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photoblog image Zyrynology: A Thing of Past ...

Zyrynology: A Thing of Past ...

...or is it  a Hole of Hope?

Zyrynology: A Thing of Past ...

...or is it  a Hole of Hope?

comments (28)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2007, 05:29
This is fabulous, Viktor! What a magnificent find!! I'm going for the Hole of Hope.
vz-nostalgia: At first, I thought you said "I'm going through the Hole of Hope". smile
Superb macro of a leaf... I love the sun through it...
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad you do, Ms. Flo. I hope one day the sun will shine through you too, revealing all the beauty of your hidden secrets. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 14 Dec 2007, 06:55
This is the hole of HOPE, don't you ever doubt that Viktor, always try to see things from the sunny site, I try, this is so GOOD, fabulous
vz-nostalgia: "Grab your coat and get your hat
Leave your worries on the doorstep
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street"
I love your attitude, Ms. Astrid!
Great macro shot. I like the veins going through the skinny leaf
vz-nostalgia: These veins are dead, Richard. Now, do you still like them? smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Dec 2007, 10:58
Aged fabric, torn and scarred by the journey.
No matter...the life [leaf?] cycle is not done until the frame is picked clean by worms and millipedes...that's got to be a fun finish, right?
vz-nostalgia: Thanks for painting such a bright picture of our finish, Ray. smile We all will be there, a food for worms, as we've been told by a genius of all things rotten Monsieur Baudelaire more then a century ago. smile
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2007, 13:00
The inevitable, decaying of living substance with a glimmer of optimism for immortality bursting through but that glimpse of spiritual blue hints at heaven and beyond.

Lol, your images are edible! They stimulate so much food for thought!
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha I'm truly honored to contribute to a fight aganst Alzheimer's, Ms. Jose. smile
  • Sam Finken
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2007, 13:53
Ohh, very nice. At first instance I thought it was a surreal red tree. This shows the patterns that I find repeat in nature and plays so well with color and light. Well don!
vz-nostalgia: If you see a surreal red tree, Sam, so be it! It's a surreal red tree, then! Don't doubt it. smile
  • Allen Post
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2007, 14:05
Two of Viktor's telltale signitures in this one. The first is the scaleless of the image which can easily transform ones imagination into thinking they are deep within the undercanopy of an impenetrable forrest with a glimmer of hope gleaming down. The second is his focal point. In this case a star/ sun/ gallaxy/angel.
vz-nostalgia: Oohooh, Alen! Way to go, man. I love the "impenetrable forrest with a glimmer of hope". "The star on the sky of the leaf" stopped my breath. Good to hear from you as always, my friend.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 14 Dec 2007, 14:53
... a primordial map of earth searing from within.
vz-nostalgia: A "primordial" made me to dive into the depth of my dictionary, Chris. Thanks for the word of the day. smile
  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 14 Dec 2007, 15:41
I like this! This is one of the most original leaf shots I have seen.
vz-nostalgia: Aaah, nothing sounds sweeter, than the praise from the Master. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 14 Dec 2007, 19:39
For me, the most poignant message in this image, Viktor, is that of finding hope in surrender. The leaf, only by its surrender, births hope. And that is beautifully complex.

Move 1. e4
  • attah
  • london
  • 14 Dec 2007, 23:32
clever.. in a good way ;-)
vz-nostalgia: hmmm...wonder how would it look clever... in a bad way? Got to try it. smile
  • Ellie
  • 15 Dec 2007, 00:09
I like this a lot, colour and the blast of sunshine through the tiny hole in the leaf. Lovely
vz-nostalgia: smile lovely comment, Ms. Ellie.
  • Organik
  • Australia
  • 15 Dec 2007, 00:28
Hole of Hope for me too! The richness of colour and detail are excellent. smile
vz-nostalgia: Delighted you like this simple shot, Ms. Organik. smile
  • Kay
  • Wet and rainy Pacific Northwest
  • 15 Dec 2007, 00:42
Wow! This is beautiful, Viktor! You are so creative.
vz-nostalgia: That's not me being creative, but Her Majesty Nature, Ms. Kay. I just assist to convey Her message. smile
I am really enjoying getting to know your work, Viktor!
vz-nostalgia: delighted, Larry. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 15 Dec 2007, 19:47
Burned by light, the skin of the leaf became an intricate labyrinth where Ariadne's thread would be completely useless. (You are getting on my nerves with this ideas of yours...!!! grin)
vz-nostalgia: I think you're first who made a connection between my picture and the vast world of mythology, Ms. Lina. Perhaps, you used the Ariadne's thread to get to that smile
Sorry about your nerves, m'dear. smile
Oh, man that is a great shot. The sun almost burns my retinas out.
vz-nostalgia: Don't forget to put on your Ray Bans next time you visit my blog, Mike. smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 16 Dec 2007, 09:38
Oh that red is gorgeous. The Hole of Hope indeed
  • Ann
  • 16 Dec 2007, 10:03
Very nice idea and composition !!! It's like putting a light under your hand and you will see almost the same except this light of hope as you say ... I love it !!!
vz-nostalgia: Glad you enjoyed it, Ms. Ann.
  • Dotun
  • 16 Dec 2007, 19:51
I will say hope, nice shot.
vz-nostalgia: Dotun, where the hell you've been, man? It's 16th of December! Got to post something, brother. The crowd is waiting. smile
truly amazing VZ,such vision is pretty unique.smile
vz-nostalgia: Appreciate your appreciation, Tim. smile
  • Gale
  • South Africa
  • 17 Dec 2007, 06:56
Very Clever shot!! Love the colours. Hope without a doubt!!
vz-nostalgia: Without a doubt your glass is half-full, not half-empty, Ms. Gale. smile
  • liam
  • plettenberg bay
  • 17 Dec 2007, 12:41
i have been trying to come up with something apt to say about this shot for hours...but the words escape me. Magical shot! ..and surely one of my favs on SC this year for sure!
vz-nostalgia: The Best of the Year Award?! Yeay... You flattered me beyond my dreams, Liam (if only I were dreaming of awards, of course, but I'm not smile).
  • DrAW!
  • Nigeria
  • 17 Dec 2007, 15:14
sorry man i'm not much of a poet, but here goes...
smashing picture mate!!!
vz-nostalgia: What a delightful piece of poetry, doc! smile A balm on my heart. smile
  • John Baker
  • United States
  • 17 Dec 2007, 16:40
Viktor: All of the hopeful comments are indeed inspiring. Let me sour things somewhat. The bursting sun is symbolic of climate change and coming desertification. The red is the increasing heat, and the hole and crack represent discomfort, death, and radical change just as sure as I'm sitting here in my heated office on this cold, snowy morning in Missouri. Have a nice day, and do what you can to reduce your carbon footprint. smile
vz-nostalgia: Well, John, I'm glad you saw something here that is dear to your heart, a powerful sign of a climate change. So be it, then! I'm working on reducing my carbon footprint: I gave up burritos for my breakfast (just kidding smile).
Very strong image VZ.
vz-nostalgia: I'm NOT a weak kind of guy myself as well, Nig. smile
simply incredible...
vz-nostalgia: smile Glad you enjoyed it that much, Loannis.
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