Making photos with our eyes

My ‘baby sis’ and I ended up on Brighton Pier one evening

While I was in England.

After a wonderful time with the kids at the amusement park,

We caught a spectacular sunset over the old West Pier.

West Pier

As we headed back to the car with the lights twinkling,

My daughter burst out, “I wish we could make photos with our eyes.”

Pier and light

Her Aunty Kata (my sister) had a brilliant reply:

“We can. They are called memories.”


(I’m away at a summer cottage here in Sweden until the weekend, so may not be able to visit you. But I do APPRECIATE all your comments!)

For more memories, please visit: Skywatch.

93 responses

  1. Great captures! Must be a beautiful experience as you were with your sister.:)

    July 31, 2014 at 14:49

  2. The beam of light coming thru the clouds…lovely on the city.

    July 31, 2014 at 15:19

  3. the shadow and light in that first picture are amazing…like it is punching through the clouds…
    and what a fun place to hang out as well…

    July 31, 2014 at 15:32

  4. Wow, I’m always amazed with your photographs – these shots are wonderful!

    July 31, 2014 at 15:35

    • Thanks. They did turn out well for iPhone photos!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      August 2, 2014 at 08:22

  5. these are just gorgeous! and my heart swelled a bit…

    July 31, 2014 at 15:56

  6. mir

    beautiful story and beautiful sunset by the sea

    July 31, 2014 at 16:04

  7. I’m thinking I definitely need to visit Sweden some day to take photos of your gorgeous skies!

    July 31, 2014 at 16:06

  8. I called my husband to come see this set, Fi. You’ve captured the mood of the night in those photos. Good memories indeed!

    July 31, 2014 at 16:16

  9. Hudson Howl

    Here’s to memories. Salut !

    July 31, 2014 at 16:19

  10. Absolutely brilliant! The images captured through eyes are ineradicable

    July 31, 2014 at 16:26

  11. beautiful… the sun beams.

    July 31, 2014 at 16:36

  12. We make wonderful memories every day and I am glad you share some of yours with your amazing photos.
    These are all so beautiful :)

    July 31, 2014 at 16:41

  13. Wow, what great photos and what a lovely sentiment. A lot of the time I’ll lower my camera and simply try burn a scene into my memory. That is what memories are made of indeed.

    July 31, 2014 at 16:46

  14. Our children come out with the neatest sayings and a great response from your sister. Great photos as always!

    July 31, 2014 at 16:54

  15. Superbissim… how she thought about…“I wish we could make photos with our eyes.” “Memories”… indeed! Lovely thoughts…. great reply, too!! And an wonderful post of yours! Greetings from the “happy places (seen worldwide) that can lead us to happy memories for our souls”…Alexa T

    July 31, 2014 at 16:54

  16. mtwaggin

    You have a pretty smart “baby sis” there and I absolutely adore that last shot!

    July 31, 2014 at 17:02

  17. Those photos are exquisite! And thank you for giving us the “memories” of them!

    July 31, 2014 at 17:33

  18. Superb captures and the wisest of words from your sister, Fiona!! What a glorious start for my day! Thank you, as always, for sharing! Have a lovely, safe weekend!

    July 31, 2014 at 17:44

  19. What a brilliant response!

    July 31, 2014 at 17:59

  20. Gorgeous photos, and I absolutely love your sister’s quick comeback!

    July 31, 2014 at 18:01

  21. How great to have a sister to share experiences with. As always your photos are magnificent. Enjoy your Swedish cottage, there’s nothing quite like it.

    July 31, 2014 at 18:19

  22. Beautiful sky and sunset pix. When I don’t have my camera with me, I often “take eye snapshots” and imagine sending them ‘home’ to be reviewed later on.

    July 31, 2014 at 18:36

    • Lucky for me that I had my phone camera on me!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      August 2, 2014 at 08:03

  23. Just perfect in every way. I know you join me in praying for my friends and family on BOTH sides of the Gaza border! Thanks for caring-

    “I like the
    serendipitous surprises
    of reality.”
    Lawrence Wright

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= .

    July 31, 2014 at 18:37

  24. I really like your sister’s wisdom — and your gorgeous photos.

    July 31, 2014 at 19:48

  25. Hi Fiona, WOW—what a beautiful sunset. I love the sunbeams shining down… Gorgeous!!! Hope you had a nice trip… I’m sure you DID.

