Friday, August 04, 2006
What IS that?
Continuing on the theme of altered images, the picture at the top of the blog is another altered image from Gressenhall. This time, it is a brick wall, on its side (the joys of technology hold no bounds!) with the remains of some ivy or other climbing plant, which has been removed from the brickwork. I find those tracings of previous life intruiguing, so tend to take pictures when I see them. I think of them as a type of natural graffiti; in taking away the plant, we add to the brickwork the marks of its life and passing. Of course, in this case, the photograph has been altered even more...but I think, hope, that it adds to its interest, rather than diminishes it.
The problem of working this way, of course, is that once I've altered the image, I don't feel that there's anything left to do... but I might make an exception in this case, I really like the image.
The other image, though, is a naturally occurring phenomenon, or, at least, it is under certain circumstances... So...what are those circumstances? Do you know/can you guess? A FQ of handdyed fabric to the first correct answer!!