The wpc is BLUR this week, and as I continue on taking “people shots” this year, last week I was chatting with a cashier who had the prettiest nails. She let me take her photo and later I found that the two photos of her nails were quite blurry, but they still captured the pretty pink and bling of the index fingernail.
Then… on Thursday I was digging through some assorted cards and I found this hummingbird one for my friend Christine, who was in town with her three girls and we met up to do some art. The art on this card (with a slight top blur) is from a painting by Judy Mizell – you can see more hummingbirds by Judy here.
Before I sealed the envelope – I took a quick photo so I could remember to look up the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote that was paired with the art: “Every moment of the year has its own beauty“
When I looked up the quote, I noticed this Emerson quote was butchered for the card.
I like the full version so much more:
“To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty, and in the same fields, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.”
Do you like the full version more?
Anyhow, I then noticed that Emerson’s quote sort of describes why I like taking informal “people shots” right now….
The lighting will never be the same, the person’s facial features will never be the same, and the atmosphere and mood was never seen before. The essence of that very moment will be preserved in a way that can never be duplicated.
Helen Chen has the goal of taking 1000 street shots, which is unfolding and developing project. I plan on following along and here is the link if you want to peek in and/or follow too.
(ALSO! – Lisa D. has some great variety of folks, and here is a post with shots from the streets of Samoa and Raiatea.)
Hope you all are having a nice weekend.
Thanks for reading…