Talking Pictures
Blissful Bubbles

Talking Pictures

Technical Information: Exakta Varex VX, Meyer Optik Domiplan f/2.8 50mm lens, Ilford XP2 Super, f/2.8 at 1/1000 sec.


Enjoying the writing of poetry as well as the craft of photography, I wrote the following poem to accompany this picture of my son Shane, "Bubbles." This picture was taken during the party to celebrate his and his brother's second-year adoption anniversary.

Laughter floats in iridescent globes.
A Child's joy ascends to the sky
To join a choir of joy
Which echoes in the fields of Heaven.
--Jason Gorbel
Freeport, NY

The premise of Talking Pictures is that all of us have images that carry an internal narrative that we rarely get to share. This entails more than just camera, exposure, and film. It might include what provoked us to snap the shutter or how, in retrospect, the image makes us feel.

We invite you to submit images and words for this department. Please send only one image and brief text with each submission. Because we will print the pictures large please make sure that the image can take the blowup. For this department we will accept only high-quality prints (5x7 or 8x10) and slides--no digital files, please. We will not be able to return the images to you because of the volume we anticipate receiving. And by sending us the image you grant us permission to print it in the magazine and on our web site. We also may hold publication for some time.

So come on, get published and share your ideas and inspiration. Send submissions to:

Talking Pictures, Shutterbug,
5211 S. Washington Ave.,
Titusville, FL 32780.