This photo is from my favorite travel experience so far. Last year I was fortunate enough to travel to Marrakech and take a three day camel trek. This particular picture was taken in the morning after we spent the night in tents in the desert. On our way out, we stopped to watch the sunrise, and during my photo session with my camel this shot was taken. Camels are very interesting animals, and it still amazes me that people really use them in their everyday lives.
The beach says it all.
At first this was a tough one for me but after I thought about it for a little while I came up with something that I’ve always wondered about. It is very popular in Europe to put a lock on a bridge to symbolize love. What I always wonder is where did the couple come from? Where are they now? Why were they here? Are they still together? Were they celebrating something special here? And so on. To me, the beauty lies in the mystery of their stories that I will never know.
My landmark is Big Ben in London. It is somewhat stereotypical because everyone knows Big Ben, but to me it’s special. London is my favorite place to be and it’s where I fell in love with traveling. So for me, Big Ben is a part of how I got to where I am today and the beginning of my travel story.
I’m slightly behind on posting but I am trying to catch up. Today I’m talking about connect. The image I chose was of the Charles Bridge in Prague. This bridge is particularly interesting as it’s not only a way to get across the river, but it’s also where people come to sell goods, take wedding photos, catch up with old friends, make new friends, laugh, cry and watch the world go by.
Since I was unable to accomplish my water shot yesterday, I wanted to catch up with that first before heading into Solitude. Across the street from me is a great park always busy with fun activities. One of the coolest parts of this park in my eyes is the fountains. Tonight I was able to capture a few images as the sun was setting. Water has always been a big part of my life. From when I swam growing up, to our yearly vacations to Florida, and now living here, I have always enjoyed water.
The other topic for today is Solitude. To me, solitude is anytime I’m exploring a new place. As a traveler I find solitude in the unknown. The pictures I chose are from my recent trip to Austria. The countryside is unbelievably beautiful and serene, so much so, that it looks fake even in person.
In an attempt not to pull photos from previous trips I didn’t get to this until after the sun had gone down today. I went to an intersection that I drive through almost everyday to capture it at a wide angle. I do love photography at night but would have liked to see what I could do during the day. This is just a picture of a side street in Tampa.
As someone who has moved around a lot, I’ve never thought of any one place as “home.” Even now, when someone asks me where I’m from, there’s never a clear answer in my mind. Having been in Tampa for five and a half years, it definitely feels like home here. But then if I go to either of my parents houses it feels like home there as well. Home to me is not necessarily a place but a feeling. And I feel at home in a lot of places even if I haven’t been there in a while. It is also the place you come back to after a long journey, or wherever your closest friends/family are.