One of the things I love most about photography is that you don’t have to go far and wide to find beautiful photos; you can find them anywhere. Often they are right under your nose.
This skull has been hanging around our home for many years — I have a previous post on bones which references it. But I hadn’t really photographed it even though I was tripping over it every week. It wasn’t until we had it sitting on a table for sale at our recent garage sale that I saw it in a wonderful context of colour that brought out its vibrancy. So even at my own garage sale there were photographic possibilities. I appreciate the depth of colour and the shadows on the oak table and how it gives the photo a fiery look. The eye socket seems to burn with life. The dark background of the hedge provides the perfect contrast for the skull and horns. The faded daisy in the left top corner references the table colour and the colour of the bone, adding just a subtle echo.
I can see this piece on the cover of some modern Western.
Photo by Chris Holt.
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