Time is Fleeting

“Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time.”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Landscape, San Francisco, Fog, Golden Gate, Nikon, City,

Fog and Tugboat


Flowers, Photography, Close-Up, Nature

Last Days


Urban, San Francisco, Found,

Lost Friend


“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” 

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

City, San Francisco, Portrait, Light, Architecture

Love and Light


Stop Motion, Photography, Close-Up



Night Photography, San Francisco, Urban, Light,



“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson


Found, Photography, Urban, Close-up,

Lost Homework


City, San Francisco, Photography, Urban, Portrait

Russian Hill Run


Flower, Nature, Light, Photography, Close-up

Afternoon Light


“Of course it’s all luck.”

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson



Categories: Architecture, City Scenes, Night Photography, Photography, Street Photography, Things I've Seen..., Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Catchy photos and themes. I loved the Love and Light One and the bridge. Thanks for sharing. I have a poetry blog here on WordPress and today’s poem is about a double rainbow in case you have time to look? Colourful greetings, Sam 🙂

  2. You’ve beautifully interwoven quotes, pictures and interpretations with a broader theme. Thanks for taking me to another world, Jane. Your camera is like a magic wand. 🙂

  3. True life stories seen and captured by the camera’s eye … Again great beautiful pictures!
    Best regards, Heidi

  4. Great shots.

  5. No those aren’t last days – you have immortalized it. This is the photo speaks to me

  6. Stunning moments in time! And perfect quotes to match. Thank you for leading me to this Jane.

  7. So beautiful, Jane.
    I especially love the last one here.
    Magnificent light and color.

  8. A beautiful series, Jane. Though the photo of the lost friend is very touching, I like the couple walking through the nearly empty space. “Do they take the elevator, or the cardio workout (stairs)?”

  9. Awww, love the little bunny Jane – along w all the others of course!!

  10. The last days photo is really interesting. And still beautiful.

  11. wow! what a wonderful collection!

  12. What a stunning collection, Jane! You’ve given me a visual thrill to start my day!

  13. I love your pictures! 😉 Well done… as always!

  14. Stunning collection of images Jane.

  15. A stunning collection and series of beautiful images, Jane. With this variety of images it is difficult to determine my fav image. But I think it is the bridge and boat image. We were for 7 days in SF a few years ago. No fog. But I was not into photography in these days anyhow. I remember the bridge because of a different reason. When we picked up our BIG mobile home for our Highway #1 tour I wanted to avoid SF and the bridge. I took the wrong exit. Had to pass the city center and bridge in the late afternoon traffic. Needed a BIG glass of wine at the first camping site. But it was fun. Smiles. Reinhold

    • What a great story, Reinhold. I am imagining you navigating on the bridge and hwy 1 in a big RV! You are brave!
      Thanks for sharing and I’m happy you enjoyed this series. PS the other surprising fact is that you weren’t into photography then – your work looks like it’s a lifetime of experience!

      • Thank you, Jane! I was always documenting our trips to foreign countries. Vacation snapshots… as we all do. I bought my first DSLR in 2009. A Nikon D200, followed by a NIKON D800. But still mainly clicks during trips. No idea, no plan, no passion. It all started in 2015. A problem in my neck disabled my right arm and hand. I had to stop working as an IT consultant. I was willing to fight my way out of this with my new passion: photography. I sold all my heavy gear and bought the Fuji X-T1 and 2 lenses. Lightweight! I bought a MacBook, a WACOM tablet, Lightroom and Photoshop. I had long walks to local spots around me. And worked my way back into life. I am now back to normal. With one exception. Early 2015 I was rich (as a consultant) and unhappy. Now I am not so rich (as a photographer) but more than happy. My dream is to make a living out of that. But that will be a long journey. But what is more important than being on a journey. We will see what happens. Thanks for your interest, Jane. And if I have told you that story before… I am sorry! 🙂 Happy Days. Reinhold

        • What an inspiring story, Reinhold. We never know where life will take us and it sounds like you made a positive change for happiness and creativity.
          I just went mirrorless with the Fuji XT-2, although I kept my D800 for times that I don’t have to carry it. Happy shooting and thanks for sharing. 🙂

  16. Jane, these are wonderful!
    How did you come to put this collection together?

    • Hi Laurie, I made these images for a photography class I recently took at SF Art Institute. The WP theme of the week sparked the idea of time passing. I’m really glad you like how they string together. Thanks very much!

