Des Paroz's microblog

Like a lot of people here, the new year brings an opportunity to reevaluate my blogging and social setup.

I’ve decided to make my account my main personal blog for thoughts, links, etc.

My BalancedLight blog is going to be focused on photography and exploration.

I’ve taken the step of disabling automatic cross-posting to from BalancedLight, at least for now. My intention is to adopt mindful cross-posting, so I will make this a manual step for posts that warrant a cross post.

I will continue cross-posting from to Twitter, and will continue to be the origin of (essentially) all of my posting to Twitter.

I am not planning to give on Twitter – yet. But I will post here on, and consume content and reply over there. I’d like to see that phase out as more and more adopters move over to

That’s where my thinking is for now. I am sure it will continue to evolve.

The original web-based underwater photography magazine, UwP Mag has reached a major milestone with its 100th issue being published.

Well done to Peter Rowlands and all involved for this magnificent achievement.

I had an article about The PLACEBO Principle published way back in issue no. 8.

Its been a couple of years since I made underwater photos, but it is something I am planning to get back into this year. UwP 100 is spurring me on!

The Temple of Castor and Pollux

And now for a musical interlude…

🔗2CELLOS - Game of Thrones [Live at Sydney Opera House] - YouTube

Interesting thoughts on risks taken by unconscious Incompetent divers early in their diving.

🔗 Training Fundamentals: The Dunning-Kruger Diver —…

🔗 7 Projects to Help Photographers Kick Off the New Year Right —…

Excellent points made

🔗 How to Stay Internet Friends Without Facebook or Twitter —…

Apps for Photography

Today I blogged about my favourite iPhone and iPad apps for my photography adventures.

Appreciate your thoughts and suggestions if you think there’s anything I am missing…

Happy New Year. Hope 2018 brings exploration, introspection and expression to all.

Trevi Fountain

Stormy Forum

Vatican Night

Castel and Bridge

Pantheon Blue


Wishing the Microblogging community a merry Christmas

Vatican Sunset

The Roman Forum

Lateran Obelisk & Aqueduct House

Bridge of Angels