Doin' the Wire Dance
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|I drove over to Aquinnah from my mother's house to take some pictures of the clay cliffs there. At the lookout near the cliffs, this fencing has been erected (mostly to keep tourists from wandering down to the cliffs and falling off or getting covered with poison ivy). As soon as I reached the lookout, several birds flew away from the bread crumbs they had been foraging through, and settled on the wire in the picture. Why the wire? There were several fence posts, and the two smaller ones could easily fit on the railing below the wire. Surely that would have given them a better footing. They let me approach a little closer than this, but not much before they took off.|
For post-proc, I cropped closer to the birds, adjusted the levels in Photoshop, sharpened it, resized it, saved and uploaded it.
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Wow. I love this. Your picture of the cliffs is pretty, but let's face it- you framed a landscape and let mother nature do all the work! But this is art! The composition fascinates me. The viewer can spend a lifetime looking at the shadows, the wood, the carvings, the bent wire, the orientation and suspension of the birds, etc. With the Aquinnah cliffs, it's here is what it is and where it is. Looking at this photo, it could be anyplace, any time. The viewer can endlessly project stories around the image. It evokes instead of dictates.