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Last of the Observations – 10

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

Observations 9

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

Observations 8

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

I Am an Island

Remember that line in the lyrics of the Simon & Garfunkel song “I Am a Rock”? That’s what this picture makes me feel like.

Can’t stand cell phones, nor the people who have those stupid gadgets glued to their hand. Voluntary slavery!

Observations 7

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

Observations 7

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

Observations 6

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

Observations 5

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

Observations 4

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

Observations 3

A Pawel Kuczynski’s illustration.

Observations 2

Another of Pawel Kuczynski’s illustrations.

Observations 1

Sometimes we need to step back, slow down and look at ourselves with fresh eyes. Only then do the absurdities and flaws that we seem to have accepted as the norm become evident, and we can begin to question them.

Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski is an absolute master of this, combining powerful social commentary and satire with beautifully illustrated pieces, to make us sit back and reassess our priorities. “From the beginning I found that illustration was the best way to express my observations,” Pawel said. “I always say, that I’m an illustrator of a surrealistic time, so that is reflected in my work.”

Neewer Video/Photography LED Lights: JYLED-500S

After taking about 6000 pictures, since May 2017 for an eBay store, I decided it was time to upgrade from my old, but trusted, smaller LED lights, to something bigger and more professional. After doing the necessary research, my choice fell on the Neewer JYLED-500S LED lights. The lights will only be used in a studio environment and therefore don’t have to be heavy duty. The price to quality ratio for these lights was perfect for me and I ordered 3 them. Just the lights, since I already have tripods available that fit these lights perfectly.

The price per light is $69.99 with free shipping on Amazon:

A couple of days ago, I took some test shots and I can only confirm that these lights work well considering their price and throw out enough light, (do you ever have enough light?) to be able to comfortably work in a small studio setting. One test shot will be uploaded immediately after this post. More pictures to follow, as soon as I have another Muslin background available.

With its lightweight and durable construction, you can carry this light around wherever you go.
Features a color temperature knob, that can adjust the color temperature from 3200K to 5600K.
A white diffuser can soften the light and enhance skin tones in portrait photography.
The adjustable U-mount bracket makes it easy to change the angle of the light source, to keep reflections to a minimum.

Model: JYLED-500S
LEDs: 480
Voltage: DC 12V
Power: 29W
Color Temperature: 3200-5600K
Lumen: 3360Lux/m
CRI: ≥96
Power Source: Power Adapter or Sony NP-F550 NP-F970 Li-ion Battery
Battery Output: DC 14.8V
Input Voltage: 110-130V

1 JYLED-500S LED Video Light
1 White Diffuser
1 Power Adapter
1 Power Cable
1 Carrying Bag


To their phone is what most people are nowadays and they don’t even realize it. What I observe is, that so much valuable time is being wasted. Time that could be spent, doing something positive or worthwhile.

The saddest part of all this is that:
Nearly one-third of children feel unimportant when their parents use their cell phones during meal times, conversations, TV watching and playing outside, according to a recent study.

Guess what? Those same parents wonder why the world is so crazy…