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08-DEC-2005 Ana Carloto

Time to think

This photo of my sister taken yesterday at a cafe with my still faithful Kodak,
made me think about the fact that last year around this time I was going through
the manual of this camera, trying to see how it worked... My free times were still
devoted to painting and drawing and I was far from expecting that the little camera
that I was holding, in my hands was about to change my life forever and in such
amazing ways that I could never have imagined possible...
How can a little camera change one's life so much?

Kodak DX7630
1s f/2.8 at 8.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Guest 10-Nov-2007 15:38
Timeless could be rom any era..great image.
Maxim Zaretsky27-Jun-2007 14:18
strong image! V
Martha Albuquerque07-Dec-2006 10:06
wow wow wow!!! brillant, Ana. V
Guest 15-May-2006 17:23
Beauuuuuuuuuuuuutiful ana .
Guest 15-May-2006 17:14
Beauuuuuuuuuuuuutiful ana .
Chris Sofopoulos11-Apr-2006 19:37
Love this crop Ana! A big vote.
Rob Rosetti09-Mar-2006 17:09
Beautiful image, i like the crop and the shadows on the left. Roberto
Rene Hales14-Dec-2005 17:18
Fantastic image. The crop is spot on! So glad you take and post images that make me stop and think.--Rene
shatterbug13-Dec-2005 06:27
Ana, you do marvelous work with your cameras, this being another fine example!
Roe..11-Dec-2005 03:25
perfectly framed..
...duncan10-Dec-2005 21:57
Excellent crop and negative space leading into the main subject. There is a great sense of pause in the photo. Well done.
Guest 10-Dec-2005 13:39
Hi Ana, from your intrude I gather you´re new in pics, you are from paint.
In my opinion, paint still has its place, photograph is sort of cousin, but they both can live together. The pleasure in paint, IMO, is far greater than in pics, because in paint we do all. But , paint is not , could not be an option, but a Gods´s gift.
Phil Douglis10-Dec-2005 04:30
Powerful crop, Ana. By drawing the edge through her face, you make her presence seem temporary -- as if she will soon get up and leave us. You make much of the camera itself in your caption, but as Sammy said, the cameras you use are really quite secondary to the skill and vision of the woman who uses them. To measure the changes in your life by a camera is absurd -- the great changes in your life and vision have come because of your own passion, intelligence, curiosity, daring, and skill. The tools are incidental.
Chris10-Dec-2005 04:12
Excellent vignetting and, again, I like that you capture motion, making the photo 'breathe'
Guest 10-Dec-2005 00:03
Fallen again from the frame of a momento.It is unfair my Dear, that pleasure is as air that leaks away from our grasp.I try to hold it as my breath like a balloon swelling full and dizzy.But inextricably I am punished to let go,at the last chance.Because there is no control.Just lament in knowing that we must exhale into the next second.But I do not want to.For fear of losing you and our heartness.Do you think it is wrong of me for wanting to die right now in the greatest of love of being with you? Rather than gamble in the uncertainty of you turning away in the next glance? I am not a scarf wrapping warm security.I am not a mirror pretending to look perfectly into your being.I am frankly diseased with a shadow that uncolors the realness of this slippery present.Surely you must believe me to be insane when I talk of these things.But I only want you to hold me through the moments, the moments that I am afraid that you might not be there.

~ Piercing intimate mood of dissolving ambience. I totally adore your talent :) V!~
Sean Blumenhein09-Dec-2005 19:22
Guest 09-Dec-2005 19:21
Ainda bem que que existiu o contacto com a Kodak...

Agora podemos gozar estas fotos fantásticas... ... quase diariamente...
grafix7209-Dec-2005 13:54
How very life changing even with my camera came when I got my DSLR. I can't imagine time now when I don't have my camera with me. You have made good use of this little camera and I agree with Sammy it's not the equipment it's definately the photographer :).
jude09-Dec-2005 10:59
Love this old time camera shot... the fade to black on the side..the little peek into her being.
Sam_C09-Dec-2005 10:51
Cool shot, Ana! Yes, that little Kodak in YOUR hands really impressed me when the first time stumbled upon your galleries, and it still does. You are proof that it really is the photographer, not just the equipment. By the way, I think you may have found your next great model, and she's sitting there having coffee with you :-)
Pepe Zyman09-Dec-2005 09:47
I'm glad you got that little camera! You did and still doing wonders with it!
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