Appalachia is a story-telling region, with tales passed down from generation to generation.
When I happened to see this older woman with beautiful long grey hair in the midst of a music festival and surrounded by tall fairies on stilts, coaxing a little girl into a quiet moment, I thought this might be an instance of that legendary storytelling caught on camera.
Perhaps they are grandmother and granddaughter, I don't know. I didn't disturb or intrude upon their moment, I just wanted to capture it.
And where else, but in the Black Mountains of North Carolina :)
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holmertz (48944) 2014-01-13 12:06
A very nice and gentle photo. A tender moment well captured.
mesutilgim (92384) 2014-01-13 12:56
Hello Kristin !
Amazing and hearthtouching double portrait !
Very good composed.
TFS and best regards
imageme (1790) 2014-01-13 17:35
Hi Kristin, A family portrait with affection. Lovely tender moment captured by you with nice light and colours. The facial expressions tell how much they enjoy the moment. Thank very much
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-13 22:33
Hello Kristin - Perhaps because I'm a grandmother this shot has bags of appeal for me. It captures such a precious moment. Soft and gentle colours work perfectly. Warm regards Rosemary
annjackman (21674) 2014-01-13 23:50
This is a wonderful double portrait catching a very tender moment. Your processing is gentle and suits the subject.
Best wishes, Ann
Sergiom (73450) 2014-01-14 5:30
J'aime beaucoup cette composition très attendrissante. J'aime les yeux fermés des deux protagonistes et la grande impression de tendresse qui se dégage. Quel beau moment saisit juste au bon moment.
rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-14 7:01
hi kris. you are indeed a story teller. i mean, looking at your photos and how you present the culture surrounding you, i will almost believe that asheville and neighbouring black mountains are home to thousands of years of history with strong oral tradition, myth and customs. the moment you captured here is priceless to impose that feeling, and it seems, the stroy telling tradition is so old that they don't use oral methods any more, but prefer telepathy to deliver those ancient tales from a grand to her minor. a trance over there?
EstudioChispa (2164) 2014-01-14 14:34
Perfect in every way, K. Completely sweet and evocative.
mirosu (15972) 2014-01-15 0:40
Superb detail photo, excellent grandmother-granddaughter portrait, very emotional photo. Very well captured.
Wish you also all the best in NEW YEAR.
WINTER IN SWITZERLAND
CLODO (33422) 2014-01-15 2:48
Super moment of concentration caught, eyes wide shut!
cagla (4244) 2014-01-15 13:47
Hi Kristin, I loved the wise expression at the probably granma's face. This is really a wonderful decisive moment and a very well managed double portrait. Congrats.
wolf38 (31286) 2014-01-18 8:54
Hi kristin. What a beautiful, emotional photo. These are precisely the moments that live long remain in memory - in both. You have the famous "decisive moment" perfectly captured with your camera. My compliments.
COSTANTINO (62695) 2014-01-21 13:20
what a delicate and sweet shot with the
little girl and her granf mother
I love shots of this kind
a family portrait with affection
thanks for sharing it with us