What's going on in this picture?


posted on 16th of september, 2011



Maybe its just me and my perverse view of the world but what is really going on in this picture?

The official title is "THE JOYFUL FREEDOM OF RETIREMENT" but what caught my eye was that bird over the man's head. Maybe I'm thinking about Alfred Hitchcock movie "Birds" but I just feel like something bad is going to happen to spoil the couple's moment of joy.

Is the bird just going to innocently drop a "present" on the man's exposed dome or something more sinister like attack him or grab him by the talons and be off with him?

If you isolate just the man, it almost seems like he is raising his hand up to the big bird god in the sky and offering himself as a sacrifice.

"Take me oh mighty one! I'm ready"

Here they are later in the movie when they discover the birds aren't so benevolent have come to our planet to feed on human flesh. Run! Run!




The slowest one always get it! Faster, faster!



Whew they made it!



The end.

Thanks Elenaray!

Comments (12)

Posted by Laurasinelle on September 17, 2011
Great photos!
Posted by Joezachs on September 17, 2011
Ha ha... that is a good one (imagination running wild)
And I liked Hitchcock's Birds.
Posted by Mary981 on September 16, 2011
I want what you're having
Posted by Gmargittai on September 16, 2011
Those were the days! When images like these made it to be level 4 and 5. Not sure if they would be accepted today. But maybe I am missing something.
Posted by Peanutroaster on September 16, 2011
Note: I didn't take these. They are Elenaray's. thanks, ed
Posted by Karenfoleyphotography on September 16, 2011
Too funny!
Posted by Elianehaykal on September 16, 2011
Oh & I forgot to say that Birds is one of my favorite movies!
Posted by Egomezta on September 16, 2011
Wow, those are amazing mages, congratulations.
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 16, 2011
Hello Edward!!
Congratulations beautiful photos, it's nice that you want to convey!
Posted by Elianehaykal on September 16, 2011
So much life in these photos :)
Posted by Marugod83 on September 16, 2011
This is the beauty of art and the beauty of human mind. The interpretation of a scene is endless
Posted by Peanutroaster on September 16, 2011
Did you notice between movie frame two and three, the women really turned on the gas and over took the poor husband?



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