Shadows and Reflections in Monochrome

Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate date with yourself.~ Dr Paul TP Wong

Don’t look for things to be easier, look for you to be better ~Jim Rohn

I love capturing reflections and always looking for interesting settings. On the other hand monochrome photography is my weak side. I am hardly satisfied with a result. I feel like something is lacking in my images. Anyways, I decided to come up with a post before it’s too late.

Lens artists photo challenge

Adding a little to ordinary moments

There isn’t any such thing as an ordinary life.~ L.M. Montgomery

After a break we resume our daily walks. Walking in fresh snow is such an activity. Just that taking care of umbrella, camera and mittens require skills which I should learn😊. The surrounding looks new every time we pass by. Taking pictures is an addiction but some spots needs our attention and an image is mandatory. First I thought of making these images monochrome but then decided to keep them as they are. Hope you like them.

Jos Monday Walk

Six Word Saturday

Behave respectfully at any religious place

In earlier times people would visit the religious places of their own belief. Times have changed and we see crowd everywhere. There is nothing wrong visiting places of worship and find some of the best art, history, archaeology and music of all time. In spite of one’s own beliefs proper etiquette should be followed depending on the place and their customs/rituals.

The following images are taken during our visit to an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Sensoji is perhaps the most famous and the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo. I was amazed to see many messages for the “believers”. I present a couple of them.

When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in a single moment? ~ Muriel Barbery

Water to purify before entering the temple

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.~ Hermann Hesse


Is he a fortune teller?

On a street in Tokyo

Jo’s Monday walk

Six Word Saturday

Lens artists photo challenge – Let me admit that I love the theme this week. If time permits I may have another post later this week.