Water and Ink #1

Water and Ink #1My play for today's image for the DailyPhotoGame took me by surprise. I had no idea at the onset of this day that I would create something that far outpaced what I had conjured in my mind's eye.

I liked the flowing nature of Robert's image "Fahrenheit 451" and its shape inspired me to consider the nature of fluidity and form. What could I do to put a twist on this lyrical conversation?

As it turned out, my choice was a natural antidote to fire... water. Yes, this photograph is of water with the introduction of india ink as the dye. As one might imagine, the opportunities for unexpected forms, anthropomorphic characters and abstraction were plentiful. There are many winners from this shoot and I am still digesting their individual strengths.

This image titled "Water and Ink #1" is one of the more literal interpretations, most are so painterly that they look like... well, paintings. I really liked the fact that a face could be discerned in this case, the snout of a horse laying down. It is reminiscent of a Chagall in its dreamy abstraction. I suppose it could be called Weeping Horse as well.

I am thrilled with the results and plan to shoot more.

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2 Responses to “Water and Ink #1”

  1. John Hoover says:

    Another great Widstrand original. Outstanding work.

    · December 19, 2014 @ 5:39 pm


  2. Cheryl Nangeroni says:

    Lovely medium! I assume the ink was added to the water and swirled? Then photographed? I see a little bird instead of the horse’s eye too. Lots of images within!

    · December 21, 2014 @ 12:41 am


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