Photography… a mystical experience

 

IMG_2305_FotorI am attracted to photography because in the pursuit of your subject you become more aware and observant of the environment around you and you start to see everything with a different angle and a special focus. You naturally start to take the time to discover the best view and perfect lighting. You stop and wait for as long as it takes for that swift hummingbird in flight to be able to capture its beauty in a fleeting second.DSC00476_Fotor

You develop patience, persistence but above all, you feel inundated with a deep sense of serenity and peace. You find yourself absorbed by the moment and time seems to stand still. You and your subject become one; everything else is suspended in silence. For a moment there is a magical gap between our thoughts, a cease of the ongoing inner chatter and in the stillness we the observers, become one with the observed,  a magical moment in which we blend in oneness with the Universe.DSC00475_Fotor

They say “a picture is worth a thousand words” and it surely does provide a creative outlet for expression and storytelling. A picture not only conveys what you see with your eyes and your camera but also it can convey your internal world, some of your emotions, feelings, memories and deepest hopes.DSC00427_Fotor

I don’t’ know the rules of composition and photography, I just enjoy it! You don’t have to be a professional dancer to enjoy moving freely to a song you love, or a musician to be touched by music, or a great swimmer to take pleasure in immersing yourself in water or just walking barefooted by the shore. We can just appreciate these activities for the pure fun and joy they bring us as if we were once again carefree children at play. How long has it been since you did something you truly enjoy?  Grab this moment, don’t let it slip away!

Lights, Camera, action!DSC00460_Fotor

8 Comments Add yours

  1. John says:

    Great pictures of the humming birds and the puppy looks like he/she is ready for their close up!

    Like

  2. Thank you so much! The hummingbirds are the most challenging subjects whereas Zali the little girl (Shlh-tzu) is a natural when it comes to posing 😉

    Like

  3. wow amazed at how you were able to get the humming birds – yeah they are challenging ..good work ! – I like your approach to photography – nice ! 🙂

    Like

    1. Thank you so much! Coming form you this is a real compliment for me! I have been looking at your work, it’s truly impressive!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you , but really those words you stated about enjoying something “We can just appreciate these activities for the pure fun and joy they bring us as if we were once again carefree children at play. “…is so very true

        Like

  4. Thank you. I think we all need to take some time to nourish ourselves doing something that brings passion and joy into our lives 😉

    Like

  5. Trina Graves says:

    Your writing is so competent! Have you considered writing a book of your knowledge and experiences?

    I think you were very well ahead of me on this one. 🙂 I only took (and thoroughly enjoyed) photos of my children and grandchildren until beginning my website in 2010. Then began to take nature photos in 2011 to use for quotes. But of course, once I began this it changed so much in my life.

    By the way, I’d love to see a photo of your mum as an adult, and your father too. And while your at it, a pic of you as a child 🙂 I love photographs!!!
    Love, Light & Blessings
    Trina

    Like

    1. I will have to start digging those old photo albums and scan some for you LOL.
      Thank you for the encouraging words! Who knows,
      I am open to the possibilities!!!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s