Colors of my Mind

Hear me roar … *r..o..a..s..squeak* *squeak* … oops

Hear me roar … *r..o..a..s..squeak* *squeak* … oops

The after effect of craziness during my last trip still leaving a tint of smile on my face. A sign that I was having way too much fun with myself and my next scheduled trip in next 2 weeks seemed dry to me now knowing that I will be left all alone again roaming the street. But being all alone is what photography is all about … at least for me lah.

Spotting moment or an interesting subject while wandering around the street required quiet mind.

Witnessing the crucial moments during sunrise, sunset, moonrising or milkyway (new addition craving) required quiet mind too.

The mind need to decide on how to feel, what to do, how to capture the moment from the best available angle, which gear and camera setting that need to be used. So, … mind … please be settled and stay calm for my next rendezvous. I will sing you a lullaby  to calm you down.  And, I am singing it out loud here with my dear readers … this is my  karaoke version of ‘Wherever I may roam’ 🙂 .

Let’s hit the lyric together now … 1… 2… 3…

And the road becomes my bride

And the road becomes my bride
I have stripped of all but pride, so in her I do confide
And she keeps me satisfied, gives me all I need

 

The road at Pasir Berbisik, Bromo valley

A lonely road at Pasir Berbisik, Bromo valley

And with dust in throat I crave
Only knowledge will I save, to the game you stay a slave
Rover … wanderer … nomad … vagabond
Call me what you will

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A sand storm at Bromo valley

But I’ll take my time anywhere
Free to speak my mind anywhere
And I’ll redefine anywhere
Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home yeah …

A thinker at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A thinker at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

And the earth becomes my throne

And the earth becomes my throne
I adapt to the unknown, under wandering stars I’ve grown
By myself but not alone, I ask no one

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An emperor at Lhasa, Tibet

Another emperor in Beijing, China

Another emperor at Beijing, China

And my ties are severed clean
The less I have the more I gain, off the beaten path I reign
Rover … wanderer … nomad … vagabond
Call me what you will, yeah you will

A humble life in Ha Giang, Vietnam

A humble life at Ha Giang, Vietnam

But I’ll take my time anywhere
I’m free to speak my mind anywhere
And I’ll never mind anywhere
Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home

A door of a home in Omo Valley, Ethiopia

A home  at Omo Valley, Ethiopia

But I’ll take my time anywhere
I’m free to speak my mind anywhere
And I’ll never mind anywhere
Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home

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Human masks at Bali, Indonesia

But I’ll take my time anywhere
I’m free to speak my mind
And I’ll take my time anywhere
Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home

Carved upon my stone
My body lie but still I roam yeah yeah …

Being playful at the street of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Hide and seek at the street of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Wow! this song is surely an old song with a good vibe for those who love to roam the road less traveled. My last trip with a bunch of strangers turned bff (best friend forever) was mainly focusing on landscape photography and learning to properly shoot dreamy landscape. Beautiful experience indeed …

Being a lazy bum, I think street photography will always be my all time favourite kind of photography. It allowed my mind to wonder freely. It encouraged the introvert me to feel comfortable with stranger and it helped me overcome my fears to changes. Oppss … sorry for sounding too philosophical yeah blue 🙂 .

I am brushing all those remaining lovey dovey dust off my shoulder now, and all geared up again for my next move 😉 . Wish me luck …

Cheers

MM

p/s Click here Wherever I May Roam by Metallica to listen to the song yeah …

About Matsuda Mashimaru

Be yourself - everyone else is already taken! - Oscar Wilde View all posts by Matsuda Mashimaru

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