I went out to pick up a couple bottles of my favorite pinot grigio from Morovino yesterday. One for me and one as a birthday/thank you gift for someone. On the way there is a labyrinth and meditation garden that I decided to stop at since I was out. I was surprised to see a couple of women walking the labyrinth in their fancy shoes. I probably looked like a weirdo crouching down to get the angle I want, snapping a few pics and pointing my phone down when the old ladies walked in front of me (so they know I’m not taking their picture.) I think I’m too old to care how odd I look anymore haha. I even got caught in a few other weird positions on this shoot. I just want the shot!
Speaking of the shot, this was taken with Camera+ and edited with Snapseed. I chose black and white because the color of the lens flare was distracting. (If you ever struggle with getting the color right, go black and white.) Sometimes I wish there was a lens hood for the iphone, but I really like the effect of the light streaking in on this one.
From the sign next to the labyrinth:
Labyrinths have been used by many cultures for thousands of years. The oldest labyrinth in the United States is found in Galesteo, New Mexico and is 3500 years old. The most well known labyrinth is located at Notre Dame de Chartres Cathedral in Chartres, France. The Chartres Labyrinth is the model for this one.
Labyrinths are used as a way to calm the mind and relax the body. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to walk a labyrinth.
I’ve walked this labyrinth once or twice just for the hell of it and the experience isn’t what I expected going in. I won’t go into detail because its for you to discover on your own. If you’ve never walked one, I recommend it. Take the journey and see if you gain anything from it.