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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

I love today’s theme: fleeting. There are so many emotions that can flit across someone’s face that it makes people watching absolutely fascinating to me.

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There are also those moments where you catch sight of something lovely . At that time, when the elements align, the photo can be absolutely beautiful.

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Sam and the Bubble

Sam and the Bubble

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Fleeting. After reading Danielle’s post on the philosophy of photography — and her thoughts on taking photos to help us be more present and mindful — I’ve been thinking a lot about the fleeting moments in our days, and in our lives. The quiet, precious moments between the ones we love. A hummingbird in the backyard, among the blossoms. Chalk art on the sidewalk, with broken bits of colorful chalk left there, by the kids in the neighborhood. Or perhaps a glimpse into a rare occasion: A friend who never dances, grooving around on the dance floor. Forty-thousand fans cheering in a stadium, after a pitcher hits a grand slam. Or the sight of a double rainbow. Fleeting may also make you think of movement and change.

Some ideas to get you started:

  • Observing nature and capturing a quiet, special moment.
  • Experimenting with shots of movement.
  • Taking a snapshot of someone deep in thought (or alternatively, in mid-action).
  • Exploring a place that’s transient in nature (airports, stations, streets, etc.).

IN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE THAT MEANS FLEETING TO YOU.

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  1. Lovely photos and post. I especially love the bubble shot! And the laughter 🙂 Glad the interview could get your gears turning. Feel free to submit those two or other photos to Broken Light any time! -Danielle

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