Saturday, October 24, 2009

Werewolf with a hobby

If I were a professional photographer I would need to apologize for the quality of this, heh. Anyway, shot at my parents' house in Berkeley Hills at sunset. The "tree" is a piece of a manzanita tree which burned in the Hills Fire some years back which my father attached to the balcony. My relatives return to England in a couple of days, will miss them.

24 comments:

j. said...

really beautiful.
there is no need at all to apologize for the quality.

Celeste Bergin said...

Ah, another thought-provoking image from ArtSpark. He is like a mariner looking out to sea from his perch. This is what I love about your work--how the viewer gets to create their own story about the meaning. Like a good impressionist painting--that does not fill in every detail, but allows the viewer to mix the colors with their eyes.

Jasmine said...

I love the picture, I was just thinking I wish my camera could captures birds, even in silhouette, but it does not like zoom shots.

tony said...

is He A Spy?Does He Work for Special Branch?

femminismo said...

Terrific! Yes, a story could indeed be constructed from this. Great character study. Are the birds real? (Had to ask.)

Asja said...

it's nice to know that werewolves have hobbies, too!
beautiful image!

Tammie Lee said...

Oh! This is wonderful.

Totalfeckineejit said...

really like this Sparkey.by the way did you know I used to be a werewolf but I'm alright nowooooo!

herhimnbryn said...

He looks so at home azing at the birds.

Eva said...

Don't we all have our soft side?
(grrrrlll -- have to polish my claws)

Titus said...

Ooh, a blanket ban on silver bullets for that one.

Amazing silhouette of the branch, with life.

yvette said...

a new life for a burned treebranche.....birdspottingplace.
If you miss somebody you really care...is'nt that a good thing?

love
yvette

lettuce said...

whats he watching though?

nice light in your photo

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Love the abstract quality of this one... the blackened manzanita makes the lights source confusing! -J

Coffee Messiah said...

I remember the ones in the 80s, I could see them from Sausalito ; (

Cool he kept the tree.......

Cheers!

rlbourges said...

actually, I like the haziness of the background. Increases the crispness of the charred wood.

cheers, Susan.

Candace said...

This is a perfect offering, Susan. And I always miss my folks and peeps when their time here is over, too.

Love those birds!
Candace in Athens

ArtSparker said...

Lettuce- His hobby is bird-watching.

tanaudel said...

I like this! The quality is "atmospheric" :)

justdoodleit said...

Very nice! Of course they have hobbies too. After all there's plenty of time to do something between full moons ;)

rosedale's 4head said...

Okay. THIS ONE is my favorite. I'm sure this time. I think. No, really.

grrl + dog said...

I hope your parents appreciate your talent and know where it comes from...

Cláudia said...

What can you do up in a tree? So many things! The lady in Paging Arthur Rackham's post is sewing. The werewolf is watchbirding. They are both maintaining a focus - one pretty near, one quite far away. And the only thing they can actually see is their own soul...
Great, really great posts!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

your photos are magical....what constitutes "professional photographer"?

you have an incredible sense of composition, color, and narrative and I am in awe of your photoshop abilities!!

as an artist you are so versatile and an inspiration!! thanks for always brightening our world and bringing more whimsy, drama, and everything else into it with your creations!!