How a 5N photo inspired a short story
Hi fellow NEXers. Last February I took a photograph of a leaf being pushed by a lake's current. After sitting with this photo a bit, I've come to see a connection with a person being pushed and pulled by life, and I wrote a story about it.
The NEX-5N was set to auto. The wind was watering my eyes very badly and all I could do was verify a good focus. (Thanks to the touch screen to magnify a particular spot in the shot). After that, basic composition took over--keeping the verticals true, and anticipating the flow of water.
The 5N has become my partner in photoshoots. I trust it to make decisions, sometimes only a few decisions, but sometimes, like with this picture, I trust it with nearly everything.
It's fun to show a 5x7 or 8x10 print of this shot. I have them rigid-mounted and displayed on stands in my office. People discuss it, ponder it, ask questions etc. What's amazing is everyone is warm and time is stopped--- so different from what was going on in the live action.
Here's the picture. I wrote the associated story the past few days, finishing it today. I hope you enjoy both.
Story-- fiction, 1928 words:
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|Orange-tip Butterfly by anisah|
from Nature's Colour Palette
|Windswept juniper by Kreber|
from Wind power