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  • Waves: Neo Creative
    social sustainability surf culture surfer Surfer magazine surfing surf photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Waves Neo Creative Posted on January 17 2011 by David Pu u 0 Comments Gemology I needed to shoot more wave and water surf work after the past couple months like umm well let s just say I did not need any more work to satisfy my commercial or editorial clients But right now I am buried in post production work from multiple back to back swims over the course of several days My feet have a couple ulcerous sores which are oozing blood Caused by not having time to rinse some gravel out of my Da Kine fins in between sprints after a promise I have probably shot close to 10 000 winners in this genre But the past several days saw a new tack for my creativity that came to fruition as a result of further exploration of the coast and the limits of the Canon 5D Mark 2 imaging system and Lightroom by Adobe What had heretofore been impossible and not even dreamed of beyond the canvases of Artists like Robb Havassey Wade Koniakowski and Ron Croci I have

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  • The Lineup
    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 The Lineup Posted on December 14 2010 by David Pu u 0 Comments The Lineup The image above is a tight shot of the crowd in the lineup at Pipeline one day a few seasons back Pipe is located on the North Shore of the Island of Oahu Generally a lineup is a pretty near perfect example of a social and cultural hierarchy and how those tend to stratify according to ability dominance and or reputation So surf breaks in a manner of speaking are analogous to society at large in many ways And just like in land based cultures someone always seems to come along that no one gives credence to who through persistence talent and ability though seemingly stuck in the middle and not going anywhere towards being at the head of the line is actually speeding far ahead of the rest of the group Those are the ones to watch Look closely Choose wisely Because who we surround ourselves with will determine our path

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  • Canon 5D Mark 2: Trial by Fire
    had read on it by so called experts is wrong Most of it s advertised shortcomings are simply failure by the operators to own the skills most DP s and Cinematographers take for granted yet they wrote about it Um yea Philip Bloom is not of that ilk But in two hours Tyler was off head spinning to get a little sleep before his 9am call time If it were anyone else they would likely be headed for their Waterloo Not Tyler Here is a little early timelapse shot with the 5DM2 One of my first I have done dozens of increasingly complex ones since I have shot 3 music videos 2 feature films done journalism action sports the 2010 Maverick s Challenge shot while working rescue swam Bali done fashion military training shoots with K38 Rescue What my camera has produced since it became my first designated principal body for motion capture and stills production is probably the most intense field testing of any camera ever produced Of course Canon probably does not know this I am simply a user stormtimelapseweb Computer Tech is incredible For the first time in my 12 years shooting professionally it all is REALLY working I made a good choice in systems with which to transition from film And once again Canon has helped me to feel confident in my ability to outperform while in the field This camera has been swum shot from airplanes boats cars thrown off buildings while housed into a swimming pool done large format art production commercial fashion and produced innumerable covers and spreads seen in publications throughout the world and in my library at Corbis Images In 1997 I weighed the development plans of Canon and Nikon in a close look and because of that glimpse chose Canon

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  • Canon 5D Mark 2
    3 Comments I was cameraless this week It was great Sort of Okay maybe not completely cameraless I still had four 35mm stills film bodies three mini DV cameras and five high speed film motion cameras all sitting on the shelf along with the water housings for those But I loaned my Canon 5DM2 system out and Continue Reading Posted in Blog The Mavericks Challenge Ready Aim Stand Posted on February 19 2010 by David Pu u 21 Comments Modus An Operator s perspective I am just in the door from Maverick s We had quite an adventure up there This trip I was a part of the K38 Mavericks Water Rescue Team I joined K38 long ago on the heels of shooting the 2000 Tow Surfing Championships at Jaws I realized in the course Continue Reading Posted in Blog Rinse and Repeat Posted on December 15 2009 by David Pu u 8 Comments I have had to watch weather a bit more closely than I usually would this season because Garrett MacNamara K38 Rescue and a few other pals of mine are involved in big wave events and have sort of sucked me into the preparation that goes into being in the right place on the right day Continue Reading Posted in Blog New Bigger Better Posted on October 24 2009 by David Pu u 1 Comment I just spent the better part of the past week bouncing back and forth between post production and producing a richly diverse amount of new imagery Multiple subjects 7 days in both motion picture and stills I truly redlined my Canon 5D Mark 2 and utilized every facet of the camera learned from the last Continue Reading Posted in Blog The Artist as Asset Posted on September 23 2009 by David Pu

