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photoblog image Tales From My Garden: A Tear From Hell

Tales From My Garden: A Tear From Hell

...Or A Droplet From Heaven?

Tales From My Garden: A Tear From Hell

...Or A Droplet From Heaven?

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  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 30 Sep 2008, 01:46
I prefer to see a droplet from heaven--'tis my nature. This is one of the better examples of a false-color image. Bravo!
vz-nostalgia: What do you mean by "false-color", Larry? If you mean I altered the color in photoshop, you are so mistaken, my friend. I'm not that good at photoshop. smile This IS the color of this plant. Maybe someone from the viewers will recognize it and tell us its name.
I see you are a glass-half-full man by nature. smile Good for you. When I see my country in ruins after 8 years of mismanagement, my half-glass is not even a quarter-full.
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 30 Sep 2008, 02:57
This is amazing.....beautiful photograph. The droplets and all that colour....Amazing. Where's your EXIF VZ?.... grin
vz-nostalgia: I'm afraid EXIF got lost in the midst of all this pinkie madness, Ms. Ada. smile
  • Martie
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2008, 03:24
Gorgeous shot! The colour just makes the "crystal" droplet pop!
vz-nostalgia: I might start collecting these crystal droplets for the future chandelier, Martie smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 30 Sep 2008, 04:33
Stunning image, Viktor. I love it.
vz-nostalgia: Kay's back to Nostalgia! Yeay... smile
I would say a droplet from heaven, but I'm an optimist ;-)
I like the colour and the dark and light in this image and those perfect drops off course...
vz-nostalgia: Those perfect drops are definitely off the course, Ms. Gina. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Sep 2008, 05:38
As you have asked, VZ, I am on hand to advise you this is in fact the plant known as "The Devil's Tear Duct"...apparently it is normally green, but turns this colour at times when Wall Street is in crisis!

So sad you lost your EXIF...perhaps the Feds can make a small injection of funds to assist you in recovering it...

[Beautiful image, BTW]
vz-nostalgia: I must tell you, Ray, as I watched my retirement savings got wiped out with yesterday's stock market crash, I wished this plant stayed green. smile
What an amazing prism this has turned out to be!
vz-nostalgia: I wish the world looks like the one we see through those amazing rose prisms, Chris. smile
vz-nostalgia: Cannot agree with you more, Richard. smile
The colour is stunning Viktor. Watching George W shambling about with clearly no idea of what is going that really is Hell!
vz-nostalgia: hey, hey, hey...easy, Bill. The guy has an MBA from Harvard. smile If you think Bush is bad, wait till Sarah Palin comes to the White House. smile
Anything this beautiful will probably be from heaven.
vz-nostalgia: Let's hope so, Ms. Janet, but look at that devilish pinkie color... smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2008, 10:01
As I believe in neither Heaven nor Hell, I see it just as one of the wonders of this earth. I don't know what sort of plant this is but the colour is wonderful.
vz-nostalgia: There should be something you believe in, Ms. Ingrid. What is it? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Sep 2008, 11:14
Only one tear from hell?- I heard there would be a "weeping, crying, howling with chattering teeth"? I have to admit that I would prefer to stay in your hell with the heavenly colours which vaguely reminds of the terrible hellfire we heard of! And I read that the life in the hell should be quite more interesting and exciting because there are all the interesting personalities I ever wanted to meet (like Wellington, Newton, the Black Prince...), and they sureley were be able to bring me out from the hell again (source: Sir George Sitwell, l860-1943)!
I think that youself might be destined for the heaven after having taken such a heavenly hell pic ( and I suppose you have a golden heart, too) !
vz-nostalgia: Can one sinful tear from hell worth a hundred ones from heaven?
I'm sure you'll have a hell of a time in hell with all those famous sinners, Ms. Philine. smile One thing for sure, you would not be bored (check Woody Allen's film "Deconstructing Harry"wink.
Regarding me... oh no, Ms. Philine. Peter will never let me pass through the gates of paradise. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Sep 2008, 11:16
Sorry, a pink-violet heart!
vz-nostalgia: pink-violet means purple. A purple heart is given to the wounded solders here in the US. So, you're not far from the truth. smile
Tears come not from heaven or hell, but from the heart.
vz-nostalgia: Depends on were the heart is, in heaven or in hell. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 30 Sep 2008, 19:55
Viktor, I just stared at this one, cannot make up my mind, maybe it is my jet-leg, but that is too easy, I just like it, I have had and will have many tears, I don't know if they come from hell or heaven, maybe both, I try to keep my heart from going to hell though.
Great picture, great colours, the droplet of water is like the glass bowl of a fortune teller.....I rather go on to my own intuition though and stay grounded...
vz-nostalgia: Relying on one's intuition is the best way I know, Ms. Astrid. Men call it having a gut feeling.
Now, why do you want to stay grounded? Who punished you? Maybe you meant to say, you'll stay on earth, in between hell and heaven? smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Sep 2008, 22:34
Colours from Hell, droplet from heaven and all I can think of is Orson Welles and the dying word "Rosebud"

