Giant Skull Hovering Over NZ Road

Giant skull hovering over NZ road, surreal photograph by Joseph Westrupp.

Title: Cranium Impedimentum. This was a fun one. The phrase is faux Latin—cranium meaning skull (actual Latin), and impedimentum, a Latinized version of impediment, being that the skull’s blocking the road.

(I didn’t think impedimentum was a real Latin word, but I just googled and saw a few results. However, the definition seems to be “luggage”, so I think I’m safe.)

The base image is the Paekakariki Hill Road in New Zealand. Back when I was doing landscape imagery I didn’t think it worked because the composition is slightly awkward. However, the addition of the skull fixes that.

Thus, my truism of “everything’s better with a skull” once again proved itself.

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