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photoblog image Tales from My Garden: Last Kiss Before the Final Jump

Tales from My Garden: Last Kiss Before the Final Jump

Tales from My Garden: Last Kiss Before the Final Jump

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  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 00:30
Sweet title and very well captured moment. I like the play of shadows and light.
vz-nostalgia: Isn't what photography is all about, Jewlya, a play of shadows and light? Though, it wouldn't hurt to have some idea about what lies in between these two as well, I guess. smile
Beautiful crystal ball shot.
vz-nostalgia: Do you see your future in it, Mike? smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 11 Jan 2008, 00:59
Fascination image, Viktor..all lit up and in the shadows too. Wonderful contrasts and intriguing textures.
vz-nostalgia: You know that you are onto something, when you reach the level of intrigue in your photography. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 03:22
It seems that the laws of physics are suspended in your garden. What is holding up these drops? Can it really be the spider web? Great looking shot, regardless of physics.
vz-nostalgia: It's interesting that you're not the first one, who noticed that something is inherently wrong with the laws of physics in the Garden of Nostalgia, Martin. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 11 Jan 2008, 05:14
Viktor this is outstanding, love the title and the mysterious atmosphere of this picture, the lighting is great.
vz-nostalgia: A man of mystery is destined to be surrounded by a mysterious atmosphere, Ms. Astrid. smile
Extraordinary picture Viktor !I love your title !
vz-nostalgia: So good to hear from you, Ms. Flo. smile
Excellent capture !!
vz-nostalgia: Glad you enjoyed it.
  • Sandeep
  • Bangalore
  • 11 Jan 2008, 07:50
I think monochrome removes the clutter and lets one focus on the kiss. Can this go as an entrant for the 'Best Kiss' award wink
vz-nostalgia: Let me know, where the competition takes place, Sandeep. Screw photography, I'd like to take a part in it myself. smile
Absolutly fascinating image. The detailed reflections on the left drop is amazing!
vz-nostalgia: To be scientifically correct, Richard, those are not the reflections. This is a real world squeezed into a little drop. smile
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2008, 10:27
ooses quality both at the photographic level and accompanied story. mal
vz-nostalgia: Good to see the nod from the Maestro.
ps. And thanks for the new word of the day. You drove me crazy with your "ooses". smile
The decisive moment: i'ts lovely
ps. followed your advice about my site. Thanks.
vz-nostalgia: Good for you, Ms. Jamoula. Now it's a totally different feel, isn't it? Those who follow my advice always do well. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jan 2008, 11:36
"Green" water...naturally filtered....$many per droplet!
vz-nostalgia: Come over with your own cup, Ray. For you, it's free of charge. smile
Lovely and this type of shot lends itself perfectly to B&W.
vz-nostalgia: I think so too, Ms. Bernie. smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 14:09
I really like's sort of eerie, sort of sci-fi looking....the light is great.
vz-nostalgia: We all like to have a hint of suspense don't we, Ms. Beth? Just enough to keep us on our toes. smile
Great shit. Quite impressive.
vz-nostalgia: I love the "great shit" comments. At one point, I even suggested to convert it into a shutter category. smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2008, 15:22
Amazing shot Viktor. I love the philosophical way you approach your images - it always gives one food for thought.
vz-nostalgia: I'd lo-o-o-ve to hear what kind of thoughts my shots evoke in you, Ms. Ingrid. smile
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 15:43
tragic is the
of our tears
the webs of
vz-nostalgia: Oh, Pat. That is so deep and so emotional. You're right in tune with "the strum of tears that soothes open wounds of souls" (see Kathryn's thought to the previous image).
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 16:42
I don't have a clue how you SAW this let along captured it, Viktor, but it's pure magic!
vz-nostalgia: Got lucky, Ms. Ginnie. Right place, right time. God gave me a split of a second, and it was up to me to use it or to lose it. We all have those sudden gifts from the above from time to time, don't we? The thing is, we often blow the chance. smile
Great title, and exquiste macro. Black and white is perfect for this really stunning shot. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: I have no objections on all counts, Ms. Roz. smile
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 18:35
Hmmm, Strength and Elegance combined. Why do we humans have to work so hard to achieve the 'natural' ?
vz-nostalgia: By definition, Chris, what we achieve as humans, is "artificial". The "natural" is given at our birth. smile
  • Tony
  • US
  • 11 Jan 2008, 19:16
