“There is more than one way of perceiving. Thoroughly check your inner dialogue.”
This week’s challenge was, to me at least, one of the more interesting we’ve had thus far. The subject “dialogue” calls for us to include two photos which can be perceived as having a “consensual interaction” , opening up meanings which were not there if each was viewed alone. The set of photos above connects the interior of a single conch shell with a group of conch on the right. The intricacies of the beauty that lies within might be lost without the focus on the single shell. Likewise, without the perspective of the outer shells, one is left wondering about the purpose of the subject on the left.
“There is always an inside from outside the door.”
The two photos above were made at the same lighthouse. As a photographer, I found the interior much more compelling. Did you recognize the construct of a lighthouse before seeing the second photo? To me the details of the left side capture speak to the complexity of the mechanics necessary to to make the beacon shine from the more straightforward exterior structure shot on the right.
“What lies in front of you, and what lies behind you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Finally, a small home, which like the others in this post comes from a long-ago visit to the Bahamas. I shot the photograph on the left because I loved the angle of the staircase. The simple exterior gave me no hint that there was such an interesting scene to be found in the back :-). The backyard scene told us much more about the lives of the residents than did the capture from the front.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my “dialogues” this week – to see the photos in more detail, please click on the individual shots. To check in on some other dialogues, click here.