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!
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
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Graduation day is a great time for kids of all ages, including the proud parents of the graduates. 😊
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 🙂
Thank you, dearest Jo! I don’t know how you manage to comment as much as you do. I am rather slow, but try to keep it up as best I can. Emma is Dr of Dental Surgery. The world is open. Or should have been. Of course i will be there – if and when she needs me.
Does she want to work abroad? I suppose it depends on the opportunities. 🙄 Hugs, darlin 💞💞
She has always talked about returning to New Zealand. Mentioning their not so good dental status…
Oh congratulations to your daughter … how wonderful! You must be so proud. Lovely post
I am very proud – thank you, I will send your greetings to her!
Lovely photos especially the High School graduation‘s high spirited one . It happens to be my favourite, pure joy!
Yes, thank you! Pure joy that was! I sometimes miss those days, many tears when saying goodbye…
You’ve got all the reasons to be proud of your daughter Ann-Christine! Congrats to you all!
Thank you so much, Aletta! I will send her your greetings!
Ooooh! Love the green scene photo, Ann-Christine. Your daughter is beaming with pride. Congrats to her (and you)!
Glad you like green as well – and thank you, I will tell my daughter!
Such wonderful, colorful exuberant moments captured by you and your camera! I love all of them, especially the group of cadets running through that door filled with excitement.
Haha, yes, that was one of my favourite classes. (Never to tell them of course,…)
Oh, and of course a hearty congratulations to Emma!
I will send them to her, thank you!
Love the calming green of the Levada, and the happy faces of your people shots!
Thank you, Sue – I thought we needed some fun!
You have captured the joyous emotions 👍
Great set, with a focus on people. Eenergetic photos, full of joy
Thank you! Joy we need!
Congrats to your daughter. Love her smile too!
Thank you, Gina – I will forward this to her!
Great photos. Love the smiles of accomplishment. Well done.
Thank you, John – I took the easiest way on this one!
Congratulations to you and your daughter!! That is a wonderful accomplishment!!
Thank you, Nora, I will send her your thoughts!
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!
Thank you – and yes – graduation day is a great and happy day!
Students and Children–how wonderful. They always get our emotions churning. Great post Ann Christine.
Thank you, yes – top topics!
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 . . . .
Thank you, Eha – it’s a privilege to work with young people!
These are marvelous photos! So much happiness and joy expressed and you have every right to be immensely proud of your daughter Bravo to her!💐
Anne, thank you from my heart – I will send your thoughts to her.
These made me smile, A-C. It’s such a joy when children succeed at whatever they’re striving for.
It is! I am glad it made you smile!
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!
Yes, he does! True. Did your students pick different colored ties on purpose for graduation? Is it a tradition? I love that!
Yes, they did – and no, it is not a tradition!
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
Well – thank you very much! And yes – how is it possible half January is already gone. ..
A happy post. We need more of these. Smiles all round!
We do need happy posts! Glad you liked my smiles!
Congratulations to your daughter on her accomplishment and to you the proud mother!
Chava – thank you so much – I will be pleased to send her your congrats!
The graduation one is priceless!
Congratulations to your daughter on her achievement. Not too personal at all. You should be proud and we are happy that you shared that with us. 🙂
Always kind, Steve – thank you! I will send your congrats to her.
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!
Beautiful images Ann-Christine and the one of your daughter looks extra special 👩🎓 Many congratulations to her and you both! 💖 xxx
Thank you, Xenia! I will send your thoughts and congrats to her!
Congratulations to your daughter!
Thank you – I will send your congrats to her!
Happy photos! Congratulations to your doctor daughter!
Thank you, John! Happy times they were. I will send her your congrats!
Your graduation photo did it for me…so much joy in there!
Loved those guys – they were a happy lot! I am still in contact with some of them.
Oh wow, congrats on your daughter’s graduation…such a proud moment!
Thank you, Teresa! Yes, the first one was from her student and the second one from her final exam.
Filled me with happiness 🙂
Then I am happy too, Brian.
Oh what wonderful photos, so full of life and joy. Thank you for sharing them.
Glad you like them, Margaret. They bring back some of my best times.