A Short Hike to the Next Village

We’ve about 2 hours to kill, so what better way to do it and get a bit of mild exercise than to go hiking, from our village to the next.

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The theme of the day – rustic beauty. Debris at a nearby beach.

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The colours are nice.

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Up the steps.

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Light at the end of the path.

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Car, abandoned.

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Nice green window.

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Window and scarred wall of an abandoned village house.

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Discarded electrical board.

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Village road sign.

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Nice open view.

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Bye bye village!

 

 

 

 

Final Things

Things as they are…

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A gate is always a promise.

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Perhaps a promise of bigger things to come.

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Something here.

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A hint of bigger things there…

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And something may blossom.

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All it takes is a bit of introspection…

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A possible vision here…

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And a revision there.

This is the last of four related pieces, after Mundane Objects, Common Things,  and Everyday Things.

Thanks for reading!

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Everyday Things

These are things I see on a daily basis.

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James Elkins: “When we are confronted with an unfamiliar object … we seek a body in it; we try to see something like ourselves…” (The Object Stares Back, p. 129)

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I see, therefore I am.

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This is my mind, even if it’s only for a while.

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Sometimes I feel like this.

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Mostly though, I’m like this.

 

This is a third companion piece, after Mundane Objects and  Common Things.

 

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Common Things

This is just a follow up from my previous post, Mundane Objects.

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There’s always an exhibition waiting to happen.

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Things discarded, things poetic.

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To look is to give it meaning.

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A regulation of things.

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A potential.

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A hint.

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Something.

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Mundane Objects

I’m taking a break from street photography to look at mundane stuff.

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Stuff our eyes don’t normally focus on.

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But they do create an environment of sorts.

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Repeat something enough and it becomes a life.

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Pavements can be interesting.

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Stuff lying around.

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There’s an order of things here.

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A call to discipline.

Camera: Canon Prima Twin S

Film: Fuji Superia Venus 800

Cheung Chau Yet Again

It never ends – this appreciation for a more laid-back lifestyle.

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It’s probably ideal, rather than actual.

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Still, it’s worth keeping in mind.

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We’re all tourists to this thought, this possibility.

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It can be commercialized, of course.

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There are those who buy the idea.

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Those who consume it and are consumed by it.

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We all gaze with a kind of desire.

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It all makes sense when there’s a vendor.

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Satiation.

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Wants, desires and goods – a life that makes sense.

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A meaning-making kind of sense.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Ilford XP2