Invitation to Photography: Landscape Mysticism

Welcome to the Abbey Photo Party!

I select a theme and invite you to respond with images.

I have been pondering a great deal lately the ways the landscapes I have lived in shape my soul (this week’s love note from me will develop this theme).  My invitation to you is to ponder this for yourself: What is the impact of my physical landscape on my spiritual one?  How might I express this through a photo or image?

You can share images you already have which illuminate the theme, but I encourage you also to go for a walk with the theme in mind and see what you discover.

You are also welcome to post photos of any other art you create inspired by the theme.  See what stirs your imagination!

How to participate:

1. Go to the Flickr Group I have created. You need a free Flickr account first (go to the Flickr home page and click “Sign up now.”)  When you go to the link it will ask you to join the group first before posting.  Share up to five of your images in response to the theme.

2. Leave a comment below this blog post to let us know you have joined the party and what your Flickr profile name is (you must include this to be entered into the prize drawing).

3. Please post the invitation on your blog or Facebook page and encourage others to come join the party!

On Friday, April 26th – I will draw a name at random from those who participate and the winner will receive a space in my upcoming online class Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Contemplative Practice (April 28-June 15, 2013).

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  1. My Flickr name is jberryman2004. I’ve sort of been doing photography as a contemplative practice for awhile now, though I haven’t named it as such. It has been for me a way of mindfulness and moving out of my intellect into a seeing place. It began as a Lenten practice in 2007. I find the beauty of things overwhelming, uncapturable (?), and compelling in the chase. Eager to see and hear what comes of sharing…

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