Lance Lewin  

Cerebral Reflections by Lance Lewin

July 2021 - Cerebral Reflections

About the Image(s)

Rainbow River (Florida) area off of Country Road 484

Canon 50mm glass @F/5.0 ISO-100 (Hand Held); BW conversion via Silver Efex Pro-3

Enjoying a most relaxing and cerebral time walking along Rainbow River, a space to reflect on life: here we listen to birds, frogs the occasional snorting of Gators - and scents we come to love while brushing close to through sometimes dense brush and half fallen trees. Lovely.

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12 comments posted

Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Lance: There you go. Playing with our minds again. It took me a few minutes, but then the lightbulb went on and I saw the truth. I'll admit, you did make me think and kept me looking. Love the image.   Posted: 07/02/2021 11:45:32
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Hi Chan...yes, a bit overpowering and one that needs extra time to view. Of course, its up to the viewer to decide how they want to interpret the composition (outside of it being within nature). A lot of my recent work (past 18 months or so) is inspired by Japanese aesthetics, which we have talked about here and in DD 83-Mono more than once.

I hope you also find it engaging, regardless if that is on the side of harassing your emotions or alternatively a joyful/playful encounter.   Posted: 07/02/2021 14:54:34
Chan Garrett   Chan Garrett
Lance: No intimidation. I found it a fun puzzle to solve. It did cause me to look very carefully at what you did, and that is good. I always benefit when you push me towards more creativity.   Posted: 07/02/2021 15:30:18
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Thank you, Chan.   Posted: 07/05/2021 07:17:58

Cindy Smith   Cindy Smith
I LOVE this! And I did also figure it out!   Posted: 07/03/2021 13:32:15
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Thank you, Cindy!! : )   Posted: 07/13/2021 13:17:38

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Very interesting image . . . I'm not convinced I understand what I'm looking at! Despite staring at the image and asking my wife for help! Agree with Chan that images the make on think are great!

Can you explain it?

Definitely works in B&W.   Posted: 07/04/2021 10:47:47

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Yes, the description indicates I enjoyed a pleasant stroll along Rainbow River this fine afternoon and as part of my "Intimate with Nature" study, spent a lot of time studying and enjoying parts of nature we normally do not see in our hurried pace: here, the composition is a combination of, in my opinion, an interesting group of tree branches spread over the river at this particular spot: the final image is then rotated 180 degrees. A bit sneaky of me, I know. Again, the composition is inspired by Japanese aesthetics.   Posted: 07/04/2021 13:10:43

Jennifer Marano   Jennifer Marano
Hi Lance,

I'm back from my trip and coming in a bit late with my comments. I totally missed the 180 degree turn because I went off on a tangent about cerebral: I thought the branches resembled neurons and their connections! I enjoyed the image on that level, and then read the other comments to see how far off I was.   Posted: 07/09/2021 09:39:19
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Welcome back! Hope you captured some treasured compositions to share with us in the future. : )

Wow...very creative thinking, Jennifer! Indeed, the entire frame resembles neurons and synapse!

I looked at the composition on being very structured; perhaps an image that equivocates its true meaning.

It is these very structured and diverse "interpretations" that allow art to bring so much to so many people: sometimes there are as many interpretations as the people viewing the work.   Posted: 07/09/2021 11:29:52

Dale Yates   Dale Yates
Lance, my apologies for the late reply. This is a great image that makes me think. This image makes me stop and really take my time to view and interpret. This is very creative and really engages the viewer. Again, another learning experience...thanks for posting this!   Posted: 07/26/2021 18:20:34
Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
Better late than never, Dale.

Really glad you are enjoying this "trickster" image. Sometimes it is fun to view images that present themselves as ambiguous. We see a lot of this type of (unclear-narrative) within abstracts and some of the work we have discussed with light & shadow, in recent weeks.   Posted: 07/30/2021 12:52:05