Frozen water

Tranquility

Tranquility. Relaxation. Meditation.

No matter how you call it, if you would ask somebody what is essential, when you try to achieve it, most would probably say that you need to be at a quiet place, so you can listen into yourself. And you would probably be  right about it. Silence does help, when you try to relax and be one with yourself.

However, I found something else that helps me to calm my mind. It’s water. It doesn’t matter if it is the sound of water dripping from leaves, the sound of waves at a beach or the murmuring sound of a little river. I simply sit down, listen to it and feelhow my breath and heart are slowing down. It’s almost like magic. and I love it☺

And so it is probably not surprising, that I sometimes like to take long exposure shots, as it almost always involves water and time. Loug exposure photography is a very slow process after all.

The shot abovehas been taken at the Foroglio watefall in Switzerland on a very cold morning. But despite the cold it was a very pleasant, relaxating experience.

One thought on “Tranquility”

  1. We have moved nearer to the sea within the last three months and have visited the seaside more often in three months than ten years. I believe what you write is true – it is said that we are drawn to the sea and in my experience it does have an emotional effect on us. Each morning on my way to buy the morning paper I walk along a small stream and each morning I pause and watch the water flowing.

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