La petite fille du parc
The little girl in the park
I just...LOVE this genuine innocence and this purity.
Too bad it fades with time...good luck little one,
we live in a crazy world.
(she had striking blue eyes)
Are naturally curious
I love how candid
they always are...
Taken near a lavender field.
Une rivière, l'automne et des garçons...
Il y avait sur la rivière ces taches blanches dispersées, en mouvement.
Très unique et fascinant.
Un jour nouveau...
Le 22 avril 2012
Nous avons célébré le jour de la terre
Cette adorable petite fille était
sur les épaules solides de son papa
participant malgré elle à cette journée mémorable.
Pour le reste de la manifestation
il faudra revenir vers la galerie
qui est en construction.
Going back to “basics” - Five ways that “kick started” my own photography…
1. This little girl is undeniably focused in a fixed way, busy discovering her world.
2. Something caught her attention and it became her focal point for a moment.
3. That little girl reminds me of when I was her age and about my curiosity
for my world and how I started to appreciate light and shadow,
things that are part of my universe, exploration and discoveries
4. Nothing will disturb her, not even her mother who is standing by.
5. She has one single "aperture" for now and it is to live in the moment.
(Challenge: 5 ways kick starting photography)
Way to go little one!
She should be able to have hope...
As i was..
i saw the brother and sister
adopting the same position,
mirroring each other.
I slowed down a bit, they noticed me
and were not too sure if they should smile
i pressed the shutter ;)).
I thought it was cute
and just...perfect for the challenge!
Then i winked and smiled at them
and they did smile back.
Their mother (outside the frame here)
was busy unlocking the door...she did not see me
and that was it.
This lasted few seconds, i am lucky sometimes
and i would not even remember the name of the street.
Somewhere...in the vastitude of Montréal.
(drive by shooting...)
Our own version of the yellow brick road...
On the path of discoveries...
It is in a house and in the garden, it feels like home and it is in my extended town.
I live in a small part of our country where “art” plays an important role
for lots of people but mainly for the many artisans of our region,
who take advantage of this special month in the summer.
There is always something new happening in this happy place.
This year, near the “Jardin de Silice”, they started a walk of fame,
made of hand prints of the pioneers artisans and pieces of their work
in the sidewalk, creating a very original mosaic.
Visiting that garden has become an annual “rendez-vous”
for whoever can appreciate and buy art.
A must in summer time.
So, as I was walking at a snail's pace through the garden,
(can’t do much better than that still)
I barely had time to quickly capture
the magical instant where this little girl discovered
how different that sidewalk was…
Perhaps she will come back again or maybe not.
Will she remember that moment? I doubt it
but…this instant was a gift for me and i enjoyed it.
This walk of fame will continue to grow,
like her, in more than one way.
Some sort of a yellow brick road for artisans…
in the marvellous private land of a pottery artist,
where once a year, since the past 23 years, the door opens to all…
This will become a new landmark
that will remain…hidden 11 months a year.
In the village, year long, this house has already become
since a long time a landmark
referred to as the place
where people can see the 1001 pots… ;)).
challenge: Hometown landmark.