“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Patti, this week’s host, writes, “Show us portraits or street photography that captures people’s feelings, such as happiness, anger, sadness, curiosity, or fear. Or, choose a subject or scene that evokes an emotion in the viewer. If you are able to shoot new images in your area, consider how light and shadow, the weather, warm or cool colors, the surroundings, and your choice of subject might impact the emotional response of your viewers.”
“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.”
“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
“But the love of sisters needs no words. It does not depend on memories, or mementos, or proof. It runs as deep as a heartbeat. It is as ever present a s a pulse.”
“Compassion is the basis of morality.”
I especially like the top shot which looks like the Badlands and the shot of the baby shoe. You do lots of excellent shots of people.
You are absolutely right; that is the Badlands! Thanks, Janet.
Photos are awesome of course – and the quotes were interred so well – but a top takeaway for me was your note about the intrusive nature of photography and this
“As adults, I suspect most of us would like to be more in control of what emotions we permit people to observe and record. ”
so true and this is why having Big Brother in our homes and listening on our devices (or in many homes they have cameras that are easy to hack into) – and I feel too often people minimze the invasion of privacy –
I know you were talking more about photography and I have finally come to a comfortable place the street photography I take (and feel it is very important for those of us who desire to take them that we need to keep dong it as a way to share and preserve cultural connections and heritage) – but this was also a very good point you made:
“…do you really want someone snapping photos? To be allowed that privilege, the subject must either be very willing, trusting, motivated or without any choice.”
“Who lives, who dies, who tells your story.” It’s nice to have some say in that, but we don’t all get that.
Meant to say more…
The story teller has responsibilities, and I suppose each one has to figure out what they are. All the best to you, Storyteller!
Such emotion with that great hug.
One of my favorites…thank you!
Hi, Priscilla. You have a wonderful collection. That first shot evokes a wonderful meditative mood in a gorgeous spot. I also love the baby shoe and the last image. They are marvelous examples of how an image can evoke a mood in the viewer. And your portraits are great, too! Well done!
Thanks, Patti! This was quite the challenge!
You always bring out emotions with your photography – sensitively caught. Your first shot is so beautiful – And I totally agree with your thoughts about the difficulties…and happiness. I chose happiness mostly. No intrusive camrea.
You captured some very exuberant happiness, Ann-Christine! Great job! and Thank you!
Well said and shown Priscilla. Your images of objects is just as evocative as your lovely images of people, proving the point that emotions can be shown in many different ways. Your quotes work perfectly as well. Terrific.
Thanks so much, Tina!
This is an excellent post, not just as a response to the challenge, but for the images themselves.
Thought-provoking text too! Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure! Thanks for your visit!
Excellent photos. Love the Emerson quote.
I’m not sure that the pace of Nature is an emotion, but it is definitely an attitude of patience. Thanks, John!
Great photos. I love the Dr Seuss quote also. Very appropriate with your photos.
Thanks, Gina! I appreciate your visit and comment!