Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Won't Make the Same Mistake Again?!?

Not everything is natural in the woods. In a perfect world, it should be.

Something about this caption gets me in just the right spot. Not that I don't have a connection with almost all my captions, but this one felt special to me AS I writing it, and I really wanted to make sure I didn't fuck it up. I owed it to the characters to tell their story as best I could. I like the design, but wanted to make sure it didn't overpower the story and the picture, and make it a subtle blend that would tie everything together. I have resisted rewriting any of the lines, because while it could make the caption better, I wanted it to remain "in the moment" and for better or worse, I think that I caught the mood and emotions I was trying to convey with the story I had to tell.

How often do you create something that you feel deserves the best that you can do, and nothing less? I wish I could have that feeling more often, but I am loathe to put things together too meticulously, fearing that I'll lose the spirit and soul of the piece. I guess that "almost polished" would describe me and most of what I do. In my job, I have to be precise, so I wonder if that is why I don't want to over-think or sweat the details.

There could be much more dialog, and the interchanges between the two could have been more elaborate, but I want the essence of the moment to come through. I am hoping that people will want to play it through their heads a few times and read in between the lines to figure out the complete story .. and it is accessible to everyone I would think.

I am also going to limit the labels in this one, hoping that everyone will want to view it. Hate to have people ignore it just because it doesn't have the right tag.

It's another blog exclusive, so please let me know what you think of the caption!

Had this song running through my head as I wrote this caption. Figured I might as well post a vital piece of the inspiration.

An' though the course may change sometimes
Rivers always reach the sea
Blind stars of fortune, each have several rays
On the wings of maybe, down in birds of prey
Kind of makes me feel sometimes, didn't have to grow
But as the eagle leaves the nest, it's got so far to go

Changes fill my time, baby, that's alright with me
In the midst I think of you, and how it used to be

Did you ever really need somebody, And really need 'em bad
Did you ever really want somebody, The best love you ever had
Do you ever remember me, baby, did it feel so good
'Cause it was just the first time, And you knew you would

Through the eyes an' I sparkle, Senses growing keen
Taste your love along the way, See your feathers preen
Kind of makes makes me feel sometimes, Didn't have to grow
We are eagles of one nest, The nest is in our soul

Vixen in my dreams, with great surprise to me
Never thought I'd see your face the way it used to be
Oh darlin', oh darlin'

I'm never gonna leave you. I never gonna leave
Holdin' on, ten years gone
Ten years gone, holdin' on, ten years gone

1 comment:

  1. A lovely caption. I think its something to do with U F Os.....no just kidding.
    I read it as the former boy was confused about his sexuality and gender but fought against it and ran of despite his happyness at the time. we have all been there. in fact i am still confussed.