Sometimes when I’m travelling there are moments when the heat, light, sounds and colour are so intense I wander through the landscape feeling disconnected from my current reality.
When I visited Queen Isobella’s Garden in southern Spain the vibrant formal gardens were so unlike my experiences of nature in the ragged Australian bush I had a prolonged moment where I felt suspended in time and space. Everything seemed hyper-real.
The flowers seemed too bright and the greens too vivid.
Then I stepped into the shadows and stopped trying to make sense of my experience. I honed in on the detail and let myself be carried into the ‘photography zone’.
Of course when I eventually did get home and put the photos on my computer I found it impossible to resist the urge to invert a photo of that remarkable pond. There was a strangeness to the whole experience I just had to celebrate.
(My contribution to Travel Photo Mondays http://travelphotodiscovery.com/travel-photo-mondays-2/ )