SUNDAY POST: From a Distance


 Luis Miguel

 I maintain my sanity by keeping my distance. 

Jake Sprinter’s SUNDAY POST this week is From a Distance.  Jake says “There will be very little detail visible in the shot, as it is meant to give a general impression rather than specific information.”  

This is very different from so many of my photos because lately I’ve been really enjoying to get up and personal with each picture.  I am profiling a couple of shots that really fit into this category.  These shots from a distance were taken while on one of my many hikes in Korea.  You would hike through crowds and climb for hours through beautiful nature to get to the top of an isolated mountain.  You would stand at the edge and look off into the distance and see a city comprised of millions of people.  It was so far away that it never seemed real.  The first small town I taught in while in Korea was a “very small town of only 1 million people.”

The next 3 shots involve distance from the ground.  The first one was while I was parapente (paragliding) and the 2nd two are from paracaidismo (parachuting).

My final photos actually fell into a different type of distance.  It’s the distance we keep from others we are observing.  Some of the pictures relate to physical distance while others, in my opinion, speak more to the emotional distance we maintain from each other either through fear, respect, or simply the discomfort of just getting closer to something we are unfamiliar or unaccustomed to being near.  Enjoy.

SUNDAY POST: From a Distance – Lost in translation – was by far my absolute favorite.  Amazing photo.

sunday post: From a distance – ( – another favorite for adding music to the mix.