Henri Cartier-Bresson said that photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and which no contrivance on earth can bring back again. Not even photography can bring these things back, except in the memory of those who knew them, or in the imagination those who did not.

(cited: J. Szarkowski, Looking at Photographs, pg. 124)

Lumix GX85   f/7/1   1/640s   32 mm   200 ISO

Ólafur Arnalds is a BAFTA-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mosfellsbær, Iceland. Ólafur Arnalds mixes strings and piano with loops and beats crossing over from ambient/electronic to pop.

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. ~Abraham Lincoln

Lumix GX85   f/7.1   1/250 s    32 mm   200 ISO

The rules of this three-day quote challenge are to post a favourite quote every day for three days, and pass on the challenge to three other bloggers. You can do this at any time you like – even next year – and you can also say, “No thanks.”

While I’ve enjoyed being challenged by others, I find it difficult to invite one blogger over another, so if you would like to join in please accept this invitation to share your favorite quotes.  Thank you Amy at The World is a Book for extending an invitation.  It eases all those times in the playground when I was among the last to be chosen to be on a team.  _()_

Lumix GX85  f/7.1   1/320 s   32 mm   ISO 200

A valuable resource for those who have an interest in expanding their understanding of street photography can be found at the  Streets of Nuremberg.  His intention is to to give back to those who have given him so much by offering  a “one stop resource pool” where photographers can find free tips, tutorials, inspirations and everything else.

The above image was created (with a bit of awkward anxiety) using Streets of Nuremberg’s Photography Quick Tip 1 for photographing inconspicuously; that is,

Line up in the general direction of your subject, raise the camera and shoot something behind or above him/her. Absolutely avoid eye contact, best look through the viewfinder of your camera. Bring the camera down, pretending to check the image you just took on the LCD back screen of your camera, your finger still on the shutter, still avoiding any eye contact with your subject. Instead of checking the image you just have taken above or behind your subject, compose your shot with your subject through the LCD back screen of our camera and shoot the “real” picture.  Do not (!) check the photograph you’ve just taken, instead raise the camera again and “redo” the first shot behind or above the subject. Repeat as needed. And  don’t blush 😉

“Thinking back then…we were just at that age when we knew a few things about ourselves – about who we were, how we were different from… – but hadn’t yet understood what any of it meant…by the time a moment like that comes along, there’s a part of you thats been waiting…there’s a whisper going at the back of your head… So you’re waiting, even if you don’t quite know it, waiting for the moment when you realize that you really are different…”

~Never Let Me Go, Kazud Ishiguro


While walking through an area in Fort Collins, Colorado known as  “Old Town.” I was guided with an intention to be open to whatever offered an unique perspective.  It is my thought that this reflective image of a building’s entrance fits Robyn’s ‘See Differently’ challenge.