Turning the Page

Tainia Finlay

Joined January 2008

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When photography first evolved subjects had to sit still for a very long time during the exposure. This is an image of a family member circa 1890 or there abouts, I’m not certain. It must have been VERY frustrating not being able to turn the page!

What a way we have come with our instant digital age!!

Thank you for looking.

Dear fellow bubbler silverstrummer kindly wrote this poem which I’d like to put to the image, thank you very much!

A perfect pose for a perfect lady,
Antoinette is the name I shall call
The tight curls of Antoinette’s hair,
A Victorian look that blends with her chair,
What a perfect pose,
Straight lines right up to her nose!

Her dress flows so gently around her,
You can see it …..the way it lays it is with flair!
It cascades down to the floor,
But you cannot see if it is there!

The dress has see through arms with puffed up cuffs,
They compliment Antoinette and her studious looks!
The patience she has before turning the page,
Gives this photograph the quality and proof of its age!

As the faces behind the past look on,
Intrigued by what’s going on,
The one on the left a Cavalier of sorts,
Sporting a handlebar moustache.

Now study the face on the right,
Changing from a babe to an old man with side whiskers
To the fore front of this image an eye on its own
White clouds surround the face and head,
Making it look like sideburns and white beard

Looks like Santa, take a closer look,
Can you see what I can see?
These three faces of days gone past,
Seem so special to thee!
They deserve a place in your photograph album at last.


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