October 5, 2012 – Blowin’ in the Wind

This is not a picture of a leaf blowing in the wind.  This is an experimental panning shot of a leaf – something I learned from youtube.  This technique turned out to be not as easy as it looked on youtube – it took  maybe more than 60 shots to get one almost usable photo (the leaf is still slightly out of focus), but it was a lot of fun trying  it.

Anyway, this picture reminds me of an old song that I like – Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan.

How many roads must a man walk down
Before they call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
How many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many years must a mountain exist
Before it is washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
How many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
How many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
How many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

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3 thoughts on “October 5, 2012 – Blowin’ in the Wind

    • Thank you – you are right – for something that looks that simple, it was quite difficult shot – much more difficult that I imagined when I started it 🙂

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