Monday, December 05, 2016

Off with his head



I was taking pictures of the Queen of Hearts when one of the the Playing Card Soldiers scolded me because it was unlawful to take photos of the queen.  At that very moment, I heard a familiar shriek that could only mean my life was endangered.

"Off with his head!"

#AliceInwonderland #Denver #QuuenOfHearts #RedQueen

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Waiting at BJs

Shot with iPhone 6.  The unberarable lightness of being and having feelings that are unberarble.

Loneliness:  Same as sadness because one has no friends or company.  Used in sentence as "feelings of depression and loneliness".  Or the quality of being unfrequented and remote.  Isolation.  Used in sentence as "the loneliness of the waiting for one's beer while everybody is enjoying their drink".

Emptiness:  While Christianity and Western sociologists and psychologists view a state of emptiness as a negative, unwanted condition, in some Eastern philosophies such as Buddhist philosophy and Taoism, emptiness (Śūnyatā) is a realized achievement.  Really.

Empty chairs:  Evidence that no one is around.  Or business is not doing very well.


#iPhone6 #restaurantBar # LonelyPerson #Alone

Friday, December 02, 2016

Stream in the Ring of Kerry

The last shall be the first, and the first shall be the last. - Matthew 20:16
This is perhaps my last post on the Ring of Kerry.  As I have mentioned earlier, Ireland's weather at this time of the year is unpredictable. There can be sunshine and in a few minutes, the place is overcast and gloomy.  Case in point is Where Sheep May Safely Graze, which was shot within minutes apart from the one you see here.  Having said that, I didn't have many opportunities to shoot great images.  For instance, we were at the Cliffs of Moher, and it was raining.  We couldn't see anything from 10 feet of the cliff.  Hence, it was all but pointless to even bring out the camera.  It is what it is as they say.

I hope you will enjoy this as I have.  It is one of the few gems we can remember that we felt blessed while in this beautiful country.

Have a great weekend.  Slainte!

          [pronounced as "SLAN-cheh"]

#TrafalgarInsider #simplyTrafalgar #Ireland #RingOfKerry

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Where Sheep May Safely Graze


The Ring of Kerry is perhaps the most visited place in Ireland.  Lots of things to see.  The weather changes so fast that I was blessed by the Good Lord who created the heavens and the earth to allow me to take a photo of the sheep grazing on the green.  Initially, they were sort of bundled together.  Then I think one sheep saw us so it decided to check us out.  True to sheepish behavior, the rest followed.  The formation make for a great photo op.  Serendipity, perhaps.  Providential, indeed.

Suggested music to go with the image:  Bach, Where Sheep May Safely Graze

Hope your day is going well.

#SimplyTrafalgar #TrafalgarInsider #Nature #sheep #Outdoor

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fern somewhere around Clan Donald Skye

Shot with iPhone 6.  Somewhere at Clan Donald Skye, Armadale, Scotland.
People sometimes asked me what kind of a photographer I am.  I tell them that I'm really an artist who happens to know how to use a camera.  I will shoot images of almost anything.  My preference is to shoot portraits of people.  If I can capture something beautiful inside a person, I know it would be special.  It's almost seeing the person's soul.  I've heard that Native Indians were wary of having their photos taken because the process could steal their souls.  Not sure if this is true or not.  But I digress.  Yes, I will take photos of anything - anything that I like at that moment.  Why do I do it?  Perhaps, because I may never pass that way again.

Hope your day is going well.

#ClanDonaldSkye #Armadale #Scotland #fern #iPhone #TrafalgarInsider #simplyTrafalgar