite !
Enjoy 🙂 Continue reading Gold Writing Water Feature #7393
Don’t kids just love waterfalls …
there’s something very exciting about all that action !
Continue reading “Winter Waterfall Boy #1307”
Beautiful warm sunset colours …
in a moody sky, atop windy ocean waves.
Continue reading “Moody Warm Beach Sunset #9432”
Occasionally I’m a black and white photographer …
this capture of a moody ocean sunset with a woman walking the waves subtly improves with B&W …
Continue reading “Beach Sunset Girl Black And White #8403”
Great spot, great light
… equals great photo !
Continue reading “Greenwich Park Vista”
Deptford High Street is a vibrant area …
This one captures Deptford’s nocturnal mood perfectly.
Continue reading “Deptford High Street Art”
Hopefully a botanist will correct me on this, but I think the full name for these is – “Rubiaceae Ixora Coccinea”
This species of flowers are popular in Thailand … The plant itself makes great hedges, the blooms come in a variety of colours.
Continue reading “Ixora Flowers Macro”
Loved capturing this one on the steps up to the big Buddha …
These flowers are so pretty !
Continue reading “Bougainvillea Buddha”
I was too focused on the sunset to find out what this guy was looking at …
Something, or other, up there !
Continue reading “Starstruck Fisherman Sunset”
This one jumped out at me from my new camera …
It’s a figure of the Thai king captured at big Buddha hill …
Continue reading “Thai King Statuette”
I imagine it’s not a totally free life … but …
Imagine the freedom of living on a canal boat, with an Enfield motorcycle for road trips … green I am !
Continue reading “Freedom Boat”
I like this effect of the silhouetting with overhead foliage …
The people on the beach are collecting shells to eat …
Continue reading “Leafy Beach Sunset”