Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece


An interesting theme this week – I had to think a little about what to post.  I finally decided on the photo below – not because it is a masterpiece in itself but to me it is reminisient of the Mona Lisa.  The serene look on the woman’s face and the gently crossed hands bring a sense of calm and peace to me – I’m anxious to hear what you all think.

My "Mona LIsa"

My “Mona LIsa”

The photo was taken in Fiji during a nature hike in the jungle.  We wandered upon a corrugated metal building that some farmers were living in and there she was.  I only had a second to catch her mood  and was unable to frame her without the overhanging branches in the picture – but I always enjoy it and it brings me back to that quiet moment every time I look at it – maybe thats the definition of masterpiece.

26 responses

  1. Like this interpretation…

    July 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    • SensiSilat, Thank you I appreciate your comments – especially after looking through some of your photos!

      July 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

  2. I like that you have shown that the serenity of the Mona Lisa can be seen in the faces of other women.

    July 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    • Thanks Colline – I’m glad that I’m not the only one who can see it.

      July 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  3. Beautiful picture. I love it.

    July 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm

  4. I especially like the way the window is framing her. Did you pose her or was she there and you happened to capture it?

    July 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    • Tina – She was totally natural and oblivious that I was even there. Pretty much anything you see on my blog is candid – not that I’m against posing, but I just don’t enjoy do that kind of photography…..

      July 28, 2013 at 8:59 am

  5. Very nice, you captured the expression very well.

    July 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    • Thanks Indira – her expression just had such an impact on me, I was privileged to have been there and to capture it

      July 28, 2013 at 9:01 am

  6. Lovely shot, Scott!

    July 28, 2013 at 10:31 am

    • Thanks Stefano – I enjoyed scanning through your photos – well done!

      July 28, 2013 at 4:58 pm

  7. autisticaplanet

    This woman exudes quiet beauty and strength. She reminds me much of my mother as a young woman; those qualities-even now. Wonderful capture.

    July 29, 2013 at 2:01 am

    • Thanks Allison – glad I could help bring back some of those recollections.

      July 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm

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  12. i think you captured a masterpiece moment…very calm and eye appealing. ♥

    July 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    • Thanks Sunshine – I’m glad it had that same effect on you…

      July 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      • 🙂

        July 31, 2013 at 3:55 am

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  15. Really cool publish, highly informative and creatively-written..Good Job

    July 31, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    • Eliot – thank you so much. I appreciate the nice feedback!

      August 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

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