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photoblog image Zyrynology: Looking Into The Dark Waters

Zyrynology: Looking Into The Dark Waters

 

...standing on the bridge of despair

thinking of the days gone by

thinking of the books not written

thinking of the music not composed

thinking of the oil paints, dried out waiting

to be kissed by the brushes

thinking of all the friends I haven't met…

 

looking down into the dark waters of the time passed

seeing nothing...

 

 

Zyrynology: Looking Into The Dark Waters

 

...standing on the bridge of despair

thinking of the days gone by

thinking of the books not written

thinking of the music not composed

thinking of the oil paints, dried out waiting

to be kissed by the brushes

thinking of all the friends I haven't met…

 

looking down into the dark waters of the time passed

seeing nothing...

 

 

comments (28)

  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 8 Feb 2008, 01:27
Good perspective and I like how you kept the planks brighter than everything else. It makes the person seem that much more remote and isolated.
vz-nostalgia: Not me, Martin. The southern sun bleached the planks well enough for me. smile The metal structure of the bridge was painted dark red, which helped as well.
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2008, 07:05
Is this the bridge they say we need to cross after life is finally over? I still can't see what happens after I cross this though...

Nice composition VZ..
vz-nostalgia: We're not supposed to see or know, Ms. Richa, unless we fall into lethargic death. smile
This is a photograph which really holds your attention. Love the low view point, and the way the wooden planks lead the eye to the dark center. The figure comes as such a surprise, and it sent my imagination into overdrive. Fantastic! 9:o)
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I'd love to know more about the destination point of your over-drived imagination, Ms. Ros. smile
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Feb 2008, 08:15
maybe the dark waters of passed times are best left in the torrent that flows swiftly away! The bridge looks strong, cross it to the brighter side.

wonderful perspective here Z, I love the aged gnarly markings and tone of the wood. Wonderful image. mal
vz-nostalgia: I have no choice, but to cross it, mal. See you on the other side. smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Feb 2008, 08:24
There is so much to think about in this image. Wonderfully composed and realised. I love the low angle - it really draws you in. We all spend time on this bridge at some point in our lives but you mustn't linger too long. Continue on the path.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: Glad it touched your soul's cords, Ms. Ingrid. My mission is accomplished. smile
Beautiful shot !!
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Shakara.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Feb 2008, 09:53
Oh, Viktor, you are the poet onder the photographers- but this time your words are more poetical than your pic. The bridge looks very stable and steady, and I would be pleased always to go or to have gone over such steadfast and save bridges in my life! The last
verse of your poem "seeing nothing" returns to the 'reality' of the depictured situation, the dark waters can't be seen, fortunately,only the B&W is a hint- , but your 'thinking'-words are inspiring to think of all the lost 'things'! You know I love German lyrics and I could you cite two beautiful poems of -at first- Nikolaus Lenau, Blick in den Strom (Glance into the river, sorry, not translated in English, but set to music by Hugo Wolf) and of Geothe, An den Mond/to the Moon (1789)

BUSH and vale thou fill'st again

With thy misty ray,
And my spirit's heavy chain

Castest far away.

Thou dost o'er my fields extend

Thy sweet soothing eye,
Watching like a gentle friend,

O'er my destiny.

Vanish'd days of bliss and woe

Haunt me with their tone,
Joy and grief in turns I know,

As I stray alone.

Stream beloved, flow on! flow on!

Ne'er can I be gay!
Thus have sport and kisses gone,

Truth thus pass'd away.

Once I seem'd the lord to be

Of that prize so fair!
Now, to our deep sorrow, we

Can forget it ne'er.

Murmur, stream, the vale along,

Never cease thy sighs;
Murmur, whisper to my song

Answering melodies!

When thou in the winter's night

Overflow'st in wrath,
Or in spring-time sparklest bright,

As the buds shoot forth.

He who from the world retires,

Void of hate, is blest;
Who a friend's true love inspires,

Leaning on his breast!

