Enlightenment is education or awareness that brings change.
My final image from Iceland is from the absolutely inspiring Hallgrímskirkja church, Reykjavík’s main landmark. A lot of my images from Iceland were symmetrical and this is a prime example. The light in this church is amazing. I’m not a religious person but I do have great admiration for churches and other such buildings that are created with such grandeur yet simplicity, eliciting an emotional response in the observer.
There’s an old saying that if you always do what you’ve always done then you will always get what you always got. [Henry Ford]
Enlightenment for me is trying to be aware of the thought patterns that hold me back, my attitude of I’ll work more on that someday rather than I’ll do that today and to implement changes slowly but surely. Hopefully these will accumulate over time to get me back to putting creative photography and book creation higher in my to do list than all those routine everyday challenges that all too often suck the better part of the day from me.