A portrait captures a moment that’s gone forever; they are impossible to reproduce. Street Photography: Second Sunday, The High Museum of Art. My goal in this series is to create a really awesome frame of people existing right then because they honored me time to share their world.

I am very happy to be living the retired life for several reasons: First I get to travel to Atlanta any day of the week without messing up my schedule, and second because retired military (Veterans) get free admission and parking at the High Museum of Art for life! Thank you Home Depot Veterans Foundation!

Speaking of seconds, Second Sunday is family free day at the museum. Yes, everyone can enjoy the retired life on this day at the museum and be surrounded by family and the most beautiful artifacts from around the world. Many kids now can learn about cultures and historical periods sharing the experience with their loved ones.

On this particular second Sunday, I sat totally absorbed in an exhibit with headphones attached, watching a video on the wall. Neal tapped me on the shoulder, “Look”, he said, motioning besides me. I turned to relish my next portrait.

All I could see were two people, as one in the moment sharing, listening and being. I paused, then asked politely, “May I capture this moment?” Such love, care and interest! Afterwards, as I continued to enjoy the exhibit in another part of the museum, I noticed the same family as Grandmother or “Abuela” called lovingly to the young girl, “See here, look,” motioning eagerly at a painting.

Just one example of the power of Second Sunday at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta!

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