Sunday, February 01, 2015

Through A Spiritual Lense

Through my recent participation in BME photography project in Derry/Londerry I have been inspired to take photographs from various perspectives. I have also started looking at photographs through a view new lenses.

One of the struggles I have when I am at an event that I am involved with is that I find it very difficult to capture the it with a camera in the way I want to remember it. Normally we women are supposed to be very good at multi-tasking.But I find the quality of photographs decrease if I have not prepared approapriately and I am not present in the moment. Maybe this will change when taking photgraphs comes as easy as driving car........maybe then I can present in the event and able to capture it through a lens as well.

In the meantime I have discoverd Visio Divina.......... to continue my photographic journey I planned to explore comtemplative photography (as described here http://www.ttlcommunity.com/#!visio-divina/c8k2) and practice Visio Divina

How to Practice Visio Divina 

Explore the image. 
Look at everything within the frame – objects, patterns, shapes, textures, lines, light, and colors. Look deeper. Where are your eyes drawn? Engage your imagination. What do you see? What do you smell? What relationships do you notice?
Allow the image to lead you into a time of prayer. Silently, offer prayers to God of gratitude, anguish, confession, or praise – whatever you find stirring inside you. Breathe deeply and slowly. Rest in this quiet, being open to God’s presence within you.
If your mind wanders, do not worry, look at the image again, or bring an awareness of the image into your mind. Be gentle with yourself and have no expectations of grand revelations. The point is to practice and to offer quiet time to be attentive to God’s presence.

What do you see? 
Search deeper.
Where do you see God? 
Pray with/over image. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Invitation to Diversity Drama


My daughter Jeandre' is involved with this project. Exicited to see what they have come with.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Second Photography Assignment

Apparently I forgot all about composition in this assignement and I have to redo it :(

So this week the theme will be out and about and portraits........after that I will be learning to use Photoshop.......lets see how I improve.






Friday, October 31, 2014

Through a Cultural Lens: My Home

In the process of doing a communuty pphotography course organised by NICEM for Black & Ethnic Minorities in the Derry/Londonderry area. This weeks focus is on froming, using light, rules of third etc......
I need to choose 5 photographs to take next week Wednesday .......Decided to print 10 and then I will decide......

 Window View......gift from Patrinne

Table decor .....gift from Lorraine


 Birthday gift from my bestie in New Zealand .....Durban Curry Powder .....smells and taste divine......wonderful to have a bit of my homeland in my Northern Irish kitchen



Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Walking The Walk – That’s Impressive!

Walking The Walk – That’s Impressive!



I love the the thoughts shared and expressed in this article.



As I continue on my path to healthy lifestyle, I embrace the fact that I am not only making physical changes but emotional, relational, spiritual improvements as well. Though I will never be perfect, I will always strive to walk my talk.