Weekly photo challenge: State of mind

It took me not even five minutes, but I was asking myself if this was the best use of time in the morning, just before going to work? I think it was.

I’ve come to appreciate more and more the shifting palette of the sky outside my studio window, and all I need to do is open the window and shoot.

This particular morning was cold and there was some snow on the window. I left it closed, and for a few minutes, I tried to capture the near and far, the cold and warm, the blurred and the sharp. Ice and fire. I tried to focus on the one and on the other, doing both justice.

My state of mind was just this: to observe two opposites and try to capture them, individually and as a whole.

Oh, and did I mention, I thought I saw some silver and gold there too…


So, what do you see here? What state of mind does this put you into?


This is part of the The Daily Post Photo Challenge. Don’t miss to explore the State of mind of others, or why not share your own?


12 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: State of mind

    • “Peaceful and excited”, that sounds first like an unlikely combination, but the more I think of it, the more I really want to find such a state of mind! Thank you so much Linda, this was an eye opener, and something I’ll try to bring with me, often!

  1. Great post of words and image—the shift in focus our cameras allow us to capture. The photos look so good in mosaic form.

    I like that you ask us to think and feel as we look at them—a reminder to find beauty of thought and feeling in those pauses—whether at a post, or gallery, or garden, or, as pictured here, at a window.

    I always find something to pause for at your blog.

    • Thank you so much for taking your time to pause and share your thoughts! Isn’t it sometimes difficult to do just that, to pause for a moment in the daily routines? I’m glad this speaks to you, and thanks for your support, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

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