Have you ever looked at a photo and wonder more about what the photographer was thinking or feeling when the picture was taken than what the subject matter is? Or does the subject matter cause you to create scenarios of what it represents?
I ventured into the journalism business many, many years ago by way of taking photographs with a camera like this one. So I’ve always been intrigued by what’s in a picture. But I must admit, because of all of you (fellow bloggers, especially the writers) I tend to look at all things a little differently than I use to.
Everyone who has read any of my posts lately know we had have more snow in Georgia recently than we normally have. In addition, you know I’m not fond of snow in the first place and so glad to see it go.
Having said that, a friend sent me some snow photos this week that were mostly funny. I don’t know where he found the photos or even if they were taken in Georgia. They were titled “What Southerns do when it snows…” Here’s an example of one of the photos, which I thought was pretty creative.
At the end of the e-mail it read “You know you’ve had enough winter when…” Now this got my attention because after snow being in my yard for a week, I had definitely had enough of it.
Before I share the photo with you, just let me say I’m guessing this photo and the subject matter was done in fun. I have no way of telling differently but it did get me to thinking the more I looked at it.
Let me share my thoughts, show the photo and then you share your thoughts about it. At first, it was funny - yeah that’s kind of how I felt after not being able to go anyway (cabin fever you know). Then I wondered was the sculptor a fan of mysteries and crime drama. Maybe the ones creating this were big western fans and they were playing out a scene from a movie. Was the sculptor at his (or her) wit’s end and crying out for help. Did the one (or ones) creating this have violent tendencies they were acting out through their creation. All and all, maybe someone just did it to get a second look and a laugh out of everyone who saw it.
Here’s the photo. Tell me what your thoughts are. Can you see where so many different scenes can play in your mind’s eye just from one photo?
Now before I close, I want to send out two huge THANKS to fellow bloggers Dez @ Hollywood Spy and Carol @ Under the Tiki Hut for presenting me with awards this week.
Dez held his annual Gala Party on Sunday and awarded me the Heart Award. Thanks so much Dez. If you haven’t stopped by his blog, be sure to do so. Dez is always in the know what the latest happenings in the movie industry sharing posters and video clips of upcoming releases.
Carol presented me with the L’Aussie’s Fair Dinkum Award. If you don’t already stop by Carol’s blog each week, you really should. You are missing out on some great posts if you don’t. Now I’m suppose to tell what ‘fair dinkum’ means to me.
I cheated and went back to where the award was created. I’ve just recently started visiting L’Aussie’s Writing blog and have found another wonderful blog and blogger. Since the award is created from a real photo, I wanted to link back to Denise explaining about ‘fair dinkum’ and about the photo. To me, it means thoughtful and caring.
Carol passed this on to two bloggers and I'm going to do the same. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there it's hard to select just two. But there are two that quickly come to mind when I think of thoughtful and caring:
Elizabeth @ Mystery Writing is Murder
Margot @ Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...
**Author Terry Dorn was scheduled to guest blog here today but due to unforeseen circumstances wasn't able to. Hopefully we can reschedule his post for a later date.