words of old
whispered today by wind
in the reeds
As I was stumbling around Photoshop, I found myself remembering a cartoon which pictured an overwhelmed student with a raised arm and the caption, “may I be excused, my head is full?”
That memory was followed by the remembrance of a meeting with a clinical supervisor who spoke of the importance of going back to the basics…so I exited Photoshop, found the original RAW image, and entered the realm of Lightroom…to begin again with the basic adjustment layers of:
- sharpness, and
- black and white
I then did some reading about basic composition as a means to explore: To crop or not to crop?
As I pondered this question, it came to me that cropping this image would narrow the context…the story…as well as the invitation to imagine the various elements that came together to create this unique image—which, I believe cannot be recreated.
It is the various elements within this image that invites me to contemplate: How did this leaf come to embrace the grass? Or, was it the grass that embraced the leaf?
The evasiveness to my questions is reflected in the image’s various degrees of blurriness/sharpness and light/shadow and thus I find myself also wondering: Was the leaf captured? Imprisoned? Or, was it saved?
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The first three of December’s One Four Challenge