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CollardGreens PRO 10:15pm, 5 January 2007
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Sometimes "oops" is what you say when you make a mistake - other times it is when you make a discovery - today "oops" means " CalibrationIntact "
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CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Pain
12JUN07 - CollardGreens

Pain !

We are at the end of our fiscal year at work...the number of spreadsheets we must generate is crazy. I am in charge of developing an overall collection of our quantities sold - by product, by country...it is a Pain ! Literally this time...it hurts to laugh !

600 mG Ibuprophen - that should take some of the inflammation out...
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Order
13JUN07 - CollardGreens

Order

Being born on the equinox gives you special powers. This is a blessing as it provides me with balance in all things. One of the side effects is that order must prevail in some things. My morning ritual is one of these things...it has been upset by the repair of a thermos - MilkAlfi. Today order is restored - warm milk lives in my coffee and all things are in balance.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
mmmm i think i can smell that coffee (this shot is wonderful)

i also like your pic from 11
it's so funny
(talking about LOST, huh? we should do a fan meeting, haha)


eelend's 2007
luckywhitegirl Posted 11 years ago. Edited by luckywhitegirl (member) 11 years ago
LOL... I wish my life balance could be restored so easily! ;-)

love the pain photo... very witty! hope you're feeling better soon!
--barb
(my dpd, my photostream)
Hey your photo of June 12 is a portrait of me--I look just like that--I have and am a pain in the neck! (Ha ha)
I would love to come to a Paris shoot out.

Great shots.
Jonathan W PRO 11 years ago
That shoot out idea sounds like a fun one! In my small community we have a budding photo group not many of us at all yet but have to keep that in mind for a grp outing sometime!
I imagine a shoot out with you and Daniel in La Corse in September. Perhaps go to the Calanques or Paglia D'Orba or Scandola etc.
ragged division [deleted] 11 years ago
I would give you one of my pills, but they do not seem to work!
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
June 12!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!
CG oh CG that delights me. that is just ffun
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hello - how was the fast train to the coast ? The shoot-up was good fun indeed...and the coffee this morning hot with steaming milk...want a cup? Oh - LOST...watched it till the end (I think it is the end anyway) and I am still LOST...too many loose ends - they should ask me !

Barb - it is that easy...pick something that you have complete control over and use that as your focal for balance...it helps me anyway.

LaM - I like the catDragon icon...nice touch. Shoot-ups are great fun wherever - I know so little about Course - a rdv to shoot with para and the bird lady would be my extreme pleasure. Let's keep that thought...I would really like to be there when you do that crawl on your belly for a shot thing !! Neck is better today...

I am not sure if it is the pills that help or that the boss takes a day off ! Hope you are ok...

Miss Glory in all her Glory...always a pleasure to amuse...thanks for coming by...according to my calculations you are up WAY past your bedtime with this post !! Now march !

sb..thanks for taking the time to stop by - welcome. The concept of a photo outing is simple indeed. Meet at a certain place - anytime is good but sundays work for us. Choose (no more than 5) some subjects that somehow relate either to the venue or a theme. Go off and snap...then here is the fun part. Meet somewhere that has access to computer and upload to a single folder - slide show critique is great fun (pizza and wine/beer/water/fruit drinks help). Remember to set cameras to small size jpg so upload is easy and limit the upload to 20-25 best. Good luck !
dda1605 11 years ago
Like the picture on the 11th. Be happy to meet your group next time I will be in Paris.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Lindy's Vernissage
14JUN07 - CollardGreens

Lindy's Vernissage

Our friend Lindy is an artist - she works in acrylics in very large format. Sometimes the frame will be 3 meters high. We like her work very much but we do not have a place big enough to hang it. Perhaps someday she will make us a little one ! We were invited to attend the vernissage and so we did.

The "gallery" is actually a large private home in a trendy area of Paris. We enjoyed ourselves very much and left wishing we had a terrace like the one here...sigh.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Friday's Storm
15JUN07 - CollardGreens

Friday's Storm

Today has been a stormy kind of day - not so much in the weather department - but in finishing up the large amount of spreadsheets piled in my IN box. It will pass.

In the late afternoon a wind blew - a rain fell - a presence of strange light illuminated. I looked up and there it was - the battle of the titans...I prefer the blue.

