Monday, December 31, 2012

Let's call it off

Let's call it off by Damian Gadal
Let's call it off, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Our dreams were just an illusion,
visions of what we wanted the world to be

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hazards

Hazards by Damian Gadal
Hazards, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Hazards,
the substance of life,
from the cradle to the grave

Saturday, December 29, 2012

False Priorities

False Priorities by Damian Gadal
False Priorities, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
False prophets,
these men with mirrors,
their illusions just smoke,
hold the populace hostage,
in the name of power and glory

Friday, December 28, 2012

The unfolding future

The unfolding future by Damian Gadal
The unfolding future, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
There's a storm on the horizon, best to take care.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Free your mind

Free your mind by Damian Gadal
Free your mind, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Reality is relative,
to change the world,
think differently...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Under pressure

Under pressure by Damian Gadal
Under pressure, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Back to the machine,
a world filled with rage

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Surf Ride

Surf Ride by Damian Gadal
Surf Ride, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
 We loaded up the car and headed out to the coast.

Alien Holidays

Alien Holidays by Damian Gadal
Alien Holidays, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Merry Christmas everyone. God bless you all!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Last minute shopping

Last minute shopping by Damian Gadal
Last minute shopping, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
In our object obsessed culture there's still time to spend you last dollar on material things, but take some time to reflect on the true meaning of the season...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wet

Wet by Damian Gadal
Wet, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
With winter has come the rains,
the long waited for, much needed rains,
that are the foundations of spring renewal

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Office Decorations

Office Decorations by Damian Gadal
Office Decorations, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The seasons gave way to fading memories,
and lost holidays as we rushed into oblivion

Friday, December 21, 2012

Many Miles to Go

Many Miles to Go by Damian Gadal
Many Miles to Go, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Push through the unexpected challenges ahead and follow that road to where it takes you.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Light Band

Light Band by Damian Gadal
Light Band, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
On that final day when our pallor grew so gray,
we gasped for air that yielded reluctantly,
the parody of our lives undone...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree by Damian Gadal
Shopping Spree, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
With a culture that puts money above all else, you're bound to have trouble...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tea Time

Tea Time by Damian Gadal
Tea Time, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
A moment to collect one's self

Monday, December 17, 2012

Looking through you

Looking through you by Damian Gadal
Looking through you, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
John measured his life in fading moments,
while his world fell apart...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Simple Masts

Simple Masts by Damian Gadal
Simple Masts, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
There's a simplicity to life that we choose to ignore for sensationalism.  People sitting for hours glued to television news, absorbing hour after hour of tragedy.  Our society a toxic stew that doesn't seek common ground, but draws lines in the sand, ready to do battle with friends and neighbor who don't hold the same point of view.  This is a recipe disaster, all amplified by technology, and there just may be no turning back.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tis the season

Tis the season by Damian Gadal
Tis the season, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Christmas is nearly here... A good time for reflection and counting our blessings.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Near Misses

Near Misses by Damian Gadal
Near Misses, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
A whole new world of possibilities has opened up with the advent of phones having cameras. Our visual realm has expanded greatly.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas at sea

Christmas at sea by Damian Gadal
Christmas at sea, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
I tried a different camera on this year's boat parade and it really did a good job.  The camera was a Sony NEX-7 set on twilight used handheld with no flash.  The images aren't perfect, but the images are much better than anything I've been able to capture before.  Camera technology just keeps getting better.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Another Turn

Another Turn by Damian Gadal
Another Turn, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The back roads of life will take you more places than you ever imagined.

Monday, December 10, 2012

No Sammies

No Sammies by Damian Gadal
No Sammies, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
As the great recession moved into it's fifth year, many just gave up hope. This was the new reality.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Rules

Rules by Damian Gadal
Rules, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
We live in a world of rules, often arbitrary and capricious, meant to save us from ourselves, and that just can't be done.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Waiting for words

Waiting for words by Damian Gadal
Waiting for words, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Technology isn't magic,
what we can do with it is...
our worlds of imagination,
may they run wild and free...

Friday, December 7, 2012

Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice by Damian Gadal
Naughty or Nice, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The bombardment of buy and spend messages is upon us, drowning out the the true spirit of the season...

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Old tunes

Old tunes by Damian Gadal
Old tunes, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The strains of the day,
made so much easier,
when there's music to play.....

