Monday, March 31, 2008

Eagle III


I went back a third time this weekend unable to let go of the idea that there is a picture here. 8x10 this time.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

First time I saw this image, I was thinking that the solution would be to shoot it at night. A foggy night. And hopefully there's a 1k in the ceiling of that box with the eagle. Hopefully, a diffused, silked 1k. Same crop, same everything, just that lone lit box coming out of the foggy night. Or would that be too Todd Hido? See, it's all been done before...

robert said...

maybe it will work in a blizzard?

I liked the polaroid best.

All of these are three-quarter, a view that creates perspective artificially. I'm not sure that that is what you need to articulate the fact of the bird, the box, the tree, the street.

you are hanging the picture on the niceness of the camera, the light, the composition. none of these things are actually making a new picture, just making what is supposed to be a good picture.

heck, drive by the motherfucker with the lights in the back of the truck and blaze that sucker up.

I don't think you know what it could be.

just saying is all...

robert said...

edit: I don't think you know what it could be--yet.

Timothy Archibald said...

I think that this situation has too much content in it to result in a photograph that will fit into your current project, cctwwtb.

The most powerful work of this project seems to make symbolism out of nothing, or out of some juxtaposition that you are finding and arranging in the camera, such as emptyness, homes, trees, hiways, etc.

It could be that this scene is too laid out already, and will never deliver the "yearning" or whatever the intangible is that everyone responds to in the project.

That's my thinking, but I do admit to originally liking that b&w polaroid on the web: it was murky, the eagle looked like it was in flight, and something seemed curious about it and not perfected. But...I still don't know if it would fit with cctwwwtb.

Anonymous' description on how to make it work did sound great, though. Ahh....I don't know.

Darrell Eager said...

I think it really looks good and now should go to the retoucher.

g said...

Get closer.

surferbrat said...

This is a great shot but if the picture is supposed to be about the eagle I'd suggest enlarging it within the frame and the context of it's surroundings. In other words, I agree, get closer.

bills said...

I think the shot works as is. The proportion is correct to its location and it's the type of view that, if spotted in the rearview mirror, would get you out of your car camera in hand. The question is which lighting works best when compared to Bird Deux.
bills