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Chris
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
South Africa
I'm an hobbyist photographer from Cape Town, South Africa and recently returned home from a 2 year stint in Buenos Aires! I work in the online marketing industry and my love of photography started when I got my first decent cellphone (Nokia N73) with a camera 3 years ago. Now looking back to those days, the quality was utter crap, but it started my off passion for the beauty of nature all around us.

I then proceeded to buy a high end point 'n shoot at the time, a Sony H10, which was used to take many of my best pics in my gallery while living in Hout Bay, Cape Town. The drive to and from work was absolutely incredible during the spring and autumn seasons because of the high contrast lighting the hot South African sun and luscious expansive oceans provided.

I then decided to splash out, and after much deliberation around whether to purchase a Nikon D90 or a Canon 500D, I opted for the Canon mainly because of easier functionality. It was a close call though with both cameras being equally commendable according to online reviews.

Enjoy my gallery and feel free to post comments/critisisms wherever appropriate xD

If you like my photos, you can join my Facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/Carswel…

Current Residence: Cape Town
Favourite genre of music: Psytrance
Operating System: Windows 7
Personal Quote: The growth of one's soul is only limited by the depth of one's imagination
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Inspiring Buddhist Quotes

Thu Sep 22, 2011, 12:44 PM
I've been doing a lot of Buddhist readings and research in my travels for Truth.
I thought I might share some inspiring quotes I have found along the way :)



There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.


Every second you spend thinking about someone else's dreams you take time away from your own.


With fools there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate let a man walk alone.


If you propose to speak, always ask yourself:
Is it true?
Is it necessary?
Is it kind?


The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character.


Remembering death brings life into focus . . . It sorts out your priorities, so you do not live a trivial life . . . It helps you take care of the most important things in life first. Don't worry about dying; that will happen successfully whether you worry about it or not.


Men tremble in the presence of death, yet they do their utmost to be reborn; they keep plunging deeper and deeper into the very pit they fear. If it is an act of piety to mortify the flesh, then it must be impious to indulge in sensuality, but mortifications in this world are followed by gratifications in the next, and thus the reward of piety is impiety. 


Suffering is born of desire, for no man has ever gratified all his desires. But they that seek wisdom, they that ponder the true faith, they are the ones that find peace. Who drinks salt water increases his thirst; who flees from desire finds his thirst appeased. I no longer know desire. I seek the true law.


The thirst for power, the thirst for pleasure, the thirst for existence; there, O monks, is the origin of suffering.


And what, my friend, is the root of the good? Freedom from desire is the root of the good; freedom from hatred and freedom from illusion; these things, my friends, are the root of the good.


Because it teaches that every man gets, under the operations of unerring karma, exactly that reward or punishment which he has deserved, no more and no less. No good deed or bad deed, however trifling, and however secretly committed, escapes the evenly-balanced scales of Karma.


Let no man ever take into consideration whether a thing is pleasant or unpleasant. The love of pleasure begets grief and the dread of pain causes fear; he who is free from the love of pleasure and the dread of pain knows neither grief nor fear.

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: The Killers
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Wonderful work :)
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Thank you :)
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thanks for watch:D (Big Grin) 
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Thanks for the fav :)
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thinxUmissWhenUblink Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ey thereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :D
Thanks so much for the fave!! really appreciate it !!!
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wishing you a great day ! 
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OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for joining:icondevartphoto: We all at DAP welcome you a big and warm welcome to the group! We all hope you have a positive experience during your membership with us! :) And stay in contact with us for more info on the group!


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OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the watch! :D
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:w00t: Welcome, it's great that you've joined us at :iconraw-nature: :)
I hope you really enjoy being part of this group; you can submit three images per day but not to the 'Featured' folder. Please feel free to ask if there is anything you're not quite sure of :)

We look forward to seeing some of your great work, being submitted, in the near future :)
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:iconballoonplz: Thanks for joining :iconwater-and-nature-art:. We appreciate your support and we are glad to expose your art. :iconhappehdanceplz:

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