Frothy wavelet on the beach.
I could gaze at images like this and never tire of them.
They have a peaceful and contemplative quality.
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about what sort of images I'm attracted to.
Behind each picture taken, there is an emotion, a story and a part of me.
How could it be otherwise?
The connection between photograph and photographer is intense.
Sometimes it's subtle and other times it takes my breath away.
The heart of a flower and delicate petals are forever pulling me in.
I can never resist their eternal beauty.
Here I feel the essence of the rose.
Everyday images of fruit on a plate
which delight my eyes in colour and shapes and composition and,
right after the photo, those apricots delighted my taste-buds!
A jug of full-blown flowers
already dropping a few petals on the kitchen table.
I am particularly attracted to water and reflections
and soft varying shades of blue.
Meditative images like these bring me feelings of serenity.
Do you feel lulled by this gentle wave and the delicate swell of water?
Images that tell me stories create words which come tumbling into my head.
Here are some of my favourite ones:
This one touches me particularly because it depicts my grandson conducting the melody
and changing patterns of the water fountains.
Look at the posting here: Water Music
I observed this bird at the end of the day
and was mesmerized by the simplicity of the silhouetted image
and held spellbound by the beauty of the blackbird's song.
See the other images and the words here: "If I were a bird".
Another early evening capture in the park with a hazy moon.
You can read more about this with the little story entitled:
This last image represents my needs in life.
The large expanse of water shows my need for a certain amount
of space and freedom.
It invites me to be adventurous and to discover new horizons.
I also know that I need some sort of anchor which grounds me and is reassuring.
There is a sturdy railing to hold onto, should I need it, but it doesn't close me in.
The coiled rope is there in case of necessity.
The water, in different shades of blue, represents the dreamy side of my nature
and the railings and rope keep me in the reality of life.
This is part of my photographic journey.
It is who I am now, on the never-ending path of discovery and new openings.
Nothing stands still,
our lives move gently towards our own personal destiny
and on the way, we learn and evolve.
This post is connected to an interview I did with Kim Manley Ort
and she has kindly posted about it here:
I have done several workshops with Kim
Check out her website
Kim's workshops allow me to express myself in a way which help
develop my photography.
I have learnt to be more daring, to try out new subjects and to see new points of view.