11 thoughts on “you never give me your money

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Charles. That’s the one thing I miss about the old “Classic” theme from WordPress, the larger format photos on the posts. Sadly, that theme is not offered anymore but it was nice for photos with a lot of detail.

  1. Charles Ford

    Ken I don’t think I’ve ever left back to back comments before… When I first saw this image small, I thought “not one of my favorites”. However seeing it larger on a black background, suddenly it looks like a masterpiece! If you ever care to explain what we are seeing here or anything else about it please share.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Charles. This is a very simple shot of frozen condensation on a window, shot with the macro lens. It looks a little weird because it’s upside down. It’s not a black and white conversion, there was just no color on that very gray day.

  2. John - Visual Notebook

    Upside down? Interesting. I thought for a while it was the fuzzy end of some strange brush.

    So how do the lines of poetry (or lyrics) relate? Or are you just trying to drive us insane? 😉

    It is a nice abstract, though…

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, John. The lyric (unrelated to the photo) is from an old (aren’t they all?) Beatle song. To me, it means the freedom that comes from having no obligations and you’re able to do things that you want to do. I posted it for my wife, who was on the road at the time.

  3. ehpem

    Great shot Ken. Lovely tones.
    I guessed upside down, but some kind of concrete wall with ice on it. Nice the way it keeps us guessing.

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. Actually, there is no hidden meaning or trying to keep anyone guessing. I just thought the photo worked better flipped.

      1. ehpem

        Interesting comment since it implies this photo (and many of your others) don’t have meaning and are not necessarily meant to have any recognisable content. True abstracts.

        However, I am sure I am not alone in the crowd called anyone in trying to figure out what an abstract photo is of. Not looking for meaning, but for explanations as to how did he do that, what is this almost familiar looking thing, etc. That is where the guessing comes in.

        So, does it matter if your audience is looking at your creations with different intent/purpose and guesses than you intended? I don’t think so. If they are looking then great, and if they are guessing they are probably looking even more closely, which is even better.

        I certainly looked very closely at this image, and would be very pleased if people looked that closely at my pictures. Even if for the ‘wrong reasons’.

        Anyway, its an interesting shot that warrants a close look.

      2. oneowner Post author

        You’ve given me something to think about. I’ve never intentionally tried to have any subliminal meaning in some of these photos but it’s more of a feeling on my part. The subject is mostly inconsequential. A means to convey the feeling. And that is mostly a joyous one. I hope to have more to say on this later on.

      3. ehpem

        My is either documentary (frequently) when it is of something like a building, or is somehow trying to convey a feeling or an impression of some kind I am left with by a subject. Usually the latter are closeups. But, often I am not really trying to convey much at all, ‘just’ trying to make a picture that feels right to me.

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