pause a while..

i've been feeling a bit contemplative lately.. craving peace and solitude. i took these at the grand canyon in june with my diana camera. long, patient exposures. the first one seems more like an impressionistic painting than a photograph and i wish i could dive right in.

"This benefit of seeing...can come only if you pause a while, extricate yourself from the maddening mob of quick impressions ceaselessly battering our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet image...the viewer must be willing to pause, to look again, to meditate." - Dorothea Lange