This challenge is about getting lost in the details. Once you’ve found a subject you want to photograph, challenge yourself to work a little further into the scene.
One of the things I like about the city of Montreal is its public art. The downtown Montreal is a wonderful place to be especially if you like visiting art museums.. For this challenge I chose one of the sculpture displayed outside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Its a bronze Sculpture called “The Eye ” done by artist David Altmejd who was born in montreal and this sculpture was fashioned in a foundry in quebec. Intrigued , I took a closer look!
And here’s a close up of the wings from the side!
From a distance, they seemed together. Engrossed as if in a game….and a deep conversation. It seemed they could not be bothered about anyone or anything around them.
Were they together truly?
Being in close proximity does not mean togetherness . Does it?
For her it was a momentary pause….a rest from her tiring day…..
He had been waiting for someone to come along in his direction. A temporary relief from his loneliness. For years he has been sitting there, watching people come and go. some stay for a moment and some longer but leave they eventually do.
Soon she will be on her way and he will remain there as before.
A silent togetherness, a moment no one felt, a time no one saw.
This sculpture called ‘The Winner’ of a man playing a game of chess is installed in Century park , Calgary AB along 8th Ave.
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Sometimes stopping to observe something for a little while can make our experience of the ordinary – extraordinary. Our visit to the mall today was one such chance.
This mall has a water fountain with sculpture of children playing with the water.This reminds me of the time me and my sisters would go to create a splash in a stream near my grandma’s house in Kerala on warm summer evenings. For a while there we did not need expensive fancy toys or a large yard. The water became our playground and our toy.
Later in another part of the same mall, I noticed some children observing another water fountain with great enthusiasm and excitement.Talk about a case of art imitating life.
This one was not a big fancy fountain, nothing special one could say.
Children being children were happy observers. Every 90 seconds a tall spray of water would shoot up and the children would clap or shriek with joy.
A simple object can become a toy and a simple fountain in a mall that thousands pass by can become a source of fun for children.
As the Good Shepherd said about children, ” the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children” …..
Note to self: Although there is a lot that our children need to learn, we can learn a lesson in innocence from them. 🙂