I love photographing bright colors. Nature has an array of mind blowing ones: dazzling red orange sunsets, turquoise seas and mountains so intensely green you feel you’re part of the easel. But sometimes we can feel blinded by the brightness and the intensity and that’s where a bit of softness and balance is good.
Somehow Mother Nature always seems to know how to create balance. Light and dark contrasts, like colors in the sand that mesh and twirl forming a palette of pastels.
Pastels often blend in with the tones of the earth on our travels, creating a softness in an otherwise stark landscape, a softness that soothes the senses.
Like this bottlebrush which somehow looks calm against the pale green.
And it can be that way on our journey of life too. We don’t always have to be full steam ahead. We can be just as effective when we calmly work our way through our days.
That’s sometimes when I’m the most productive, when I’m centred and even keeled. When I’m able to focus and concentrate and work steadily towards my goal.
While it’s great to have ambition and to want to dazzle the world with brightness, it’s also okay to have softer days where we’re slowly but deliberately focused on the end result.
We don’t need to achieve big and bright results overnight.
The important thing is to keep going and not to stop. To realise that there’ll be days when we’ll temporarily lose our mojo and inspiration but not to beat ourselves up about it. We’ll get there … the important thing is to keep going.
Wishing you beautiful moments, filled with shades of pastel and dollops of brightness, just enough to make a balanced landscape and a perfect day.
Stay safe and focused on where you’re going and continue to enjoy the journey.
This is in response to Where’s my Backback – Travel theme: Pastel