8.08.2007

From Far Away

On the Step
July 2007

My iTunes: Numb by Linkin Park

WOW...this has been awhile. My apologies. Hopefully it's like riding a bike! :)

I have really missed posting and I am hoping there are still a few of you out there checking to see if I am here. Craziness can't begin to explain the events of the last few weeks but things are good and I am getting settled back into life. I am looking forward to sharing more in depth soon. Thanks so much for the encouraging words, prayers and well wishes...I have yearned to be back here and sharing.

I snapped this shot in Italy. I saw this woman several times during our short stay. She was probably out first thing in the morning and then going home last. Anyhow...I took this from quite far away so I would not disturb her or make her feel uncomfortable. I am always drawn to these shots because there is no posing. It is just life...as it unfolds in front of you.

I feel to privileged to be able to witness life through my lens.

27 comments:

photowannabe said...

Anna, so happy to see you are back. I have missed you and your wonderful photography.
This picture is an entire story in one shot. Beautiful.

Lara said...

that is a wonderful photo, anna. i know exactly what you mean about witnessing life through the lens: it's a completely new perspective.

Mike said...

Anna, glad you are back! I was missing my daily dose of your photos. I am glad you get to witness life through the lens and share it with so many.

Julie Blair said...

Anna...you are truly an amazing photographer. This image has so much emotion and life in it. dang, girl still think you should frame some of your images and get them in a gallery!! I had fun doing an engagement shoot the othre night...would love to go to Italy though. So glad you are back.

Elaine said...

Anna, this is a wonderful shot! I have missed your posts and comments! I have been out of touch myself since last Friday because we hosted a Japanese student for 5 days. It was an amazing experience for my family as well as for our guest.

Awareness said...

I love your people photos the best because you are able to capture life as it is unfolding, allowing us to take it all in as well. This one is stunning Anna.

kenju said...

And Anna, we are privileged to view your world with you. This is such a poignant shot, and I like it in sepia.

kenju said...

P.S. Welcome back - just as I am leaving for 5-6 days!

Cris said...

So glad you are back, your thougths are inspiring. What a candid shot.

Shek said...

very cool shot. I love portraiture too.

JoAnn-NL said...

Hi,Nice beautiful sepia pic...
I also did not post for a while (holiday) so once we got back.... oooooow a lot to do and YES also post on my blog and make a choice:
1) photography only
2) my stories of...

I choose (2) and after that I start up my "photography only" post's on my blog.

Mark said...

Just a great one here. This lady obviously has a faith that many wish they could.

Same goes for your eye.

eurorebs said...

So beautiful!! Glad you are "back" ;) Love you.

Paula said...

Quite beautiful! The effects are stunning. The quietness of the scene is overwhelming.

bluemountainmama said...

oh, anna.... this photo stirs me. i don't really have words for it...... thank you!

Moi said...

It's such an evocative image, Anna...and am I glad that u are back :)

Moksha Gren said...

See, Anna...we're all still here.

It's an amazing shot. The shadow play and the empotion in her body language make for a very moving image.

Taylor DiVincenzo said...

It truly is a beautiful thing when you can capture life without actually having to make it ourselves...like in photoshop and such other programs. Pure beauty isn't it?

Chad Oneil said...

Cool lighting in this one.

Rosy said...

Very powerful photo, nicely done, this is my first time here.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

this has a wonderful timeless quality. it lifts me, reminds me of my grandma who used to kneel or sit quiet to pray...the light evokes a beautifully simplicity

beautiful

Joel Reynolds said...

wow - what an amazing shot!
Great stuff, Anna.

Joel

Sarch said...

A wonderful shot Anna.

Alice said...

I'm speechless... My first thought was "a grandmother praying". It's beautiful Anna.

CG said...

I saw many people like this in Venice. Your photo sums up their situation so well...

Someone in Al Ain said...

amazing picture , lots of feeling on it

Someone in Al Ain said...

amazing picture , lots of feeling on it