As I was photographing the flowers under the trees last weekend, I started to notice the graffiti on the park wall. My goal became to adequately capture the contrast in the scene, between the natural beauty and the man-made creativity. This is very nicely executed, artistic graffiti, but it doesn’t belong in this setting. That makes it all the more interesting to me.
I also couldn’t help notice the irony of the signature and the copyright symbol. Here we have an artist seeking legal protection for an illegal act. Another contrast, layered within, that made me think. Do you think artistic protection of an illegal form of art would hold up in a court of law? An interesting conversation, for sure.
I found this after the “waiting to click” shot I envisioned, of a bicyclist riding the path through the flowers, just didn’t work out. There were no bicyclists coming by at the time I was in the park. Actually, there were a couple of men who rode by on mountain bikes, but I was looking for a dressed-up Italian woman on a city bike. Never happened. I gave up on waiting to click and went seeking something else to shoot, when I found this image.
Has your “waiting to click” shot worked out? It’s not too late to link in to Exploring with a Camera: Waiting to Click. Today is the last day to link in, and tomorrow I’ll share some new images from the Flickr pool.
Remember: If you don’t find the shot you are waiting for, that’s ok too. I’m sure you’ll find something else interesting to photograph. As this image reminds me, I always do. 🙂