...seen through a slightly smudged, secondhand pair of rose-tinted glasses

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Invisible detail



It's the detail you can't see that often makes a picture stand out.

I love this one, not just for the setting, or the lucky break I got with the kids (wouldn't have been able to get them to stand like that if I tried..), but for the stories it tells; the happy thoughts captured in the sky, the sea and the sweep of sand at Rhossili Bay.

When I look I see a favourite place, family time, harmony, space to think, shell seeking, paddling, rock pool exploring, no school, no work, sand gardens, smooth stones, paragliders, fish and chips, wild garlic...

I want to go again - why don't we do it more often? All too few and far between, these family days out.

Seeing the kids together, but also standing apart: close yet independent; so different - the boy with the ball; the fearless girl and the strong-willed one wearing that green jacket he refused to take off for the best part of a year.

The more you look…..memories set off others, like ripples fanning out from a pebble dropped in a rock pool.

The Gallery theme this week is Detail

15 comments:

  1. That's a fantastic picture, I really like it.

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  2. Lovely post. And I love how such a simple tableaux over the hills can conjure so many delightful memories. We were saying on holiday last week how it would be really great to out and about more as a family over the summer holidays.... like doing stuff like camping at the weekends. X

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    1. we're always saying that too, but stuff keeps getting in the way - exams at the moment. Think I'm going to have to be more pro-active, or the summer will just slip away again x

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  3. Great photograph Tracey and there was me thinking you'd arranged the kids like that. Your description of family time sounds idyllic to me. x

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    1. Thanks Fiona, not always stress-free, but that trip was a good one!
      Pure luck snapping the kids in line :) x

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  4. Like you say - these treasured photos are so much more than what they have actually captured in the picture. This is a beautiful post - really resonated with me xx

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  5. Gorgeous photo, and a lovely post. Love the bit about memories setting off other memories in a ripple effect. These family outings are rarer than we'd like but maybe that's what makes them so special too.

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  6. Lovely photo and narration - I know what you mean about the ripples, and you're absolutely right.
    #TheGallery
    Thanks for sharing
    Lucas

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  7. What a lovely post and a gorgeous photo x

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  8. Amazing photo to go with such amazing words =) #TheGallery

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  9. That is such a lovely lovely picture.... What a beautiful place too! :)

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