"Nature Opens" by Hunter Madsen

"Nature Opens"

  
TITLE - "Nature Opens"
WHERE - Sasamat Lake, Port Moody, B.C. (2015)

By shifting the orientation of this pleasant lake shot, the image becomes some other beast, its beauty alienated. The re-orientation imposes a visual puzzle that the eye is forced reflexively to compare against varied possible meanings of "what this picture is about," and any one of them will be more engaging and memorable than "pleasant lake shot," and no less valid. The title, "Nature Opens," tilts the viewer's interpretation toward metaphor, although even this meaning is indeterminate.