Monday, December 3, 2007

Left Behind Redux


I have been playing around with the processing of some of my images and I wanted to repost my previous post of Left Behind. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by.

2 comments:

Jane from ASI said...

In the original, it seemed like it was an overcast day and i imagined it started drizzling. The coffee cup owner was a young mom who scooped up her toddler in one arm, stroller and baby bag in the other, and loaded them in the mini-van. The kid fell asleep in the car on the way home, and mom was really bummed out when she realized she'd left her barely-sipped caramel macchiato behind. She was soooo looking forward to slowly savoring that little grown-up oasis in a cup.

In Redux it's definitely a sunny day. Now I'm picturing a somewhat older, single guy, slightly graying beared, wearing a nondescript pocket t-shirt, baggy shorts, baseball cap and sunglasses. He's a "take it or leave it" type of guy, and most women he tries to hook up with opt for the latter. He left the cup on the bench while he went to toss a frisbee with his german shepherd. He thought he came back for the last couple gulps of his coffee of the day (black, or as he likes to say "straight up", as he points at you like his finger is a gun, and winks). In reality, he ended up on the other side of the park and picked up somebody else's cup from a similar looking bench. He'll be cursing the coffee barista all the way home, and later to his buddies at the bar, for putting sugar in his coffee.

Either way, it is not merely trash on a bench...it is "found art".

Beau A.C. Harbin said...

Thank you very much Jane. I appreciate your thoughts. I knew I was not the only one who was a deep thinker, despite what Linda says. (kidding Linda).