Free as a bird

It is strange how pictures sometimes take over the imagination and reveal layers of interpretation that were not originally planned.  I was initially attracted to this feather because of the pattern and texture produced by the raindrops.  I then decided to emphasize the natural divisions by separating them and discovered that in doing so I had effectively created the impression of bars  –  perhaps the bars of a cage or of a prison cell.  Suddenly the picture took on a whole new life  –  it became heavily laden with symbolism.  The title is deliberately ambiguous to accommodate a wide range of interpretations.

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Filed under Abstract photos, Colour, Imaginings, Minimalist, Nature, Pattern, photography, Texture, Uncategorized, Water

4 responses to “Free as a bird

  1. An inspired transformation!

  2. Excellent.. this works so well

  3. Many thanks Helen. I’m delighted you’ve chosen to follow my blog and look forward to reading more of your comments in due course. As you know I have a high regard for your work.

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