sloppy buddhist

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In Alberta, Architecture, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Edmonton, Foto, Fotografia, FujiX100s, Lifestyle, Photography, Street, Street photography on 2017/04/02 at 04:00

According to Buddha

There can be no images of light without contrasting shadows. Unless evil had been created, man would not know the opposite, good. Night brings out the bright contrast of day; sorrow teaches us the desirability of joy. 

Hedy Bach Photography - downtown take a risk.jpg

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

and all the streets, they reek of tropical charms
the embassies lie in hideous shards
where tourists snore and decay
when they dance in a reptile blaze
you wear a mask, an equatorial haze
into the past, a colonial maze


downtown etown ~ Edmonton, Alberta ~ March 2017

  1. Excellent.
    I especially like the street shot against the light with the shadows…
    …quite mysterious.

    • yes that was a bright light moment for me…as i follow some photographers who shoot into the sun…it’s always nice to see people on out streets…i so enjoy big cities…here can can be very quiet…thank you kindly Rabirius appreciated! 😀

  2. ‘sorrow teaches us the desirability of joy’
    Have we not all experienced this in one way or another?
    Your fabulous photos contribute greatly to this curious perspective on life.
    a beautiful day to you dear Hedy

    • Eddie appreciate your kind words…and yes i agree we all experience the waves…humble thank you for your kindness 😀 sending you joy dear Eddie!

  3. Take a Risk…great Edmonton wall. And where has Beck been lately ??

  4. Hello Hedy – I like how you tied in the use of light and shadow with today’s quote from the Buddha. A really nice set of street shots here. I like that sign on the building about taking a risk. Cheers!

    • ahhh the sloppy in me does try to tie the images with the quote and song…in my hedy head it always makes sense 🙂 😀 and yes take a risk…always a good message…can’t always stay on the sidewalk…have a good teaching week ~ smiles 😀 😀 😀

  5. OH such beautiful photos showing the contrast of light and dark. My favorites are photo #3, 5 and 6. The contrast is so drastic in #3 and 5 leaving things in silhouette makes them fascinating to me. Not having darkness we will not appreciate the light but darkness and sorrow are always hard to fantom and accept. Wonderful post Hedy. Have a wonderfully sloppy week ahead.

    • Terry thank YOU for saying…appreciate your selections and yes light/dark dark/light…life is a wave…mostly a fun ride 😀 sending you joy for a happy day ~ smiles hedy 😀

  6. “The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.” Kahlil Gibran
    Your quote reminds me of this one–one of my favourites. A lot of wisdom in that Buddha quote!
    I love the depth of black and white photos–so much depth! And countless shades in between. I love the third pic–the intensity of the brightness and the deep dark shadows–very intense and fascinating! The building in the last pic is such a treasure–I wish they preserved more history in this city.
    Hope you have a wonderful week! It’s getting warmer! 🙂

    • i agree Raven Wolfe…i appreciate Kahlil Gibran works as well…and yes the Buddha always has a lot to say…i agree i hope they keep some heritage buildings…so many changes in the downtown core…and i also love b/w aesthetics…compose a wonderful day with your critters…have fun! 😀

  7. ^^^Should have said,” I Iove the contrast in black and white photos–so much depth.”

  8. these are really good, but i particularly like the ones from above.

    • thanks Gavin and yes i had fun up high and seeing the shadows below…fun shooting that afternoon…have a good day! ~ smiles hedy 😀

  9. Excellent sequence Hedy. 🙂

    • dear elmediat 😀 i think i’ve said Joseph but also David 🙁 apologies for that…i appreciate your kind comments…smiles hedy 😀

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  11. I love all of them! Every single capture a masterpiece. wow. Brilliant work!!! many smiles over the pond 🙂 🙂

    • Humble thank you Markus ☺ appreciate you saying! I will go out to the streets soon again I do enjoy street photography 🤓😀

      • …this is sooooo cool… …I wish I would have done those pictures… ….yeah, moooore! 🙂 😀

        • Well I’m sure you can compose these especially since you live in cities with lots of people 🤓 here always that search for ppl on the streets…we have the sad ones which wears me down…little children and parents 😌 and many drunk ppl so I have to be in the “mood” for these days in downtown etown…but for sure spring like days I’ll head out again soon! Thanks for your encouragement Markus appreciated ☺ smiles hedy 😀

          • so true, Hedy. Indeed you have to be in the mood to capture people. Wish you sunny spring days. 🙂 many smiles to you 🙂

          • i love street photography as it makes me feel alive…it also often brings out strong feelings of gratitude and also ones of we can do better as a community…i do my hedy bit…today i spent time in the woods…but tomorrow i will go to another area where there are streets and people…sending you happiness over the pond…hoping you are well…lots happening in all our worldly politics…stay safe 🙂 smiles hedy

          • street photography means a lot to me, because it mirrors the world back to me… ..and in the end you always find a piece of you in your own photos.
            Enjoy you days and photo shoots… …and.. ..NO FEAR… ..SMILE.. ..and enjoy. All the best wishes for you over the pond. 🙂 🙂
            smiles, Markus

          • doing a street photography talk this weekend 🤓 and yes Markus like you my hope is for a collective peace….rainy spring smiles…it’s all melting here now…compose a beautiful weekend! 😀😌😀

  12. Each photo intriguing, but the most intriguing are the two shots from above – they both really drew me in.

    • Appreciate you saying Alison 😀 yes I also enjoyed the birds eye view….peeking down as no one looked up…did see some ppl looking through the garbage can….will go back with some foods….enjoy your time 😀☀️ smiles hedy

  13. Beautiful photographs! Very artfully strung together, with that repeating image that’s slightly different, the shadows, the contrast.

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