It's Valentine's Day and that has me thinking about L-O-V-E and, in particular, about the photos I love.
The ones I love most are the photos that speak to my heart. In discussing what she calls the "photo-heart connection", Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio says:
". . . it's not the strength of the image, in purely aesthetic terms, that matters in this process. It's not the date of capture, it's not the composition, it's not technical perfection. It's the strength of the heart connection. It's what you can learn about yourself, through the photos that speak to you."
The moment I captured in the photo above is of my son and his daughter. Does this photo speak to my heart? You bet it does! My son's hands that only yesterday were dribbling a basketball (or so it seems), now holding the tiny feet of his brand-new baby girl, the heart-shape his hands make and, if you look closely enough, the tiny piece of pink lint between the toes on her right foot -- it just makes me melt! This image speaks to my heart and soul and definitely qualifies as making the photo-heart connection for me and I will feel the same way about it years from now.
Are you making that "photo-heart connection"? What images have you taken that make your heart sing? We'd love for you to share them, either in words or by linking to your photo. You can make your link clickable by following the directions in the right side bar where it says "How to make your link clickable in a Blogger comment."
Happy Valentine's Day to you all!