Thursday, April 28, 2011

Touch Me


Come on, come on, come on
Come on now touch me, baby
Can't you see that I am not afraid?
What was that promise that you made?
Why won't you tell me what she said?
What was that promise that you made?

Now, I'm gonna love you
Till the heavens stop the rain
I'm gonna love you
Till the stars fall from the sky for you and I
(Touch Me, Doors)

Yesterday morning, I took the camera out for a spin.  I have been thinking of this flower bed all this week.  It’s the one outside of the office where I work.  It was windy but the wind was no match for the camera’s shutter speed of 1/4000.
Yet, the image is not perfect. I looked back to examine this image and it bugs the heck out of me that there's a small area in the petal that's blown up.  I thought about fixing it in PS but then I hesitated... asking myself, why?  This is what the camera captured.  Why should I alter the image?  I asked myself, would that change my vision?  No, I don't think so.  Would it matter to the ordinary viewer?  Probably not.  Would it gratify my ego that I felt like I captured the perfect floral?  Definitely not... if so then I would just be fooling myself.  What is it that makes us go back and re-do what we did?  Perhaps, we care more about our egos and what people say.  Is it so?  No, I think I'm just trying to complicate things as always.

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First look: Come slide down my petal-wheeeee! A vision of Alice in Wonderland.
Second look: This petal is welcoming you to come in and see what is inside.
Beautiful, thank you for sharing. - R

OMG – I have been admiring those flowers for the past few days. Aren’t they pretty? Your picture captures their beauty….way to go. There’s also some pretty flowers on a bush by the door (same area of the yellow poppies). They remind me of butterflies. I never thought about egos & photos but your notes reminded me – one time Steve was taking a picture of a rose (Buchart Gardens in Canada) & he spit on it – photo ended up looking like morning dew..don’t tell anyone (ha ha).  - j

Beautiful, and yes it’s wonderful just the way it is. I think you and I are too deep for our own good sometimes. - p

Nice shot Rob – it’s like that one petal came down to let you see what’s inside! And I like that hint of yellow breaking thru the pod… - S
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