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February 20, 2012 / Rae Spencer

Point of View

It finally occurred to me, while taking these pictures, that I approach photography and writing from the same impulse. Every time I pick up my camera, pen, or laptop, I’m trying to tell a story. Or, at the very least, share an impression. And it always starts with noticing something. Today, I noticed a visitor “hiding” in the irises.

But how will I frame this story? Should I reveal its secret from the outset? Because the rabbit was not so well-hidden as it might seem, though I could gloss over that fact by photographing it at just the right angle, by restricting my point of view. A few steps to either side, and this particular story shifts from drama to comedy.

It’s an appealing metaphor, as I find words to be as quick and slippery as rabbits. I often end up holding a tuft of fluff, frustrated by the knowledge that something warm and alive has escaped my grasp.

6 Comments

  1. jeaniemac100 / Feb 20 2012 3:57 PM

    GORGEOUS metaphor. Wish I’d written that, because I’ve certainly felt it.
    Thank you, Rae.
    Jean

  2. anaslense / Feb 20 2012 4:05 PM

    Very creative, I like the sequence!

  3. Jeanette Gallagher / Feb 20 2012 4:08 PM

    Such words of wisdom, Rae. I love this ‘knowing’ regarding your point of view. To me, all of your photography is poetry and vice versa. Thank you for sharing.

    Jeanette

    • Rae Spencer / Feb 20 2012 4:12 PM

      Jeanette, Thank you for such a lovely compliment!

  4. Kay Middleton / Feb 20 2012 6:47 PM

    So now, forever, bunnies will be a metaphor for hidden meanings and for realizations heretofor overlooked, and wisdom has become a but of fluff in my fingers… Thanks.

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