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Saturday, 09 July 2011


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Thanks Mike,
Huge respect due to Giles. Having a positive mental attitude will help; as will being stubborn and bloody minded!

My brother lost a leg in a motorcycle crash in '82 and has never let it adversely affect him, to the extent of needing numerous prosthetic replacements (Dad being a mechanic helps as well) due to his refusal to stop walking, climbing, getting it full of water/sand etc. Seeing the stump raw and blistered from rubbing puts splinters and other minor injuries into perspective.

all the best phil

After wading through the posts and innumerable comments concerning copyright infringement,legal machinations and the ensuing internet brouhaha,the Giles Duley story
brings a bit of perspective back to an increasingly jaded world. This man has inner strength that few possess. I wish him well and thank TOP for posting the link.

And sometimes we think we've got it rough!

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,"

If only I could be half so brave. Well done, Giles.

Thanks, Mike, I doubt if I'd have known about Giles Duley if you hadn't posted it.

Certainly underscores the vocational advice that the most important thing you can bring to any position, and one of the few parts of your life history which you actually can do something about, is a your attitude, doesn't it?

I am in awe of him.

Thanks Mike, I have been feeling sorry for myself some lately.

I did want to at least thank you for sharing this, Mike. Past that, I feel totally unworthy to say anything at all.

An artificial arm fitted with a tripod head. That's hard-core.

Wow. Just wow.

Amazing, almost scarily single minded. Not sure if he's entirely sane, but you have to admire his positive attitude.

I broke my back in an accident 2 years ago, thankfully not seriously enough to cause major long term disability, but my first thought after they told me was "will I be able to use a camera again?".

Not in the same league as friend Giles - in his state I would be more worried about a few other more pressing issues - but it proves us photographers are a weird lot!

Incidentally 2 out of the other 10 people in physio rehab with me were middle aged photographers, both suffering from long term RSI from carrying too much gear around. One was seriously thinking about a Leica S2 because his current MF rig was too heavy and he wanted something more "compact".

Very inspirational. Kind of puts all the equipment lust in perspective. I guess I don't really "need" that new camera...

Amazing! Godspeed Giles.

Hopefully, bionic arms will soon be much more available...

Completely overwhelmed by the bravery and fortitude of Giles. I would never have moved beyond "Why me?".

An addendum to John Camp, is that the work itself can be a blessing and salvation, lifting us up from our troubles. Giles is an inspiration, and I wish him lots of work to revel in.


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