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.

Weekend 114: Winter Settles in

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy ~Rumi

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it ~John Burroughs 

What keeps earth air breathable? Not oxygen alone. The earth is a freer place to breathe in, every time you love without calculating a return — every time you make your drudgeries and routines still more inefficient by stopping to experience the shock of beauty wherever it unpredictably flickers ~ Peter Viereck

Jo’s Monday walk

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Becca’s Sunday Trees

A for Alley(s) in Florence!

The best way to get to know the place you are traveling in is to walk around… and the best way to walk around is with comfortable shoes! Grab your travel buddy and your running shoes and go explore ~ Laura Marano

I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress, and opens up your eyes to a whole new world ~ Claudette Dudley

Every path, every street in the world is your walking meditation path ~Thích Nhat Hanh

APPLY WITHIN

You once told me
You wanted to find
Yourself in the world –
And I told you to
First apply within,
To discover the world
within you.

You once told me
You wanted to save
The world from all its wars –
And I told you to
First save yourself
From the world,
And all the wars
You put yourself
Through.

-Suzy Kassem

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence ~ Henry David Thoreau

Nurturing Thursday

Lens-Artists-Photo-Challenge

Jo’s Monday walk

Living Now

Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now ~ Roy T. Bennett

Life is no different than the weather. Not only is it unpredictable, but it shows us a new perspective of the world every day ~ Suzy Kassem

Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it’s now or never ~ Alan Bennett

At any point in time you can always find something more pressing to do than that one vital but not immediately necessary task, and it’s only once it’s too late that you look back on your decisions and your mistake becomes painfully obvious. The trick is to substitute thinking ‘do I do this now or later?’ with ‘do I do this now or never?’, because all too often that’s the choice you actually end up making ~ Anonymous

Since April we started exploring our surroundings. We go on walks/hikes almost everyday with some rare exceptions. For Lens artists photo challenge this week, Amy proposed the theme “Now and then“. I decided to stick to the first part “Now”. Sometimes I like to dwell on the past and check our travellings photos but for now let us enjoy the beauty of November. I hope Amy wouldn’t mind either.

I am listening this piece while working on the post:

Nurturing Thursday