The Tyranny of a Title

Today’s image was shot in Toronto in December of 2013, and looking at it I started thinking about titles. I could just call it “Birds on a Wire” and not try to put an interpretive spin on it. Or I could give it an psychological, angst-ty title like “The Introvert”, harkening back to my solitary youth. Or I could resort to cheap humour and call it “Who Farted?” It’s the same image, but a title can control the interpretation.

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Pentax 67 camera, 105mm/f2.4 lens, Tri-X exposed at EI 800, developed in Diafine 3+3

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