Are you drawn to windows, portals, arches, and alleyways? I am and wonder if it's the quality of light filtering through or if it's the promise of something? As I gaze upwards, looking for how light is reflected, how the sun sets in the glass, what other images are captured there by the window lenses, I also escape into a visual fantasy world.
Along this Pilgrimage route and away from my usual surroundings there are new perspectives on photography to be discovered; looking up, out, in, down, around, between, beneath. Exploring all the possibilities and knowing more about what this camera can do....what I can do.
This Pilgrimage is taking me from old to ancient, from Rome to Athens. These well worn stones are within the comfort zone and I am already wondering how I might stretch myself just a little bit beyond those boundaries? I am jumping at any chance to travel, wander, dream. Some one mentioned Vienna.....mmm I thought. Surely I can't let the year go by without another journey to Inis Meain, without a snowy visit to Stockholm, without a trip to Sydney where my youngest chick is living?
Facing into this next decade I am continuing to open up to joy and the endless possibilities of where the road might take me. Photography has brought soulfulness acutely to the fore in my life and I want so much to believe Ayn Rand's words; the world you desire can be won......it exists.....it is real......it is possible......it is yours. Even if it is only re-imagined through a lens......
And what's next along the way? Greece here I come!