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Old 07-01-14, 03:53 PM
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July Photo Contest

Machka wrote :

`Congratulations to all the winners!!

And @macfred ... July is your contest. To start, choose the theme, and monitor…´

Theme for July is a little difficult to explain …

Show me your Heimat (home, homeland).
Heimat is a german word with no direct english equivalent - it is often expressed with terms as home or homeland.
People are bound to their Heimat by their birth and their childhood, their language,
their earliest experiences or acquired affinity.
Heimat as a trinity of descent, community and tradition, that highly affects a person's identity.
Heimat usually carries positive connotations.

The rules are simple:
-You must be the photographer
-One entry per month
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Old 07-01-14, 09:06 PM
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Not a recent image but it was the last time I visited my home village.

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Old 07-02-14, 11:16 AM
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I spent my teen years on the south coast of England. Also not a recent pick, but I will be on this beach again next month.



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Old 07-02-14, 09:10 PM
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San Pasqual Valley, Escondido, CA. North County San Diego. I used to live in a neighborhood just off to the left of this picture. Awesome cycling out there. One of the few things I miss about California.


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Old 07-03-14, 03:44 AM
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Nice entries so far - I will try a different one to explain my understanding of home.

I captured this photo of my daughter Mia a few weeks ago, during an evening walk along the property line.
This photo reminds me to when I was a young boy; leaning on our fence gate, dreaming of faraway places and alien lands - simultaneously I was thinking of home and I felt warm, protected and beloved. Now, I lived all over the world, but I never left home.



When I think of home by macfred64, on Flickr

Found a beautiful poem :

When I Think Of Home
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When I think of 'home' I think of cherry pies
When I think of 'home' I think of mulberry trees
When I think of 'home' I think of butterflies
When I think of 'home' I think of bumble bees
*
When I think of 'home' I think of hummingbirds
When I think of 'home' I think of sun brewed tea
When I think of 'home' I think of morning walks
When I think of 'home' I think of Grandma and me
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When I think of 'home' I think of hidden trails
When I think of 'home' I think of lullabies
When I think of 'home' I think of signs of spring
When I think of 'home' I think of pumpkin pies
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When I think of 'home' I think of bedtime stories
When I think of 'home' I think of I think of honeysuckle
When I think of 'home' I think of roses blooming
When I think of 'home' I can't help but chuckle
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Because when I think of 'home' I think Heaven
When I think of 'home' I think of all thats kind
When I think of 'home' I think of dancing
When I think of 'home' Grandma comes to mind
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journals of my youth........words, items and photos that take me home


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Old 07-03-14, 06:22 PM
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Hmm, this one will be difficult for me. I grew up in Middle Tennessee but I absolutely hate it there and it hasn't felt like "home" to me in a really, really long time. But I've only lived in my current town for a couple of years, so it doesn't exactly feel like home, either.
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Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
Hmm, this one will be difficult for me. I grew up in Middle Tennessee but I absolutely hate it there and it hasn't felt like "home" to me in a really, really long time. But I've only lived in my current town for a couple of years, so it doesn't exactly feel like home, either.
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I don't really have a "homeland" because I move and travel so much. So ...

Home is where I lay my Hat

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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
I don't really have a "homeland" because I move and travel so much. So ...

Home is where I lay my Hat
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Taken last week on my Grandparent's (now Uncle's) farm in western Mass. We used to visit there every summer when we were kids.

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If any of you photography experts have anything you'd like to add about choosing a camera/lens for shooting macro images for an effort I'm trying to get going for my lab, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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what is it?
when you are a cyclist, home is on the road?

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Not many entries this month.
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Not many entries this month.
I'll play.

*edit* changed my mind. I think this is more in the spirit of heimat. My grandfather passed away a few weeks ago. I was reflecting on my child hood and I took a photo of the stairs I've looked down upon so many times over the years (so many memories). Many of those times, my grandfather would be at the bottom with a stern look (because I was likely misbehaving). I took this photo on the day that he passed away, the outfit that my grandmother picked out was hanging at the place that I so often saw him stand when I was just a child. Now I stare at an empty suit and contemplate how I could never fill it.



Nothing fancy, photo taken on my iphone. I have a folder containing about thirty pictures from that day as I walked around the house and tried to capture a moment in time. It's funny, as I go through those photos, I can smell the differences between the individual rooms and I am filled with emotion. Now I have a word to describe that, heimat.

Speaking of German... my family name is Lieb, Love.

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As noted in some of the prior entries, pictures tell a story reflecting back on their Heimat. I am a native Floridian with one line dating back to arriving in Florida in the 1750's. While I still live in Florida, just not in Jacksonville. so almost any photo within the State would do. Actually, I now live closer to New Smyrna where my original descendants arrived.

The photo below obviously wasn't taken recently, nor did I take it. I did scan the original B&W and until I restored it didn't realize I was in the back of the truck. It is a special picture of my Heimat as my father died a few months later. So yes, it does tell a story.

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It's August ... are we going to vote?
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