“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

3.11.2010

Trees in the Mirror

From the in the car, in the rain photo shoot 2 or 3 days ago.

I used it yesterday as part of my sad-for-myself/art post, and never even talked about it. Never said a word about how much I fell in love with those hazy, rainy, skeleton trees in the sideview mirror, the only shot where the trees appeared; it's all raindrops in the other images. It's that moment I strive to paint, so still, but a deceptive stillness, there's movement all around, I sense it, but those trees seem part of a different landscape, quite ghostlike, removed from the rain. I continue to work on bringing my painting aesthetic into my photos; the less I worry about it, the easier it becomes, or perhaps I've just grown more comfortable with the camera. Whatever the reason, however I am getting there, I am getting there.
short & sweet

12 comments:

  1. oh you are there, that looks so much like your paintings...it's simply gorgeous, and something that most people would completely overlook...

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  2. I *heart* this photo - wish I had taken it! :)

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  3. There's a whole subset of photos that I didn't realize I loved taking and that's inadvertent reflections (windows, random mirrors, chrome). This is a truly fine example. I love the trees. It was the first thing I noticed.

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  4. I think I need a tattoo of that on my forehead...
    "I am getting there"
    xox

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  5. I agree with Beth... I need to tatoo it, or stick it to my head somehow. xxVicki

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  6. Getting there...hmmmmm...not sure if I ever will. But I love your words and the imagery of your post today...

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  7. what is it about the trees .. they mesmerize me!

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  8. dreamy photo.
    beautifully descriptive words.

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  9. Your photos always have such a painterly quality. This one more than most. You find the magic in the most wonderful of ordinary.

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  10. Getting there? You have always been there. Since I have known you...finding the beautiful in the ordinary..making the details of your life look like a painting.

    I LOVE this picture.
    Love it.
    Not only the trees in the mirror, but the one in the background as well. Beautiful colour wash. Like a painting.

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