After a couple of weeks without rain in which the lawn dried out a little and I began to think about gardening, it’s wet again. Thunderstorms a couple of nights ago have been followed by persistent rain and showers. My lavender photo above was shot just before the rains came, during a period of optimism, as was this shot of the nandina berries.
Yesterday, I wandered out into the garden between downpours. Raindrops of the magnolia tree’s leaves, and handing from the Nandina berries proved difficult to capture on my phone with the breeze that was threatening to turn into something stronger.
This morning I found this little guy in the courtyard; the first I’ve seen in ages and perhaps a sign that there is food in my garden again.
Sally at Lens and Pens by Sally hosts a weekly phoneography and non SLR digital devices photo challenge. You can join in here.
In his post for the Daily Post Challenge, Frédéric Biver says “When it comes to photography, dialogue can be perceived as a consensual interaction between two images. Placed next to each other, each photograph opens up to meanings that weren’t there when viewed alone.”
I work in the creative side of marketing; bringing words and images together to create meaning, invoke emotion, suggest a course of action. I love the way the human mind wants to “join the dots” between any two points, to create narratives and meanings from images or symbols that may share little more than proximity.
With this challenge I’ve tried to bring together pairs of images around which authentic narratives can be generated, but also to suggest a meta-narrative about the photographer — me. I think my choices reveal a lot; about my life, my interests, the way I approach photography, perhaps even my personality.
In this centenary year of the start of WWI; crimson and sepia have come to be imbued with more intense layers of meaning.
Sometimes the dialogue between images is an intensely personal one; a narrative of love and tenderness.
Here are some other blogger’s dialogues that I enjoyed: