This is a kind of focus that I long for in my life...

I keep coming back to Annie Dillard lately, because I have been so overwhelmed and utterly consumed by work. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is such a reminder for what I actually want. (I just couldn't choose one line from there...)

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

"A schedule defends from chaos and whim."

"Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you."

"There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by."

"You can't test courage cautiously."

"I would like to learn, or remember, how to live."

"There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."

About the picture above:
Spanish wildlife photographer Mario Cea is known for his incredible bird photography. Using slow shutter speeds and artificial light, he’s able to capture feathered creatures in unexpected, artistic moments. Regularly winning international photography competitions, Cea’s stunning photo of a kingfisher diving into a pond won the People’s Choice Award at the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and was recently shortlisted for the Bird Photographer of the Year Awards.

With over 25 years experience as a wildlife photographer, Cea is an expert at techniques that allow him to make this magic happen in the field. Through hard work and perseverance, the expert wildlife photographer was able to bring his artistic vision to life. In fact, The blue trail is the fruit of 6 months of work and 2,000 shots in order to obtain this perfect result.

via {my modern met}


Post a Comment