45 thoughts on “Strata

    1. You are right, it’s not film. Some digital cameras allow you to take multiple exposures in-camera through a setting in the menu.. My camera will allow double and triple exposures. What kind of camera do you have?

    1. Thank you, Richard. It is a bit of a balancing act technically speaking; Each exposure is carefully considered so that the flower form doesn’t just appear to be a shadow. It’s a lot of trial and error, but I like the idea of it.

  1. Strength and weakness. Weakness is always best: we are born supple, but strength and brittleness go hand in hand with death.

      1. It’s what I thought of when I saw your post, but I shouldn’t take credit for it though. It’s a paraphrase of something the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky said in his book about the cinema–

        Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a man is just born, he is weak and flexible. When he dies, he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it’s tender and pliant. But when it’s dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death’s companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being. Because what has hardened will never win. Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time

  2. I think this is lovely, and it has certainly got everyone thinking beyond ‘photo of an orchid’! I must confess, I could not ‘see’ the bird, probably because I can ‘see’ a swan in the top half of the image and this is overriding my impressions.

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