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Fleeting. After reading Danielle’s post on the philosophy of photography — and her thoughts on taking photos to help us be…

Image courtesy of Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Image courtesy of Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Image courtesy of Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Fleeting. After reading Danielle’s post on the philosophy of photography — and her thoughts on taking photos to help us be more present and mindful — I’ve been thinking a lot about the fleeting moments in our days, and in our lives. The quiet, precious moments between the ones we love. A hummingbird in the backyard, among the blossoms. Chalk art on the sidewalk, with broken bits of colorful chalk left there, by the kids in the neighborhood. Or perhaps a glimpse into a rare occasion: A friend who never dances, grooving around on the dance floor. Forty-thousand fans cheering in a stadium, after a pitcher hits a grand slam. Or the sight of a double rainbow.

Fleeting may also make you think of movement and change. I took the photograph above near the Alexanderplatz train station in Berlin, Germany, one evening. It’s a busy station, and I enjoyed standing in one spot for a while, watching the trains — and street life of Berlin — pass me by.

cheri lucasIN A NEW POST CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PICTURE THAT MEANS FLEETING TO YOU.

Some ideas to get you started:

  • Observing nature and capturing a quiet, special moment.
  • Experimenting with shots of movement.
  • Taking a snapshot of someone deep in thought (or alternatively, in mid-action).
  • Exploring a place that’s transient in nature (airports, stations, streets, etc.).

We think this theme is open to many interpretations and look forward to seeing what you come up with!

–Cheri

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  1. Hi, lovely lovely theme this week – will be back later with a post.
    Just wanted to say – and sorry to be a downer – but there are obviously so many people who love these Weekly Photo Prompts and are participating and doing good work, but we never see them in the Freshly Pressed section.
    I, for one, would love to be introduced to some of the great photographers using WordPress in the Freshly Pressed section.
    Okay – off to find something fleeting… Kat

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