We have all heard the phrase …. it was included as lyrics in a favorite song from my love-struck teen years, if you “google” it about 89 million entries pop up. As a photographer, I have been living that phrase with each click of my shutter for the past 40 some years. But to be realistic, not all photos are WORTH all those words, are they?
In the spring Hubby, Pup and I were weary of being cooped up indoors and embarked on a Saturday outing to see some local Pdx sites … the Tram at OHSU, Old Town Portland, and the Saturday Market. Oh, and a trip to the camera store, for my birthday. Hubby got me a brand new lens. Naturally I had to try it out !
Back to the phrase, and the value of words and/or photos …. After shooting from the tram, in the streets, macro close ups at the Market, lots of pics of each other … I downloaded everything the next day. As I was clicking thru my shots from the day, one photo made me pause to look more closely, and really SEE what the story was. And I found the value of a thousand words in this picture.
This week I decided to take the time and do some editing on the image, and possibly have a print made for my home. There is a personal attachment to this photo and the story, for sure. Nonetheless, I want to share the story that this single photo speaks.
I have three different crop treatments for your viewing, and realize that each one seems to change the story, just a bit ….
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