Wednesday, January 22, 2014


I love this photo. This is one photo that might be better than the actual moment. I have noticed that, of my photos, I tend to favor the ones that nobody else notices. 

13 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Very nice, Jen.

Rita said...

Really cool.

Duckys here said...

This is one photo that might be better than the actual moment
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We always make the camera lie.

Thersites said...

The dog has an "aura" ;)

Jen Nifer said...

Thank you, AOW. I took it with my grandmother's camera. I think that camera makes magical photos. ;-)

Jen Nifer said...

Hi Rita! Thank you. How's Florida?

Jen Nifer said...

Ducky, if we "always" make the camera lie, then 99% of my photos lie in the wrong direction. It's very rare that a photo is better than the actual moment.

I know you've said this before, and you explain with the physical impossibility of stopping motion, etc. But I'm saying that my photos hardly ever show the joy, love, tenderness, etc of the moment. I guess that's a lie in favor of less life. (I can't find the words to describe it.)

Are you saying that the simple nature of a photo is a lie? In that there is ALWAYS more going on outside of the frame? (traffic, news stories, scandals) not to mention what's going on inside of the subject that we will never know. I understand this. That makes sense to me.

It's simpler than I was trying to make it.

Jen Nifer said...

He's the most awesome dog, FJ. He keeps my feet warm at night. ;-)

Duckys here said...


Are you saying that the simple nature of a photo is a lie? In that there is ALWAYS more going on outside of the frame?

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Or less.

Duckys here said...



All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth. ~Richard Avedon

Duckys here said...


Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be. ~Duane Michals

Rita said...

Gonna be 78 here today. The high at home will be 4. Let me think a minute. Yep, 74 degree difference. I take every chance I get to rub it in to all my friends and family on fb.

Jen Nifer said...

Rita! You're honery! ;-) it's 39* here and that's about cold enough for me. But then I'll complain when it's 100* in July. ..