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Zyrynology: The Art Of Dying

Zyrynology: The Art Of Dying

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Hi Viktor...I'm afraid this specimen has past the point of artful's long past dead! But living on in the belly of some catapiller....will we fare so well, living on in the belly of some server?
vz-nostalgia: well, that's one way to look at this, Alan. This happens all the time. Folks look at the same thing, but come to different conclusions. I'm fine with that. For me the point has not been passed, but has just started. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 10 Apr 2009, 02:54
Absolutely beautiful, Viktor. There is beauty in everything.
vz-nostalgia: sometimes it's hidden very deep, it takes some time to reach it, Larry. smile
I like.
vz-nostalgia: me too. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Apr 2009, 10:01
Perhaps I can learn something from this thing, VZ...I am dying in an artless and disgraceful manner, and loving the process!
vz-nostalgia: That is so selfish, Ray. smile If you like the artless and disgraceful manners, it doesn't mean that those around you enjoy them too. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Apr 2009, 13:42
wonderful-fine structures or textures of a leaf we never realized before (being dying) considering this beauty! Dying and living on- yes, they belong together- and for many Christian people the Good Friday/ Easter message can be found in the depths of this experience and belief! (You will celebrate Easter one week later than us as my Greek friend just told me.)
vz-nostalgia: That's right, Ms. Philine. The Orthodox Christians are a week or so behind on all religious events. They are on an old calendar.
A fabulous shot VZ. So much detail. Good one.
vz-nostalgia: "so much detail"... is that the new criteria for being fabulous, Ron? smile In this case my face has something to hope for, when I'm 64. smile
  • Sam Finken
  • United States
  • 10 Apr 2009, 14:12
Immediately I hear music like the Death March on this one too. Layers into the depth as well as from top to bottom. Very nice. Does your leaf have an agent we can contact for future work? Some off-Broadway shows?
vz-nostalgia: Lol Sam.
Do you hear Wagner again, or this time it's Mahler's "Trauermarsch"? Or is it Chopin's "Marche Funebre"? smile
  • zhen
  • Australia
  • 10 Apr 2009, 16:29
I've always been fascinated by leaves where the veins are exposed too since I was a young child child ...maybe they remind us of the fragility of life...and to appreciate living and the present.
vz-nostalgia: even though live leaves are things of wonder, Ms. Zhen, they really turn into pieces of art, when they start dying. And not unlike with people, we often notice their beauty only when they are gone.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 10 Apr 2009, 17:11
The Art of Living
vz-nostalgia: not yet. The Art of Living is still in my head. The process of crystalization of the idea has only started. smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 10 Apr 2009, 17:16
The underlying structure of this leaf is not so different than ours..I see the lattice work of the soft tissue deep in our bones, our venous system, even our lungs and how air moves in them. Beautiful and delicate patterns everywhere and so many unseen...universal expressing itself in life and death.
vz-nostalgia: I assume Gray's Anatomy is your coffee table book, Ms. Suzanne. smile
great title for a superb image Victorsmile loving the tones here.
vz-nostalgia: looks like i excelled on all fronts, Tim. smile
I really like the bare veins. the subtle lighting and black background work really well.
vz-nostalgia: "I really like the bare veins."
That's an inner surgeon speaks in you, Nig. Or is it Jack the Ripper? smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 11 Apr 2009, 23:10
Fantastic picture Viktor, I do like this.
vz-nostalgia: you're most welcome, Ms. Ellie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Apr 2009, 05:54
And doing so with grace too Vik
vz-nostalgia: that's why we call it art, Chris. smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2009, 14:15
vz-nostalgia: one day, Ms. Laurie, one day you will forget about all things technical and will reveal to me what a woman feels while looking at the picture. smile
  • kay
  • rainy pacific northwest
  • 13 Apr 2009, 01:34
Wow. That's all I can say. Splendid closeup.
vz-nostalgia: not often it happens, when I make someone feel speechless, Ms. Kay. smile (considering that "wow" is not a word smile)
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Apr 2009, 10:31
A fine filligree indeed, carefully preserved decay at its finest.
vz-nostalgia: and now I made the leaf immortal. smile
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 14 Apr 2009, 16:40
i wish my life could look like this ... you know what i mean... wink

'the art of dying
and giving all
without regreting
on what I've done...
the art of living
step by step
the art of dying
big, sound and fresh' (K.A.)

who cares about getting old now???
vz-nostalgia: " know what i mean..."
Actually, I don't, Ms. K.A. Do you want your life to look like a rotten leaf? smile
I'm just kidding. Your cute little poem explains it fairly well. smile
  • chi
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Apr 2009, 13:02
more like the disease..intresting capture
vz-nostalgia: it IS a disease, chi. It is called aging. smile It's just some manage going through it more gracefully than others. smile
I really like this image. It makes me think of those embroidered fabrics used in the 18th century. Beautiful grayscale, too.
vz-nostalgia: Now we know where women who made those wonderful fabrics got their inspiration from, Marcello. smile
Love the contrasts in this- the tracery is so delicate. lovely shot.
vz-nostalgia: as delicate as life itself, Ms. Jamoula. smile
  • AnnaG
  • South Africa
  • 17 May 2009, 09:46
As time goes by it leaves holes behind that can't be fixed but will gain structure...
vz-nostalgia: I guess by gained structure you meant experience, Ms. Anna? That's a very fine thought.
I like the texture and the detail.
vz-nostalgia: Well, there is nothing more in here, is it, Pacopenar? smile
i can't imagine a more beautiful photograph.
it reminds one of a veil, except the eyes inside are hidden for the darkness.
thanks victor for sharing this.
vz-nostalgia: smile
Sera: i can't imagine a more beautiful photograph.
VZ: There is only one solution to this problem, Ms. Sera. Start slowly exploring Nostalgia archive. smile
A veil with hidden in the darkness eyes... I love this unexpected thought, Ms. Sera.
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