A Photographer’s Lesson on Adventure

We often think of adventure as an ongoing journey, and neglect to see it in our present moment.

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Photo used with permission from Joanna Lin.

Last year, we began a series to facilitate a mindfulness experiment through photography. In our last article, we were inspired to find joy in the present moment. In part four of our photo-inspired mindfulness series, we’ll turn our attention to ADVENTURE.

Thanks to Instagram influencer Joanna Lin for submitting today’s photograph. Lin oversees social strategy and content creation for a roster of hospitality clients. She is also a travel/lifestyle photographer and videographer based in New York, and produces a video series called “Ready Set Jo” where she seeks and documents unique destinations around the world.

“The photo I’m submitting is of me on a recent helicopter ride over NYC, captured by a friend. I love sunsets because they are so perfect, yet so fleeting, and it was during this experience that I felt like I captured the moment I was looking for – the perfect NYC sunset. But the moment I shot it, it was gone. This photo always serves as a reminder to me that perfection is not a state of being, but is a moment in time, and there is beauty in chasing perfection but never actually reaching it,” says Lin.

Mindfulness Exercise

We often think of adventure as an ongoing journey, and neglect to see it in our present moment. Today, remember that your present moment is a destination you set for yourself in the past, and relish in the awareness.

To follow along with Lin’s adventures, connect with her on Instagram or Twitter, or read her blog.

If you’d like to submit your own mindful moment photo, follow us at Capsure and post your submission to Instagram with #CapsureIt.

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