The soft ones…

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If you don’t feel the pointed things in life, you’ll soon take the soft ones for granted.

 

John Everson

Something universal…

I often find myself deeply moved by the writings of photographers I admire, as well as their photography. I copied this quote from Kim Manley Ort, photographer, teacher, writer and fellow explorer, when I read it, and I wanted to share it with others, who I think will also appreciate it.

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My mission in life is to fully experience and embrace life with my whole self – mind, body, and heart – to really see. I’ve found that photography helps me to do this through fully connecting with and being transformed by ordinary moments. Something universal resonates deep inside – and I feel tender, hopeful, transparent, connected, and present. It is magical and opens me up to how everything (including me) belongs. I hope that when others look at my photography, they see that every moment is worthy in and of itself.

Kim Manley Ort

Taken by pictures…

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 We do not take pictures — we are taken by pictures.

Ernest Haas

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…the strong desire to take pictures – is important. It borders on a need, based on a habit: the habit of seeing. Whether working or not, photographers are looking, seeing, and thinking about what they see, a habit that is both a pleasure and a problem, for we seldom capture in a single photograph the full expression of what we see and feel. It is the hope that we might express ourselves fully – and the evidence that other photographers have done so – that keep us taking pictures.
Sam Abell

 

 

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Til the last frame of my life…

The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.

Ponce Denis Ecouchard Le Brun

 

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Julia butterfly

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Monarch butterfly

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Rice paper butterfly

 

I want to fly like a Butterfly around this beautiful world, till the last frame of my life and the last click of my heart.

Biju Karakkonam, Nature and Wildlife Photographer

Tranquility…

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The Sea of Abaco in a tranquil moment, as seen from our sailboat Windsong II.

 

Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.

Khaled Hosseini