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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:13 pm

Michaeljc wrote:
Till the next one


Equinox :) (3 months from now)


Consider it a date, my mom must be proud. :lol2:
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:20 pm

Instead of chanting maybe these lone wolves could howl :)
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Re: Solstice sit

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Re: Solstice sit

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:50 pm

Michael,

Michaeljc wrote:My Zendo:

It's an Eden! God bless.

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:26 am

desert_woodworker wrote:Michael,

Michaeljc wrote:My Zendo:

It's an Eden! God bless.

--Joe


Dats cos yu liv in a desit :lol2:

Green and grass have a cost - RAIN, 70 inches of it each year

One winter we had 32 days rain on end

- MUD :blush:

Another winter 32 days frosts and clear skies on end

She's an irresistible harlot
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:18 am

Michaeljc wrote:
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Mike, you have plenty of room for a football field, insert some goals! :PP:



I'm not on facebook, can you upload it on photobucket or something?
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:32 pm

Fuki

This is rugby country. Mention the F word and you will thrown out of the pub :lol2:
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:22 pm

I'm not on facebook, can you upload it on photobucket or something


I am still learning about video. I would like to be able to extract the audio and link it to a still photo or nothing at all. Its the bird song that makes mornings here special. I don't observe scenery as I sit
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:31 pm

Mike extracting audio is easy, there are plenty of free software to do that.
I also got a bunch of 'payed' programs which can do about just anything you want.

If you need help you can e-mail or pm me so I can post step by step screenshots to show the process (from simple to advanced) it depends on your wishes, you can always upload the original video via wetransfer.com (or similair sites) and pm or mail me the link, I can send you back the extracted audio (or with still pic if you want) the same way.
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:35 pm

Michaeljc wrote:Fuki

This is rugby country. Mention the F word and you will thrown out of the pub :lol2:


Thrown out or drop kicked? Well it's worth a 'try' :dance:
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:41 pm

Michael,

I think bird-song is a very special association for all Zen sitters. At home, on retreat or sesshin, etc.

Hmm, I'm recalling a poem from a Chinese Ch'an source. It's 2/3 of a haiku, really. Well, 5-7 syllables in English (I think that adding another 5 syllables might just kill it, so I've avoided the occasional temptation). It's about deep mountain-stillness, but a further deepening of that fastness by, well, see:

"With one bird singing
the mountain is yet more still."


--Joe

ps was a time when I sought absolute silence at times to practice zazen. I'd go to the lowest stacks level of the East Asian Library in Kent Hall at Columbia, three stories below street-level, and sit half-lotus on a (fat!) Manhattan phonebook on the floor of a grad-student study cubicle. It was remarkable. For many minutes I'd hear the ringing in my ears, and nothing else, plus heartbeat. The City was a very noisy place, and this was an interesting change of pace. Since those days, I no longer seek silent places, but have often found them, such as at observatory mountains. But, there are usually birds!

OK, here's the death-knell, then:

With one bird singing
the mountain is yet more still;
Kitt Peak in Springtime!

Michaeljc wrote:Its the bird song that makes mornings here special. I don't observe scenery as I sit
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:41 am

Fuki -

Try this. I cannot get it to run smoothly on the first run as my download speed is slow at times

http://s569.photobucket.com/user/michael_carter13/media/Frosty%203_zpsoaaqzwz1.mp4.html?o=0
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:06 am

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:39 am

Michaeljc wrote:Yup - this works

https://youtu.be/A0whVrZmfks


Lovely thanks!

Absolutely love the horses, such maginficent animals.
What is the sound that keeps increasing and decreasing, like someone is walking by with a vacuum cleaner
or some hoovering unidentified object? :lol2:
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:58 am

Ignore the bad vid quality of the dumbphone, but here's what Dutchy birds sound like around 05:30 in the dunes. :)

http://vid56.photobucket.com/albums/g17 ... ksok5n.mp4
http://vid56.photobucket.com/albums/g17 ... buybo7.mp4
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:22 am

fukasetsu wrote:
Michaeljc wrote:Yup - this works

https://youtu.be/A0whVrZmfks


Lovely thanks!

Absolutely love the horses, such maginficent animals.
What is the sound that keeps increasing and decreasing, like someone is walking by with a vacuum cleaner
or some hoovering unidentified object? :lol2:


Fuki - there is some sound coming from the camera, it has its own hard drive. It fades is an out as the various cuts fade in and out. The whole film is 20 min long - to cover the increase in sunlight. But, there is also the sound of the sea in the background. I am still learning to drive this machine.

I am going to do another one on a Sunday morning - no planes or occasional sound of machinery. Then extract audio only

Who was it doing Zazen therapy with a mentally unwell group? This type of audio could be useful I think
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby Michaeljc on Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:02 pm

What is the sound that keeps increasing and decreasing, like someone is walking by with a vacuum cleaner


This annoys me. Its from the camera hard drive Today I realised what I must do = use a remote microphone

I love projects. I have a new one: recording birdsong

stay tuned :)

The place where I now live was purchased in 1980 to add to family land. There was a steep slope of about 15 acres in gorse close by the house. I decided rather than develop it I would let it re-generate into native shrubs then trees. I also planted many variety of exotics around the place. All this coupled with patches of mature natives, hundreds of years old, provides the habitat for the many birds

The chortley fallow in the video is the Australian Magpie, He is a cousin of the crow. No crows here thank God. No bird deserves a thrown stone more than the crow :lol2:
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Re: Solstice sit

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:50 pm

Michael,

Michaeljc wrote:No bird deserves a thrown stone more than the crow :lol2:

Yeppers. This is because the Corvids are as intelligent as we are. Who wants competition!

But if Humans as a species snuff it, the Corvids will be the new Masters on land and air (Cockroaches a close second). In sea, Whales!

--Joe

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Re: Solstice sit

Postby fukasetsu on Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:44 am

Ravens are my favourite birds, too bad they're rare in this region. We got like 100 pair of them in the whole country.

Crows are awesome though, as we speak I see 6 of them sitting on the 7th floor balcony here.
I always talk to them but they keep flying away once I walk by them, yet they don't care when the cats do.

Some neighbours below me hit the edge of the balcony with a broom to scare them away because they dont want the bird poo.
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