A little in beaux reflets

Streams of light dance in every direction, refracting and reflecting, to illuminate a colourful living planet.

Providing moments to be captured and recorded through the art of photography.



Sunday, December 11, 2011

BLING

A new title from Beaux Reflets

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Keeping Fit


A few exercises to unwind all those physical tensions in the body

I went to the doctors the other day.

He said "Gosh, I've not seen you for a while."

I said, "Ï know, I'm sorry, I've been ill."


https://sites.google.com/site/beauxreflets/keep-fit
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

At What Cost

The Environment, Motor Neurological Condition DPS and Treatments.

For more information on Destructive Pulse Syndrome

It is interesting to note all the different chemical compounds being marked as potential causes for Neurological based disorders, when I have periodically worked with solvents, probably breathed in, and possible eaten toxin traces and elements on vegetables brought in the market! Who knows? While toxins and other environmental elements enter the body, the body is pretty good at cleaning itself during the course of time, provided we drink enough.

So, if the kick-starting toxins are removed and no longer in the patient's local environment, why do PD and MND continue to advance their grip on the body? Remembering those affected live in differing environments, both town and countryside all around the world?

In fact, we are probably more health and safety, green conscious today, than in the sixties; yet there is a rising trend, with more people effected by these conditions, and at a younger age too! Why?

Well, ponder this; We spend more time on our rears looking at TV or the PC, holding a poised position squeezing the moisture and bulk out of the discs in the spinal column; and then expect it to cope with pinpointed pressure, when we lazily yet hurriedly bend to lift our litter as the breeze blows it towards a puddle.

Through modern living, every day most of us stress our bodies; but when do we really stretch our spine, giving the discs the encouragement and physical space to re-hydrate and expand into, rather than expecting the daily water intake to be magically pumped back into the discs, ready for the next days hammering.

Yes, the research towards stopping the use of toxic substances is well worth every penny. However, whatever the kick-start is for each individual case, a change in lifestyle, with an increasing concentrated effort to decompress all those stresses away, may actually win the day and reverse the rising trend.

Advocating physiotherapy with prescribed exercises, that can then be undertaken by the patient at home, with the necessary check ups to ensure the treatment is successful, given the benefits I have felt, would appear to be the first step towards alleviating and perhaps in some cases curing such conditions.

In the short term, the increased costs in Physiotherapy, for treating both, injury including those without broken bone, and post surgery treatment of young and elderly alike, bearing in mind that some symptoms may appear a year or two later; May well out way, the substantial and rising costs of more expensive Neurological intervention, with on going nursing costs, and the palliative care required when a patient's condition spirals to immobility.

For more information on Destructive Pulse Syndrome

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Out Of Nowhere




Without tunnel vision; things occur with a seed at every root. Yield revealed!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Peace Within

Contemplating Yin and Yang, the subject for the weekly competition at CameraCraniums.com


My thoughts were drawn to the idea and art in meditation towards a peaceful state of mind

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tell Me The Truth


With the flower about 9mm across, it took a while connecting with this tiny white spider's eye, as it nestled in wait amongst the flowers of Common Centaury, awaiting a meal of fly to become entangled in its near invisible web. With so much detail unveiled by the bigger eye of the camera lens there is no escaping the true nature of the beast.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Playing dead may help unlock the secret of Parkinson's

Parkinson's biomarker.

Reading an article on the search for a Biomarker towards early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease written by Rachel Jones in the 26 August 2010 edition of Nature; as a sufferer I tend to agree that such will only be determined through a battery of tests, set out over ‘a flexible period of time’, dependant upon the ‘possible speed of such in the disease’ for each individual ‘possible’ case.

Any such useful Biomarker can only be determined through patient response and a generalised mapping of data via accurate record from sufferers, being combined with the growing knowledge within the Medical Institutes on a global basis; towards determining environmental parallels and abnormalities.

