Totem Pole in the Sky . (ART, Did I mention this was art. Made by mirroring a real sky onto itself.)
The Spirits in the sky here in Wyotana linger and only show about 1/2 of themselves . So I help… 😜👻👀
From Top to Bottom: (A totem is the sum of it’s parts)
An Owl overlooks the scene on top.
Riding on a Swallow for speed,
standing on the Raven’s spirit for wisdom
The Raven relies on the Bat
to see things that other cannot perceive.
The Bat resides over the Cat
The Cheshire(is) cat as a base. Cats are widely regarded by many cultures past and present as fully capable of magic. Some consider it good magic, others not so much. All agree it’s magic…
All rely on the cat as the base of the totem of sky spirits in this capture. Of course there is the big snake face the whole image makes 😝
I find that I can see/visualize these results as I’m photographing skies. It’s not that I see shapes in clouds or anything. Certainly I do lolol. Habitually so… But I can fold the image back on itself inside of my head. I see these live as I examine the thousands of images that go past my computer desktop each week. I pretty much know as I’m taking the image that I’m “using this one for ART”.
So this image stood out to me It only took a bit over 100 clicks/clones to make this. It’s pretty photorealistic except for a few things. It is VERY close to the way I visualized it out in the field through the lens. It is art did I mention?👅 I did squeeze the image a tad as well. The left 1/2 of the image is a full 3×2 scale photo. Mirrored back on itself.
Location :Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming/Montana borderlands (Wyotana)
Title: Totem Pole in the Sky . 18 inches square aspect.