Keeping the Mojo Alive
When I started with photography it was out of pure fun and the joy of discovering to see things in a new way, in another perspective. The trap however is not to become too seasoned and doing the trick over and over again.
I am not the kind of photographer that will visit only the famous places, take some pictures thousands of others already took and leave to the next famous spot. However beautiful that place may be, that's not the challenge I am looking for.
Like you have to do nothing in order to make something happen.
When we see a tree for the first time in our life we don’t see a tree of course. We can’t actually say what we see. Someone tells us it’s a tree and you start to recognize same sort of shapes and will start to know them by their collective name: A tree, or any other name, depending on the language used. Now as an “experienced” seer you will know in a split second if something is a tree or not. With photography I enjoyed looking at things as if it was the first time I ever encountered them. That’s not easy though, the mind is quick and tricky and It takes time and patience, a deep mood of relaxation, to allow a well known object to be looked at in a fresh way. I must say, it’s one my biggest struggles. As soon as there is too much pressure or effort to force the situation, it will not happen. It’s almost like you have to do nothing in order to make something happen.
One of the main reasons we left our home and want to do larger trips is to allow myself this time and peace. We are on the road for about a month now and it’s starting to get obvious it’s no longer just a holiday, it really becomes a new way of living. It is clearly a transformation period and we are still looking for the right work/travel/relax flow.
Now we are slowly heading towards Asturias and the Sintra in Portugal, where we hope to find some magical sceneries there during autumn.
The above images all have been taken in San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spain. The place is also known because it was used as a location for the famous series Game of Thrones.
When we arrived at the spot the whole place was covered in a cloud, however when we descended the thick fog disappeared. For most people this would be a pleasure, but I would love to have seen the church, steps and rocks in thicker mist.