This said, in my particular case in Parkinson’s (confirmed at the age of fifty), the most earliest possible indication that something was perhaps not quite right, was in the understanding of the smooth flow of nerve signals through the body showing up in the differing responses in my legs during my early teens. In that, it was clearly apparent and noticeable to me (through another lifting my legs independently by scooping up each foot in turn), that my right leg took far longer to achieve a fully relaxed state than that of my left leg. The leg lifting, was a part of Drama class, involving some good exercise in running around the school hall, before dropping to the floor into a totally relaxed state, as though one had been shot dead; with the limb lift and drop being a test marker, towards one’s playing, a convincing role.

With the knowledge that Parkinson’s usually effects one side of the body first, and given today's technology in scanning equipment, I feel sure that monitoring the time scales from muscle tension to the fully relaxed state of each limb, may provide a Biomarker towards spotting possible neurological malfunction in the very early stages; that may or may not develop into a fully blown neurological disorder problem as identified in Parkinson's or Multiple Sclerosis. Indeed, by recording any noticeable differences over a period of time during the academic years, along with any local Environmental or dietary issues (from chemicals used in the home to eating Broad beans during hormonal activity in development) may well assist practicalities of an individual’s overall diagnosis, determining relevant remedial and medicinal therapies, while also assisting in identifying the specific regional Environmental factors that cause reaction in persons susceptible to them, enabling both preventative care, bespoke treatments and potential towards the eventual cure.

Muscle readings recording the time duration's from the totally contracted state to the fully relaxed state, may of course vary given an individual’s lead and follow limb (determining their corresponding right-handedness or left-handedness). However, growing disproportionate readings identifying an increase in one ‘sideness’ (taken over a period of time) and or deterioration of muscular function, may well correspond to the situation I have experienced over the years; bearing in mind that such progressing neurological conditions are often seen to fluctuate with periods of remission and progression relevant to, general health, levels of stress and or trauma.

Of course I am far from being any sort of a medic, yet a common sense approach seems to spring from the history of my situation, while looking back at the pattern of the various involuntary leg movement (or lack in a smooth function) over thirty plus years before diagnosis of the condition.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pole Dancer

By thunder, on a clear day you can see the clouds!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Creative Soul


Capturing the internal joy with defiant crossed arms at the close of play, cemented the idea to create a tryptyche around the final shot.

For having created beautiful shadows for imagination and dream, here is the steadfast determination to seal and store their beauty with a natural wisdom; securing out any unwanted thought evoked by loose arms, that may undermine the real pleasure in life.


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Just a Common Copper


Leaving strips of wild meadow has increased the population of many insect species bringing more delight into the nearby gardens

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Coprinus Aqueous

More on the spitting mushroom

"It may also be determined, given that life evolved from the aquatic, that Coprinus Aqueous is affectively the immediate predecessor of Coprinus Cinereus, and through genetic mutation the developement of gills, the increase in fabric tissue, and its subsequent upward growth pattern has emerged; to the extent that evolution can be observed reoccurring (within this short time span) in the cycle of the Coprinus species."
 
PLEASE NOTE - LIKE ALL INK CAPS THIS MUSHROOM SHOULD NOT BE EATEN

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Swing


Photography by Rebekah Kemp

Photography is truly an Art

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Giving a monkey a paint brush will not provide prize art the like of Constable or Turner unless it is one exceptional ape !

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Remember, don't bleat if he says Baaaar!; That just means he's thirsty!!

Or - Remember, don't bleat if they say Blaaar!; It just means they're thirsty!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Do you know what this is?

Hairy dragonfly creature with strange leg formation and seemingly six wings!


A Plume Moth normally seen in Vietnam, enjoying a holiday in France.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vanishing Mushroom


An aqueous Coprinus or vanishing fungi. For more information visit https://sites.google.com/site/beauxreflets/vanishing-mushroom
 
Please note; Like all Ink caps, this mushroom is toxic.
 
 
 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Away On Another Planet


A single exposure that perhaps sums up many of my thoughts as I reflect upon past events and the way of the world today.

One of my entries in Environmental Photographer of the Year 2011
http://www.ciwem.org/competition-and-awards/environmental-photographer.aspx/

And I am delighted that the shot was featured today as image of the week on Camera Craniums http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php

Friday, April 29, 2011

View on Flickr

A high key portrait