I live in a place that is a wonderland for the imagination. Stories lie in wait around every turn and each time I step out for a walk or a run I return with a headful of ideas begging to find a bit a permanence and a place to call home. Whether on the moor or walking over the ancient bridges that cross the river that runs through our little village, I see possibilities wherever my eyes stop to rest. I find myself talking to the animals I see along the way and can easily understand how Beatrix Potter could create worlds where bunnies and geese talk back while cats and dogs do the shopping and farm work. These are fertile grounds for story making and the peace of my rural life is perfect for coaxing life into new characters and situations.
I have so much material that I often feel overwhelmed with my choices much like the way one might when standing before a huge buffet table, only instead of choosing between fried chicken southern style or asian sweet and sour , my banquet table is weighed down with ideas. It’s a wonderful problem to have, but for a woman prone ever so slightly towards being easily distracted…too many choices can be troublesome. So the ideas tend to pile up, waiting in a long queue for their moment with some moments taking longer to arrive than others. If I forget to write it all down…the story can disappear, but sometimes there is evidence, a lasting trigger with an image of mine to remind me.
Such was the case with a walk in Scotland on the Isle of Skye at sunset a few years ago. Day or night, the sky there is always stunning and I crawled over a thorny patch to capture this image lit by the setting sun. Skye has long been a magical place for me and seeing what looked like a bit of a fairy spirit captured in the lens of my camera created more of a feeling of confirmation than surprise. I have a series of these taken from different angles and the image is the same …twist of light or fairy spirit…you choose. I’d love to hear your thoughts…
(My lens was clean…in case you’re wondering…with no smudges or dust)
Fairy spirit, definitely. Cool!!
Magical. With or without the ‘fairy’.
beautiful image either way. i like the fairy theory.
Magical. Indeed. Wasn’t there another image where it looked like you had captured a “shape” or something? Maybe you have a magical camera, or eye? 🙂 I love your tales of where you live, and of your travel around Britain, it always reminds of why I loved it so much over there. And why, one day, I hope to be able to return for parts of the year, splitting my life between there and here ~ just need to figure out how to make it work! Stunning image in any case. Kxo
It’s a beauiful picture and post.
Too many choices can be overwhelming.
Now, what an opportunity to feel free! love this!
It’s Scotland. I say fairy spirit. 🙂
Definitely a dancing fairy sprite. Gorgeous image!!!
I believe in fairies!
It MUST be a fairy spirit. What a beautiful, magical photograph!
(from Shutter Sisters)
Great stuff! I believe it’s a dancing spirit – look how happy he/she is!