Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tea time in London

Spot of tea?
London, ON, November 2007 [Click to embiggen]

The room was filled with friends and family. They'd come to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah, and were now gathering one last time for brunch before going their separate ways home. The background buzz of smiling voices sharing a recent, happy memory was accompanied by the clatter of plates from the buffet tables. It was a happy, relaxed sound.

I was using my camera to capture faces I hadn't seen in months or years, and possibly wouldn't see again for a similar length of time. And in the middle of it all, I saw a single cup and saucer on an empty table. Somehow, I thought this captured the warmth and light that pervaded the room.

Your turn: When a picture of an event isn't a picture of the event at all. Please discuss.

One more thing: More bar mitzvah entries are posted here, here and here.


Lee Ann said...

You are very good at what you do!
Have a great week.
Lee Ann

Pearl said...

All pictures are about tone and color to express space and light and mood.

Like the tranquil mood and intense shadows of the cup.

lisa's chaos said...

Love that shot and how neat the it represents a room full of people!

A picture summing up and event. . . I'm thinking. . . I think I'll go with this photo http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/403050317_8eeb8090df.jpg (outside of hospital) from the night I became a grandma.

Joy T. said...

Well goodness, I thought I heard my name there for a minute :o) Love this picture. So perfect and exactly how I like the atmosphere when I drink my tea. That is, like this and not all the people around.

Kerri said...

I immediately thought of Audrey Hepburn when I saw this shot.
Simple yet elegant! (both this shot and Audrey)

I actually have a picture from my weekend in Baltimore (last weekend) that isn't a shot of Baltimore at all..... but it is my favorite of the weekend. I'll be posting it later today or maybe tomorrow..... sort of ties in to what you are saying.... a picture of an event but not the event itself.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I always have tons of these-
But I remember the rest of the scene... luckily!