Seasons in the time of Corona

January 2021
November 2020

The landscape affects the human psyche – the soul, the body and the innermost contemplations – like music. Every time you feel nature deeper you resonate better with her, finding new elements of balance and freedom ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

September 2020
May 2020

These landscapes images are taken during our walks in Covid lockdown. We tried to be in nature as much as possible irrespective of the weather. I say it again and again, “Nature never ceases to amaze me”.

Sunday stills

Sunday Trees

Stay safe, healthy and be kind.

My lens journey…

To begin: year 2014 when I started this blog

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu

I started noticing my surroundings: Mobile phone shot
On the mountains: A Canon Power Shot A510

‘Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Capture the good times. And if things don’t work out, just take another shot ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour

In 2015 I got my entry level DSLR Nikon camera which initiate my photography journey. I still use the same.

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them ~ Elliott Erwitt

I started to go on hiking to get a better view/capture
I got interested in reflection and abstract photography
I started to enjoy outside view while travelling

Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better ~Harvey Mackay

I met fantastic people on WP who have directly or indirectly influenced me to cultivate contenment and optimism in my life. Also to appreciate my surroundings.

Currently I am learning about minimalism…

Its the not the Destination, It’s the journey ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

For Lens artists photo challenge

************************ Kala Ramnath with her singing violin.

If you do not have an hour start at 49 min. In next video pandit Jasraj has sung what Kala Ramnath has played on violin.

Symmetry & Human Psychology

But why are we attracted to symmetry?

Why do we human beings delight in seeing perfectly round planets through the lens of a telescope and six-sided snowflakes on a cold winter day?

The answer must be partly psychological.

I would claim that symmetry represents order, and we crave order in this strange universe we find ourselves in.

The search for symmetry, and the emotional pleasure we derive when we find it, must help us make sense of the the seasons and the reliability of friendships.

Symmetry is also economy.
Symmetry is simplicity.”
Alan Lightman (American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur)

Nature is as uniform as variant ~Mahrukh

For lens-artists-photo-challenge

Fred er løfte om fremtid…

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You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.                                                                         ~Max Ehrmann (Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life)

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Peace is a promise of the future!

The sculpture “Piece is a Promise of the Future” made by artist Håkon Anton Fagerås, from Bø in Telemark, Norway, was reveiled august 6th 2006. 60 years after the United States released the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.

The sculpture is intended to be easy to interpret, provident and symbolise Northern Norwegian optimism. By appealing towards kids, it symbolises playfullness, future life, survivability, and with association of the message from Hiroshima.

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When things change inside you, things change around you.~Unknown

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Lens artists photo challenge

Nurturing Thursday