Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 22/06/2018

“The Decisive Moment … “


 

 

The Two Gentlemen & The Decisive Moment in a Fancy Hotel Lobbie …

 

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Celebrating Spring in UK indoors with harmonious symmetry and elaborate floral arrangements.

When photographers talk about composition,they refer to the laws of Visual Coalescence and to Gestalt Theory,which emphasizes that the Whole of anything is Greater than its Parts.

 

The Photo-Perfect moment arises …

It was Bresson’s “the Decisive Moment” concept

 

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The two gentlemen are sitting with their legs crossed,they are generously contributing to the absolute symmetry,completely unawares.
The pink trousers go with the pink roses and the blue trousers go with the blue crystal vase …

 

 “To me,photography is the simultaneous recognition,in a fraction of a second,of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.” Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) .

 

 

Life is Moments …

 

“The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.”Henry Bresson

 

 


Responses

  1. Some really intriguing words by Bresson 🙂

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    • His work was and still is very influential and motivating 🙂
      Thank you for calling in 🙂

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  2. Wonderful candid moment, captured by you. The symmetry is astounding. Great observations.

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    • It came out of the blue (rather out of the pink pink in here lol),there was no way I could say no to such a scene.Thank you so much for your lovely comment.

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  3. This is an example of the spontaneous moment. We never know what we are going to capture when we point our camera!

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    • Absolutely,dear Roslyn,sometimes I am surprised to see some shots on my computer,afterwards.But,I was so lucky with this one,at long last, I had the chance to practise Bresson’s concept.Thank you for popping over and for your insightful comments.

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  4. I am an amateur photographer who take pictures occasionally, not an expert, but I come to understand the importance of the photographer’s mind, technical skills, and the opportunistic eye he may posses, in order to take great pictures.
    Nice post Doda. 🙂

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    • So am I,dear friend,but that doesn’t mean we cannot judge the work of the proficient photographers.I mostly focus on the subject and never bother about the techniques,but this one came out quite good concerning the concept of the famous photographer and photojournalist,Henry Bresson.Thanks a million times over for your kind visit 🙂

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  5. I love the two men’s contribution without knowing it, the blue and pink pants matching to the roses and vase. You have a good eye, Doda, and these are fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Love and hugs!💗🌷🌸

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    • Now,it all looks as if it were set up,it just happened,I was really lucky to have them along with the beautiful flowers.I knew about Bresson’s concept,but never had I the chance to get such a well-synchronised shot.Thank you for popping over and commenting,dear Lauren.Broad smiles 🙂 🙂 🙂 xxx

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  6. Very nice

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    • Thanks for your kind visit and for all the beautiful Nova Scotia posts you share with us 🙂

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  7. As a writer you have trained yourself well to be a quiet observer. I do much of the same. It is through the studying of people that we can make real life like characters.

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    • Observation of nature,human nature,and animal behaviour is all my life.Thanks kindly for calling in and commenting.Keep observing our beautiful visible world and beyond,and,writing your compulsive,unputdownable books 🙂

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  8. Loved you decisive life moments, Doda ❤ Great shots!!

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    • Many thanks,dear Helen!
      Back already from Stockholm and Göteborg?I’ll come over to see how things are.Hugs to Dylan 🙂 ❤

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      • No – I was in Washington D.C. for work and then in North Florida for my son’s graduation. Off to Sweden next Tuesday!! Hugs from Mr. D. and me ❤

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        • Great,dear Helen!My warmest congratulations to him on his graduation.And,thanks for letting me know about Bubbette,it was something you expected sooner or latter.Please tell Mr Dylan to do something about Blue Jay,he feels so lonely … ❤ xxx

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  9. The pictures you’ve been surprised, some of the reality of the moment are wonderful, dear friend. Those beautiful flowers fit perfectly into the decor and reminded me of the Japanese poems. That is why I would add that an image can be contemplated but can also “force” our thinking and intuition in a certain direction and these directions belong to the viewer. In this sense, I see photohaiku or haiga a game with the limits or routine of our creativity.
    Sending all my best wishes, and happy weekend!

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    • Thank you so much for such a beautiful comment and for your insighful observations.Indeed,as Horace said “a picture or a painting is a poem without words,it incorporates the aesthetics of poetry or other crossmodal perceptual phenomena such as synesthesia in arts,which is the stimulation of one sensory that leads to automatic involuntary experiences in a second sensory.The word is of Greek origin :σύν syn, “together”, and αἴσθησις aisthēsis, “sensation”.

      People related to music cannot only see the colours,they can hear them and compose music.Or,others see colours in music and paint.Isaac Newton and Goethe supported that musical tones and colour tones share common frequencies.
      There are at least 80 different types of synesthesia.
      Anyhow,that’s how you felt by beholding my photo and expressed your thoughts behind the concept.

      And now,let me share my own story with you and tell you how I felt under those colourful flower arrangements with the pink roses,apart from the two gentlemen and the decisive moment.

      It was after midnight and bitterly cold outside,although it was springtime.While I was looking at the beautiful pink roses I started bringing in my mind and almost hearing Herbert Howells’ anthem-carol “A spotless rose” ,which I had heard in Westminster Abbey at Christmastide some years ago.

      “A spotless Rose is blowing sprung from a tender root,its fairest bud unfolds to light amid the cold,cold winter,and in the dark midnight ….
      In a cold, cold winter’s night … ♩♪♫♬”

      Thanks kindly once again for your stimulating and motivational comment,you gave me the chance to almost write another post.
      My best wishes to you too for a splendid weekend 🙂

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  10. Amazing. Congratulations on the observation – I love these. Very enjoyable.

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    • Thank you so much Matti!I ,too,enjoyed your recent entertaining post with the fantastic colourful photos from the event.Have a nice day.

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  11. Amazing Doda! So right you are about these symmetries, and the quote by Henry Bresson is so true. They are all minute parts of a reality that we just happen to come by. The larger part is what rules or moves us. It is so vast that artists just have to connect, and it’s not always there, the inspiration.

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    • From theory to practice,Maria.I’ve been fascinated with Bresson’s work for years now,he was a great photojournalist that he was able to convey not only the story but also the emotion that went with it.Although I am an amateur photographer,when the decisive moment arrived,I decided to exploit the accidental synchronisation swiftly.
      Now,that I’ve experienced it,I value it more.Thank you for your visit and your beautiful,insightful comment 🙂

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  12. Brilliant, indeed! What an observation, dear Doda. You certainly captured a minute part of reality beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing the quotes. 🙂 xxx

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    • Anywise,I had decided to photograph the beautiful flower arrangements,the lobbie was almost empty,but never had I expected such a scene …
      Thank god their faces are behind the flowers,otherwise I wouldn’t dare to publish the photo.Many thanks for appreciating it,dear Amy 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  13. Brilliantly observed, dear Doda. Did you see it before you pressed the button? Either way, a really great capture. With love and best wishes, Hariod.

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    • Quite honestly,I had focused on the flowers and was trying to photo them symmetrically,I hadn’t noticed them before.As I was moving the lense up and down,left and right,I realised they were quietly sitting there.And,yes I pressed the button,dear Hariod.Thank you for vising,my friend ❤

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  14. The second one is cool 🙂

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