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There’s something about this photo…

grayscale photography of dog

Can you feel it?  It’s saying so many things…something different to each of us, perhaps, but this isn’t just any photo…it’s one that has a voice.

 

Photo:  Mauritis Bausenhart
Unsplash

GORGEOUS photographs from: Bored Panda

These 49 Photographers Show What Spring Looks Like Around The World

Photography…

photography
uses our sense of
SIGHT
it allows us to
SHARE
the world
a vision
a MOMENT
in TIME
it is proof
that something
EXISTED
it brings
JOY
as well as
SHOCK
and
SADNESS
it is a
RECORD
of EVENTS
it’s proof
that LIFE
EXISTS
and most of all
it gives us
BEAUTY
in a form
that we can
TOUCH
and keep
with us
it stops
aging
and defies
death
keeping the
WORLD
and living beings
alive
even when they are
GONE
PHOTOGRAPHY
is a
MEMORY

What does this picture say to you?

Black, White, People, Lake, Bw, Light

I suppose the picture could stand for serenity, peace, calmness, meditation, even death.  It might be beautiful to many.  I like looking at it, but I’d never want to be in that situation.  The birds are nice.  The water’s like glass, with a few ripples.  Yeah, never in a million years.  Definitely not for me.

We are all “somebody…”

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Pixabay
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peter yang,photographer

1984…Orwell

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Picture from: Pixabay

This photo reminds me of Orwell’s, 1984.  The utter starkness of it, the terrible color.  The big black shadows.  The people spaced at strange distances, some almost statue-like.  It’s creepy. The color drains the life from the picture and it brings to mind asylums, or government power and disconnection.  A place where terrible things happen in cold and unhurried ways.  Makes me want run the other way and start a group determined to tears the building down and get rid of the evil that lurks within.  LOL   Foreboding to the point where you can almost hear the creepy children’s choir singing, “Aha aha aha aha aha,” in the background.  “Two and two equals how much?” *

*From Orwell’s 1984

Image

Granddaughter…artsy photo

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Camera…

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Picture from:  Pixabay

Cameras are memory makers.  With a lens and moving gears, a camera can record a life and all that happens in it.  A camera allows us to see things that no one could explain about the past.  We can see past events, show our kids their great-grandparents and beyond.  We can remember our animal companions and see the beauty in their faces.  We can SEE moments in time.  What an amazing gift.  It’s impossible to see pictures of the future because events going in that direction don’t yet exist.  We can only capture things in the present as they slide into the past even as we push the button.  But the past, captured in that moment, was exactly as thing were for that fraction of a second.  Exactly.  Unfortunately, people learned how to manipulate film, so today, unless the photographs are very old and in a dusty photo album, one can’t be certain that what one is looking at, is real.  But the old sepia pictures, dug out of shoe boxes and sock drawers, are a glimpse into what actually was.

Photograph…Milwaukee Art Museum

This was a captivating photograph.  You could almost feel the couple’s happiness.  Their clothing is wonderful…I love her hat and his suspenders.  Just a great shot.

What photographers will do to get a shot…from Bored Panda

http://www.boredpanda.com/crazy-photographers/

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