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Sketches From The Forgotten Coast: Last Temptation

of Adam and Eve

Sketches From The Forgotten Coast: Last Temptation

of Adam and Eve

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the title of your photograph is very creative. the stick indeed looks like a snake, in the water reflection.
it is easy to imagine the lump of wood being an apple, or even eve contemplating the great temptation.
absolutely. and brilliant.
vz-nostalgia: Your imagination is in proper order, Ms. Seraphine. You got my nod of approval. smile
  • Glenn
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2010, 04:32
A mysterious image, full of intimations and innuendo. I'm not sure I understand the meaning of the title, but so what. The image itself is compelling and asks its own questions while withholding its own answers. I like it.
vz-nostalgia: I see you got totally lost in this, Glenn. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Mar 2010, 06:01
No apple but a broken spear...
vz-nostalgia: Maybe the phrase "make love not war" was born, when Eve broke Adam's spear in half and bit the apple. smile
As temptation snakes along the sharp and jagged edges of forbidden knowledge
you would think Adam and Eve would be wiser from having lived (and died) the consequences of the original one. Very evocative image and title, Viktor. Do Adam and Eve give in to temptation in their earth life?
vz-nostalgia: smile
Suzanne: Do Adam and Eve give in to temptation in their earth life?
VZ: Life without sin is like soup without salt, Ms. Suzanne: healthy, but bland and tastless. smile It's a matter of balance, though. No one wants to slurp an over salted soup either. smile
Very good Viktor. I don't think the title would have occurred to me but it works a treat
vz-nostalgia: By giving teh title to my photographs I'm placing a seed in your minds, Bill. smile Kind of giving a push to your imagination in the direction I want it to roll. smile Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. smile
How peaceful and silent this look
vz-nostalgia: You are welcome to meditate, Ms. Chantal. smile No charge. smile
A piece of art! Great eye!
vz-nostalgia: Easy, easy, Ms. Ada. smile What if I really post a piece of art next time? You'll have nothing left to say. smile
Creative and beautiful in so many ways..
I'm's had to keep the praise to myself..
vz-nostalgia: I see you are eager to be punished for your praises, Ms. Nadiuska. smile
Great reflections VZ..Very nice.
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ron. Hope you managed to reflect on those reflections. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Mar 2010, 10:34
Fascinating! - and a bit mysterious! Where may the water snake (the l a s t temptation?) come from - I assume there is any tree above the water we cannot see -and the paradise is far far away! We do have only an imagination of it and sometimes a reflection of it! This photograph ( I have decided to distinguish now between pics- pictures- photo's- photographs, the latter ones are the best and serious ones) makes my day (as the Americans like to say if they are enthousiastic)- and surely the day of Mal (it may be his style of photography), too!
vz-nostalgia: :
Philine: I have decided to distinguish now between pics- pictures- photo's- photographs...
VZ: Interesting that in the beginning of the 20th century, when photography struggled to be recognized as art, photographers preferred to refer to their photographs as pictures, as teh word "picture" was more associated with paintings. smile
To me it doesn't matter how to call it, Philine. Not long ago someone referred to Nostalgia as "philosophical photography". I think that would be a pretty good description. smile
interesting image.
vz-nostalgia: what did you find interesting here, Ms. Alicia?
The piece of wood from the right with itsself reflection looks like a cracked nutshell to me. But in your vision the 2 pieces of wood maybe represent the first couple(ADam and Eve) and the snake is the branch's reflection smile
vz-nostalgia: You read the image as I intended it to be read, Ms. Delia. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Mar 2010, 12:33
Delia's interpretation is very interesting- yes, it looks like a wooden sculpture -but the shadow of the two bodies looks like one body and one soul.
"The man said,"This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, for she was taken out of man."
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame." (Gen. 2, 23ff.)
This happened before the snake crawled to them ...
Sorry, my praise, but this photograph is the best one I ever saw on your blog!
vz-nostalgia: I guess Adam and Eve were the first who established a nudist colony (in the Garden of Eden). smile Unfortunately, the Serpent put teh end to it. smile
On other hand, if not for the Serpent, no human beings would populate this earth. How many more ribs could Adam sucrifice to allow God to create more women, until his lungs collapsed. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Mar 2010, 13:08
Excellent Viktor - really like this photograph and the superb title reinforces the symbolism of the imagery.
vz-nostalgia: smile you know better than leaving praises, Mike. smile
  • Theys
  • Belgium
  • 2 Mar 2010, 13:23
Beautiful photograph, very successful, cheer!
vz-nostalgia: very successful? at what, Theys? smile
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 2 Mar 2010, 14:24
Great reflections. Very artistic shot.
vz-nostalgia: my pleasure, Santi.
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Mar 2010, 15:18
Very artistic!
vz-nostalgia: very artistic? Wonder, what are the criteria for the shot to qualify to be artistic, Ms. Cherise? smile
Not eager, I just want your feedback..that was the punishment right?!
But still, there is nothing I can find in the shot that I think should have been I wanted to let you know once again that it is a beautiful shot.
Next time I'll keep my compliments to myself.
Is that what you want? grin
vz-nostalgia: smile
Nadiuska: Is that what you want?
I sure do. smile Once you said that my photography awakens in you thoughts and feelings. I prefer to hear your thoughts and feelings, Ms. Nadiuska, rather than praises. smile
vz-nostalgia: There is nothing deep in this, Tim. It's all visuals.
Now, what do Protestants and Catholics know about this, Tim?! It all happened well before their time. smile 6000 years ago or so (as smart people say). There were no Protestants, Catholics, Mormons, Baptists, Lutherans... there was nobody around in teh whole world, except for God, Adam & Eve. smile
If you post another piece of art like this I'll say to you the same. I have seen almost all of your shots posted and this is the only to worth a likeys from me.
vz-nostalgia: smile You set your bar too high for me, Ms. Ada. You said you flipped though the Nostalgia archive and found that this is the only picture worthy of a likey. Wow. In this case, I'm afraid I will never be able to please your senses (aesthetically, that is). smile
this is a really lovely image! i like the subtle movement in the water. definitely a peaceful image smile
vz-nostalgia: Enjoy your peace, Charles. A state of mind we don't often experience nowadays. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Mar 2010, 06:19
Last temptation and I always thought that the snake 'n fruit was the first temptation. The last temptation would have been each other. "What is that under your leaf?"