That which heedless man ne'er knew,

Or ne'er thought aright,
Roams the bosom's labyrinth through,

Boldly into night.
(Sorry, that my comment takes so much place!)
vz-nostalgia: Dear Ms. Philine. I'm glad you see poetry in my photography, but I'm twice glad you like my words, as writing is the hardest part for me right now. Photography is just an extension, a branch of what I'm doing professionally, and it speaks an universal language of visual art.
Thanks for Goethe's "To the Moon". I can tell, you know German literature like your own house smile
Don't be sorry for taking up so much space, Ms. Philine. I grant you as much space on Nostalgia as you like. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 8 Feb 2008, 10:43
Standing on the bridge of despair
looking into the dark water of times past.
A turbulent storm of longing.
Waves rise, foreshadowing things to come,
dredged up from the depths of a past left undone.
vz-nostalgia: "...foreshadowing things to come,
dredged up from the depths of a past left undone".
I love this very much, Ms. Kathryn.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 8 Feb 2008, 12:24
Viktor, this is a very stunning picture, the weather beaten wood of the bridge could resemble our life, beaten up by life itself, with the getting older, we all walk on this bridge, we all have our sorrows, we all have our grief, but it is important that we might be able to step of this bridge and try to make the difference to look up, to see the bright sky and to walk on tall, but I know not everybody has that strenght...........
vz-nostalgia: "the weather beaten wood" is a good metaphor, Ms. Astrid. You cut it right to the root. Good for you.
As I said to Malcolm, I see you guys on the brighter side of the bridge, when my time comes to cross it over. smile
Great angle - that wood has so much character to it.
vz-nostalgia: Not much different from us, Ms. Bernie, as we're getting older. smile
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 8 Feb 2008, 14:10
wow stunning work VZ, really does make you sit up and take noticesmile
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Tim. Hope you had your pen and paper handy to write those thoughts down. smile
  • Kelly Henry
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2008, 14:41
How beautiful, I love the tonal contrast. And your thought on the piece really draws you into the picture. Bravo.
vz-nostalgia: Good to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Nice to know you like my approach of fusing thoughts and images. It's all one to me.
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2008, 14:53
I dreamt
a river of wood
cascading beyond
a clinging survivor
into the haze
that is time
vz-nostalgia: Time as the haze. I love it, Pat. It is so hard to tell, either we move through the haze, or the haze moves through us. I guess, I doesn't matter, as in either case, we're screwed. smile
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 8 Feb 2008, 14:54
and incredible Viktor
a visual, emotional, textural
masterpiece
vz-nostalgia: When is your birthday, Patrick? I'd like to make you a gift.
Incredible Viktor smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Feb 2008, 02:21
You sound so...Old, and regretful, VZ.
Strange, cos your pictures show a dynamic and innovative mind at work/play.
vz-nostalgia: Because I am, Ray. Old and regretful. Because life is so multifaceted, and photography is just a tiny part of it. Because we have only 24 hours in one day. Because we spend a third of our life sleeping. Because I remember, when I was 21, and it wasn't that long ago. smile
Now, it doesn't look that strange anymore, does it? smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 9 Feb 2008, 03:22
When you live this long, Viktor, you can look into dark waters and SEE that you have seen nothing! Life is full of this mystery! Thank God there's a bridge to cross over to the other side.
vz-nostalgia: It's like with knowledge, Ginnie. The more you know, the more you realize how little you know, compared to the vast knowledge of teh universe that lies in front of you. smile
Oh my ... so impress by this photo and by your words. I understand what I read but I'm incapable to answer something smart ... in english smile
vz-nostalgia: You're welcome to write down your feelings in French, Ms. France. Ms. Line Lamarre from Montreal lost her battle with English and writes to me only in French now. smile
  • Gabee
  • 10 Feb 2008, 04:40
good angle, and the light is really nice
vz-nostalgia: Thanks, Gabriel. Just wonder, is that all you see here, good angle and nice light?
  • makoto
  • Sapporo, Japan
  • 10 Feb 2008, 12:02
Very creative work, Viktor. One of my favorite of your pictures.
vz-nostalgia: smile, Makoto. I didn't realize you're still looking at my pictures. If so, you do it so quietly, without leaving a trace. smile Good to hear from you.
Très belle prise de vue VZ. Le noir et blanc fait ressortir le côté nostalgie.
Une Question : tu devais être allongé pour avoir un tel angle ?
vz-nostalgia: Merci beaucoup, mon ami.
To answer your question, yes, I was lying flat as a pancake on those wood boards to get this angle.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 10 Feb 2008, 23:19
Time: that senseless predator of our days...and despair is always a place where we stand alone, regardless of all the hands that try to reach us...the bridge will be crossed, and when you reach the other side, please notice the brand, shiny, new dawn I left there for you smilesmile
The photo: a vertigo for the senses.
vz-nostalgia: Oh Ms. Lina, time IS a senseless, ruthless predator, which will devour all of us, rich and poor, good looking and not quite so, black and white and in between...
Meanwhile, I'll be looking for a new dawn which someone with a kind heart left on the other side for me. smile
A lovely subtle image VZ
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • 11 Feb 2008, 06:09
There are so many stories that could be written about this photo.
vz-nostalgia: I would love to hear one of them, yours, Ms. Helen. smile
The thing about nostalgia is that it is unfinished business come to haunt our present. We must face it and integrate it into our future or we will be forever chasing specters. I'm still trying.
vz-nostalgia: Wise words, Ms. Jamoula. Not so easy to follow them, though. smile
  • Kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 12 Feb 2008, 03:31
Beautiful!!!! Love the softness and angles...the whole composition is spot on!
vz-nostalgia: I see you are not indifferent to angles, Ms. Kay. smile
  • Klo
  • SF Bay Area, CA (US)
  • 21 Feb 2008, 20:59
Very interesting point of view.
vz-nostalgia: I'd be more interested to hear YOUR point of view on this, Ms. Klo. smile
  • julie
  • 26 Feb 2008, 16:02
I don't have an indepth critique for this image...I just love how beautifully moody it is...
vz-nostalgia: Glad you do, Ms. Julie. We don't have to always critique everything, in depth or in shallow. smile
This is a great shot. I tried something similar once, but didn't work. YOu managed to pull it off really well.
vz-nostalgia: What exactly didn't work with your shot, Nathan?
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