Wednesday, October 24, 2007

that's what friends are for.

"we'd never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to
plan, our statures touch the sky."

- emily dickinson (american poet, 1830-1886)

it was to have been a bit of photographic heaven: my best buddy, the beauty of the norfolk coast, the crisp fall light and colours, the endless sea and sky.
two days before my arrival, however, he stumbled in his stairwell and fractured his foot, so the dozen days became a totally different kind of holiday.
i turned nurturer. i cooked, cleaned, bottle-washed.
i encouraged.
i took no more then six pictures.
i didn't mind, though, at all.


  1. Your horizon is a bit crooked.
    I love the colours in this shot and the shadows on the sand are really great.
    Hope his foot is healing.

  2. yes, it is, isn't it? :-)
    when i shot digital - and even, come to think of it, with 35mm film scans - i would just correct the crookedness, but i have always let the MF negs be totally themselves, shortcomings and all...

  3. You cast your shadow in a wonderful way, Lynn! I so glad you are back!

  4. this is wonderful, expansive ... hope your friend has healed wonderfully and how lovely he is to have you :)

  5. ahhh, the beach :) sort of appropiate since last weekend saw my first dose of the new offseason-season...

  6. i'm certain he appreciated having you around.

  7. This is a lonely photo.
    I like the shadows; are you the one to the right of the structure?

  8. fabulous shot. in fact, even if you'd taken hundreds of shots, you'd still love this one the most...don't you think? it's a very thoughtful and moving photo.

  9. The shadow skyline is a killer....super shot

  10. Lynn, I like shadow, shorlines and TLR's this works just fine for me.
    Hope our friend is doing well.
    cheers, Jan

  11. I think your friend is very, very lucky!!