Taken on a crisp early morning after watching the sunrise at Moraine Lake, Alberta. You can see a patch of golden larches. Yeah, a pretty good morning smile emoticon Taken in early October on my Sony a7ii.
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Am I a creep if I love to photograph strangers' laundry? Everywhere go I'm drawn to the simple colours in a row. Where I'm from, we have dryers. No one sees the laundry. But most of the world doesn't. Clothes on a line make me feel nostalgic for something I didn't have, and it also is a sense of peeking into someone's life. I've done laundry in a number of corners of the world and I'm always a little flustered to see the contents of my bag strung up for the whole world to see. It's so intimate in a way.
I'm also drawn to the consistency of it - the human nature of it all over the world. Despite everything going on, anywhere in the world, the laundry needs to get done. Across all socio-economic layers, every culture I've happened to cross. The day goes on. Tomorrow will come. When it arrives, we wake up, get dressed, and live.
Taken in Split, Croatia, 2014.
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I grabbed this shot of the lighthouse getting pummeled by a huge wave before the police came and made us all move back to safety. Funny, or original plan was to be out at that lighthouse for sunset. Maybe not tonight, we thought.
Taken on a Sony A7rii and a 70-500mm lens. Stabilization is super handy when you're in that much wind and spray!
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So, a proudly Canadian scene, from a proud Canadian.
Peyto Lake, Alberta. Taken on a Sony a7ii, and barely edited. It's just that beautiful.
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So instead I turned it off and used the time to dive into two things I am passionate about: my photos, and my faith.
I haven't been to Syria but I have been to Egypt and Jordan (and Morocco, which is not middle eastern but is deeply muslim). I took time to reflect on these trips, the people I met, the deeply human connections I made, the overwhelming sense of welcome I experienced. And i dove into my faith - not the christianity of Fox News or Donald Trump but the one that's of Christ. The one that begs for reconciliation, forgiveness, mercy, kindness, unconditional love and unexplainable hope, radical grace and even more radical inclusion that knows no bounds and is not constrained by politics, by borders, or by fear. I don't recognize the christianity portrayed on TV, and it shakes me, so I have to return to my own roots in a quiet space. In this space, there is no fear, there is no us and them, and we're all refugees fleeing some kind of brokenness, though for my syrian brothers and sisters that brokenness is more real than I'll ever have to know or face.
Both these things brought me fresh air this week. Sometimes it's good to turn off the facebook, turn off the news, turn off the noise and indulge or dig into something that brings you fresh air.
This particular young man I met on a side street near the Cairo Necropolis, the City of the Dead, where miles of tombs line the streets. I don't know what about me he found so hilarious but I took it as a complement. He tried to give me one of his rings, gold with a red stone, but I implored him that I was already married and my husband would be jealous. I know the focus isn't perfect but the moment is, his expression is, and that makes it a pretty perfect picture to me. It reminds me that he was laughing so hard he couldn't even keep still, belly laughs like a little child :)
So now on my website there is an Egypt gallery. I'll be adding more to my Jordan one soon, and Morocco to follow. And a Canadian one too, which I've never had, as I am proud of our new PM for standing by his promise to bring 25,000 refugees to Canada. I hope I can find out where to stand and cheer when they begin to arrive.
I viewed the pyramids from every angle, all times of day, and I just couldn't get enough of them. And i know there's cooler, more rural ones, even out in the desert, not to mention tombs and King Tut and oases (that's the plural of oasis ... I didn't know that either), endless shisha bars, cobbled streets, the histories of many different religions, the mediterranean coastline, the red sea, the nile, and ... and ....
So, all in all, yeah, let's go back to Egypt.
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24 hours at the world’s largest camel fair: Pushkar, India
Break bread, drink chai, recline in the sand, and watch all of India pass you by.
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