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photoblog image Tales from My Garden: The Jump

Tales from My Garden: The Jump

Sooner or later time comes in everyone's life for a big jump. The decision is made. No looking back. The last gasp of air and off you go. Over the void. The rest is in God's hands and all that left for you is to pray for soft landing.

Tales from My Garden: The Jump

Sooner or later time comes in everyone's life for a big jump. The decision is made. No looking back. The last gasp of air and off you go. Over the void. The rest is in God's hands and all that left for you is to pray for soft landing.

comments (15)

  • mal
  • 14 Mar 2008, 00:45
we all face a leap of faith at times Z, this image delivers tension and indecision as well as being beutiful. mal
vz-nostalgia: Looks like the picture works on all fronts for you, Mal. Good.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Mar 2008, 01:44
It's all about the journey, VZ, not the destination...
May she experience the joy of weightlessness; a breathtaking and wondrous view of all the things that pass beneath her; may she be side-tracked into unplanned but exciting adventures; may she meet and mate with a mysterious, dark, handsome [and edible] stranger; may the journey not end too soon...

Such a fine, evocative image you have presented today.
vz-nostalgia: Quite agree with you, my friend. I guess that's why I like jazz, as it is all about the journey, side-tracking and unplanned adventures.
...and if you had a good long journey, what the hell, the landing could be a bit harsh, I don't care. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 14 Mar 2008, 03:46
Very nice detail and tones! I wonder where it is jumping off to.
vz-nostalgia: ..into the unknown, Martin. That's the point. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Mar 2008, 09:48
Oh, how little and untalented we human beings are compared with these wonderful insects, and I'm sure they are always landing very softly and safely where we might fall down 'on our nose' and perhaps be hurted! A very very impressive pic, a kind of hymn and admiration for the 'greatness'(by macro- photo) of the creation!
Inspiring are your philosophical thoughts again - and I have to agree totally with your words, but being elder - the most decisions are already made- my 'jumps' are more in phantasy, in lecture-and looking- and writing-adventures, sometimes in voyages, but I'm feeling the jumps in the nature: I love the different meanings of 'Spring' and all meanings of this word (also jump) can be combined and are saying: Spring is now coming! Your pic may be a spring-pic too!
vz-nostalgia: Oh, some people always land softly. Don't worry about them, Ms. Philine.
Being older doesn't mean no more big jumps for you. A loss of a dear one; a health problem, when you have to make a big decision... whatever... There is no guarantee that life will not put you at the edge, whatever your age is.
Doesn't look like it's going to jump to me... more like ''one giant step''.
But whatever it's a great shot. richard
vz-nostalgia: ha-ha. "One Giant Leap". That was a hell of a movie. Have you seen it? If not, here is the trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4EfdaxUiO0&feature=related
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 14 Mar 2008, 20:55
Life, for me, has a series of leaps of faith---experiencing, making decisions, leaping, experiencing, making decisions, leaping, ...The landing for me is softer, when I don't view the leap as finality, but as part of a larger journey.
vz-nostalgia: you're not alone, Ms. Kathryn. I truly hope that your next leap has a soft landing.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 15 Mar 2008, 15:50
You've forgot those fantastic contraptions called parachutes...I know, they aren't a 100% reliable and, sometimes we forgot how they work...but in time we could even be as good as to chose how and where to land...
About your photo: this time I would really like to see the original...and would probably ended saying:Yes...it was just the right processing!
vz-nostalgia: Well, the contraptions called parachutes mean different thing for different people. For some it's money, for others it's good friends, for some it's a belief in God, for others it's a belief in yourself. None of it is 100 percent reliable, you're right.
I don't consider the original shot a final product, but a starting point. I'm not a purist, even though I don't usually do much tweaking in PS. I'll tell you that much, the insect looks good in color. smile
  • santi
  • 16 Mar 2008, 00:13
es una foto tenebrosa, buen macro, saludos
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, Santi.
Creepy, fun shot!
vz-nostalgia: Creepy? I think he/she's adorable! A perfect insect killing machine. It pierces the prey with it's beak, injects the juice that liquefies the prey's insides and turns it into a yummy pulp within a minute and he/she is ready to enjoy the cocktail. smile
  • France
  • Bordeaux ,France
  • 16 Mar 2008, 18:02
It is not like that I imagine you in your garden smile Does it jump or not finally ? I'm sure it does. Jumping is the main occupation of those animals
vz-nostalgia: Everything jumps in my garden, Ms. France. smile
There are those who make informed choices and leap based on experience, and those that leap in ignorance, but the ones I cannot abide are those who dither in indecision on the edge. Easy for me to say - I was always a jumper ;o)
vz-nostalgia: Good for you, Mr. Jumper. Hope you always land where you intend to land. smile
  • Bernard
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Mar 2008, 07:30
Superbe
on dirait de la dentelle
Bernard
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, Bernard. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 17 Mar 2008, 09:42
Sometimes we have to jump....normally I do some thinking before I do....but I never look back...only if I can learn from my bad discisions, this is an outstanding capture, love the colors, very well spotted..
vz-nostalgia: Sometimes I wonder if you ever make mistakes, Ms. Astrid? smile
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 17 Mar 2008, 14:07
"Is it a leap of faith, or a jump of stupid ? Either way, I don't know what I'm doing."
-Paul Westerberg
vz-nostalgia: I have no idea who Paul Westerberg is, and why he's so stupid, but I know exactly what you're doing, Chris. Stop by my desk and I'll tell you. smile
  • jasgondomar
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Apr 2008, 23:10
magnífica macro. tu cámara no debe ser una compacta, ¿verdad?
vz-nostalgia: No, jasgondomar, it's not a compact camera, but it's not an expensive camera either.
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