Viktor, this is your best image yet! What a super talent, This image reminds me of when I was younger. I used to water my grandfathers greenhouse with him, it's like the web is the plastic roof and the water is dripping from it, just like it did then. When I look at this picture, I can actually smell the old greenhouse that no longer stands.
vz-nostalgia: See, it wasn't that hard to let your emotions to flow freely, Tony. That is exactly what I'm after, your emotions. Not "nice shot/great crop/good colors..." If I srum the strings inside your soul, I'm a happy man, my friend. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 11 Jan 2008, 19:28
wow thats a terrific shot.
vz-nostalgia: You're very welcome, Ms. Aussie. smile
  • Rey
  • United States
  • 11 Jan 2008, 20:38
Viktor,I'm glad you did not take a picture of the other side of the web, or aleast chose to keep the picture for your own pleasure. Ugh!
vz-nostalgia: To each his own, Rey. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Jan 2008, 21:29
waterdrops like pearls, and I imagine how the leaves of the plant are stretching out their arms to intake the water they are longing for-a very impressive photo with a fascinating play of light and shadows - and a hommage for the little waterdrops you have stopped now while falling down in order to present their beauty- in a magic way!
vz-nostalgia: That is quite an ode you wrote here, Ms. Philine. I think you're the first one, who compared these droplets with pearls. smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jan 2008, 23:17
Wow, what a capture this is! It's beautiful
vz-nostalgia: Oh you took precious time from your sleep to look at my picture, Ms. Ellie. It's late in London. smile
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jan 2008, 23:47
There's this song I like and I've been pondering for ages how I would visualise it. I think you have one answer here. It's called "Drops of Jupiter" by Train.
vz-nostalgia: "With drops of jupiter in her hair,
She acts like summer and walks like rain"
That's an old good song, Ms. Jose. I'd never come up with connecting the two, but, hey, that's the beauty of it. We all reach for our own experiences. Just read the comments above.
I was listening to much more darkish Crimson's "Lark's Tongues in Aspic" album, while working on the picture. No direct connection to these droplets, of course, but I feel one on the deeper emotional level.
Here's the link
  • Vicky
  • United States
  • 12 Jan 2008, 01:57
nothing clever to say today, but wanted to let you know this is one of my VZ favorites so far.
vz-nostalgia: Holy smokes, Ms. Viktoria is here! I'm glad you let yourself into the wider world. So nice to hear from you.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Jan 2008, 09:18
Wow this is just awesome Viktor
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad it is for you, Ms. Scarlet. smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2008, 04:07
Beautiful shot, VZ. Words fail me. Its an absolutely amazing shot...
vz-nostalgia: I'll wait for the words to come back to you, Ms. Richa. Patience is one of my virtues. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 13 Jan 2008, 05:16
masterpiece of a moment, Vik. and the title does so much justice to it smile
vz-nostalgia: So glad you enjoyed it that much, Terry. smile
I think the surfaces and the tension sums up this nugget of an image. There, you have it in perfect black and white. richard
vz-nostalgia: Whatever it sums up to, Richard, I'm glad like it. smile
  • Nigel Clack
  • a puddle in Gloucester
  • 13 Jan 2008, 11:02
Thi is stunning VZ, unusual and very well captured
vz-nostalgia: smile, Nig. What's up with the puddle? Is there a flood in Gloucester? smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 13 Jan 2008, 13:51
Why on earth were you crawling in your garden??
Never mind!...If every time you crawl you can find such kind of tales, just keep on doing it grin
I like that spider's mansion with its liquid chandeliers.
vz-nostalgia: Would you like to crawl with me? I'll show you all the secret places. Can't guarantee we'll find such kind of tales every time we crawl, though. smile
Just love your "spider's mansion with liquid chandeliers". You're as good with words as you are with your pictures, Ms. Lina.
  • aj
  • United States
  • 13 Jan 2008, 21:48
beautiful pic.. and a caption jsut right for it.. well taken..
vz-nostalgia: How in the world did you find my site, AJ? It was off from the front page of shutter for a few days now. smile
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 14 Jan 2008, 12:43
Gorgeous shot. Lovly lighting. love your title
vz-nostalgia: Are you always so concise, Ms. Gale? smile
  • aj
  • United States
  • 14 Jan 2008, 23:51
I am new to this site.. and also to photography.. was just browsing to see and learn.. smileh
Sorry I meant great shot and not "great shit". Darn typos.
Wow! Impressive capture. I congratulate to you. In addition your silhouette reflected in the drops can be seen! smile
vz-nostalgia: Let me congratulate you back, my friend, with your upcoming exhibition in Barcelona. Wish you much success! smile
  • lucian
  • bucharest
  • 19 Jan 2008, 15:23
I like it!
vz-nostalgia: Multzumesk frumos, my friend. I'm glad you do.
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