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Waiting for the Wind

Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 17 January 2008 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Good theology from a favorite poem of my childhood...
Who has seen the wind,
neither you nor I.
But when the trees bow down their heads
the wind is passing by.

Here, a shadow of motionless wind chimes, representing those of us waiting for the wind of the Spirit to come and give our lives true depth and music.

Presented in P'shop artistic/sponge filter mode.

NIKON D50 1/125 second F/5.6 55 mm

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

I love the texture of this image - it's almost like a charcoal sketch!

17 Jan 2008 5:19am

@Ken McCoy: Thanks. FYI, this is actually the color of the wall - stucco texture, enhanced by the post processing I did on it.

Rags from Plano, United States

awesome perspective. I love shadows.

17 Jan 2008 5:50am

Dylan from Delhi, United States

I'm with Ken here...great texture.

17 Jan 2008 6:02am

Craiger from Vacaville, California, United States

Now this is awesome work!

17 Jan 2008 6:15am

Mandy from South Africa

Ah, VF you never fail to suprise me with your wonderfully creative subjects. Awesome shot my friend and great poem. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog over the past few days....I'm busy playing catch up at the moment......loving your pics!! :)

17 Jan 2008 6:31am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

It is a wind chime shadow but there is something very scary about it. I see hanged people in the photo. Must be the stained wall and sombre lighting. Well done. You have stimulated my imagination.

17 Jan 2008 8:09am

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

I agree with Michael,i saw knives actually,the scene before a psychotic killer goes on a killing rampage...i like photos like that that gives space for imagination and interpretation:)

17 Jan 2008 9:01am

eddy from Tehran, Iran

interesting

17 Jan 2008 9:09am

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Wonderful pp, this really does work with the words. I like the stillness and anticipation this shot creates. great VF.

17 Jan 2008 11:16am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

Great shadows and texture - I don't see the scary stuff other posters see! The wind chime is a great thing to think about in relation to the Spirit - it only takes a very slight breeze to make wonderful music.

17 Jan 2008 11:21am

@Chris: Amen.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Intriguing. Effective shadows. I love the texture on the wall.

17 Jan 2008 11:57am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Oh Vf...how stupendous! You are NEVER going to get old! I love the wind poem, you made me smile :)

17 Jan 2008 12:22pm

@Lorraine: :o)

Wolfgang Prigge from Canada

Love the textures and the silhouettes, I can understand that for some people it might look scary...

17 Jan 2008 1:42pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Truly Truly Art VF!!!
Love the effect and that shadow is just fabulous!

17 Jan 2008 2:38pm

@Jen: Thank you Jen!

Hoopand from Tehran, Iran

nice idea...tnx for sharing

17 Jan 2008 4:59pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Oh VF!! This is downright FABULOUS!! Excellent image!!!

17 Jan 2008 5:35pm

bronzebilly u.k. from Barry,Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom

A truly evocative image V.F...fabulous processing sir..!!
Caused a stir amongst the members also,although I can see it as you do my friend..excellent narrative and design,pal...
billywelshconnection...

17 Jan 2008 11:56pm

@bronzebilly u.k.: I do appreciate your vote of confidence, and ability to not go into full horror movie mode while looking at this image. What I'd hoped it was portraying was the dry static (even shadowy) experience of waiting or anticipating, before the wind, the Spirit, the motion, life, depth, and music comes.

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Don't have to wait for the wind down here :) Seems to have been blowing off the bay at 25 mph all week.

I really like the image here.

18 Jan 2008 1:25am

@MontereyJohn: It's been kind of windy here in FL too, but nothing like you're describing in CA. Thanks for dropping by, my friend.

Rebecca from Leicester, United Kingdom

I really like this image too. What comes across to me is the sense of hush and the unfathomable in the stillness and the waiting, that the Spirit is not One we can just order to come and go, and that God isn’t just someone to be there for our whims and fancies. His ways truly are not our ways. His thoughts are far higher than our thoughts. And His understanding no one can fathom. Thank you truly, VF, for reminding me of this. I needed it. Heartfelt thank you too for your very kind words at my blog today. They were God-sent, timely and I very much appreciate them.

18 Jan 2008 2:10am

@Rebecca: You are a dear friend and a blessing. Thank you Rebecca.

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Well, I have my days confused - this was yesterday.
I can almost hear the chimes (are they wooden?) play in a gentle breeze.
GREAT IMAGE!

18 Jan 2008 2:22pm

@Judy: Thanks Judy. They are hollow bamboo. And what music they make when the breezes come a'calling.

Sylvia from Newcastle, United States

very cool artistic shot.

19 Jan 2008 5:28pm

Susan Kronick from Toronto, Canada

I really like the "insinuation" of this photo. Makes one think.

20 Jan 2008 3:50am

Beatriz from Lima, Peru

great one, amazing effect, the mstery and charm in this shot is lovely.

21 Jan 2008 5:01pm

@Beatriz: thank you for such kind comments.

mvodak from Czech Republic

brilliant. really artistic one.

25 Jan 2008 6:30pm

NIKON D50
1/125 second
F/5.6
55 mm

windchimes