Archive for travel photography

Tiger’s heart

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

“. . . these are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean’s skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it…” – Herman Melville

 


Photo by Allison LaBine; Greenport, Long Island

The sound of sunrise

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

I walked with my memories of this beach…of Long Island.

And the sound of sunrise…the sound of peace and life. The sound of awakening.

Photo by Allison LaBine; Greenport, Long Island

Pantheon

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , on June 4, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

 


Photo by Allison LaBine; Rome

Blarney Castle

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

“There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.” – Edgar Allan Poe

 


Photo by Allison LaBine; Ireland

Fire of life

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by allisonlabine

 

“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”  – George Bernard Shaw

 

Photo by Allison LaBine; Italy

 

 

 

The unknown

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , on March 16, 2012 by allisonlabine

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

Image by Allison LaBine; Alaska

A Lifetime in a Moment

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2012 by allisonlabine

Loose rock slips.
I climb higher,
Almost there.

Her voice rushes over me,
Urging me closer.
Her scent, her
Primeval perfume
Pulls with the
Force of life and death.
I can’t resist.

My fingers sink into earth;
She grabs my hair
With wild hands.

Almost…

I lift my face
To the sun, and
The whole world unfolds –

Blue as far as
The eye can see.
Salt weaving
Inside my soul.

White whispers
So smooth,
So soft,
So utterly devouring.

I close my eyes and breathe in
Deeply.
And in that moment,
Live for a lifetime.

-Allison LaBine

 

Image of me by Ticiana Hugentobler; Brazil

Roses

Posted in Inspiration with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by allisonlabine

‎”You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” – Tom Wilson

 

Image by Allison LaBine; Long Island, NY

Daiana

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2012 by allisonlabine

‎”In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but the beautiful colors of a rainbow.” – Papiha Ghosh

Image by Allison LaBine; Brazil

Through a child’s eyes

Posted in Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by allisonlabine

‎”Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.” – Jean de la Bruyere

Image by Allison LaBine; Brazil