How to Walk without Leaving your Desk!

Somehow I found myself watching this interesting youtube clip about the Facebook Server rooms . A few minutes into this docu-data-archive (see what I did there?!) is a guy on a treadmil at a desk … and I have never seen anything like that before!

So I had to do some googling about this subject. Turns out ‘treadmill desk‘ displays a LOT of great information about both DIY and buyable units where you can exercise on the job. Nice!

Here are the few images and links about this great idea that caught my attention. Watch out for the guy riding his bike in the office whilst sitting at his desk!

First off we have the pro’ version. It’s pricey, but as this becomes more common and mainstream the price will decrease to a reasonable housewife price.

Then we have a high quality AND pricey treadmill desk that has a product code that describes the kilometres you will walk each year whilst perusing your Amazon and Ebay purchases.

Google then found me previewing the blow-up ball on the treadmill behind the desk. Whilst the fat-guy who has taken over my waist-line loves this idea, the blood-pumping heart inside me is saying “Woooh, slow down sunshine.”

My heart was then saying, let’s take a break, sleep a bit, come back later when the legs don’t feel like falling off. Just reading this was making me exhausted! Yet I pushed myself forward, determined to finish this second post for 2014 on my journal. I didn’t call mysef the online entrepreneur for nothing!

So I found the deck-cycle. It might be called something else, but this name made better sense from a marketing point of view – it rolls off the tongue. Deskcycle. Deskycle. D’Skyle. Steal it, go with it, walk with it, get on with it.

bicycle attached to work desk

Bicycle attached to work desk

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Photo-MeetUp, 31st May, Adelaide CBD

Dancing on the Rotunda

In case you haven’t heard, I’ve organised a ‘MeetUp’ for Adelaide Photographers. I got this started about a fortnight ago and have been pleasantly surprised by the amazing response saying “YES!”.

Rotunda

This is more than your average group of people. At this stage we have about 30 people turning up, ranging from Amateurs to full-professionals, plus some spouses and children.

The day is organised, with a street map that includes Rundle Mall, Hindley Street and North Terrace – plus a visit into Government House! Yes, I am aware that not everything goes to schedule, but I know that at least having a schedule, we all know what’s going to happen next. Even if it happens a little earlier or later than expected.

Alight @ Night

Do you want to enjoy a walk with a lot of strange people, yet who are amazing photographers?

You are quite welcome!

To help me keep control of the numbers, leave your name (and other details) here. The cut-off point for joining? There isn’t one. I’m putting name labels on everyone who turns up, so I’ll be sure to bring blank labels and a sharpie!

I’m looking forward to meeting, greeting, shooting and networking with all that attend.
Remember to bring spare batteries, spare memory-cards, your tripod and a rain-coat. Adelaide is a little wet this month, and there is no telling what weather we will have this Sunday.

For those readers from around the world, the photography of the artists will be tagged : asacitywalkmay2009. I’ll write another article about the event next week!

Extra

1. Adelaide Weather on BOM.
2. Photographic Wholesalers, Hutt Street, Adelaide CBD. (Advertised because I hope some of their staff decide to turn up for this Event!)

Adelaide Hills Photography

I went for a walk this morning to pick up some paperwork from the Doctor, but to make the walk much more interesting I took my camera. So my walk was quite long and followed roads I’d never been before despite living in this part of Adelaide for the last 10 years!

Somehow along the way I discovered this bridge under a busy road. I had to walk a long way down a track beside a creek to find a location to get onto the creek-bed, then walked back to the bridge. Along the way and at the bridge I found and shot a lot of good images, but this is the one I wanted to show.

The first shot shows the original image I managed to capture. Being quite an overcast day with lots of overhanging trees and nothing more than the built-in-flash, this was the best I could achieve. I’d love to return with my 580exII flash-gun and my tall MANFROTTO tripod!

Heritage Bridge - Original

This shot shows what I managed to achieve with multi-layering in GIMP. I’ve mastered most of the features of GIMP to manipulate images when and where necessary, but much prefer to have adequate lighting and stability.

Heritage Bridge