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photoblog image Zyrynology: What Used To Be A Pair Of Wings

Zyrynology: What Used To Be A Pair Of Wings

Or The Sound Of The Falling Feathers

 

…all those who fly too close to sun will always risk

to burn their wings

the wax will melt and feathers will descent again

to earth, recalling

the times of happy flights as a pair of wings…

 

 

Zyrynology: What Used To Be A Pair Of Wings

Or The Sound Of The Falling Feathers

 

…all those who fly too close to sun will always risk

to burn their wings

the wax will melt and feathers will descent again

to earth, recalling

the times of happy flights as a pair of wings…

 

 

comments (23)

  • Ada
  • United States
  • 26 Aug 2008, 01:08
wow...with these feathers looking like this, I must say..I want to fly close to the sun. Looks like they are in a water tank. lovely.
vz-nostalgia: What stops you, Ms. Ada, to fly closer to the sun? A fear of melted wings? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Aug 2008, 04:01
Better, perhaps, to push the envelop and rise a few singed feathers, than to cower in the hen-house and still be taken by the voracious fox...
vz-nostalgia: The other options is to peck the fox in the eye, Ray. smile
  • Roland
  • France
  • 26 Aug 2008, 06:17
Ah excellent ! I adore that !
vz-nostalgia: Glad to bring you a few seconds of visual pleasure, Roland. smile
  • Ginnie
  • in Amsterdam
  • 26 Aug 2008, 06:21
Between your feathers falling mystically and Ray's comment and my image today, I think a mighty story has been woven, Viktor! Serendipitously.
vz-nostalgia: Serendipity it is, Ms. Ginnie. I'd like to hear the woven story, though. smile
Wow Viktor - this is a really surprising shot but a very effective one
vz-nostalgia: Do you mean I have surprising, but not effective ones on Nostalgia, Chris? smile I thought after the hellboy picture, folks would hardly be surprised with anything I post. smile
I like it and am intrigued as to how you created it.
vz-nostalgia: A good intrigue will always bring some spice into a book, a movie, or a song. Don't you agree, Mr. Clack? smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Aug 2008, 08:35
Amazing shot Viktor and I too am intrigued how you did this. I can't believe you caught all these feathers mid air! Are they perhaps stuck to a sheet of glass or floating in water? Whatever, it conjures up the word ethereal for me.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: :
1. Befriend a bird. Preferably an exotic one.
2. Start showering the bird with compliments.
3. The bird will give a small feather in return for every compliment she thinks is worth it.
4. When you have enough of feathers to take a shot (might take a while, you must be patient), talk to the southern wind and ask him to arrange the feathers as he wishes...
Okay, I'll cut the BS. smile
I'm glad the picture spells "ethereal" for you, because it is. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Aug 2008, 09:13
Oh, Viktor, I remember one of my favourite myths, you know, and paintings--! And now your pic, so poetical and light as a feather (in German one word: federleicht), self a soft, gentle, silent falling down can be bautiful, especially while having your lovely words ("recalling...") in my mind! I sometimes pick up a feather fallen down to earth and take it home.
vz-nostalgia: Many things in German are present as a single word, which often quite impossible to read or to pronounce. smile This one for example: Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz - a 63-letter long title of a law regulating the testing of beef. smile
Nothing is more silent than a sound of a falling feather. Don't you agree, Ms. Philine?
Superb photograph, Viktor. The brightness of the feathers is nicely balanced by the illuminated green.
vz-nostalgia: Hmmm... I haven't thought about this, Chad, but since you mentioned...it seems they do keep things in balance between themselves. smile
Nice shot Viktor, and very nice words!!
The only thing I don't like is the lower part of the photo: it would look much nicer if you couldn't see the bottom of the water tank, it would give a nicer sensation, softer....
But the idea is great and the feathers have a perfect light.
I defenitely love your words!!!
vz-nostalgia: It's not a water tank, Ms. Berta, but it doesn't matter. Do you really think the bottom doesn't work here? I think it is essential to have it here. As a point of reference. Without it, it would be just a pretty shot of feathers. There is nothing wrong with being pretty, of course, but I was aiming higher. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 26 Aug 2008, 12:16
the thought that has resurrected the fallen down to a visual interpretation of falling down with words that stir the stillness of the soul... is the sun.

a likey, Vik. to recall lest we fall.
vz-nostalgia: the "...words that stir the stillness of the soul..." That's pretty strong, Terry.
A thought that burns the wings of desire like real sun... I love this vision very much.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Aug 2008, 13:57
We all are falling. This hand there falls.
And look at the others: it is in all of them.

And yet there is one, who holds all this falling
with infinite gentleness in his hands.

(Rainer Maria Rilke-
transl. by Cliff Crego)
vz-nostalgia: Though, Rilke talked about autumn leaves, you did a good job applying a few lines of a genius to my modest effort, Ms. Philine.
You know well that I don't like using someone else's poetry with my photography, so I will rely on you in this. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 26 Aug 2008, 14:45
One man's risks are another woman's delights. The wing's cry feathers in memory of those delightful risks.
vz-nostalgia: "...another woman's delights"? You got me hooked, MS. Kathryn. I'd like to know more about that. smile
"the wing's cry feathers in memory..." What a delightful wordplay. smile
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 26 Aug 2008, 17:38
not totally sure how you have done that Victor buts its unique and brilliant work fella, very well donesmile
vz-nostalgia: delighted that you like it, tim.
Beautifully staged. At least, I hope so... if you just shot a passing avian I'd be less than impressed wink
vz-nostalgia: Do I look like a villain, Ian? smile
  • Jessie
  • New Zealand
  • 27 Aug 2008, 06:55
Lovely lovely image.
vz-nostalgia: I hope the bird will forgive me, Ms. Jessie. True art requires sacrifice. smile
  • Su
  • USA
  • 28 Aug 2008, 13:53
Beautiful shot, what a pleasure to look at!
vz-nostalgia: ...and the best part of it is, I don't charge for looking, Su. smile
  • Katie
  • United States
  • 28 Aug 2008, 15:18
I love love LOVE this image! It's so light and ethereal. Absolutely spectacular.

I don't like the idea of melted wings associated with the image, though. (Although I understand the reference.) To me this image is joyful and the thought of scorched wings seems too heavy for such a delightful image.
vz-nostalgia: I love when people's take on my photography is different from mine. You see a joyful, light and etherial side in it? Great! I'm glad you do, Ms Katie. smile
  • Josep
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2008, 23:52
Wowwwwww!!! I would like, a day, to made a photo like this! Wonderful!!! For me, the best!as don't see for long time!
vz-nostalgia: This day will come, Josep, just don't give up. smile
this is frozen poetry and needs no words to express. I dont have words to praise either smile
vz-nostalgia: "I dont have words to praise either".
That's good, Sandeep, as I declaired Nostalgia a praise-free zone. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 16 Jan 2010, 21:03
heavenly - my insomnia has taken me into your archives and what a wonderful place to be smile
vz-nostalgia: I hope Nostalgia made you sleepy once again, Ms. Eliza. smile
  • iris
  • Germany
  • 29 May 2010, 09:13
"no one to see, I'm free as a breeze"
That's what came to my mind instantly smile
vz-nostalgia: smile are you a traveling light too, Ms. Iris? smile
so very beautiful, i want to buy this, or trade??
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