Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Special Moment Captured & Treasured

Still Life and I have never really met. I had hoped we might get better acquainted this week for Photo Art Friday, but it seems LIFE had another plan in mind.

With the way of things, sometimes, the best plan is to follow the bouncing ball. Going where I seem led. Allowing Life to unpack itself.

Like my young friend pictured  BElow, and here, and here, too, I find moments magical. I suppose, in a way, that is what a "still life" is. A magical essence.

I couldn't really digitally fiddle with these much, though I did edit them, way back when I took them, Christmas Eve 2009, and it's kind of nice to know that what little I knew to DO with them THEN was Enough. Really. 




What I have learned is that sometimes SOOC is simply divine. Thus, the only fiddling I managed was cropping, tweaking ever so slightly, adding text, and then putting them all together in a collage in Picasa. 

I am looking forward to seeing what others have done. I've already seen a couple who combined Texture Tuesday and Photo Art Friday and oh how deliciously deLIGHTfull that was!!!

I hope you'll enlarge this to see it, but even if you don't I think this wee collection conveys that even though magical, Life is Still Life!!! 

Photo Art Friday

26 comments:

Bonnie said...

This little guy's gorgeous smile is infectious. I'm sitting here smiling back at him! A sweet collage, Currie.

photoartbyanna said...

There's certainly life bursting from every image here :) But in a sense, isn't that (or shouldn't that be) the point of still life? To truly capture that which is life in a still image... It is to my mind, anyway! :)

Kim Stevens said...

"Life is Still life", I completely agree. And your still life is really cute!!

momphotographer said...

your Little Friend is so beautiful. So full of life... I bet, not very still at this age... :)

Ida said...

These just are so joyous and happy. He's a darling little boy and your collage is very cute. I like how you added the titles to each photo.

eljaygee said...

All photography is still life Currie - freezing the moments forever in time. Your young friend is full of life and that shows through your shots. SOOC is something I am focusing a little more on ;)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

He is a cutie for sure. wonderful mosaic. Valerie

bailey-road.com said...

Cute shots, artfully presented.

Jeanne said...

Love your shots of this adorable little guy with his amazing smile. "LIFE" is good, Thanks for sharing these cute shots

Evelyn S. said...

There's a happy child!

Andrea said...

Having raised a son, I think you have captured the essence of what a little boy is ... beautiful and only still when the action is stopped by the camera ... In real life, little boys are never still :). Love it Currie ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

ormbunke said...

Wonderful collage. So pretty. Ha de gott i helgen.

Emily S said...

What a doll. I do enjoy editing my photos, but sometimes, I would agree, less is more.

Ruth said...

I totally agree, sooc can be brilliant, I love how you put these adorable shots together Currie :)

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I love this beautiful mosaic.

sherrygaley said...

Great shots of a great little guy. You sure did him justice. And sometimes SOOC is just what is called for!

Loredana Donovan said...

Very cute! I like the titles on the collage, too :)

louciao said...

Life is still life--and obviously you're still having fun! Not much time spent being still with this little cutie, I'm sure. Fun collage.

geetlee said...

Ohh simply adorable! I agree SOOC sometimes is the best :)
Happy weekend!

libbyquilter said...

oh he really is quite the bundle of happiness,activity and LIFE isn't he~!?

a great collage put together with wonderful shots and if sooc is perfect then it's best to just let that be.

:-)
libbyQ

lorik said...

You really have captured the fun and glee of being that age. And of being around someone that age. He is so happy and bursting with excitement. My favourite is top right, he looks like he might be surprising you after hiding. Reminds me of my little grandson when he is pleased with himself.

Birgitta said...

Oh, this is so cute and lovely! Wonderful collage!

Rita said...

His joy is contagious! :)

Miriam said...

He looks so full of life, your collage is lovely. I would love to see him three years on? and how soon it will be here...

The Artful Diva said...

sweet collage - no fixing needed!

Kia said...

So precious! Beautifully done.