I came across this photograph, taken of the Eibsee Lake in Bavaria, Germany on September 24, 2012, and found it so richly dimensional in its composition and evocative on several levels that I felt compelled to post it. What look like clouds (and they are, in a reverse trompe l’oeil kind of fashion) are actually reflections of clouds in the water, where a platform looks ready for someone to dive (or descend) into the “sky.” The image seems to create some subliminal sort of expectation without meaning to; it’s a juxtaposition that’s moodily dreamlike and lingers in the memory. An incidental piece of art that just happened to cross the wires on a run-of-the-mill news day…

(Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / AFP / Getty Images)

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