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bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
18 Jan 2021 8:51AM
the lead for me - superb
pablophotographer 11 2.2k 444
18 Jan 2021 8:56AM
Bleak, contemporary and lugubrious.
That was the right key played dudler.
A serenata dedeicated to melancholy and despair in picture.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2607 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 8:59AM
The worm's eye view.
I'm feeling in that sort of mood too.
kaybee 19 8.6k 28 Scotland
18 Jan 2021 9:11AM
I feel for the gravediggers there - some of the grave must go horizontally into that hillside - more like a tunnel than a hole.
18 Jan 2021 9:19AM
Lead for me john.
Howard2 7 3 5 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 9:20AM
I like it - but I would like it better if the out of focus tree top left had been cloned out. The sharp and central headstone doesn't need that tree.
viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 9:39AM
Mono for me. A dark image for dark days.

To keep boredom and despair at bay I spent hours playing pinball but then they pulled Adobe Flash and it doesn't work any more. Perhaps just as well. I can always paint - well I can try, but the last two went in the bin.

James124 Plus
8 73 57 Portugal
18 Jan 2021 9:48AM
I like the cold steely grey sky in the colour version, but the mono has a more eerie feel, so both work for me in their different ways, and I don't mind the looming tree.
clevercloggs 19 251 15 Netherlands
18 Jan 2021 10:06AM
Mono for me, the photo does give out a sense of melancholy.
Well done for that.
dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
18 Jan 2021 10:07AM
I'll defend the tree - I think the frame would look empty without it: and moodwise, it matters that there's something dark and unformed hovering in sight, literally overshadowing things. If I'd wanted the picture without, I could have moved a little, or cropped, I think - that's a lot of area to clone out...

But do feel free to try a mod if you want to.

Phil - one of the reasons I took up photography was that I couldn't draw...
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2607 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 11:25AM
I shall just add - I see where Howard is coming from but the tree is important to the mood for me. It gives balance, and it creates a relationship, the tallest cross is leaning in towards it.
I had given out my four UAs for the day before 9am and they are all for ominous, foreboding images. It's that sort of a day.
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 11:25AM
Sadly reminiscent of current times John.
Now go to the mirror and smile - tell yourself how fortunate you are - good times are coming.
dudler Plus
19 2.1k 2018 England
18 Jan 2021 11:46AM
Thank you, Kate...

Yes, I know. worth the reminder.
dark_lord Plus
19 3.0k 836 England
18 Jan 2021 11:51AM
Taking a sombre shot would be a good start, it's the getting out to look for one that's the stumbling block at the moment Sad
On a more positive note I bought some Seville oranges yesteday Smile
chase Plus
17 2.5k 676 England
18 Jan 2021 11:56AM

Quote:What have you got in mind for keeping boredom and despair at bay?

I have just about run out of ideas Sad
richmowil Plus
14 510 3 England
18 Jan 2021 1:31PM
Only just JohnWink Mono.
mistere Plus
9 31 7 England
18 Jan 2021 2:12PM
Boredom isn't a problem....got lots of jobs that need doing. There are plenty of things we can all do to
help pass the time, It's motivation that's the problem., The continuous dreary news and the cold wet weather's
starting to get to us all. Got a bunch of stuff planned for when the lockdowns lifted. Just impatient to get on with it...
Onwards and upwards. SmileBlush
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
18 Jan 2021 2:48PM
The little weed bottom right says Y. My first thought on looking at this. You went there when you're already sad...hmmm. You want to get all the sadness out quick. My favourite is the lead. It's sadder looking.
mac Plus
21 15 Scotland
18 Jan 2021 3:13PM
Holidays? Now that is a word I have not heard for a long time. However, a holiday from lockdown is a better use for this word. My wife and I (lucky that we are still two of us, as it must be terrible to be alone in the present situation) we try to think of what we are going to do the next day. Be it just a walk or a visit to a shop.
However, we now have some light in the distance, as I got my vaccination on Saturday and my wife gets hers on Friday!
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 3:54PM
Hmmmmm....holiday?......you might have to explain....
Fefe Plus
11 84 51 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 3:54PM
Oh....the lead. Excellent processing.
chataignier Plus
10 251 14 France
18 Jan 2021 4:49PM
Splendid but Oh so gloomy image
I cheer myself up by working in the garden. It has to be really hard work to stimulate the endorphins so today I took the chain saw to the overgrown copse at the bottom of the garden and cut down and then cut up three trees that were spoiling the view. Now quite exhausted, but content. Tomorrow, weather permitting, all the small branches go through the chipper to make mulch for the veggie patch.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2021 5:28PM
Perhaps a walk by your local canal would give you more cheerful thoughts than a cemetery.
And enjoy your garden birds, just as much fun as non feathered ones!
saltireblue Plus
13 14.1k 86 Norway
18 Jan 2021 5:33PM
Looking out from the grave? A final look before the soul is extinguished?
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
18 Jan 2021 8:19PM
Very good. The color one for me this time!

19 Jan 2021 11:36PM
Wonderful images captured, John.
20 Jan 2021 1:45AM
The mono, John.

What do I do? Go to my studio 5 days a week.....ride my bike all I can....upper 40s is warm enough.....and maybe most of all, live my life to make a difference....to make the world a better place....with Citizens' Climate Lobby, http://www.citizensclimatelobby.org. And as one of the principals of Honoring the Future, a project using art and artists to communicate and educate about climate change, http://www.honoringthefuture.org


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