Sunday, November 2, 2008

Monochrome Monday - Hitchcock's The Birds

As I was driving down a back alley after leaving my daughter's place on Friday (Halloween), I spotted these birds sitting on the telephone wires in the pouring rain. I stopped the car and leaped out to catch the shot! If anyone saw me, they probably wondered what that loony lady (aka monochrome maniac) was doing! Anyway, this is the actual photo - no putting it into black and white because it was already a monchrome day! The rest of the way home I kept seeing all these birds sitting on the wires and I thought about Hitchcock's famous movie, "The Birds." A very eerie sight on Halloween afternoon.

9 comments:

Aileni said...

Daphne Du Maurier calumniated the birds... but it made a good film.

Petrus said...

Great shot - very Hitchcock !!!!

babooshka said...

It is a disturbing scene!

Carver said...

That's a good one and it does remind me of "The Birds". That movie scared me to death as a young person. Mountains in Monochrome

Greyscale Territory said...

That really would be a very eerie sight to see on a grey day! I don't think I would ever forget such a scene! Great shot!

Firefly said...

I can see the birds swooping down on your car hitting the windscreen... cracking it... breaking it... dragging you out by the scruff of your neck... saying: "Please take another one, we weren't ready."

You don't think its migrating birds getting ready to move on?

Mojo said...

Ahh, the eye of the artist seeing old things in new ways. And no color conversion required!

I wouldn't have thought there was anything creepy about this shot until you mentioned that movie.

But now?

Daryl said...

Imagine those birds with upset tummies ...

:-Daryl

magiceye said...

brilliant capture!! looks like they congregated just for you!!