688 – What Can You Do With A Hanger?

This Sunday image was hard, and it also shows that Ted is right when he writes in a comment to “686 – Guardian Angel” that he is

… increasingly convinced that photographic art is a process consisting of an observation at the time of shutter release and discovery in PP. Thus art is a concept and that concept involves a process… which also means that I no longer think that epiphany is an instantaneous moment when the stars explode and Archimedes runs naked down the streets screaming, “Eureka!”.

Oh, perhaps in geological time the process happens in an instant, but in reality it can happen in hours or over days don’t you think?

Yes, that’s what I think, and sometimes it comes easier, sometimes it comes harder. This was hard.

This image of a hanger was taken on Sunday afternoon in Carinthia. Normally I don’t stop photographing until I have at least one safe bet for an Image of the Day, but on Sunday exactly that had happened. This was nothing but an uninspired warmup image in bad light. No problem, because I would go to a fair and there I would certainly find photographic opportunity aplenty, right? Wrong. It did not happen, and suddenly I found myself in an awkward situation with nothing but a hanger, not even inspiration.

This is the result of my third attempt at making it an image. The first drove all colors apart and to max, the second found this gaudy and converted to B&W, and the third revealed color again. Well, I guess I like it at last 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Struggle” from Apocalyptica’s 2001 album “Cult“. See them live on YouTube.

2 thoughts on “688 – What Can You Do With A Hanger?”

  1. Every time I look at this image, I realize that the colorfulness of this hanger is the strong part. Maybe with a dark surrounding, (like a spotlight that lift out the colorfulness a bit stronger) will improve this fact.

  2. As much as I like what you “normally” do, I like it that this image ain’t “normal”. I like it that I keep hunting in that cart, and in the foreground and the background for details that make this sensible to me. I like it that you don’t expect your camera to act like some sort of vacuum that plucks just exactly your meaning from the light soaked objects at which you aim it. Nope, I like it that you have made this something that it wasn’t when you came upon it. Which is to say, you have done differently here what you normally do… Perhaps more dramatically…

    Namely, you have created art out of what the camera merely saw. And that is what I reeeeeely like.


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