Photography 101: Solitude


“Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”

Honoré de Balzac


This is my entry for today’s  #photo101 project.


A friendly blogger asked me about meta data so here they are:

Exposure: 1/250 sec at f/5,6
Focal length: 135 mm
ISO: 200
Canon EOS 70D
Lens: EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM

55 Comments on “Photography 101: Solitude

  1. Outstanding photo, love that color. I must say that with the exception of my wife and daughter I have no problem with solitude. I prefer to hike, backpack, and photograph alone much more than.

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    • Well, I could not agree more. Solitude can be/is a great companion. It is very nice to catch up with you Jeff. I have disregarded all the blogs I like a lot too, especially since I started language teaching/learning (free of costs) blog :D. Thank you for everything 🙂

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      • For the right person with the right mindset there is nothing wrong with being alone. Glad to hear you’ve been busy. Any thoughts/interest into trying to monetize the language blog? I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who’d be more than willing to pay to learn a second language. It would sure beat working for a slice of pizza 😉


        • Honestly, I never came close to considering it (making it profitable). Hubby suggested when my idea was born that I might provide an account for donations – so far the interest in my blog is so minimum that there is no point in providing an account 😀 (I really don’t mind – as long as I teach I will learn – and learning is something that makes me happy by itself 🙂 )

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  2. Perfect quote and so true – reminds me last year I met a person who praised selfishness as a necessary character traits – I then asked him who he would be selfish to when he want to be selfish – don’t think he got the point… 😀

    Easy to see the mood of this berry, indeed blue… 😀

    Very well captured… 🙂

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    • YES, suede it is. THANK YOU, Patti, for always coming up with the best description 🙂 I think the fact that I deliberately muted the background tones helped it stand out 😉


      • My back is killing me. Has been for three years. 😦
        Tried sthg new last week. Didn’t work. Saw the Doc again today. We’ll try sthg else in a fortnight. 🙂 We’ll see how it goes!
        Anyway, a hand is muuuuch worse! Content que ça aille mieux! 🙂 Bonne fin de semaine Paula.


        • 😦 your back 😦 Is it sciatica 😦 Can you work? What is your job? I am so sorry to hear that, Brian. If physiotherapy is not helping I dont know what will 😦

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          • Lumbar and sciatica… 😦 Going to therapy right now. Will try something else in a couple of weeks. 🙂 Then find a swimming pool nearby and swim.
            As far as working, I’m a market researcher. Had a company of my own for fifteen years. Sold it. Just doing consultancy now. No problemo! Cuando ves el dolor que otros sufren… I’m ok. Il faut faire avec!
            Bon week-end!


            • OK, tu m’ecriras quand tu peux? Je veux savoir si la therapie marche et comment tu te sens. Mon weekend commence demain pas aujourd’hui. Besos….

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  3. Beautifully photographed, Paula. To truly appreciate solitude, we need to have experienced being in a crowd. Can you guess who I took that quote from? 🙂


  4. Have you ‘injected’ the blue colour, Paula, or was it that way already? It’s a striking shot, whichever way it happened and I like it very much. 🙂

    As an afterthought, Paula- I was up-to-date with your lessons up to 12 but don’t have any prospects of continuing this weekend. I’ll get to them eventually 🙂


    • I shoot raw and I need to post process my images. I remember it being that blue. I did not notice you having problems with our friends’ over edited images.


    • When and if you can. Just take care of yourself Jo. I had to slow down with lessons a bit, cause I need to spare my hand from too much computer.


  5. What a photo Paula. Suggests a heap of ideas about solitude: it’s splendour (that magnificent blue), but also the chewed up, neglected feeling it can sometimes produce. The image is so pared away it actually glows. Thanks for a Sunday treat (I know! I’ve been hanging out in the “real” world for a few days.)


  6. I love my solitude, especially when I take photo’s. 😀 What a stunning and magical shot Paula. Once again I am in awe. 😀


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