What I dream of…

Serenity

Serenity

SS 1.6  f 22  ISO 64

“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.” – Henri Matisse

 

Notice the shutter speed above.  The long exposure created the soothing, serenity effect of the water.  Long exposure is my favorite technique when shooting water.  I love the calming feeling that lends to mindfulness, peace and a joyful heart.

The Quiet Soul of Fall

Clouds at Sunset

Clouds at Sunset

The Soul of Fall

The Soul of Fall

Clouds at Sunset II

Clouds at Sunset II

Silhouettes and Shadows at SunsetSilhouettes and Shadows at Sunset

“Quiet is the element of discerning what is essential.”  – Gordon Hempton

Golden Peace

A wave of grace

Washes over the soul

As the golden glow

Of the sun recedes

Beyond the horizon.

A wave of golden warmth

Moves the heart

And stirs the emotions

Of then and now,

Of loves lost and gained,

For people who’ve come and gone

With the ebb and flow

Of the waves of life

Flowing near and far

Tempting the soul to grasp

The glory of the golden peace

That often lies beyond our reach.

Until, at last,

We concede to accept

The love and peace

Offered by –

The divine.

copyright Robyn Graham

Golden Peace

Golden Peace

It’s Never Too Late to BE

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

Go out and BE before another day dawns, another week passes by, another month reaches out of your grasp, another year becomes history without you BEing.

Wordless Wednesday

 

 

Kayaks at Sunset

Rim Light Defined Clouds

Two evenings ago we ventured out for a walk along the river.  On our way home, we are driving alongside the sunset.  The sky was so interesting that is seemed as though the clouds and sun were performing for us.  As the storm clouds rolled passed the sun, we say numerous shapes and the best of all was the rim light framing out the clouds just in front of the setting sun.  Because of the fact that there are few shoulders on the roads in our part of the country, we didn’t have a great place to stop so that I could photograph the rim light around the clouds.  There were way too many tall trees that blocked the view.  When we were finally able to pull to the side, the rim light wasn’t as definitive, but from the image below you’ll see how interesting the sky was Sunday evening.  The sun coming through the clouds almost looks like a flame in the evening sky.

Sunset with Storm Clouds Passing By