Thursday, January 17, 2008

Thursday Challenge: Small -

"Little Wing"
$50 Unframed - LUCAS GALLERY

digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
This week's Thursday Challenge theme is small. After looking through my photo files, this little sparrow seemed to fit the bill - no pun intended. As I worked on the creating the manipulated layers that comprise the whole, a particular piece of music that was on my mind and I named the piece after the Jimi Hendrix song. If you want to hear my favorite version of this to date, check out the live, acoustic version by Monte Montgomery.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Janice said...

the triangulation and spacing of this is wonderful. sorry i havent been around much... feeling like the pits.

1:11 PM  
Blogger Elina said...

So lonely and tiny. I am scared of birds (abhorrence!), but I love what they look like.

Poor little birdy.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

janice:
Thanks so much for bringing that up. Composition is sometimes intuitive and sometimes task driven - as it is in the specific cropping of this image. Observing and presenting variation & repetition with something that's already there, as in the original photograph, needs to be sought after and maximized during the various processes involved on the journey from a to z. I'm sorry that you haven't been feeling well ... I had teeth problems between the holidays and all the complications that can go with that so I can commiserate. Get well soon!

elina:
I love the way they look too and this little guy isn't so poor. He lives in a local park where the daily pickings for food are as varied as they are plentiful. :)

7:18 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

He sure looks well fed.
And the hip colour of the season!

I've not been in the mood for challenges lately, don't remember when was the last time. I'm so bored with my back which doesn't settle, and it takes away all the joy of inspiration and making.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

susupetal:
Thanks for alerting me to the hip colors for this season. Where, I wonder, does one come up with that information? I know only too well what it's like to live with a bad back ... maybe we've talked about it before. Anyway, I understand how you feel. Where's Dr. Feelgood when we really need him?

6:11 PM  
Blogger womann in glass said...

what a sweety. A "mus" and indeed well fed

1:19 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

womann in glass:
Thanks, Trijnie. Are you back early from the glassworks? If so, welcome home.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cute! Nice use of white space.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

mary stebbins taitt:
Thanks, Mary! :)

6:14 PM  

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