Wavery but not uncertain

Not long ago I was waiting in the car. The rain was pelting down. Without the wipers to clear the windshield, the scene gradually dissolved into this beautiful image.

In real life it’s a row of nondescript buildings with electrical wires passing overhead. But on this day…a dreamscape.

19 thoughts on “Wavery but not uncertain

  1. Nancy Bell Scott

    The impression at the very first look seemed slightly sad, possibly, but almost immediately became much more universal. The photo kind of melts into connections or likenesses between imagined buildings and imagined human faces, and then their expressions become fluid. Like real life. It’s a beautiful photograph.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. That is just what I thought, the buildings looked liked faces (I almost always think this about a house, but with the blurring of the details, it’s even more, I think). This picture also reminds me of my eyesight before I had the lenses implanted with my cataract surgery – I am extremely neaersighted and before the surgery, if I wanted to retreat from the world, I would take off my glasses. My vision was much worse than this, but this is a milder version of what I saw – the world with no detail, softer, easier. Well, with the surgery I had to have my vision corrected with the lenses, so though my eyes are still structured as they were, I have permanent lenses and clear vision as far as correcting the nearsightedness. That is a good thing, but I miss being able to see the world in this way, like this photo.

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    That’s pretty cool. The rain has made the scene very impressionistic. I am especially drawn to what it does to the horizontal lines of the electrical wires in the skyline.

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