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The diner

The diner by Damian Gadal
The diner, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
We used to stop to eat and share stories,
wrap up the day... those times just memories now.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Rainy Monday

Rainy Monday by Damian Gadal
Rainy Monday, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The day started off gloomy and went down hill from there.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Coded World

Coded World by Damian Gadal
Coded World, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Despite our best efforts, the world doesn't always make a lot of sense...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Symbols of confusion

Symbols of confusion by Damian Gadal
Symbols of confusion, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
When the meaning of the world around us starts to fade, and life becomes one long day, we sit and ponder if things really happened, or if they're just another possible distorted memory slipping away.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Like flesh and bone

Like flesh and bone by Damian Gadal
Like flesh and bone, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Everything falls apart sooner or later.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Red Dots

Red Dots by Damian Gadal
Red Dots, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The pieces fell into place,
the veil of uncertainty, removed

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Proof of concept

Proof of concept by Damian Gadal
Proof of concept, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
You'll never know until you try they say, and that certainly has been proven to be true for me.  Especially when it comes to the digital world of photography and now ebooks.

If you want your work to get published, and you're willing to do the work, there's never been a better time than now.

It's all up to you.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Coffee

Coffee by Damian Gadal
Coffee, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Just a little something to start the day.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Suckers

Suckers by Damian Gadal
Suckers, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
There's one born every minute...
Suckers, the world depends on them.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree by Damian Gadal
Shopping Spree, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Cyber Monday just didn't interest me. Neither did Black Friday. I'm sorry, but why spend money on things you don't need? or get gifts that people don't want?

Education

Education by Damian Gadal
Education, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Life's a constant learning process with many challenges and rewards.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

My memory cage

My memory cage by Damian Gadal
My memory cage, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Suffering,
Suffering,
Pictures of gray
The emotion grim
Found in a bay
Fool, fiend, fallen friend
Blind expectations of today
Selfishly, selfishly
Throwing your life away

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Unfinished Work

Unfinished Work by Damian Gadal
Unfinished Work, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
I jumped in the ebook pool, and am swimming along.  Getting the formatting right isn't going as smoothly as I'd like, but it's not as bad as I expected.  The key here is to know some html, and actually clean things up that way.

This isn't a book that I wrote, but one I'm helping out with on the technical side.  We're starting with a small project and will take it from there.

So, to sum up briefly these are the step of the process we've taken.  We started with a MS Word (yuck) document, saved it was html, used a text editor to clean up some of the code.  Then downloaded, installed, and ran Kindle Previewer to create the mobi files needed for the Kindle.

It's been interesting so far.  There's a bit more work to do before this whole thing goes live and becomes an actual ebook.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Eat

Eat by Damian Gadal
Eat, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The feast is over,
the friends have gone...
another year in passing

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mysty Connections

Mysty Connections by Damian Gadal
Mysty Connections, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Today we count our blessings,
reach out to family and friends,
and give thanks for grace of this...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Corner Reflections

Corner Reflections by Damian Gadal
Corner Reflections, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Sometimes we just need to step away from our problems and reflect on them to realize they aren't all that bad.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunset Solace

Sunset Solace by Damian Gadal
Sunset Solace, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Take comfort where you can find it,
and make the moment yours...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Looking over the edge

Looking over the edge by Damian Gadal
Looking over the edge, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Tumbling images in his mind,
thru cross years, pressure pushing
back restraining flood gate break,
and everything spills out...

He went out,
out too far,
to see the edge,
to see what's over there,
he pushed himself,
he had to see,
he never came back....

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Wet Floor

Wet Floor by Damian Gadal
Wet Floor, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Life is always waiting to slip you up and take you down. Take precautions.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Storm Ready

Storm Ready by Damian Gadal
Storm Ready, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
As winter approaches, nature begins cleansing the world around us... we stand ready for her furry.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Closed Up

Closed Up by Damian Gadal
Closed Up, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
As the recession stretched beyond a half decade the future grew dimmer and dimmer.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pine Strand

Pine Strand by Damian Gadal
Pine Strand, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Silence awaits us,
it's our common ground

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Government Spending

Government Spending by Damian Gadal
Government Spending, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
There's no magic solution to our fiscal problems.  Government needs to stop burning through money and waiting for the economy to fix itself.  The best thing it could probably do is to get our of our way with all its rules and regulations and let us solve the problem.