Thursday, February 25, 2010

Self-Portrait as Roadmark

Death Valley, sunset

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Blogger Jim Murdoch said...

I wonder if this would work as well if we didn't know this was Death Valley?

3:43 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

It looks like a place called 'death Valley', and the shadow of the photographer could almost be that of the devil.

It's a fantastic shot, Art. It must have been extraordinary to have been here.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

After sleeping on it, title changed from "Roadkill" to "Roadmark."

I dunno if giving the location gives too much away, and influences the meaning. Perhaps. But that's a risk you have to take with some photos, because they're allusive expressions of the place itself. A kind of responsary, if you will.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Death Valley's amazing. It's a graben, which means it's a low point in the continent. I'm actually standing at about sea level in this photo, looking down towards the bottom of the basin, which is about 190 feet below sea level.

10:45 AM  

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