I wish all a good weekend - starting tonight !!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
battle of the titans--perfect caption!
I love the detail you can see in the clouds, esp. in the lower left.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
great stuff... I laughed and nodded and looked puzzled all through this page. :)
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Since I was last here, the reflection shot on June 11 is excellent and amusing, with all those Flickr'rs seriously focussing, June 12 is amusing and effective, and the Parisian terrace very elegant.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Ebil - thanks for the visit...the recent rainy season here has lasted longer than anyone wants...we have enough for the moment !

OK - that means I'm doing what I set out to do...amuse, envoke and question...thanks for that compliment - also the visit.

Always a pleasure Rob -
* continues to plan September outing in Greece...
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
I love summer thunderstorms!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I like them too - (when I'm on the ground !!) IN the air...well let's just say there could be screams of terror !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Jonathan
16JUN07 - CollardGreens

Jonathan
Tour de France de Jonathan en fauteuil roulant (TFJ)

Jonathan is taking a tour of France via electric wheelchair to promote handicap awareness - and possible to effect some change. Wheelchair access in Paris is - well - tough...if you are in a wheelchair certainly there are limitations anywhere. Jonathan would like to change that a bit.

As always the street in front of the apartment is full of life. This parade came down the street with police escort. Jonathan rolled by with some friends and the support vehicle...and then they were gone.

(Personally I would have been more impressed if he rolled by in THIS!.)

For more informationon Jonathan's tour:
www.wheelchair.ch/fra/info/info.html
Good luck to noble Jonathan. (That is a pretty impressive wheelchair but may be too expensive for Jonathan. Quite a flashy set up.)
( A Gypsy Outdoors)
dda1605 11 years ago
It is an important subject, good you reported it in your diary for us
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
FathersDay
17JUN07 - CollardGreens

Father's Day

Whether commercialism or sentimental...today is devoted to fathers everywhere. I am not able to celebrate with a call to mine - there are no phone lines there. He still has an impact and I talk to him as if he were still alive...I miss him.

I did get to play dad during several telephone calls today. This was good. Not much in the way of photos today...this was the best of the lot. Guess my mind was on other things.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Jonathan will make it - he has a lot of backup support. There are plenty more who do not. I guess this is part of what he wants to change. Putting himself on the radar screen is a good start. Thanks...
Gypsy Flores Photography Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Gypsy Flores Photography (member) 11 years ago
My father has the same phone lines as yours--none. I thought of him today and of his difficult life. At the same time, I celebrated the day with friends who gathered as four generations--great grandfather, grandfather, father. son and friends, children, wives, etc. Lots of food and lots of music. As a single mom for 24 years, I felt I had had to do both jobs, so I celebrated father's day too!

I like today's shot, lots of mystery and subtleties.

What I say about 400mm lenses is what I often say about life:
I would rather fall deeper into debt than deeper into despair.
(This is why I go to Corsica and have a 400 mm lens even though I cannot afford it). Good luck convincing your wife on the "live for the luxuries the necessities take care of themselves" philosophy that I have.

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Re: 15th June.
The sky & light was amazing, wasn't it! I was peering out of the window on my train back from work and it looked fab around La Défense, so I got out and had a wee wander. Beautiful.
Love your clouds.
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[Phil: Un agenda visuel]
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I know I'm late, but Happy Fathers Day, Ted. Thanks for all your insights on being a Dad!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
these last shots are amazing, ted!!!!!!!

(sorry, i've been out of this world the whole weekend)


eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
- Happy Father's day to you as well then ! Interesting formula...I'll look into that one ! Thanks for all your visits here.

I guess we have to keep looking for the silver linings..even with the rains, the clouds that come along make for interesting fodder!

Ebil - in "latin minded" countries, being late is a way of life ! It is in the arrival that the importance lies. I can only provide reporting on what happened to me and my boys...it is a pleasure to watch someone else do it so well - congrats on what you do.

Out of this world ? I thought Richard Branson was not going to do that until next year? Did you get to wear the neat spacesuit? Thanks for stopping by my little planet !!
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
Hi CG -- It's been too long since i've visited -- too hard to comment here, as there are so many that I like. i'll see you on your stream :-)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Bella - I just noticed you there...appreciate the comments (I see the madana in the fountain too !)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
BloomingInTheSpotlight
18JUN07 - CollardGreens

BloomingInTheSpotlight

There is an expatriate group in Paris called "Bloom where you're planted". They act in all sorts of capacities - advice, activities, french lessons, help with almost every aspect of arriving in Paris as an expatriate. It is an english speaking group but all nationalities are welcome. They advocate making the best of your situation. I am sure there are those "following spouses" that need a little encouragement.

