Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thematic Photographic 89 - At rest

Sleepy girl
Laval, QC, August 2009

I've chosen "at rest" as this week's Thematic Photographic theme because images like this remind me to slow things down and appreciate the small stuff. Our everyday life is so dominated by things that move and attract our attention that everything else seems to fade into the background. And get ignored.

To wit, we had gone out to dinner this evening, and while cameras snapped furiously during the meal as the kids did whatever kids do, the photographic equipment was largely invisible by the time dessert was done. It's in between moments like this, though, that seem to present the greatest opportunity for capturing something different. It may not have the energy of a more conventional moment. But it may yet have an energy, a spirit all its own.

On a somewhat more practical basis, photos of people, places and things at rest are simply easier to take because you don't have to chase a wiggly anything around. You've got all the time in the world.

Your turn: We've got an entire week to share "at rest" moments. Simply post a similarly-themed photo to your blog, then pop back here and paste the link into a comment. For more background on how TP works, please click here.


Amanda Moore said...

Carmi she looks so peaceful. Our children are our most beautiful subjects! You caught her at the perfect moment I hope most of her moments in life are this peaceful.

mine is here

Cloudia said...

Lovely shot!

Aloha, Friend

Comfort Spiral said...

One of my favourite words of the moment, Rest.

Here is Mine

hapzydeco said...

Megan at rest on her Grandmother.

Anonymous said...

Oh, to have the ability to look and feel peaceful in the midst of a busy day!

Glennis said...

That's a lovely shot. I like her painted fingernails just glimpsed.

I have a restful shot up -

Peg Cherre said...

Cats spend most of their lives resting. Mine is doing so, a well earned rest after a traumatic week of being very ill.

bripolo12 said...

I love the picture of your daughter, she is beautiful. Here is my photo for this challenge, I followed in your footsteps, I just can't resist the beautiful faces of my boys, especially when they are sleepy and peacful.

Ben said...

Unstressed dude, Englewood Beach,Fl

Peg Cherre said...

Although I've rarely done more than one entry in a week, I guess this week's challenge inspired me.

Here's my second.

Mona Sweden said...

She looks very peaceful. A mini pause in a stressful world.
Here is mine: On a hot summer day you have no energy to do anything but take it easy.