Candid Reflections

February 19, 2008

Fleeting Bliss

Filed under: Photography — candid reflections @ 4:41 am

Every now and then, opportunity presents itself and you luck out with a picture that tells a story.


Pictures that tell stories evoke more than a momentary glance; they invite the viewer to pause a moment, look deeper, and investigate.  Looking at this picture for example:

Upon first glance, you notice we have an unhappy little girl… something’s just not right in her world.  You see the furrowed brow and, upon closer examination, the tear that has traveled down her cheek and parked itself at the edge of her pitiful little face.  You may begin to feel a bit of compassion, and you wonder what the dilemma could be.  Then your eye travels down to the edge of her wet pant leg and dripping shoes.  Ahhh, you conclude, she’s anguished because she forgot about the warning her daddy gave her when he put her on the swing.  Even though she had been swinging gleefully for several minutes, when the camera came along – she became distracted and abandoned all caution.  She “let her hair down” you could say, and her feet went with it!

Okay…your thoughts may not have unfolded exactly in that fashion, but I bet they were close?



1 Comment »

  1. That is so cute!

    Comment by jenny — February 19, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

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