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Meditation "boosts Melatonin, Serotonin, GABA, DHEA, Endorphins, Growth Hormone..."

 

Is it possible for processing to become a form of meditation?

Try to explain "relaxation effect" processing large # of images at one sitting produces;

(ohhhmmm, ohhhhmmm, ohhhmmm, replaced by image--image--image--image--image...)

Or maybe an addiction, albeit productive, that gets satisfied...

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because he bloody took a break from processing

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For me it boosts alcohol consumption. 

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Makes me tired, rather than relaxed. Too much stress over which to process and upload and which to reject. 

 

Alcohol + processing would put me to sleep......

 

That said I guess I do get a certain sense of satisfaction from doing the work, researching the background info etc.

 

 

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I fall asleep when I've had too much of it. Both editing and wine.

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You crack me up, Jeff.  :D

All developing pictures get me is a screaming back. Hard to feel meditative when I stand up bent and hobbling for a few steps. Bless that whiplash injury.

But I’ve been hypnotized by watching the agitator of my washing machine. Back when I had one that didn’t shut off when I opened the lid. More than once I checked to see if I needed more detergent, and didn’t wake up until it clicked on drain. :lol:

Betty

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Processing as a state of flow.

 

Processing is part of the creative process. You can enter a state of flow, where you loose all track of time.

 

I also enter the same flow state, when I am out with a camera making images.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flow-Psychology-Happiness-Classic-Achieve/dp/0712657592

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1 hour ago, vpics said:

For me it boosts alcohol consumption. 

 

For some reason, I think you will be getting a lot of green arrows tonight.  :-)  

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I don't find the processing to be very meditative.  However, like Bill mentioned, when I'm actually taking the images my mind can get caught up in the experience.

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10 hours ago, vpics said:

For me it boosts alcohol consumption. 

 

9 hours ago, Rick Lewis said:

 

For some reason, I think you will be getting a lot of green arrows tonight.  :-)  

 

And some QC fails tomorrow?? ;)

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Definately.  Levels, curves, colour, spots, noise, levels, curves, colour, spots, noise, levels, curves, colour, spots, noise, repeat, repeat, repeat...

Bill - like that phrase "state of flow". It can manifest in all sorts of tasks, strimming, chainsaw work, weeding. The key is the flow, with processing I generally work through a batch I know pretty much for sure are all heading for upload. Editing is a separate task which has its own nature of flow.

 

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Don't agree. Processing is exactly a form of Mindfullness meditation where you have to concentrate on the present moment : postprocessing,medata,upload,postprocessing,metadata,upload,postprocessing,medata,upload... with emptiness as result. I still have to work to find the levitation level when I use AIM.

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hunting-taking good-salable images ==> satisfaction

processing efficiently ==> calming

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