#writephoto — Perspective

3FB8307E-BA25-4FB4-8A8D-34805693822D“It’s beautiful, isn’t it?” Carolyn asked her friend, Ann, after handing her the photograph. “I’m going to have it mounted and framed and hang it in my living room.”

Ann stared at the picture for a moment and then handed it back to Carolyn. “It’s okay, I guess,” Ann said.

Carolyn was shocked and disappointed by her friend’s reaction. “Seriously?” she said. “It’s just okay?”

“Well, I guess it’s got some artistic qualities about it in an avant-garde sort of way,” Ann said. “But I’m not sure I see the same beauty in it that you do.”

“Oh my God,” Carolyn said indignantly. “How can you look at that photo and not see the beauty in it? It’s a goddam work of art.”

Ann grabbed the picture out of Carolyn’s hand and looked at it again. “Okay, sure, I can see the artistry,” she said. “But what made you take a picture of the setting sun being reflected on the surface of a slushy road?”

Carolyn took the picture back from Ann and looked at it again. “Oh for crissake, Ann,” Carolyn said. “You’re holding it upside down.”

975A6C51-D39A-477E-A545-1CC800B02EB5“Oh,” said Ann. “It’s a sunset over the lake. My bad.”

Written for today’s Thursday Photo Prompt from Sue Vincent. And, yes, Sue, it is a beautiful photograph when you look at it from the the right perspective. 😃

16 thoughts on “#writephoto — Perspective

  1. newepicauthor February 22, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Things sure do look different when they are turned up-side-down and reality depends on the position of the observer.

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  2. Frank Hubeny February 22, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    I’ll have to remember to use the phrase “avant-garde sort of way” and look at photos right-side up.

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  3. anuragbakhshi February 22, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Ha ha ha ha ha. My brother had once purchased a picture of a horse from a fair and had it hung on our living room wall. It was only after many months that we realized that it was actually a painting of an old man with a white beard, hanging upside down.

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