Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
King Lear, Act III, Scene II
As the outer bands of Hurricane Matthew passed through Central Florida today I thought I’d share an image I captured that’s less clichéd than the zillions of palm fond shots favored by news organizations. I guess there’s a place for sensationalism, but wind blowing through a 100+foot oak tree draped in Spanish moss can show the etherial and beautiful side of nature.
Then again I have seen Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi (shot by director of photography Ron Fricke) a time or two, and am drawn to these kinds of images. Especially in the Internet-saturated world we live in today I think the 1982 “life out of balance” film holds up real well. Check it out if you’ve never seen it. (And there are big screen viewings of Koyaanisqatsi from time to time in various cities.)
P.S. Of course, the destructive side of nature is sad and tragic as we learned of not only the damage to buildings and coastlines, but the loss of lives in Haitai, Cuba, the Bahamas, and the southeastern parts of the United States.