Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pictures


"Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love."
Alfred Sisley


Long before there was a camera in every phone...
Long before there was a camera in every home....
A French impressionist penned those words about pictures. And artists.
To paint a landscape, or a portrait, took time. Hours and hours of time.
It took stillness, and awareness, and concentration and attention.

Time behind a camera feels that way to me.
I am still and aware.
I concentrate...pay attention.
Details are discovered that weren't noticed until examined through the lens.

Freezing time.
Framing faces.
Falling in love...

Pictures.





Black and White Wednesday

22 comments:

  1. Your pictures are gorgeous!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm always excited to meet new people.

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  2. Love this quote. Especially because 98% of my pictures are of my kids. :D

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  3. Love that photo and that quote. Beautiful!

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  4. I love seeing people that really do have the gift to see.

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  5. Thank you for the reminder that details matter. Composition matters. A moment captured can be as rich as a masterpiece created over years of one's life.

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  6. I love the quote! There is no better place for reflection (self and other) than behind the camera.

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  7. "Details are discovered that weren't noticed until examined through the lens."

    Yes. Yes, yes, yes, that's it exactly,

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  8. This is a great reminder to be more thoughtful in our picture taking. I don't take enough pictures, but more important than taking more pictures may be taking more "real" pictures.

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  9. Love this black and white.

    If you are interested I host a black and white photo contest every week.

    http://likeChristmaseveryday.com

    You should check it out and enter.

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  10. What a gorgeous photograph. So elegant.

    And Sisley? How can you go wrong?

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  11. I love your photo and the quote that you chose to use. What a wonderful post.

    Mary

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  12. what a beautiful picture!!

    i feel completely connected to this!!

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  13. Oh, you nailed it Adrienne. LOVE this.

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  14. That quote must be true...think about all those haystacks Monet painted, playing with the light and colors...he must have sat in front of that same haystack for hours and days at a time!

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  15. That is EXACTLY right. What a spot-on quote. And an explanation for why I have five hundred million pictures of my girl.

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