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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: A Stolen Moment

My Peachtree Street: A Stolen Moment

What a nice day it was. Lunchtime. I was soaking up the sun, sitting on a curb near a flower bed, peacefully digesting my Chick-fil-A sandwich, when I noticed a colleague from the office approaching at a fast pace. I put a huge smile on my face and made a friendly hand gesture. The guy looked through me and kept going.  With a stupid smile frozen from ear to ear, I watched his long dreadlocks smack his back in the crazy rhythm of lunchtime Peachtree Street.

I checked around with my peripheral vision if anybody noticed my idiotic smile and bowed my head to my knees, shamed and confused.

When I raised my eyes, something  happened in the sky. I whispered a short prayer of thanks and pushed the shutter button. Was it a payoff for my humiliation or did I steal a moment from Supreme himself?

My Peachtree Street: A Stolen Moment

What a nice day it was. Lunchtime. I was soaking up the sun, sitting on a curb near a flower bed, peacefully digesting my Chick-fil-A sandwich, when I noticed a colleague from the office approaching at a fast pace. I put a huge smile on my face and made a friendly hand gesture. The guy looked through me and kept going.  With a stupid smile frozen from ear to ear, I watched his long dreadlocks smack his back in the crazy rhythm of lunchtime Peachtree Street.

I checked around with my peripheral vision if anybody noticed my idiotic smile and bowed my head to my knees, shamed and confused.

When I raised my eyes, something  happened in the sky. I whispered a short prayer of thanks and pushed the shutter button. Was it a payoff for my humiliation or did I steal a moment from Supreme himself?

comments (14)

  • Kathryn
  • in my beloved south
  • 8 Jul 2008, 03:30
More likely it is the pay off for sitting near the flower bed on the curb and having a keen eye, Viktor.

Or a moment stole from Delta smile

What a visually unique photograph that has your "trademark" all over it. I like it!
vz-nostalgia: Who would have ever guessed that moseying at lunch could be so productive. smile
Lucky your camera is a part of your anataomy, this is an excellent capture.
vz-nostalgia: A part of my anatomy... LOL... Zooming in and out lens certainly resembles some parts of my anatomy, Nig. smile
Surely a reward for always having your camera with you. You have an incredible eye for capturing the moment. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: Right place, right time, Ms. Roz. smile
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...summer? what summer?
  • 8 Jul 2008, 09:01
I doubt anyone noticed your humiliation...people don't look and most of them didn't see this either for the same reason. You looked, saw and had a camera. So be pleased with yourselfsmile
vz-nostalgia: "...people don't look and most of them didn't see..." That maybe true for Droitwich, Bill, but not for Atlanta. Most people smile at you and don't be surprised to hear "How are you doing" from a total stranger on the street. It's the South after all. I love it. smile
Everybody's at it- 45 degrees rules OKAY. Lovely shot- celestial?
vz-nostalgia: 45 degrees of separation. smile
A celestial revelation indeed, Ms. Jamoula. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jul 2008, 13:08
A lovely little story again! Sometimes your stories are - to be honest- better than your pic, but today your story and your photo create a wonderful couple/ensemble and a real great moment, a given, granted, won moment or in my German "ein gl├╝cklicher Augenblick" (as Goethe said: Life may be a collection of such happy moments!)has been frozen by you - "from the Supreme himself" - hmm- in this way I would like to be a bit more modest, the moment is great indead, the words should be not to 'great'!
vz-nostalgia: "Sometimes your stories are...better than your pic..." Oh my... smile Without knowing it, you complemented me, Ms. Philine. smile Because I value the progress of my storytelling more than my photography, as I put so much effort into learning the language. Photography requires almost no work for me, it comes so naturally. smile
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2008, 16:16
Fantastic shot! Love the jet streams which seem to radiate from that building!!
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Martie.
That's a wonderful image Vik - made the more dynamic by having those planes way up high
vz-nostalgia: Yep. The planes make the image. A final touch, so to speak.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 8 Jul 2008, 21:14
ha well been a lover of angled shots Viktor thats going straight to my likeyssmile Can't believe you caught the planes and sun in that composition. Superb shot indeed.
vz-nostalgia: That's what you get for sitting on a curb near a flower bed at lunchtime, Tim. Try this, maybe it will work for you as well. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 9 Jul 2008, 01:24
Fantastic perspective here. Love the jet fuel streaks in the clear blue sky.
vz-nostalgia: Sorry to disappoint you, Ms. Marcie, but that's not the jet fuel that you see behind the planes. It is simply a hot air that supersonic jets leave behind. smile The hot air absorbs moisture better than the cold air, and voila, a cloud in a shape of a trail is formed behind the plane. See, you learned something today by visiting Nostalgia. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2008, 03:31
From the perspective I am not so clear on whether you were sitting on a curb, or laying in a gutter, VZ...was it a brown-bag lunch of 1/5 of rot-gut rather than a chicken sandwich?

Looks like you captured a rare moment of direct communication with gawd...have your grey hairs reverted to sleek black locks, yet?

Really like the fire Escape stairs on the side of the building...architect slipped up by forgetting to include them in original concept, perhaps...

[No...really...I love this picture...]
vz-nostalgia: You're so damn sharp, Ray! How in the world would you know that the gutter ditch is my favorite place to hang out at lunchtime?
Apparently, a conversion of my "grey hairs" was not on the "to do" list for Allmighty, too small of a task. I'm sure, He has much bigger plans for me. smile
Thanks for noticing the stair. Stupid architects... they always forget to put the stairs inside the buildings. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jul 2008, 07:06
Great story again, you are very good with words and the camera.
This could just be the wicked smile of Him, seeing you making a mistake.......it happened to me once...but the overhead sky was not as beautiful as yours, love the tilted look and archtitecture.wink
vz-nostalgia: Next time it happens to you, Ms. Astrid, bow your head, say a little prayer and look up. Oh, and keep your camera ready. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2008, 09:57
Looking at your pic today (for the second time) I had a new epiphany/vision: I see the plane on the right going ahead, it is moving-really!
vz-nostalgia: That could mean two things, Ms. Philine:
1. I was right about my interaction with Supreme. smile
2. It's time for you to pay a visit to your eye doctor. smile
That's really a fantastic compo ! Angle of view is just perfect here !
vz-nostalgia: Ms. Flo! Long time no see. Good to see you again on Nostalgia. Did you move from Paris to Germany? smile
As for the view, Ray guessed it, I was lying in a ditch. smile
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