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Challenge: Art of 2016 (Standard Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Date: Nov 4, 2016
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2017

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Statistics
Place: 47 out of 150
Avg (all users): 5.8077
Avg (commenters): 7.7778
Avg (participants): 5.9024
Avg (non-participants): 5.4545
Views since voting: 218
Views during voting: 199
Votes: 104
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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01/27/2017 01:05:13 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

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We want to be together and we want to be alone.
Shadows flying motionless use birds as stepping stones.
But every pigeon pitches pennies into concrete lakes
to make his own resounding fortune and to drown in his mistakes.
The couple on the second floor doesn't see them rise and fall.
They only see the sunlight breaking on their furniture and walls.

For me this photo is a meditation on bliss, how we achieve it alone but also as part of something. You have a beautiful texture of pigeons but you also have the individual pigeons. Less separable is the light behind them, cast on a wall full of windows.

So, it’s like this: bliss is something that you, alone, must relax yourself into, but the stream you are going into is the stream of all of our being, so bliss requires an awareness of others, a deep intuitive awareness, and together you all begin to resonate with other layers of being, like the light on the building… and maybe those other layers will open into further depths, the way those windows lead to apartments.

And yes, this was difficult for me to write, to find the words for, but the image itself is the easiest thing in the world. It is instantly eloquent beyond my capability.


thank you for writing this beautiful response. this is more valuable to me than any virtual ribbon.
01/26/2017 08:05:50 PM
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We want to be together and we want to be alone.
Shadows flying motionless use birds as stepping stones.
But every pigeon pitches pennies into concrete lakes
to make his own resounding fortune and to drown in his mistakes.
The couple on the second floor doesn't see them rise and fall.
They only see the sunlight breaking on their furniture and walls.

For me this photo is a meditation on bliss, how we achieve it alone but also as part of something. You have a beautiful texture of pigeons but you also have the individual pigeons. Less separable is the light behind them, cast on a wall full of windows.

So, it’s like this: bliss is something that you, alone, must relax yourself into, but the stream you are going into is the stream of all of our being, so bliss requires an awareness of others, a deep intuitive awareness, and together you all begin to resonate with other layers of being, like the light on the building… and maybe those other layers will open into further depths, the way those windows lead to apartments.

And yes, this was difficult for me to write, to find the words for, but the image itself is the easiest thing in the world. It is instantly eloquent beyond my capability.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2017 10:47:02 PM
Nice depth to this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2017 09:50:49 PM
delightful chaos of wings and light
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2017 07:02:04 PM
Always love to see a flock of birds, already voted.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/23/2017 09:14:19 PM
We want to be together and we want to be alone.
Shadows flying motionless use birds as stepping stones.
But every pigeon pitches pennies into concrete lakes
to make his own resounding fortune and to drown in his mistakes.
The couple on the second floor doesn't see them rise and fall.
They only see the sunlight breaking on their furniture and walls.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2017 02:20:02 PM
Lovely light and shadows on both the rigid manmade structure and the free flowing birds. Very pleasing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2017 12:29:54 PM
this is splendid and tremendous!

bumping
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2017 06:26:59 AM
Marvellous mayhem.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/20/2017 11:39:32 PM
I love this! The light is perfect and I can hear the pigeon wings fluttering.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/18/2017 10:43:03 PM
Marvelous city capture - made me jealous
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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