Sunday, 10 January 2010

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17 comments:

  1. Cool silhouetted, raggedy flags against the waning light. Looks like they've been through a battle or two, maybe with the elements.

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  2. Spooky... was this in China ? What was it ? A memorial or a tomb ?

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  3. I love this silhouette. They look so battered and worn and threatening, but safe at the same time. Dusk is a word I've always associated with battle -- not sure why -- so this picture really fits in with my imagination.

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  4. I deliberately didn't say what this was as I was interested to know what people would make of it without my input...I will reveal all soon!

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  5. ....So ORIGINAL!!! WONDERFUL and really special...could be the title Picture of an "adventure movie".....!!
    ciao elvira

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  6. Great shot, J! Now, I'll be eager to find out the story behind it. They do look as though they've been through a battle or two! Have a good week!

    Sylvia

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  7. Great pic!
    I liked your presentation today, a pic worth a thousand words.

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  8. nice capture....do tell where and what these are?
    have a great week.

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  9. Interesting shot. The flags look like they've been through a lifetime of struggles, and yet pieces of them are still flying.
    Gee, I never told you about uni-clawed X-men in Utah? How could that have slipped my mind...

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  10. Love the perspective! Great shot.

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  11. Ok, time to reveal all: they are flags attached to fisherman's buoys, they were propped in one end of a fisherman's boat on Worthing seafront. They're tattered from years of being exposed to elements. To me, they can seem quite ordinary because they're so familiar, so I was pleased to be able to make them look rather mysterious.

    I think comparisons with battle are quite valid - the fisherman does battle with the weather, the sea, the economy...And has long, hard days - many of them sell their catch themselves at the beach after going out.

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  12. I assumed prayer flags in the Far East. Well, I suppose Worthing is a bit further east than Weymouth so I wasn't far out.

    Lucy

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  13. Lucy - great comment. :) The comments to this post have also made me wonder if there is a god of fishermen. There must be surely, it's such an archtypal occupation...

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  14. The flags do look good in silhouette

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  15. I did not expect it to be flags on a fishermans buoys. How interesting! Love it, love it, love it.

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