Monday, January 17, 2011

Dawn's Light

An icy morning breaks with a promise of more messy weather on the doorstep for tomorrow. I still remember how excited I was with that piece of mystery in my hands. It was a summer of my youth and only a few adults seemed to be clutching cameras. Here I was sitting on the Nelson's porch holding that Kodak, showing it off and eventually firing off a couple of rolls of my friends in stupid poses. I immediately ran home and begged Mom to take them to be developed. Soon after, I remember lifting the screen on my bedroom window and taking strange- angled pictures of the Corner at all times of day. Cameras have changed a lot, but not the drive to record my world and the people I meet.

21 comments:

  1. It's really a wonderful shot. I like that diffuse light through the window.

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  2. I wish I had discovered the magic of cameras at an early age but I was always too cheap to buy film and then process it. Thank goodness for digital photography that has allowed me to practice and see the world more clearly. I really do see much much more now that I carry a camera almost everywhere I go.

    I like the simplicity yet elegance of your photo.

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  3. I like the color of that bottle. Striking yet mellow at the same time.

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  4. An artistic scene, so pleasing to my eye, as are the prose reflections.

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  5. It's simple but it catches all the details. I love the texture in the glass window.

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  6. Thanks to my typically asian father, I was exposed to taking photos at a young age, too. I still crack up when I look back at all the photos I took in grade school. Love your photo with the lights dancing everywhere :-)

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  7. It is a very simple photo, yet quite beautiful, evoking my own memories of winter in simpler times!

    Nicely done!

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  8. Lovely in its simplicity.
    ☼ Sunny

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  9. The light is amazing in this picture! I'm so glad we don't have to wait for pictures to be developed any more. I always hated that.

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  10. A great post. Love the beautiful photograph of the frosty window and the narrative with the memories.
    Have a great week.
    Costas

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  11. Seems like we both caught some light in our posts for today. I love the look of the window with frost on it.

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  12. Interesting texture on the glass.

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  13. Interesting image - thanks for sharing.

    Because you can take photos for "free" with a digital camera, I've gone crazy. No harm in that, I guess.

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  14. Moutains in pink.

    I need to dig out some of my first Instamatic photos.

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  15. Beautiful picture and lovely post!

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  16. The composition of the image is perfect and the story is quite familiar...

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  17. Such great memories. I love this photo. It reminds me of one I took last year when I was visiting a friend's cabin. He had a row of colored vases and bottles sitting in a window and I took a photo of them. I think it is one of my favorite photos from that cabin.

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  18. Such a lovely, purple colored glass bottle!
    We have a big sun catcher in our window!

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  19. Great photo and light and color!

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  20. And aren't we glad the mystery and passion is still with you. May you never tire of it.
    V

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