Lens-Artists Challenge #131 – Emotions

This week, Patti is our host, and LAPC#131 gives us the opportunity to focus on Emotions. We can do portraits or street photography – or, choose a subject or scene that evokes an emotion in the viewer.

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. – Sigmund Freud


No flowers this time… In my opener, I have chosen rippling water in a soothingly green environment – Madeira’s levadas. Green is always recommended for bedrooms because of its calming effect – and that is the emotion I get whenever I meet the colour Green.

My images here will show maybe one main emotion – happiness. But, also love and friendship.

I cannot think of better choices than students and the storm of feelings on their graduation day. It’s impossible to get enough of their happy faces and their vivid body language!

After three years of hard work – High School graduation! These used to be my happiest days – sharing their joy.

Two of the photos are of my daughter. Now I am maybe being too personal…, but seeing her walking up the stairs last Friday as a freshly baked Doctor – filled my heart with pride. She looks so happy, so confident – so ready for a working life outside university.

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

And, don’t we all feel that for our children, for their first steps into this world, for our students and for every person who have worked hard and reached their goal? (For making tears fall it is even enough reading a good book where the hero succeeds…) I am very grateful to have met so many students in my life – and to have left them as fully fledged young men and women.

Looking back at last week, thank you Anne Sandler, for It’s a Small World, which made us all see the beauty in little things. And thank you for the fabulous macro/micro and close-up images from all of your collections!

I, Leya/Ann-Christine, will be your host for LAPC #132 next Saturday, January 23rd at noon. So, stay tuned… and for all of you in the USA – may the inauguration go smoothly.

Now we are looking forward to seeing Your emotional images! Be sure to link them to Patti’s beautiful examples, and don’t forget the Lens-Artists tag. As always – stay safe and well and mind the little things until next time.

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. —The Dalai Lama

76 reaktioner på ”Lens-Artists Challenge #131 – Emotions

  1. I thought I had missed this last week, Ann Christine! You slipped through my Reader 🙂 🙂 What a wonderful moment, seeing her so proud and happy! What kind of Doctor and what path will she pursue? I know you’ll be there for her all the way 🙂

  2. Congratulations you your daughter. You should be very proud. All your photos are fascinating, but I’m partial to the high school graduation one since I taught high school for years. Graduation is always special!

  3. Real smiles emanating from real feelings . . . . to be remembered with gratitude throughout life . Your daughter looks truly contented – and there must be so much pride in your heart . . . .

  4. Your post is so uplifting, AC. Your daughter’s proud smiles of accomplishment, the graduates bursting out of school with their diplomas, the happy hugs of friends…so wonderful. You gave me one big smile today! Congratulations on raising such a talented and intelligent daughter!

    • Thank you, Patti – my students always bring me smiles when I think of them and look at the old photos. It’s like it all happened yesterday! I am still in contact with some of them too.
      Happy to have given you a smile, Patti! I bet your son too gives you a proud heart and big smiles!

  5. Thanks for the smiles with your photo choices
    And the one of your graduate on the stairs is trying great – in emotion and the proud momma connection – thanks for sharing and hope your month is going well – hard to believe January is half gone
    Momma Mia!

  6. Wonderfully done Ann-Christine, and yes, huge congratulations to your beautiful daughter. Much credit to her parents for helping her to become the person she is. Loved your happy graduates, a fun way to celebrate happiness – something we could all use a bit more of these days.

    • Thank you so much, Tina for your warm words! I will sen your congrats to her, and the students bring such happy memories. I am still in contact with some of them.
      And, please bring on some happiness for us all!

  7. Beautiful images Ann-Christine and the one of your daughter looks extra special 👩‍🎓 Many congratulations to her and you both! 💖 xxx

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