The Birds

Sometimes when you look at a photograph quickly, you may not notice the subtle nuances about it. My buddy Mark Garbowski recently posted a shot called The Bowl on the Cobblestone Street…because the shot was so wide, so expansive, you might have missed a curious little bowl sitting in the middle of the road, which for me, kind of made the image unique.

Well, today is Movie Title Wednesday and I dubbed this photo The Birds, just in case you missed them on first glance. I left the image clickable to a larger size so you can see them better.

Alfred Hitchcock was a genius when it came to thrillers and scary movies, and The Birds was no exception. Terrifying, creepy…it’s probably up there with Jaws in how a couple of films caused an entire generation of people to freak out whenever they see a large gathering of ravens or a fin in the ocean (although, a fin in the ocean is good cause to freak out).

I saw that movie as a kid and the scene that always stands out is the end when all the birds are just sitting and watching them leave the house. It’s awesomely eerie.

So this is yet another image from the dog track, taken about 20 minutes or so before the amazing sunset we ended up with once we walked back inside. We had already explored the interiors of the place, then circled around outside. The overhang is what used to be the entrance to the place.

These freaking birds kept flying around randomly, and they looked so awesome against the clouds that I just waited until they appeared again to fire off some shots.

As I continue to go through these dog track shots, I can’t tell you how much fun I had being there that day with Rick and Scott. But what’s cool is that I get to keep processing images weeks after it happened…and so it’s kind of like getting to go back over and over.

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  • http://www.stevebeal.com Steve Beal

    Great shot Mike! Tippi Hedren would agree 🙂 Are those pigeons? Cool flight pattern.

  • http://www.lightasmagic.com Justin

    Without the title, I wouldn’t have looked as close. Glad I did!

  • http://toomuchglass.net/ Mark Garbowski

    Hi Mike. Thanks for the nod and the link. As with the bowl in my image, it’s a good thing you referenced the birds in the title, because I never would have seen them otherwise. Even after reading the text, and opening the image up large, I had a bit of trouble finding them (for some reason I kept expecting them to be sitting on the roof).
    Love that sky – awesome.

  • http://chriskenison.com Chris Kenison

    Nice shot, Mike! I love the B&W!