Weekly photo challenge this week is all about dreaming. I have many shots that every time I look at them, it always makes me dreaming about something. I pick 5 of my favourite pictures that I can’t get bored to see them over and over and over again :D
I took this picture by accident in Dalarna -an area located about 3-4 hours driving from Stockholm- when my P and I got chance to spend our midsummer celebration with friends. Our host has a male dog that didn’t want me to take picture of him. He always moved around and turned his back on me. So when this moment came, I was grabbing my camera and shot this before he was moving again. The first time I saw the result I was so happy :) and amazed how this picture told me a story. I adjust the colours to match the story that shown, a look for the future with lots of hope and faith. For me, I could picture myself to see my own journeys ahead that I looking forward to, it doesn’t matter what is the outcome will be in every step I made, as long as I learn something in every single process of living, then I’ll be a happy person. After a couple of years, this photo is still one of many who stay close to my heart :)
Second shot is taken last winter and by my surprise, this shot is not from my DSLR camera but from my pocket camera one morning on the way to school. I pass this road so many times in every season, winter, spring, summer and autumn but that day… it seemed that something drown me to take one shot of it. I was so grateful that I did because it turned out become an image that I love, an image that makes me dream about a beautiful journey, my odyssey! It gives me some idea about writing maybe a short story or just a poem that could suit the picture perfectly. This shot makes me dreaming about becoming someone that could have ability to produce lines and arrange words in a unique way. A picture that told me that it doesn’t matter what the weather is, it doesn’t matter what challenge life throws at me… I always can make every journey becomes something meaningful.
Have you ever seen a foggy road? I’ve seen and captured many foggy moments but this one, this special one is becoming something that I turn my eyes to every time I need an inspiration to continue my step in life. This was taken in one of many woods North of Sweden last year, when I got chance to follow my P and my father in law to go hunting moose. I was walking with the dogs which chasing the moose and directing them towards the hunters who were waiting in their own post. My and Dad’s friend were having a rest and a cup of coffee when my eyes caught this beautiful fog and of course I didn’t want to waste any moment. To be honest, I didn’t have much expectation of this shot. I just tried to capture the fog which was going away so quickly, luckily enough I had my camera ready :D For me, the road that shown here is screaming about one’s dream, the trees, the fog and the yellow flowers complete the scene and they were inviting us to not afraid to dream, even something you can’t really see how and where the road ends. One thing for sure, if you willing to fight for your dreams, the universe will be there to help you.
Living in Sweden gives me chances to see millions of moments and beautiful sceneries to capture with my eyes and my camera. As you see in this winter picture -was taken in front of apartment where I live- is showing an ordinary scene that people passing by every day. But please look at it for a couple of minutes, does it tell you about something dreamy? It does for me! Sometimes, I can see myself sit on that chair with my thick winter coat, facing the sun and dreaming about writing my own book of odyssey. Somehow, it gives me peaceful feeling inside and even more… it is encouraging me to never stop become a dream catcher.
How about you? What do you have in mind when you see this picture closely? Would you like to share with me your thoughts, please? :)
Well, you don’t have to write it here :) it is enough just to whisper it and I’m sure the wind will deliver the message to me *hmmm… my fantasy is clearly talking here* haha! :D
A completely different shot but still capturing someone is dreaming! Look at her eyes, there is something in her mind while she is throwing her glance somewhere in far away, in a historic yet paradise island. Taken in Gotland during a Medieval Week Festival last year, when I was lucky to have such a wonderful sweet model called Alma. Every time she posed, she made me so proud to have a chance to capture her amazing face. I am very amateur in photography world but being someone who taking her pictures makes me forget about how minimum my ability is. I can’t thank her enough for that and hopefully I’ll get another moments with her in Gotland, my second home after Bali. A place where many dreamer will stay for a while and let the nature take them to the highest fantasy that they can dream on – as Gotland does to me, one of many dream catchers- and they will want to go back again every time the farewell happens. More about this dreamy island and its picturesque places you can read here, in one of my previous post.
Am I dreaming?
Not yet, but soon I’m going to dream now! It is almost 3 AM and I think I need to catch some sleep because today we will have lots of things to do :D
Stockholm, dym 15072012