When the only way is down, the solution is obvious but the consequence not, therefore the hesitation.
I had this in my head for such a long time, I knew that I had to put it to life someday but I never found that tree and place that I thought would do it justice. One day last summer I was out driving around the area where I grew up, and there it was. Originally I thought it should almost be completely desaturated with only the red saw being the point of interest and color. But I liked how the subtle blue and greenish yellow play together with the red . The square format is quite uncommon to me but since the image itself is playing with direction of gravity I thought that the harmonious format would fit. So already before shooting it I had the square format in mind.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about it, what comes to mind when you see it?
for years -- probably because I've become an incompetent birds-in-flight photographer,
and The Crown of Creation can't possibly be us humans;
Dumb animals don't fly.
Your image says it better. Maybe call it
because a species that's dumb as a bag of hammers thinks everything's a nail.
I Saw or "iSaw" is merely a phonetic hair away from "eyesore", which inflects the long-awaited Golden Age of iPhone
suggesting that any world we touch with our analog/digital human scourge is instantly or eventually
corrupted. It's not the tool, handsaw, chainsaw, iPhone or terraforming technology, maybe we're the disease.
About an hour into Inherit the Wind
Spencer Tracy delivers a fascinating speech about the cost of technology:
"Progress has never been a bargain. You have to pay for it.
Sometimes I think there's a man who sits behind a counter and says,
"All right, you can have a telephone, but you lose privacy and the charm of distance.
Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat.
Mister, you may conquer the air but the birds will lose their wonder and the clouds will smell of gasoline."
Just a thought meant to grace your splendid image.