Mystery & Lighting Effects

Even though I promise myself time and time again never to walk in the night I seem to be always ending up in the dark. But if the truth should be told, even though I’m a bit apprehensive I kind of like it. Darkness covered imperfections and everything acquires an aura of mystery. As if suddenly you find yourself in another place where everything is possible, even your wildest dream…

 

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Lighting & Warmth

There is so many kind of lights. The light from the sun itself…

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An overhead light that shining directly on the subject…

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An indirect light that can make or break your photographs…

But my favorite kind of lighting is the one that seems coming from within. It makes the subject glow and lending them warmth that otherwise not there at all. Like these pictures…

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Natural World & Leading Lines

Curves and lines, shapes and bends are everywhere when you know where to look. From the vertical lines of these majestic trees leading your eyes both upward and forward__

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To the curves and bends of these river and creek and dirt pathway. The lines of the tress standing guard on both sides further help the illusion of depth. The small stream at the base of the lonely tree snakes diagonally across the landscape leading your eyes further away. Notice that the swirl of the road leading to the church is almost the same as the movement of the river?

How about this idyllic settlement? The line of the green grass encapsulating/bordering the place leads your eyes deeper into the village.

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Giants

I visited an abandoned mine and these structures caught my attention. I broke the rules of safety and get inside the gated place taking hundreds of pictures in every possible perspective, both close up and far.

 

Here are other ones from far…

Connection

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

― Herman Melville

 

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One Love

When I was in vacation in my home country every morning when I take a walk I saw this group of people hauling nets from the sea using their own bodies. The rope was tied around their middle and together they pull combining their strengths to make the arduous task more easier. What I noticed and remember most about them were their happy faces, as if they truly enjoying what they were doing. I admire their collective efforts and team work. They inspire me.

 

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Weekly photo Challenge

Solitude

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”

― George Gordon Byron

 

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Bliss

This is what bliss means to me. Peace and quiet, blue sea, good weather and good food.

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Almuñécar Andalusia province of Granada, Spain

Water

Water horizontally

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Water vertically

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