Autumn colors

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

The Twits, Roald Dahl

IMG_1815IMG_1823IMG_1860

IMG_1835IMG_1862IMG_1851

17. Hit the Road Jack.

“Sous prétexte de gagner un peu de temps distance, de découvrir un nouveau paysage ou – plus hypocrite encore – d’économiser du temps, j’ai entraîné mes proches ou mes amis dans de prétendus raccourcis qui se sont souvent révélés plus longs et plus difficiles voire carrément cauchemardesques. (…) Pour moi, le raccourci, c’est l’aventure et, quoi qu’il advienne, le bonheur.”

L’Immortelle Randonnée, Jean-Christophe Rufin.

Happiness is not a destination …

Photos du 26 septembre. Route des Vins, Turckheim. (cf début du blog – !)

IMG_1322 IMG_1332 IMG_1339 IMG_1354 IMG_1350 IMG_1361

16. These boots were made for walking.

“Compostelle est un pèlerinage bouddhiste. Il délivre des tourments de la pensée et du désir, il ôte toute vanité de l’esprit et toute souffrance du corps, il efface la rigide enveloppe qui entoure les choses et les sépare de notre conscience; il met le moi en résonance avec la nature (…) en partant pour Saint Jacques, je ne cherchais rien et je l’ai trouvé.”

Immortelle randonnée, de Jean Christophe Rufin.

Parce qu’au final la marche c’est cela, c’est s’oublier.

Photos du 19 septembre 2015; Schwarzwald.
IMG_1243 IMG_1260 IMG_1268 IMG_1273 IMG_1283 IMG_1302

Last photo by Paul Weir, who should also have a photo blog:)

12. Winter wondland landscapes

IMG_3717 IMG_3840 IMG_3931 IMG_3955

Landscape in the broadest sense of the word; ie including cobblestones. Which believe me there are lot’s of in Prague. And it’s pretty amazing to walk up Wenseclas square (or jog, as we did on Christmas morning when it was EMPTY) reminding yourself that just twenty years ago history was happening on these very cobblestones that were making you trip and drop your Christmas market goods.

All taken with my camera, various lenses at various times of the day. Question though : I thought about putting several of these pictures in black and white (because that’s an easy way to make pictures look “arty”) but I just couldn’t do it. Partly because one of the reasons I like these photos is their cold colours, almost monochrome that just scream WinterInTheEast at you. And partly because (expecially for that close close up on the cobblestones) the light is very special, almost orangy and quite warm and saturated (yeah I only realised this after switching back from black and white) expecially for a winter shot. But what’s your advice ? Do photos gain something from being in Black & White ?