"A Life of Adventure"
Darren in his spare time is a passionate adventurer, philanthropist and photographer.
He is currently employed full-time as a Senior Wealth Manager in Sydney Australia with Ord Minnett Private Wealth. www.ords.com.au
Photography provides Darren with the creative outlet to capture amazing, breathtaking and memorable moments in life through the lens.
“A Stable Ferris World” - Luna Park, Sydney
I also managed to capture a photo after the Luna Park Ferris wheel stopped spinning. If you have not seen the spinning Ferris wheel photo and comments, please refer to my previous photo of the Luna Park Ferris wheel in full flight.
This is more how I prefer my life, stable, balanced and moving slow enough to take in the awesome views and special moments around me :0)
Sometimes we can just feel like we are rushing around so much in our lives, that we start to feel like we are missing out on those special moments around us. I am a firm believer that 20% of our actions will ultimately generate 80% of our results, no matter what we are doing, or striving for. If we slow down a bit and try to be more focused and pragmatic with our thoughts, decisions and actions, we will find it will make a world of difference to our overall results, satisfaction and wellbeing. The biggest benefit of all is that, we will start to take in much more of the magnificent world around us.
Perhaps that is what I love so much about high-altitude mountaineering, there is no rush; it is just a matter of slow and steady progress to reach the summit.
“Life’s a Ferris Wheel” – Luna Park, Sydney
At Luna Park in Sydney, the other afternoon; I managed to capture this photo of the Luna Park Ferris wheel in full flight around dusk. This is a single image with a longer exposure to generate the fast motion effect. After I processed it, I sat and stared at it for a while as it reminded me of how life can be sometimes. Life can feel like this spinning Ferris wheel if we become too overwhelmed with the world around us.
As I look around each day, it seems to me that life is getting more complex because of more information, more choices, more technology, and more connectivity. From a personal point of view, I really believe the jury is still out as whether access to all this new technology, information, and continuous online connectivity through social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc. is actually improving our quality of life, or just making us feeling more like this Ferris wheel.
As usual, there is always a silver lining and a solution. As humans, we are lucky, as we have choices as to how we live each day, so if you are starting to feel like this Ferris wheel, take some time out and revaluate how you are using this new information and connectivity. You will find taking a step back and unplugging; you will have much more clarity and perspective.