Directions 15 December 2015 by charlene Somewhere in Singapore. Fujifilm X-T1, XF 35mm F2 | 1/125 sec, f2, ISO 4000 Tags: singapore X-T1 XF35F2 XF35mmF2 charlene photographer 12 thoughts on “Directions” Charlene, I love your color work. I would love to see the rest of Europe through your eyes. Best mode of transport: a bicycle à la Dervla Murphy. (yep I am Dutch…the bicycle country ;-) ) Reply Thank you Willem. I’d love to see the rest of Europe myself. There is so little time, but I’m working very hard on it. Agreed re bicycle… in places that are bike friendly anyway. I’ve spent a decent part of each summer for the last 3 years in Copenhagen, so fully appreciative of the bike as the best public transport option! Reply Really cool. However, given your exchange with Willem and the POV of this post, I have keep getting this image of you in Victorian garb, on Mary Poppins’ bicycle flying over rooftops with XT-1 in hand. I know, I am burdened with a truly strange sense of humor… :-) Reply Oops! Never mind. Strange sense of humor,perhaps, but bad memory of the movie. MP flew with her umbrella and if one stretches the point a bit, perhaps on merry-go-round horses, but no bike. Maybe if we add in the rain pictures from Sri Lanka… . To make it a further fail, Mary Poppins is Edwardian, not Victorian. Zeesh. Reply Hahahaha, Greg, it’s funny to read you going all nerd on yourself. I imagine Victorian garb being ridiculously uncomfortable to cycle in (among other things). So glad I live in this time and space…. having just watched the new Star Trek, even more ridiculously glad to be! Reply Greg, Mary Poppins may sound great but Dervla Murphy is even more fantastic. She traveled from Ireland to India on a simple bicycle. That was in 1963…the world was a different place in those day’s. She has a website…interesting person! Charlene, I hope you find the time to travel. I imagine you as the perfect travelling photographer. But I suppose it can be a lonesome way of live. Reply Wow Willem, I had not heard of Dervla Murphy before this. MUST get a copy of her book, she sounds like the kind of adventurer I want to be. I very much doubt I’m the perfect travel photographer. I don’t push myself as hard as I could (or should), but having experienced a number of personal setbacks in the last few years, I think I am learning how far I can push myself, and the best fashion in which to do it. Being a nomad can be lonely. Lucky for me, these days I travel with another kindred spirit :) Reply Charlene, yes Murphy’s book ‘Full Tilt’ is an amazing story. Your color work for me is in the same league as that of Ernst Haas and Saul Leither with a new approach and taking things a step further. I don’t think Saul Leither was a big traveller, so small travel will do :-) And how about selling your prints or make a Blurb book? Your work deserves more than a website. Oh…and Fuji should finally give it’s ambassador that X-E2 body ;-) Reply That’s very kind of you Willem, but I think I have a long way to go in understanding my own work, before developing it to half of what the greats did. I don’t push myself in that as hard as I could/should either, I feel (this is why I don’t sell my work in any form). Only time will tell if I ever do! Fuji has given this ambassador more gear than she can carry already! Reply Saul Leiter….not Saul Leither (jeez) Reply Charlene, don’t push yourself….just let it flow ! For me ‘Pushing it’ is a business attitude modern life is trying to force on all of us. A nice old ZEN quote: “If you tighten the string too much, it will snap, and if you leave it too slack, it won’t play” I made images for a long time. Do I understand them? Maybe?? But it is what I did. I leave the understanding and interpretation to others. The longer I am uncertain in this live the more I see it as an asset. Spiritually that is fine. Financially it doesn’t help :-) Reply Hehehehe, indeed. Well these are things most of us can’t force, one way or another, so it will happen in its own good time. Now where’s my lotto win?! Reply Leave a comment Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.