    July 31, 2014 at 20:17

  26. Loved your sister’s reply! … and the photos! :o)

    July 31, 2014 at 21:24

  27. I love your sister’s definition of memories – but am glad that you had some technical assistance with these memories and could share them. Thank you – stunningly beautiful. As always.

    July 31, 2014 at 21:29

  28. Gorgeous views and a perfect response by Kata!

    July 31, 2014 at 21:30

  29. Don

    These images are magnificent. Loved the the interaction between your daughter and her Aunt. :)

    July 31, 2014 at 21:52

  30. A great wish and a gret answer. Still the flicks help.:-)

    July 31, 2014 at 22:02

  31. Beautiful photos, but the treasure was in your daughter’s comment and her aunt’s reply. Very special!

    July 31, 2014 at 22:42

  32. Pat

    Beautiful photos and I love the story.

    July 31, 2014 at 23:17

  33. absolutely stunning photos!

    August 1, 2014 at 00:21

  34. Your sister is wise! Lovely memories and photos from your trip! Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

    August 1, 2014 at 00:24

  35. Hi! Very beautiful photos. I like the last photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

    August 1, 2014 at 00:46

  36. Beautiful shots. And yes my memories surpass any photo I’ve ever made or seen.

    August 1, 2014 at 05:02

  37. Great response! And the photographs are gorgeous!

    August 1, 2014 at 06:08

    • Thanks – I took them with my phone and am quite pleased with them.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      August 1, 2014 at 15:29

  38. So true, Lady Fi! Memories are my very favorite “photos” of all time. Your skies over Brighton were spectacular!

    August 1, 2014 at 06:21

  39. I am loving the sunset! And tell Aunty Kata, thanks for the great quip from us as well.

    August 1, 2014 at 07:16

  40. Amit Agarwal

    Gorgeous sky pics!

    August 1, 2014 at 11:22

  41. That is such a beautiful reply from your sister:)
    It’s so cool to say I have walked along that beach. Swam in that sea.:)

    the pretty places of the UK:)

    August 1, 2014 at 12:15

  42. Lovely!

    August 1, 2014 at 12:17

  43. Your sister’s reply to making pictures with the eyes was excellent! Memories are photos taken with the human lens and stored in its internal memory(brain) hopefully forever. I love all of your SWF photos. It’s so nice to meet you, and enjoy your weekend at your cottage. I hope you have your camera!😉

    August 1, 2014 at 13:17

    • I only have my iPhone, but still — these photos of the West Pier were also taken with my phone.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      August 1, 2014 at 15:19

  44. Wisdom runs in the family😉 Have a lovely time unplugging!
    Val x

    August 1, 2014 at 13:59

  45. Beautiful Pictures!
    you dont Always have to be at the blog!
    have a great tim!

    August 1, 2014 at 15:27

  46. you capture sunsets like nobody else i know. and…. i know exactly how your daughter feels. i often feel the same way. but, i also love our sister’s reply. enjoy the cottage! x

    August 1, 2014 at 15:46

  47. Stunning sunset shots.

    August 1, 2014 at 15:50

  48. Beautiful sky, great light!

    August 1, 2014 at 15:56

  49. Gorgeous shots…and yes photos with the eyes are memories…I’ve always loved that thought.

    August 1, 2014 at 16:55

  50. Nydelige bilder … noe å ha med seg inn i den mørke årstiden.


    August 1, 2014 at 17:25

  51. Indeed. I’ve made many a photo with my eye. Your last shot is beyond spectacular. You can’t beat a sunset-on-water photo. Happy weekend and happy skywatching!

    August 1, 2014 at 19:32

  52. Beautiful photographs, and your response was just perfect.

    Have a great weekend!

    August 1, 2014 at 21:45

  53. That is most definitely a spectacular sunset! I loved your daughter’s comment.:)

    August 2, 2014 at 06:25

  54. Memories can be a great thing if they are beautiful and good. Unfortunately, they are just as powerful when they are not so good. That’s where I come it:)

    August 2, 2014 at 06:34

  55. Sorry, I forgot the most important part – I love your last capture for all the contrasts!

    August 2, 2014 at 06:35

  56. indrani

    Yes, memories they are sweet!
    Great pics.

