Lens-Artists Challenge #90 – Distance

Distance is hard on us all right now.  We know social distancing is necessary, but it is keeping us from our normal daily activities and relationships.

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The towers of San Gimignano in the distance (Tuscany).

But sometimes, distances gives us a new perspective.  We can see things in a different way, different parts of a whole together, that might not have been apparent up close.

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Little Skellig, seen from Skellig Michael (Ireland)

Distance can be beautiful!  It lets us see contrasts and patterns.  We can see how far we have to go, or how far we’ve come.

Parque Eduardo VII, looking down to the Tagus River (Lisboa, Portugal)

View of Barcelona from Parc Güell

But no matter the distance, always remember that you are not really alone.  We are all in this together.  Make sure you reach out to your loved ones!

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You can find more distance at the original Lens-Artist challenge.

 

17 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #90 – Distance

  1. Tina Schell March 30, 2020 / 1:04 pm

    Some lovely images Mei-Mei, and powerful, spot-on sentiments to go with them. Well done

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    • Mei-Mei March 30, 2020 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you! This theme apparently put me in a very philosophical frame of mind 😂

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  2. For Tyeth March 30, 2020 / 3:10 pm

    Hi Mei-Mei, I always like going back to Ach-to whenever I can – and you help me do that through your photos! Thanks for helping cheer me up. Hope you and your folks are well and stay safe!

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    • Mei-Mei March 30, 2020 / 3:39 pm

      You know, I wasn’t planning to include that one, but then I stumbled upon it again and thought it was perfect for the theme. Glad I did, and glad you enjoyed it. Stay well!

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      • For Tyeth March 30, 2020 / 4:23 pm

        Yes, Ach-to is a perfect picture to demonstrate Social Distancing….Luke was many miles away from anyone! And he still overcame the odds.

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      • Mei-Mei March 30, 2020 / 11:17 pm

        So now you got me wondering… Was his “social distancing” ultimately a good thing for Luke, or a bad thing?? I initially saw it more as cowardice, but maybe it gave him some necessary perspective!

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      • For Tyeth March 31, 2020 / 4:44 pm

        Hi again, it may not have been great for Luke physically, but it did allow him to not “infect” the rest of the galaxy with the one-sided idea of the Jedi being the end all solution. He was the talisman of the “winning Jedi that brought balance and peace to the galaxy” but he didn’t really (which is sad for me from a technical writing point of view, I thought the Luke and Ani/Vader victory in ROTJ was good). But his distancing did help him in that he was able to assess himself and his status in the world and did return when he knew he was really needed.

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      • Mei-Mei April 2, 2020 / 10:25 am

        I like your points, FT. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  3. JohnRH March 30, 2020 / 8:30 pm

    Excellent. Love the ‘JimmyJano’ shot. A pool AND a pond!

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  4. Ana March 31, 2020 / 2:57 am

    Nice pictures, my favorite last one! Stay safe.

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  5. pattimoed March 31, 2020 / 9:00 am

    Great insights about “distancing”, Mei-Mei. Beautiful shots, too.

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  6. Leya April 1, 2020 / 4:08 pm

    Beautiful thoughts and pictures, Mei-Mei. Love your last one…on the path for a better future we hope. This too shall pass.

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  7. Amy April 2, 2020 / 1:06 am

    We can see how far we have to go, or how far we’ve come— love how you describe the distance. Beautiful photos, Mei-Mei!

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  8. Michael J. Miller April 14, 2020 / 5:15 pm

    This was a beautiful post. It gave me something I didn’t even know I needed right now. Thank you, so much, for this Mei-Mei. Wow – amen, to all of it :).

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    • Mei-Mei April 16, 2020 / 11:03 pm

      I’m so glad it spoke to you. 🙂 I was apparently feeling more philosophical than normal haha

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