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Time Passing

“Time passes by, memory stays
Torturing silently, rest of our days…”
― Aanchal Negi

"Time Passing", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/14 at 1/60 sec., 44mm

“Time Passing”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/14 at 1/60 sec., 44mm

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Buddha Reflecting

“…for you know that soft is stronger than hard, water stronger than rock, love stronger than force.”
― Hermann Hesse,
Siddhartha

Here is the final photo — and the only one not in B&W — I will be sharing this week from my walk around the Wat Florida Dhammaram monastery in Kissimmee. This Buddha figure is one of two that are positioned in front of the Uposoth (“Observance Day Hall”), the main temple structure on the property. I hope you have enjoyed this series of photos as much as I enjoyed making them.

"Buddha", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/11 at 1/80 sec., 135mm

“Buddha”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/11 at 1/80 sec., 135mm

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Yaksha

Yaksha: What is the most wonderful thing?
Yudhisthira: The most wonderful thing is that even though every day one sees countless living entities dying, he still acts and thinks as if he will live forever.
—Mahabharata

Today’s photo continues the series I initiated yesterday from my visit to the local Buddhist monastery. This Thai yaksha, or yak, is one of two such figures standing in front of the Buddhist Theravada Temple on the grounds of Kissimmee’s Wat Florida Dhammaram. The yaksha are giant mythological guardians whose job is to keep away evil spirits.

"Yaksha", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/160 sec., 210mm

“Yaksha”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/160 sec., 210mm

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Wet Feathers

“A fish may love a bird, but where would they live?”
– Drew Barrymore

"Wet Feathers", Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/13 at 1/125 sec., 200mm

“Wet Feathers”, Nikon D300, ISO 200, f/13 at 1/125 sec., 200mm

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A Red Remembrance

“Love for the beauty of the soul.
I shall love you always.
When the flower of life has gone,
ever I shall find you.
When all is lost and winter comes,
I shall be your spring time.
And memory fades and wilts then,
I shall always find you….
I shall always find you….”
― Laurel A. Rockefeller,
The Ghosts of the Past

The bromeliads by my front porch are in bloom and they remind me of my grandmother. She would always get so excited when they bloomed; she loved the big red cones of color this particular species puts out. They last only a few days in the Florida heat, but I enjoy every minute they make the path to my door a little brighter. I hope you like the photo.

"A Red Remembrance", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/250sec., 300mm

“A Red Remembrance”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.6 at 1/250sec., 300mm

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Ninja

“When the tea is brought at five o’clock
And all the neat curtains are drawn with care,
The little black cat with bright green eyes
Is suddenly purring there”
— Harold Monro

"Ninja", Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/3.5 at 1/200sec., 85mm

“Ninja”, Nikon D800, ISO 1000, f/3.5 at 1/200sec., 85mm

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Celebration Hotel

“Business is leisure when you find pleasure in it.”
― Peter Adejimi

As promised in yesterday’s post, today’s photo is the last of those I captured in my photo-walk around Celebration Town Center last Sunday. I have quite enjoyed the focus on black-and-white with these images; it was my intent when I set out to photograph scenes that would translate well to B&W, and the bright afternoon sun combined with the dramatic skies of an approaching storm were well-suited to that objective. All of the photos that day were also the product of my first real “street outing” with the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX lens. I’m pleased; there will be more.

"Celebration Hotel", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

“Celebration Hotel”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

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Celebration: Lines, Shapes and Shadows

“The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind.”
― Kiran Desai,
The Inheritance of Loss

Presenting two more photos from my photo-walk in Celebration Town Center, both taken at the AMC Celebration 2 theatre building — closed since 2010. The sun was out and quite bright, but the storm coming in created the perfect opportunity to capture some interesting shadows and dramatic clouds. My next post will feature the final image from that day. Like the photo of the theatre’s twin spires here, it also has great clouds. So please come back! I hope you enjoy the photos.

"A Shape and Shadow", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

“Shape and Shadow”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

"Line and Shadow", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

“Line and Shadow”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm

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The Contrast of Cranes

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Crane Contrasts", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/5.6 at 1/100 sec., 300mm

“Crane Contrasts”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/5.6 at 1/100 sec., 300mm

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Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas

This is the last photo in what has become an unintentional series of images I’ve labeled “Turning Tables”. I didn’t set out to photograph empty tables in empty restaurants, but in the course of my photo-walk around Celebration Town Center, that’s what I saw; it’s what was present. I think this illustrates something very important about photographic creativity: being versatile, adaptive and aware. Admittedly, it wasn’t until I had captured the third image that I realized I had a theme going I could build upon. Sometimes it just happens that way, and I believe we have to let it. I find that some of the best photographs I produce are those which were spontaneous and unplanned; captured by chance in the course of doing something that was intentional.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos.

"Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas", Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/8.0 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

“Turning Tables: Empty Umbrellas”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/8.0 at 1/250 sec., 28mm

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