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Zyrynology: The World Beyond

Zyrynology: The World Beyond

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  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 30 May 2008, 00:28
Either that's a really freaking big fish, or really small people.
vz-nostalgia: Either way is fine with me, Ms. Jewlya. smile
Reminds me of a bad American TV sci-fi series featuring an irritatingly wholesome family and low budget special effects. Space Family Robinson I think it was called.
vz-nostalgia: If it was so bad, why did you watch it, Bill? smile Even remember the name! Thanks for the compliment(?) anyway. smile
  • Karima
  • Washington DC
  • 30 May 2008, 01:55
Really wonderful silhouette shot - what a background! I love that you kept so much of the lit aquarium in the image.
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. I'll let you and Ray to argue about crops.
Next time you're in Atlanta, Karima, stop by at the Aquarium.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 May 2008, 03:06
Gee, could crop the top 50% [it's only water, with a bit of fish]...leaving us to wonder over a couple of big fish and those half-a-dozen strange black rocks... [grin]

Technical stuff aside, its a fine image of the worm-hole connected two worlds. I like it.
vz-nostalgia: Sure I could crop the top 50% off. You know I am a good cropper, but I wasn't in the mood for cropping this time. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 30 May 2008, 03:56
Great silhouette
vz-nostalgia: Are you talking about a woman on the left or the one on the right, vintage? smile
Very well done!

This is a great image!
vz-nostalgia: Sure, Remi. I always prefer "well done" to "medium rare". smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 May 2008, 06:38
I like the silhouettes of the amazing visitors in the aquarium while looking at the plenty of fishes - it is such a quiet water- world beyond as your pic can make plain, but what the pic cannot show are the movements of the fishes , their silent passing by , they seem to be frozen and they have 'lost' their main 'decoration', their fascinating colours. Your photo reminds me of my visit in the grandious underwater-aquarium in the Red Sea near Eilat/Israel and I remember to have got competely oblivious to the world while looking and looking...
vz-nostalgia: Well, this time my goals were a bit different from showing fishes' main "decorations" and their movement. Maybe next time. A long exposure will definitely require a tripod, and I hate tripods, Ms. Philine. smile
  • Nig
  • Gym
  • 30 May 2008, 08:03
This is great, i like the lighting on the fish and the silhouettes, and the crop and the big fish in the middle, and the people are mostly looking in different directions, and the bloke bending and the kids hand.....
vz-nostalgia: There should be something you don't like, Nig. You can tell, I don't mind. smile
Funny, but in my 15 years in America I've never heard anyone referring to a man as a bloke. Had to resort to my dictionary for that. smile
Heavens Vik - what an amazing image! The reason it resonates is because of its scale
vz-nostalgia: Yep. Scale and silence.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2008, 10:49
Great image Viktor. Some of those fish at the top look bigger than the people! The confusing sense of scale is intriguing.
vz-nostalgia: The top fish look bigger, because they are. Those are the sharks. The room here is set up the way that you can sit and watch this silent big screen movie as long as you want, and there will be no repetition. smile
  • Kathryn
  • California--nestled in the desert mountains
  • 30 May 2008, 13:44
The seasick captain goes to the aquarium each weekend to dream of the world beyond where a mermaid sings to him in deep husky Big Mama Thorton voice as soft southern winds dance in his silky sails guiding him toward the island of wild strawberries. His middle American family with a minivan and a house in the burbs watch him and just shake their heads. He dreams alone. At least he has dreams.
vz-nostalgia: The seasick captain is not alone. He has his dreams. smile
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 30 May 2008, 16:33
Great ! A photocollage. Losing the color is a nice decision ... I keep looking, expecting the 'magic eye' image to emerge.
vz-nostalgia: Some folks can't see Magic Eye images due to one eye being dominant over the other. So, you migh be out of luck, Chris.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 30 May 2008, 16:44
superb image VZ, not seen anything quite like it so i guess that makes it UNIQUE smile quality for sure well done.....tim
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Tim. Now that you've seen it, I guess it makes it no longer unique. smile
très belles, ces silhouettes devant l'aquarium !
vz-nostalgia: Glad you enjoyed it that much, Ms. Marietom.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 May 2008, 18:27
Nicely done! The groups of people add enough story line to make it interesting.
vz-nostalgia: Yep. I wouldn't even bother talking the picture, if not for them, Martin.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 30 May 2008, 20:51
Amazing shot. I like the silhouette of the people.
vz-nostalgia: I do too. You're right, the silhouettes are essential here.
  • Still
  • France
  • 30 May 2008, 21:57
An other world! Superb!
vz-nostalgia: The other world indeed. It's as enigmatic and mysterious as it is beautiful.
  • 31 May 2008, 07:12
Striking image, that really works well. Love the family in silhouette
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, FLOOG.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jun 2008, 13:05
What a lovely potato bass. People looking from the dark into a bright other world.

