Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ruination

Two images stitched, Panasonic DMC LX3

and we may never pass this way again...

Honestly, this image exists nowhere else but only in the sunshine of my mind.  I was almost ashamed to say that this photo is actually a composite of two different images taken at different places and different times. By trial and error, I was able to stitch together the upper half, which was taken in Diamond Bar, California around fall last year - with the lower half, which was taken in Philippines late last year. I guess one can say it's an image where West meets East in a stream of ever changing water. 

Why the title?  Somebody asked.  I think of nature's way of decaying gracefully.  In the western world, the leaves turn brown and start to fall towards the end of the year.  But in the Far East where the sands are really from, the water begins to recede.  Things get to dry up during that time of the year.  In my mind, I call the process ruination of a universality.   Obviously, I've failed to convey that message in this image.  But that doesn't matter... because anyone can interpret it the way they want.

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