Glenn Charles

Adventurer | Photographer | Connector

Today I am a Time Traveler with a Camera... Tomorrow, who knows

Slowing Down

 

Stumptown Coffee, Snow Peak Drip, Porlex Grinder -- Leica M240 + 50 Lux

It is easy to get caught up in all that exists around us.  The rush of day to day life can overtake us in the blink of an eye. I know that for me, the switch to Leica has enabled me to slow down even more with my photography; to become even more contemplative in what I am trying to accomplish.  The simplicity of the range finder and manual focus lenses just lends itself to slowing down.

Applying the same principals to other aspects of my life is paramount to long term peacefulness.  Recently I found myself making coffee in the ho-hum bulk way of a big drip machine.  The coffee, even with fresh grounds, just never tastes as good as it does when I brew it one cup at a time. 

Yesterday I received my little kit from Stumptown Roasters that included the travel Porlex Grinder; a travel drip kit from Snow Peak; a small ceramic cup; and a bag of their lovely beans.  Learning to slow down in all facets of life is good, but especially with your morning cup of coffee....

 
 
 

The Path

 

Oregon Outback - Leica MM + 50Lux

I always find that my adventures teach me more than I could ever have imagined and that my images are the words and the memories of all those lessons.  The path, that which we follow, always leads us to new and beautiful places.  Trusting in it, giving in to it, is the way I choose to live my life.

Here, Josh and Erik, contemplate the fact that we see no end in sight.