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Expressions – the face of emotion

23/02/2011

“The eyes are the windows to the soul”

is one of the most capturing quotes I have ever read and one that sticks with me constantly. I do like to read people and their eyes are very good give aways. You can tell if your friend is hiding something from you, if your child is lying (well maybe not always on that one!) and what really comes out at you is how that person is feeling inside. Many a smile disguises anguish, upset and deep pain as in this world we’re so used to replying ‘Oh, I’m fine thanks.’ to the question ‘How are you?’ and it takes a little extra attention and digging to really find out how that person is if you really want to know of course.

So when Tara prompted us this week with expressions I immediately had a few old photos in mind, you know the ones that stick in your mind because they captured something you weren’t necessarily looking for?

My Three girls. Alice, Bessie and Gracey

Speaks for itself doesn't it!

Alice gets close up with the camera

having fun, laughing

You alright son? Got everything you need boy? Comfy? You sit and relax whilst I get your dinner ready eh?

Well, no fear of the lens there!

Sweet, shy and wannabe raucous teenager

 

For more expressions pop over to Tara’s Sticky Fingers and check out some of the excellent photography in the blogging world.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. 23/02/2011 9:30 am

    Simply gorgeous…all of them. It’s no wonder really…:D

    Karin

  2. Beki Davies permalink
    23/02/2011 10:09 am

    Lovely photos – even more so when you take the time to look into the eyes!
    Bx

  3. 23/02/2011 10:21 am

    Lovely pics, what beautiful girls! Emma

  4. 23/02/2011 2:33 pm

    That quote is an amazing one I agree, and very true. Great selection of photos and what beautiful girls, such gorgeous big brown eyes they have 🙂

  5. tiddlyompompom permalink
    23/02/2011 9:24 pm

    lovely photos. I went with eyes too – you can tell a lot about a person by their eyes I think 🙂

  6. 23/02/2011 10:07 pm

    Great selection of photos! I think I like the first one the best although it’s a tough call! x

  7. 23/02/2011 10:35 pm

    They are ALL gorgeous pictures.

  8. romana permalink
    24/02/2011 8:50 am

    bellissime dolcissime; occhi puri trasparenti sinceri dell’infanzia! neanche dirlo che tutte le “tue bimbe” sono fantastiche! ma a me piace la foto di Tommy! fermo che legge in giardino.. e quando mai? una rarità ma lo trovo dolcissimo.. ciao baci

  9. 24/02/2011 11:50 pm

    They’re all beautiful!
    Totally agree with you about eyes, you can see so much in them

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