The Mists Part and Yet the Meaning Does Not Emerge

I took this mysterious image in September 2020 using an app that created double exposures. In real life, I am standing in my garage pointing the phone camera down at the floor (see my shoes?) and photographing the metal legs of a set of sawhorses.

The overlapping image is a pattern of sun and shadow reflected in the nearby window.

Together, they make a mystery. And it all happened in the setting of a suburban garage…

18 thoughts on “The Mists Part and Yet the Meaning Does Not Emerge

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes, I enjoyed this app in particular because it was not done later but in two consecutive photos overlaid. You could see right away what you were getting.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Yes, and once again, serendipity played its part in the composition. At first I thought I should crop out the feet but then I realized what you said – they are needed.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. Yes, the black and white nature of it makes a real difference, it connects the elements. In real life those shoes are bright lime green. Imagine how different it would be with them as the focal point in that way.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      You are so right. I think with anything that has the point of view looking down from above does that for me (I am not so good with heights, even from the lowly level of my own eyeline…)

      1. memadtwo

        I always thought the garage was a magic place. Of course it’s been 50 years since I lived with one. But you never knew what you would find there.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          Our current garage is an open book, not much in it now. Our childhood garage, now, another story. And then there are other people’s garages – I catch glimpses even now that make me want to go into the garage withthe open door and really do some looking around.

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