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Memory #3

By rosie42  
(If youre interested in the accompanying narrative, the images in this series are best viewed in order, 1-5.)

He remembers being crammed between his two sisters in the back seat of the familys Hillman Husky as it snaked its way down the winding road to the rented holiday cottage by the sea. He recalls too the anguish of losing his favourite toy on the beach that very first day, a cloth rabbit with floppy, lopsided ears. His mother comforted him by saying it was like leaving a special piece of evidence - one day it would be found and that person would have proof that someone before them had walked that sandy path and felt that same sun on their skin. After that, at the end of each summer, he would take a small thing and carefully cover it over with little handfuls of fine white sand.

Now many years later, he brings his own family to that place on the coast and sometimes walks alone, eyes downcast, in an annual search for those missing orphaned objects

(to be continued)


The third in a series of images inspired by the Tasmanian cabinet maker and visual artist Patrick Hall. (Anyone interested in viewing some of his fabulous work may click here .)

Please view the large version - all advice, feedback and critique (+/-) welcomed. Thank you for looking ...

Susie :o)

Tags: Car General

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Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
22 May 2006 1:36AM
I've just dicovered this excellent series. The script is wonderful and the pictures are just fantastic and go extremely well with the story. can't wait for the next installment. Cracking...


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sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
22 May 2006 1:38AM
Another cracker Susie, I do love this series, as in each one there is so much to see in fine detail too.

Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
22 May 2006 1:38AM
As an image on its own, I like this...but I'm now going to check out No 1 and work my way back here.
Hope all's well Susie.
Nic Smile
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
22 May 2006 1:42AM
Going back to #1
SamM 12 2 Germany
22 May 2006 1:43AM
Took a look a the series - great! Very well done, I like the colour and tones and angles. Like Tony said, the photos go well with the story! Well done!
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 1:44AM
Wonderful narrative, with great accompanying images, a great approach to photography and its official - Im hooked!
22 May 2006 2:16AM
Good deal on this series, I love the composition, rustic feel and the effect weather has on returning things to how they started out.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
22 May 2006 2:30AM
Thank you for each taking the time to view and comment - it's much appreciated ...

Susie :o)
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
22 May 2006 2:39AM
Just love the treatment you've given this. Have to go back to the start now and read the rest. PAul
rhion 14 35 United Kingdom
22 May 2006 3:09AM
Brought a tear to the eye this one Susie! The words are so good, it's easy to overlook the photographSmile but this one is, to my eyes, the best of the set so far (which seems to fit in with what you said earlier).
I'd encourage others to look at the inspiration of these shots, well worth it.
Excellent stuff.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
22 May 2006 3:20AM
Thanks so much, Paul - grateful for your visit ...

Richard - high praise indeed, thank you very much ...

Susie :o)
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
22 May 2006 3:33AM
Susie, just read all three. You might have a career in writing methinks. Great stuff, how many more to come?
rosie42 13 7 Australia
22 May 2006 3:42AM
Hi there, Paul. I'd intended just one more, but must admit I've rather enjoyed these, so might just have to review that - purely for my own amusement! The writings are a combination of Patrick Hall's words and my own, so a joint effort - delighted you like them ...

Susie :o)
martinproe 12 293 5 England
22 May 2006 3:57AM
This is wonderful, full of interesting textures and colours.
SoupyD 12
22 May 2006 4:09AM
Again...the words are incredible...seeing this once magnificent car in such a state is saddening...this series of images, with it's accompanying series of words is superb!
david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
22 May 2006 4:21AM
What???!!! You're going to stop at number four???
Don't you bloody dare
old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
22 May 2006 7:14AM
This is my favourite so far of that car, Susie, and I just LOVE those little narratives. I wonder where it's all leading.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
22 May 2006 9:32AM
that description made me all goose bumpy and
I imagined doing the same sort of thing....but you have had to have experienced loss to know.
The cars covered in autumnal deposits a bit like myself at times Smile
rosie42 13 7 Australia
22 May 2006 3:37PM
Thank you Martin and Soupy - appreciate you each taking the time to view and comment ...

lol David, pushy arntcha! {~} Okay, you win - maybe I'll stretch it to five ...

