Nothing Left... Behind

© Michael S. Lazarus

Nothing Left... Behind

Uploaded: March 25, 2008


&Wf/5.6, 1/1250, 70-300mmVR@300mm, DSC_7265, 7:50AM, ISO200

I photographed these Black Skimmers in flight above the sands of Miami's South Beach as they headed-off to another location on the beach. For me, this photograph is about travel; experiencing freedom (to take wing) but also about void. Perhaps it's the purging of memories from past experiences for the new one's to come or a sudden realization of the arbitrariness in calling anything home; excitement and emptiness intertwined. I used Apple's iPhoto to convert to B&W. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


isabel C. Zepeda level-classic March 25, 2008

Nice photo and very nice writing,love the title.
Cool image of B&W.
YSA #885442

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict March 25, 2008

Lovely image here, Michael.

Dominick #5695558

Patrick Rouzes March 25, 2008

Incredible image & equally superb explanation!!! You are a talented guy, Michael!!! #5695751

Tiia Vissak March 25, 2008

beautiful! #5696829

Eivor Kuchta March 25, 2008

Very enjoyable, Michael, both the image and the story with it. You should write a book, with your photos as illustrations. #5698907

Michael S. Lazarus March 26, 2008

Thank you Isabel, Dominick, Patrick, Tiia, and Eivor for you comments. For those who enjoyed the commentary I provided for this image I really appreciate your mentioning that as well. I enjoy writing as much as the photography I think and find this site a wonderful venue to express myself in that way as well. Eivor, I just may do that someday. Since I have been a member of this site I have, on occasion, gone to a wonderful local book store (Books & Books in Coral Gables) and have begun to study what photographers are doing in this regard. I have seen some wonderful books. I will continue to polish my skills and study this idea more. #5699896

M.Christine Duncan March 26, 2008

I have to agree with the others.... the outstanding photo caught my eye, but your comments underneath are just as captivating! More, more, more!!!!! #5699963

Aimee C. Eisaman March 26, 2008

This shot isn't an instant attention getter, but somehow I get lost in the "void" you speak of and enter a state of introspection. Creating images like this is a gift. And your words are deep and poetic. Thank you for sharing! #5700347

Candice L. Carter April 05, 2008

I have to disagree with Aimee about this shot being a attention getter, because to me it was! I love the birds in flight and the color! Brillant eye Michael! #5748158

Michael S. Lazarus April 19, 2008

Thank you Christine, Aimee and Candice for the feedback on this photo. #5808416

Kathy L. Clark May 09, 2008

Well Michael, personally I love the image and the description. Photography and writing, two of my passions, too bad I'm old and happily married ;0)

The image has a feel to that makes you want to stare at it for a while. Great work Michael, my friend. #5904230

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