Finding a Flower in the Forest

10개월 전

flower in a rainy forest original photography by fraenk

 

Last tuesday was a rainy day!

The @googlyprize was due and I didn't have a title image yet.

I made a pledge to myself, really just to myself, but it's still a binding agreement, that the #googlyeyes contest would be showing a fresh, unique and original picture for every run of the show.

Despite the rain, I really didn't have any excuses to not go out and find a somewhat aesthetically pleasing spot as a stage for the @googlyprize trophy. I had to make a run out of town and the road took me through a nice stretch of forest, so I decided to simply pull over, get the wellies out of the trunk, zip up my raincoat and start a hike through the rain.

It wasn't long before I found a beautiful spot, a small clearing, way off the beaten path, overgrown with grasses and leafy little plants.

clearing in a rainy forest original photography by fraenk

I knew right away, this was the spot. I walked around for a minute to find a nice angle and one of those fallen trees, fully covered in soft and fluffy green moss was the obvious choice as a stage for the little golden googly trophy.

clearing in a rainy forest original photography by fraenk

If you're a follower of the @googlyeyes, you might already recognize the spot from the latest announcement's bonus picture, if not... well, what are you waiting for, go check it out!

But that's not actually what I wanted to talk about here. What I wanted to share was the precious moment that came next.

The mission was accomplished, the shot was on the chip and I was pretty much ready to head back, but you know how it goes, once you stop searching, you'll start discovering.

leafy clearing in a rainy forest original photography by fraenk

Taking in the scene, feeling the place, cannot be described in words, nor in pictures, but this pretty little flower, maybe it can stand as a symbol for the precious moment of serenity that comes when the mind is in the moment and not on a mission:

flower on aclearing in a rainy forest original photography by fraenk

 

flower on aclearing in a rainy forest original photography by fraenk

 

I always enjoy the little detours my personal googly pledge brings me on, and this was a particularly enjoyable one in the past week, despite the rain, or maybe even because of it.

I want to thank @nmcdougal94 for promting me to write a post for his awesome new contest. I'm not exactly sure if this qualifies or if it's still in time it wasn't in time, but lucky me round two already started :D... either way, I enjoyed giving you a glimpse into my last googly location scouting adventure.

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Wow :) these were some awesome pictures. Thank you for sharing them. That looks like it was a beautiful space :)

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Thanks for giving me the opportunity and reason to share those.

The most beautiful part was probably breathing the scent of the forest after the fresh rain. I'd like to say it was breathtaking, but actually it was quite the opposite :P

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:) happy to be your catalyst.

Oh yeah, I bet that was nice. I definitely miss that smell. The earthy, clean air. I should see about going on a hike sometime.

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Love the little flower @snaepshots! I like the zen and stillness of the backdrop and yes! I spot the spot! :D
Aaaah.. I can just breathe in the freshness of the jungle. After rain is always my favourite :)

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aww... thanks @marblely! I'm glad you liked it :D

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you lovely legless kitten :D

I wonder what @zeppelin is up to these days... wouldn't it be great if you had more expressions?!

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Thanks @freedomshift, I really only joined because I wanted to enter @nmcdougal94's prompt but I'll make sure to check out what the deal with #ccc actually is.

I didn't know there would be a welcome present... that's awesome :D Thanks again.

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