hope (clouded sky, white bird flying free) by armadillozenith

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real sky, real bird.

I was snapping tree-and-skyscapes: seeing birds pass and this bird coming into view, hoped (!) and managed to catch it aptly, so as to make my photo of the sky more interesting.

experimenting with effects as I often do..
in the negative of the image, I saw the bird became white and dove-like, and the clouds ominous now.. so the simple sunset view took on a new potential significance.

cropped to suit, re-enlarged (2x,2y).

first time I’ve gone from a skyscape to unplanned symbolic image this way.. it ‘just growed’.

it came, for me, at a time of turbulent moods, and brought me welcome encouragement.

viewed from Brands’ garden, Parkneuk, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Thursday 22nd October 2009 at sunset.


  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerabout 5 years ago

    Soooooo beeeeeautiful instant fav!

  • :-) Thanks Carol! it was a lovely surprise for me how this pic came about.. just when I needed some encouragement

    – armadillozenith

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 5 years ago

    I am but that bird!

    thankyou for this image

  • Thankyou too, shanghaiwu. You are welcome!

    – armadillozenith

  • reclusiveartist
    reclusiveartistabout 5 years ago

    Oh, this is awesome! A favorite!

  • Your enthusiasm appreciated! :-)

    – armadillozenith

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