Monday, July 20, 2009

Magic Mirror

I've been neglectful of this blog, although I do get something posted on St. Louis Daily Photo every day. It's not that I've lost interest in the Arch but rather that my time is spread so thin. Taking and editing the pictures themselves has become a compulsion. Everything gets shot in RAW, everything has to be sorted, all the final choices get edited in Photoshop. It's become compulsive. Maybe I should look for a local chapter of Photographers Anonymous. Hi, my name is Bob and I'm a photographer.

Anyway, I got back by the monument over the weekend, trying to slow down and think. The result was a series of Lensbaby shots about the surface of the metal and how it interacts with what's right around it. My friend
Lisa, a painter and photographer who is working in Morocco these days, said that this image felt like a childhood memory. I hope it has some sense of wonder.

7 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique photo, une des plus belles.
splendid photograph, one of the nicest.

Snapper said...

Your friend Lisa is right. This is a wonderful image, one for which there might be many captions. Excellent!

Angie said...

I love this photo - I feel that if the boy presses hard enough, he just might push through to the other side :)

Virginia said...

Hi, my name is Virginia, and I am compulsive photographer too! HA This is one great image Bob. One of your best I think. Bravo!

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Hannah said...

Mmmmm, I love the sort of surreal sense of fantasy here! The dramatic focus was an excellent touch and I think this has a lot of creativity swarming around it! It's amazing how it is possible to take so many shots of the exact same monument, yet they all look so very different!
Well done,
-Hannah