thread the eye

thread the eye

 

Our eye must constantly measure, evaluate. We alter our perspective by a slight bending of the knees; we convey the chance meeting of lines by a simple shifting of our heads a thousandth of an inch. We compose almost at the same time we press the shutter, and in placing the camera closer or farther from the subject, we shape the details.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson said that

23 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Harryreply
May 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm

your quote is a perfect accompaniment for your photo. A slight shift in angle or distance would render this a boring mess.

Michael Rawlukreply
May 8, 2018 at 7:52 pm

That s really nice. An exploration of a strange new world.

Elaine Hancockreply
May 8, 2018 at 8:05 pm

A wonderful quote and so true! A magnificent macro image!

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
May 8, 2018 at 11:21 pm

Brilliant photograph, Sherri! One of your best!

lislreply
May 8, 2018 at 11:47 pm

How true is that quote – I often just move a little and get something quite different. I think you have done that with this picture, and chosen your best?

Ginniereply
May 8, 2018 at 11:53 pm

What the quote reminds me of, Sherri, is how every “thousandth of an inch” really does give witness to a different story. Fabulous.

Jean-Luc T.reply
May 9, 2018 at 2:20 am

Excellent. Une découverte!

Elaine-reply
May 9, 2018 at 2:29 am

your pictures and your quotes make me feel happy… you must be a Christian 🙂

Martine Liboutonreply
May 9, 2018 at 3:01 am

Magnifique ta photo et très belle citation !

grouserreply
May 9, 2018 at 4:23 am

Nicely abstracted

mhelenereply
May 9, 2018 at 4:51 am

A photo and a text very inspiring

Graciel·lareply
May 9, 2018 at 5:17 am

Absolutely !
A picture paints a thousand words. (or,..”Every picture tells a story.” Rod Srewart quote)

Maria-linareply
May 9, 2018 at 6:06 am

Que c’est beau, superbe! Bise, bonne journée dans la joie!

Willemreply
May 9, 2018 at 7:02 am

A lovely result in fine monochrome.

Nicoureply
May 9, 2018 at 8:20 am

Ce blanc cette finesse et douceur quelle vue quel effet sueprbe.
amitié

ruthiebearreply
May 9, 2018 at 9:37 am

SO very true. Beautiful curves and I like the graceful feel.

Stevenreply
May 9, 2018 at 12:01 pm

There’s a real sense of elegance in this capture!! I love its abstract appeal as well.

Stevereply
May 9, 2018 at 12:21 pm

A lovely image with this brilliant DOF.

Tomreply
May 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Interesting image – but I’ve no idea what it is!

Bill Phillipsreply
May 9, 2018 at 2:07 pm

This is a fine picture Sherri. It looks like a flower but I suspect it might not be!

Dianereply
May 9, 2018 at 10:28 pm

such an intriguing photo and the quote is so very true and made a fine example with your pairing.

claudio maurireply
May 10, 2018 at 11:14 am

A delicate knot of love

Ayushreply
April 26, 2019 at 8:14 pm

excellent composition, Sherri

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