What a beautiful word it is: Liquid. This is the week’s Photo Challenge. On an island, we are surrounded by a liquid of the salty variety, so it is not hard to find. We were known as the “Land of Wood and Water” in the days of the Taino, and we have forests and rivers, … More Lots of Liquidity
I’m not sure about the last Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World. Do we all have a physical space where we “belong”? Is this about home or more than that? I suppose we are talking about comfort zones. When I think about those, I think about people as well as places. In fact, if the … More Your Place in the World, With People
I don’t care for straight lines much, but I do love perspective in photographs. Lines converging. There are a couple of such photographs here (including a few that I took in Sri Lanka last year).
This week’s Photo Challenge is “Story.” They say “Every picture tells a story.” When you are talking about people – yes, it does, although the stories are barely revealed by the camera. This challenge suggested that a story is a series of events. However, I was thinking of the story that each person, each individual … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Story (People’s Stories, That Is)
I found this week’s Photo Challenge a little trickier than usual. Not that I have any problems with sweetness. In fact, my sweet tooth has often got the better of me. I tried to think of things that didn’t necessarily taste sweet, but just simply were sweet – to look at, to smell. Her are … More Sweet Nothings
Memories of my visit to Sri Lanka late last year keep surfacing. Not least… the Buddhas. They sit on street corners, amidst the noise of blaring horns and roaring buses (Sri Lankan traffic is frenetic). They are encased in glass, serene and oblivious to the chaos surrounding them, the press of humanity. They seem to … More The Buddhas: More Reflections from Sri Lanka
Silence is not an easy thing to find these days anywhere – let alone in Jamaica, which is a noisy place. This week’s photo challenge is, therefore a tricky one, in that complete silence is virtually an impossibility. However, we all search for calm and quiet. Some places have silence; history has a silence of … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence is Golden in Jamaica