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Learning The Art of Travel : Part Two

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In ‘Learning the Art of Travel – Part 1,’ we learned about recalibrating the way we think about travel and took a trip without leaving home. Some may have scoffed. Travel, by its very definition, involves leaving home. Fair enough. This time we’ll go outside, but not all that far. Part of learning the ‘Art of Travel’ requires seeking out novelty in your immediate surroundings.

Our neighborhoods, like our rooms, are prime places for new discoveries, and discovering something anew is what travel is all about. No matter how long you’ve lived in your neighborhood, there is guaranteed to be a place, a thing, a light, a paint can, a particular arrangement of colors that you’ve never seen before. Or more likely, that you’ve seen a million times before and, hence, see no more.

MV900F | 1/90s | f/2.5 | 25mm | ISO 100 | by Choi Jung Hyun
MV900F | 1/90s | f/2.5 | 25mm | ISO 100 | by Choi Jung Hyun
An otherwise insignificant red water pipe helps frame this picture, adding to the perspective.

MV900F | 1/125s | f/3.2 | 43mm | ISO 100 | by Park Yong Jun
MV900F | 1/125s | f/3.2 | 43mm | ISO 100 | by Park Yong Jun
The beauty of neighborhood travelling, new friends alight!

MV900F | 1/30s | f/2.5 | 25mm | ISO 120 | by Choi Sung Hwan
MV900F | 1/30s | f/2.5 | 25mm | ISO 120 | by Choi Sung Hwan
New subjects and scribbles sometimes appear overnight.

Neighborhoods are organic, shifting in time and space. A familiar nook in spring has a different air come fall. Street blocks change to greet the seasons. Give some thought to the familiar as it changes over time. How long have you lived there, after all? Did it look the same 10 years ago? Will it look the same 10 years from now?

MV900F | 1/125s | f/9.2 | 25mm | ISO 100 | by Choi Young Gun
MV900F | 1/125s | f/9.2 | 25mm | ISO 100 | by Choi Young Gun

MV900F | 1/1500s | f/2.5 | 25mm | ISO 100 | by Kim Hee Kyung
MV900F | 1/1500s | f/2.5 | 25mm | ISO 100 | by Kim Hee Kyung
The change of seasons offers a whole new perspective on a subject.

MV900F | 1/1500s | f/2.5 | 25mm | ISO 100 | By Son Jung woo
MV900F | 1/1500s | f/2.5 | 25mm | ISO 100 | By Son Jung woo
As neighborhoods change they offer new memories.

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When travelling around your neighborhood, it’s important to consider new perspectives. New perspectives make for more interesting pictures and better compositions. The MV900F offers a nice touch in that respect, with the ability to deliver fantastic pictures, even from difficult angles. Light, flexible, and easy to use, it is a camera that will add more elements of fun to framing pictures of your newly discovered neighborhood. The perfect travel companion.

Comments (1)

  • Am very glad to see such a useful post. I also write on my own blogs and can really say thx for updating your blog frequently.

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