I just loved this challenge so much, I have to post another one. I am delighted to stay two minutes from a lovely walk along the beach. Today it was cloudy, but sometimes I think the sky is wonderful when there are clouds in motion that allow rays of light to play little games with the water and the sky. Again, I was walking alone with my earphones in, and it felt like the people walking their dogs were only there to be part of the pictures.
Solitude is one of my favourite things. Taking a few days of annual leave, I went a drive up to Perth on my own and had a peaceful time surrounded by the serenity of the Scottish countryside. There is so much beauty in this country, I am so grateful I live here. Here is one of the photos I took driving along Loch Tay, it took my breath away.
This picture expresses my admiration for the indomitable sheep of the Carrick Hills, who endure the ever-changing, unrelenting climate of the west coast of Scotland. They looked like they were standing proud after a great battle on Saturday.
Quite possibly one of my favourite photos on my favourite walk. A guy I met said, “not a good morning for taking pictures’. Just shows you – we all see something different.
I remember the exact moment I took this picture, because this tree completely represents my state of mind at the time. I was in Darwin out of season. I felt alone and vulnerable but I was hanging in there like this little tree.
I think this picture has a few layers of imitation, but I love the contrasting images.
This one is perhaps more about timing! It took me a long time taking photos of lightning to get this one, but it captures a tiny spectacular second in time.
Nothing is better than nature at creating vibrant colours and light. I still can’t believe how red the anemones were!
Ah – good old PMA! I was just talking about this with a colleague today. Some people have it naturally (very rare and special individuals) the rest of us have to constantly work at it. The benefits of practising it are limitless in my opinion!
How do you define it with a photograph? Well, I am going to use this opportunity to post more NYC pictures, since it is a city steeped in historic optimism and what represents that better than the Statue of Liberty? Here is the statue from Liberty Island, the statue as a minute dot on the horizon from the Empire State Building, and a statue of the man who designed it, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.
From the empire state building
the statue of liberty
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
I was in NYC the other week and it should be renamed alphabet city! Funnily enough, it kind of adds to the buzz of the city. I loved New York and it’s diversity. Here are a few alphabet pictures. The car was in Chinatown, the inscription in New York Public Library, Times Square was full of signs and the last picture is of the memorial waterfalls at Freedom Tower, which I thought were incredibly peaceful and touching – the sun thought so too.