Many ideas are captured in this photo. We both have different, yet somewhat similar, takes on the big picture.
Susan says, “For me, this photo illustrates of the power of the very small to influence the very big. Look at that tiny, pitch-black cormorant disrupting the flow of an entire river. He, or she, also captures the focus of the photo just by being still in the midst of all the motion around him, or her. To me the idea is clear. Don’t dismiss something just because it is insignificant or different. Change depends upon standing for yourself.”
Lucia says, “I very much like Susan’s take on this photo. Seeing the big picture, so to speak. I have a different take on that global view. It’s about the fleeting nature of time and light. My interest here was reflections. I wanted to capture the distorted buildings, pilings, and bridge framing the open space to the right. I knew if I waited for the bird hitching a ride on some flotsam to float out of the frame, the light would change, or something else would move into the space, and I would lose the moment. So I grabbed what I could. The result is much more than I anticipated. As Susan said, the focus is the bird on the river disrupting the smoothness of the water with its wake. If my perception is the fleeting mature of things, then the bird is a huge part of that.”
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