Ailsa’ Where’s My Backpack Travel Theme for this week is peaceful.
Peace comes from within but there are some mental pictures which help us to achieve inner peace.
I like taking peaceful landscape photos, meaning the kind that make you want to quiet your busy mind, brew some hot tea and just take a deep breath.
In my superficial understanding, the common elements in my peaceful landscapes seem to include some of the following:
Serenity and calmness
Nothing exciting / disturbing
White color – from clouds / mist
Green color – from trees / grass
Blue color – from the sky or water/ sea
Wide open, unobstructed view so you can see forever.
Other qualities which are difficult to describe
For illustration, the image below was taken on a beach out in Koh Samui , Thailand where you have white clouds, blue sky / sea, unobstructed view as far as your eyes can see.
For the second image, I love the green view, the pavilion, the mist and the mountains behind. The image was taken in ZhangJiaJie, China.
The third image with fluffy white clouds, blue sky, wide open grassland was taken in Inner Mongolia, China.
I must admit that I still don’t understand what exactly constitutes peacefulness in a landscape picture. This will be part of a never ending search in my future photography.