Monday, August 18, 2008

Time Warp




I was enjoying a cup of coffee on the bench outside Busters with my family yesterday. I noticed a beautiful, thoughtful young woman through the window, just inches from us but separated by glass. Suddenly, I saw an interesting and heartwarming reflection: my own thoughtful little daughter’s silhouette almost superimposed against the image of a lovely future version of her.

My little girl jumped up to climb in her Daddy's lap. The young woman turned away. The light changed. But this is what I captured in that passing moment.

17 comments:

Meead S. said...

That's cool! Yes, this is a shadow of her future. You'll see that day soon.

Cafe Observer said...

Laurie, Wow!! Thank God you had your cam all ready to shoot.
That is gonna be a candidate for SGV blog pic of the year. (I think the winner gets $100,000. I think I heard this somewhere but don't quote me on that!)

I know others will have time for deeper comments on this. All I can add at the moment is this also says something special about you.
btw, while you were at Busters, did you by chance look west across the Gold Line traks? What ya see?

Virginia said...

The decisive moment. That's what Bresson was trying to tell us! Well done my friend.

Hilda said...

Oh Laurie, perfect capture!

Wayne said...

You do have the gift Laurie, if there was ever any doubt.
I'm glad Virginia mentioned Henri Cartier-Bresson. I don't like picking my favourite anything but his images have probably stayed with me more than any other photographer.

Dixie Jane said...

Wonderful double exposure of sorts allowing you to see into the future. You are such a smart, talented girl.

dcs said...

Very nice shot (at first thought you were trying some jutilda manipulation) and good description of the fleeting moment captured at the end.

Sharon said...

What a great catch and good eye! I loved your explanation.

Jutilda said...

Having been there yet not having seen that, it makes me feel on one hand a total nerd, and on the other hand, completely part of the moment without having seen the same thing. It is totally symbolic to me. Is it the future? Is it a parallel univers? GOD - I'm getting way to deep. You mostly certainly have the eye, dear one. :~)

My Life In Montreal said...

This is amazing.

Knoxville Girl said...

you never know when those moments will pop up - and disappear. You have a good eye for the moment, and good instinct to take the shot.

Petrea said...

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! An overwhelmingly thoughtful, emotional shot.

Laurie said...

Thank you so much everyone. I think this is my favorite photograph that I have taken. I'm so pleased to share it and I really appreciate the kind words.

Mike -- yippee! I finally spotted Heirloom Cafe! I want to try it soon.

Eki Akhwan said...

Life and its shadows ... What a keen visual obsevation. This is great, Laurie.

Kim said...

Meead is so right. And your observations here are magical. This is a keeper, Laurie. It will stay with you.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Scott said...

I just saw a Friedlander exhibition this past weekend, this reminds me of his work, excellent shot!

David said...

Wow, I think you've captured a pic of my wife who ventures into Buster's every other day. We live up the street. Love SoPa