  17. Love these images ….the light shines… such balance very satidfy2ing to contemplate.

  18. Love the bridge photo. 🙂

  19. Just a beautiful post Jane😍…wonderful shots….always a great eye!!😍

  20. Of course the photo of The Golden Gate bridge tugged at my heart. I love your studies of her. And the light reflections in Love and Light were quite amazing.

  21. Really like the light reflections on the floor of the Love and Light shot. Nice series Jane.

  22. your photos are very nice! You’re clever….
    I love black/white photos…
    best regards

  23. Great collection! I especially like ‘Lost Friend’ and ‘Lost Homework’. I think ‘Lost and Found’ would be a good theme for a series.

    • Hi Denise, Definitely! I have a growing file of “found objects” as I walk around the city. It’s somewhat profound and touching what you find. Glad you enjoyed this series. Thanks and hope you have a good holiday!

  24. What a wonderful essay on time, each image adds to the idea…and there are some beauties here! Plus you show what an accomplished photographer you are, with so many different subjects done so well.

  25. Beautiful work as always, Jane, ” Last days” and ” Buildings” are my favorites.

  26. I am in awe of you and your amazing work!

  27. ‘Love and Light’ is such a great composition. ‘Lost Friend’ is heartbreaking!

  28. Beautiful images. My favourite is ‘love and light’ (but I couldn’t find a ‘like’ button?) (WP)

  29. Jane Lurie is a heart filled with pictures. She captures people’s emotions like a stream of succession. She knows her work everyone’s eyes open like a Kaleidoscope with such deep felt you could see the expressions she gives us all hope. She very gifted she brings out the colors anyone will be impressed. She overflows my mind like no other how to address, She the artist Nature kind her images is a treasure to find. Thanks, again you’re amazing and the pictures are so pleasing…

  30. Wonderful imagery, each with its own story which makes you wonder!

  31. Always fantastic photography, Jane!

  32. Such wonderful diversity and a remarkable eye for the little things that are oh so big! Wonderful!

  33. Love Love and Light! And Last Days! Beautiful.

  34. Really enjoy your work. Happy to receive the email reminders so I don’t miss any

  35. Your photographs are always so well seen and thoughtful, not to mention technically as good as the content.

  36. Really enjoyed this collection and wonderful pairing with HCB’s quotes. Love Fog and Tugboat and Love and Light especially.

  37. Beautiful collection, really enjoy the Love and Light, the patterns on the floor keep your eyes searching and searching.

  38. These are all all gorgeous images Jane 🙂 Every time I follow your site WordPress manages to muck it up and I have to re-subscribe. Isn’t technology handy, LOL.

    • Hi Joe– How strange! And, today, I noticed that my “likes” and “sharing” buttons were suddenly not there. I figured it out, thankfully. Sorry it’s been acting up but that you are back! Happy you enjoyed this series– thanks very much.

  39. Once again you provided us a compilation of wonderful photos and insightful quotes. Love the “Buildings” image with drop of water. Henri’s quotes are true and fun to read.

  40. I especially like Fog and Tugboat, Love and Light, Lost Homework and Afternoon Light – but alla are great captures illustrating moments in time…..Love ’em, Jane!

  41. “Buildings”, how did that one come about? Very clever.,

    • Hi Sharon, Was working on some “stop action” shots with water and realized, happily, that the neighboring buildings were being reflected. Wish I could say I planned it! Glad you enjoyed–thanks!

  42. I felt sad when I saw that stuffed bunny lying abandoned on the grass 😦 I hope someone came by and gave it a new home. Love the love and light shot. Brilliantly done and great angle. Right place and right time…and must have been quick thinking too. As per Henri Cartier-Bresson’s last quite, luck was on your side that day 🙂 Amazing photography as always, Jane.

  43. Love and Light is spectacular.

  44. As always, stunning shots..love the Love and Light and yes, it is all down to luck!!! Luck made by you!!

  45. Love these!

    On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 10:48 PM, Jane Lurie Photography wrote:

    > Jane Lurie posted: ““Of all the means of expression, photography is the > only one that fixes a precise moment in time.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson > “For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and > spontaneity.” ~ Henri Cartier-” >

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