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Photography: Emotional Time Encapsulation

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posted on Jul, 7 2011 @ 04:01 AM

Photography: Emotional Time Encapsulation

The beauty of photography has always intrigued and fascinated me ever since I can remember.
I absolutely adore the concept of freezeframing a moment in time so you can cherish and share
that moment with people who were not there when the picture was taken.

You can really see the emotion in the faces of people when observing a photograph.
Here we can see an elderly couple who look extremely content with being in the presence of each other. They have probably been together a long time and their happiness at that moment in time can radiate forever thanks to the invention of photography

Here we have a newly wed couple. The woman looks happy, that is easy to tell but what about the man? Is that an adoring gaze? A look of relief upon realising that he has finally found the woman he can spend the rest of his life with? Or maybe an attempt at covering up the feeling of despair after he begins to realise he's trapped forever?

A mother and her child shortly after giving birth. The exhausted look on her face almost rivals the look of ecstasy and relief at having popped out a healthy baby.

Look at the absolute joy and wonder radiating from these kids faces and body language.
Pictures like this always make me look back and almost regret growing up and losing my innocence.

But unfortunately its not all sunshine and rainbows....

The despair, agony and confusion on this poor child's face shoots out of this photo like lava from a volcano. Why is there no food? Why can't you, my mother and protector provide me with the essentials for my survival?

Its not all good but I hope I have given you some insight into how I view photography and perhaps made you look at photographs in a different light! Photographs really do capture the emotions of a person and unlike videos you can analyse photographs at a more leisurely pace, giving you more insight into the psychology and emotion of the person being photographed.

I would like to end this thread not only by thanking Joseph Nicephore and Alhazen for making this beautiful technology a reality but also by posting a picture of me wearing one of my female friends cardigans after quite a few beers. For you all to laugh at.

I welcome anyone who wants to post any pictures of themselves being a pleb or just any pictures in general! Hope you enjoyed the read.

posted on Jul, 7 2011 @ 07:32 AM

Originally posted by TechUnique
The beauty of photography has always intrigued and fascinated me ever since I can remember.

I welcome anyone who wants to post any pictures of themselves being a pleb or just any pictures in general! Hope you enjoyed the read.
Some ATS members have posted some beautiful photographs in this thread:

Photography of ATS Members

Check it out, there are some amazing photos there if you like that kind of art, which by the way, the topic of this thread is not about the science and technology of photography, so this thread probably belongs in the same forum as the thread on "Photography of ATS Members".

posted on Jul, 7 2011 @ 08:38 AM

Nice Thread, I love these types

Anyz... Here is one I took of a friend who is about to be become a father!

Could do with a contrast bump but I thought I'd leave it in it's original state.

It's blurry and spur of the moment but still Interesting.

edit on 7-7-2011 by Tripple_Helix because: pic too lrg

posted on Jul, 7 2011 @ 09:44 AM
I might post something someday but I need a new monitor or my colors is off and I cant see the contrast properly either. I have thousands of photos waiting to be processed

posted on Jul, 7 2011 @ 11:48 AM
reply to post by Tripple_Helix

Nice photo!
Captured a truly magical moment.

posted on Jul, 7 2011 @ 12:05 PM
I also enjoy photography, but along different lines - landscape photography.

I enjoy hiking and climbing in the Sierra Nevada, which John Muir called the Range of Light.

The way I look at it, in The Sierra, Mother Nature is constantly creating some of the most beautiful artwork, in the form of a sunset behind a jagged peak, or in alpenglow lighting up a stark granite cliff at dawn, or a turquoise blue alpine lake nestled in some haning valley, or in a fiery, glowing, and unusual cloud formation called the Sierra Wave.

If I am really lucky, I'll get to be there when she is creating her artwork and I get to snap a picture of it to share with others.

Here are some photos done by a professional, Galen Rowell. Hope you enjoy looking through them

Galen Rowell

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