Okay, I’ll admit it. There was no “good” reason to make this image. None whatsoever, but what great fun. Too often I’m looking for something with more meat on it; a photograph that has nothing to say either by itself or as an illustration to go with one of my short essays. Here, I was only taken with the textures and patterns. I liked the out of focus front door in the background with the two lights burning even in the bright sun, but it was those two words that drew me in; urn and fern.
I wrote someplace in an earlier post that I’m trying to loosen up. This is about as loose as I seem to manage, and if it weren’t for the urn/fern thing I’m not sure if I would have bothered.In other words, hearing those two words in my head prompted me to take this photograph. Does that make sense? I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m moved to make pictures when the subject speaks to me; when I can almost hear a caption or headline in my head. For me it’s almost like a dialog. The subject says one thing and I answer, it says something else and I respond. This goes on until I get the image in on the computer screen. If it’s still talking I know I have something. Does anyone else share this experience or am I crazy? I’d really like to know.
Pentax K5 IIs and legacy 50mm f1.4 manual focus lens. Processed in Photoshop CS4 and Silver Efex Pro 2.