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Old 08-01-2016   #1
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anyone have a photo bucket list?
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anyone have a photo bucket list?
Can you elaborate?

Photos I want to take/see/own?
Places/people/things I want to photograph?
Photography equipment I want to use/see/own?

Short answer, yes. Long answer depends on answers to the above
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I have very long list of photography projects that I have either started or plan on starting at some point - that's my only real photography bucket list.
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No. The whole concept of "bucket lists" is dangerous and unpleasant, leading to perpetual dissatisfaction with one's life as it actually is. There's a wise saying: "Do not regret what you have lost, but remember with affection what you have had." The whole idea of a "bucket list" is the exact opposite of this mentality.

Of course there are things I would like to do. Some I may achieve. Others I will not. It doesn't matter very much.

Are you familiar with the concept of "hungry ghosts"? If not, see http://buddhism.about.com/od/tibetan...osts-Realm.htm

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I'd rather just wander aimlessly and muddle through the serendipity.
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I'd rather just wander aimlessly and muddle through the serendipity.
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I'd rather just wander aimlessly and muddle through the serendipity.
YES!

Many of the best places I have ever been, I have found by chance. I also find it useful not to try to fit in too much (= try to go to too many places). Often, it takes a while to discover the best in a place.

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I concur , and in 2 months my wife and I (along with 2 friends) are going to Thailand and
Cambodia for 5 weeks and we've planned on a sum total of 2 places ! The rest as they say, is which ever way the wind blows us . Yahoo for retirement .
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Can you elaborate?

Photos I want to take/see/own?
Places/people/things I want to photograph?
Photography equipment I want to use/see/own?

yes...
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I'd rather just wander aimlessly and muddle through the serendipity.


Yeh.... that's me too !
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There's a wise saying: "Do not regret what you have lost, but remember with affection what you have had."
I just use the first part of that saying... forget what you have lost. It's gone.
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I just use the first part of that saying... forget what you have lost. It's gone.
No, you still have the memories. Am I likely ever to make another major motorcycle tour of India again? No. Do I prize the memory? Yes. Likewise the birthdays I have spent with my daughter. They're gone, but the memories are not. Or my first serious girlfriend, or the first time I rode a motorcycle at 100 mph, or audiences with HH Dalai Lama.... The list goes on and on and on.

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No, you still have the memories. Am I likely ever to make another major motorcycle tour of India again? No. Do I prize the memory? Yes.
Ah, I was thinking of negative memories.
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I'm a little confused by your response Roger. Maybe you and I see the "bucket list" as two different things. For me, my "bucket list" is just the list of things I want to do sometime in my lifetime. I've been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do most of them. It's not some rigid thing that I militarily plod through step by step. It's just experiences I think might be interesting, and given the opportunity, I take advantage of it.
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I'd rather just wander aimlessly and muddle through the serendipity.
That sums it up rather nicely.

There are many things I have wanted to do in my lifetime that I will never get to do, there are a few things I have wanted to do (and more continuing to appear) that I might do yet, but there are a HUGE lot of things I wanted to do that I have in my own aimless way managed to achieve.

I accept all of these things with no regrets, I've enjoyed everything I achieved and given short grief to those which passed by undone. I'll just keep on going this way until Life departs me. :-)

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anyone have a photo bucket list?
No, not me.

The certain route towards disappointment, imho.

Option1: I don't get to fulfil it. Big disappointment.
Option2: I do get to fulfil it and the images suck. Big disappointment.
Option3: I do get to fulfil it and the images are great. And then what?

There's just no winning.
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Can you elaborate?

Photos I want to take/see/own?
Places/people/things I want to photograph?
Photography equipment I want to use/see/own?

Short answer, yes. Long answer depends on answers to the above
Could you share the short list?
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I don't really have a bucket list, although there things I would like to do or do again. But to me a bucket list implies a directive. I know there are some things I will never do again, or at least the same way.

Mostly I just want the opportunity to take more film photos and turn them into great prints.

I would like to travel around Korea to some of the old temples and historical sites. If they aren't too touristy.

There are places in the USA south-west I would love to visit again, like the Grand Canyon, or Yellowstone. Mesa Verde and the cliff dwellings there were awesome.

How about you Joe?
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Ah, I was thinking of negative memories.
Even there, I disagree. It might be different for others, but with sufficient time, even most of my negative experiences/losses/memories end up as positives. Often they become good stories, or at the least make me feel more resilient (e.g. "Sick as I feel today, it's nothing like that time I good food poisoning from a dodgy kebab..."). I'm sure it would be different if something truly terrible happened to me, but for the most part even my negative memories I want to keep as my own.
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I don't really have a bucket list, although there things I would like to do or do again. But to me a bucket list implies a directive. I know there are some things I will never do again, or at least the same way.

Mostly I just want the opportunity to take more film photos and turn them into great prints.

I would like to travel around Korea to some of the old temples and historical sites. If they aren't too touristy.

There are places in the USA south-west I would love to visit again, like the Grand Canyon, or Yellowstone. Mesa Verde and the cliff dwellings there were awesome.

How about you Joe?
i have never been much of a planner...certainly not more than short term.
i'm not sure what triggered this question...i know that i am not capable of physically doing many of the things that i did in my youth or even middle age and i really wish i had done more in my prime...but then i look back and i have done a fair bit...motorcycle trips, a few marriages, lots of driving cross country...a nefarious adventure or 2...
as to photography...i started out seriously doing mountain and prairie landscapes, ski shoots, lots of music related shooting...even weddings!
now i look at something to shoot and lose the ambition to even take the camera out of the bag...i hope this a temporary funk but i seem to get into them more and more.
i am 99% happy with my gear and have begun to realize that i don't really need much more and the gear i covet is to satisfy a need to return to my past...thus the canon f1...
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I'm a little confused by your response Roger. Maybe you and I see the "bucket list" as two different things. For me, my "bucket list" is just the list of things I want to do sometime in my lifetime. I've been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do most of them. It's not some rigid thing that I militarily plod through step by step. It's just experiences I think might be interesting, and given the opportunity, I take advantage of it.
We must do. There's a huge number of things I'd quite like to do, but formalizing them into a "bucket list", or even assigning priorities to them, is utterly alien to me. There's also a lot of truth in what johannielscom said, though I'd not be quite as negative about it.

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Before I went to Burma (Myanmar) there was one picture I was impressed by - and I wanted to take a similar picture. I did:

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This was the only time I had a bucketlist, never before or after I felt the need to take a specific picture. In fact it felt a bit weird, I wanted to take this picture before I went, didn't really look for it, but came across it.
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No. The whole concept of "bucket lists" is dangerous and unpleasant, leading to perpetual dissatisfaction with one's life as it actually is. There's a wise saying: "Do not regret what you have lost, but remember with affection what you have had." The whole idea of a "bucket list" is the exact opposite of this mentality.
I very much agree. I really dislike the idea of bucket lists, something about them implies putting the cart before the horse, or accomplishment before experience.
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I also refuse to start a bucket list, I do the things that I want because tomorrow is promised to no one.

Blueprints for the future are a fools errand.
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I also refuse to start a bucket list, I do the things that I want because tomorrow is promised to no one.

Blueprints for the future are a fools errand.
As in, "If you want to make God laugh, tell Her your plans."

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