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photoblog image Zyryality: In The Waters Of Life And Death. Part III

Zyryality: In The Waters Of Life And Death. Part III

Three Kingdoms

 

...three tiny islands we will never land on

three quiet words I've never said to you

three graces who will never dance for us

three little kingdoms we will never rule...

 

Part I is here http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Zyryality%3A_In_The_Waters_Of_Life_And_Death_/

 

Zyryality: In The Waters Of Life And Death. Part III

Three Kingdoms

 

...three tiny islands we will never land on

three quiet words I've never said to you

three graces who will never dance for us

three little kingdoms we will never rule...

 

Part I is here http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Zyryality%3A_In_The_Waters_Of_Life_And_Death_/

 

comments (23)

  • jamoula McKean
  • Australia
  • 9 Jan 2009, 05:46
These sundial shells cast no shadow, hovering, unquiet.
vz-nostalgia: They cast no shadows, Ms. Jamoula, because these shells transcend the space and time in which they were created. smile
  • blackdog
  • The Wasteland
  • 9 Jan 2009, 08:47
I like the warm golden tone Viktor and the idea of the shell as a kingdom as well as a habitat. nice composition too.
vz-nostalgia: I guess the architect speaks in me louder than the photographer, Mike. Hence, the kingdoms and habitats smile ...and the composition, of course. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jan 2009, 09:08
Great blog - funny comment from the first piggy. Lucky I am not in the first 3 smile

Great picture - I wonder what it would look like without the Shutterchance border. Probably Zyryal.
vz-nostalgia: I know, you've been waiting to comment as a fourth one, Louis. smile
You know, I turned the frame off and I liked it, so I left it that way. I got a mail from Ti later, complaining that the picture is too dark on his office computer and without the frame the composition is falling apart. I checked my blog later in the day on my uncalibrated office monitor and felt the same way. Too damn dark. So I turned the frame back on.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jan 2009, 09:35
A beautiful companion piece to Part 1 - the sombre rich tones are lit up by the glow on the shells. Who knows what it's like to be a snail - safe inside your little house? Is there a Part 2?
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: Part II is still brewing in my head, Ms. Ingrid. I just know, it got to be lighter, in mood and in presentation, to separate these two, but at the same time to be a connecting piece. Quite a task, I know. smile
  • Kelly Henry
  • France
  • 9 Jan 2009, 12:25
vz-nostalgia: Just "amazing" wasn't enough for you, Kelly? smile So you pushed it a notch higher. smile
I see you are already in France. How are things over there?
  • Edward Douglas Rogers
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2009, 14:56
vz-nostalgia: Awsome game, Doug. I love Polyphonic Spree. Thanks for the link.
Funny, but you are the only one who mentioned poetry before the picture. smile
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2009, 15:37
lovely lighting and textures

looks like a book cover already
vz-nostalgia: Let me know, when your book is ready, Doc. You already have the cover. smile
I'm knocked out with this and equally with Part I. The shape, form and tone is to perfection. Need to mull these over. Have you come across John Blakemore?
vz-nostalgia: I've never heard of John Blakemore. I googled him and really liked his works. Couldn't find his website, though, just bits and pieces of his pictures here and there.
ps. Easy to be knocked out, when you browse through my pictures past midnight. smile I bet, you are dead tired. smile
Cosa nascondono le foglie?
vz-nostalgia: Are you asking why they hide in the leaves, Ms. Mela?
Well, the outside world is so unjust and cruel, and their shells are so fragile...
These things are almost luminous Vik: a great image
vz-nostalgia: Some things in nature, including humans, emit the inner light. Not many are able to perceive it though. smile
vz-nostalgia: Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, Bill. I suspect Rene Descartes' "Principles of Philosophy" is your coffee table book. smile "Cogito, ergo sum" ("I think therefore I am"wink
There is a lot of a leaf texture on the left. You don't see it because of the uncalibrated screen, I guess. I have the same problem on my office computer display, which is calibrated for CAD graphics and not for viewing fine art photography.
Try tweaking the buttons on the bottom right of your monitor. Ti told me he managed to see everything after some adjustments. smile
  • Josep
  • Spain
  • 10 Jan 2009, 17:02
I saw your photos in the archive and I think you are a very great photografer. This last photos is wonderful!I like composition and light!
vz-nostalgia: It's very nice of you to say so, Mr. Josep.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jan 2009, 21:32
vz-nostalgia: Shells were an inspiration for so many artists, architects and philosophers throughout the centuries, Ms. Philine. Little has changed. I'm fascinated with them as well, and not only because of their beautiful spiral form, but more as a metaphor for so many things.
Last year I found two giant sea conchs in the Gulf of Mexico, while I was trout fishing. We were absolutely amazed by their beauty and the quality of the craftsmanship of the mollusks. smile
I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
Robert McCloskey