We came to Paris on a three month "let's see how it goes" consulting contract in late 1999...we arrived with 2 suitcases each, no real language skills and long term reservations at a modest hotel. We never left. I think we bloomed where we were planted...we have proper papers (absolutely necessary - even with the pains of getting them), proper french contract and our plans are to bloom forever more in the hexagon. Life is good.

These little geraniums bloom in the spotlight of our busy inner-city intersection. They survive the noise, pollution and my travel (no water). Next time you walk by, give them a little applause, they deserve it !
Pretty white flower in a rainbow of circles.
Jonathan W PRO 11 years ago
NICE !!!! love the look of that one
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thanks ! They play daily !
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Glass2Copper
19JUN07 - CollardGreens

Glass2Copper

Light alchemy...changing one element into another. Light can do that.

Searching for a capture late in the evening seems to be a pattern lately (along with the rain). This will change - as all things do. This is a lamp in our dining area. Exposure taken from the brightest point of the glass surface (light is on) and f stop to max. Funny how light changes our perception.
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Ahh Ted, now the 18th is an excellent post! The photo is superb - love the nice round bokeh and colours and the flower in the hinted-at urban environment.
And the post is inspiring too! "making the best of your situation" is definitely my philosophy too; and seeing how you guys have got on is just filling me with confidence :)

Thanks!

(But question: où est la 19ème?)
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[Phil: Un agenda visuel]
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Phil - just a mislabel on the last...I posted before the coffee had a real chance to act on my brain cells...fixed now. Happy that our experience has an impact ! Thanks for dropping by...BTW - the your photo from Sunday was particularly good...made me want to take another nap !
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Ha, I think I must have made that comment before the coffee kicked in, too; otherwise I would have realised that today is in fact the 20th and it's not yet evening to be searching for a capture ;)
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[Phil: Un agenda visuel]
eelend PRO 11 years ago
what a great shot!!!!
it looks like a weird spaceship
(maybe i should buy a spacesuit afterall, haha)

eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thanks ! I was really happy with the surprise on that one. It really does look like alien landers...suit up and climb on board.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
18th rocks, man.

Go Jonathan, go!

That link to the hotrod wheelchair... EXCELLENT!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thank you sir ! Wouldn't it be extra cool to take that hot rod down the road...looks like if you bagged em a little the tires would take to off road !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
CreamAndBleue
20JUN07 - CollardGreens

CreamAndBleue

These long evenings of midsummer...the light stays with us until 22h30 or longer (depending on the cloud cover). Picnics are the rigeur (depending on the cloud cover). Nightime is a certain CreamAndBleue. Tomorrow is midsummer - the summer soltice - the longest day of the year. Tonight we are approaching the soltice with a certain quiet...it is not often quiet outside my windows. The calm is appreciated.
ReeBeckiSupergirl PRO 11 years ago
Lovely image!
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Thank you !

The evenings are just great aren't they? Thanks for taking your time to come round...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
BleueGrass
21JUN07 - CollardGreens

BleueGrass

The longest day of the year...gotta love it ! Light lasting almost to midnight. In many countries it was the Fête de la Musique...a night of music - small places, big places, street corners, national buildings...jazz, pop, hip hop, classical and yes even bluegrass ! Tonight in the bar Roussillon there was a genuine bluegrass band...the only thing missing was buck dancing. A good time was had by all - yee haw (with a french accent!).

We had a early light dinner and then out to the streets. Weather this year a little cooler and breezy than in others. We have spent several "Fête" nights here over the years. A honest bar with modest prices and a music stage that opens into the street. Good Stuff !!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
You would have loved it...
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Ahhh, the colours in this (as with the previous day, of course) are ace!

Nothing like a bit of double bass action; here's to events like this in the fair city!
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[Phil: Un agenda visuel]
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
RAW postprocessing allows you to cool or warm the image back to real colors...thanks. Yes - Paris does it's citizens right.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
June 16: life rolls past your windows/balcony in ever-more varied expression - do you have a set on your stream called "From My Window", or something similar?

June 18: Brilliant photo - the focus on the delicate white geranium flower is spot on, and the colour and bokeh in the background adds to the effect. And the philosophy/experience expounded here is moving. Glad you're still in contact/contributing to that group. Almost the same time that we decided to move to Greece; for Ritsa a homecoming, but for both of us quite an adjustment, after 27 years in South Africa.

