Beauty and a Beastly Background
Although you wouldn’t be able to tell from the photo gallery in this blog, I’ve long been fascinated by incongruous scenes, where great blue herons or egrets appear with unexpected objects or backgrounds, ones we don’t usually associate with natural beauty. Since my first paying photography gig was hanging a show for Diane Arbus, it might be easy to understand the seeds of that fascination.
This week, Michelle W has challenged us with the concept of juxtaposition, and so the photo here has a beautiful great blue heron striding atop the rocks in front of the shadow of a broken down chain link fence.
She’s a beauty by a beast of a background.
Thanks to Michelle W and WordPress for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition.
A selection of my heron and flower photos is now available at the Five Crows Gallery in Natick, MA. Drop in and see the work of the many wonderfully creative artists who show there when you’re in the area.
Five Crows is on FaceBook. To give the gallery a visit, please click here.
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Great Blue Heron
Posted on January 24, 2014, in ardea herodias, Art, Bird photography, Feathers on Friday, Great Blue Heron, Heron, Nature Photography, postaday, Weekly Photo Challenge and tagged great blue heron, postaday. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.