I follow a lot of pages on Facebook – from lifestyle and food to fitness and yoga. Most mornings when I log in my feed is full of motivational images and words, thoughts for the day and general messages for life. Many of these are great – especially when you are feeling a bit flat or uninspired. A few days back it struck me that I could do the same myself using my own photos along with thoughts, words or sayings that seem pertinent or relevant. So I began with a quote which I found on an Instagram feed and coupled it with a photo from a recent portrait shoot in the fields with my daughter. I was rather pleased with the result – in spite of my husband commenting on Facebook that I’d gone bush and would soon be putting up my old Roger dean posters (yes sorry I did have them at Uni!!)
Next came a photo taken on my phone on my morning walk of my favourite tree. As I’ve mentioned before my regular walks are a great way to start the day and to watch the landscape as it changes with the seasons. This was photo was inspired by one of my favourite updates that pops into my Facebook feed page called That Tree. It’s by photographer Mark Hirsch who posts an iPhone photo a day chronicling a year in the life of an ancient Bur Oak growing on the edge of a corn field in Southwest Wisconsin. The images are simply stunning especially as he doesn’t use any of the numerous filter that are available for his photos.
The final picture was a quote from a episode of the current Rick Stein India cookery programme (which I love and have bought the book!). Rick was learning about temple cooking in Madurai when this quote appeared on one of the walls – rather pertinent I thought! You can watch the episode HERE
Watch out for more Pixel Chef thoughts coming soon!