I took this photograph three days before Jack was born. He’ll be five in March. With gracious permission from my DIL to post this photograph of her expecting. One time I showed photographs of her first pregnancy in a Black and White film class I took at Filmmakers and the teacher chided me for showing such a private image. They were quite beautiful. I thought the image embodied the first definition of hope.
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Lovely picture! 🙂
Ruth, looking at this photograph – wonderful, beautiful, lovely – words I don’t want to use if only because they are sometimes too easy to use but meaningful nevertheless, all of which describe this shot. But I am shocked / surprised at your teacher’s reaction. You are so right about the hope in these moments, the expectation, the unknown, the agony and so much ecstasy – the feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. It is called life and it is all to be hoped for. You are all so lucky to have each other!
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It’s a wonderful intimate picture and we are very lucky that you are able to share it, thanks 🙂
Out of all the “Hope” pictures I have seen so far, yours sure is one of my favourites. A very nice perspective…
beautiful picture. It describes the word hope so beautifully.
Very sweet! Beautiful, thanks for sharing! 🙂
great expectations, hope. 😉
Children are a gift to us to love and cherish. When we learn we will be granted this gift we are full of hope and joy at the miracle of giving birth. This is something that should be a source of celebration not hidden. Your photo captures it all. HOPE, LOVE, CELEBRATION. Thank you for listening to your inner voice and sharing this with us.
Very nice photo.
Love it! I’ve seen that hope a few thousand times!
No need for the other 999 words. “Hope” says it all. Beautiful photo, Ruth. Simply beautiful.
Yes – that is a perfect picture of hope. I am on to “hope – the next generation. Hooray!
I’m pleased that you asked for permission to share; and delighted that your DIL granted it. What a truly beautiful image.
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Beautiful. What can be more hopeful than a new life being born, a new family to be love and be loved. Just touching… Thanks for sharing.
That photo’s really touching and I’m sure your DIL loves it.
Really amazing. Thank you for posting this. Your photography is really evocative. So this was black and white film, not digital, correct? I think I love black and white more than color (although I do love color!), but I find that black and white from film has a different quality, a different depth to it, almost a silvery look that I can’t seem to get with digital. If I could ever figure out how to make my digital B&W look like my film, I’d be a happy girl.
Oh yes–and if this was digital…what camera are you using, etc?
Went digital after first grandchild.
This was taken with a Canon 5d
Thanks for your comment
Thanks for the reply, and the very detailed comment on my page! I appreciate you taking the time to explain how you got such a great tonal quality to your B&W. I guess I need to keep working at it! 🙂 Thanks again!
Thank you for sharing this beautiful interpretation of the word “Hope”.
A baby can truly create hope in all ways.
Ruth I am giving you the CANDLE LIGHT AWARD because as a blogger you light up everyones world who view your pages. You do it with excellance, encouragement , and humor. I try not to miss a day where I don’t check to see what you have posted for any given day. I am both blessed and encouraged by your blog.
Be Encouraged! Be Blessed!
This photo is full of Hope. Nice post.
really special! Is Anna singing to her brother??? 🙂 XOXOXO
Fantastic…and soooo sweet!
Don’t know how anyone could chide you for that precious photo.
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So much hope, so much anticipation… perfect for this topic. well done.
Lovely Photo ! 🙂
Love the subject and the black and white capture 🙂
It’s lovely – the wee girl, the smile on the mom’s face – yes, it’s “private”…but she obvoiusly gave you permission, so…don’t know what the teacher’s problem was. lovely.
Lovely and very dramatic photograph here….
Thanks for your nice comment today.
Lots of hope – and joy – in this image. Perfect for this challenge
This picture filled my heart with joy. It’s really beautiful and truly the perfect embodiment for hope.Thanks so much for sharing.
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hope and joy! I just love this.
Such a gorgeous photograph deserves to be shown. It’s such a tasteful representation of a very intimate, beautiful family moment. I love it!
Aww thanks for your good words. Our whole family loves it and my DIL was fine with my sharing. Thanks for looking and writing.
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for me the best contribution to this week’s topic HOPE!