Gutai Mountains, Maramures, Romania by Susanna Patras
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a porto classic. 🚃
the front of the igreja do carmo. it was interesting for me to learn that the building is actually part of two churches that are separated by a very narrow house which was inhabited until the 1980‘s. the house was built so that the churches would not share a common wall and to prevent any relations between the nuns.
It’s a long story. But the gist is, I break up my days of working on productions and editing and photography and flowers, with walks. And things happen. Like this. A baby #raccoon crossed my path and was clearly weary and discombobulated and couldn’t even hear me approaching. I suspected he/she at the very least needed water.
So, here’s what I did (two-part video, first has no sound, second does, with some of my mommy instincts? and also with the bizarre sound that deer make!). Wasn’t much and I definitely had no clue what to do, but it at the very least reminded me of how we need to watch out for our little friends.
Probably don’t follow my lead, exactly, because getting close to a sickly raccoon isn’t a genius move, but lemme ask you to PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE watch out for #wildlife along the roadside, slow down, and if you can safely care for any creatures you come across, please try. It’s their planet, after all. And maybe: Stop traffic to save animals.
Please. And thank you. ❤️
Do you need to be a Photoshop expert to be a great landscape photographer? Absolutely not! Swipe to see my raw file for this photo. This entire edit was done with simple adjustments in Lightroom. And click the link in my bio to see the full YouTube video of how I edited this photo.
I have nothing against those advanced Photoshop techniques, and they can be useful if you know when, how, and why to use them. But complex post processing is NOT REQUIRED to make beautiful landscape photos. If you have the right moment and subject, a great composition, and intelligent use of camera technique, you have all the structure you need for a fantastic photo. And some simple adjustments in a program like Lightroom is all that's needed to bring the magic to life.
усталость, подтачивающая мое тело, притупила многие шипы, раздиравшие мне душу
Under Your Own Umbrella.
This year, many people spend their holidays at home or go to the countryside to keep distance and protect themselves. I took this picture on a short trip to the southern #Harz #Mountains - just three hours from Berlin by train. What are you doing this summer? What are your plans? Where are you going?
Gear: Lumix S1R and Leica Summicron SL 35mm
ISO 250 - f/2.0 - 1/60 sec
; carpets, as soft as the skies
The busyness of the old city outside sounded of horses, cars, and rickshaws all blurred together like a school of fish in the ocean.
Vendors on the street-sides were selling fruits, tea towels, and all kinds of other things while the scent of a cooking stew hung in the air.
There was a deep hum of silence that day, and you followed it. You slipped through the congested crowds of a busy Friday afternoon, all getting their business dealt with before the adhan was heard.
A mosque sat in the distance, with green trees shrouding the entrance like a garden. A woman with a girl on her lap sat on the steps, lost in her world.
Wazir Khan Mosque was known for its richly embellished frescoes, adorned in the styles of Mughal and Punjabi traditions. From the Persian flowers to the Cypress trees, intricately drawn on the walls and the ceilings, the cool Lime bricks kept this haven in the center of the old city's bazaars.
This place had a history, built during the Mughal rule of Shah Jahan - famously known for his commission of the Taj Mahal.
The silence has a sound, and you hear it. Sayings of the Prophet from the Qur'an floated above as you entered the mosque's center, the coolness of the floor was comforting more than it was chilling.
The courtyard of the masjid felt as empty as ever. A tomb sat on one side, with a huddle of kids playing a game with a coin.
In the center sat a large pool filled with water for ablution.
And from the corner of your eyes, you see a man taking carpets out of a cart and laying them on the floor, a boy helping him with the labour.
In his silence, he greets you with a smile and suddenly you're stirred in endless conversation. A haven filtering centuries of travellers from the mid-1600s to now, and here you stand with someone looking to continue its life.
Birds began to murmur above, making rounds around the mosque now and then from one end to another.
It was peaceful, warm, and there were a few laughs too. Like the colours of the carpets, as soft as the skies, the sun brought down a couple shades too. The deep hum was louder than silence, ready to call the world home.
