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If You Could Go Back In Time....

Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 03/26/2013 - 8:07 PM

And re-live a moment that you captured with a photograph, what would it be? Let's see the image!

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Another artist posted a discussion where he discussed feeling impact from one of his own photographs after giving it another look. That got me thinking about this shot. I miss those Alaskan mountains. We have mountains in Washington obviously but from where I live you can't always see them. I truly miss Alaska and want to go back as soon as possible. Here's an image that makes me feel like I'm kind of living in that moment.



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Posted by: Janine Riley on 03/26/2013 - 8:16 PM

just because it was a balmy Summer's eveningArt Prints


Posted by: Gershwin Smud on 03/26/2013 - 8:17 PM

I aint no picture taker, but if I could go back in time, I would re-gain that hour when I had to Sprang forward.


Posted by: Patricia Strand on 03/26/2013 - 8:21 PM

Northern Ireland, above Giants Causeway, 2008.

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Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 03/26/2013 - 8:26 PM

Wow, those are beautiful images Patricia and Janine. It's not always about the photos and their content but how you feel when you look back on them. At least that's my opinion :)

As for you, Gershwin, your post made me laugh so that's good enough for me haha


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 03/26/2013 - 8:32 PM

Being 12, freely wandering through the streets of New York, with my Argus Camera and 127 Kodak film:

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Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 03/26/2013 - 8:39 PM

That's incredible, Roger. The good old days, right? Now the world is in such a big hurry to get everywhere all at once. I clearly wasn't alive back then but I've heard stories from my grandparents of what it was like back then. A simpler, happier time.


Posted by: David Bowman on 03/26/2013 - 8:44 PM

To see the Northern Lights again, no question:

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Posted by: Brian Wallace on 03/26/2013 - 8:47 PM

Ok, I didn't take the original picture of course... that's me being carried by my Mother about 6 decades ago. I tried to restore the image...

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All the pictures I took... I would go back to try an do a better job!


Posted by: Rowan Elisa on 03/26/2013 - 8:53 PM

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I want to go back there! It was a romantic, beautiful, but at the same time sad moment on the beach with my boyfriend.


Posted by: Thomas Woolworth on 03/26/2013 - 8:58 PM

Wow, great ?
Tough choices...
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Or 1970

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Posted by: Loree Johnson on 03/26/2013 - 9:01 PM

I have so many...but, then again, that's why I do what I do! Capturing those perfect moments is what I live for! This one, in particular, always takes me back to that peaceful morning in the ancient forest. It was as if I had the entire forest all to myself. The tourists generally don't get up too early. They don't know what they are missing!

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Oh, and Alaska is at the top of my bucket list!


Posted by: Kirsten Giving on 03/26/2013 - 10:02 PM

Hello! What a great thread! Thank you. I love Sydney, Australia (actually the whole country) but my time there is exemplified in this image. It is a metal sculpture, located at the entrance to Sydney's Chinatown, where we had a lovely walk, pho ops, and a delicious dinner with some friends. I found the piece to be wonderful, strong, and intricate and it fascinated me no end. To me, it is a symbol of a great evening and one I would dearly love to relive sometime. Kirsten
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Posted by: Roy Erickson on 03/26/2013 - 11:05 PM

My regrets - I have no images of me at birth - I'd like to start over - knowing then what I know now. I could skip a lot of the aggravation and get right to the art of it.


Posted by: Dan Turner on 03/26/2013 - 11:14 PM

I hear you, Roy. Some days I'd like to start over knowing what I know now. But would that be as much fun, really? In the words of Garth Brooks:

"And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance"

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Posted by: Roy Erickson on 03/26/2013 - 11:18 PM

Ah Dan - one of my all time fav songs - the Wife doesn't get it. Yes - it's all about the Dance of Life. But sometimes I'm tired of stepping on toes and getting my own toes stepped on while dancing through life. Yes, IF I had known how it all would end - I might have not danced the dance at all.


Posted by: Theresa Tahara on 03/27/2013 - 12:21 AM

I grew up on Vancouver Island and will never stop missing the ocean. I can hear the breakers now and the cry of the gulls.
Taken in Tofino. Can you see the hearts?
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Posted by: Chuck De La Rosa on 03/27/2013 - 12:34 PM

Yosemite National Park. Probably my favorite place. I have a lot of photos from Yosemite shot over 3 different visits. This one represents the exhilaration and awe I feel every time I visit.

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Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 03/27/2013 - 12:48 PM

These are beautiful images and knowing the story behind them makes them all the more special. Thank you all for sharing your work. Keep them coming!


Posted by: Chuck Staley on 03/27/2013 - 2:06 PM

It was in 1954 when I took this. There were two BILLION less people then, as you can see from the photograph. Can you image this scene today?

Guess it's time to go back and see for myself.

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Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 03/27/2013 - 2:27 PM

I love seeing the posts in this discussion coming from several decades ago. Seems to be the consensus that we all wish for a simpler world...


Posted by: Matthias Hauser on 03/27/2013 - 2:39 PM

Hmmmm... Difficult... ;-) Sometimes I miss the days when my son was younger and we had these happy days in summer playing outside...

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Posted by: Brian Archer on 03/27/2013 - 4:57 PM

I only spent about a week there but I miss Japan everytime I look at this photo. I never get bored with the sense of adventure that comes with exploring and capturing new, strange and foriegn enviroments.
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Posted by: Philip Sweeck on 03/27/2013 - 5:54 PM

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"What is the feeling when you're driving away from people, and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? It's the too huge world vaulting us, and it's goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies" Jack Kerouac


Posted by: Jean Noren on 03/27/2013 - 6:43 PM

This was a fantastic dive in Belize, called the Elbow. . drifting along into schools of fish. I want to go back there.
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Posted by: Jean Noren on 03/27/2013 - 6:43 PM

This was a fantastic dive in Belize, called the Elbow. . drifting along into schools of fish. I want to go back there.
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Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 03/27/2013 - 7:10 PM

I don't like looking back, but I am looking forward to 5 weeks of painting in Santa Fe, Nm next week


Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 03/27/2013 - 7:15 PM

Well, Robert, maybe you're going to paint something in Santa Fe that reminds you of the good times you're going to have there and then you will be looking back :)


Posted by: Robert James Hacunda on 03/27/2013 - 7:21 PM

Time can only tell


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