18 January 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Beyond is a word of various layers. It can harbor a sinister description or level joy or bring skepticism. As WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge’s theme this descriptor is deceptive along with its spunk.
In the Lens section are my entries, which are two divergent interpretations. The first image was taken on a walk through the University of Delaware’s campus, which is inviting in its sway between traditional and contemporary architecture. The bevy of young girls were prancing through the maze of sideways that lead to a cluster of buildings. As they peeked inside the lower windows of the art building, I wondered if their curiosity was satisfied. What was beyond the darken windows? Could they decipher the objects inside?
The questioning is part of the charm of beyond. What transpires in the barely seen, the unknown, the distant?
I pass the scene in photograph two almost daily. Often I have thought to record the decay in the tree. Last week was sufficient light to see nature’s demise, and, at the same time, see the bright green future that lives beyond.
“What is beyond” does not have to be off in never-never land to fulfill its meaning. Quite easily it can be right before us, acknowledging its possibilities.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.
I love all shots… but that tree… awesome. 😉
That tree has been decomposing for years, and it took just the right light to be able to capture its stature. Thanks.
I like the decaying tree textures and the peep hole is great!
Thanks, it took a few visits for the light to be just right.
I like the first photo. Chidren looking into their future.
As I watched those small children run to the darken windows, I was entranced by their curiosity. What is beyond? What did they see? I really like your interpretation. Thanks.
What waits beyond always trigger an irresisitible curiosity and mystery. Beautiful images that captures the charms and excitement of the moment.
There are always other dimensions to the scenes that we capture. Sometimes the unknown is the best part. We can imagine a world beyond the frame. Many thanks.
I like the different shades of grey in the first with the highlight of the bike. The inkiness of the windows is lovely. For me, the inside of the tree is too dark. I would like to see more of the texture in there.
I appreciate your thoughtful comment. That tree is in its last stages of decay. The light does not have enough space to illuminate more of the inner core. Wish the hole were wider. Thanks.
Very interesting topic. I love the tree. Maybe it is obvious to you by now that trees, clouds, mountains and water always inspire words to pour from me BEYOND the picture.
Beyond all the beauty and not beauty lies the human soul searching to understand what lies before its human eyes. Very often the nonhuman is better able to express the answer to our search.
Thank you for your thoughtful comment–nature is my constant companion and inspiration.
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I like them both – can’t choose. I like the textures in the second pic and the way the first pic makes you ask what they are looking at.
Malc, thanks, and happy weekend to you.
i prefer the “decaying tree” for the textures. in the “beyond” one the sign with “recitation hall” is too big and takes away from the photo, to me, if you can remove it completely, you’ll have a very nice composition
Thank you for your thoughtful comment, I certainly will consider it.