I see this photo as "cool" for a few reasons.
The obvious blue.
The dead leaf and the poor polar bear i associate with cool (as in having lost the warmth of life).
The leaf was in the process of sinking to the bottom of the pool having cooled to the point of being dead.
The bears spirit had cooled to the point where swimming in the same circle, repeatedly was all that was left.
There was no fire left in the bear, just a coldness as though waitng for the inetivitble time when it becomes the leaf.
Not pleasant in any way and every time i see this photo, i get a vivid sense of the sad and angry emotions i felt upon seeing this bear for the first time in Chicago zoo. I don't like zoo's and i dont' think Chicago is a place for a polar bear.
On a positive slant, cool reminds me of everything about the bears natural environment.
The icy terrain, the cool blue ocean, the cold winds, the slightly cool temperatures (you know, -30degrees!)
|Camera:||Canon Powershot G9 |
|Lens:||7.4-44.4 mm |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||21 Sep 2010 - 4:21 PM|
|Focal Length:||18.9mm (35mm equivalent: 35.3mm)|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/3.5|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|
|Title:||The Dead Leaf And The Dying Bear|
|Uploaded:||28 Oct 2010 - 2:34 PM|