Saturday, November 20, 2010

...provided we have the courage...

straight out of the camera

"what we call our destiny
 is truly our character
 and that character can be altered.
 the knowledge that we are responsible
for our actions and attitudes
does not need to be discouraging,
because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.
one is not in bondage to the past,
which has shaped our feelings,
 to race, inheritance, background.
all this can be altered if we have the courage
 to examine how it formed us.
we can alter the chemistry
 provided we have the courage to dissect the elements."
~anais nin
i chased this shadow
 i was looking for them
 from the floor view.
i rather like it.
it is Sunday again, down under.
that means shadow shot Sunday is underway.
do join us.
just BE.
robin.

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Always love your shadow shots and your words and they're always the best way to start my weekend and this post is no exception! Love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Robin! Enjoy!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

A lovely unusual shot!!

Ralph said...

These old suitcases are wonderful - they have travelled for eons, to many a place. In any mode, but they seem as if the went during the classic days of long distance railroads - maybe even the time of steam engines. Nicely captured, the luggage of the past...

Martha Z said...

I like it too, and the idea of moving on goes well with the words you chose today. You are very talented.

Quilt Works said...

Nice depth of field choice!

Kay L. Davies said...

A wonderful shadow shot resulted from your chase.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

fairchildstreet said...

Stunning photo and beautiful words. Charmaine

Sam said...

What a stunning phot! Your depth of field and colours here are gorgeous! As always your words speak straight to the soul.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We rather LOVE it!! What a cool shot (of course, we are diggin' the old suitcases as well!)
Have a lovely Thanksgiving this week!
Karla & Karrie

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Love the works of Anais, she's one of my faves, wish I could save the guilt for another day and read all the books that I've been stashing away for a Winter's day.

Quite cold today, but at least no snow yet and still in the 40-50's, however, I think the change is in the air, the air, it feels damp and brutal, just turned up the furnace and kettled a cup o java...now to nestle with a good DVD and the heathen...does it get much better...not in my world.

Wore the woolies today Tilda, it gave such a warm fuzzy feeling, better git used to it, huh!!!

Have a great one girls!

s

Tom Hilton said...

Great shot! I really like the depth of field in this one, as in a lot of your photos.

Paula Scott said...

Scrumptious shot of the suitcase, for sure! And always the most befitting quote. Very inspirational.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great shot. love it..

Beverley Baird said...

What a very interesting shot and shadow! Love the quote by Nin - very thought provoking.

Hey Harriet said...

You really have a way of finding the best words to accompany your gorgeous photos! They always match so perfecly and are always such a joy to take in! My visits to your blog bring on a sense of calm and peace which I so appreciate! Thank you for what you do :)

MyMaracas said...

Wonderful shot. Such beautiful textures, evocative and somehow melancholy.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Just beautiful!

Arija said...

I really like your soft shadows. It could be an illustration or book cover tho an immigrant's tale.

Anonymous said...

Stunning shot of the old suitcases and the handle. Since I have been visiting your lovely site, I am always impressed by your words.
Beautiful - the flow - and I just love your courage with them.
Barbiboo
http://barbiboo-bea.blogspot.com/

mollygolver said...

Brilliant photo! I love the words too!

Cassie said...

Very cool ShadowShot. I had trouble shedding those old suitcases that have so much character, but not much practical function at a modern ariport. The handle alone tells a story!!

Woody said...

I'm very fond of shallow DOF and this is no exception. The shadow is the icing on the cake!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

I LOVE that photo! I love old suitcases and that is an amazing shot!!
I wouldn't have a clue how to get that look "straight out of the camera"...good job :)

Jeanne said...

Beatuiful shadow...again, the words chime in the wind :)

Jeanne @ In One Place

deb did it said...

Robin,
your photos are beyond brilliant!