Thursday, March 24, 2011

moments

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~Eudora Welty


While recently visiting with a friend,  I captured the weekend ritual of her husband quietly reading his Sunday newspaper.  I was struck by the intimacy of the scene.  The way the sunlight was illuminating his face, the stillness of the room, and the gentle rustling of the pages.  I felt like an intruder in his space, his moment... that precious time alone before the hustle and bustle of the day begins. 

In my featured photograph,  Mamadunk captured a similarly private moment.  It leaves me wanting to know more of the story but also wondering what emotions she had when she clicked.  What about the scene spoke to her heart?  Was it the sense of aloneness that was almost palpable?

It is in these moments that I hesitate. What do you do?  Do you take the shot knowing that just the click of the camera may interrupt the magic? 

xo
tammy lee of bliss and folly

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untitled by mamadunk

24 comments:

blue elephant photography said...

oh gosh! these are such beautiful photos. i love the lighting on yours and the serenity of mamadunk's.

Ashley Sisk said...

These are both such beautiful moments.

Anna said...

Both images capture the feeling and emotion of the moment. Wonderful!

urban muser said...

beautiful, quiet photos. and i love that quotation! perfect.

SuperDewa said...

These are both beautiful. I agree with blue elephant's comments.

Jamie said...

Amazing photos - so intimate and real.

Jan said...

Wonderful moments captured.

Becky Sue said...

The second photo is by my friend in real life, Michelle! Congrats, Michelle! Both photos capture great moments!

Kim Mailhot said...

There is such beauty in that moment captured in a photo and yet, there is a kind of spellbreaking thing happening too, isn't there ? Beautiful observation, Gorgeous One !

Kelly @cupofserenity said...

beautiful moments. the first photo was amazing too me. I love the way the window acts character to the photo.

Chrystal said...

Great capture of the moment. I often pause too. Most times I take the picture but sometimes I don't.

Angie Allen said...

Beautiful and so peaceful. Tammy, you have a keen eye for the light and emotion.

April said...

I love the emotion in both :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Beautiful! That photo looks so great in black & white.
Rinda

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Such beautiful images ~ amazing how one can capture the quiet peacefulness of a solitary moment.

Deanna said...

Both images are beautiful. I love the light and the subtle texture in the second photo.

claires365 said...

Beautiful moments that you have captured here.

mosey said...

Perfect post, Tammy.

Linda Makiej said...

I just found your blog - I think it is beautiful!


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Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow... beautiful moments. Each so peaceful. Each lost in their own thoughts. Gorgeous!

Kirstin said...

Wow! I am literally speechless...

Marie said...

You caught him in his Sunday routine... so peaceful, Tam, so beautiful...

Stampmouse said...

beautiful and inspiring as always

maureen said...

Lovely, simple, beautiful photos.

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