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photoblog image Tales from My Garden: Those Autumn Leaves...

Tales from My Garden: Those Autumn Leaves...

...those autumn leaves are soul catchers, with splendid skills they cast their nets...

  

Tales from My Garden: Those Autumn Leaves...

...those autumn leaves are soul catchers, with splendid skills they cast their nets...

  

comments (30)

The beautiful processing has enhanced that wonderful shot.
vz-nostalgia: Not much of a processing here, Mike. Just a b&w conversion and some usual touch ups. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jan 2008, 04:03
Decaying leaves as a net...what a powerful image, visually and emotionally!
vz-nostalgia: Glad it worked for you, Ray. smile
What a wonderful photograph. Like a beautiful lace parasol. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: I'd love to make one parasol for you as well, Ms. Ros. I've heard the sunshine is in the abundance in England at the moment. smile
Delicate diversity of decay and decline.richard
vz-nostalgia: The King of decay and decline himself, M. Baudelaire, wouldn't put it better, Richard. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2008, 09:17
The soul must be as gentle and soft as a misty almost to be captured in something so fragile as the delicate skeleton of an autumn leaf.

And the autumn leaf must have tremendous faith in the soul's gentleness. Without that gentleness, the frail leaf would crumble.
vz-nostalgia: Oh yeah. One clumsy move and the leaf is torn apart along with a gentle soul. smile
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2008, 10:13
beautiful words to accompany these beautiful silhouettes VZ. Soul catching leaves indeed. mal
vz-nostalgia: They got you too, Mal? Just damn... these soul catching leaves! smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2008, 10:45
You, too, are the poet amongst us, Viktor. In word and image!
vz-nostalgia: Do you mean you and me are just two poets around, Ms. Ginnie? Nah. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 25 Jan 2008, 11:21
Some poetry in motion my dear friend, I love the lace like leaf, this is so delicate.
Very well spotted and captured.
It is like Ginnie said, poetry in word and picture
vz-nostalgia: I do see poetry, but hardly see the motion. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2008, 11:54
Your photo has changed (by some processing acts) to a wonderful artistic digitalgrafic- rather abstract and nevertheless reminding of a 'great' autumn although the colours are missing. Like a net-roof or better like a (Japanese) fan the leaf with its delicate, filigran structure has been stretched over the sky -or is it the heaven? The totally black leaves look like hands and a face of a person who is grasping at the unavailable. It may be an experimental play, but beyond it a wonderful hommage to the overwhelming beauty of nature in every details- a "soul catcher" indeed, but meant here in a very positive, quasi innocent sense (whereas the German word "Seelenfänger has only one, a dangerous meaning)!
vz-nostalgia: You might be surprised, Philine, but I made very little tweaking to this image, except for converting it to b&w. All of them are raspberry leaves in a different stage of decay. They do remind the scissors cuttings of figures of Matisse in his last days, when he couldn't paint anymore. I'm not familiar with the German word "Seelenfanger" (my German is extremely rusty), but I can presume this is the word Herr Goethe could've used in his ethernal "Faust". smile
Just wonderful. Makes your mind wander
vz-nostalgia: ...wander in which direction, Richard? smile
Excellent shot - well spotted and captured.
vz-nostalgia: smile, Bernie.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2008, 15:14
VZ -
Your experiments with issues of Scale and Point of View have led to this remarkable picture. I find it much more intriguing than most of it's predecessors, measured by the length of time I feel compelled to continue looking at it.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I see. It took you three seconds, instead of usual two. smile
It's all subjective, Chris. I'm glad it has strummed the chord in YOUR tender soul. Just be careful, don't let it catch you. smile
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 25 Jan 2008, 15:22
wow, that is a amazing photo VZ absolutely amazingsmile
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Tim. smile
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 25 Jan 2008, 16:02
Very delicate shot I love it.
vz-nostalgia: Delicate is a good word apply to this image, Ms. Tracy. smile
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2008, 16:11
You've got lovely net curtains behind which hides a secret observer.

Love the zig zaggy patterns contained within.
vz-nostalgia: Too bad Alfred Hitchcock has already shot his "Rear Window". We could've sold him a new "secret observer" story (if he were alive)! smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2008, 17:27
Looking up through the net to the sky, I almost feel as if I have been captured, my soul longing to escape the confines of the earth. You weave a subtle spell with your pictures, Viktor.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: A subtle spell I weave with my pictures... Oh, that sounds like pure magic, Ms. Ingrid. If I keep repeat it to myself, will it all become true? smile
Wow Victor, outstanding picture !
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ms. Flo. smile
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2008, 17:33
Leaves as soulcatchers, what an intruiging thought. Something extremely delicate is clearly required for the ultimate in ephemeral. Wonderful image.
vz-nostalgia: smile, Mike. I see you accepted the rules of the game. smile
  • Kelly Henry
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2008, 18:22
I thought it was an army sand net for 1 second while I adjusted my eyesight. Very delicate, altough the imagry can be harsh interesting double image.
vz-nostalgia: Are you sure, you don't dream about joining the army, Ms. Kelly? Hell with the business degree, if your first thought was the army sand net! smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 25 Jan 2008, 23:22
Thats a lovely shot VZ
vz-nostalgia: And so is your lovely comment, Ms. Aussie. smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2008, 05:06
Love the tonal variation here. Fragility and loneliness seems to be woven by this leaf. Nice one.
vz-nostalgia: Fragility multiplied by loneliness...what kind of state of mind that would be, I wonder. smile What a lovely thought, Ms. Richa.
  • makoto
  • Sapporo, Japan
  • 27 Jan 2008, 05:55
Lovely shadow play in autumn.
vz-nostalgia: More like a mind play, Makoto. smile
Lovely composition- with a very personal feel. well done.
vz-nostalgia: A very personal indeed, Ms. Jamoula. smile So good to hear from you.
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2008, 17:38
Beautiful capture!
vz-nostalgia: I won't argue with you about that, Ms. Jewlya. smile
Interesting capture
vz-nostalgia: Not much enthusiasm in your voice I hear, S&S. smile
  • Mariam
  • United States
  • 28 Jan 2008, 18:05
ooo my god, this is incredible and beautiful niceeeee
vz-nostalgia: Nice to have you back on Nostalgia, Ms. Mariam.
It's so delicate... like a lace...
vz-nostalgia: Because it is, Ms. Flo. Delicate. And a lace. smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jan 2008, 23:09
Wow, that looks huge! Lovely the mono and the strange effect of the leaves round the edge as well as the lacy effect of the main leaf.
vz-nostalgia: If you set all the technicalities aside, what's left, Ms. Ellie? I always thought women first feel, then think. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 2 Feb 2008, 14:16
...nobody knew him, nobody knew what kind of tools he used. Old people used to say he was a the favourite craftsman of the fairies...and we had to believe, because now and then his vegetal filigrane works would appear, as a tale of the twilight.
vz-nostalgia: ...and when he died, no one has noticed, because people were still in awe from all the beautiful works he created...
Oh, Ms. Lina. You're killing me with all these flights of your fantasies. "A tale of the twilight". Ah... what a beautiful line.
It's a great feeling that my picture can inspire such beautiful thoughts in someone's mind.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 27 Mar 2012, 18:05
a soul and her dream
found a place here
in the imprint of his
so delicate
so tender
was their bonding...
vz-nostalgia: Our life consists of all the little imprints we leave on other peoples’ souls and minds every day, Ms. Suzanne.
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