When I was a child my father used to take me outdoors during the weekends. I spent my childhood out in Nature, always playing and admiring it. There was something so calming about Nature. The images, the sounds, the colors, the fresh smell of the leaves.
As I grew older, looking at landscape pictures and taking my own pictures became my meditation. When I was not able to go to the beach, I would stare at a picture of the beach and feel the sand, the sunlight on my face, the sound of the waves, the turquoise color of the water as if I was there.
Meditation is living in the now, it is silencing the thoughts and I found photography does just that. An image is in the now. It is not suffering about the past, it is not worrying about the future. Landscape photography also taught me gratitude. To appreciate and admire the beauty of what you have in front of your eyes and be grateful for it.
I am glad I could combine the love for Nature that my father taught me, with my passion for art as a healing therapy and meditation.
What benefits have you found in Landscape Photography? (Feel free to answer in italian)