    August 2, 2014 at 06:44

  57. What a wonderful sunset Have a great summer vacation

    August 2, 2014 at 10:55

  58. Leo

    Vakantie en dan ook nog een mooie zonsondergang, wat zijn jullie gelukkig.

    August 2, 2014 at 13:21

  59. Incredible indeed!!! Wow.

    August 2, 2014 at 13:32

  60. It’s always such a treat to catch up and enjoy all you wonderful images Fiona.. Sounds like you’re having a brilliant time in the UK, can just imagine the images to come ..

    August 2, 2014 at 15:07

  61. Stunning shots! Dramatic clouds and the lovley conversation made the sunset scene look more dramatic.

    August 2, 2014 at 15:59

  62. Your photos are very beautiful!!! Enjoy your weekend!

    August 2, 2014 at 15:59

  63. Beautiful sunset. Hope your week at the cottage was good.

    August 2, 2014 at 16:01

  64. Indeed a spectacular one.

    August 2, 2014 at 16:16

  65. daryledelstein

    wise Aunty!

    August 2, 2014 at 16:25

  66. Fantastic shots of a majestic sky and great time with your sister in England I bet ~ happy weekend ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    August 2, 2014 at 16:35

  67. lovely photos
    wonderful conversation
    i have found that when i really want to take a photo
    but can not, i often will remember that scene quite well

    August 2, 2014 at 16:42

  68. Al

    A gorgeous sunset indeed – hopefully you made many photos with your eyes on this trip!

    August 2, 2014 at 18:06

  69. Splendid photos of a beautiful scene! Aunt Kata’s reply was perfect… but I also can relate to your daughter’s lament. Memory isn’t always reliable, and sometimes words aren’t enough (and a picture is worth a thousand of them), so it can be hard to share a special scene or moment with someone without a photo. I have a feeling that someday soon, we will be able to take photos with our eyes – or at least with some sort of bionic implants! Meanwhile, I’m glad you tote your camera around!:-)

    August 2, 2014 at 18:23

    • I didn’t have my big girl cam and took these shots with my mobile phone camera.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      August 2, 2014 at 19:49

  70. Fantastic sky shots and I love the reflections on the water.

    August 2, 2014 at 19:48

  71. Love the drama of those skies. Did you say you took these pics with your iPhone? Impressive.

    August 2, 2014 at 20:09

  72. photos with our eyes…..memories (holding my hand over my heart here):)
    so much thanks for all the magic you served up fresh here.
    wishing you more of the same,

    August 2, 2014 at 20:50

  73. This sunset is really spectacular! Such a dramatic and stunning sky! Gorgeous!

    August 2, 2014 at 21:23

  74. Stunning. Thank you!

    August 3, 2014 at 04:32

  75. Thats a great line – and one to remember when I forget my camera!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    August 3, 2014 at 09:59

  76. I love the ideas of memories as being photos we take with our eyes! Perfect! Great photos. I haven’t been to Brighton since I was a child!

    August 3, 2014 at 14:07

  77. Great pictures. I hope you have some good memories too.

    August 3, 2014 at 21:36

    How absolutely lovely, Lady Fi. I LOVE!! PS. who is watching Oscar? xxx

    August 4, 2014 at 05:24

    • Oscar is with a family that adores him and he adores them!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

      August 4, 2014 at 07:52

  79. stormy weather or….? Wishing you some beutiful days.

    August 4, 2014 at 15:54

  80. miyahde

    OMG,what FANTASTIC sky pictures♡♡♡ Sky has its wonder:-)
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    August 5, 2014 at 04:10

  81. Fabulous skies!

    August 5, 2014 at 12:51

  82. I need to remember your sister’s perfect comment when I feel bad at missing the perfect shot! It used to be that all I needed was the memory.

    August 6, 2014 at 03:25

  83. wow – they were super skys

    August 6, 2014 at 09:28

  84. Beautiful images! I especially loved that answer for the little girl who wished to take pictures with her eyes.

    August 6, 2014 at 12:06

  85. Beautiful series, wonderful skies and colors, stunning place and photos

    August 6, 2014 at 18:12

  86. Reblogged this on Kuba Kosy.

    August 15, 2014 at 21:11

  87. Pat

    Stunning sunset shots.

    August 19, 2014 at 21:19

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