Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Who shot the Sherriff? -

"Fire Up On the High Road"
$50 unframed - LUCAS GALLERY

digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
Tonight's post is somewhat of an allegory. Change is an inevitable fact of life and, while not always bad, I'm feeling a bit beaten down this month. While things will work themselves out soon enough - for the better is always the hope - there aren't any guarantees that this will be the case. So, what to do? Fight the good fight, carry the burden and keep on keepin' on.

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Blogger Elegia said...

I like the colours. It is always interesting to try to figure out what is the original picture behind the scene.

I can see a tree and maybe a lake and some forest. But does that really matter? Who needs originals if the manipulated world is more beautiful...?

I wish you luck to your personal war :)

10:43 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Sometimes the fire is walking with us, and it is a burden. Though, the fire can make us also invent some new ways to escape and that is called creativity.

A poweful pic. I like the colours, once again.

12:39 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I'm keeping the original photograph a secret - for now. What's important to me is what you see Even I saw something quite different as I worked on it. Thanks for the wishes of "luck" as well and I must admit that the issues I face are no more important than anyone else's from day-to-day. A phrase that's often used among my circle of professional associates in situations such as these? - "It is what it is". All will be well again soon enough. :)

Thanks for your encouraging words too, Susu. As above, things will be fine and are already moving back along a positive path. Of course, I have no idea what today is likely to bring! :D

5:10 AM  
Blogger hpy said...

I was wondering about those who comment on your blog. Why are they all Finnish? (I'm talking about Elegia and Susupetal.)

6:48 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is SUPER, Mick! I LOVE it!

Mary (Imagik)

7:50 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

That's a very good question that I have no answer for. My relationship with both Elegia and Susupetal is, for me, one of admiration and respect for the work - as it is with you now as well. We look in at each others progress almost daily and it seems like there's always something to say. I'd welcome more comments from a more diverse group of people but blogging as a social networking tool is very one-to-one and takes a lot of time. In the end, I suppose we best support those we spend the most time with.

Hey you!!! It's been quite a while. Thanks so much for the positive comment (blush!) and I s'pose it's my turn to trip back over to your place, isn't it? :)

10:26 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hey Mick, I REALLY LOVE this picture!

Could I use it in Silk Creek Review IV if I link it and credit it of course? (If I do, I would like to add some others to keep it company--that is, give you a page).

Cool that you're in the Lucas Gallery!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I just sent you an email and the answer is YES as far as using this particular piece. Read my email and get back to me as regards another page and more images. Is Ann Ballard still involved over there? Or am I thinking of BloodrootZ?

10:48 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

beautiful colours and composition in this Mick.... Keep up the good fight... funny thing about fire... its destructive ... but it also promotes growth....

6:59 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I've always been a fighter. In my old age I've also learned to express my feelings better. It's so true, what you said about fire ... let the new growth begin! :)

7:53 AM  

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