After the discussion on the previous post I received the following from Karma…
I’d like to share this picture with you. I never posted this picture, or did anything with it, but I was never able to delete it either. Its a moment caught this past summer of my girls doing something simple. Sarah is helping Meghan pick those tiny annoying little velcro-like weed seeds from her shirt after a silly seed-throwing “fight” with me. I don’t think they ever realized I was doing it, neither of them look at the camera. But the picture got to me somehow. Perhaps it is only because I am their mother, but I felt like it was more. Maybe a little touch of capturing that humanity you mentioned in your comment at the end of the post. Its not a spectacular photo by any stretch of the imagination, but I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Stunning. A complete narrative of a very tender moment between two sisters. It is so simple and pure a scene, yet carries the weight of humanity with the casual intimacy of the subjects.
I was so compelled with Karma’s stunning image, I just couldn’t help myself. I had to play in photoshop. Karma is kindly letting me post it along with her stunning original.
What I was trying to achieve with the slight manipulation in photoshop, was a singular focus on the narrative of Karma’s image. By removing the color, I hoped to remove distractions of greens and blues. I also hoped to make the girls the lightest part of the image therefore attracting the viewer’s eye. Lastly, I chose a sepia tone for the warm qualities to match the warm sentiment of this moment.
Either way…The Moment is in my humble opinion a brilliant shot. Thank you so much Karma for the honor of posting this here.