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Paul Pichugin
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Sorry if I've been a bit MIA the last few weeks, I've been busy with some huge projects and trying to finalise them before I head off to Egypt, Jordan and Dubai later this week!

I'll try to post a few "behind the scenes" photos from my travels as I come across WiFi!

Hope all those who celebrate Easter have a great one.. and those of you who don't, enjoy some chocolate anyway ;-)
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Enjoy Egypt...
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I posted a blog post on April Fools day saying I was quitting photography (I'm not), explained some of the things that we've been going through in the business. I got a heap of awesome notes of support and encouragement from friends and fans (feels weird saying that) of my work... 

Unfortunately a few jerks thought it would be a great opportunity to unleash their issues on me at the same time, one particular tool said "pity it's not true that you are quitting". This sort of feedback doesn't really phase me any more as I realised long ago that their opinions really do not matter one bit.

I watched a Chase Jarvis Live video with  Brené Brown that actually explained to me the reasons why this sort of feedback doesn't matter.  Brené uses the quote by Theodore Roosevelt:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” 

This happens to be, by far, one of my all time favourite quotes, she then paraphrases and modernises it with her own version:

"If you are not in the arena also getting your ass kicked on a regular basis, I am not open to or interested in your feedback"

This video is well worth the watch:
Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity with Brené Brown | Chase Jarvis LIVE | ChaseJarvis
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I missed the April fools joke... Glad your not quitting... Some people are just jealous of other peoples work... Keep up the good work...
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Sunset over Forty Mile Beach, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
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WoW!
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I've just posted a new blog post: Australian Landscapes - the video
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Love it!
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I've written a new blog post, Why I'm quitting photography:  http://paulpichugin.com/201404/im-quitting-photography/
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welcome visiting here again...a warm citizen
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Who's the song by Paul, I loved this time lapse.
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I've been contemplating a visit to Brisbane with my family in July with the possibility of running a small photography workshop there.. This made me think back to my "roots" in photography. 

This photo is one of Natural Bridge.. it was my favourite place to escape the city and contemplate life, or just chill and recharge. I took this shot in 2004 with my film SLR, it was 2 photos, stitched in photoshop.

A photo of this place was what won me my first "fan" outside of my own family. The feeling of being able to "move" someone with my photography was life changing for me. It was amazing to have someone believe in what I wanted to do and encourage me to pursue it. 

This photo is dedicated to my first "fan", I'll forever be grateful for your encouragement in the early days.

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I was there just a few days ago :)
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Headed out with +Jamie Paterson on Monday night, we were lucky enough to experience one of the most amazing sunsets we've had this year! 

Here is a shot from earlier in the afternoon, right on sunset.

Forty Mile Beach, Pilbara region of Western Australia

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This fantastic image has been selected as a most excellent share on #PhotoManiaAustralia +Photo Mania Australia curated by +Tony Heyward +Gerard Blacklock and +Dave Tomek   (Dave)
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Sunset in the Pilbara.

Forty Mile Beach, Western Australia

This was my first time shooting using my new +Induro CT213 Tripod, also the first time I've used a ball head on my tripod.. got to say, I love it and the tripod. Very sturdy, easy to use and light to carry. It fits nicely in my suitcase too, very happy with it!
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Brilliant pic, congratulations. 
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Now that April Fools is over here in Australia.. I'm resuming my regular programming.. cue the beach photos!
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I recently spent a week here and really enjoyed my stay, the staff were really helpful and friendly. I explored all the gorges, they were incredible. Looking forward to heading back in a few weeks time.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Love this place.. best soups and great atmosphere!
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reviewed 8 months ago
Always get exceptional service and great food from the Happy Dragon. They throw in free prawn crackers on take away orders too!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I had dinner with my wife at Siderno recently, it was a last minute decision and they managed to get us a great table. The food was exceptional as was the customer service, very friendly and helpful, with out hovering and being annoying.. definitely will dine here again!
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Very friendly service, always have a great chat with the staff and owner, their wood-fired pizzas are great, I've not tried anything else of theirs.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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reviewed 11 months ago
I've had many client meetings here at various times of day and it is always busy, I usually get served quickly, the only time I've had slow service was just before Christmas when there were quite a few Christmas functions going on.. so completely understandable. The coffee is always good and the lunches I've had there have always been top quality. Definitely will dine here again!
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Good
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I always make sure I stop in here for coffee and wifi when in town for business, great atmosphere, brilliant view and the food is great too. The customer service has always been spot on!
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
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