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© eithne mythen
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I have taken thousands of photos, most of them forgotten but the one shot that always stays in my mind is this one taken in Italy in 2009.
This is not because I think it is a good shot but because of it's content..
I was admiring the beautiful buildings and as I watched the young couple helped the old lady to the window and supported her there while she enjoyed the view of the street below..
The love flowing between this trio was palpable and I was struck by so many emotions that I was stopped in my tracks..
Looking at it now a year later, I can still feel that circle of love and protectiveness, feel the obvious joy the old lady was taking from viewing the street, and feel the warmth of the sun..
This will always be my special shot..

31 responses

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (13 Jan 2010):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    I love it Eithne!! What a beautiful moment you captured. I bet they would love a copy if you could find them

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    this is heartbreaking and heartfilling all in one. GREAT shot!

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    good you found it again

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    How very wonderful that you were able to capture this moment for all time. A very special photograph indeed!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    A brilliant capture of such a special and precious moment, which will obviously live in your memory for ever.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    Eithne, this is a marvelous capture of emotion! I also like the composition here, with the subject being way off center.

  • Dorothy Menosky

    Dorothy Menosky gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    Marvelous! Great story!

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    Very touching!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    I agree with all of the above,,moving,,emotional it is all in the image

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    My special shot, too. Perfect blend of imagery and narrative. You know, I look at the JPGers that comment under your shots, my shots, etc., and I see that we are mostly in our 50s and 60s, and just about all of us have an ancient parent still living. So, a shot like this really resonates with us. Thank you, Eithne. SB

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    I love window shots and especially when you see life with emotion emerging from the window..The expression, the eyes are the windows to the soul really encompass what you see here.

  • dawn duffield

    dawn duffield gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    This is wonderful, Eithne. There is a great deal of emotion; wonderful feelings of love, devotion and admiration. Indeed a wonderful and touching capture

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    excellent shot!

  • Cindy Mikulski

    Cindy Mikulski gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    truely wonderful, awe struck!!

  • diana

    diana (Deleted) gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    it is wonderful! i can see why you were touched by this moment, this photo!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    This is a really special shot Eithne! Thank you for sharing it.

  • Fernando Villalobos

    Fernando Villalobos said (14 Jan 2010):

    .. i hope at this age all us will have someone to take care of us.. or shall we better not get to this age.. ??

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (14 Jan 2010):

    The picture and your caption are gripping, Eithne!! My hat is off to you. THIS is photography at its VERY best, my friend!! Bravo!!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (15 Jan 2010):

    Well balanced and shadowy warm

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Very touching capture Eithne!! I can feel the love and emotions just from your words and this shot! Outstanding!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Eithne, I agree with you, this is a wonderful capture of emotion!!! Very well done : )

  • linda woods

    linda woods gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Yes, it resonates, as Richard said. My first thought was to remember all of the touching and tragic moments of caring for my own Mom. There were times when I wished for a sibling in town to help, someone else besides just my husband and I . But looking back, now that she is gone, I realize what a rite of passage we went through together. To miss out on caring for a parent, no matter how difficult, ils to miss out on something very important in life. I don't regret a single second I spent, and I would give anything to have her around again. (although I also believe she IS around all the time...if you know what I mean. ) The love these people are showing to her to bring her to the window to look out on the world is building the love memory nest in their hearts that will be all that they have when she is gone. Beautiful shot.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    a great capture and sentiments, Eithne. I agree, this image is so captivating and your tiltl is just perfect.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    a touching scene

  • Zachary Andrew

    Zachary Andrew gave props (17 Jan 2010):

    love it

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    I love seeing this threesome looking out and down... the blue sweater is the perfect touch for a memorable photo

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (18 Jan 2010):

    such an italian scene.nice one

  • Melissa Harding

    Melissa Harding gave props (24 Jan 2010):

    Such a Beautiful sight, and you have captured the emotion wonderfully. I love this Shot

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić gave props (28 Jan 2010):

    There are so many photographs here that we are first attracted to them for their visual effect and very offten we miss the social context. I too agree with many that commented here on the successfully captured emotions. It brings more satisfaction than perfect framing, composition, etc. If those other elements are there that much better but I would hate missing the moment for the sake of technical details. Congratulations!

  • Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer gave props (18 Feb 2010):

    Fabulous capture and composition.

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