Fay Henexson | The overflowing sun

The overflowing sun

June 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

photomontage, abstractMirage under the bluffsPhotomontage

"Air ran like hot spring waters nowhere, with no sound. The lake was a quantity of steam very still and deep over valleys of fish and sand held baking under its serene vapors. Tar was poured licorice in the streets, red bricks were brass and gold, roof tops were paved with bronze. The high-tension wires were lightning held forever, blazing, a threat above the unslept houses.  The cicadas sang louder and yet louder.  The sun did not rise, it overflowed.”  Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

When it’s too hot for outdoor photography, a photographer’s fancy turns to indoor projects.  That was certainly true last week, as the western U.S. was overwhelmed by a crushing heat wave.  It got plenty hot here in my neck of the woods, but not nearly as bad as other places.  I spent some time playing with photomontage, and (not surprisingly) ended up with this rather sun-baked image.  It reminds me of a vast desert, vibrating in the heat and conjuring up mirages.


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