Rarely has the theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge from Word Press’ The Daily Post hit a nerve with me more as this week with “Serene“.
I’m totally in need of some serenity. The job that pays the bills has completely taken over my life, add in some special topics as the upcoming move of my big girl and the typical pre-festive season stress, another upcoming ten day business trip across the big ocean, and you can imagine why I would absolutely love to jettison myself out of reality and to a serene place like the lagoon of Walvis Bay in Namibia with its Flamingo swarms. Obviously bringing my camera.
Getting to some photography and even blogging has been a bit of challenge the past days, as well as answering comments and checking out posts from the blogs I follow, so apologies for not being present as much as I want to be.
The serene scene above was taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 with the mZuiko 40-150mm F/2.8 Pro Zoom. Image specs 1/1600 secs @ f/5.6 and ISO 200, focal length was 150mm (300mm full frame equivalent). The photo is pretty much out of cam, aside from slight cropping.
I wish everyone a great Thursday!
Namibia Explored – Sandwich Harbor
Instant Inspiration (16) – Dusk at the Ocean
Where the river meets the ocean
Serene indeed. It looks so peaceful🙂
Thanks, highly appreciated! Marcus
Ah, I hear you! It is ironic how the things that help you de-stress can be the hardest to find time for when you need them most. I hope things calm down a bit for you and you can find time for your favorite things again. 🙂
Thanks, Peggy, appreciate your kind words, and they are so true 🙂 ! The good news is, the holiday break is just two weeks away 😉 ! Marcus
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That is a truly gorgeous photograph and it represents the topic perfectly! I always enjoy seeing new photos from you. Without being busy we wouldn’t know what serene is though, would we? You’ll be back in Namibia before you know it!
Thanks, Luna, very much appreciated 🙂 ! Have a nice weekend! Marcus
Such a lovely photo Marcus 🙂 Lynne
Thank you very much, Lynne 🙂 ! Have a good weekend! Marcus
Your photo of serenity is stunning Marcus! I can feel the sense of calm wash over me. I hope you find some serene moments in the chaos of this season 🙂 -Amy
Thank you Amy, it means a lot! Have a peaceful festive season as well! Marcus
I can feel the picture is really whispering out the serenity.
Thank you, Anne, for your kind comment! Much appreciated! Marcus
You couldn’t have picked a more fitting picture to describe the word serenity. I’m with you on the retail side and work having taken over. I’m sorry, but on the other side for selfish reasons, I’m glad not to be the only one as I struggle to keep up. I do wish you break soon and some time to breathe and balance. Much love and hugs my friend.
Thanks for your kind words, my friend. I know we will get through it eventually. Tonight I will have a Bratwurst and a Glühwein on your behalf 🙂 Marcus
Awe, nice…wish I could share one with you in the motherland. Some day, I know it.
Some day we will make it happen!
I know it my friend and what a wonderful day it will be.
Lovely photo, I’m wishing you some similar serenity soon again. Please check my response to the challenge, I would love your opinion. Vesna
Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot! Checked out your beautiful post as well, also a greta shot! Thanks for visiting! Marcus
Pink serenity is incredibly beautiful! It’s pure minimalism and it’s so poetic!
Marcus, I wish you that the coming weekend will be relaxing for you. Take it easy and let some things go. For a while…
Thanks a million, Kaya, it means a lot! Marcus
Excellent interpretation of this challenge.
Thank you, Tim, very much appreciated! Marcus
Marcus, you’re welcome.
Lovely photo! I do hope things get a little less hectic for you.
Thanks so much for your kind words, it is highly appreciated! Marcus
This is a beautiful shot! As someone new to WordPress I’ve been checking out some different photo blogs, and you’ve got some incredible work. Now following!
Welcome to Word Press, Emily Ann, and thank you for your very kind words! Marcus
Love this photo, beautiful! I hope you can find some serenity while traveling Marcus. 👍🏻😎
Thanks, John, your kind words mean so much! Marcus
Perfect for this week’s prompt, Marcus!
Thanks, Arv, as always! Marcus
Thank you so much! Marcus
You’re welcome, although I am not Marcus. 🙂
But I am 😉
Got it. 🙂
Sublime image. I can feel the heat and humidity.
Thank you so much for your very kind words, it means a lot! Marcus
I know what you mean!! Beautiful image, and it captures the sentiment!
Thank you so much 🙂 appreciate your words. Wish you a peaceful festive season! Marcus
What a serene photo Marcus. Hope you get a spot of relaxation this weekend. Marion
Thanks, Marion, as always 🙂
Excellent photo for the serene prompt! Hope you catch some breaths on the plane!
Thanks so much, Shelley, really appreciate it! And yes, I really plan to sleep through the whole flight 😉 ! Marcus
Wonderful picture Marcus! Serene yes! Can almost hear the silence and stillness there…
Thanks for sharing and hope you find some.
Thanks, my friend, so much appreciated! Marcus
Such a beautiful capture.
Thank you 🙂 really appreciate your visit and your kind words! Marcus
Wonderful! So delicate…
Thanks so much, Anju! Marcus
Just reading all you had going on left me breathless….Breathe…….excellent photo for serene.
Thanks, Ruth, so much appreciated! Actually I’m looking forward to my 10 hour flight next Monday, finally an opportunity to get some sleep 😉 ! Marcus