Suby & Sins House

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The Journey that counts

SINEM'S IN THE HOUSE.

"Life is a journey, not a destination." Ralph Waldo Emerson

High above the crowd, on the shoulders of daddy, or hand in hand with your beloved, or on a less trodden trail with the one loyal traveller, whose travelled as long and as far as you have, your weary shadow. It is the journey that matters. Through cityscapes, urban crowds, forest paths, country lanes, mountain tracks, desert roads... Keeping your eyes open, forever watching, forever learning. Keeping a smile on your face as life takes you by the hand and leads the path. To discover the sights, the sounds, the experiences the journey has in store for us.

Nine to five, Monday to Friday, January to December, we focus so much so on work, on the bills, the targets, on the destination, that somewhere along the lines, we forget that it is the journey that matters. We forget to be mums and dads to our children, we forget to be lovers. As our shadow looks on in its 'wanderlust', we forget to take the journey and enjoy the trail. We forget birthdays and anniversaries. We forget to celebrate an ordinary day for the mere fact that we have breathed.

They say 'anyone can be a father, it takes someone special to be a daddy.'

Anyone can be a father, it takes a man who knows the worth of the journey above the destination and who could hold his son's hand, or seat his daughter on his shoulders, gazing forward, on the long journey, to be a dad.

Today, take your son, your daughter, your beloved, or your shadow with you and enjoy the journey. Discover sounds, discover sights... Remember, "it is the journey that counts..."

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

The Journey that counts

SINEM'S IN THE HOUSE.

"Life is a journey, not a destination." Ralph Waldo Emerson

High above the crowd, on the shoulders of daddy, or hand in hand with your beloved, or on a less trodden trail with the one loyal traveller, whose travelled as long and as far as you have, your weary shadow. It is the journey that matters. Through cityscapes, urban crowds, forest paths, country lanes, mountain tracks, desert roads... Keeping your eyes open, forever watching, forever learning. Keeping a smile on your face as life takes you by the hand and leads the path. To discover the sights, the sounds, the experiences the journey has in store for us.

Nine to five, Monday to Friday, January to December, we focus so much so on work, on the bills, the targets, on the destination, that somewhere along the lines, we forget that it is the journey that matters. We forget to be mums and dads to our children, we forget to be lovers. As our shadow looks on in its 'wanderlust', we forget to take the journey and enjoy the trail. We forget birthdays and anniversaries. We forget to celebrate an ordinary day for the mere fact that we have breathed.

They say 'anyone can be a father, it takes someone special to be a daddy.'

Anyone can be a father, it takes a man who knows the worth of the journey above the destination and who could hold his son's hand, or seat his daughter on his shoulders, gazing forward, on the long journey, to be a dad.

Today, take your son, your daughter, your beloved, or your shadow with you and enjoy the journey. Discover sounds, discover sights... Remember, "it is the journey that counts..."

Words and photography by Sinem

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

comments (19)

  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 04:31
Sweet capture and lovely words.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 09:49
I remember how loved I felt riding on my father's shoulders.
I will love to see this photograph in a mixture of colour & B/W...can't remember what thats called again...
  • chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jul 2006, 12:39
I love the look in the little girls eyes and the open mouth, like she is amazed about something.
Why did the little girls grow crippled
While the little boys grow strong
The boys allowed to come of age
The girls just came along
The girls were told sing harmonies
The boys could all sing songs
That's why little girls grew crippled
While little boys grew strong
Harry Chapin

Great picture. Hope you all are doing well.
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 19 Jul 2006, 13:09
wonderful "father and daughter" portrait - I hope you know then so they can enjoy this picture in years to come, when the kid grows into a yong lady. Very nicely captured
super fine processing here, well done!
Lovely! Colour toning is really interesting and catches the eye.
  • david
  • England
  • 19 Jul 2006, 14:26
it's a great photo and nice sentimental accompaniment...now where's my hanky?
  • Craig
  • London
  • 19 Jul 2006, 15:44
Lovely shot, the background effect is spot on!
  • jeff
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2006, 16:57
Great portrait and commentary. I like your site a great deal. Be back soon.
  • International Man of Mystery
  • Deep Deep Undergroud
  • 19 Jul 2006, 18:32
Wonderful photo Sinem. Takes me back to the days when I could carry my son on my shoulders like that. Sadly those days are long and never to return though he is still the greatest joy in my life.

Love the processing you did. Really helps to draw my eye to girls face.
  • Steve
  • GB
  • 19 Jul 2006, 20:22
As all the others have said, there's a great feel to this pic and the expression on the girl's face is fab. The expression on the man's face is more of a 'I'm sure she used to be lighter than this'.

However (and this is for the red ShMood) I want the gap on the left to be over on the right, 'cos it looks like the guy's about to break his glasses on the edge of the picture.
  • dezhare
  • somewhere far far away
  • 20 Jul 2006, 09:24
wish I could still sit on shoulder without crippling the person...Love the shot...wonder what she's looking at. And ur words are so true. Great stuff!
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2006, 02:43
Sweet. This is definitely a moment to be treasured.
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2006, 02:44
I forgot to say excellent colors and post processing.
HI - is this an example of only desaturating the background a little bit - (I read your comment on "thedailysunrise.com)? ANyway, I like it and I think it's good advice - thanks!
Hello ! I love this picture and the title of it
Fugitive moment
  • Nivio
  • Brazil
  • 26 Jul 2006, 13:52
Very nice shot. Natural and expressive moment. Congrats!

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