Peace and permanency

“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being” Ansel Adams. 
Langmusi is my favourite place in China.  A village surrounded by mountains and high grasslands.  The beauty is indescribable,..

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The ‘good eye’.

My readings in the world of wabi-sabi have also lead to readings about ‘miksang’ – a Tibetan Buddhist philosophy of seeing.

Miksang is a Tibetan word meaning “good eye” and represents a form of contemplative photography based on the Dharma Art teachings of..

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A shot into the psyche

The limitations of photography are in yourself, for what we see is only what we are. – Ernst Haas

For the seeker of the soul, photography and all other arts become the window to the inner world.  We look at the world with our eyes, seeing the things that resonate within us.  We take..

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New eyes, new perceptions

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. Anais Nin

Seeing the familiar with new eyes takes much practice.  Being able to step out of our familiar perceptions..

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This photograph was taken from a train window as we returned home from the southern part of China.  I am often frustrated when I take photos from cars or trains, as they are so often blurry and indistinct.  But this one seemed to retain its essence for me, showing approaching dark, the speed of..

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The vision thing

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to an artist/photographer friend’s studio.  It was fascinating to see his works.  His walls were hung with completed paintings and mounted photos,  on his work table there were works in progress.  His cat was in charge of everything!


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The Visual Language

Light within, light without
Learning a language is hard.  Figuring out what each sound means, how they relate to each other, which sounds to use when.  This all takes time and practice.  At least when we see, that is simple.  We just see, right? Things are in front of us, around us –..

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