Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Red Dress

I am out for a walk on a beautiful spring afternoon when I spot you, hanging on a fire escape.  So whimsical and unexpected, you stop me in my tracks.  Who put you there, and why?


No one notices you but me.  A constant stream of people walk right beneath you on the crowded street and never look up.


Taxi cabs and bicycle riders zoom by, unaware of your presence.


Suddenly, a strong breeze blows.  Your skirt billows out and you dance in the wind.  You don't need any music.  You just move to the rhythm of the city.




Unknown MamiSunday Snapshot



46 comments:

amberlee said...

how lovely! So whimsical! Pretty colour x

bailey-road.com said...

I love the photos and your narrative!

Evelyn S. said...

This is just so fabulous! Wonderful photo narrative. I've been to "the city" only once, but I loved seeing this type of image. Your captures are special.

Buttons said...

Good capture I would have noticed this. What a great opportunity for someone with a watchful eye. Fantastic. Love your take on it. B

Life with Kaishon said...

This, I love. Seriously lovely. You find the poetry and music in the city and you capture it so perfectly with your camera. Such a joy.

La Principessa Errante said...

I just love this, such a great find!

RainCityGirl said...

What a find! Seriously. Love your words

Virginia said...

Beautiful! I love it when you capture moments like that.

Rural Revival said...

This is cool. : )

~Andrea~

Tania Palermo Photography said...

That's the sign to let you know a Shareen Vintage store is there... Have you heard of her? She has a show on PlanetGreen (?) called Dresscue Me. She hunts for old clothes, then updates and sells them as vintage...really cool stuff. These images are fun!!! Go check out her store.
Tania
http://www.treeinastory.com/blog/

Nancy said...

Well, this is just awesome. Love the spontaneity of this series. You done good! Love your new header too.

Thanks so much for sharing your photo with us at YSB, UM. I truly appreciate it!

Roadside Rustic said...

What a beautiful capture. I love it!

refrigeratormagnate said...

This is wonderful, U.M. - what a great find! I really like the header too, BTW! :)

R Montalban said...

What a lovely dress and now I want to wear something just like it :-)

clairz said...

What an absolutely wonderful post--you make me want to go out with my camera and look for whimsical things!

Chez Loulou said...

That is a fabulous shot! Love it!

Linda Makiej said...

charming and whimsical!!! GREAT!

Dimple said...

Wonderful picture story, good job!

missing moments said...

Love the narrative and the photos are great!

Jodi said...

beautiful!!!!

Jen said...

magical!

Jess said...

Awesome. And bright red too... I love your eye for the random in the city. Almost polar opposite of what I see out here in the country. Thanks for the view!

Pam said...

Great capture!

mosey said...

I think we all need a red dress like that. Love your eye for the pretty!

ELK said...

goodness ..the story behind that dress on the fire escape..a wonderful capture ..keep eyes open always!!

~ Chef Louise said...

how random, red dress...i like the new look of your site but i kinda miss seeing the dog photo.

shelley said...

that is just fabulous!!!!!

Lesley said...

This is brilliant, well seen! Really gets you wondering what the story is!

camaca said...

Doesn't matter who and why, It is all beauty. the concept and te dress and you finding it!

Clare B said...

Such a fantastic post - the last photo is brilliant and the story goes so well. Always pays to look up :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures where the red dress creates a nice counterpoint.

Pamela said...

What a wonderful story in photos. What caused you to look up? Maybe you were seeing the city through a camera lens -- like a forensic crime investigator who blocks off crime scenes in squares. I'm enthralled.

New GFC Follower, enjoying your blog and eagerly planning to see your next masterpiece.

Blessings,
Pamela

Jillsy Girl said...

WOW! What a photo-op!

Katie said...

Oh, what a wonderful story! So often I spend my time looking down at my feet or just around them at the sides of the road or sidewalk, that I miss beauty just over my head. This will help remind me to look up more! Hope you have a terrific week!

lucy said...

love this so much -- you've really captured the red dress being ignored, and then that billowing skirt! be still my heart. like a great art installation for the observant few.

Anna said...

Your first capture is a real stunner! I feel it is the best photo that I have seen you take since I started following your work. Dynamic composition, interesting color harmony, and intriguing story-dreaming/telling piece. Perfect! The last shot is very nice, too.

quilt-n-mama said...

awesome... makes you wonder what it's story is?!?!

blue elephant photography said...

this is so much fun!!! i love it =) i love the captions =)

Juana Aragon said...

AWESOME!! LOVED THIS POST!!

Home In The Hollow said...

The pictures are great...the narrative is THE BEST! Thanks for stopping by the Hollow!..:)JP

Anika said...

Ohhhmaan! I love this!! Well, love the dress too but the photo find...you must have been so excited. Great scene and wonderful shots! I love when people design photos like this for me! ;)

lisa said...

What a find!!!
I absolutely love this, and you have captured it so beautifully!

Joan said...

Love it. Your story made it come to life.

deb did it said...

oh my god...what a capture!! LOVE it!

petinahopephotography said...

I love this photo story!

Leanne said...

Wow how fantastic, and beautifully documented.