It is like those stories and movies of dying people moving between dark and light - mmmm - you OK Vik?
vz-nostalgia: Man, "dying people", "between dark and light"... you have quite an imagination, Louis.
What the hell is a potato bass? I've never heard about this kind of fish. Got to google it. The big fish in front is a grooper.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 2 Jun 2008, 00:02
Wow. This is very well done. I wish I was at this aquarium. The scale of size the fish to the people really says it all.
vz-nostalgia: Give me a buzz next time you in Atlanta, MS. Kay. I'll take you to the aquarium.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 2 Jun 2008, 11:56
...caught in a never ending story by the graceful dance of silence...
vz-nostalgia: can't describe it better then you just did it, Ms. Lina.
  • Scott
  • United States
  • 2 Jun 2008, 14:01
Great shot Viktor! I love that the people seem attached to the frame while all that is in front of them is floating in movement and depth. Amazing,,,
vz-nostalgia: It IS a pretty amazing experience, Scott. Among many spaces in the aquarium, this is my favorite.
  • Ellie
  • under an umbrella
  • 2 Jun 2008, 18:33
This picture has worked so very well, what a brilliant idea.
vz-nostalgia: There is not much space under an umbrella to keep your laptop dry, Ellie. smile Be careful now.
WOW - that is great - a likey for me. I have many times thought of taking pics at a place like this - have I done I want to....yes smile
vz-nostalgia: Hey, stop complaining, Aksel. A hotel life is not that bad, compared to, say, living in favelas of Rio De Janeiro. smile
Now, go ahead and take the picture. smile
Brilliant image, just love the sheer scale of it. The grouper is particularly impressive. :o) John
vz-nostalgia: Now it's my turn to be impressed, John, as you recognized the fish. It IS a grouper, and it's a relatively small one. smile
this is one of my favorite places to visit...I have quite a few images of this same spot...I'm sad that I'm so far away from it now. I feel the same looking at this image as I did while standing in front of this grandiose tank
vz-nostalgia: It is a grandiose tank, Ms. Julie. What's shown here is just 1/3 of its length, and a half of its height.
Great picture. I guess the humans aren't selecting their lunch. Or maybe it's the other way round?
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. That's not the Farmer's Market, Ian, where I select my lunch. smile
The fishes can select their lunch all they want, being behind this foot thick glass. smile
It's perfect as is.... Well done (good eye) great shot.
vz-nostalgia: my pleasure, Ola. smile
  • Jincong
  • China
  • 10 Nov 2008, 23:49
It looks like people are watching at stars, and stars are in the water.
vz-nostalgia: Well, I'm sure those fishes feel like they are stars, so many people come to look at them every day. smile
  • Toni
  • London
  • 31 May 2009, 00:01
wow! brilliant.....absolutely brilliant x
vz-nostalgia: Happy to see you here, Ms. Toni. smile
  • iris
  • hamburg
  • 4 Jan 2011, 08:56
meandering minds
in the world beyond and in front
hovering in the murky depths
of soothing silence
vz-nostalgia: ...meandering minds
the question is which ones:
beyond or right in front of
the wall of glass... smile
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