My contribution to a celebration of wires The Magnificent Seven
, Gajewski, Annette38, Irishkate, SimonFletch, Chiliman, GarrathE and myself.
The whole thing was inspired by a remark by my husband, GarrathE, while we were in Spain. I had fallen into The Photo Mafia's 'rules' trap and said that I would have to work really hard cloning out all the overhead (in some cases touching heads) wires that are draped carelessly all over Spanish towns and villages. Garrath asked the simple question,
Aren't they part of the character of the place?" He then suggested that we ought to celebrate wires and have a Wires Wednesday. So here it is, my celebration of wires, 15 as usual, all taken in Spain where they are artistically draped everywhere.
There's even a bird photo in there (V2.)
It made me think about why we do what we do. Do we take photographs to record what is there to do we take what is there and then feel obliged to prettify or sanitise it all? Why are shots that some describe as a record shot seen to be of less merit than other shots? What is a distraction and what a feature? Who decides this anyway? Lots of questions to be answered here which is why Walter's title is so very apt.
Thanks for looking and I hope that you enjoy at least some of them. Thanks go to my fellow collaborators, The Magnificent Seven
, for joining in with this fun project.
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