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  • One Intransigent Eve
    bag of chicken breasts onto the bags of frozen veggies I saw it The meat was hiding always wanted to write that under the chicken I checked my receipt Damn the checkout people had missed it as well I had just successfully shoplifted 20 bucks of dead cow from Costco and was way the heck out in the parking lot at night I grabbed the bag of meat and receipt in hand jogged back to the entrance and explained that I needed to pay I have never stolen anything in my life and I sure was not about to start now The Supervisor took me to a register and thanked me while someone rang me up Total detour time maybe 10 15 minutes Zipping up the 101 I had dismissed the Costco impressions and wound my way through sedate tempo but heavy traffic As I made the turn onto Hwy 33 that winds up to my home and Ojai beyond I passed a slow moving SUV and accelerated a bit into the decreasing radius turn just as I have done every day for about 25 years Headed for the home I share with my wife Donna I saw fresh skid marks leading towards the concrete A rail barrier that is the N S traffic divider and slowed a bit then debris then cars pulled over One looked like a black Civic and I remembered that I had been thinking about my son Jon who drives one A little further down the road another car and a motorcycle Probably more debris strike As I pulled into my driveway I called Jon to see what he was up to I wondered about that Civic I had glimpsed I think most parents do that Jon told me about his day up in SB and a mountain bike ride and we laughed about how ridiculously dangerous MTB riding can be You know how it is Jon everything is always okay till it is not then blam Badness And it hit me I could have been right in the middle of that accident 10 15 minutes at Costco Do the right thing You may think no one will ever notice The world will tell you that Our Politicians re enforce the message with money and situational ethics But somehow it always matters So do you I live my life immersed in the Bible It is not a religious thing It is just how I refer my understanding of creation to everyday life I had opportunity to look at this earlier today It is important for many reasons Meditating on this mattered to me today 2 Timothy Ch 3 Godlessness in the Last Days 1 But understand this that in the last days there will come times of difficulty 2 For people will be lovers of self lovers of money proud arrogant abusive disobedient to their parents ungrateful unholy 3 heartless unappeasable slanderous without self control brutal not loving good 4 treacherous reckless swollen with conceit

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  • Being Clear
    the links and study it all out You may want to consider just telling us the answer It really is a good point that he made My fiance Donna says this same thing to me frequently My answer typically has been this I do it for a reason Maybe not everyone should get it People tend to value things which they earn But it gave me a lot to think about Friends are good that way They sharpen us Because they really do care In edit this weekend as I worked through post production I came across this image of a teensy wave washing up a sea glass beach Colors are significant in that they illustrated different energy signatures Water when it is pure is clear Yet in the Sea it contains the genetic signature of all life It reflects every color in the spectrum When polluted it implements a process which eventually will purify it once again It will go back to being clear to the eye Yet below the range of human sight there still is another universe active within it Yes something to think about for sure Posted in Blog Messenger Arc Hope and Change 4 Responses to Being Clear Stoke Harvester says June 25 2012 at 10 37 am Keep up the great work David Reply Greg Ray says June 25 2012 at 11 54 am David I had a great time at the show with Donna and look forward to Vegas will keep on trucking with the faith that we are the greater source together like the ocean we see the surface but the magic is deeper than we know I have been battling with a bad cough but am slowly winning thank you so much for your help and like the blog Clear is

