Stumbling in the darkness
Searching for the
My own I.
Yearning for sunlight
And the soft caress of a
Sultry summer breeze.
A heart begging
To be loved.
Eyes in desire to drown
In the gaze of
Loving and caring eyes.
My hungry mouth
Longing to speak
Words of love.
Then you came,
I was at last freed.
I was finally born.
I am ultimately
I went to the woods this afternoon to shoot some images. I was over packed. Nikon, macro lens, my 100-300mm f4, extension tubes, flash, other stuff but I didn’t use it.
Instead I played with my Olympus E-PM1 and a 25mm 1,4 CCTV-lens. Shot in the 16:9 video format just for the heck of it.
Because I used the lens wide open most of the time my main subjects needed to be in the center and I was glad I brought my 8x ND filter with me.
I had a lot of fun but I’m looking forward to my VF-2 electronic viewfinder that I found second-hand. I’m pretty sure it will make my E-PM1 even more my main camera.
Still working on the images but I want to share two of them.
It has been another stressful day at work and I’m still helping the Service Desk. Hell, being able to understand and speak several languages has its disadvantages.
Yet it is a challenge, taking the phone and speaking Dutch and the next call is in French, and then Dutch again, then English.
I didn’t go straight home this afternoon but parked near the woods and went for a walk. There is nobody waiting for me at home so who the fuck cares when I arrive at my apartment?
Sun was shining and there was a cool breeze and I was surrounded with a zillion signs of birth on thousands of branches ready to bloom.
I observed a heron, carefully wading through a pond, vigilant, then a sudden move and some silvery thing moving in its beak.
Older men jogging, breathing heavily and on their way to a certain heart attack, leaving behind the quickly dissipating odor of sweat and cheap cologne.
I made some images, nothing special, I just wanted to clear my mind, unwind.
Finally spring is here!
Temperatures are above zero, there is a mild sun and a blue sky and nature is waking up.
There is new life and rebirth and awakening and it is so beautiful to see.
Seeds growing and developing, a prelude to flowers and fruit and scent and food for insects and humans.
And the promise of a certain death in autumn or winter already programmed too.
What lives dies.
What starts will end.
Nothing is forever.
We should embrace what we have before it is gone forever.
Few are those who know what they have, fewer even those who fight for it.
Even less who cherish the simple fact of pure love as it is so rare.
I captured this during summer last year, a small flying insect. It was so tiny, only a few millimeters. I used a 180mm macro for this image.
Traveller’s Joy is a beautiful name for a plant with such awesome seeds.
I find this sheer beauty, simple and yet complicated, the way everything is entangled, the fine hairs, the thicker stems like hemp rope.
The deep red colored Australian Bin 50 Shiraz is excellent.
I’m playing Athamay’s Pleasure of Sin and the tracks Eternal Torture and Kiss (The Whip) are among my favorites.
On the little table next to my computer I have my simple setup. One lamp, a light brown background and some crumbled silver paper. I have my Sigma 180mm macro mounted on the heavy Manfrotto tripod and with the appropriate adapter my Olympus E-PM1 on the lens.
Some seed pods I collected a few days ago are enough for me to play.
I enjoy doing this, the writing, the photography.