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Around the World in Nine Photos
It’s in the grip of North American winter that I often dream of escape to warmer climates. Thanks to the WordPress.com Reader and the street photography tag, I can satisfy my travel yen whenever it strikes. Here are just some of the amazing photos and photographers I stumbled upon during a recent armchair trip.
In a slightly different form of care-free, we have the muddy hands of Elina Eriksson‘s son in Zambia. I love how his small hands frame his face. The gentle focus on his face and the light in the background evoke warm summer afternoons at play.
Arresting in a slightly different fashion is Rob Moses‘ Ski Hill Selfie, taken in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The juxtaposition of the bold colors and patterns in the foreground against the white snow in the background caught my eye.
Further under the category of fun juxtaposition, is Liu Tao’s photo of the elderly man in Hefei, China, whose fan reminds me of a punk rock mohawk.
From Hefei, we go to Havana, Cuba, and Edith Levy‘s beautifully ethereal Edificio Elena. I found the soft pastels and gentle shadows particularly pleasing. They lend a distinctly feminine quality to the building.
And finally, under the category of beautiful, is Aneek Mustafa Anwar‘s portrait, taken in Shakhari Bazar, Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. The boy’s shy smile is a wonderful representation of the word on his shirt.
Where do you find photographic inspiration? Take a moment to share your favorite photography blogs in the comments.
- Jan 13, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
I really like your descriptions as you escorted us from place to place. Sorry to have my trip end!
The first picture of the Indian man is captivating. Its as if the physical details of his face each tell a piercingly deep story.
A really lovely idea showcasing the photography of others who are out there, – and sharing it. I think nine is a perfect number. Inspiring in two ways, – both to visit their sites and to get out my own camera,- thank you!
Oh, – and I can recommend http://trablogger.wordpress.com
Like coleypierce, the dog photo with caption is my favourite. The puppy in Holly’s photo looks really happy :). Really nicely written piece! Thanks Krista for starting my morning off in the UK in an inspiring way.
And, one more recommendation, for the armchair traveller: http://treetoplime.com/
With a countless number of new images being posted on the Internet daily, I really appreciate seeing collections of the best.
This post illustrates the subtle range of expression available when peace and joy are present. I am inspired by how the wrinkles of age give beauty and character, as much as by the simplicity of a building bathed in sunlight or a child playing with sand.
I love seeing collections of pictures, and photo-of-the-day postings.
These are some fantastic pictures, and the street photography tag is a great idea. I usually use google street view to visit distant places. On late nights with wine and a friend, I sometimes end up using it to show my friend the places I’ve lived, and going on virtual visits to their childhood homes. Thanks again! Tine.
These are sooooo funtastic … ^^
So beautiful. The latest photo so cute anyway
What a fantastic post!
Ahhh…travelling! Even the memories of my travels lighten my soul! ❤
I love what you have done here….. I do feel like I have taken a mini trip around the world and explored the colourful characters that you have selected. Fantastic! Lately I have been a little snap happy, usually taking photos of old twisted olive trees, sunsets and sunrises (if I’m up in time!) and of course my beautiful dogs, one of which always has a smile on his face. Thanks for sharing!
Love the elderly guy in China photo – it inspires me to see such beautiful creations made by being caught in the moment!
This article is very inspiring, it wants me to go and travel and take photos. I love the quality and all of your pics tell a story. Fantastic!!
Perhaps you should check out Steve McCurry photos. I get them weekly in his blog. https://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/power-of-place/
Street photography is so dynamic. On Google images or Flickr we can see thousands of the same photos of monuments or mountains or famous places taken in perfect light. Street photos are unique. Thanks for sharing and great selections.