“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”
— Charlotte Whitton

I chose today’s photo from my library in acknowledgement of reconnecting with a former Utah coworker and friend, who also happens to be a fellow photo enthusiast. I can’t say exactly why — and I hope she’s not offended by this — I feel like this photo and its colors somehow suit her. The quote certainly fits, as I often found her smiling face to be the sun that blotted out the shadow that was behind her.

I hope you enjoy the photo.

"Michelle", Nikon D800, ISO 800 f/10 at 1/200sec., 300mm

“Michelle”, Nikon D800, ISO 800 f/10 at 1/200sec., 300mm

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Pucker Face

“I’ve been dreaming of a true love’s kiss…”
– Cinderella

Each day, she sits behind the window. She never saw me take her photo; she never sees anyone, for she never opens her eyes. She waits, unconcerned that her skin has become dusty and her eyelash is beginning to detach. She has grown used to being neglected. Despite these things, she doesn’t move from her rigid stance. She waits, hoping her Prince Charming will soon come and gift her with the Kiss of Life.

"Pucker Face" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

“Pucker Face” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm


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Captioning The Absurd

While doing some street/flâneur photography in downtown Salt Lake City on Wednesday, I came across one of those scenes a fan of street photography lives for: the random public display of the unusual and/or absurd. Sometimes you come across these things, and it’s really obvious what they are about – and thus how they could be or will be titled or captioned. But occasionally, you just can’t put the pieces together in a way that tells a plausible story, so you ditch the plausible and let your imagination take a carefree romp in an arena probably better suited to Tim Burton or David Lynch.

I thought it would be fun to enlist your aid in coming up with a caption for the photograph that resulted from Wednesday’s find. Please leave your suggestion in the Comments area below. You will receive an email voucher for a free handmade, 100% cotton photo greeting card of your choosing from my online shop if I really like what you come up with.

“…the concept of absurdity is something I’m attracted to.”
David Lynch

I'm with you, David.