June 21: great live music shot - wish I was there to hear it.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Rob - I will definitely take your advice...look for "From My Point of Vue" coming to a flickr set in the near future. I'll post when it is ready.

* mental note: bring out the good ones...

Taking on a move to a new location in your home country is hard enough to be sure...add to that the language / cultural ...well you know - you did it ! Thanks for the visit...
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Volleyball
22JUN07 - CollardGreens

Volleyball

Had the day off and slept in a bit after our night on the town...felt good. My normal friday routine calls for Lebanese food from the market near work. Stopped in the local traiteur for such things and tonight we will veg a bit in front of TV. It's raining anyway so we'll take some time off the late night circuit.

This afternoon took advantage of the free time and went to the (free entry) beach volleyball tournament in front of the Tour Eiffel. Took a card full of shots and plan to process them this weekend - but for now this Swiss contender saves the point...fun ! (best viewed large)
The solstice ended in a dinner and a walk out to watch the acorn woodpeckers.

You didn't provide the buck dancing?

Great shots as usual.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I gave 'em a "Brain Buck "! We stayed out WAY too late - but hey we are adults right?

I'll take your advice about watching the subject...thanks.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Happy Midsummer! :)

re: RAW- once I got the hang of it in CS2, I'm neverrrrrrrr going back to JPG if I can help it. I'm amazed with the stuff I can pull off in RAW.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
nice shot
i like the way you stopped the movement
:)

have a nice weekend!!!


eelend's 2007
jelliajamb 11 years ago
the colors just pop when this is large - white heat and athlete sweat, tres great
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I like the way RAW allows you another chance at the shot. It is sort of like having a time machine. You are able to be in a virtual darkroom.

Hey miss E. It was a chance to have a little fun. A return to an old direction. I like action stops.

Thanks - I keep finding things that I like about this capture. It was in the middle of a crappy rainstorm and out came the light. Thanks for coming by.
Jissy 11 years ago
ooh i can view him any way you say! ;-)
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
Great action on 6/22. More evidence that i should take the leap to RAW...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thanks Jissy and Bella !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Baroque
23JUN07 - CollardGreens

Baroque

This evening we have had the pleasure to sit in a chapel and listen to a good friend sing. She is part of a fairly large choir that performs all manner of historical music. The sounds literally haunt the small cathedral and I drift in and out of a silent snooze! The music comes in the form of 3 instruments...a cello, a sort of sitar (don't know the name) and this small organ. It makes a wonderful sound (please Marc help us out here with the name and origin) and I managed this shot during a pause. The entire instrument breaks down for easy travel...

Afterwards we wandered home to make phone calls to children and soon to visit us friends. All in all a quiet evening.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Baroque around the clock! Another civilized evening.
Gypsy Flores Photography Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Gypsy Flores Photography (member) 11 years ago
Beautiful instrument.

I like the shot on your photo stream titled "ListenN". Great. That is my other big advice about photography--especially nature photography. Observe with your ears first.

( A Gypsy Outdoors)
jelliajamb 11 years ago
so you were in a balcony? I thought that this was a miniature unti I read your entry. Would love to hear those wooden pipes. We have a historical pipe organ in town too.
luckywhitegirl 11 years ago
How big is that organ? For some reason the perspective is all off in this photo. I looks like it'd fit in a dollhouse!

--barb
(my dpd, my photostream)
ebilflindas 11 years ago
It looks like a tilt-shift shot!

It's not the size of the organ, though, is it? It's how much music you can pump into the cathedral!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Baroque and Roll ! It was very civilized - we don't do it often but the chance to do so exists most weekends.

I liked the ListenN couple - they sat on the doorstep for an hour or so discussing all kinds of things young lovers do. Didn't mean to listen in but their voices bounced off our apartment ceiling. In the end I will forget the secrets in any case !! Thanks for the field advice...

For the wooden organ I just walked around the outer aisle and raised the camera in a no look capture...it took about 4 times to get one. The instrument is smallish but puts out a calming note.

Yes it does look miniature but look at the keyboard - it is not very wide and you can imagine the size of hands as they play. Thanks for stopping !

Tiny organ - big sound...if the room is quiet ! It really is about the amount of music you can make...thanks Ebil.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Bored2Tears
24JUN07 - CollardGreens

Bored2Tears

Before you here is the sum total of my photo experience today...a bored bus driver waiting for his clients. Every day - around lunch and dinner time - you will see several of these large (and perfectly ugly) tour buses double parked in the street waiting for their clients to come out of the restaurant (down the street there is an ethnic offering for those afraid to try the french way of cooking). Thanks to the newly passed law that makes them switch off their engines...at least we don't have their fumes wafting through the windows.

