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October 26, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Lost

Though the black swan’s arched neck is like
A question-mark on the lake,
The swan outlaws all possible questioning:
A thing in itself, like love, like submarine
Disaster, or the first sound when we wake;
And the swan-song it sings
Is the huge silence of the swan.

From The Black Swan by James Merrill

Image taken in Adelaide, Australia. Blacks swans are native to Australia.

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  1. October 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Wow! It looks like a painting. I really like it. x

    • October 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      Thanks a lot Bev! I was told that the image looks like a photomontage, but apart from the texturing I gave to it, it is actually a single image. The little origami boat is a sculpture in a pond outside the convention centre in Adelaide.

  2. December 15, 2011 at 4:59 am

    A wonderfully creative image, I love the way you have “finished” it. Perfect.

  3. December 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I also thought this was a montage. Truly a magical picture straight out from a fable…Nice job!

  4. December 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Thank you Karen and Atossa for your nice comments. I had fun working on this image 🙂

  5. December 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Really lovely. All the more impressive for not being created in PS.

  6. settleandchase
    March 22, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Amazing image – I also thought that it was a montage – how fabulous that you found it in real life!

  1. March 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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