PHOTOS AND NOTE BY MONIKA CSAPO
“Wildness is the preservation of the World.”
These photos were taken at the end of last year in Bled, Slovenia.
Looking at these pictures I have been thinking about it that for people who take photos it is never just the photo itself what a certain photo represents. It is always also a small living diary of the day when the photo was taken, some thoughts and feelings, the weather on the day or something particular what happened while taking those photos.
A story connected to this: at the beginning of this year I decided to go to Suomenlinna (which is an island close to Helsinki city center) in the early morning hours. I was quite excited about this photo shoot so I managed to get up so early that I was the only passenger on the first ferry going from the city to the island. It was still dark and it took at least half hour until some light started to show. The island was covered of snow and ice as usually in winter and there were no people on the streets. You could see light in some windows already but the streets were all empty. The sunlight was visible for couple of minutes then clouds covered the sky and a snow storm came. In spite of the harsh conditions it was the ideal scene for taking photos and it is always so comforting for me to watch the calming blue of that Saturday morning on the photos.
It is nice that we people are so different actually. What makes one happy might seem totally invaluable to the other. Yet the chance that we can find what is the best for us and practice it as often as possible over and over again is a deliberating thought. For me these photo tours have been one of the happiest moments of the year. It is great every time to think about a location, pack the backpack, take the tripod and just start to go not knowing exactly what will wait me at the end location.