Weekly Photo Challenge – Unique

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Every moment is unique, it can never be repeated. Yet we forget this and much of our lives fly past without us even noticing. Taking the time to enjoy each unique moment as it unfolds deepens our connection, not just with our own unique life, but with the world around us. The world is in a constant state of change, and in each moment we can experience the weaving together of many threads which will never be repeated. Whenever I think about this it inspires me to try to notice just a little more of the miraculous world around me.

It’s easy to spend too much time in auto pilot, busy rushing from one task to the next, and to miss all the amazing sights and sounds which are just under our noses. Slowing down enough to savour the life we are actually living can have a powerful effect. Suddenly you might find that you’re a little happier, and a little more relaxed. You might even begin to notice that you already have everything you need to be happy, and instead of spending your life focused on the next task, you can begin to enjoy where you are right now.

I took these photos with a very fast shutter speed in sports mode on the new camera so that I could capture the action. Even taking 5 shots a second I still missed lots of unique moments in time, and it got me thinking about how much happens which I never even see, although its right in front of me.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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38 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Unique

  1. Splendid captures! Such wonderful dogs! They bring big smiles to my face.

  2. mmtread says:

    Couldn’t agree more with your sentiments. A great photo series as well!

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  5. Northern Narratives says:

    Those dogs love the snow. You did a great job capturing the action.

  6. I absolutely LOVE these unique captures. Your dogs are adorable, and they are two big hairy balls of energy. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Aww Marion, thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ And you’ve described my girls perfectly. One of the things I love about Beardies is that they run like the wind when out, and then collapse like hairy rugs at home, so they are quite chilled to be around when your relaxing, and loads of fun to play with ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Terrific pictures! (Of course, I’m a sucker for dogs, anyway.) What camera do you use? I’m in the market for a new one and love feedback.

    • Thanks Melissa! I’n now using a Canon 650d, and I’m so in love with it. I spent ages trying to decide what to go for, and I’m very happy with my choice. You can use it totally in manual, or you can use some of the preset functions….best of both worlds I think, and it’s helping me build confidence as I play ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. janineyork says:

    Your dogs are so gorgeous. I love the shot of them with the snowball, it was like they were having a snowball fight. They are so adorable. Thanks for the great shots, made me happy!

  9. You are so right that dogs are the best teachers when it comes to mindfulness! Love these photos! (what type of camera do you have that takes such great action shots?) ~ Kat

    • Happy to hear you love the photos ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a canon 650d, but any camera which you can adjust the shutter speed would give you these results. This is so much better than what I was using, so now the images I can see in my head, I can now actually capture.

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  11. vatelechuza says:

    Magnificos!!! Alegria y complicidd!!! Bravo!!

  12. utterly unique take on unique and captivated by your snow dogs. Brilliant clarity

  13. My boys used to play like this. Love it.

  14. talkerhuge says:

    I couldn’t have said it better and I couldn’t agree more! really nice ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Amy says:

    Very cool shots!

  16. Tina Schell says:

    Excellent captures! Fun just looking at the photos, must have been wonderful in person!

  17. So true, every moment is unique, and so often we waste them. I love the pictures of the dogs, carefree and living every bit of their lives.

    • Glad you enjoyed the photos. My dogs are my best teachers when it comes to mindfulness and living in the present. They never get bogged down in thinking, they just live and breathe and love …..if only I could manage that more often ๐Ÿ™‚

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