Saturday, September 17, 2011

C.N.E. Explained 

View of the C.N.E. image via The Daily Dose of Imagery from September 8, 2011

It is pointless for me to fumble around with my little Lumix camera or push its buttons like a chimp playing with a stone and try to capture the gaudiness and simultaneous beauty of the Canadian National Exhibition. From my modest balcony I can look out over this scene and watch storm clouds gather while small white sails bob on Lake Ontario but I can never capture my ambivalence about it the way this image does. It's like a backstage shot of a comic opera. People are stopped like bored ball players between innings, lights are still rather than throbbing in their typical mesmeric pulse and the clouds above plume and press over the whole scene like a curtain about to close.

No need to say anything more really. I'll shut up now.


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