I absolutely love to take photo walks, and I definitely don’t do it enough. I find that I see a place with a whole new set of eyes when I’m walking around looking for something in particular, like a colour. The neighbourhood comes alive for me, and it feels so unlikely when you find the things I’m looking for. Of course, the practical view would say that those things are always there, that I’m just not usually looking for them. But I think there’s something special that happens when your attention meets the present moment – a little bit of magic.
This green photo walk was both easier and harder than others I’ve done in the past. Easier, because there is a lot of green in my neighbourhood in the form of plants and trees. Harder, because I challenged myself to not just take pictures of plants and trees. The results are above, and as always I adore them. With photo walks, I always get reminded that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
I chose green because it was the next in my rainbow, but it is also very apt because today my boyfriend and I are starting our 10 day juicing adventure! This is a goal I’d put on my 25 list, and now felt like as good (or bad) a time as any to try it out. As I type this, I’m drinking my very first juice. This particular one is actually more orange than green, but it’s delicious. Wish us lots of luck!
These photos were all taken on an hour-long walk around my neighbourhood in Quito, Ecuador, starting from around 5:30PM.
PS. I’ve created a Projects page which features links to the various creative adventures I like to pursue, like these photo walks, my birthday lists and my seasonal videos. Check it out here!