Like the photograph - clarity in all the right places.
vz-nostalgia: I wonder what would be MY last word, before I fall down into the pinkie hole called hell? smile
A bit too warm in hell for tears isn't it? So must be a tear of joy from heavensmile
vz-nostalgia: oh my, Nig. Hell is the place where the Mother of All Tears lives. Don't believe me? Check the works of Hieronymus Bosch, possibly the first surrealist ever.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 1 Oct 2008, 05:48
magical image Victor, your garden and creative mind have delivered some knock out images for sure.

Maybe you should run for presidency what with your vision Victorsmile
vz-nostalgia: I'm already a president, Tim. The President of the Garden of Delights. smile
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Oct 2008, 09:41
This is a really, really good shot. Likeyed by me (if I can make my browser work).

Stumbled across your photoblog after stumbling across someone elses. I think your images are really good. Your composition is really strong and simple, which I like very much. Great work. Can't wait to see more soon.
vz-nostalgia: Good to have you on Nostalgia, Harv. You got it right, my shots are simple, and I put a lot of effort to keep them that way. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Oct 2008, 13:40
I could imagine that in the droplet which looks like a crystal ball our whole life will have been reflected when we have to cross the line and have to account for all we have done or not done, but whatever it must have been a preciuos and valuable life at all for the droplet looks like a pearl and the colours are rosebudlike!
vz-nostalgia: I wish things will be that beautiful as we cross the line, Ms. Philine, but the truth is we'll never know. smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 1 Oct 2008, 23:36
Beautiful. Whether its from hell or heaven, I don't care.
vz-nostalgia: smile To tell you the truth, Ms. Richa (come closer, I'll whisper to your ear), I don't care either. smile
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2008, 13:16
This is absolutely beautiful, the sort of thing that I'm sure some interior designers would pay out thousands of pounds to achieve. The droplet looks like a glass paperweight nestled in rich, luxurious, fabric.
vz-nostalgia: Quite a few interior designers will see this image, Ms. Ellie, but I doubt they will be willing to pay not only thousands of pounds, but a few worthless dollars for the idea. Let's see, if we hear from them. smile
gorgeously rich and alien
vz-nostalgia: The alien orgy of a rich pinky color. Could be as well. smile
That fantastic tear you have captured in the middle of the flowers. The atmosphere that surrounds the photo I likes much!
vz-nostalgia: Apparently, the flower has run out of tears, Jose. This was the last drop.
By all means...beautiful...
vz-nostalgia: smile is, Gabor, for those who can stand the heat of hell. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 24 Oct 2008, 16:48
Vik this is exquisite with a capital S. to me, the tear is in hell. too pure to be from it.
vz-nostalgia: with a capital S? Like exquiSite? smile
I like your take on it, Terry. hell...very well could be.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 26 Oct 2008, 10:08
I always thought that in hell our tears would dry before they could seems I was wrong...
vz-nostalgia: There is only one way to know for sure how it works, Ms. Lina. Be good, otherwise you will learn the truth the hard way. smile Don't be surprised to see me there. smile
L-O-V-E it!
vz-nostalgia: Take it. It's yours, Ms. Nadiuska. smile
  • Lorakawn
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 May 2010, 22:45
this is amazing. simply amazing. i hope to get here someday
vz-nostalgia: That's a long and winding road, Ms. Lora. smile But don't be discouraged by the bumps. Bite your lip and keep going. smile
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