Sunday, 26 February 2012

Padahastasana, Hand to Feet Posture

Andrea Boudin. Photography © brian d. brady

From the Sanskrit words pada (पाद; pāda) meaning "foot", hasta (हस्ता; hastā) meaning "hand", and asana (आसन; āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat"
Hand-to-feet-posture, or standing forward bend
the main physical benefit is to stretch the entire backside of the body from the head to the heels, it invigorates the nervous system and increases the supply of blood to the brain.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Raw Therapee, The Open Source Image Processor that's Better then Lightroom

   This is the number one Raw File processor. It has the coolest NASA/HUBBLE sharpening called RL Convolute and a multitude of controls that let you change just about every aspect of your image. It lets you do far more then either Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom will let you do.

  The one drawback is that it takes quite a time to do the processing, a problem if you want to bangout images (Read "Commercial Use") but if you are more Fine Art orientated and have time and the inclination to spend on your images then this is the Processor for you. Having said that everyone will find something that they need in this program, even if they only use it now and again. Its Free, Fully Functional and can be left on your desktop or be your portable "Raw Developer" on a USB stick

We will be using this and other image processors at this years Spanish, Yoga and Photography Retreats

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Natarajasana, Lord of the Dance. Posture

Photography © brian d. brady

Natarajasana, Lord of the Dance, posture
nata = actor, dancer, mime   raja = king
A graceful standing balancing pose, depicting an image of Lord Shiva dancing out the rhythm of the cosmos. Nataraja was a widely used bronze temple statue during the South Indian Chola dynasty. Nataraja is standing on one foot, while reaching a hand to grasp the other foot, symbolizing breaking the cycle of death and rebirth.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Daily Practise

From the Lowpro Webinar "The Art of Travelling" by John Paul Caponigro. Great Guy, Great Talk