Saturday, September 22, 2007

A swan or 2

Took these last Sunday, on the River Vltava


FilmNoir23 said...

Great images...I'm very much enjoying your photography. The heart image is exceptional.

Leda and the Swan, which (or is that WITCH?) always bring me to W.B. Yeats personally. An old path I haven't walked down in many moons.

Lovely...if they needed a tourism guru in Prague, they should hire you.

Newspaceman said...

Tell me about the shadow in the second photograph aferrismoon.

Did they reveal anything about the McCann last Madeleine photo


Anonymous said...

Howdy afm...

Have you ever seen the Peter Greenaway film 'A Zed and Two Naughts'?. A must see in my book.

It involves an accident precipitated by a low flying swan.

The films of Greenaway are, by and large, a meta-mathematicians dream!

OK already - 'synchro-mystics' dream, then.

Damn that Kotze!

aferrismoon said...

Hi News
I was 'thinking' somewhat of the 'photo' a la McCann. The swanshot was taken at about 12.30 - 1.30 on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I'd need to be lead through some of the foto-fakery business to understand the shadows. I am now at least aware it occurs. Neverthless the swan and G.McCann have prominent beaks or bills
F23 - the video had swans written below it, so I thought it was quite a beneficial time to pop in a few Cygnans. Perhaps will reverse spin off your Yeats and do a bit of reading.
William Yeats - Bill Gates [ Y to G change , an etymological reality]. Anywise, always struck me as a groovy synch - one an excellent poet, the other an accidental programmer
WWW - Thanks for the Z + 2 0s , haven't seen it
I've only seen the Chef, the Knife, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Cheers Metaphysicians

FilmNoir23 said...

I second the "Greenaway" comments. I would also offer "Drowning by Numbers" as a must see (although they all are).

The Siouxie track is called "Into a Swan" (as in a transformation)....which she has often written about...usually from the butterfly perspective.
Similar to the motifs in "Silence of the Lambs"

Newspaceman said...

The interesting thing about the last photo is that is was puported to have been taken at the exact minute when the sun was directly overhead, ie at mid heaven and therefore this would negate shadows.

It is maybe just a coincidence but it is exact to the minute.