Thursday, May 31, 2007

Contemplation

Snapped during a weekend trip to Copenhagen.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's one amazing view! The vast expanse of nothingness, the lonesome sight of a single person and her bike... very painting-like!

-sg

Arundhathi said...

Visual media - almost spells The Element!

musafir said...

sg

I liked the shot for a couple of reasons -

1. Like you say, the "mood" of the moment. What could she be doing there? What could she be thinking about with the gloomy sky overhead and the indifferent sea in front? And is that her cycle?

Fundamentally, to put an existential spin on it (yes, couldn't resit it), I think I like the photo because it reminds me of what Bertrand Russell said, " individual facing the terror of cosmic loneliness"

2. The colours and the contrast. The green of her sweater and the auburn hair, the striking red of the life-buoy post, in contrast with the dull gray of the sea, the blue-gray of the sky and the coffee-brown of the gravel path leading upto her.

I wanted to write something to accompany the photograph, but work has kept me busy.

And is this who I think it is? Sluggard?

arundhathi

The Elements, indeed!

Anonymous said...

Yep it is who you think it is!

I didn't analyze as much as you did but yes, the photo struck me as really ...well, striking! As you say, it could be the lonely female sitting all by herself.

And interesting to read your own interpretations! Do write the post.

-sg

~SuCh~ said...

Liked your analysis... I too liked the shot, for the reasons you had mentioned.. and also for her being completely oblivious to being observed...

musafir said...

sg

Post coming as soon as I'm done with this piece of code I'm stuck with :)

~such~

Oh, I was just looking too much into things, as usual - "is analysis worthwhile?" :) ... I was actually praying for her to stay still until I completed the shot.

~SuCh~ said...

Analysis is worthwhile... as long as you dont analyse its worth :)

musafir said...

~such~

Oh I was just throwing around a S&G reference to see if you would pick it up :P ... analysis is a way of life for me :)