But seen to symbolize the
Nonetheless refutes the norm;
Collapsing space to angled frame
Reduces symbol to token name.
Then how to catch dynamic
With f-stop high and shutter slow?
To limn dimensions true to mould,
Must focal plane in space unfold?
Let photograph assert no
Of symbol, image, or concordance!
Emulsion fades with apathy
But speaks with raised intensity
When drawing dissent.
No whimsy fashions
Bind the aims of artistic passion,
For gloss transcends ontology
When care is urge to disagree.
Half the onus lies with eye
To help the film transignify.
No mere reflection stares us blind;
The photo lives with committed mind.
- bruce g marcot
Note: Above photo © Bruce G. Marcot; taken at Eagle Falls, Lake Tahoe, California.
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