7.3.13

central park at dusk



It was never my intention to hold back this long on sharing our NYC photos. Truth be told, I spent a lot of my time in America being impossibly, painfully obsessed with documenting our trip in photographs. It's fair to say I drove everyone (myself included) a little mad. For the most part, I was genuinely making an enormous effort to record our first big family holiday - as beautifully as I could - for our own personal keepsake. But the foolish blogger in me was eager to boast about all the amazing experiences we were having. Sadly, I think 'blogger' me got in the way of us just enjoying the moment... on more than one occasion.

But... despite my frantic obsession with the lens, I am grateful for the memories that I did capture. Sure, some were more contrived than others, perhaps less spontaneous than I'd like to admit. But then there were other moments that crept up quietly and out of nowhere... and I was overwhelmed by the beauty in this world.

When Eulalie walked to the edge of a lake, lay herself down on the cold earth and watched ducks dart through the rippling reflections of central park at dusk - I was so grateful to have my camera in hand. These images transport me; the frozen visual further enriching my already poignant memory of the last light slipping away... on our last night in New York.

30 comments :

  1. Oh my, Claire. The colours in these shots took my breath away. I can empathise with the inner blogger who may sometimes miss the moment by trying so hard to document it. I am trying to find that balance in my own walk. I do love seeing a new post from you in my feed, this is a peaceful place to visit.

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  2. Traci Sparkle DevlinMarch 07, 2013

    Wowzers these are simply stunning. Breathtaking. I am quietly envious that you have documented these moments so beautifully.

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  3. These photos are so beautiful and real! I totally understand the conflict between documenting vs enjoying the moment. It's such a fine balance to achieve.. Your little one looked so cute and I'm glad you have these photos in hand ;)

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  4. Here you are! And that first photo is just absolute perfection. Kellie xx

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  5. Autumn perfection!

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  6. Yes it can be very easy to slip into blogger mode and not just be mum, wife etc. I want to share and record, but I don't want to end up resenting my little creative space. So sometimes it's nice if I forget the camera. Love that first image.

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  7. How beautiful! That first shot is magnificent! Gorgeous memories x

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  8. beautiful. i wholeheartedly agree with lisa. breathtaking. :)

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  9. These are simply beautiful and the words are just perfect as well, Jo xx

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  10. Gorgeous post Claire.. x

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  11. Breathtakingly gorgeous. I can get caught up in the 'blogger' me and later regret being in the moment, however later when I go through photo archives with the kidlets and see their reactions to memories sparked, I am so happy for the captures. Xx

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  12. nyc is like the best part of the world and central park is like the best part of nyc :) love this photos!

    i tagged you for my "the best things - project"
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  13. Claire! Stunning light and mood. What a precious moment. I understand the dilemma. I'm more often on the other end - walking away from places regretting my shyness with documentation. I don't think I ever did blog our NY trip. I still haven't done anything with the photos...oh dear!

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  14. These photos are beautiful! :)

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  15. Simply beautiful post, Claire.

    Sar xx

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  16. Oh, Claire these are gorgeous. So many luscious pinks and violets - swoon! x

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  17. Ah Claire. You are such an amazing photographer. That first picture is ridiculous! Amazing! I'm so hanging to go to NYC it hurts. xx

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  19. The light, is truly breathtaking. And your sweet girl by the lake. I love that she just laid herself down to watch the ducks.

    x Laura

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