Day 04 · Pottery

If walls are protecting something, you can't hope for insight or smartness. Things are what they are, and what they have been. Walls protect traditions, folklore, habits -- whether good or bad. Walls aren't good or bad, they just happen to be. Their only purpose is to be strong and sturdy and protecting. Walls are not in for discussions nor arguments. Walls are put into existence to separate one part from the other, and it takes quite some effort and even more time and dedication to overcome walls, whether physical or mental ones.

Limit #4
It's tough to confront a wall

Pottery is also what one could consider a sturdy material. Once the soft clay has been burnt to a pot, it holds any content firmly. Which eventually makes the pottery proud of its job as a small wall, and it might try its luck to convince real walls of its ideas. Given that walls are meant to resist, it doesn't make much sense to attack them blindly. Have a look at Day 01, how much smarter the weak grass deals with the issue of overcoming a wall, and have a look at today's tragedy.



Aawww, poor pot! It met a bad end. The leading diagonal works well to draw the eye to the subject.

Cool action shot of breaking pottery. I assume it was an old obsolete one.

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Not really, secret -- but now it's living eternally on a huge print. Not a bad trade to me :)

Took me a while to figure it out, but once I did I was impressed.
Nice action shot, and I enjoy the shallow focus in the distance it made me think.

Wow! Well cone capturing that action! I hope you didn't destroy too many pots in the process :). Great fresh perspective and I love the contrast of the chattered pieces against the light background. Great job!

Bild des Benutzers Norbert

:) Thanks, Mrs Hjort -- and no, I had just one pot for this shoot. Just to be save, I took one picture as a still before I went for the "real thing".

That's very cool! Abstract-y.
I especially like your comparison to the grass at the beginning of the challenge.

Like the attitude and the description. Also, I read your comment about having a photograph of it now. No need to be so precious about objects that cannot love us back; a photo reminds us well.

Definitely one to zoom in to - the flying shards are cool. Very thoughtful words to accompany your images as usual.

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