Hi there Jim - yep this is my personal favourite so far too. Thank you for viewing, much appreciated ...

Howdy Kin - grateful for you dropping by and delighted to hear the narrative resonates ...

Susie :o)
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
22 May 2006 5:39PM
Great series so far. I just saw the first two and this is my favourite one yet.

Here is one for you:

She crouched behind half-open door as the footsteps drew closer. She could not tell who it was, but her anticipation was so intense that being discovered in her awkward position was not much of a concern. For she was waiting for a package that would change her life forever. And it mattered little whether the footsteps were from her snoopy neighbor with the crooked nose and big ears, the child next door who continually was retrieving errant balls from her front porch, the obsessive bill collector looking for his money, or the postman carrying her beloved parcel. The footsteps grew closer and then, without warning, the pencil she had been using to complete her crossword puzzle slipped out of her hand and landed eraser first and proceeded to bounce though the narrowly open doorway and onto the porch where it came to rest on the black shoe of the visitor. She froze, silently hoping that the owner of the black shoe did not notice. Then a voice pierced the quiet morning air; "Delivery for Susie from the photography supply company." Thankfully, her filters had arrived!


rosie42 13 7 Australia
22 May 2006 6:12PM
LOL! A gold star and tumultuous applause for the man in the blue tee-shirt! Take a well-earned bow, Patrick ...

Susie :o)
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
22 May 2006 9:48PM
fantastic series ...very well captured!
All of them

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
22 May 2006 11:24PM
a most interesting PF Smile and great narrative for this series
rosie42 13 7 Australia
23 May 2006 12:50AM
Cheers Ollie and Nicholas ...

Susie :o)
23 May 2006 3:35AM
An excellent composition and very interesting narrative.

scott_jessuk 12 249 1 Scotland
23 May 2006 7:58AM
Really good again, great narratives again. On to the next one.

Hawkgenes 13 10 United Kingdom
23 May 2006 9:52AM
A super series and very interesting lines. Love the colour tones in this old timer with all its memories

rosie42 13 7 Australia
24 May 2006 1:19AM
Thanks so much Joe, Scott and Hawk ...

Susie :o)
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
25 May 2006 10:19AM
Nice tight crop Susie. Have a RC on me. Well deserved too
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
27 May 2006 3:36AM
Wonderful image, Susie, I love the crop and colours, have you got that lens yet?? Looking forward to seeing some shots with it

Mari Smile
1 Jun 2006 5:13PM
One of my favourite subjects!!, old abandoned car pictures. Great!!. Alejandro.
rosie42 13 7 Australia
1 Jun 2006 5:23PM
Thank you Mike, Mari and Alejandro - appreciate you each taking the time to view and comment ...

Susie :o)
4 Jun 2006 4:12AM
had a look at the series. this definately is my favorite. Somehow all the elements come together very well here, including the forest-reflection in the window. The open door makes one wonder... have others been here ? (shiver shiver)
rosie42 13 7 Australia
4 Jun 2006 1:45PM
lol Koen - thank you for dropping by (this is my personal fav from the series too) ...

Susie :o)
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
15 Jun 2006 11:15PM
gives me a haunted sad feeling - great colours.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
3 Jul 2006 10:55PM
Thank you for viewing, Gary ...

Susie :o)
covey 13 1.7k Ireland
20 Aug 2006 12:25AM
With the benefit of hindsight this is my fav also.

This has so much, the open door, the leaves and that red line up the centre. And the're just details, that make up a fantastic whole.

One of my favorities around here.

rosie42 13 7 Australia
20 Aug 2006 12:28AM
Thanks so much, Tommie - generous praise indeed. Appreciate you viewing ...

Susie :o)

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