28 November 2016
I. Taken in Camera+ and edited in Hipstamatic, Stackables and Pixlr
II. Taken in Camera+ and edited in Hipstamatic and Stackables
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Years of palpable uncertainty are in my country’s future. Everyone needs an instant escape mechanism to shelter their souls from the day-to-day news—news that carries an unsettling forecast of what is yet to be. What to do? Lately I’ve longed to believe that I had awoken to a parallel universe, and all I had to do was wait until sleep came again and I arose in my real world. Alas, to no avail. Then I began to invent a monumental science fiction scenario that in few ways was healing. Meta-narratives continued to enter my mind’s neediness.
Last week on a crisp morning I set out on my daily walk in blustery weather that mimicked my mood. Suddenly, I spied flattering clouds swiftly crossing the skyline, giving me a dose of supreme contentment for a nanosecond. That illusion of a sweet state of mind was followed by an autumnal scene that was simple in its storytelling. Still, my thoughts were diverted by the natural wonders before me.
Nature is my sanctuary. She is the repository of the world’s ambition, even in the path of human intervention.
In nature I loose time, the sense of boundaries release themselves. I no longer care about time, its dimensions and meaning. It’s the equivalent of flow in photography or any creative endeavor or activity where the mind becomes one with the doing. Some inner force becomes in charge, and I am tranquil.
I am relieved of the ticking. Time is relinquished, it’s on its own as it should be.
Tip of the Week: Daisy Gilardini is an accomplished wildlife photographer who is widely known and respected for her work documenting nature in extreme environments. She is especially captivated by the polar bear. From her website:
” Many times I tried to understand this irresistible attraction to the Polar Regions, which I would define almost as an addiction or obsession. These extreme adventures transport me out of my ordinary worldliness leading me in a voyage of self-discovery….If human kind wants to survive and evolve with our planet we have to act responsibly, by acknowledging with humility that Nature is not depended by us but we are dependent by Nature….While science provides the data necessary to explain issues and suggest solutions, photography symbolizes these issues. Science is the brain, while photography is the heart and we need to reach people’s heart and emotions in order to move them to action, for Nature and for us.”
The results of Gilardini’s environmental expeditions can be seen in her books such as Bear Tales and Polar Wonders.
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1st Monday: Nature.
2nd Monday: Macro.
3rd Monday: Black and White.
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Photomontage, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).
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