The day after the landscape Workshop, the next Workshop was leading me to Hagenbeck and it truly was a day coming close to perfection, probably as close as it gets. Good, dry, but not to hot weather-conditions, a lovely group of people with a lot of fun and even more willingness to help each other on the way to good pictures and the incredible luck of being at the right place on exactly the right time. I barely can express how happy I felt during the day. To feel that the bond and the joy of a common passion is bigger than the division caused by my physical limitations and to be accepted in the way I have been in every single class I participated in, that is the way inclusion should really work. A special thanks to everybody who supported me in taking these pictures and just having a day that I will remember positively for a long time.
This workshop was truely a very special occasion for several reasons: Not only has it been my first-ever landscape-photography workshop, but also the second workshop where two participants were doing my assistance, including car travel. It was a great and wonderful experience, perfectly fitting the beauty of this evening class with a social event. Thank you very much, it really is a pleasure.
At the beginning of my summer-holiday, there was a lovely surprise. A group of Lindas workshop-participants spontaneously organized a trip to Weltvogelpark Walsrode and I was able to participate. It has been a really lovely and enjoyable day. It was great to be there and I think, it produced quite good results. Have a look for yourself.
On July 1st , I participated in Linda Peinemanns Nature- and Macrophotography class. The location where we went was one of the largest and multifaceted private gardens of the region. Plants and trees offered as many picturesque motives as the decorative accessories giving the garden a special and unique atmosphere.
At a time, when the world seems getting crazier almost every day, and hatred seems to be getting more and more present and obvious and in different forms, we all should learn two things again: seeing happiness in the small things in life and being thankful for activities or places we have in our lives, that help us to find our inner calmness and balance.
To me, there is happiness in the fact that “my” therapy horse was coming to the gate by herself during my last visit, it grounds me that she allows me to feel her warmth and power, end it having a place like this, there I can find calmness and peace and just feel happy makes me grateful. Thanks to everybody having a share in that.