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  • K38 Rescue: Precept and Example
    out what the uproar was about I have an entirely different baseline about service and women I have never had an issue placing myself under the command of a woman Maybe because I have been under Shawn s for so long and her s is efficient So well run in fact that she somehow finds herself in the unenviable process of having to deal with accolades from time to time We ALL hate them Any of us in service positions do them to serve Though gratitude is great It is wonderful being appreciated What we all aspire to do is to educate inspire and push OTHERS forward Here is the tricky part When one leads by both precept and example people lock onto the example first and precept last That is why frequently our culture lends itself to the development of a cult of personality But leaders real ones politicians by their job description are not leaders per se know to actively resist iconization Precept and Example Why It weakens your team You want a strong team a vital community that by it s diversity and understanding and respect of each individual s strengths and weaknesses you may grow That is our precept Get it I learned a heck of a lot as a professional athlete what I was prior to being a businessman and a photographer film maker If one wants to be successful you hone your strengths refine those but you train your weaknesses Weakness is what kills your performance and jeopardizes your goals long term Shawn and I have been discussing this I know she is writing on the subject I look forward to the read Onboard Instruction In recent years K38 Rescue headed by Shawn Alladio and a global collective of Rescue Professionals trained by her has raised a standard that did not formerly exist This standard follows the design evolutionary process of the Personal Watercraft PWC or RWC Rescue Watercraft as we are now beginning to call these boats A new generation of craft is about to come into our watery arena Shawn has applied her company assets as a civilian contractor and as what I would call a Patriot thrown everything into training with various branches of our Military and aiding in the development of the usage of the RWC in Military Rescue and various other ops In a world full of bullshit artists who try to attach themselves and brand by association with the elite of our armed services who are water based Shawn refuses to talk about it So I am Why Because Shawn by her service has literally changed the course of History in the usage of the personal watercraft for Rescue and developed a detailed training modus that builds warriors out of boys who just liked fast toys I know I am one of them Her understanding of and education on Rescue theory can revolutionize a life Shawn Alladio Colombia River Bar It has made a huge difference in mine

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  • Art Show: Ventura
    sift through my Literary office I have three spaces at home Donna would say four dedicated to my craft and trade In the Lit office are book cases and shelves with binders of slides and thousands of magazines book reference works tapes DVD s etc It is some of the physical evidence the artifacts as it were of my years as a Editorial Commercial and Arts Photographer and Cinematographer I cannot count the number of pages covers spreads and works I have produced The film segments stills etc I think the sheer volume of work is going to be impossible to ever share in any real manner So I picked a final lane for this show at Stoneworks I grabbed some of the artifacts and some gear and put it in a pile on the office floor This would be no Museum or glitzy polished up high end gallery show It would be about the artifacts that comprise the foundations of my work A glimpse into how I do things It really is quite bizarre and knowing photography as a craft is quite possibly the LEAST notable of the number of things I need to know how to do in order to film what I want Larry Ugale Down Valley I want to share that Later this morning Robb and I will wrap our installation If you do not know about Robb Havassy you really should His website is here He and I have been steadily working on a new series of companies that will bring a bit of a game change to a lot of people s lives Seeing what Dr Dave Jenkins has done and people like him is sort of our bar We both believe that in applying our lives to our Art and love of and care for people that we can build something sustainable a company creature composed of creatives and business people that could eventually bring a lot of light into a world that sometimes seems to be all about dimming things down Michele Chapin is a new collaborator If you do not know about her you really should Her website is here I only have one word for Michele It sticks in my head each time I walk away from a conversation with her amazing So starting at 5 PM today The Event begins The address is 300 N Ventura Ave corner of Ventura Ave and E Park Row Ventura CA 805 643 5431 Park on Ventura Avenue and walk down Park Row to the Stoneworks There are no huge budgets No radio TV or City sponsored advertisements This is just a few Artists getting together It is what we do as a community a lot We sharpen and inspire each other So if that interests you today as a way to spend your Saturday night come This is your invitation Mai will be roasting a pig Hula and fire dancers will perform There will be music The event has a fee to

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