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Zyrynology: A Dilemma

Do they move closer to each other? Or do they drift apart? If they move dangerously close, what will be the consequences? If they drift apart, will they be sorry for the missed journey of sailing together through the Milky Way? Or maybe they drift in the parallel worlds, not being able to move closer or drift apart. We'll never know.

Zyrynology: A Dilemma

Do they move closer to each other? Or do they drift apart? If they move dangerously close, what will be the consequences? If they drift apart, will they be sorry for the missed journey of sailing together through the Milky Way? Or maybe they drift in the parallel worlds, not being able to move closer or drift apart. We'll never know.

comments (19)

  • Kathryn
  • listening to my evening serenade
  • 11 Apr 2008, 02:21
To have journey together, if just for an instant, has altered them.

A powerful image.
vz-nostalgia: "...has altered them". I'd be interested to know more about the alteration, if you don't mind, Ms. Kathryn. smile
Indeed Viktor, never we will know it, the case is that here they always will be together!
vz-nostalgia: That is true, Jose-Angel. On other hand, I see photography as a tool for exploring things, and this often takes me to the unexplored realms, the fantasies. That's why I like to think about what's beyond the picture. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Apr 2008, 09:12
A very inspiring capture with a thoughtful comment which prefersa human interpretation of the pic.
My first impression was: What lovely colours of these two leaves, remembrances of a rich fall, silent points in this thundering stream!
I think - following your interpretation- they have unfortunately no option, the are totally moved, and this may be a problem for human beings, but if.. I would prefer the third way (with a little modification)of journey: parallel to each other with closer contacts, always being ready to talk and to see each other, and also the possibility to be for their own- this could be a good, very creative partnership!
vz-nostalgia: That sounds more like a business partnership, Ms. Philine. That's fine. Somewhere I've read that half of the marriages in the world are pre-arranged ones. smile
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 11 Apr 2008, 10:54
Super shot. I have a picture in my head of you throwing leaves into the stream, then running ahead to snap them... but perhaps it wasn't like that!
vz-nostalgia: Oh no, Ian. Why in the world would I do this?! No my friend, this was "well spotted and captured" moment. smile
Great artistic work - Bravo !
vz-nostalgia: smile Zeb.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Apr 2008, 13:01
Love your text Viktor. When I first opened your post I thought the leaves were placed on a piece of
vz-nostalgia: hmmm...maybe I should open one more blog just for my texts. I'll think about it. smile
  • Allen Post
  • USA
  • 11 Apr 2008, 13:06
Viktor, I know you like to hear about what immotions your photographs convey, but your work always perplexes me in a different way. The question How always comes to mind. How are these photographs taken to get these unreal images. This one looks like it has been photoshoped. The leaves look like they have been stuck on the page instead of floating. Its quite an amazing effect. It must be the light and the contrast of colors.
vz-nostalgia: Hey Allen,
The question "how" never bothered me much. What is more important to me is that the photograph had an emotional charge. Some folks brag that their pictures are straight from the camera. I don't give a damn about that. If a picture leaves you emotionally cold, what does it matter, if it's straight from the camera?
Of course this picture was photoshopped. I use PS as I used to use my analog darkroom: I tweak the contrast, burn or dodge here and there, crop the image for a better composition. I'm not a PS wiz, so I use it on a basic level.
Hope this clarifies your question.
And of course I like to hear what emotions my photographs wake up in people. smile
  • fil
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 14:39
nice texture capture. I like the fact that the there is no context beside the immediate. i met a photographer at Piedmont Park who was shooting similar swirls in the lake. I didn't notice these "paintings" in the lake until he pointed them out.
vz-nostalgia: Well, you hit the bull's eye, fil. I snapped it on the lake at Piedmont Park!
  • ChaCha
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 14:54
brillant comment. not a bad framing at all.
vz-nostalgia: oh Ms. ChaCha, getting "not bad" from you is like winning a Grammy. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 11 Apr 2008, 15:20
But Viktor, why should we know, what does that make a difference, you know me, I love happy endings, but if it does not work for both of them, they have to live with it, it's not up to us to have any saying in that...but for me I go with the parallel, closer together and just enough apart, just to be of comfort and just to live ones own life.
vz-nostalgia: Well, maybe you are right, Ms. Astrid. Why should we care what happened to Romeo and Juilet, Scarlet and Rhett, Daphnis and Chloe, Otello and Desdemona, Samson and Delilah, or Tarzan and Jane, for God's sake!
"...just to be of comfort and just to live ones own life".
Well, the times of Romeo and Juliette are definitely a thing of past. Looks like everyone lives for their own comfort nowadays. smile
I am a simple person and this is a simple picture. A moment captured as two leaves their function finished are swept away to recycle themselves into next years leaves. Nature wastes nothing...would that mankind was the same
vz-nostalgia: You maybe a simple person, Bill, but the thought you carry here is of a pholosophical nature. You're right, the mankind is not much different from the autumn leaves, it just takes a bit longer for us to be in the circle to decompose. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Florida
  • 11 Apr 2008, 18:46
If two beings journey together and there is no change in either, then it has not been a journey together.

Where there has been an exchange of ideas, thoughts, or emotions, each comes away altered at some level. And thus, they never really drift away from the influence of each other at some basic level.

A quote for you, Viktor, that encapsulates my thoughts.

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."

If I were Oliver Wendell Holmes, I would have added heart and soul in there too--and maybe even imagination.
vz-nostalgia: Wise words you wrote here, Ms. Kathryn. I like the flow of your thought. If I read it a few more times, I might even agree with you. smile
  • Garth
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2008, 21:18
Viktor! I'm glad you're a poet as well as a photographer, because when I look at your photo, all I can think of is how little I miss pollen season in Georgia.

I miss you a lot, though.

vz-nostalgia: hahahaha. For some folks pollen season is a disaster, for others it's an opportunity to artistically express themselves. smile
Miss you too, my friend. I'll pay you a visit next time I'm on the West Coast.
  • mal
  • 11 Apr 2008, 21:28
drifting through time, trapped in their own environment with no control over it and destined to never meet! So close but so far away, that's the way I read it Z. A thoughtful image as ever. mal
vz-nostalgia: I like your reading of this photograph very much, mal. Perhaps even more than my own.
For a Milky Way, I move closer even to a dangerous animal. I grab the chocolate and I drift apart ... oohh ... it's not a good answer ? ... I go back to my parallel world smile
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I didn't know you're such a chocolate junkie, Ms. France. I'd send you a box of Hershey's to spare you from a dangerous animal, but American chocolate sucks. Stay safe is your parallel world. No chocolate in the world worth risking your life. smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 13 Apr 2008, 20:20
Nicely put..The streams of life, are they?

Love the bright leave against the dark background here..great shot..
vz-nostalgia: The Sreams of Life... A good alternative title to this photograph, Ms. Richa.
Very elegant and simple, complemented well by your commentary.
vz-nostalgia: Ah Larry, to present a complex thing in a simple manner is such a difficult task. smile
  • Beth
  • Atlanta
  • 15 Apr 2008, 14:22
This is is also a little scary though to me because it reminds me of the time my husband took my kayaking and I almost drowned. The leaves look like little kayaks and I would be the red-orange one out there caught in the current where no one could get to me....and then I snap out of it and remind myself that this is just a stunning photo. Great work!
vz-nostalgia: Wow, Ms. Beth. What an interesting and scary memory association this picture has triggered in your brain. I'm glad you got out of this kayaking adventure unharmed. I guess you don't go anywhere near kayaks now. smile
I really love this's so poetic. No words necessary.
vz-nostalgia: Reading is optional as always, Ms. Jamoula. smile
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