The jewels of a fruit, pomegranates


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The pomegranate fruit is originated from Iran and northern India, yet it is said that Iran is the largest exporter in the world, it is know as ” Anar”. Although here in California ], because of a similar climate, the pomegranate bushes are seen all around.

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Once this fruit is opened up, it shows it’s real beauty, the kernels appear like jewels.


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The red seeds are placed like in a cone, similar to a honey cone

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The Iranian tradition celebrates Yalda, on the longest and darkest night of the year, it’s a winter solstice celebration. Pomegranates are one of the significant fruits of this tradition.

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As the red color symbolizes the dawn and glow of life.

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Happy Thanksgiving

“Honor the hands that brought the food to your table”

Wishing you All a Happy Thanksgiving Day

Posted in Gratitude, Mindfulness, spiritual photography by Cornelia Weber Photography, Stillness in the moment, Thanksgiving Day, thoughts of wisdom, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

A golden moment in November

” The horizon is that place where the sky silently kisses the earth
-by Joseph von Eichendorff

Enjoy what you see and feel.
Posted in autumn, Fall captures, fall season, Gratitude, living in the moment, Mindfulness, nature photography, Natures changes, precious moments, Reflections in life, spiritual photography by Cornelia Weber Photography, spiritual thoughts, Uncategorized | 23 Comments

The immersive Van Gogh Exhibition in Los Angeles,

The Italian artist Massimiliano Siccardi has created a replication of Van Gogh’s paintings through digital technology.

It walks visitors through a massive projection of Van Gogh’s work on walls like a moving slide show. Every painting moves slowly in each every detail where you even can see the brush strokes.

It feels like you are immersed into his drawings right in front of you.

The background moves at the same time with the foreground which makes you feel like you are in the studio of Van Gogh.

The event is a floor -to-ceiling ,wall-to-wall-surround showing of Van Gogh images produced from 64 projectors that run on a continuous loop.

All this is surrounded by music from classical Bach, Haendel , Mussorgsky to even most known French Singer Edith Piaf’s song ” Non, je ne regrette rien” ( meaning I don’t regret anything”) And so are the famous stars are immersing.

Van Gogh in his different stages of his life.

There was a stage upstairs where you could view the entire exhibition

Reflections I saw through my lens

Van Gogh has inspired the entire world for his most extraordinary view of his inner world , despite his inner sufferings. Unfortunately he became more famous after his passing.

The opening door of this so capturing walk through Van Gogh’s studio. And there fore the closing thought of Van Gogh

Closing this amazing captures of Van Gogh’s art work , I like to share one of his quotes that speaks to me the most ” I am seeking , I am striving, I am in it with all my heart “
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Fall is around the corner

” Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree ”

– by Emily Bronte

” When the leaves change, my mind changes to, that nothing is permanent”

” In every walk with nature one receives far more than than we seek”
-by John Muir

May you enjoy the change of nature in all it’s beauty
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Happy Diwali

Diwali is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects you from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday for Christians.

As much I wished to be India for this celebration, I went to an outdoor event here in California, where all Indians came together to celebrate in all it’s colors and happiness

Just being there to capture some moments

The vibrant colors of Indian fabrics

Indian sweets and other moods

May the country of India, I carry in my heart , receive the inside light all the times and may the future look bright in their souls.

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Cat portraits

Well besides my photography business , I am also a professional cat sitter, which adds to my professional photography. So here are Nut and Loumi.

” A cat has absolute emotional honesty; human beings, for one or another reason, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not” -by Ernest Hemingway

Zen moment of unknown

Oh, there arrived a UPS parcel
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The last breath of summer……

White sunflowers, never seen those before

A soft ocean breeze softly moving chimes, hanging from pepper trees

Zen Moments celebrating the end of summer

Enjoy what you see and feel.
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Still Photography

My mind was debating whether I name this post Still Photography or Still Life Photography. Well Still life Photography is more of arranged subjects, like for example in a painting. Since some of my objects are outdoors , therefore it’s all given in its own placement, I decided to call it Still Photography, of subjects that don’t move, let’s put it this way.

A delicious summer drink
Murano glass bottles in the museum
My dolls from childhood

Is the curtain opening or closing…

The happy garlic to be added to the meal

Empty water bottles in Italy

The basket needs to be filled in Italy

An abandoned studio of an starving artist in Italy?

The red wine bottle that reflects the city in Italy

The last one of playing “music chair” in Italy?

Cappuccino spoon reflecting a building

Armenian tea cup in the sink

A cocktail at the Buddha Cafe in Krackau

Choose a pillow to sit for meditation.

Enjoy what you see and feel.

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Reading books outdoors…..

Have you ever heard of an outdoor bookstore? It is The Bart’s Books in Ojai, CaliforniaBart’s bookstore in Ojaj

” A great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty” -Pablo Neruda

” Just take a seat and ponder on all the choices of books

And of course there is the cat who is observing what’s going on , especially at the register

” Reading is the sole means by which we slip involuntarily often helplessly , into another skin, another’s voice , another’s soul ” -by Carol Oates

” To learn to read a book is to light a fire, every syllable that is spelled out is a spark” – by Victor Hugo

Enjoy what you see and what you like to read.

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India is delicious…..

Every corner in any city, there is always offered fresh vegetables from the farmers crops

Food stalls preparing delicious meals and sweetness

Fresh brewed Chai

Fresh herbs

Sugar canes crushed for a delicious drink with lemon

Fresh food vendors all over the places

In Udaipur, one of my favorite places in India, I took a cooking class for Indian food ( which is by the way my most favorite of all) She had been so passionate to share her recipes.

As many ingredients are making a great Indian meal

Enjoy what you see.
Posted in India, Indian cooking, Indian food, street food in Rajasthan, Street vendors in India, Sushma's cooking class,, Travel photography, Travel photography Cornelia Weber Photography, travelling on my own in India, Udaipur, Uncategorized, writing about India | 23 Comments