Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kim Klaussen's Texture Tuesday "Look Down"

Photo taken at Antietam Civil War Battleground


Look Down

Look down, look closely,
for shadows do whisper,
flowers do weep.

Look down, listen intently,
yesteryear has answers
for those who seek.

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 14, 2012

This is for Kim Klassen's "Texture Tuesday" challenge and I used the texture "Dream-it" using a bit over 80% opacity.  She also threw out a challenge to use the prompt "Look Down".  If you are interested in participating, there is a prize at the end of the week for one lucky person:  a copy of Elevate the Everyday! (a Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood).

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19 comments:

Karen O'Donnell said...

Love this image! And this texture works perfectly with it!

Light Trigger said...

I can't agree more! It really works very well: photo and texture!

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Mama Zen said...

This is really beautiful!

Mary said...

I enjoyed reading your thoughts!

Susan said...

Don't know much about texture, but I do know that I like the sun in your photo and the whispering shadows and weeping flowers--harbingers of the past.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like the wisdom in the second stanza...and down is as good a place as any to look...never know what you have been missing...smiles.

Semaphore said...

What an interesting interpretation of the prompt and the photograph. As others have noted, the contrast of the second stanza is very telling. Great work!

wanderer above the mist said...

Wow. I absolutely loved this piece. Shadows are such inspiration.

Fred Rutherford said...

Very nice. I totally agree, yesteryears do contain answers, all you really have to do is seek them out. Great job. Thanks

hedgewitch said...

I like that the photo is of an unhooked wagon, suggesting so many things about forgotten loads without words--and the first stanza picks up that sadness of the unalterable past, while the second makes the best of it.

Or is it a cannon? In that case, all the more so.

'Tsuki said...

Nice composition with this shadow !!!

Margaret said...

Thank you, all! This is a canon - model used during the civil war. I listened to a park ranger give a whole long talk as we stood around this cannon... I just wanted him and the group to MOVE AWAY before the sun went under the clouds :)

John Allen Richter said...

Wow.... intense photo and amazing verse matching it so well... I absolutely love this Margaret, you just blew me away, to coin a pun! (Sorry) Love the whole depth of this... The cannon shadow speaks volumes....

Vagabonde said...

Lovely!

Ella said...

Well Done...I love the image and your words especially, "shadows do whisper" Beautiful!

Daydreamertoo said...

Great snap and poem :)

Jannie Funster said...

Margaret, this is so beautiful.

Breaks the heart a little. I think it of the loss of wars, based on that old cannon.

Love your photo capture.

xoox

myheartslovesongs.com said...

the first verse, especially, is really stunning! love this!

Ginnie said...

How fun! I use several of Kim's textures from time to time and love that she is so widely used! Well done, Margaret.