Chairs! you cry, your voice raised excitedly and more then slightly teasing.

Oh-my-god! A park bench! And it's blue! You laugh as I roll my eyes,

but i'm quick to raise my camera and press the shutter-always compelled to photograph these empty pieces of furniture

in odd and out of the way places.

Metal, wood, painted, natural, it's not just a place to sit.

A chair is a symbol to relax, meditate, calm down

and enjoy the world around you.

Absorb the magic in THIS spot at THIS moment.

A chair is a universal stop sign. It tells me to quit racing through life

and enjoy the here and the now.

Nikon around my neck,

I move on to capture another empty throne

in nature's living room,

and you follow with a shrug and a small smile.

Photo credits: Susan Sheldon.

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January 17, 2014


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January 03, 2014


Lovely words and images.
I do too love empty chairs, also have many.

January 03, 2014


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January 02, 2014


thank you all for the comments! every year the favorite christmas gift I give my guy is our year book. I hunt down favorite photos from only the past year, and create a photo book for him. I know I win if I move him to tears! (I know,.. bad of me) this year I had CHAIRS in our year book, and the entire book was of short stories and poems I wrote to go along. more will follow. I really am obsessed with chairs.. a collection will follow, (thanks Jdanne for the idea) meanwhile, in snowy icy cold michigan (its a snow globe here) I am going thru tons of photos that have never even been edited from this summer. happy shooting!

January 02, 2014


I loved your post, and the collection of pictures - made me smile on this dreary morning on the west coast of Canada.

January 02, 2014


Made me smile! My photo obsession is using a fallen log or tree to frame landscape pics ... my husband is constantly yelling with a teasing voice "look Karen, a log!" when we go hiking - of course, it doesn't help that I ALWAYS stop to take the shot! Happy New Year! i hope you find many, many more chairs to photograph, K-

December 29, 2013


Nice pictures!Thank you for sharing!I wish you a happy New Year!

December 27, 2013


Great pictures, well done!!!

December 26, 2013


Great collection.... Good luck.

December 25, 2013


Nice concept! You should make a collection of chairs. Here are my suggestions:

 Outdoor Restaurant with a Marvelous Panoramic View   Olympic National Park, Washington, USA   Hikers Paradise 

December 25, 2013


Nice pictures! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy New Year!

December 25, 2013


Great idea. David.

December 25, 2013


Very nice images, good work !
Merry Christmas to you and your family :-)

December 24, 2013


Hi, Merry Christmas! That nice experience, beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. These chairs invite you to occupy and pause truth.

December 24, 2013


*G* its a compulsion.. it really is! and my bf laughs at me every time. thankfully I do get sales from them... and I see them used as greeting cards often too and find myself compelled to purchase those as well... hmmm a conspiracy here I think!

December 24, 2013


This made me chuckle, I actually never knew how many people photographed empty benches and chairs until I started working here as a reviewer :) You have a nice selection, keep up the good work and Merry Christmas :)

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