Second Look

Photography, like life, offers terrific opportunities to see situations from different perspectives. What we first see isn’t all there is to see. A second look gives us the chance to appreciate the richness and nuances.

While looking through photos for the post planned for today, I came across the one below. Initially I’d put this image in the disappointing, unusable category because the man walking by interrupted the overall effect of the photo I wanted to get while we stopped at a traffic signal. There were only seconds for success and he was interfering!

Edinburgh (2009)

Yesterday, the image’s humor emerged. Never before had I noticed that one of the figures on the monument appears to be staring at the man walking by, with about the same color flowing from his head. That he seems to be whistling as he strides by in purposeful nonchalance adds even more humor. The contrast among the Victorian-era memorial, the Georgian architecture in the background, the suggestion of innocence in the spring daffodils, and the slightly dated punker wearing his boots and pants a la military amuses me.


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