DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES, ONE HUMANITY

Welcome to "Different Perspectives, One Humanity", and thanks to everyone for stopping by. I hope this blog will be a place where I can share with you images, thoughts, ideas and comments concerning the three things I am most passionate about: photography, humanitarian issues and the environment.

Through my life's journey, I have come to realize that my true purpose and joy in life does not come from material gains, and instead, from each small gesture of compassion and assistance I can offer to others, and the ripple effect it may produce. If we stop to think about it, we all share the same planet and use the same air -- humans, animals and plants. Each breath another being exhales may be one I ultimately inhale. Thus, although we all have unique souls and perspectives, we are part of one collective humanity. This gives perspective to the need to respect and help all life -- without conditions or expectations. Although none of us are capable of helping everyone; all of us can give aid to someone, and it is much better to do a little, than nothing at all. If we all do our part, no matter how small, we can make a difference. Margaret Mead said it best: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

As a photographer, I have chosen to contribute in two ways. Firstly, by capturing scenes of life from my perspective that hopefully you will find beautiful, inspirational, or thought provoking. Secondly, by doing my part to help humanity and our planet through the donation of 50% of all proceeds from my image downloads and print sales to CARE International (CARE) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). May what you see touch you in a positive manner and inspire you.

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Wenata Babkowski
I am a freelance photographer based in Vancouver. I have a passion for nature, abstracts, and finding beauty in everyday life. My devotion to the environment led to my fascination for capturing the abstract beauty of nature, and its many textures, patterns, layers and colours. My hope is to help focus people's attention on the dazzling array of mother nature's extraordinary creations.
 
I also love to photograph the dynamics of people's interactions with the world's surroundings, including its ancient relics and nature's attempts to reclaim them. Thus cultural and evironmental themes also fascinate me.

If you would like to see more of my work, visit my website at: www.singularscenes.com or have a look at some featured galleries below:
 
 
 
Art of Black and White

As I am very committed to environmental and humanitarian causes, and am a firm believer in everyone doing their part to help humanity and our planet, 50% of all proceeds from my print sales are donated to CARE International (CARE) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
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Saturday, November 24, 2012
"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay."

~ Robert Frost

A Soft Place to Fall

Saturday, April 14, 2012
"If I was a tulip
And you were wind’s wings,
I would not count
My broken dreams,
But bless the coming spring.
~ Unknown

Painterly

Thursday, March 1, 2012
"And Spring arose on the garden fair, Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast rose from the dreams of its wintry rest." ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Reaching for the Sun

Thursday, February 9, 2012
" Even if love is full of thorns, I'd still embrace it for I know that in between those thorns, there is a rose that's worth all the pain." ~Unknown

Layers of Beauty

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
“Another fresh new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give! This bright new year is given me To live each day with zest . . . To daily grow and try to be My highest and my best! I have the opportunity Once more to right some wrongs, To pray for peace, to plant a tree, And sing more joyful songs!” ~ William Arthur Ward

Path to Enlightenment

Sunday, November 6, 2011
“Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all children of chance and none can say why some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past your differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices no more easily made. And give, give in any way you can, of whatever you possess. To give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace.” ~Kent Nerburn

Abundant Harvest

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” ~ Albert Camus

Autumn Has Begun