Thinking back then…we were just at that age when we knew a few things about ourselves–about who we were, how we were different from…but hadn’t yet understood what any of it meant. …So you’re waiting, even if you don’t quite know it, waiting for the moment when you realize that you really are different…that there are people…who don’t hate you or wish you any harm, but who nevertheless shudder at the very thought of you…and who dread the idea of your hand brushing against theirs. The first time you glimpse yourself through the eyes of a person like that it’s a cold moment. It’s like walking past a mirror you’ve walked past everyday of your life, and suddenly it shows you something else, something troubling and strange.
~Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
This 7th of 15 image submitted for the Seeing Differently challenge is another of a series from the Colorado State University’s Trial Flower Garden taken with a Nikon D750 and macro 40 mm lens. It invites me to ponder, “is my knowing of self and other blurred by preconceptions?”
Please excuse two postings in one day…I’m going to be away from my computer for a bit. Till then, please take care.
“HiveMind” created by Mark Leichliter is found in front of the Old Town Library in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is made from fabricated Stainless Steel measuring 9.5’H 4’W 10”D. It consists of a central monolith with two sides faced with polished stainless steel hexagons. On one side these hexes are flat, in essence creating a mirror. The opposite side has hexagons which are rolled to make each one slightly convex – also creating a mirror, but one where the reflected subject is broken up into multiple images.
This double exposure image of “HiveMind” is submitted to Dutch Goes The Art!‘s photo challenge: Art.
A broken dream –
where do they go
Japanese Death Poems
Short of breath
a sardine vender
makes his way to the top.
Day 3: Bliss
During the summer months residents and visitors come together on the campus of Colorado State University to hear music fill the air (and bounce off buildings) during the Lagoon Summer Concerts. As one looks over the lagoon, children gather into small groups as they search for tadpoles within the water. In the distance, they can be seen running and rolling down a hill with the Recreation Center highlighted by the evening sun. Bliss…awakens with the sounds and sights of children being free to be children.
Sky Above, Great Wind
Won’t you sing?
I will get up and dance.
How can I sleep
with the timeless
moon this evening.
Sky Above, Great Wind
Day 2: Establishing Shot
This image is from the section of Fort Collins, Colorado known as “Old Town.” It feels as though there is a unified effort by both the City of Fort Collins and the merchants within Old Town to provide visitors and residents a place to wander about in an environment that is inviting to people of diverse interests and age.
With this assignment in mind, I and my wide-angle lens searched for a street scene that would create an image that was composed of foreground, background, and a figure in mid- ground.
For the week of July 1st, Ben’s photo challenge is to
“show how Opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects.
at one place
it goes through darkness –
the ring of dancers
Michelle’s photo challenge for the week of Friday, June 24th is : Partners,
“…share an image of partners. A pair, a trio, a sextet; people, building, plants — what ever you choose to shoot, give us subjects that are in tune with one another.”
Far Beyond the Field