This is #18 of Photo101 Rehab.
You hear that your flight is delayed for one hour when you have a connecting flight waiting for you…who doesn’t get agitated with these news at one of the busiest times of the year?
I was at the airport with my family, and luckily we had some slack till the connecting flight, and didn’t get stressed at all. I engaged in one of my preferred activities: watch the crowd around me.
It is fascinating to see some people lining up anyways in front of the gate, regardless of having been informed of the delay. That is when the phenomena of groupthink takes place beautifully. The moment two or three persons go to the line, some others go after them and in a few minutes there is a long line formed.
Some others, perhaps like my family, sit there silently but unlike me, they read or watch the planes taking off and landing, perhaps dreaming of their trips, or just enjoying the scenery outside.
There is a vast majority connected, not missing a bit.
Some are distressed. Worried. I asked myself what brought them here or will meet them later… it doesn’t look promising. Some are in a hurry, late for their flights…
Boarding time starts…we all unite, queuing orderly with our differences: a tapestry of dreams, fears, concerns, curiosity and the common wish to get safely to our destination.
In the next two weeks I may not be blogging nor reading the posts of my fellow bloggers, as frequently as I am used to do, as I take a break during the holiday season. I programmed a few posts though and hope you enjoy them.
I wish you a peaceful and joyful holiday season.
Photos captured with an Olympus E-M10 using B&W grainy effect. Edited at iPhoto: Boost. Last photo of sunset made during landing.
And.. if you didn’t know yet what the Photo101 Rehab is, you still can do.
Once upon a time there was Photo101 course with daily assignments, which ended on November 30 and for that we miss it ever since.
Bloggers from all over the world connected as a strong community; sharing photos, chats and tips, and everyone added a special touch to the course, making it addictive.
“Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”
I had to think of something to resolve this.
Welcome to the Photo101 Rehab Center; especially dedicated to some confessed addicts: my fellow blogger and first ‘patient’ Andy Townend, as well as Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, the newcomer Bampa’s Views, and to all others not yet confessed photo101 addicts.
The Rehab rules are simple:
Opening time: Add your link from 04 to 31 December 2014.
Themes: You only need to choose a technique you want to explore or already master but want to share. It is a free theme but bring with it an explanation of the technique you used, as well as any editing effects, so we can all learn from each other.
Vote: If you want you can vote on the photos you like the most. At the last day (Dec 31) of the Photo Rehab you can vote on the top 10 and celebrate.
How to register: Create a post with your photo, and add it here by using the link below.
Have fun! And thanks for participating.
Here is the link, click below to check all photos and even better, to join us!