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UploadedApril 2, 2010
TakenMarch 2, 2010
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March 2010.

(Entered for the theme that disappeared and then came back again:

I was definitely not thinking of Cartier-Bresson when I photographed this scene a few weeks ago. Nevertheless, there is no denying his influence. His tenet that a photograph should be taken at "the decisive moment" when all the elements come together is always at the back of my mind somewhere. Composition, light, action -- these must all be in place when the shutter is released.

I use a small and simple digital camera that can easily be taken everywhere, and that is ready for action when needed. Cartier-Bresson worked with black and white film -- but who knows what he might have chosen if he had started out closer to today.

This image is from the night train between Trondheim and Bodø, Norway. It is early morning in the restaurant carriage. We have just passed the Arctic Circle, and are advancing at considerably less than top speed to avoid killing reindeer: they tend to congregate on the tracks.)

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28 responses

  • Brenda Burk

    Brenda Burk gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    the lighting is perfect

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   said (2 Apr 2010):

    Thank you, Brenda!

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    I agree, really good for the Cartier theme.!!

  • Kjell H

    Kjell H said (2 Apr 2010):

    Enig, bra!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Wonderful , Lise....

  • Dan Bar

    Dan Bar said (2 Apr 2010):

    good 1

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (2 Apr 2010):

    Beautiful!:)

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    wonderful candid, Lise!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Super shot. I did some research and confirmed that he did occasionally shoot in color.

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   said (2 Apr 2010):

    Thanks, everyone! Richard, even if he preferred b/w back then, maybe he would have favoured colour, had he started out closer to today?

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    good one!!!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Captivating. Great work! Perfect entry btw...

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) said (2 Apr 2010):

    That is a good point, Lise! And, it's fun to speculate.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    An excellent interpretation Lise!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    very nice!!!!!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    one of my very very faves in this theme... now, where did the "theme" go, JPG?

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK   gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    Perfect for the theme! Great shot!

  • Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker   gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Wonderful, Lise

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    Your words and this photo.....fascinating in ALL ways - you are so creative ~ !

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Apr 2010):

    F A N T A S T I Q U E n t r y !

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (4 Apr 2010):

    You have this unique capacity to have key features of your images emerge in the light

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (5 Apr 2010):

    Fabulous capture

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Bresson-esque!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (6 Apr 2010):

    Nice...

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (8 Apr 2010):

    great shot, and great for the theme

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) said (9 Apr 2010):

    Light, and that decisive moment captured to perfection.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    Absolutely brilliant Lise, bravo..

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (19 Apr 2010):

    what a wonderful warm rolling space

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