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Shot of a flock of birds taken from the top of Monte Baldo rising above Malcesine in Lake Garda, Italy. The views are spectacular.

The mist/cloud cover was thick, drawing in in seconds then lifting to show spectacular views and the wheeling birds riding the thermals before closing in again. It was wonderful travelling up by cable car into the clouds.

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Featured in the ‘Silhouette’ group, August 2010.

Featured in the ‘Split Tone Black & White’ group, August 2010.

Winner of the October Avatar, ‘The Grunge Art Gallery’, October 2010.

Featured on the Redbubble Homepage, 06/10/10.

Top Ten in the ‘In Motion’ Challenge in the ‘Speaking Photos’ group, November 2010.

523 views, January 14th 2011.

Top Ten in ‘JPG Cast-Offs’ Challenge ‘Birds in the Sky’, June 2011.

Top Ten in ‘The Scavenger Hunt’ Challenge ’Let’s Hunt For Halloween’, October 2011.

Featured in ‘The Scavenger Hunt’, October 2011.

Top Ten in the ‘Amateur Phototgraphers’ Association’ Challenge ‘Halloween’, November 2011.

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Extract: ‘Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow’ by Ted Hughes.

Crow Blacker Than Ever:

When God, disgusted with man,
Turned towards heaven,
And man, disgusted with God,
Turned towards Eve,
Things looked like falling apart.

But Crow Crow
Crow nailed them together,
Nailing heaven and earth together-

So man cried, but with God’s voice.
And God bled, but with man’s blood.

Then heaven and earth creaked at the joint
Which became gangrenous and stank-
A horror beyond redemption.

The agony did not diminish.

Man could not be man nor God God.

The agony

Grew.

Crow

Grinned

Crying: “This is my Creation,”

Flying the black flag of himself.

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bird, europe, gothic, grunge, italy, jopugh1978, malcesine, monte baldo, mountain, nature

A photograph is a trace of its subject. The viewer and the image belong to each other. Capturing these traces is a passion, an obsession for me. I hope the thrill comes through in my images.

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Comments

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampalmost 4 years ago

    looks like a storm of crows portents of the night
    has a gothic feel for sure

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...almost 4 years ago

    fantastic image

  • stephaniemwood
    stephaniemwoodalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • mchakma
    mchakmaalmost 4 years ago

    it speaks itself

  • mscornwall
    mscornwallalmost 4 years ago

    very cool work :) xxx

  • SPFisher
    SPFisheralmost 4 years ago

    just fantastic!

  • Ilva Beretta
    Ilva Berettaalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations to the feature in the Silhouette group!

  • I’m thrilled! Thank you SO very much!

    – Josephine Pugh

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot…. Congratulations

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanalmost 4 years ago

  • What a joy to be featured in this awesome group! Thnak you!

    – Josephine Pugh

  • james smith
    james smithalmost 4 years ago

    Hitchcock needed you :)

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