When I said there was not very much that is what I meant. not that there was absence but that what was there did not add to the picture for me. Actually I have calibrated this screen but I would not claim it to be perfect. I can see some detail in the leaf, and probably as a print it would be even better. However,as seen it just doesn't quite do it for me.
vz-nostalgia: smile I see, Bill. In this case, there is nothing I can do for you. smile
Come pensavo! Ma anche le foglie morte e le conchiglie vuote non sono un messaggio positivo.
vz-nostalgia: Everything is floating in between life and death, Ms. Stefania. Each one of us is a spiral of beautiful shell of life, which has its beginning and its end.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jan 2009, 04:59
vz-nostalgia: :
...three sunken vessels on the bottom of the old ocean
three rusted horns that no lips have touched for ages
three empty goblets longing to be filled with wine
three little windows in three jails we now look at
for living in three little kingdoms without visas...
smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 11 Jan 2009, 13:18
vz-nostalgia: :
...and every endless spiral eventually comes to a dead end
every forgotten island has a chance to be discovered once again
remembered words one day might turn into a song
our last dance... two hearts that once had waltzed as one. Not anymore
three conquered but abandoned kingdoms with no one left to rule...

I welcome you back from 2008, Ms. Reis. There is still plenty of tea left at the Mad Tea Party. smile
vz-nostalgia: You can stay a little longer in this another world, Ian. It's free of charge. smile
You couldn't possibly miss Part II, Ian, because it is still in my head, yet unborn. This time you got lucky. smile
I like the warm colors and tones plus the lovely forms here smile
vz-nostalgia: Could it be, Gabor, that the whole is greater than the sum of warm colors and tones and lovely forms? Say, an emotion is born as a result of a sum of those parts? smile
A couple of dark pics, but I relly like the textures and muted colours, as well as the shapes. I like yesterdays too.
vz-nostalgia: Inspired by old masters, Nig. smile
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 16 Jan 2009, 12:50
It looks like the painting. Beautiful photo.
vz-nostalgia: Well, even though it was inspired by old masters, Makoto, I would kindly disagree that a comparison of photography to painting by itself is a compliment. It was back in the 19th century, when a photograph considered good only if it looked like a painting. We moved way ahead since those times, and you know it better than me, Makoto.
I know, you meant well, but it always bothers me, when folks compare photography to painting as a positive sentiment.
Still, I'm glad you like it. smile
vz-nostalgia: Oh, how wonderful, Ms. Roz! Wow. That is so-o-o-o cool. I'm sure, you are a heck of a busy lady now. smile I can't believe I triggered the whole thing.
I wish I could afford to go back to school to study what I want and not because of necessity, but for the shear pleasure of it.
You are right, it might take you long time, because the History of Art is like a bottomless pit- you can dig it forever. It took me five years in college and a lifetime after that, and I'm still digging. smile
Congratulations and good luck. I'm sure you'll learn a lot and we'll see the application of this knowledge reflected in your photography (remember, the building bricks (composition, color theory and so on) are the same throughout arts, be it photography, music, architecture, literature or painting).
  • Nastia
  • United States
  • 10 May 2009, 05:38
This is Salvadordaliesque. wink
vz-nostalgia: Really? Wonder in which way. The shells are not melting. Yet. smile
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