The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Tag: First Encounter Beach

“Try to Say” (Rilke)


“As if no one had ever tried before,
try to say what you see and feel and love and lose.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

Image: “Daybreak: Alive”
From the Cape & Islands Collection, “Capturing God”
© 2014, Heidi Straube
First Encounter Beach, Eastham, MA, Cape Cod

Photographer’s Note:

So early in the morning this was taken – when all were sleeping and the sun barely rising. I loved the quiet, the smell of salt air – water lapping softly, expansive sky. I saw and felt the roughness of the dunes, the trees that have weathered all.

How does one “try to say” – capture in an image – the wonder of being alive, immersed in beauty – Waking each day to deep feeling, vulnerability, love? 

This is my offering. This is a start.

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“The heart”



 The heart is a
thousand-stringed instrument

That can only be tuned with

– Hafiz

Image: “Love at First Encounter” 
Heidi Straube © 2014

From the collection, Cape & Islands, “Capturing God”





Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive.

– Hafiz

Image: “Inner Silence – Morning”
Copyright 2014 Heidi Straube

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“Capturing God”


And so

at the end of this day
I can only be

 in Stillness.

Feeling deeply
the Unspeakable.

Image: “Samoset Sunset, 2.1.2014”
From “A Winter on Cape Cod”
© 2014 Heidi Straube

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