Margaret has set an interesting RagTag challenge, asking us to convey energy through a still picture. Here are my offerings:
Elvis, faded into a wall in Clarksdale, MS, in a pose that delights in the energy he had in his prime: energy the established order saw as a threat. Layers of lines and textures interested me almost as much as the subject.
Curves rule in this hood ornament that has the energy of a skater, seemingly in motion, even when fixed to a parked car. Flowing lines and an energetic posture reflect the smooth power of the machine, although on a yazoo clay road in Jackson, MS, perhaps not!
After a little raciness, we should perhaps steady ourselves. These chairs are designed to maximise any hint of energy on a hot day: to catch a draft, or to lull.
Finally, some force has split a stone post in two. Human energy has stepped in to fix it, or to play with an idea. It’s on Lancashire farmland, a little off the beaten track, though there are few parts of the Lancashire countryside that are not regularly roamed.
It’s something you can easily hamper with words – joined up words, at least – but it sets me off thinking about connection, competing and balancing power, love, and the passage of time.
28 Replies to “Tuesday Ragtag Prompt: Energy”
The competition for most formidable would seem to lie between Elvis and the split stone, but my version of energy these days lies in the rockers. I am drawn to the variations of energy — the electrical outlet and wires near Elvis, along with that tired-looking door, the swing behind the rockers, and, yes, there is almost an emotional energy in that barbed wire. What a fascinating theme! Thanks!
I don’t imagine Elvis could just have sat down without due caution in an invisible rocking chair? No, it couldn’t be.
A lovely selection. I. too, like the textures
There’s almost too much going on in the Elvis one, but it seemed to carry the mood of the place better than a crop looking directly at the design would have done.
Such a good variety of photos, showing harnessed energy and potential energy!
Thanks for your kind words. Part of the fun of the challenges is in seeing different ways of approaching the same subject.
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