Plastics and Jelly fish in the Ocean

I have just had a short walk via a marina in Sri Lanka, but this could any marina around the world. I looked at the water and initially saw some fish, then the small jellyfish, but then looking a little deeper I saw the sad realization that the area had plastic and other debris in it, polystyrene, glass bottles, bottle caps etc. Now, I know there are turtles in this area as there is a small sanctuary on Lavinda beach not to far from where I was standing.

As turtle’s eat jelly fish, but when they look exactly like a white plastic bag, then we have problems. I can see in my minds eye the turtle eating this plastic stuff that mankind put in the water either by accident or deliberately I do not care. Plastic is not fish, turtle or anyone’s food, well would you eat a plastic bag?, Thought not.

The turtle will die eventually, so would we if we keep eating contaminated food.

So why does our sea life eat them, because it looks like food to them.

These photographs I took made me sad and we really have to stop using plastic bags in our lives, in reality we do not need them, there are plenty of alternatives out there. Lets get using the alternatives NOW.

Our Grandparents did not use plastic bags, so why do we have to? Clean out our drawers, cupboards under the sink etc and dispose of those plastic bags ASAP in the correct manner. Why not take them back to the supermarket and get them to dispose of them correctly, after all it is them who are responsible for giving them to us in the billions.

To all you supermarkets, there is no excuse now, stop giving them away or charging for them. Do something else than what the government tells you to do for the sake of the environment and your children’s future on this planet as we are suffering now, just think what your children’s future looks like if we do NOT do anything now.

I wonder which supermarket will be the first to do something different on this front?.

Take them off your inventory list and never order them again. Introduce better ways to carry out shopping home. Force us to do so. Even those plastic bags for life are no good, we want bags that are made to last that do not come out of plastic derived in any form. They are out there, you have to source them for us at a reasonable cost you can do it, you have the teams in place to actually do this, so why are you not doing this?

 

This blog is moving at the end of May 2017

Hello all

I have now set up a new blog  at www.michaelcrawfordhick.com and as of around the End of May 2017 this blog will be deleted.

On my new blog, there is a lot more travel, and photography posts, as I travel the world on an amazing trip as I have given up my main job and life in the UK to pursue a career as a travel photographer and digital nomad.

I will be also doing some Eco and volunteering projects as I travel, as I want to enjoy life and not be burdened by just earning a living.

You might ask why have I done this?, well initially the weather in the UK was getting me down (not a lot of sunshine), the work situation was hard, could not do what I really want to do and that is Photography full-time.

Here are my social media links, please feel free to drop by or subscribe to any of the feeds that take your interest.  The most active one at present is my Instagram page where I am posting photographs of all kinds of things I see as I travel and events that I attend in Asia.  The main website will expand what I have taken on that day, but due to the slow internet sometimes in Asia, this might take a few extra days to upload a full gallery of photographs.  I aim for everything to be up in 48 hours of an event happening.

I will now have stock photography available to purchase, via my main web site at

http://www.imagesfromaroundtheworld.com and Also at http://www.500pix.com/mchphoto2015

I will be listing where I am going to in the next few months, so if you have a particular photo request please let me know and I will see what I can do.  The next Stop from April 26th is Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

I invite you to subscribe to my blog, as I would welcome comments and look forward to the interaction I get from my readers.

Thank you in advance and please share where possible

Michael Crawford-Hick

 

 

Main Photos web site: http://www.imagesfromaroundtheworld.com

Also at http://www.500pix.com/mchphoto2015

Blog
www.michaelcrawfordhick.com

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Just a few new photos from this year already

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Recycling plastic bottles as planters painted yellow

Random Light trails as abstract Art

Photographs for sale

So this is an update to the last entry, as I may be inundated with emails about the potential prices of photographs I am trying to sell to help me get into some proper accommodation and to raise some money for the homeless people of Bournemouth, Dorset area so I can buy them food and clothing.

The photographs can be found at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/waterandwaves

print size                  £ Your Cost                                £ Donation for the homeless

6″ x 4″                     £5 ea                                            £1.50 per print

7″ x 5″                    £ 8 ea                                            £3 per print

A4 – (12″ x 8″)       £ 20 ea                                           £ 6 per print

A3 – (12″ x 18″)    £ 30 ea                                            £ 9 per print

Please note postage is extra

UK £ 3.00, ROW £ 5.00 this is for first class post or airmail

Print finishes is Semi Gloss / Semi Matt depending on the sizes ordered

Payment is via PayPal only at present to bournemouthhomeless@yahoo.com

Other sizes and finishes, etc are available upon request, please contact me for a quotation.  Also electronic usages are available, please contact me for prices.

The copyright of the photographs are copyright Michael Crawford-Hick and are NOT transferable under any circumstances, by buying a print this does not give you any right to make copies in any format and distribute them either for free or charge for them.

Print sizes are approx and may vary, All prints are made to order, I do not hold stock, so they are classed as a custom order and cannot be returned unless damaged in transit, (If this is the case please contact me by email and please keep the packaging as I will require a photograph of the damage to issue a replacement, please do not return the print to me , BUT email me the details).

I will list what I have done with this donation money e.g. purchased clothing, food etc, receipts will be posted where applicable.

Any questions Please contact me via this blog or directly on bournemouthhomeless@yahoo.com

Thank you

Michael

Christmas Shopping Part 2

After I signed off the last post, I was reading some newspapers from the UK and the thought struck me, the probable comment to the last post was “we don’t have time to go to the high street and shop”  The I said wait a minute, if we get off the internet, forget blogs, Facebook, You Tube and all the video games you like to many to mention, then how many extra hours will we have 1, 2, 5, 10 or more per week.  It’s a lot more than you think.

As I remember growing up if we wanted to see a friend and say lets go shopping it was one quick phone call or even called round to their house to arrange it, not spending hours on tweeting our movements, or Facebooking our plan, we just got out there and did what we had to do.

We still had lots of time to chat with friends over a well deserved coffee at the end of a shopping trip.  You just have to get off that social media and get out into the real world and interact with it, it’s there for the taking.

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Life is short. Too short to waste a single second with anyone who doesn’t appreciate and value you… ; ) This includes social media!!