Favorite faces Favorite places

“For a moment at least, be a smile on someone else’s face.” 
― Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Faces are really beautiful to me.

Nigerian Faces I loved

What do you think is the world’s most recognisable container of information? It’s the human face. We are constantly reading each other and responding.

Jan Chipchase

Faces I loved in Nepal

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?

Pablo Picasso

Beautiful faces in Venezuela

There’s nothing more interesting than the landscape of the human face.

Irvin Kershner

Beautiful and crazy faces in Korea


Other posts on faces from Where’s My Backpack

Figments, Middleton, Food Face, Elizabeth, Cee, A frog, Le Drake, Oh danny Boy, Quotidian, Lady Lee, Woolley, Tanzania, Sue Judd, Elizabeth, Mecyme, Regional

Little ens..

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Behold the little’ens…


Looking down looking back

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top – Henry Ward Beecher

The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t always have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it. – Chris Pine

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.  May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. – Edward Abbey

People who don’t travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what’s in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live. — Martin Yan

There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on the point of view.  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To experience sublime natural beauty is to confront the total inadequacy of language to describe what you see.  Words cannot convey the scale of a view that is so stunning it is felt. — Eleanor Catton

Looking down:

Topsy Turvey and a little off-center

Well, it’s monsoon season again in Nepal.  My last monsoon season here. I’ve packed up my house, planned my travel from here to home, from west coast to east coast, to training and off to my next great adventure.  The two years I have spent here in Nepal have been amazing in every kind of way possible. I believe I have grown in my understanding of my work and myself.  I have come to realize things I need to change about myself as well as what about me is good and I just need to learn how to strengthen and smooth these things out.  I had a professor who once said to me, “Sam, you are really an amazing person.  A little rough around the edges and if you could just learn to smooth that out and channel it, you would be even more amazing.  You are a diamond in the rough.”

I have to say, he was right.  I do need to smooth out some things.  However, what is good is very good.  I little off-center for sure, but good.  It’s a bit shocking that my time in Nepal has brought all of these things out.  The good, the bad, the rough and the smooth.  In honor of all things off-center, I have chosen Ailsa’s travel theme off-center to focus on some of my favorite off-center photos of people, places and things in Nepal.  I hope you enjoy.

Other takes on off-center

One color

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Robert Frank
I’m in love with red. I think it’s such a passionate color. Every flag of every country pretty much has red it it. It’s power, there’s no fence sitting with red. Either you love it or you don’t. I think its blood and strength and life. I do love red. I love all colors. Great shades of blue, you find them in nature. They’re all magic.

Bryan Batt
check out more colors @ Ailsa’s Travel Theme Photo Challenge