Black & White Sunday: Still Life

This weeks Black & White Sunday photo challenge at Paula’s place Lost In Translation is: Still Life. I took a few shots yesterday that I thought may fit this theme so I decided to give it a try. When I “thought” this I had not yet downloaded the pictures I took yet. I had used an old film camera lens, a Minolta MD 28mm F2.8 lens, adapted to my Sony A37 and natural light for the captures. When I downloaded them I noticed something: The images that I captured did not look the same as the one I saw through the viewfinder. *Sigh*  I guess age, not technology , has caught up with me and my ever changing vision. That is the “front” story now for the back story.

There is a Angel I have displayed on my bookshelf that states “Friends are like Angles  you do not have to see them to know they are there.” My Mom had a love for Angel figurines. After she died I gave all her’s away as way of paying tribute to the way she gave of herself. Last year I bought this one to honor her and the friendship we developed after she raised me to be a man. Like life itself, not all things are in focus but we must march on till they are.

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5 thoughts on “Black & White Sunday: Still Life

  1. This is a beautiful thought, John, and I liked how you described your relationship with your mother after you had grown up. When I opened this image, I wasn’t one bit concerned or puzzled why the face is not in focus. On the contrary – It’s an angel, and angels usually have no faces, but wings to raise us when we are about to fall. This is lovely, and I’ll cherish it. Have a good week!

  2. Well I think it looks lovely, one wing sharply focused, the other in the dark and with the diamond sparkle. The softly focused face and the black background. Perfect. And a lovely background story too.

    • I am glad you liked it. I liked it as well though it was not the perfect capture I sought. I decided to post it because of the story behind it and felt others could benefit from it in spite of the less than perfect capture.
      Thanks for the kind words.
      Peace~John

  3. A beautiful image John-my mother loved angels as well and we ended up giving away some of her favorites to close friends of hers-the black and white here really works wonderfully and the light is terrific!

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