Nothing, really, but what you see: humans making up for Nature's anarchy.


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17/01/2022 - 08:01Grodgeman
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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go4IT

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 15:19
Not sure how to make sense of this shot, but having fun trying to.

Grodgeman

Link Posted 17/01/2022 - 16:08
go4IT wrote:
Not sure how to make sense of this shot, but having fun trying to.

Hello.
Neither do I.
Am rather tired of conventional, obvious subjects, and am trying to get something out of not much.
Not looking for any explicit message, but angles, structures, associations, overall effects, for what might lead one to the kind of remark you made above.
Have always struggled with modern abstract art and with artists' intentions and meanings.
By trying to eke something out of nothing, I might begin to get the beginnings of an answer.
Read once a poet's remark to the effect that a poet is entitled to as many meanings as the reader can see or feel in his poem.
Perhaps, or even probably, applies in various degrees to a photo.
Here, the stark flatness of sleeping winter nature against flat functional unchanging concrete. Or whatever. Perhaps the tree will eventually produce leaves, the stone or cement or moss will gather lichen, etc.
A whole list of associations is possible.
Their meanings and depths depend on personal sensitivitiesOr questions.
They say the history of science is the history of looking for the right question.
Humans may not always have found or shall find it, but have and shall probable learn a lot of other things on the way.
Edison: I did not fail, but just learnt a lot of things not to do.
And so on.
Why or what the heck? Is always a good start.
Last Edited by Grodgeman on 17/01/2022 - 16:09

davidwozhere

Link Posted 18/01/2022 - 00:28
I saw it as the imposition of order on chaos - and the inevitable futility of the attempt since nature will always win in the end. A successful image is one that engages the viewer, whether through its intrinsic beauty, abomination or - as in this case - making you think about it. ... but a lot of your images do that.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Grodgeman

Link Posted 19/01/2022 - 11:20
davidwozhere wrote:
I saw it as the imposition of order on chaos - and the inevitable futility of the attempt since nature will always win in the end. A successful image is one that engages the viewer, whether through its intrinsic beauty, abomination or - as in this case - making you think about it. ... but a lot of your images do that.

Thanks for the comment. All that a/the picture evokes is legitimate. Depends on personal perceptions and sensitivities. But not all truths are of the same order or pertinence.
Last Edited by Grodgeman on 19/01/2022 - 11:21
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