Sunday, July 10, 2011

waiting


This is one of my favorite pictures from my Hawaii trip, even though it's not particularly Hawaiian. When I first spotted this lady, her head was facing straight ahead. She seemed to be just enjoying the scenery, taking it all in... just being. It was a very peaceful scene, as are most of the ones I capture with my camera. But I must say I'm glad she turned her head to the side. It changes everything, don't you think? Now she's not completely content; she's alert, waiting, wondering, anticipating. This image is more like an inhale than an exhale, more like potential energy than kinetic.  And I like it.

What do you think she's waiting for?

10 comments:

Cas said...

Really like this picture, and you're right... her turning her head to the side makes it much better. She seems alert and tense. Perhaps she heard something, or saw something move near her. Or just sensed her picture being taken. :P Sea Marie

Duni said...

Brilliant!
I like the symmetry of the trees. It does feel like the lady is aware that something is going on around her. I agree with Cas' last sentence :)

Melody said...

Love this photo! The colors are fantastic and, you're right, her turning to the side makes it perfect.

LuciRae said...

Fantastic!!!

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magdamagda said...

I'm speechless- that's so beautiful!..the trees that seem to lean on each other, one of them almost on its knees...I think she's listening to their love whispers...

mademoiselle G said...

Beautiful picture, love the colors, the atmosphere, everything!

daydreamsdustbunnies said...

This is really a beautiful peaceful photo. Once in a rare moment shot. Her head turned sideways makes it perfect.

Katie King said...

I don't know, but it is funny how she is sitting all the way on the other side of the bench; makes it seem like she is waiting for someone.

kristanlynn said...

your interpretation is brilliant! i have to say, the photo spoke to me before i even read your words!

xoxo

blouse said...

this is an amazing shot! i really like the feeling you captured.

xo~jane