I had a bit of a boring day myself...self inflicted mind you as there were lots of things to do really. I just wanted a day where nothing happened - no major decisions, no worries, no world altering thoughts...just a day where naps were plentiful and the brain was allowed to take a day off. My wife kindly turned me every couple of hours or so to avoid sofasores ! Ready for the week !!!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
one of my friends is a bus driver and he spens many hours like this man, waiting and bored
but he also visits a lot of countries
:)


eelend's 2007
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Not the size of the organ, Emil? Oops!
jelliajamb 11 years ago
Is the world just brighter and shinier where you are? Gorgeous slick black and blaring green - i really love this one.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
First rule of being an aprentice vagabond....learn how to travel on someone else's expense !! Even if it means being bored from time to time ! Thanks for the visit.

Rob ! Everyone knows it is the music one plays not how many octaves the clavier has !

The world here is indeed a little brighter...Jim Morrison said it best...city of lights ! Thank you for the visit.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
VolcanoRain
25JUN07 - CollardGreens

VolcanoRain

These first few days of summer have not been...well, very convincing. Feels more like february. Rain, cold, bring back out the coats and umbrellas. Wipe your feet and blow your nose kind of weather. Not my mental image of summer. OK we can have rain in summer but COLD rain...humph !

Here we have a shot of rain bouncing off the building and spraying into the streetlight. The camera was a bit confused and rotated it 90 counter-clockwise...I left it. The streetlight gave colors of fire...I left the color. In these rainy evenings you find the shot where you can !

Letters from the tax authorities (both in france and in usa) have my mood a bit like volcano fire. Let's just say we agree to disagree. They say death and taxes will always come to you...I ain't dead yet so here come the taxes...humph !
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
You are having the opposite weather to us - we're baking in a heatwave. Quite an effective shot under the circumstances. Sympathies about the taxes.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
We, too, Rob, are having the hot and dry here in California's land of oil, the San Joaquin Valley. I'd welcome some rain right about now, but that might make moving my mom's stuff more challenging than it already is!

Way to turn the rain to your way of seeing things, Ted!
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Wow! That rain shot is awesome! Bien fait!

(Et bleurgh to taxes, I'm blissfully ignoring such things at the moment...)
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[Phil: Un agenda visuel]
Jonathan W PRO 11 years ago
Love the rain shot, as others here we are just baking for the last several days been high 90's low 100's ( f)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I just saw (don't watch tele much) the weather for Greece...yow ! 47C...good news is that you can bake cookies without the oven ! I imagine down near the temp at pavement level is more...WARNING to pets and small children !

NOTHING makes moving stuff easier right? (work=force X distance) Less stuff is the answer...thanks for coming by.

Just leaned out the window before bed and there is was...thanks! Taxes will resolve with time (not sure how they handle debters prison here !)

Imagine the rest of the world in an oven...we are having 15C this morning...quite chilly for near july.

Thanks Marc for the excellent aide! Yes it was a cello with frets (I thought it curious at the time but did not get a shot) and yes the "sitar" was very long indeed (around 2 meters). You are spot on with regards to music and venue. Rain needs to go somewhere else for a few days...thanks -
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Biblio
26JUN07 - CollardGreens

Biblio

In the world of the professional vagabond there is a need to have reading material at hand for those long waits wherever they are. I have the pleasure to work with a good number of vagapros and we all agree that having a mindless paperback in tow is a good thing. 3 years ago I started a small pile of books in the corner of my office and the other vagapros instinctively joined in. The idea is you take what you want or need and bring them back with at least one additional. The library has grown to an impressive collection in 4 languages...something for most everyone. It is a hit with all our visiting vagapros from the other offices worldwide. I am waiting for our first asian language entry !

There we have it - a pretty lame photo of a project I am pretty proud of.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Lethargy
27JUN07 - CollardGreens

Lethargy

Out of focus and lethargic...this evening finds me exactly that.

I mentioned earlier that taxes were upon me on 2 continents. It seems that there are only 2 countries in the world that tax it's citizens during expatriation. YouSaaa is one of them. It means that even though you are not living withing the borders and using the governmental services (?), you still have a tax liability.

France and usa have tax treaties between them - if you pay a certain level of tax in one country, you are given credit for that level in the other...in theory.

