Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Photography: I see...

I love the moment right before a Spring storm. It can be both frightening and beautiful. It's a testament signifying the greatness of the Creator. (This photo was taken in Silver Spring near New Hampshire Ave.)

It's always great to observe the public during my commute on the subway. This woman seems to be staring at her book while daydreaming.

I have finally recovered from the cold bug! I intend to fall back into my routine of writing and taking photos. Thank you all for your well wishes. **smile** Peace~

13 comments:

NML said...

Welcome back my friend. I do that sometimes - daydream even though I should be reading. Glad to hear you're better :-)

Stephen Bess said...

nml-
What's happening! Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day. :)

the prisoner's wife said...

hey Stephen,

i was wondering what the heck happened. i knew u were sick, but good lawd...i thought u had ebola or something (smile).

glad you're back & feeling better. now...start some debates and jump into some. i have a pretty decent post up now.

Bougie Black Boy said...

bougieblackboywhew, about time! We missed you....

gnightgirl said...

Love the pics. The yellow hue in the storm makes it both ominous and bright, an interesting contrast. I'm also drawn to the girl twisting her hair. Nice shot.

I'm curious: When you take public pix are you surreptitious, or do you just whip out the camera and start taking photos of people? Do you use your flash? I'm often unsure of etiquette here, afraid someone will smash my camera.

Stephen Bess said...

p wife-
Haa haa! No, I'm fine. Thanks for checking on me. :)

SEJ-
What's up! I'll have to check with you to see how things went.

Stephen Bess said...

gnight-
Thanks! I guess that I am a bit surreptitious because I don't use my flash. In this case, I used the natural sunlight. My digital camera is so quiet and small that few pay attention. However, I don't take pictures of a person's face or body at close range without them knowing unless it is a crowd or social gathering. I'm careful not to violate anyone's privacy.

UARIDI said...

So glad you are better. Thank God and Sissy for looking after you. Were you a good patient?

Ananda said...

love the photo and the words. glad you are feeling renewed. flow as you were meant to .. natural ... i love the words you use ... rock on brothalove. capture the essence of the soul in the universe.
paz, ananda

Stephen Bess said...

uaridi-
:) Yes, I was a good patient. I just did what I was told. lol. I don't want trouble! :)

ananda-
Thank you. I'm going to do just what you prescribed. :)By the way, that new picture is interesting.

nosthegametoo said...

I like your pictures, you have a great eye.

I like watching people read on trains too.

Ananda said...

hey i didn't see the subway photo yesterday. nice one. life on the metro. interesting. daydreaming is a nice thing to do, but sometimes the dream can be so good that you miss your stop... ya know ... the new photo is a lotus flower . it symbolizes the jewel within each soul. very tibetan buddhist of me... enjoy the day... om mani pademe hum - loosely translated this sanskrit chant means om and salutations to the jewel within our souls... OMMMMMMM and paz to you, ananda - afrolatina tibetan buddhist sista

Stephen Bess said...

game-
thanks! I really enjoy snappin'.

ananda-
Thank you so much. You know, I can't help think of Tina Turner whenever you write me. It's called limited exposure. :)