View Full Version : No rest!
21st Jul 2004, 02:51 pm
I've been away for 6 days and My Assistant reports 66 new posts. Don't you people ever rest?
21st Jul 2004, 08:53 pm
Ha! Unlike you academics, some of us have to work full-time ;)
Hope you had a nice break :D
22nd Jul 2004, 08:14 am
I find it hard to distinguish between which parts of my life are work and pleasure, if there is a difference. Perhaps the first of my recent trips to France should be classified as pleasure, because my wife came and we hired a car, but I took a lot of garden photographs, and the second trip as work, because I was on my bike in Paris and took even more photographs (8 gigs worth for the 2 trips). It amazes me how long it takes to obtain a publishable photograph. I think the rate is 1/day, more than justifying the agency cost of £100-150/photo. The book I am completing has about 600 illustrations so, as you can imagine, it has taken a while.
22nd Jul 2004, 11:40 am
Originally posted by Tom Turner@Jul 22 2004, 8:14 am
I find it hard to distinguish between which parts of my life are work and pleasure, if there is a difference.
That's a very good point Tom. Speaking as someone whose worklife is also split into various areas (teaching being only one of them); I find it even harder to differentiate. Perhaps it doesn't help that I enjoy what I do :rolleyes:
The one rule I do have is that when I do go away on holiday, I make a point of going nowhere near a computer!
22nd Jul 2004, 06:26 pm
I made the same comment to a student (Karina) who came to landscape architecture from law. She said 'you don't hear lawyers saying that'. But I doubt if she is right.
I will take a computer on holiday to Scotland but only expect to use it for looking at photographs. Its similar to the pleasure I used get in a darkroom - but quicker. This must be the first year since I was ten that I have not exposed a single frame of silver halide - and my prints are by far the best I have ever had: sharpest, best composed, best exposed. Roy told me I should scan negatives. He was wrong!
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