Award Winner | Photo of the Day | February 01, 2011
I took this picture in a warm evening of July. My mind and heart was filled of deep emotions because my Mom passed away a couple months ago. At that moment of loneliness, I remember that the only thing that made me feel close to her it was to take pictures in her favorite place, her garden, where birds and flowers enchanted the day. That afternoon a hummingbird showed up. I could say that I “felt” my Mom saying “Hi little one! Go and spread love and peace to the world!” An expression that she used to say. It was a gift, a precise moment dedicated for myself. I laid down on my knees slowly and quietly to the grass. I focused on silhouette of the bird and I shoot its unpredictable fly. I wanted to capture the meaning of its presence in my heart, instead of details of its unique beauty. Today, I look at the picture and it means a lot to me, almost like a prayer.
Photographer: Natalia Torrealba ( Coro, Venezuela )
Natalia Torrealba is a person who loves art, design and photography. Her favorite words: respect, integrity and professionalism. In the past, she had the responsibility to be the Associate Director of a Museum of Visual Arts, and the Graphics Coordinator in a publishing company where she was exposed to a number of demanding responsibilities. Presently, She is working as an independent photographer. Her education in Art and Photography has allowed her to build technical as well as creative concepts when developing a strong message for particular audiences. For Natalia, being a professional doesn’t mean to have it all. It means being a better observer in life, where her knowledge and confidence play an important role in her own decisions.