Weekly shoot and Quote Challenge: Fragile

Interesting theme… I wanted to find a quote that would lead me to something a bit less obvious than fragility of beauty. I found this one:

“The older you get, the more fragile you understand life to be. I think that’s good motivation for getting out of bed joyfully each day.”
Julia Roberts


This image was taken in Madrid some years ago, and this man heard my shutter go as I was trying to take the photo of him and his dog going past, I probably said “missed it” or something to my friend, and he wheeled around and gave me a beaming smile, so I could take the shot!!

Hop over to Ese’s blog to see more images on this theme.


  1. Nice capture Sue – not sure what happens when the dog suddenly takes a fancy to something in the opposite direction 🙂

  2. Sweet interpretation Sue! He looks like the kind that lives life to the fullest 🙂

  3. Very nice of him. It’s a wonderful capture.

  4. …and this man fits perfectly with that quote meaning. Nice capture and tweak. Have a good day!

  5. As it turned out probably a much better photo but your editing is spot on as well.

  6. vastlycurious.com

    What a great smile and I love what you did to the photo Sue!

  7. See- the world’s just full of lovely folks, isn’t it? Nice capture 🙂

  8. lovely man lovely dog lovely photo

  9. Your choice to colorize was perfect with the quote. And what a sweet pair. Don’t they look like beings you’d like to have lunch with? Lovely to meet you!

    • Thanks, Meghan! Much appreciated…and I agree, beings to have lunch with. Good to meet you too, I’m off for a wander around your blog. Here’s to more conversations in future! 🙂

  10. Suzanne

    I like the way the man and the dog are in colour and everything else is b&W. Very skillfully done.

  11. Sue, fantastic image … happy one too and .. I love that you only kept the color on the man hand his dog.

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