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  • The Percolative Effect of Mike de Gruy
    blue pond of our lives and the ripple created by metal to tarmac was spreading throughout the world Mike DeGruy was dead I had no words really No feelings Just a numbness I have lost friends and colleagues to Helos before It happens As in much of what we do there is an imminent signature of great danger beneath the facade of safety when we work All of us recognize the potential risk We prepare for it Some of us train diligently I hate Helos My aerial vehicle of choice is an overhead wing Cessna I had a test pilot from the company explain to me how to ditch one at sea before Unless you hit something you will likely walk away from most incidents in a fixed wing small plane or swim away But sometimes a Helo is the only tool for the job I did my camera test and late that night I began my online research into the incident A short search and I found a crash site photo which told me what I needed to know professionally This is what occurred to me on examination I am guessing that both Mike and the Pilot thought that they could make it A chain of events occurred which created a moment that took their lives All of us have those Life is precious in it s frailty really But in an incident filming you plan and never stop in your focus till you return home crew and yourself safely to friends and family I was pretty sure Mike would have been expecting to pull it off even as they hit the ground I would None of us ever loses that focus Ever And Mike was good at this survival stuff Camera Test My insides had begun to move regarding this Last night we all met in Santa Barbara at the Fess Parker Double Tree resort in a huge rotunda Donna and I were late of course But we got there in time to hear one of Mike s brothers tell Mike stories De Gruy was one foking bright light There was not one of us there in what was likely a crowd of multiple hundreds who had not been touched by his passion and love for the Oceans Mankind and Community As the rotunda service ended I stopped to speak with one of the guys wearing a mic doing security who had asked me about the camera I held as we walked in They wanted to make sure no one was photographing We had a funny moment when I had looked up at him and said We are at a service for a dead camera man He got it and as Donna assured him we were not there to film it he and I shared a laugh in an intense instant of sorrow THAT was de Gruy I shook his hand and thanked him for serving that day it turns out he was a fan of Mike s

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  • Swell 4
    Godin Shawn Alladio Sierra Partridge social change Social consciousness social sustainability surf culture surfer Surfer magazine surfing surf photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Swell 4 Posted on December 24 2009 by David Pu u 0 Comments The latest in our wave makers arrived innocuously enough with a soft and barely perceptible pulse arriving late in the evening I had watched the shoulder high lines stacking up at California Street at last light under yet another masterpiece sunset Yet not much pulse showed on the weather buoys The next morning at 3 am saw the East Channel buoy climb 3 feet in the interim before dawn A straight West swell and not too big It was the proverbial Goldilocks and the Three Bears storybook combination of swell angle size and weather for the Gold Coast s multiple breaks It would be just right Damn I knew at that point I would be on the road I knew all other aspects of life would have to come to a halt But it is just what it is and I wandered viewing with rapt wonder at the 14 15 second interval swell that featured sets with so many waves

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  • Santa Barbara
    beach culture and lifestyle So this blog is devoted to showing a few of the sights seen this last several weeks Continue Reading Posted in Blog Is That Real An Authentic View Posted on June 28 2009 by David Pu u 1 Comment Maldivian Blue I get asked this question a lot When I have finished answering in the affirmative the second response which has been repeated with enough frequency that I no longer take offense comes Is that Photoshopped The line of query says a lot about our over stimulated content crammed media saturated world as it Continue Reading Posted in Blog Fifty Waves to Leave Your Lover For Posted on June 23 2009 by David Pu u 21 Comments I live in a place many consider to be California s Gold Coast The term conjures up images of glassy warm Winter days and crisp blue green lines which swell and pitch into morning light flashing golden with a brilliance that is breathtaking and addicting as it sets an emotional hook in one s soul Dolphins reflecting Continue Reading Posted in Blog What is Surfing Fifty Views Posted on June 18 2009 by David Pu u 19 Comments Each day lately begins with me wading though the e mail file Today I opened a newsletter from an organization which I support by lending them usage of some of my images The subject header was International Surfing Day A Cool we have our own day impulse when I pressed the read icon rapidly transitioned Continue Reading Posted in Blog Ashes and Smoke Posted on May 11 2009 by David Pu u 1 Comment All images above courtesy of Captain Doug Miser Ventura City Fire Department Donna Mary Osborne and a few friends were sitting at the bar of My Florist

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  • A Faithful Paradigm
    are not problems at all but possibly the result of improperly founded solutions My goal is always to think differently If you get learned people to do that the world really begins to open up and we discover that which was previously hidden by our own personally held beliefs which filter data and in turn emotions We have within our psyche a potential as human beings which is very different than any other animal Man s ability to see and act in a manner that may confer benefit or harm on our species is what I term superlative choice When we as individuals engage as God meant for us we tend to pass through what I see as brute mindedness which is rule by fear and begin to operate in a different realm We at some point begin to move in love I have read a lot on various people whose lives conferred and facilitated great leaps for humanity who walked in that sort of relationship Whether they espoused it or not religiously is besides the point I term the process walking with God Religion merely is a filter by which we endeavor to conform God to our accepted Cultural standards of existence But that process we see illustrated in culture at large where we apply filters with errant intentions is entirely backwards when one needs critical creative process thought I saw a lot of this process evidenced in Einstein s life You see it in the classical Greek Philosophers in Goethe Tesla Buckminster Fuller and many whose voices resonate in the halls of our species history And of course you see it in evidence when looking at Charles Darwin s life and study JFK Jesus was the very best example in my eyes But I have an inward evidence of that which goes beyond what I have read of the man in historic scripture based accounts That is what makes the difference This evidence is termed Faith Faith is knowing Pretty simple There is a way which seems right to Man but it s end is death We choose life or not Nature always does the same quite rigid beautiful harsh unending thing Man would do well to sort his relationship with God out Then he would understand how to interact with Nature and correctly moderate natural processes This should be the foundation for civilization s advancement The fly in the ointment is pride of course It makes us unable to connect with the truth I have long thought pride to be a sibling to fear The funny thing about love is that I have found it tends to throw fear out the door When that happens we see differently We can believe a lie if we want to and have even coined a term which explains the process cognitive dissonance This is a brief explanation of that THEORY which I believe could be on point http www ithaca edu faculty stephens cdback html But it is explained through

