Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Unexpected Moments

I learned, very quickly, just how boring travel pictures can be. Even I was getting bored from the other side of the lens. I had to make an effort to not be gah gah over every cool building and landmark - but be a child/artist behind the lens - keeping an eye out for the unexpected moments happening in famous and overly photographed places.


... like this ...


... maybe you know where these photos were taken without having to scroll down .....


... what I think I captured here was a magical moment in time at a magical place ...


... that also happens to be a world famous city landmark ...
The Sydney Opera House

photos nicked without my permission are a sad commentary on your own lack of imagination
I say this tongue in cheek
but seriously .... just ask first

9 comments:

ooglebloops said...

Beautiful photos!!! Timing is everything!!!

Annette Q said...

Definitely magical! The one with the girl kneeling down looking up at her balloon is precious ;-)

Elizabeth said...

I knew exactly where you were -- and then the beautiful balloon. A combination of timing, chance and your terrific "eye."

Renee Howell said...

I recognized the tiles in the photo immediately! Nice capture with the balloon! Way to be aware of the intimate space in a public venue

Terri Kahrs said...

How serendipitous to have captured such a magical moment! LOVE it! Hugs, Terri xoxo

elk said...

oh how I love this series....Australia...that is where you went?

Kimmie said...

yes ELK - Australia - can you believe it!?!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

it IS magic and I'm not surprised YOU found it!

Odd Chick said...

i want to be a better photographer and i so get what you said about boring travel pictures. thanks for giving me ideas and inspiration on how to dramatize my photos