Sometimes an image is so illustrative of your photographic vision, it just names itself. That was not the case here. So I took a page out of my friend, Jacques Gudé’s playbook and looked to music for inspiration.
The shot is from the Duck Mill, so I searched “duck” in iTunes. Of the thousands of songs by hundreds of artists I have in my library, I thought I’d find a few suggestions. To my surprise, I only found one song with “duck” in the title: “Divin’ Duck Blues.” Two versions of it actually, one by the original artist, Sleepy John Estes, and a cover of it by Taj Mahal.
Divin’ Duck Blues is a blues standard, covered by dozens of artists, including Johnny Winter and Cream. If you are a fan of the blues, you’ll recognize the lyrics:
Now, If the river was whiskey
I was a divin’ duck
I would dive underwater
Never would come up
Oh … and speaking of Sleepy Jacques Gudé, pop on over to his blog to see the latest HDR Collaborative effort. Its a fun exchange of techniques, just short of a serious competition. We are anything but serious.