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Make Something New 09 – darkness

This creative prompt is somewhat vague – darkness. It may sound difficult at first, but this vagueness gives you a lot of creative freedom. Sometimes we have freedoms that we don’t even know we have. 🙂 Darkness has many cultural and connotative meanings that can be explored or you could attempt it more literally with a low key (dark) image. Remember that visually, darkness is the only way that we are able to perceive light – the whole yin and yang of realities.

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Hokkaido Shrine 02

During my visit to Japan last Spring, I spent a lot of time alone at Shinto Shrines. I cannot put words to the calm and peaceful feeling that I found in these spaces but it is a gift both from the place and from inside oneself. I believe this serenity is available in many places – shrines, mountains, churches, forests, temples, the seaside, open water, rolling fields, hidden lakes and even your own back yard if you are willing to seek it there. 🌳✨💚

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memories

a quiet moment with the sea

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Moultrie 08957

South Carolina is a beautiful place.  Admittedly I do take some artistic license as well.  I like to make things mine.  Or show them through my own personal filter.  How do you feel about photo editing?  Do you feel photographs should show exactly what a place or person looks like?  Or is it ok for […]

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I’m melting.

Thinking of snow as I currently melt in the southern US. ❄️ (note the two people for scale)

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Sossusvlei 5738

I would love to be back in this place rather than having a pipe dug up from beneath my garage. ~sigh~ Where would you like to be?

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De Kelders 4873

This is not a view of De Kelders, but rather from it. I hope your Sunday is this relaxing. I am spending mine reading, printing and preparing gifts. Tech: Canon 5dmk3, 70mm , ISO 100, F11, 25 seconds, single image.

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De Kelders 4614

Sometimes colour appeals. I’m still revisiting my images from South Africa. Circumstances have kept me from going outward to shoot recently, so I’ve been “traveling” through my hard drives.  For the tech people: Canon 5d3, 24-105 lens, ISO 100 F11, 30 seconds, multi-image stitch.

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Sossusvlei 5769

As I was looking through photos today, I realized that I never shared any from this trip. Namibia is AMAZING. If you ever get the chance – go. What is your next dream destination? (For the gear people, this is a three photo stitch made with the Canon 24mm TS lens)

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