I happened to go on a light hike/walk today, which resulted in my first ever contribution to Jo’s Monday walk. Usually I go on hikes/walks on weekends and record them in my weekend posts. The weather and heavy brainstormming at work persued me to use my office training time for a short hike.
I like walking in natural surroundings
It is obligatory to take at least one picture from the top. Do you see a big cruise ship?
Time to go back to office
Thank you for joing me on the journey 😀
After going back to office I continued my work for an hour or so.
According to actual plan the theme for todays’ trip to centre was “street photography”. There were tourists but less than I thought. It was sunny but extremely warm 22C. I shortcut my tour just after some images but am not happy. When I was looking for possibilities, I saw a nice frame made by apple trees.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success ~Swami Vivekananda
For last few days I am all caught up in matters which really need proper attention. It’s all work related but after a very long work day is hard to be productive in evenings. If you have heard the word “GDPR”, you know the whole story.
On Saturday, with everything in place we decided to go hiking on mount Ulriken (643moh.) It was a good decision after all.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves ~Edmund Hillary
May your heart like a lake, with a calm still surface, and great depth of kindness ~Lao Tzu
In every season we make interesting memories on mountains. Little surprises wait for us on every corner.
We enjoyed our short breaks for relaxing and chit chatting. The view from every stop was awe-inspiring.
Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ~Theodore Roethke
Time to go back! There are hundreds of unpolished stone stairs to hike down. Sherpas from Nepal are building stone stairs by hand with no powertools.
The major portion of 800 m trail is finished. Sherpas are working on the last section near the top. This section was very steep, dangerous and nothing to hold on. I really wanted to showcase this specific part but was asked to walk carefully instead of thinking about taking pictures which I promptly accepted. A tourist (lady) fell down and hurted herself badly just luckily air ambulase was not needed.
We were able to cover a distance of around 10.5 km due to supportive weather with clouds and little breeze.
Fun Fact: Norwegians do not normally greet people they don’t know if they don’t have to. This is true most everywhere, except in the mountains. So be prepared to say hello to everyone you meet when hiking. It might turn into a beautiful friendship, or even relationship.
In her latest post in photo study series, Brenda talks about “high angle photography“. Photograph taken from an high angle or when the photographer/camera looks down on the object/s. Brenda has discussed different ways to create an interesting image and the Ted Forbes video she has included contains brilliant ideas/examples of high angle photography.
In this post I am including four images with different stories.
The first photo is very special to me as it was one of those rare moments. The only time I saw a rainbow from above. My camera was in my bag and I saw it soon after takeoff with seatbelt sign still on. I could do nothing but shoot with my mobile.
Second image is taken in Lisbon. Lisbon is a city of stairs and the colours of walls in Lisbon is fascinating. To give full view of stairs I didnot crop the image on the right. I tried to use the lines to give the idea of depth and how far was the main down street.
The third is taken from Lisbon castle, the Castelo de Sao Jorge. We can get some idea of the large square in the centre, Praça da Figueira.
The last image was taken from the viewpoint/tower at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tochō). We see cars on a bridge and cars on the road below it.
In my earlier posts I have included a few high angle photos taken in different parts of Italy and at the Victoria peak in Hong Kong so it was appropriate not to include them again.
“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” ~Paulo Coelho
We all have our problems but why should we spend most of our time in thinking and asking “why me?”. Let’s stop over thinking and over reacting. Instead how about solving them one by one and spend rest of our time doing what makes us happy.