There are exceptions and limitations of course. Reading and understanding tax jargon in native language is tough enough...add to that the mystery of french nuance and you understand the reason I am out of focus and full of Lethargy...
~ Phil Moore Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ~ Phil Moore (member) 11 years ago
Doesn't sound like fun :( Feel blessed that I have the ease of the EU!

The book share thing is ace - nice work!
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[Phil: Un agenda visuel]
eelend PRO 11 years ago
as always, it's all about money :S

i like that book stuff



eelend's 2007
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
Great book exchange idea.

I'm fortunate(?) that I don't make enought to have to pay taxes in Taiwan AND the U.S. If I did, my already questionable work ethic would be severely compromised.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Taxes are normally easy...open your wallet and they take it all. This year I wanted to keep some...

I think most of the world's problems can be traced to money...but hey - we have to eat right ? BTW - your recent set of BW portraits are top notch. (Anyone reading this should go and look at her photostream) - Bravo Izas !

I know what you mean ! Thanks for the visit.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
dans le rétroviseur
28JUN07 - CollardGreens

dans le rétroviseur

I think all of paris is in a bit of a funk lately...the sun has been on holiday in Italy and Greece (with a vengence I might add). The cool temps and grey skies and rain have us all in sort of a snit. We would like to borrow some red wavelength light ! Could some of you from the south send some via collipost ? Hurumph...

Tonight I was scouring the streets (of course from the vantage of my window) for something to capture. I was snappin away when I saw a reflection burst coming from one of the mirrors on this moto. Looking harder and it was the reflection from my lens. I thought it funny and completely unrelevant to today's message ! So here you have dans le rétroviseur
Dragonhide 11 years ago
rain shot's awesome, and the book exchange is awesome too.

And opening your wallet for the government. Well put. Greedy freakin Countries. I've had rough spots with taxes here and there, so my heart goes out to you man.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
You are up late !! Baling hay at 2am ?? Thanks for the sympathy...spare change?
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
"Biblio" is a nice Greek word, for a very good concept. and that motorcycle is not going anywhere in a hurry, chained to the lamppost.

Our island temperaturtes have subsided a bit, and the sea breeze has got up, which cools us deliciously. Mainland Greece remains very hot and tinder-dry, with major fires in various beautiful places (like Volos-Pelion)
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i like those mirrors

and hey, thank you!
do you want to be my manager?

:)


eelend's 2007
Just checking up on you and I see the usual wonderful photographs and fascinating prose.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Glad to hear things are cooling off...hope some of that warmth and sunshine hits here ! Keep well.

Thanks...yes - it so happens I am not managing anyone at the present moment ! Keep up the good work.

Thanks for checking up - this week has been a tough one and not much time for the photomachine. We try...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
FlyingSolo
29JUN07 - CollardGreens

FlyingSolo

Sometimes all we need is the confidence that someone is there to lend us a guiding hand...after all - we are FlyingSolo.

Everyone should have a secret confidant. Someone who you can talk to about anything without fear of reprisal. Someone to give you the confidence that you are making the right decision. We need this confidence - I do anyway.

The decisions you make in life - whether you are solo, partnered, house full of kids, or not - are yours alone to make, but listen to your secret confidant(s).
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
I love the little swirl in the crown of his head.

I have a friend like that, a secret confidant -- nothing is too bad to tell her.....
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
I know you do...you don't get to where you are without one ! In balance now?
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
Nice photo and great advice! I'm beginning to wonder if I come here for the images or the life-tips! Did you find when you moved here you lost that confidant to an extent?
I still keep in touch with my best friend from England via e-mail, but think a lot more decisions are being made tout seul nowadays...

But once again - great shot, it conjures up so many memories of youth ^_^
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[Phil: Un agenda visuel]
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Wise words again, and interesting image, shot from your window again, I presume? Your window on the world.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hey Phil - I am happy that you find the information and photos interesting...the ramblings of a madman for the most part ! I don't think we ever doubted the decision to expatriate - we have often questioned how to manage the 1000s of things that present as hurdles. Having a confidant allows for a sounding board...a chance to hear yourself defend your position. I have always believed that you will never fly if you don't start flapping your wings...choose a direction and flap like hell !

Mr Rob, I haven't been round often enough to visit yours - thanks for taking the time to visit mine ! I did take your advice and start a From My Window set...small for the moment and excluding the bosquet corner shots as they have another purpose. Hope all is well at Freddie's !
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