Heartwarming Encounter : Photo 101Rehab

We just had lunch and my husband enjoyed his cup of coffee, when a man approached him, speaking in Portuguese. Although he speaks a bit of the language and can engage in conversations quite well, when the man added new vocabulary, I joined the chat to help them understanding each other. That kind man wished to introduce his poetry to us.

Augusto Canetas is his name. A poet, musician, composer, interpreter, singer, autodidact, husband, father of two sons, ex-entrepreneur, war veteran, and a dreamer with many roads in his heart. 

He is also a heartwarming and kind soul, spreading purpose and optimism with his words.

From his book Pedras e Rochas ( Stones and Rocks) I selected the words that best fit with this photo I am sharing with you.

Aqueles que (For those who) 

acreditam (believe)

na (in)

verticalidade (verticality)

dos homens (of humankind) 

o mundo (the world)

principia (begins)

sempre (always)

em cada (in each)

limite (limit)

do seu (of their)

horizonte  (horizon)


I am posting for the Photo101 Rehab, the event for everyone who loves photography (hobbyists, amateurs, pro-shooters, or just curious about photography, anyone is welcome), and wants to join a community of like-minded people, who are also fun to connect with.

Here is what ‘The Clinic Photo Rehab is:

This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.

As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab  reopened its doors.

You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “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.”

How to join:

Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.

Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.

Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.

Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.

Thanks for joining and enjoy it.

The Clinic – Photo Rehab 

 Here is the link to  add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below:

Even if you don’t want to join in, click above and appreciate the beautiful photos of the former and current participants. Go and check their wonderful blogs as well:


AngelineM’s blog

Angle and Views

Andy Townend 


Artistic License of Life 

Atelier Azure

Bad Fish Out of Water

Belgian Streets


Deb’s World



Giving Thought Giving Sight 

Mara Eastern 

Musings from a Frequent Flying Scientist

My Story by Teresa

My First DSLR Camera


Oosterman Treats Blog


Perspectives on

Snapshots Snippets and Scribbles 

Silver Threading 

The Light Inside Us.


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Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

32 thoughts on “Heartwarming Encounter : Photo 101Rehab

  1. Wow I love that poem, thanks for the translation. And the photo beautiful I really need to get a muse and throw some practice shots around.


  2. Another lovely story Lucile and photo as well.
    I have just posted a photo the clinic, I feel like I’ve been missing in action and need some rehab!! Enjoy your weekend.


  3. Beautiful photo and what an interesting man, Augusto! Such an inspiring poem he wrote and he looks very intriguing and intellectual…creative as well…
    Thanks for sharing your travel experiences with us 🙂
    All my very best to you, my friend,


    1. You’re most welcome, Augusto! And what a wonderful surprise to read your message! It made me very happy.
      We never forgot our encounter with you as it touched our hearts.
      I hope you didn’t mind seeing your poem and photo here. If there is a problem please let me know.


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