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A rainy day at Porlock Weir, after arranging a funeral.

Shot through a rainy car windscreen, focussed on the screen and the rain streaming down it.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix X10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Feb 2014 - 6:22 PM
Focal Length:10.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/13sec
Exposure Comp:-1.67
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Sorrowful seaside snap
Username:dudler dudler
Uploaded:27 Mar 2014 - 10:34 AM
Tags:Close-up, Landscape / travel, PorlockWeir, Rain, Seat, Windscreen
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 10:58 AM

Summed up your day JohnSad:
Ron

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11164 forum postsdudler vcard England390 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 11:04 AM

It was odd: I'd worked through the practical stuff calmly and without getting overinvolved.

My daughter tells me that in literature, it's called the "Pathetic Fallacy" - the weather matches the mood and action of the novel. Here's a poem that really does that: I found it when I was about 16, and it remains a favourite. Morbid so-and-so as I am...

The Last Hero

The wind blew out from Bergen from the dawning to the day,
There was a wreck of trees and fall of towers a score of miles away,
And drifted like a livid leaf I go before its tide,
Spewed out of house and stable, beggared of flag and bride.
The heavens are bowed about my head, shouting like seraph wars,
With rains that might put out the sun and clean the sky of stars,
Rains like the fall of ruined seas from secret worlds above,
The roaring of the rains of God none but the lonely love.
Feast in my hall, O foemen, and eat and drink and drain,
You never loved the sun in heaven as I have loved the rain.

The chance of battle changes -- so may all battle be;
I stole my lady bride from them, they stole her back from me.
I rent her from her red-roofed hall, I rode and saw arise,
More lovely than the living flowers the hatred in her eyes.
She never loved me, never bent, never was less divine;
The sunset never loved me, the wind was never mine.
Was it all nothing that she stood imperial in duresse?
Silence itself made softer with the sweeping of her dress.
O you who drain the cup of life, O you who wear the crown,
You never loved a woman's smile as I have loved her frown.

The wind blew out from Bergen to the dawning of the day,
They ride and run with fifty spears to break and bar my way,
I shall not die alone, alone, but kin to all the powers,
As merry as the ancient sun and fighting like the flowers.
How white their steel, how bright their eyes! I love each laughing knave,
Cry high and bid him welcome to the banquet of the brave.
Yea, I will bless them as they bend and love them where they lie,
When on their skulls the sword I swing falls shattering from the sky.
The hour when death is like a light and blood is like a rose, --
You never loved your friends, my friends, as I shall love my foes.

Know you what earth shall lose to-night, what rich uncounted loans,
What heavy gold of tales untold you bury with my bones?
My loves in deep dim meadows, my ships that rode at ease,
Ruffling the purple plumage of strange and secret seas.
To see this fair earth as it is to me alone was given,
The blow that breaks my brow to-night shall break the dome of heaven.
The skies I saw, the trees I saw after no eyes shall see,
To-night I die the death of God; the stars shall die with me;
One sound shall sunder all the spears and break the trumpet's breath:
You never laughed in all your life as I shall laugh in death.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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TanyaH
TanyaH Critique Team 11687 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 11:11 AM

As a straight image, it's definitely an odd one. However, as an expression of emotion and feeling it's darkly beautiful and poignant. Like looking at the world through tear-filled eyes Sad

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 2:04 PM

A funky photo John, but it sure does put a mood across......a hard day, and looks like a wet soggy bummer outside your car. Sorry about your loss, whomever it was.

Peter

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brandish
brandish e2 Member 1brandish vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 10:21 PM

Sorry mate,this is lost on me.
Martyn

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