“How do we start taking pictures of people, and stop taking pictures of poses?”
– Justin and Mary Marantz
Ann-Christine’s challenge this week gives us a chance to highlight candid shots. I couldn’t be happier. I love spontaneous shots, and not posed ones.
Here’s a shot from my archive of a street performer in Florence who plays the most heavenly music in front of the Duomo. I’m hoping he’s still playing there when we return to Florence again.
There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.– Abraham Lincoln
I spotted this couple in Spitalfields last weekend, a vibrant neighborhood in London with famous markets and street art. In this shot, the orange colors caught my eye–in her jacket and shoes, and in the posters behind them.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.– Dorothea Lange
In this second shot at Spitalfield’s Market, you can get a sense of the crowds and the array of food that’s on sale here. Being native New Yorkers, we had to chose the bagels.
The pictures are there, and you just take them.– Robert Capa
Here’s another candid shot taken in Trafalgar Square a few days ago. Kids were filling in messages inside dozens of multicolored drawings of hearts.
If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment. – Linda McCartney
On one of our walks to Green Park, we stopped at the Canadian memorial, which pays tribute to the Canadian forces who died during the first and second world wars. The cascading water and unique design of the memorial were a magnet for these children. Behind them, you can also see the trees transitioning to their vibrant autumn colors.
Before I end this post, I’d like to thank our participants in last week’s Lens-Artists “Fill the Frame” challenge. Once again, your posts were unique, creative, and inspiring. I always learn something from you! I am also delighted that several new bloggers joined us.
Please stop by and visit Ann-Christine’s beautiful and inspiring post this week. If you join us, be sure to link your post to hers. (Links posted within the Reader are not working correctly.) Use the Lens-Artists tag to help us find you. For instructions on how to join us, click here.
On Saturday, October 19th, it’s Amy’s turn to host challenge #68, so we invite you to visit her site and take a look.
As always, Amy, Tina, Ann-Christine, and I hope you will join us!