Many of the images in this Quiet Moments Gallery are the results of a type of contemplative photography, where the subject was not just an object, but rather the entirety of an intensely focused moment. Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, and it is used as a therapeutic technique. Miksang is a Tibetan word meaning “good eye.” Miksang is a form of contemplative photography in which the photographer’s eye is in synch with the mind in a contemplative state. I am a proponent of “miksang,” or contemplative photography. Everyone should do it, if only for themselves, to relax and appreciate nature and the world around them. One does not need specialized equipment, just a camera, any camera. Other images in this Gallery attempt to capture the mood of a place – the tone, the atmosphere, the ambience…. the “vibe,” if you will.
Scroll through the thumbnail gallery of cropped images below, click on any image to see the full size un-cropped image, and then scroll left or right from there to see the rest of the Miksang Gallery, or return to the gallery of thumbnails via the back tab.