Photography

Recognize Happiness


The Champagne Pool, New Zealand

 

On the path of personal and spiritual growth we have a tendency to analyze our unhappiness in order to find the causes and make improvements. But it is just as important, if not more so, to analyze our happiness. Since we have the ability to rise above and observe our emotions, we can recognize when we are feeling joyful and content. Then we can harness the power of the moment by savoring our feelings and taking time to be grateful for them. Recognition is the first step in creating change, therefore recognizing what it feels like to be happy is the first step toward sustaining happiness in our lives.

This is an image shot in New Zealand’s geothermal region around Rotorua on the North Island. It is a steamy, bubbling, smelly, vibrant and magical place, especially first thing in the morning and in the winter when we found ourselves to be the only people in the park. The Champagne Pool is by far the most spectacular and photographed. When shooting here, this photographer got a bit too close to the steamy edge to set up this sweeping shot and was surprised to hear the pitter patter of footsteps as a Park ranger came in a rush to sternly remind him of the dangers of falling into hot water! There were several four letter words used and his point was well taken – this photographer has been in many more perilous situations and this was, well, as walk in the park!

Looking closely you may see a heart in the foreground – somehow this harkened to the message above of finding happiness amongst all of those other seething and churning emotions…guess you just have to look! Seek and yee shall find?

To purchase a Digital Download or Print of this spectacular and unique image just follow this link to our website – this looks brilliant in large size!

http://www.kerstenbeck.com/ArtGallery/New-Zealand/23603506_bKtC44#!i=2100212607&k=dWxNbKx

 

2 responses

  1. how awesome is that?

    September 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  2. Great photo. I love Rotorua – it is an amazing place – with all that geothermal activity. But it is pretty smelly.

    September 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

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