Another month, another POM…
This month I have chosen one of the images I made for the current round of SPARK (the project that pairs writers and visual artists for mutual inspiration. You can find a better description – and my contribution to the last round – in the archive).
To get this image, I staked out a local office building where I noticed a gang of crows (“flock” seems inadequate) were circling late one afternoon. I liked the way the angle of the sun cast the birds shadows on the building as they circled, but naturally, as soon as I set up they moved on! I waited, and they eventually returned, but even then it took several attempts to get a picture that worked (they fly fast!). The bird on the roof is watching the one who’s shadow you can see, fly past out of frame.
This was the image I sent to one of my writer-collaborators, to see what prose it might inspire. That process is finished now, but you’ll have to wait until the next SPARK! website is online before you can see the fruits of all our labors. In the meantime, why don’t you see if you can come up with some ideas yourself based on this image?
(Click the thumbnail to see the larger image in the gallery)