Light filtering through the vapours from the hot springs and wells of this city, the old buildings being reflected in a spill of water, sudden sunbeams hitting walls and floor of a narrow courtyard: Sometimes the daily vistas assume a touch of foreignness. Seeing these moments is all we have to do as photographers.
This idea formed in a discussion with Judith Bruder (see here) who nudged me to participate in this week’s photo challenge: Thank you, Judith! The picture shows the shadow cast by a statue. And while the chap originally looks amiable enough, his shadow reminds me of Philip Marlowe, who had “a hat, a coat, and a gun” – which accounts for the title.
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Beautifully done. Nice eye on detail and attention on the abstract.
Thank you, David – I am glad the abstract aspect seems to catch on!.
Great entry for the week’s challenge.
Thank you so much.
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I LOVE what you’ve come up with here, and am delighted to think I was part of encouraging your process.
Also love the title, it strikes just the right whimsical note for the shadowy detective who’s stepped down from his pedestal.
But I never remember Philip Marlowe wearing a monocle —and when I first looked at the shadow, that’s what I saw. (Do you see why?)
The inside of our skulls, perhaps the most foreign territory of all.
Didn’t he wear glasses or did Chandler just not mention them? The highly visible glasses – or monocle – were one of the things that triggered this picture. Thanks for your comment, Judith!