visual narrative


After I select a picture to feature on my Flickrstream I sometimes ponder what it is about the image that appeals to me.

In many cases it’s aesthetic appeal, but often there is an element of narrative. The ones that resonate strongly with me are those that suggest a story.

Yesterday, I turned around and spotted this bank of clouds swallowing the clear blue sky. I automatically swung my camera up to snap a few shots.

The little grouping of asymmetrical trees set against the stark blue seem like the last, scraggly defenders against an impossible foe.

I want them to survive the coming battle.

Yet, they are trees and a cloud.

And outside the frame of this image there was more sky and clouds. If I’d centred the shot elsewhere it would told a different story.

But, you have to choose somewhere to make a stand.

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