Perpetually behind in blogging, I’m just now getting the chance to blog about a Within The Frame adventure that was announced in December that is one of my absolute favorites. David duChemin and I brought one of the first Within The Frame groups to Nepal in 2010. We brought another group in 2012, and it remains a place to which I continually long to return. I’m absolutely thrilled to be going back. Some of you might even be clever enough to join Winlsow and me this October.
One of the things that I love about this adventure is that in both Kathmandu and Bhaktapur our hotels are right in the middle of the action. So any time day or night we can wander out of our hotels and literally already be at our destination. The woman lighting butter candles in this photograph was photographed about 20 feet outside the door of our small hotel, which is right on the largest stupa in Nepal in the Boudhanath section of Kathmandu. It’s absolutely brilliant. This is a place where we truly linger and learn to absorb the cultures (both Buddhist and Hindu), which is vital to improving our photography.
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Between my last post when I was in Oaxaca for Día de los Muertos and this post, I’ve been to Burma (December) and Ethiopia (January for Orthodox Christmas) with two exceptional groups of photographers. Both were incredible WTF adventures, and I shall try to find the time to blog briefly about them. Really, I’ll try. I also celebrated the holidays in the company of people I love. Life is good.
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I do often spend some time at the changing of years to reflect on who I am and what I’m doing with, well, who I am. The more I live, the more important people are to me. No matter where I go, I’m continually reminded of the wonder of people. The participants on these Within The Frame adventures start as strangers and quickly become great friends. The locals in the places we visit are strangers with whom we manage to make connections, including smiles and laughter despite not sharing a common language. They are like friends of another dimension. I love what I am blessed to have the opportunity to do. And I love the people with whom I share my life and this world. I hope that you can all say the same.