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Posted in Helen Jones - Wordly Images by hellyj on June 9, 2009
the beauty in imperfection

the beauty in imperfection

Galisteo, Santa Fe State, NM, May 09 (hellyphoto.2009.copyright)

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  1. dana said, on June 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I’ve looked at this photo several times. there is something about it…..the white innocence of the horse and the barbeb wire, perhaps that I find haunting. I’m also struck by the ominous feel of the background….the old hydro posts like crosses and the range behind.

    I really like it.

    I’m interested to know your feelings on this photo.

  2. hellyj said, on June 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    exactly…………its all there and if you look really closely on the horse’s left front leg, you will see a scar running up. thats where the real beauty of the imperfection was for me when I took the picture. it wasn’t until I looked back at them, that the barbed wire stood out as the imperfection too…that and the moody sky and the mountains.
    we were driving to Galisteo and I did a double-take when I saw the horse standing there so we reversed up and both took pictures and she stood in the same position the whole time, as if posing for us……stunning….one of those indelible memories with or without photos. thanks for your spot on comments, Dana 🙂 x

  3. hellyj said, on June 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    also, Dana, what you said about the old hydro posts looking like crosses……i thought that too so many times when we were driving around……..i have so many photos of crosses of one type or another, including the old hydro posts. well spotted!

  4. dana said, on June 12, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Thanks for pointing out the scar….I didn’t notice it. It makes you realize the horse has lived and then some. May we always recognize beauty in our own imperfections.

    ps. I’m thinking that I will keep my eyes peeling in the next week or so to see how many cross symbols I see around town. Camera ready!


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