So maybe the artist could be referring to this last temptation. On the left would be the awakening Adam and the right would be Eve's fruit.

Exegesis of the temptation event, holds that the sins of the fathers are carried to the offspring by procreation. The line that had to be broken, hence the immaculate conception. Having given all of this a moment's thought, the picture may depict the first sperm approaching an egg. Everything is nice and fluidy around the frolicking twosome.
vz-nostalgia: "The Wild Adventures of the Sperm in His Journey to the Egg". I like it, Louis. A title worthy of Mark Twain, Jules Verne or Arthur Conan Doyle. smile

I'm pretty sure "what is that you hide under the leaf, sweetheart?" was the first thing Eve said to Adam after she munched on teh apple. smile
  • zhen
  • Australia
  • 3 Mar 2010, 11:54

this is one of my favourites!

interesting...lately all your pics are bl and wh and nature based?

I guess those are the ones I am partial too and would also take(in theory sad
vz-nostalgia: smile I guess, it is in nature, where I find my balance, Ms. Zhen. Though, I do try to diversify what I post on Nostalgia. That's why, besides nature, you see the symphony steps, the window, the BE, teh red wall... If I start posting only nature, I'll bore you all to death. smile
Terrific image Viktor - perfect for B&W
vz-nostalgia: I need to check how it looks in color, Tim. For some reason I haven't even thought of this picture other than in monochrome. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Mar 2010, 00:20
Such a long life of temptations...pleasing to see it has all turned out OK in the end, especially as they succumbed...
vz-nostalgia: smile I'm not sure about "all turned down okay", Ray. These two opened the gates. The planet is overpopulated and looks like nothing can stop people from reproducing at even higher rate. smile
Fabulous composition.
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Mike. I will cut off my own pinkie the minute I post a badly composed picture. smile
  • Caleb
  • United States
  • 5 Mar 2010, 14:58
Brilliant and Thought provoking. This is a great piece V.
vz-nostalgia: Easy, easy on praises, Caleb. smile So good to hear from you, my friend. Drop me a line, I'd like to know what you are up to nowadays.
I agree. It's a fantastic picture. You managed to tie a story to it via a short headline, and from there on, the imagination takes over. Very impressive, VZ!
vz-nostalgia: All I need to do is just a little mind push, Thomas. The rest is up to you. smile
Gran captura! Muy bien vista.
El arte de las pequeñas cosas.
vz-nostalgia: "The art of small things". That's a good thought, Enric. smile
Superb composition
vz-nostalgia: hope you are not saying by this that the rest of them are badly composed, Edward. smile
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