I am the true vine…

I’ve often been asked what it is I see in photographing during Urban Exploration, and my answer often surprises those who ask.  What I see is forgotten or unseen beauty, waiting to be rediscovered, to be appreciated. While I don’t see that beauty in every place I visit, I immediately know when I’ve found it because it grabs me, holds my gaze and cries out, “look at me”.  I’m so often awestruck at what nature can create out of even the simplest object.  Take this bucket, for example.  I don’t know how long it has been perched here, but it matters not, because it is no longer a simple bucket.  It has, instead, been transformed.  It has become a thing of beauty, visual poetry even, at least to me.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I saw it yesterday.  I also hope you’ll take  a moment to enjoy the piece of music I’ve chosen for today’s photograph:  Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s, I am the True Vine.

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What a friggin’ amazing image Jacques! Your eye is quite sharp! Love the way it looks like the vine is pouring out of the bucket and how the vines have a lively color to them. As if the bucket has given them new life! Excellent!

Holy SMOKES that’s awesome! The plant looks liquid pouring itself from the bucket like that! What a wondrous capture Jacques. I know exactly what you mean, I too see beauty in the most unusual of places.

Is the cup pouring out weeds? 😎

Great image and an even better choice of music. I don’t bump into too many photographers other who claim Arvo Pärt as a favourite.

Awesome capture, liquid vine now frozen in time. Great focal point also.

Thanks, friends. I almost did not post this one, but am glad I did. It was definitely one where the tilt-shift lens was the best choice for what I wanted.