A picture says a 1000 words has got to be a saying that just about everyone on the planet has heard at least once in their lives. For the most part, I have to agree with this saying. As a writer, I know that I can use as many or as few words as I want to describe a scene or a person, and yet those who pursue the visual arts are able to capture more than that from a single image.
I have always been jealous of photographers and those that can capture those perfect moments in time. My fiance loves to remind me that I have a knack for taking blurry pictures and I know I can only blame my phone’s camera for some of those images – and the rest I would love to blame on the blurs that are my nieces and nephews however others seem to be able to get snapshots of the kids without them being so out of focus they are nearly unrecognisable as people.
I spend quite a bit of my time on open source platforms like Pexels and am also impressed by the images that I see. A selection of today’s favourites are below.
All of those lights are people and I wonder about their stories. Are they on the way home from the office? Driving towards something? Driving away from something?
Who are the couple in this image? Is it a quiet moment that they didn’t realise was captured?
This image has got to be one of my favourites of the week. The lone boat out on the sea reminds me of one of my all time favourite books, Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea.”
Do you have any images that speak to you? A picture that begs you to ask its story?