Chasing Butterflies: Take Flight


When I started the "Chasing Butterflies" series, I had a definite start and finish envisioned for the series. Yet it seems to have taken on a life of its own... Not only is it inspiring me to continue to explore this theme, but it also seems to have formed its own sub-series. And the inspiration for this sub-series just keeps flowing. This new image "Take Flight" is part of this flow - a flow I intend to honour to its fullest by creating the images that fill my heart.

- The "Chasing Butterflies" sub-series so far -

"Gathering of the Army" | "The Chaos"

"The Visitor" | "Take Flight"

I already have four more new images for this sub-series storyboarded and ready to photograph and create. More are hovering in the corners of my mind. Forever grateful for the gift of inspiration.

The inspiration behind the "Chasing Butterflies series was that I find butterflies to be very powerful symbols with which to tell a story or convey emotions. "Take Flight" explores many of these stories and emotions - from hopes, dreams, change and growth, to beauty, flight, freedom and more...

"Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea

how far you can fly."

"I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free."

~Charles Dickens

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

~Maya Angelou

"If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies."

"Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time."

~Deborah Chaskin

- Before & after processing video -

- The rest of the "Chasing Butterflies" series -

"Last Minute Rush"

"The Rescue" | "The Conjurer of Three Spells"

"The Conjurer" | "Fluttering Sounds"

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