19 May 2014

Simply a moment

The air is starting to get cool around me as the sky turns from palest blue to deep lilac.
I curl my toes up under the quilt, glad of the extra jumper and the blankets stashed away in the rucksack. 


The hill stretches downwards towards the city. sparkling lights are just starting to appear at the base of the cathedral. It's still and quiet up here. 
The peace only broken by the occasional shout as someone misses the frisbee that is soaring through the air. 


I am sitting on soft blanket with the heavy camera on my knee. I am enjoying the challenge of capturing the dusky light. Twizzling the dial to get the correct settings. playing with focus to capture the scene just so. 


My friend comes over and starts to thread the buttercups through her long plait. I try and capture the beauty of her and the flowers and all of it. 


They are calling to me now, asking me to join in the game. I rise to my feet, intent on capturing it all. I snap a few candid shots. I like the laughter, the details, the knee high flowers. 


It's time to put the camera down, get those numb feet moving. 


This hill. what a beautiful place to be 


Today I am joining in with Alexa and her final 'simply a moment'. Thank you Alexa for such a beautiful meme. It has been wonderful to take part and read so many glorious moments. 

15 comments:

alexa said...

What a wonderfully atmospheric moment you have shared with us, Abi! And your photos capture the fun and enjoyment of a warm evening at dusk with good friends ... Glad you are all able to take a break from revision! Thank you so very much for making the time to record and post your sixty seconds especially when life is so busy - and for all the times you have contributed and linked up. It is always such a pleasure to read your words and admire your photographic skills :).

Nathalie said...

Beautiful photos! You seemed to have captured this precious moment very well :)

Miriam said...

This is a really lovely moment beautifully captured and written Abi. Hope the term is going well for you.

scrappyjacky said...

A perfect evening captured,Abi.

Missus Wookie said...

Gorgeous moment and beautifully captured.

Hope your brain isn't melting (to quote Tigger also dealing with yr 2 exams)

Gail said...

What a lovely moment and captured so well both with words and photos. Good luck in your exams.

Lizzie said...

Lovely! What a relaxing evening with special friends, in a special place. Something to remember for always, Abi! X

Ruth said...

You've captured the evening beautifully, both in words and images.

Alison said...

A lovely moment captured, Abi!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Beautiful post, Abi! I love that we can see the passing of time from the second photo to the last photo. I love photos taken during the blue hour!

boysmum2 said...

What an awesome collection of pictures telling a fun story. Looks like you all had a great evening.

Sinead said...

This is just such a lovely moment Abi - I love the candid shots and how you've perfectly captured the atmosphere of a magical evening with friends. A nice break from all that revision too! X

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous photographs today Abi. I love that you captured them and shared them with us.
Blessings to you,
Rinda

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

So beautiful, Abi - the photos, that view, the field of flowers, and your writing. Awesome!

Beverly said...

Beautifully captured both in words and photos, Abi. I love the first and last allowing us to share in the change in the day and light but my favorite is the next to the last, I can see you moving away, laughing and joining in with your friends.