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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thank You Stanislav Petrov

"Peace" is the Theme this week..So how to photograph it? Surely it's more than an absence.Maybe it's the look  of contentment ? I suppose we are always in transit.....we know the moment will pass.But this photo (taken by my late Mum) tries to defy the moment.Looking at it now,it still work for me.It's not vemödalen  to me.
Although I do remember the circumstances behind the image. The four of us had been walking through this olive grove/marble ruin. I noticed the neat dappled- effect of the sunshine on the leaves.
I gave the camera to my Mum & composed the picture accordingly!
 Chris ,you can see, is shouting & gesturing to Me Mam to make sure she points the camera in the right direction!
1990.Zante.Greece: Me & Cathy & Chris.

This is a Sepia Saturday post.



Perhaps follow the link below? We have this  Russian to thank for our memories:our children:our sepia images ........
Thank You Stanislav Petrov
Станисла́в Евгра́фович Петро́в;

14 comments:

Brian Miller said...

what a cool and rather haunting pic in sepia....will be joining in peace day on saturday

Kristin said...

This picture is definitely not vemödalen.

Gail Perlee said...

It is truly a lovely photograph. It does really look so peaceful there.

Alan Burnett said...

There is a wonderful quality about that photograph. And thanks for telling me the story of Stanislav - I had not come across it before. I will be raising a pint of bitter in his honour at the pub tonight.

Little Nell said...

Thank you for the Stanislav story and thank you for the lovely picture.

Anne Young said...

A lovely memory to hold on to :)

Wendy said...

The sepia photo does indeed seem to capture "peace." Love the word and concept "vemodalen."

Deb Gould said...

What a unique photo! Your sister's white dress seems a white flag for peace...

Boobook said...

Thanks for the link to the Petrov page.

Sharon said...

Lol. I looked up vemodalen before getting to the bottom of the post and the meaning!

Yes what beautiful lighting and a wonderful photo.

Tom said...

there is probably no original thought or sentence or image left in the world... but it's all new to me. Keep on taking those snapshots!

Mike Brubaker said...

A fine photo and connection to words and history. I don't think memory comes in color but instead shimmers in a kind of colorized sepia tone.

Jill M Hodgson said...

Wow.... the importance of believing in your own judgement, eh? Amazing story.

Well I also thank you for the word vermodalen, now I can correctly identify my enemy.

Love the photograph and your back story, all very thought provoking.

TICKLEBEAR said...

The camera is a story teller,
reinterpreting a moment stolen from the flow of time.
Lovely one here!!
:)~
HUGZ