With only have between 7300 and 7000 days (if I live to 70 or 75!) left to have adventures, I really want to experience my travels with awareness and joy - not just see them as a list of places to be ticked off. I am making a promise to myself, this time it will be different. I will keep a traveler's journal.
This is now becoming a weekly post - a round up of what's been going on in my world this week.
I have always said to myself that I am NOT a landscape photographer. I tend to gravitate towards details and macros; shapes, patterns and textures and you can see some of those kinds of shots in my monthly posts. But I think I am beginning to understand how to compose a landscape shot and to make it my own - developing a style in this genre I suppose. If I look closely at them, I can also see shapes, textures and patterns within the bigger picture - my core style elements.
It is devastating that these wonderful buildings on an estate outside Prague (Czech Republic) have been left to become derelict.
I’ve just recently discovered John O’Donohue’s work and for the first time in my life, I finally found a poem I like. I was so pleased that I actually wrote about it! This lovely blessing shared by Find your Middle Ground re-inforced my determination to get one or two of his books of blessing when … Continue reading Mindful Travel — Find Your Middle Ground
A line is a dot that went for a walk (Paul Klee) - lines in photography
I don't consider myself to be a landscape photographer, nor do I think I am any good at landscapes, but I always try when I get an opportunity.
The Lennon Wall in Prague is a constantly changing piece of multicoloured art. If you go two days in a row, it will be completely different from the day before.
I don't mind old buildings, in fact, I have a ''thing" for them, especially doors and windows - photographically of course! They have so much character and could tell so many stories if only they were able to talk.
Stained glass windows in churches often portray religious stories or well-known figures such as archangels, saints and so on. But I believe that the everyday, common windows around us have stories of their own - intentional or unintentional. A window can 'tell' its story in so many ways: through the items placed on their sills, what … Continue reading Stories that windows tell