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  • Love and Trustedness
    Partridge social change Social consciousness social sustainability surf culture surfer Surfer magazine surfing surf photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Love and Trustedness Posted on November 17 2013 by David Pu u 0 Comments Maybe it is the full moon which hangs sagging slowly through a clear western sky which has me awake at 3am working But I suspect that it may be something else It always cracks me up when as I am sorting through the variety of large and complex projects which are the melange of companies I get to help shepherd that a blog invariably pops in from Seth Godin This one as usual was exactly about what I am working on today Creating trust He titles it Belief is More Powerful Than Truth I am a strong believer in Strategic Partnerships In those exist an exponential potential for benefit via Intelligent Design with the express purpose of creating new and better systems whereby we may generate benefit for ourselves companies and Humanity Think about this What if people were truly happy to collaborate I am continually amazed by the people in my life and work and am grateful when I see them thrive

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  • Messy and Beautiful
    Belts california beach culture California Beach town Canon 5D Mark 2 community Corbis Images creativity cultural intelligence David Pu u david pu u photography Donna Von Hoesslin ed brenegar environmental imagery environmentalism globalism Hailey Partridge Hans Rathje Jeanette Ortiz K38 Rescue Mary Osborne nature ocean ocean art Partridge twins Santa Barbara Seth Godin Shawn Alladio Sierra Partridge social change Social consciousness social sustainability surf culture surfer Surfer magazine surfing surf photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Messy and Beautiful Posted on October 23 2013 by David Pu u 0 Comments I frequently note that Life that precarious process which we see daily around us is both messy and beautiful In my work this is illustrated to me regularly Seth Godin writes beautifully on that today in a blogpost entitled Our Crystal Palace Julie Borowski hilariously points out the ridiculousness of the TSA in a very similar vein when she is molested by them and makes a beautiful statement about something very horribly messy In our tendency to want to get through the messy we somehow lose sight of the beautiful and quite frequently pass on the possibility to effect some meaningful change in our lives and that

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  • Seth Godin
    2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments For We all know what the Holidays in North America typically are significant of the prior sacrifices and services of the forbearers of the Nation and Christianity Of course aside from those at the core it should be about the inception of gratitude Traditions are funny things Over time the embeds get well buried Continue Reading Posted in Blog Red White and You Posted on August 26 2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments Amongst my friends and colleagues who I see as being people of sound educated mind and of exceptional intelligence and compassion I have observed something They appear to be stuck Why is it that some people prefer to confer the authority and tenets of Leadership on Politicians The reason I find this perplexing is due Continue Reading Posted in Blog Hope and Change Posted on June 29 2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments While both the Democratic and Republican camps spend an incomprehensible amount of money the country suffers as a result of their awful mismanagement and extremely deep corruption Several years ago I began to notice as I returned from travel around the world and would fly into LAX that it was beginning to feel increasingly more Continue Reading Posted in Blog Letter to a Friend Posted on June 1 2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments Sometimes waking moments are comprised of a tap on the shoulder regarding someone I care about The note below is as a result of one of those mornings The person I sent it to is someone who I respect as a visionary human being The images here are what occurred when the ocean reined over Continue Reading Posted in Blog The Beauty of Story Posted on May 20 2012 by

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  • Shawn Alladio
    are moments in time when the magical intersects with the mortal and in process one s grasp of one s ability is re defined A Bluebird moment is about education preparation trial and conquest I have had a few of these in my lifetime Here is an account of one of them I began my pilgrimages to Continue Reading Posted in Blog K38 Rescue Precept and Example Posted on March 8 2012 by David Pu u 1 Comment I sent Shawn Alladio a note yesterday afternoon Here it is At least TRY to have a good time tonight will ya This is important Here is her response Shut up LOL That pretty much sums up what many of us feel who are on the back end of rendering service when accolades Continue Reading Posted in Blog Truth Glows Posted on February 18 2012 by David Pu u 1 Comment Big difference between the darkness of a Lie and brightness of Truth Seth Godin absolutely nails the job description of the Creative in this blogpost he titles Transparent or Translucent Below is a fascinating story taken from an internet hoax of sorts where someone twisted the TRUTH and did it to their own benefit My Continue Reading Posted in Blog Respect for the Subject Posted on February 17 2012 by David Pu u 0 Comments Respect narrowly defined is examined here in this Wiki link One of the key elements for a creative in a study of any sort is respect of subject But here is the twist One has to respect one s self first If that aspect is not nailed to the floor of a soul the oft times Continue Reading Posted in Blog Being Present Posted on December 8 2011 by David Pu u 1 Comment In my

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