Friday, September 26, 2008


Thematic Photographic 17

When Carmi posted this week's theme I knew exactly what I wanted to post. I shot this in the early morning June 7th just before the Roanoke (Virginia) Sidewalk Art Festival opened. It's either a Black-Capped or Carolina Chickadee, probably a female since the male version has more of a yellowish belly. Most likely she had a nest somewhere in the building being renovated behind her.

For some reason the composition struck me with a small wildlife creature juxtaposed in a framework of the angles created by the industrial material and equipment. Perhaps there's a statement to be made about nature versus industrialization? If so it was very accidental.

I also find it interesting that the second photograph below fits all three themes of the past few weeks: angles, nature, & close up. And I guess we can conclude "bird watching week" here at A Work of Art!
  • Every Wednesday evening, Carmi posts a new Thematic Photographic entry.
  • Each entry has a unique theme. This week's is...angles.
  • You post a similarly themed image over on your blog.
  • You paste a link to your entry in a comment here.
  • If you've already posted something that fits (on a blog, Facebook, MySpace, wherever) simply post the link to the existing entry.
  • You may post as many photos or links as you wish. For the next week, I'll be supporting this theme with a related picture/posting each day. I encourage you to do the same. This is all about sharing, so feel free to share to your heart's content!
  • Please share this link with friends, too, and encourage them to join in. The more, the merrier.

If you'd like to see past Thematic Photographic entries, please click here. Enjoy this week's theme!


Unknown said...

Hi! Just stopping by to check on you and Ben as I've been out of the blogging loop for a little while. Hope this pitiful economy goes easy on you and yours, and we'll be by to see your page again soon. Say hi to Ben for us!

AlexnStephensmommy, Alex and Stephen

kimmyk said...

ya know, i didnt even notice the bird. i was all "wow that's a great shot!" then i read further and noticed the lil' bird.

very cool. i love this shot!

i so wanna play this game...i need to get my butt in gear. wednesday? got it!

Vodka Mom said...

I love it! I didn't notice the bird at first, either. I am trying SO hard to use the digital camera. I just love my "OLD" Minolta. I don't want to be old fashioned. I DON'T!

great pics....

we_be_toys said...

I like the crop - it gives the chickadee more umph in the composition. The juxtaposition of urban and rural is always a fascinating subject, and that red brick wall, with the subsets of pipes makes a great backdrop for the chickadee(dee dee).

Nice job!

Gretchen said...

Love these! I've been hunting for angles today.... :)

me said...

I love scaffolding. It speaks to me of hope and a work in progress. Toss in a bird and you just have good karma.

carmilevy said...

I love the composition - and especially the way you walked us through how you settled on it. The interface point between the natural and urban worlds fascinates me precisely because it's never as cut and dried as we'd like. Makes me wonder what this lovely bird thinks of it all.

If only we could look through that window...