Monday, June 16, 2014

ELEMENTS (163/365 DAYS, 4.0)

Looking at my dwindling stash of photographs, 
I noticed this weekend 
that I could [loosely] recreate the four elements. 
So here goes!!


"The Essence of Green" 

Earth
the soil from which all things grow and prosper; 
where you find minerals, metals, vegetation 
and creatures big and small wandering around. 
You may find it odd that I made this a black-and-white version, 
but I personally wanted to focus here on the diversity of shapes and sizes.


"Cloud, Simply

Air
this rare combination that allows life [as we know it] on this planet. 
The wind, the clouds, an ever changing skyscape, 
hovering above our heads 
and reminding us just how little we are actually...


"Turmoil

Water
the source of life, 
be it through rain or lakes and rivers, 
oceans containing a whole world in themselves. 
Water in its many shapes. 
This picture was taken at the Old Port 
as the St Lawrence River just speeds away, 
in a hurry to meet the Atlantic which is far away [for us]


"Anxiety

Fire
a source of utter destruction but also of renewal, 
be it volcanoes or thunderbolts. 
Fire can also be man-made... 
Hence the ICM shot here of fire trucks that showed up just past midnight recently, 
awaking me rudely and wondering if it was pertinent for me 
to grab the cats and rush downstairs, 
in the rain...


"My Neighborhood!!" 

There you have it, 
a tiny piece of this blue planet. 
One so familiar to me, 
and yet, 
I just keep on discovering little details about it.

6 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this 'element study' Bruno. Well done. I am drawn to the water element more than any other......guess I belong where I am.
    How's noncooperation going?

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    1. Fire is my element and I don't much care for it,
      even if my temper tends to be on the fiery side....

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  2. Mmmm, I'm definitely more of an earth guy... with a nice peaceful river running through!

    But I love your clouds.
    Hugs
    Jon

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    1. I'm quite tempted to agree with you.
      The shade of trees,
      the sound of water shimmering in the sun light....
      Awh!!...

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  3. An inspired quartet. The Chinese add a fifth element called Metal. They have several ways of describing cycles with it but I like this one (taken from the Wikipedia entry for "Wu Xing") I'd bet you have this one covered too.

    >>> Overcoming
    > Wood parts Earth (such as roots; or, Trees can prevent soil erosion)
    > Earth dams (or muddles or absorbs) Water
    > Water extinguishes Fire
    > Fire melts Metal
    > Metal chops Wood

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    1. I thought of going the Chinese way as I had a few pictures involving metal
      but I decided to post those on some other day.
      Would the bridge count, as in my last picture?!?

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