A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Imagining the Mekong

Sometimes a photo can take you to another time, another place. I guess that is the very basis of the art, the photo does lie, but it also reveals a truth about the photographer as well.
As I traveled along Ashby Island Rd it reminded me of the Mekong River, the brown water, the thick mangroves, the dense and rank riparian weeds. I took the shot and then created this scenario in my head:
the gunboat lay waiting, hiding, unsure if contact was just minutes away......
Then you get home and realise the brick veneer house is in-congruent with the memory and story. What does every photographer do... they crop.
In the end I prefer the uncropped image anyway but would never give up the imagining.

This is my contribution to James's Weekend Reflections meme.


  1. I like the crop ... and imagining is what it is all about. Each of us see an image and imagine different things.

  2. I like the crop too Mark, but I loooove your imagination!!

  3. I like the crop as well and agree with what Joan says.

  4. I prefer the cropped version...and I agree - enjoyed your imagination!

  5. I think I prefer the cropped version too! Gives more intensity and immediacy to the central reflection!

  6. great with the computer, crop away things you are unhappy with.


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