By: pbcmedia

May 08 2009

Tags: , , ,

Category: Creativity, Deep Thoughts, Depression, Frustration, Personal, Photography


Focal Length:35mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

There are some mornings that require creativity in order to climb out of the ditch.  I went to work on this, or at least, part of one image that makes this up at 4:30 AM.  I finished an hour later, looked out at the wet morning and realized I wasn’t baby Jessica after all and could smell the coffee.

If Bristol Meyers or Eli Lily ever figure this creativity chemical out, they’d have a goldmine.

©Pat Coakley 2009


9 comments on “Learning”

  1. You’ve captured time travel. The contrast of the blur of surroundings and the bus in focus is so compelling.
    I’ve a better understanding of the complexity of your images after reading your earlier posting about your process.
    You are your own goldmine.

  2. Yes, the elixir of creativity…
    This is a wonderful image. The lines draw me in, and the colors and ambiguous shapes at the end of the road keep me there. Beautiful.

  3. You know that I’ve always thought that you were on the right track, but with this image I think that you’ve finally have reached escape velocity (and to paraphrase John Gillespie Magee).

    “Oh, you have slipped the surly bonds of bland,
    And danced over the layers with laughter-silvered pixels;
    With photoshop you’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds…and done a hundred things”


  4. This photo reminded me of the film “The Sweet Hereafter” by Atom Egoyan for some reason.

  5. Okay, this is officially embarrassing but I simply have to hug your knees, people.

    One by one:

    Bon Bon.




    Sorta like a group hug but even more awkward and desperate..if that is possible.

    Some days you just need to be visible and yesterday was one of them.

  6. You’re been putting out some awesome images the past few weeks. Do you make prints? I found a place where you might be able to market your photos. Check out etsy.com.

    • Dave, I’ve been to this esty.com site before but didn’t spend enough time. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll check it out.

  7. I get the sense that the vehicles are emerging from a watercolor fog. But who would want to emerge from it? Looks like such a nice place to be. I’d certainly like to talk around this scene for a while.

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