Photography like art is often down to interpretation. Take any theme and you will find it interpreted by photographers in many different ways. Each month Fuji Cameras UK runs a themed competition which gets hundreds, maybe even reaches into the thousands, of entries. This months theme is “Motion” and if you were to look at the entries you would see so many different interpretations of the theme…..
….and so it is with the Weekly Photo Challenge here on WordPress. I try my best to look at every entry, I don’t always comment because there are just too many entries now to leave comments on every one. I do however use Zemanta and if it spots your blog as a related entry I will publish it. Anyway I digress. When I look at the entries for the photo challenge I often think how does that relate to the theme. Sometimes I see it as a very tenuous link, sometimes it’s glaringly obvious and sometimes I just don’t get it. No matter how many times I will look at the image.
It’s the same when I post an image. For last weeks photo challenge I invited you to comment on why I included the image above in a group of photo’s from the Rhyl Air-Show I know why it’s there but here’s some examples of what you in the WordPress community think are the reasons;
Xavier at SinPolaris thought that maybe it was because they are together in the sky.
Robin at <<The Great Escape>> Life from behind a lens on the other hand said “I would go for the last image representing the two subjects of plane and sun both blazing in the sky together”
Steve Ransome decided that he would think about it and get back to me. You should check out Steve’s wildlife photography on Flickr, he has some really good ones
Judy at JayJaysFavorites commented “Can’t figure out the last one Mike. Unless you have one of the Red Tails flying in the red sky”!
Patti Kuche at Nylon Daze in New York went out on a wild wing and took a guess that the image might have something to do with twin engines or twin rockets?
Kate Walsh at DesignHouse9 took a guess that in the image the sun and the aircraft both represent powerful energy. But on reflection Kate thought it probably wasn’t the reason I posted it. So Kate decided maybe they were suspended in the Universe together. At that point Kate decided to quit.
OK! Why did I think the image fitted the theme? Well for me the answer was simple. It’s a combination of two images, the plane flying across the sky and a setting sun which I combined together to give me one image. Or maybe it’s because the plane is from the Red Arrows display team and there’s a red halo round the sun. In reality it’s both. I did combine the two images and I really liked the way the plane was silhouetted against the red. So there you have it. My reasons for including this image in the Together theme.
But there’s an additional bonus (sounds like one of those TV ad’s). You took time to comment on why you thought I had included the image. In return I have published links to your blog with this post, in Steve’s case it’s his Flickr portfolio, but it’s brought you and me together. Maybe a few others will read this post and who knows it may bring you and them together if they follow the links.