Friday, August 31, 2012

photo friday: gentle

Gentle: boy on couch. New York. © 2012 Amber Schley Iragui
New York City © 2012 Amber Schley Iragui

Gentle: feather on the beach. Spring Lake, New Jersey, © 2012 Amber Schley Iragui
Spring Lake, New Jersey. © 2012 Amber Schley Iragui


Gentle: London Plane tree and shrub, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York. © 2012 Amber Schley Iragui
London Plane tree, Wave Hill, New York . © 2012 Amber Schley Iragui


"The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks."
                                                                                                                                     —Tennessee Williams 

Photo Friday themes are posted at the top of the right hand column on my blog. Next week's theme is red, and the following week is fragments.

8 comments:

Molly Sabourin said...

Amber, these are gorgeous! The light, the tones, the texture, the compositions - utterly artistic. My favorite is the first one of your son. I love his peaceful expression and how the light falls directly on his face and body. Well done!

Mark Janssen said...

The first and last images are absolutely wonderful.

On an other matter, last week I could not enter the "correct" not-a-robot-proof despite multiple attempts. (I liked the Brooklyn shot.) Perhaps my dyslexia, or my cataracts, are getting in the way. I will try again this week.

Manuela said...

These are gorgeous. I like how it is not just the objects that express gentleness, but especially the tones of these black and white images. Beautiful.

Julia said...

Amber, the photos are beautiful and express gentleness and I would say softness. The quote also is so powerful.

Julia said...

Also: I know I am so stuck on John O'Donohue, but the top photo also reminds me so much of his discussion of the body in Anam Cara. He says the human body is "luminous" and defends its goodness.

A M B E R said...

Thank you all! The first photo turned out so well. I took it this Thursday in an attempt to get a gentle shot of my son and daughter, but, really, gentleness is not one of their default expressions with each other. The photo of Ike looking at Genevieve here was far more moving than the others. I agree, Julia, he is luminous.

Liv said...

Really,Really Beautiful

Marfa said...

I ♥ the feather one...we got chickens this past year and I took a photo of 3 of their feathers: http://thescrumptiouslife.blogspot.com/2012/08/feathers.html