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  •  Don't you usually post to the photography group? (5+ / 0-)

    You usually appear in my stream but didn't this time, and I don't know why.

    Anyway, I have an interesting (to me, anyway) photo that I took of a heap of toy soldiers after my nephews had abandoned them. The soldiers were all jumbled up with jeeps, guns and other military miniatures.

    Although it's obviously a shot of toys, it's just real-looking enough to be chilling. That wasn't my intent at the time (I was just interested in the shapes), but it was an interesting side effect. Either I never uploaded the photos to photobucket or I forgot to label them.

    Anyway, thanks for another interesting diary.

    We cannot be content...if some fraction of our people--whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth--is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure. FDR

    by wide eyed lib on Mon Mar 14, 2011 at 02:10:25 PM PDT

    •  Re photography group (8+ / 0-)

      I tend to post the how tos and the photo essay stuff there. The more -pretentious- introspective stuff tends to go on the medium is the message group.

      No real reason other than I didn't want to make it look like I was after photographic world domination.

      Toys can be more effective than just about anything - use them for a 'grown up' theme and the whole lost innocence thing is immediately bought front and center - huge impact.

      •  But we know that's what you are after don't we? (0+ / 0-)

        Great diary Steve. I don't think I've deliberately tried to use symbolism in photographs. But when I look at them I find symbols repeated, like clocks and doors. I then wonder why they catch my eye. I haven't looked up their possible meaning but I will.

        This above all: to thine own self be true...-WS

        by Agathena on Mon Mar 14, 2011 at 11:15:09 PM PDT

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