Finding Meaning

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I find it happen to me sometimes. An image will appear in my head seemingly out of nowhere. Dictated down to every little detail from the background to the exact lighting setup to post production. EVERYTHING. And yet I have no idea what it means.

This is an example of that phenomenon.

The shot came out pretty much exactly how i pictured in my head which I find happens more often the longer I shoot, but that hardly brings meaning to it.

Maybe it comes the same way dreams do.
There have been numerous books written on interpreting dreams.
Can the same ideas be applied to the images we see in our heads long before we pick up a camera?
Sometimes pictures are just to document something happening, sometimes they are just to be pretty, and sometimes they mean something. I think it is important to know which is which and understand them for what they are.

That is why it bugs me when I create an image like this and know it has meaning, I am just not sure what it means

Any suggestions?

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  1. Maresado [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

    molto bella, complimenti !!

  2. ~~AragornPrime~~ 60 months ago | reply

    just create - let others help you discover the meaning afterwards

  3. Dunamis777 60 months ago | reply

    lovely. this reminds me of the dripping water torture technqiue

  4. simone savo  www.simonesavo.com 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PS Creations, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. AirgunJack 58 months ago | reply

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    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fotokunst, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  6. lidddia 57 months ago | reply

    Wow... Super :)

  7. lorytravelforever༽♥ॐ 56 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flights of Fancy Forever (Invited photos only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  8. RabiD Son [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called www.flickr.com/groups/1177646@N23/, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. E.V. Studio [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called We all are mortals, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. frode d 53 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Top 3 Quality, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Brilliant work, please post this photo and feel free to post 2 more of your very best shots to the group.

  11. Phantasy Photo 52 months ago | reply

    you work is mind blowing. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Shelly Ph 50 months ago | reply

    i love your work *-*

  13. Elsa Prinsessa 50 months ago | reply

    Hopefully you've done a better job at it than I....

  14. Yer89 49 months ago | reply

    Very cool!!

  15. glapatamear 47 months ago | reply

    If you haven't found the meaning after 15 months, I don't feel so bad.

    I do like the composition ...

  16. Ian_Arneson 34 months ago | reply

    This photo inspired my latest creation. Thanks for Phlearn!

  17. Maike Born 33 months ago | reply

    Wow this is insane!
    I love the idea and the post process is awesome!
    Well Done

  18. Zepe ॐ 30 months ago | reply

    Wow! increible! Muy Buena!

  19. Sam ♑ 27 months ago | reply

    ArT ->INVITATION<- Facets

    Tulip

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