Monday Macro

I can’t work up the enthusiasm for a Christmas tree, but I have put some decorations on a platter with tinsel and little lights. It makes a pretty table decoration.

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Circles of light

The Big T is away and I am in full “sort my shit” mode. Which sent me to the garage in search of boxes. Which led me to the Christmas decorations.

Which of course led to a “ooh, shiny things” moment, and some playtime photographing twinkly lights.

Oh well; the tidying can begin again tomorrow.

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“Rows and floes of angel hair…”

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Afternoon cloud at Lucas Creek at Greenhithe Wharf. Su Leslie 2018

I seem to have acquired Both Sides Now as an ear worm; singing it almost unconsciously in the last few days.

It’s probably a sign that I’m ready for the annual Christmas Love Actually screening — Emma Thompson’s scene as a wife realising her husband is unfaithful (with Joni Mitchell soundtrack), being by far the best part of a patchy, yet strangely watchable, movie.

Posted to Six Word Saturday— hosted by Debbie at Travel with Intent

Pleasure in ambiguity

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Who else has passed this way? Cobbled lane, North Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2016

“To me photography must suggest, not insist or explain.”
– Brassaï

Ambiguity in an image can come from many sources; choice of subject, an unusual camera angle or focal point, unexpected movement, or shooting through an opaque surface — to think of a few.

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Detail, PixCell-Red Deer, sculpture by Kohei Nawa, seen at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Image: Su Leslie 2016

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Out there. Visitors outside the National Gallery of Victoria, seen from the Waterwall. Image: Su Leslie 2016

By suggesting, rather than explaining, the photographer allows every viewer to create their own meanings and stories.

More fun that way.

Posted to Debbie’s weekly quotation-inspired image challenge at Travel with Intent