Decycled – The seagull that feasts upon the dead pigeon

I took this photograph after one of my volunteer shifts at the Open Eye Gallery. I call this “Decycled”, it explores a seagull eating a dead pigeon. Presumably, the pigeon was killed by said seagull, and of natural instinct, the seagull should be eating fish. Because of human overfishing, we have overfished the fish populations that seagulls feast on and have created our own people.

Decycled

So many people blame the seagulls for minor inconveniences, but it was human inaction to the problem of overfishing. This inadvertently caused them to move inland to find food, associating humans with food. If you want them to go away, stop polluting the oceans and overfishing. Let the fish repopulate the seas and fix our climate problems!

I made the word ‘decycled’ as a way to be the opposite of recycling. The natural life cycle recycles, but with human intervention, this is reversed- it is going somewhere that is not natural. They are now destroying not fish but other food sources. Of course, how unpleasant is it to see this in a human area? Blame it on the seagull, not yourself. That’s what humans are good for – blaming their problems on others.

Welcome to Nature; it doesn’t care about what you feel- it can decycle you if it wants to.

Decycled – How to fix it.

Stop blaming problems caused by other species which were inadvertently caused by climate change or human intervention. If humans don’t invite an invasive species, it won’t cause a problem. But they do, and when they do, it becomes a problem. To them.

So humans decide to kill the animals instead to “control” them. If we wouldn’t treat ourselves this way on a mass scale, what right does it give us to treat other species this way?

If you want to see more about seagulls, I have a seagull trail where I follow a seagull around Liverpool.

NFTs three months on. Rugpulls and the bullish crypto market.

After three months and a really bullish crypto market- let’s see how our NFTs are doing since we last bought them! In this experiment, I really don’t care whether they become worthless as I am merely curious about the market.

One of them that I had bought ended up being a rug pull. Rugpulls are basically projects that are scams (in short word form). In more detail; they are simply when someone mints a project but runs away with the money. The project which turned out to be one was; Another Ape.

With the other NFTs I own- most of them haven’t really increased or decreased in value. They have simply just not had much or any activity since. We will make an update post in the future on how it’s going and hopefully I don’t get scammed again!

Crypto’s value can go up and down and is unregulated any advice in this article and the adverts on it should be realized as the value of investments are variable and can go down.

Crypto Advert.

My Ventures into NFTs!

NFTs example

I have also minted my own postcards- they will be minted as Cardano NFT on the JPG.store. The main reason why I’m doing this is to see how the digital world works. You can find my first mint here (it’s listed for 5 ADA since I don’t fully trust the concept yet!).

I don’t think it’ll sell and I really don’t want someone to spend so much on my NFT. Especially since I’m not a big photographer so it’s quite cheap. Plus I’m not really taking this seriously so it’s just a experiment really.

Crypto Advert.

Activities in Liverpool: The Seagull Trail!

Need activities in Liverpool? No worries about that! There are many things to do and follow there! As long as you avoid areas that look shady and keep in a good tourist sense- you’ll be safe!

Activities in Liverpool- Go trailing with seagulls!

On this photographic project that I have undertaken in Liverpool- we will be following up with seagulls and following their trails. Where do they go and listen to them socialise- it reminds you of the sea! Seagulls are seen as pests by many people but the truth is that seagulls are only like this towards us because we have taken their food source. Thus this has driven them towards our cities and urban developments.

Activities in Liverpool - Seagull
Seagull looking down onto the tourists. Source: Joshua Obara Norwood Photography

Therefore, not only does going on a seagull trail recognise the impact humans have had on the climate and environment. It’s also a fun opportunity to explore the city through the lens of a seagull and explore parts you’ve never been to before! It’ll be an experience for a tourist who wants to experience a non-linear trail and the results are random!

There are many parts of the city centre which you can visit; for one of the trails- I had gone to Rupert Lane Recreational Ground. Though, personally, I must admit that the place wasn’t great at all when I visited. There was trash around the area and someone came up to me and started to sexually harass me. It turns out that it’s used as a cruising site for some men. So I would advise going to that area if you are going to Liverpool.

To advise the tourist- I would say you should go in the early hours to do a seagull trail. Think of it as a morning exercise but more fun and interesting! There are fewer people outside and traffic is quiet therefore you can follow the seagulls unhindered!

Seagull flying in Rupert Lane Recreational Ground.
Seagull seems to be having a good time flying!

The seagull trail can help you reconnect with nature as well- especially in a city when we are all disconnected with concrete blocks everywhere. Sometimes a bit of green in a grey space really adds something to our happiness and wellbeing.

My Seagull Trails in Liverpool!

Here is a list of seagull trails I’ve done in Liverpool and where they have landed me. Most of them are links to blog posts as a short form of them is not as interesting as the full story!

  • 19th March 2022: A Seagull Trail – A Photographic Journey. This journey was done by following seagulls out of my student accommodation towards the World Museum. If you’ve not visited the world museum- you should! It’s got some great spectacles and especially so if you are touring with your kids! Usually, at the time I had carried this seagull trail out it was really busy. I had left at around 14:02 so there were a lot of tourists and keeping track of seagulls was hard. I would recommend doing the trail in the early morning where there isn’t much traffic so you can enjoy it more!

Birds of the Rural – Josh’s Photography Pack, Vol 4.

This edition of Josh’s Photography Pack has been created as an opposite to the first ‘Birds of the City’. Birds of the Rural introduces birds in the countryside and more sub-urban areas instead of mostly city birds.

Birds of the Rural - Chicken
The chicken looks friendly! Doesn’t it?

Birds of the Rural

Josh’s Photography Pack, a PROJECT under the COPY ART movement, is a Minecraft Resource Pack. This project has been created under the pretext of;

The creation of a virtual magazine of photographic work in a virtual space which one can use to decorate their interior virtual space

Therefore, this pack modifies the paintings in Minecraft to add a connection to the real world. This project also aligns with my values as a photographer; a royalty-free license. The license is at the bottom of this post which you can copy wherever you use any of the images inside.

What is PROJECT?

PROJECT is a wider list of photographic experiences that are to be projected into the digital world. Paradoxically it is a group of projects within a project. The aim of the PROJECT is to increase creativity and inspiration for people using the PROJECT materials.

Why the Birds of the Rural?

Counteracting the first edition, we decided that we would create a rural variation of it. These birds were not in fact taken in the North West- but the North East. Yorkshire to be more precise. Though we do plan to add some of the North West since that’s the area that this pack series wants to prioritise most.

Other Volumes of Josh’s Photography Pack

Birds of the City, volume.1
Wildflowers, volume. 2
Clouds, volume. 3
Slashes of paint, 4

License & Download

Photography by Josh N. (joshuaobaranorwood.com)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Download the resource pack here.

Josh’s Photography Pack, Vol.2 ‘Wildflowers’

Download the resource pack here [1.19.x]

Josh’s Photography Pack daffodil

Josh’s Photography Pack, a PROJECT under the COPY ART movement, is a Minecraft Resource Pack. This project has been created under the pretext of;

The creation of a virtual magazine of photographic work in a virtual space which one can use to decorate their interior virtual space

Therefore, this pack modifies the paintings in Minecraft to add a connection to the real world. This project also aligns with my values as a photographer; a royalty-free license. The license is at the bottom of this post which you can copy wherever you use any of the images inside.

The subject of this volume, the first volume, is “Wildflowers”. The city and area in reference are Liverpool and the surrounding area which is in the North West of the United Kingdom. This pack is to be created in-sync with Volume 1 as a way to introduce the COPY ART movement into Minecraft.

What is PROJECT?

PROJECT is a wider list of photographic experiences that are to be projected into the digital world. Paradoxically it is a group of projects within a project. The aim of the PROJECT is to increase creativity and inspiration for people using the PROJECT materials.

Other Volumes of Josh’s Photography Pack

Volume 1- Birds of the City [Press Here]
Volume 3- Clouds [Press Here]
Volume 4- Natural World I [COMING SOON!]

License & Download

Photography by Josh N. (joshuaobaranorwood.com)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Download the resource pack here [1.19.x]

Josh’s Photography Pack, Vol.1 ‘Birds of the City’

Download the resource pack here [1.19.x]

Josh’s Photography Pack Seagull

Josh’s Photography Pack, a PROJECT under the COPY ART movement, is a Minecraft Resource Pack. This project has been created under the pretext of;

The creation of a virtual magazine of photographic work in a virtual space which one can use to decorate their interior virtual space

Therefore, this pack modifies the paintings in Minecraft to add a connection to the real world. This project also aligns with my values as a photographer; a royalty-free license. The license is at the bottom of this post which you can copy wherever you use any of the images inside.

What is PROJECT?

PROJECT is a wider list of photographic experiences that are to be projected into the digital world. Paradoxically it is a group of projects within a project. The aim of the PROJECT is to increase creativity and inspiration for people using the PROJECT materials.

Why the Birds of the City?

We had done a seagull trail where we had which we had gone on a photographic journey around Liverpool and thought it would be great to turn it into a resource pack for the

Other Volumes of Josh’s Photography Pack

Volume 2- Wildflowers [Link Coming soon!]
Volume 3- Clouds [Press Here]

License & Download

Photography by Josh N. (joshuaobaranorwood.com)
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Download the resource pack here [1.19.x]