Tuesday, 13 November 2007

From both sides now



Whenever I photograph the Millenium Bridge, it comes out prettty, but flat and unsubtle of light and colour. Clearly neither I nor the camera are up to this.

Never mind. My point, anyway, was a metaphorical one: something about looking around and moving around in life and holding all its aspects in view - the difference between facing up to something and getting stuck in it.

"... I've looked at life from both sides now
from up and and down and still somehow ..."

12 comments:

marja-leena said...

I think the photos are great. And I agree about the looking, moving, holding...
It gives one strength, no?

rr said...

Damn that earworm!

Do you realise the torment to which you have consigned me, the iniscapable hell of self-generated tinnitus?

Damn!

But yes, also. Yes :-)

Jean said...

Aw, rr, don't you love that song...?

rr said...

I do, I do. Just not on infinite repeat inside my head. Once is enough!

Tall Girl said...

ah dear Joni

zhoen said...

Very disturbing juxtaposition of photos.

Going to go get another song in my head to dig that one out.

Lucy said...

Well it beats the Singing Nun...(or sundry other nominations for the worst earworm song ever)

Sorry. Good to see you, and I think it's a pretty good Millennium Bridge shot, from both sides.

Dave said...

Or from underneath:
http://heracliteanfire.net/photoblog/2007/11/15/man-on-the-millennium-bridge/

Jean said...

Oh, great photo! And I had not registered Harry's blogs either. So thanks a lot, Dave!

andy said...

Just talking technical for a moment, I remember a black-and-white photo of the Millenium Bridge you posted a long time ago which I thought just needed the tiniest tweak in post-processing to enhance the contrast, to turn it into something worthy of any exhibition. I downloaded and played with it, and was going to email it back to you, but I thought it was a bit of a cheek, so I didn't. Haven't got it any more, I'm afraid. Just wanted to let you know that that that photo was anything but flat and unsubtle.

And, oh, that song takes me back! Different era, different world - different me, too.

Jean said...

Andy, do you mean the first one here?: http://tinyurl.com/2f674n
I liked the composition, but thought it was equally lacking in depth.

andy said...

That could well have been the one, Jean. This was the sort of adjustment I was thinking of - a very small change, but it increases the impact, don't you think?