The Thinker

The Thinker version 1

The Thinker - version 1

The Thinker - version 2

The Thinker - version 2

I’m not sure what he was doing under that tree, whether he was thinking, dreaming or just resting. But he was a natural subject and I had to take a picture. Even while preparing my camera I had several options in mind. The tree and the thinker made a nice sihouette against the brighter sky, but there was also the option of enhancing the green and blue desaturated by the sinking sun and gray clouds. Technical and compositional possibilites churning through my head, but the most interesting question was still: Who is he and what’s on his mind. I hope both versions do the thinker justice.

The thinker was a natural subject. I was with some of my students – most of them had already left the place, but those who stayed behind also saw the man and did what they had to do. But I was first;-)

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  1. Silje
    Silje says:

    Into the heart of the human dream,
    into a strange new world

    Remember me under the Tree of Man
    where I first heard your words

    Gonna make it through, I can feel it

    (Johnny Clegg)

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  2. Ståle
    Ståle says:

    Spennende bilder begge to. Syns kanskje at mannen ble litt «usynlig» i det hele. Om det er godt eller ikke klarer jeg ikke bestemme meg over. Av og til er det bra at en må se en gang eller to ekstra for å oppdage «budskapet» i et bilde.
    Sånn teknisk sett funker ingen av bildene optimalt for min del. Det første blir litt blast, mens det andre blir for «kontant». Men her er himmelen aldeles nydelig. Kanskje det derfor er min favoritt – og fordi at «tenkeren», etter mitt syn, er tydeligst her.

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