In the summer of 2014 my Husband and I decided to take a road trip down to the south of France from Sweden to soak up some sun, and as I was deciding which books to take, I picked up my copy of Alessandra Cave‘s gem, Shooting With Soul. I ended up completing a good number of the exercises in the book but instead of doing them in order, like the book suggests, I chose to complete them whenever I felt the opportunity presented itself during that time. I also used whatever I had available in terms of gear, which was not a lot and many times presented a really limiting challenge. I did not, and could not, complete all of the projects in the book on the trip, so I shall continue them now that we’re back home in Sweden. This image was completed at home.
Exercise 10: Your Talisman
For many years, especially during my backpacking days, I wore a necklace with little charms on it that I had collected from places I had travelled to and loved. It was sort of like a good luck charm that I felt naked without and when I met my husband for the first time he had actually memorised what was on it. I no longer wear it, but it’s still a great reminder from a period of my life that counts as one of the best. I have many charms that I had collected over the years, but hanging on this necklace are a Fleur de lis from France, an Ankh from Egypt, a Cartouche with my name on in from Egypt, a Saint Christopher medallion as he is the patron saint of travellers and a little piece of Venetian Glass from Venice.
Canon 5DMKII. Canon 50mm 2.5 macro. f/2.5, ISO 500, 1/8000