Meditate / "You Don't Take a Photograph, You Make It"

Meditate - You Don't Take a Photograph, You Make It

This photograph was taken in Brooklyn Bridge Park beneath the Manhattan Bridge. I watched her meditate for about five minutes and waited for a passing boat to produce the big wave.

Ansel Adams, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century, has said: "You don't take a photograph, you make it". Besides technical skill, photography is about awareness, vision, planning, patience, anticipation and timing...

Meditation has been practiced since ancient times in numerous traditions and religions. Largely ignored by mainstream science until last few decades, the practitioners of many styles of meditation have consistently expressed its many benefits. Recent scientific studies seem to agree that meditation has physical and mental benefits.

It is especially difficult to break free of the rat race in a crowded, frenzied and hectic paced city like New York. Kudos to people that are able to "savor the moment" despite the chaos around them.
  • the midst of a raging battle, without a hair out of place.
  • -- 19th century samurai and Zen master Yamaoka Tesshu
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