Dawn Over Paradox by Wroth
Wroth

Dawn Over Paradox

by Wroth in Digital Photography

A macro landscape. A product of both chance and intention. Almost, a representational abstract... When we see these things, we could pause and consider the ways in which phenomena in our lives contain their opposite, or spring from their opposite as a foundation, or walk the world wrapped in their opposite. And wonder why are people inclined "to talk of opposites where there are only degrees and many subtleties of gradation".

All phenomena are one, and continuous. That in flakes of snow we can find the countenance of mountain valleys, and great mountain ranges can be found in your heart, and that you can be found in the heart of snowflakes. At it's best the practice of photography is a means to crystallize my thoughts and meditations while in nature, I am never able to do so with the proper profoundness or subtly to be any more than a starting point for the meditations of others, but I hope in pieces like this I do that much at lest.


Thank you for your support, your feedback and critiques are always welcome.


Prints available at The Untapped Source & at DeviantArt

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  • Taffmeister

    Taffmeister

    Excellent abstract, quite surreal and beautifully done.

    Jul 19th, 2011 Reply
  • death-soldier10

    death-soldier10

    great phoyo!

    Jul 18th, 2011 Reply
  • Thebuild

    Thebuild

    A very interesting and thought provoking piece, a casual glance suggests a mountain, but it is not until the viewer reads more on the description and takes the time to look closer and with a keener eye that one learns to see what is there and not what a casual glance suggests might be there. Thought provoking as it perhaps carries a lesson with it, to look closer and in more detail at the world around us as it's worth more than just a casual glance.

    Jul 18th, 2011 Reply
    • Wroth

      Wroth

      A lot of my work is like that, it needs time to get a foothold for it's value to emerge, I'm not good enough yet to get work with initial impact and the slow drawn out value too. Thank you for giving it the time it needs, and for the comment!

      "There is a difference between looking at photographs — which has become a common cultural practice in connection with reading newspapers — or seeing the image. The latter refers to reconstructing the photograph by exploring the deep structure of the image — which involves the application of practical knowledge and creative insights and relies on the cultural or historical consciousness of the reader. Looking is the visual routine of readers, seeing is the visual practice of the literate. The professional or artistic disposition of photographers reflects a commitment to the image as an expression of ideas or feelings that are beyond words." — Hanno Hardt

      Jul 18th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • Thebuild

      Thebuild

      It carries a hard and strong meaning, you helped emphasize that well.

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply
  • snowmask

    snowmask

    It is thoroughly intriguing how it does seem so small, kind of messes with one's perception, what with the blue sky backdrop.

    Jul 18th, 2011 Reply
    • Wroth

      Wroth

      The sky effects are pretty insane I must admit.

      Jul 18th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    At first glance I thought it is a simple landscape image .. wow .. that really leeds into more thoughts.

    Jul 18th, 2011 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • Wroth

      Wroth

      I'm glad it leads you somewhere man, thanks.

      Jul 19th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • gee231205

    gee231205

    This is a very thought provoking piece and cleverly put together. The comment you have left also leads us to question our first perception of what we are seeing. Nice work.

    Jul 17th, 2011 Reply
  • 7Shadows

    7Shadows

    Definitely thought this was a landscape photo so in that sense, you've achieved it.

    Jul 16th, 2011 Reply
    • Wroth

      Wroth

      I'll take that degree of success, heh. It fools almost everyone at first glance.

      Thanks for stopping in Meng

      Jul 17th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
  • kolaboy

    kolaboy

    It leads one into contemplation...

    Jul 16th, 2011 Reply Subscriber
    • Wroth

      Wroth

      Often the most I can ask for. Thank you!

      Jul 17th, 2011 Reply Subscriber