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photoblog image Zyrynology: Eaten By Life II

Zyrynology: Eaten By Life II

You can find "Eaten By Life I"  HERE

Same leaf, different approach, different treatment. Different thoughts.

 

Zyrynology: Eaten By Life II

You can find "Eaten By Life I"  HERE

Same leaf, different approach, different treatment. Different thoughts.

 

comments (23)

More abstract, more depth, much better smile
vz-nostalgia: oh, that's why you didn't like "Eaten By Life I"- too realistic and kind of shallow. smile
vz-nostalgia: Hello, Ms. Selena,
My Portuguese is a bit rusty, so I tried the online translators, but they came up with a total gibberish that had no meaning. I asked my friend, who is from Brazil to translate it to me. I asked her what the message is about. She said: "It's a very feminine poem. But... it's about nostalgia =)" I think she did a pretty good job. Here is her translation:
"Today I stopped in front of the mirror
A few wrinkles are getting deeper
I rubbed them away, but they stayed there It reminded me of those days when I didn't have any, and a nostalgic feeling invaded me Provoking a large smile from my lips... that's when I realized all the other wrinkles that are already deep."
Oh my. Did my image inspire you to write this little poem? Really? Thank you so much, Ms. Sartorelo.
  • Rmi Ct
  • Canada
  • 31 Mar 2009, 02:46
Such beauty in a dead leaf.

You're a master Viktor!
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, Remi.
You keep forgetting about the First Law of Nostalgia, my friend. smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2009, 02:51
Cool shot with really interesting details.
vz-nostalgia: You are one tough lady, Ms. Laurie. smile I'll keep working, and one day, when I break through your shell, you'll tell me not what you see, but what you feel. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 31 Mar 2009, 07:37
Superb shot
vz-nostalgia: If it was, zed, the number of viewers would be equal to the number of comments, don't you think? smile
Now has a rusty metal look. I have a feeling this picture needs to be big.
vz-nostalgia: I think you have the right feeling, Bill. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Mar 2009, 09:22
I prefer this one - it has much more mystery. To me it looks like the hem of a lacy dress, a bit moth-eaten, possibly belonging to some old faded beauty.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: now you're talking nostalgia, Ms. Ingrid. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 31 Mar 2009, 10:20
I totally agree with anniedog- the aesthetification (I don't know if this word exists?) of decay has progressed! I am only just missing an insect sitting there and eating a bit of this leaf- lifes goes on as we all know- without us!
vz-nostalgia: I see you knighted me into the Order of Aesthetification of All Matters of Decay. I guess I need to take on the duties of the Supreme Master of the Temple of Aesthetification? smile
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 31 Mar 2009, 14:06
Heh, I had a very similar image up a while ago - yours is gorgeous, love the colors
vz-nostalgia: Perhaps, I was inspired by your picture, Ms. Mia? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 31 Mar 2009, 14:31
Nature's lacework...fabulous...even better than #1.
vz-nostalgia: The Japanese beetles, these slaves of nature, are responsible for the intricate lacework, Ray.
Nicely photographed VZ..How a dying leaf can look so beautiful and delicate.
vz-nostalgia: A dying leaf is not much different from a beautiful and delicate flowers in your vase, Ron. They've been murdered and are dead now too (well, on a short-lived life support, to be exact). smile
i prefer the toned image more Victor but that doesn't mean i don't like this which i like very much, love the comp/lighting and texture,as for emotions sorry i am too tired to start getting too deepsmile
vz-nostalgia: whatever makes you comfortable after a hard day of work, Tim. Even if it's a can of beer. smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 31 Mar 2009, 19:58
Nice, there's beauty there
vz-nostalgia: yep, there's beauty somewhere there, all we need is to pay attention, Ms. Ellie. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 1 Apr 2009, 02:49
I find this one subtly terrifying. Odd interpretation, perhaps, but there it is...
vz-nostalgia: "subtly terrifying" works mighty fine for me, Larry. smile
It's interesting there are still soem green bits running down the veins, they look quite vibrants for a dead leaf. Good perspective.
vz-nostalgia: those green bits... they think they are still alive. How deceiving life can be at times, isn't it, Nig?
Olá Victor,

Meu inglês não é muito melhor que seu português, então falemos assim rsrsr, Mas seu amigo tem razão é um poema feminino, que fala das marcas que a vida nos deixa e a nostalgia sentida. Obrigada por responder,
Beijos,
Selena
vz-nostalgia: well, some glide easy through the life, while others go through the life's grinder, Ms. Selena. smile
I see that the sheet has inspired you and who has made some superb compositions. I love!
vz-nostalgia: you're right, Jose. These autumn leaves are quite an inspiration to me.
Terrific macro Viktor ! Those dried leaves are so fragile...
vz-nostalgia: They are, Ms. Flo. Not that much different from us. smile
Certainly (IMHO) the stronger image of the two... more cohesive composition grabs the eye and holds it in a way that the B&W version doesn't. A great metaphor for life, for reality: what we commonly think of as whole and solid is actually filled with holes and pitfalls. Cheers!
vz-nostalgia: "...what we commonly think of as whole and solid is actually filled with holes and pitfalls." I like that thought a lot, Alan. A deceptive reality. So many of us live it it, until a painful awakening strikes.
vz-nostalgia: ah, you are in a philosophical mood today, Alan. Is that what trips to the West does to people. smile
"What is reality?" is an interesting question. Maybe not a thread per se, but a separate post. I'll think about this challenge.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 13 Apr 2009, 15:10
...ok... I said on "Eaten By Life I", that my favourite was another one (one that I can't seem to find...where is it Viktor? Do you at least know about what picture I'm talking about?) And now my emotions are getting all confused (poor me), because I find it hard to imagine a better approach, a better treatment or for all that matters a better leaf smile Oh yes, I'm very much eaten by envy...
vz-nostalgia: If you get eaten bit by bit by every good photograph on Nostalgia, there would be nothing left from you fairly soon, Ms. Reis. smile
I have no idea what your other favorite picture you are talking about, Ms. Lina. I might only guess that it could be this one:
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Tales_From_My_Garden%3A_The_Fragile_Sails_/
or this one:
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Tales_from_My_Garden%3A_Those_Autumn_Leaves..._/
This is lovely- really surprising shot. A favourite.
vz-nostalgia: surprising? I thought you've seen it all by now, Ms. Jamoula. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 26 Apr 2009, 13:19
Yes!! There it is! It's the second one.
You're right...I'm feeling smaller already...should I fall into despair?!!! grin
vz-nostalgia: I don't want you to fall into disappear, Ms. Lina. I think I will start posting crappy pictures just to boost your self esteem. smile
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