With Covid-19 restrictions in place, it can be challenging to find things to do that do not put yourself or others at risk. However, one activity that can be both enjoyable and safe is taking a walk in nature. By exploring places where there are no crowds, you can still get out and enjoy the great outdoors, while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
I recently visited the "Orchideenausstellung" in Vienna, an exhibition showcasing a wide variety of plants, flowers and gardening equipment. Although it was advertised as an orchid exhibition, I was pleasantly surprised to find a range of other plants and flowers on display, making it a true celebration of horticulture.
In today's world, technology has advanced so much that mobile phones and mobility transmitters have become an integral part of our lives. It's difficult to imagine a time when these devices did not exist. In my youth, there were only TV and radio transmitters, typically protected by high fences and security guards. But today, these transmitters, particularly those for mobile phones, can be found almost everywhere.
This morning, as I was getting ready to start my work-from-home day, I caught a glimpse of the full moon hovering over my house. I was amazed by its beauty and felt compelled to capture the moment. Although I had a few minutes before I needed to be online, I didn't have time to set up a tripod for a stable shot. So, I decided to try capturing the image handheld.
Photography is a creative process, but sometimes even the most creative minds can hit a roadblock and find themselves without any idea of what to capture. When this happens, it can be helpful to go out and search for inspiration. One effective method is to go out and explore your surroundings, whether it's in your local neighbourhood or further afield. The beauty of photography is that there is always something new to discover, even in familiar places.
Every pair of old leather boots has a story to tell. From the worn and weathered exterior to the creased and cracked leather, each pair tells a unique tale of resilience and strength. The scuffs and scratches on the boots serve as a reminder of the challenges that have been faced and overcome by their previous owners. The boots carry with them a sense of history and tradition, and they are a testament to the craftsmanship of a bygone era.
While passing an aged house, the allure of a particular window captured my attention, prompting an irresistible urge to immortalize the moment through my lens. Initially, I confined my focus to just three frames, whimsically contemplating a gallery entitled "Windows 3.0." However, succumbing to the artistic impulse, I later extended my lens for a fourth and final shot.
The onset of winter paints a magical picture as nature transforms into a crystalline wonderland. The dance between the night's chill and the frigid morning air drapes trees and grass in delicate layers of ice, crafting intricate patterns and ornaments. This captivating spectacle, born from the dramatic temperature fluctuations, is a testament to the artistry of winter.
Embracing the comfort of nature within arm's reach, I discovered a tranquil haven close to the street, inviting peaceful walks and the chance to revel in the surrounding beauty. Though I may not typically shy away from venturing further afield, the allure of nearby landscapes proved irresistible. Why embark on an extended journey when the same captivating scenes can be found within a stone's throw, allowing for a leisurely stroll and the opportunity to capture nature's wonders with minimal effort?