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| p.1 #2 · What story do you see in this one? |
What comes to mind for me is 'Early morning hunt', both from the fisherman, and the pelican.
However, that's my creativity completing the narrative. Maybe the Pelican has no interest in the early-morning fish? Who knows. Though, as the viewer, that's the narrative I'm choosing to see and experience. It's a narrative I find pleasing. It's also a narrative that puts the photographer in a higher standard for me because I'm choosing to believe that was his/her intention, and it aligns with my own idea of what's going on in the scene.
That doesn't mean that was the photographer's narrative.
There is a lot of selfishness and filling-in-the-blanks when looking at and perceiving other people's work.
When you're in a museum, or watching a film, you're placing your values, experience and knowledge on the images before you, and mixing them with whatever truth you know about the work.
I see what you're getting at in your latest post in 'idle hands'. But, subjectivity still plays too much of a roll in imagery that has ambiguity. Only a contrived image borne of pure design can fully-dictate a viewer's perception. Because every last detail has been calculated. Nature doesn't play a role, accidents don't, etc.
But, subjectivity can be a wonderful thing.
I happen to agree with you about idle hands. There were technical flaws that inhibited the viewer from making a connection or understanding.
Nice photo, btw.