“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
“Waiting with Hope”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/800th sec., 200mm
“The eyes have one language everywhere.”
— George Herbert
As a photographer, I enjoy studying people’s faces. Sometimes you meet people who have a natural brightness — a spark, if you will — behind their eyes. Theirs are the faces I especially love to photograph in hope of capturing some aspect of that quality. Ahlam has those eyes: beautiful, clear, deep, soft yet simultaneously bright. I hope she will enjoy her photo as much as I enjoyed making it.
“Ahlam”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/11 at 1/100 sec., 190mm
“Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose
beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity.”
~ Kahlil Gibran ~
I had the pleasure of photographing my first wedding over the weekend and it was a beautiful celebration of unity, love and friendship. I have to admit I got pretty excited when I learned the newlyweds really like B&W. 🙂 I wish them heartfelt congratulations and much joy on the road of life they will walk together, hand in hand.
“Unity”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/10 at 1/80sec., 85mm
“There are some things your mind has been hiding from you.”
― Obert Skye, Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
I captured this photo at the same time I got the one used in my post on August 18th. The onset of the rising sun is more pronounced here, as are the hues and tones I exploited in post production. I hope you enjoy these soothing shadows.
“Soothing Shadows”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/13 at 1/80sec., 28mm
“One day we awaken and this was the dream, and everything that we have lost in this dream will be restored. This is what I hear in my own dreams. But then I awaken to the days of our loss and the nights of our regrets: having nothing to repent, nothing to look forward to.”
— Carl Minie
“A Doorway in Time”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 180mm
“Business is leisure when you find pleasure in it.”
― Peter Adejimi
As promised in yesterday’s post, today’s photo is the last of those I captured in my photo-walk around Celebration Town Center last Sunday. I have quite enjoyed the focus on black-and-white with these images; it was my intent when I set out to photograph scenes that would translate well to B&W, and the bright afternoon sun combined with the dramatic skies of an approaching storm were well-suited to that objective. All of the photos that day were also the product of my first real “street outing” with the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX lens. I’m pleased; there will be more.
“Celebration Hotel”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/22 at 1/320 sec., 28mm