I love this image so much. As you can imagine, it was taken in a moment of reflex, no time to prepare, just do it.
The main thing that happened was it quickly became associated with a song I liked, and now, they are one…
So the song is “O”, it is from the Coldplay album Ghost Stories. It is one of my favourite tracks. After I took this image, whenever I listened to the song, I visualised this image, they became one to me.
Because of the camera shadow compression, I needed to to open the shadow detail in the birds, my tried and tested techniques worked perfectly here, the image was done in a couple of minutes, of course there are so many different variations that I could create with this image. Sometimes less is more.
If you want to listen to the song here is a link to listen to it on Youtube.
Just a flock of birds, That’s how you think of love
Pray before the dawn, ‘Cause they fly always
Sometimes they arrive, Sometimes they are gone
They fly on
Into smoke I’m turned and rise, Following them up
Pray before the dawn
‘Cause they fly always, One minute they arrive
Next you know they’re gone, They fly on