Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Whole Grains, Red Wine and Photography...

Sycamore Reaches Heavenward
   I think anyone who has been following this blog for any length of time knows that I feel contemplative photography can be an essential practice for the person seeking self-culture and understanding.  I also agree with Socrates...

An unexamined life is not worth living.


   Strong words.  The camera can be a powerful tool to focus your attention on the world around you and the link below provides a few ideas to jump start this process.  Like whole grains and red wine...

   This past Sunday, I took a dozen folks on a contemplative stroll to Two Boulder Hill at the Thoreau Farm in Concord, Massachusetts.  It was a glorious day; blue skies, breezes and mild temperatures.  Spring was just beginning to awaken the plants.  I will be sharing a slide show of the images made on that day by the participants in a couple of weeks and I will also, beginning tomorrow, be sharing the four guided meditations I gave them for their solitary stroll over the property.  Contemplative photography is NOT a group activity and it was so nice to see the participants embrace the solitary nature of the activity by going their own way during the hour stroll.

   In the meantime, read the above essay on photography and chose one of the authors prompts to inspire a contemplative stroll of your own this week!

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