the crack

 

lake baikal crack

This is a photo of a crack that appeared on a frozen lake in Russia.

It was taken by a photographer named Alexey Trofimov.

Here’s a link that tells a little bit about the photo and the lake where the photograph was made.

This is an amazing photo.

It looks as though the world has split in two.

The thing that really hit me, reading the article and looking at the pictures that accompanied the article, was how much the other pictures looked like “a lake that froze”.

They’re kind of cool.

I like frozen lakes.

They are cool….(cold !)…but the other pictures looked like a lot of other frozen lakes that I’ve walked on or driven by.

They don’t look all that special.

Again…it’s all perspective.

Perspective, perspective, perspective.

Knowing that it’s all perspective doesn’t make me understand how to see the world the way I need to.

I still go off on misplaced tangents….yelling about something that I think is important, railing at the world when something seems to be wrong.

Maybe I think that my world is cracking in two….until I back up enough to remember that it’s really just another frozen lake?

Awwwww….what does it really matter?

This is a very cool picture….and like most cool visual things, it’s just a little “tweak” away from being kind of “normal”.

It’s normal vision combined with luck and open eyes and some very active looking.

What art isn’t just a little tweak, anyway?

What artist doesn’t try to see the world a little bit differently?

What are we missing….hurrying around and accepting at face value what we think “is”?

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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