This one was taken on an autumn day where I ventured into France on the bike. It is just a photo of a French field with a tree in front and a hunter and his dog (too small to be recognisable) in the background. But it keeps reminding me of a famous sonnet by the English poet Rubert Brooke who was killed in the trenches of Northern France during the First World War. The poem is called
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
Rupert Brooke, 1914
Technically I clarified and filtered for noise before resizing and sharpening.
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mortijo (12828) 2005-03-03 17:31
Per, I don't know what to say. Technically the photograph is good. the colors are rich, B ut the note beats it all. I bow in repsect.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-03-04 12:09
thhis is a good countryside one; Quite a bit sad the Hunter is not in nearer.
I like it for the colors and the depth.
Nice nature and landscape.
Tue (26264) 2005-03-05 16:06
Very quiet and peaceful landscape! I like the colours too. Well done!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-03-11 11:48
A nice composition and scenery of a country landscape. Good colors and depth. Well done!
supereira (9576) 2005-03-15 6:09
Great view.I like the composition and DOF.Very good sky,I like the clouds and blue.Great textures,light and sharpness.Good job!
sergecross (3438) 2005-06-17 22:07
Per, good one, the shadows are nice, i like it.
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