Photo of the Day (1/30/08)

This is one of those shots that a person could write a poem about. Themes of gazing, wondering, majesty, left vs right, looking out from within. Windows as metaphor. Mountains as metaphor. Crossroads. What is this person thinking? I love the up close details of the cathedral in contrast to the person in shadows. This shot was taken by jitsu in Ecuador, although there are not specific details listed.

Here is a writing exercise. Start off with “I gaze through the window…” or “I watch from the shadows…” now write for five minutes without stopping. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar, just keep writing and see what comes out. This technique is patterned after writer Natalie Goldberg’s methods. She wrote the book Writing Down the Bones, among others. Share if you want.

If you have a photo to share, post it at Gadling’s Photo Pool on Flickr and it might get chosen for Photo of the Day.