WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: AWAKENING

What in your life is calling you,

when all the noise is silenced,

the meetings adjourned,

the lists laid aside,

and the wild iris blooms by itself

in the dark forest,

what still pulls on your soul?

~Rumi

 

Hike, Mt Etna

Toni 4/13/18

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SILENCE

I visited the Normandy American Military Cemetery, a memorial park in Colleville-sur-Mer overlooking the Omaha landing beach.

 

The graves of US soldiers who gave their lives to free Europe are marked by a poignant sea of white marble, seemingly going on into infinity. It’s hard to reconcile the silent tranquility of the setting with the smoke and slaughter, the grim toll of that day.

 

This pool is outside a small museum. It’s a quiet place to sit and reflect on the sobering stories of the soldiers and their families.

Stories of uncommon courage. Stories of staggering sacrifice. It’s impossible not to be humbled in the presence of these heroes.

Toni 1/20/18

 

 

 

 

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SCALE

Erica V. says to make use of sizing, placement, and scale in this week’s photo. Photography, and any visual art, is all about perspective. Where and how you place other objects in the frame can completely change how another part of the picture looks.  This figure in Vigo dwarfs the dramatic landscape of the wild and rocky northwest coast of Spain.

 

 

Vigo in Galicia, Spain’s northwestern province, my favorite fishing port filled with art.

Toni 10/15/17