a thin slice

A thin s L i c E


The places we have known do not belong only to the world of space on which we map them for our conve­nience. None of them was ever more than a thin slice, held between the contiguous impressions that com­posed our life at that time; the memory of a particular image is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues, are as fugitive, alas, as the years.
— Marcel Proust


Exif data:

Camera: NIKON D300
Aperture Value: 3.851999
Exposure Time: 1 / 1600
Flash: Flash did not fire
FNumber: 3.8
Focal Length: 22
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 33
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Max Aperture Value: 3.8
Shutter Speed Value: 10.64386
Subject Distance: 3.16
Subject Distance Range: unknown
Lens Model: 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6

32 comments on “a thin slice

  1. You really break my heart combining your great image with one of my favourite writers of all time. I was in my early twenties when I spent most of my time with Marcel Proust. A stunner!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

  2. I love this for a host of reasons, the birds, the trees, the framing, and last but by no means least the gentle processing which hints at a bygone age.

    The words of proust are so well chosen, a perfect complement.

  3. A memory sandwich, indeed. Reading the quotation, my first thought was Alain de Botton, but of course to think of Botton is necessarily to think of Proust.

    Beautifully rendered.

  4. Eighteen days after you posted this…I must have missed this gloriously poetic shot, I just love the skein of geese flying into shot.

    But it gives me the opportunity to say. a very Happy, and wonderful Christmas to you Sherri and your family.

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