After more than half a year


A dried flower surrounded by snow dunes. You might think this is the image of a forgotten dream.



But there is a soft light even on the cold snow.



And there is enough time for an embracing even in the toughest moments.

The focus of my point and shoot camera stopped working properly last year. I was so disappointed by results… Fortunately, I have a large database of photos, so I can choose something and post it from time to time.

After you start taking photos all the time, your eye gets better and better in seeing things, details, moments, feelings. You see it, you frame it and you press the shutter. Many times you feel it just some moments before it even happens.

It was hard to carry a camera which wasn’t able to take good photos. I had to learn something. Nothing happens without a reason.

Lots of chances came…lots of good moments, incredible light, amazing people, amazing sceneries and many other beautiful things. Instead of taking photos, I started to observe them and told myself that now I must learn again just to be there and enjoy the moment. It was hard.

I didn’t tell many people about why I wasn’t taking photos anymore. Some people were so accustomed to call me in order to take photos and did not understand my new attitude. Silence helped a lot.

Yesterday my brother gave me his camera. Him and his family know how passionate I am about taking photos. It’s the same model as my camera but it is not too used.
Today I felt again full of desire to capture some moments, by one hand, but I am afraid of using camera for uninteresting and unimportant things, on the other hand. I keep telling me I must think more than twice before pressing the shutter.

I cannot express enough my joy.

How blessed I am.


6 thoughts on “After more than half a year

  1. I am so happy for you Cornell! That was a wonderful thing for your brother to do. You have a good eye for photography, as they say. You pass your blessing on in your beautiful pictures and words. I especially like the second one where the snow is golden and the texture of the snow is so clear.

  2. Beautiful photos, Cornell, you definitely have a knack of capturing some wonderful shots – and how lovely of your brother to recognise your passion and allow you to explore it.

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