Alice with Brother and Sister #haree
It’s been fun winter, but I’m ready for some spring and summer now.
⚽️ Sheffield assomme Chelsea (3-0). Parfaitement organisé et très discipliné, Sheffield assomme Chelsea grâce à une redoutable efficacité. Si les Blues, dépassés, pourraient sortir du Big Four après cette lourde défaite, les Blades montent à la 6e place et se rapprochent de la première qualification européenne de leur histoire.
Tradition, iconic beauty and the desire to be laidback yet elegant in one’s own home: pyjamas are transformed into the ultimate daytime look.
Timeless prints on silk and cotton combine for refined yet comfortable pyjamas and matching face masks for her, for him and for little ones. Shop now at the link in bio.
Haven’t posted in a while ...誰媽？
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I believe every trial we face in life is an amazing opportunity for God, the universe, or whatever you believe in, to equip your heart to be who you need to be. And lately I've been finding a ton of joy in the challenges before me because I believe they are the catalysts that will help me grow into a stronger person; more equipped to get where I’m meant to be in life and serve a higher purpose here.
Despite an Instagram feed of highlights, I can’t always hit the trails or go to pretty places, but every day is still an epic adventure of self improvement and self discovery that I wake up grateful and excited to embark on! Ultimately, our mindsets and what we feel internally transcend the external circumstances around us... So not only am I thankful for the good times in life, I’m also grateful for the trials in my life, because I believe that they are put here for a reason: to push and help us grow into the greatest versions of ourselves! If we accept and choose to. Just as metal ore needs fire & heat to be forged into something useful; we humans need trials & adversity to help us transform into stronger, more capable versions of ourselves.
Of all the hikes, pretty views, and amazing spots in this world- I think the most beautiful place a person can find themselves is in love. In love with who they are, who they can become, and in love with the process of growing into their potential and purpose here 🙌 2 Corinthians 12:9
My POST-covid travel essentials // #knolling @tomsachs #covid19
trying out some #knollingphotography a large portion of the items I collected thrifting//secondhand (clothes & camera gear) Please consider trying out secondhand shopping = Less waste going to our landfills & our oceans. A new pair of jeans uses 1,800 gallons of water & the energy equivalent of driving 80 miles to make. Be sustainable & look good while doing it🌍 also wear a mask!! 😷
Two views of Hamnøy - which one is your favourite?
Imagine looking down at your hand to find this uniquely perfect pair twinkling!✨Saturday’s sparkling daydreams at AudryRoseJewelry.com! 💍✨💖
Our book of the week, 'Global and Local/New Projects: EAA-Emre Arolat Architecture' by Philip Jodidio and Suha Ozkan, explores the most innovative projects by Turkish architect Emre Arolat's award-winning architecture practice.
Published by Rizzoli Electa
Thom Mayne and Morphosis gearing up for another year at SCI-Arc’s one-year postgraduate Master of Science in the Design of Cities.
Investigate the full depth and drama of contemporary urban phenomena and commit to design innovation
Still accepting applications for the fall 2020 academic year. Scholarships are available
Link in the profile
#Sciarc #EDGE #DesignofCities #Sciarcpostgraduate #MSDesignofCities
🇬🇧 Who likes green? 💚 Have a good weekend!
🇩🇪 Wer mag grün? Wünsche euch ein schönes Wochenende!
🇫🇮 Kuka tykkää vihreästä? Mukavaa viikonloppua!
When our daily lives return to normal, I'd love to have you on one of my tours where we chase Lady Aurora and explore the wonderful landscapes of the North (max 6 participants). Message me or check the website for upcoming tours: salamapaja.fi
Location: Larger Oulu region, Finland
Gear: Nikon D700 & 14-24mm
#finland #auroraborealis #northernlights
Faces of the jungle - Spending time at home quarantining, passing the time with movies, tv shows and going through past trips and photos. Here is a set from the Bwindi Impenetrable forest in Uganda while hiking with the mountain gorillas. It was amazing to see them move so effortlessly through the dense forest that we struggled with.