wing

12:08 AM Posted by James Owens



Walking on the beach, I found -- on pebbles and sand, as if thrown there casually ... but am I really so cruel, that I will make you imagine such a horror? yet, isn't beauty always cruel? -- I found a wing -- not a dead bird, no, a wing of yellow and black feathers, torn from a bird, a white length of bone dangling at one end, discarded....

But beauty is difficult? Is this beautiful?














21 comments:

ARIPI DE FLUTURE said...

beautiful photos

Anne said...

Vos photos sont magnifiques. Je ne pense pas que la beauté soit cruelle. Vous n'avez pas tué l'oiseau pour prendre des photos et cet oiseau aurait été aussi beau vivant. Une émotion naît de la réflexion sur l'éphémère et aiguise l'attitude réceptive de l'artiste. La beauté est dans la nature ainsi que dans le regard de celui qui sait la déceler et la "re"-présenter.
Anne

Roxana said...

Rumi writes:

Don't let your throat tighten
with fear. Take sips of breath
all day and night, before death
closes your mouth.

take sips of beauty, we say, right in the middle of that fear. don't we?

Sorlil said...

Very beautiful, the fourth photo is like a painting.

S. Etole said...

haunting beauty that lowers my eyes ...

James Owens said...

Aripi de fluture: Mulțumesc :-)

James Owens said...

Anne: C’est vrai, je n’ai pas tué l’oiseau :-) (Tuerais-je un oiseau pour une photographie belle? On ne m’a jamais posé la question…. C’est mieux…. Faut-il avoir peur de soi-même?) Mais la beauté est toujours une rupture avec le quotidien. Toute rupture nous apporte de la souffrance … même si elle soit une douleur tant desirée, ou seulement le savoir qu’on doit trop bientôt retourner dans sa vie de tous les jours….

James Owens said...

Roxana: Yes, we do :-) And you know, you know, how strong and real those sips are when the fear comes ... what else is the dawn?

James Owens said...

Sorlil: Thank you. I like that effect, too....

James Owens said...

Susan: Thank you for sharing this vision with me....

Anna said...

James beauty is sometimes difficult. But if you never showed the first part, we would look at it bit differently, and how about that, life is like that too. Thanks for sharing this beauty with is, and it is!. Anna :)

veredit said...

es ist der Blick für das Detail und das Herz,um zu wissen wo man sucht! Diese Bilder haben einen ganz eigenen tiefen Zauber, der weit über das bloße Abbilden hinausgeht.

ich umarme dich herzlich,

isabella

colleen said...

Beauty can be found in many places including the macrabe.

James Owens said...

Anna: Thank you. Yes ... it may be that we earn the sight of the beautiful, only if we don't look away from the broken and weeping....

James Owens said...

Isabella: Der Wunsch, dass keines Detail aus dieser gebrochene Welt sei ausgestorben, ist auch die Liebe... Ich umarme dich...

James Owens said...

Colleen: Yes ... sometimes most especially there, where it is unexpected :-)

Renee said...

Intriguing patterns--love the colors. Nicely captured, James!!!

ruma2008 said...

The scenery which you catch is totally dreamy.
Wonderful photography.

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Happy weekend.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

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Cristina said...

this series is so beautiful, so colourful and so perfect. it is the third time that I return to see your colours.
I feel protected when I watch them, and peaceful.

James Owens said...

Cristina: I am happy and humbled to think that I have been able to make you feel that way. Thank you very much for telling me about it :-)