Lens- Artist’s Photo Challenge #72: The Rewards of Waiting

I seem to be having a busy (for me) week this week, so I’m rather late with this post.

Actually, the rewards of waiting have been more evident to me since my health has become more of a challenge, and I can’t zip around like I used to. I need to rest more, and I can rest and observe, and then await moments…

I was reading an article about Vivienne Mayer, and the author said “She waited until the instant the shutter should be released in order to capture the moment best.”

I have done that myself when taking Street photographs, finding a good background and awaiting the ‘right’ person to appear in the frame


Striding through the past?

Also, on another note, it might be waiting for the sun to break through the clouds

After the Storm?

Also, waiting for the light coming through the window of my lounge to do interesting things at certain times of the day

Linked to Lens-artist’s at Patti’s here


  1. Fabulous post and interpretation, Sue.

  2. Waiting for the right person to walk by makes your photos much more intriguing that run of the mill shots of street art.

  3. A nice selection indeed, Sue. Some old favourites there.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I hear you re: that slowing down/health challenge. Nice photos.

  5. Your waiting certainly paid off in these shots Sue.

  6. I am glad you waited Sue 🙂 Some of the best interpretation with people at the right time. Fabulous and only one with bikes 😀

  7. Well, there you are! All good things come to he who waits, my Mam used to say. Personally I always had my doubts but I very much like ‘After the storm’. 🙂 🙂 The people ones are good but I hate that guy letching at the ‘lady’ in pink, Sue. I’m just an old fuddy, duddy!

  8. A great post Sue. Such varied shots, and a nice take on waiting to centre the photographer as the waiter. Ansel Adams also used to wait.

  9. Great photos! For good photography, patience is key.

  10. Love your shots of passers by with the Wall Art Sue. Terrific interpretation

  11. This has been one of your specialties, hasn’t it. Street art and waiting for the right moment. Great images, Sue.

  12. Ooh, superb, Sue, every picture tells a story—whether it’s true or not matters not a jot! 🙂

  13. These are all wonderful shots, Sue. Your patience really pays off.

  14. You make these shots look easy! And love the variety Sue – favs are the man in pink hoodie and the lounge lover shot

  15. Ah yes – slowing down is so worthwhile, but I am sorry it is being forced on you by health. We can be in so much of a rush that we miss a lot. I’m discovering the joy of slow progress – a choice in my case and not forced upon me I’m glad to say. It amounts to a different way of ‘seeing’

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