The Enchanted Forest
30 X 30 $1250.00
I was walking around the lake with my Sister one afternoon, not my usual time to walk around our lake in the Enchanted Forest. 90% of the time I walk in the morning before work. This time it was fall and late in the afternoon. We had just about finished our walk and I started to notice seagulls overhead and just in front of us a bit. I noticed they were gathering and flying back and forth in just a small little area in the sky. We got a little closer and I looked up again and 9 of them suddenly had formed a circle right above me! I captured the moment with my camera. I liked the light and the clouds too. It was all something my eye noticed, and that`s what I go by deciding what to shoot. I don`t practice, I don`t go out and practice. If my eye doesn`t notice, I don`t shoot. I only shoot when my eye notices something special, it gives me a slight adrenaline feeling and I know then it`s time to get another ‘One’. I always just go one at a time, one image at a time. Once I get ‘One’, another special one, it gives me the feeling and yearning and desire, to want to get one more..
After our walk I went home and took a look at the image on my laptop, I liked it.. I showed it to a friend and she noticed right away there were 9 seagulls, something I really didn`t take any interest in at the moment I was capturing the image, or when I first downloaded it and viewed it on my computer. She told me 9 is a special number, that it’s a number associated with eternity..
I started thinking about the number 9 too. It takes 9 months for us to develop and be born! I also thought about the ‘Circle’. Your heart, your mind, your soul, the Sun and Earth and planets, all circular. It was easy then picking a name for my new image, the 9 seagulls flying over me, I called it, ‘The Circle’
So long for now, Jimmy
Born in Minnesota, Jimmy Wilson is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, and gallery owner.
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