On this Valentine’s Day, I’d figure to start off with something abstract, give you a chance to think, but not over-analyze, and give me your best guess. This is not an image that is front and center in my collection, so, here it goes…
I captured this tableau during the same walk that provided Searching for Tranquility and several other images, so you can say that it was a good day for my abstract portfolio.
When I came upon the source material for this shot, I had a sense that something was trying to communicate with me at a deeper level about an occurrence in a distant past. It was not until I saw the image on a larger screen that the title ‘Destruction of the Maiden’ came to me. There was something inherently violent within the image, which gave me a sense of struggle or a possible ancient sacrifice; almost, as if a mythical creature was about to collect its annual tribute.
This image was captured with a Canon 5D MkII using a 24-105mm f/4 L IS lens, with an F-stop of f/22, 100 ISO at 1/5 second. I started the lens focal length at 105mm and zoomed it back in during the shot.
Now, that you have seen the image, and the technical specifics, what was the source material for this shot? I’m looking forward to your ideas on this.
I will provide the answer on Monday… Enjoy!