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photoblog image Sketches from the West Coast: Died Down Light

Sketches from the West Coast: Died Down Light

of the Soul of Deep Forest

Sketches from the West Coast: Died Down Light

of the Soul of Deep Forest

comments (12)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 26 Oct 2007, 00:36
Excellent composition, but on this (uncalibrated) monitor the lantern is a bit dark and murky.
vz-nostalgia: Your monitor is perfectly fine, Martin. I specifically "blended" the lantern in. Didn't want it to stick out much. May be I overdid it a bit, but that was the intent. Good observation.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Oct 2007, 05:21
"Soul of Deep Forest" is an extravagant claim for this image, VZ.
I see B&W...I see deep shadow areas...I see lovel variation in foliage...I see twisted branches...I see a very effective letterbox format.

I can't see "Soul"! Is it, perhaps, slumbering [maybe hibernating] in that little stone house?

Will it awaken after winter or is there a concern that perhaps it has struggled against the excesses of mankind...global warming...and finally given up the fight?
vz-nostalgia: It is all in our perception, my friend. If you don't see the soul in the picture- it's not there...for you, that is. smile Sometimes folks see things in my images, which I had no idea were there. I'm very glad, when it happens. Apparently, it can turn the other way around, as it did in this case with you. smile
like the contrast

the lantern's cool on my monitor (though it's also uncalibrated, likely towards the brighter end)
vz-nostalgia: Greetings, doc.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Oct 2007, 13:53
Like the composition, and it's also fine on my screen.smile
vz-nostalgia: Good to hear from you, Ms. Tracy.
  • Mike Reid
  • United States
  • 26 Oct 2007, 13:55
Wonderful photo. Did you have some tea and meditate before you took it?
vz-nostalgia: How do you know, Mike? I actually did! You recognized the place, didn't you?
Beautiful artictic picture ! Bravo !
vz-nostalgia: smile we don't carry other than artistic pictures in this shop, Zeb. smile
Beautifully composed and I love the tones. It looks wonderful.
vz-nostalgia: Welcome to Nostalgia, Mike. smile
I like the simplicity in whats otherwise a busy shot.
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, Nigel. I'm a simple man, and so are my pictures. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 29 Oct 2007, 16:36
VZ, I have been looking at your picture off and on since you put it here, thinking about it. I like the tones and the patterns that are repeated...the dots of black and white both in the natural setting and on the lantern. The winding, twisted branches of the tree in the background give it a "oriental feel." And the lighting is nice too. But for my taste, it is a bit busy and in all the "busy" things seem to get lost for me and nothing really stands out. Maybe that was your intent.
vz-nostalgia: Apparently I miscalculated something during PP, Ms. Kathryn, as you're not the only one who don't know what to make of this image. I had a certain goal in mind, and seemingly it doesn't work for many (it does for some, though). I have to analyze it.
  • Pilgrim
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Oct 2007, 09:32
Wonderful image VZ - love the treatment and sense of tranquility. A likey for me. David.
vz-nostalgia: You're among a few who like it, Dave. Others seem don't know what to make of it. smile
An image that confuses to me, Viktor. I not where to fix the glance!
vz-nostalgia: You're not alone, Jose. You're in a good company of confused people, who don't know what to make of it. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 28 Apr 2009, 14:02
What would you say are the chances, Viktor, that two photographers from very different parts of the USA, photograph the same lantern and without speaking about it, one dedicates a photograph of it to the other?
vz-nostalgia: what are you trying to say here, Ms. Kathryn? That it didn't happen by accident? That there is a divine guiding force behind this? smile
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