Everybody's looking for that something
One thing that makes it all complete
You find it in the strangest places
Places you never knew it could be
Some find it in the face of their children
Some find it in their lover's eyes
Who can deny the joy it brings
When you've found that special thing
You're flying without wings
Some find it sharing every morning
Some in their solitary lives
You'll find it in the words of others
A simple line can make you laugh or cry
You'll find it in the deepest friendship
The kind you cherish all your life
And when you know how much that means
You've found that special thing
You're flying without wings
So, impossible as it may seem
You've got to fight for every dream
Cos who's to know which one you let go
Would have made you complete
lyrics by westlife, have no idea who they are and what they sound like, but like the lyrics and they fit what I am trying to express
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battousai (827) 2006-12-17 19:26
I must admit that I've visited your gallery for the first time. You have a impressive collection of wonderful B&W photos. I like a lot of them.
Your photo of birds is very good, very graphical and very unique. Showing only the silhouettes in the dark sky can tell us even more that by showing us nice, technically perfect and ultra-sharp colour bird photo.
I'm going to check more of your pictures.
dsidwell (9783) 2006-12-17 19:27
Hello Peter, this is very lovely and evocative! I love your use of negative space at the right, which takes my mind beyond the photo.
sennaista (50) 2006-12-17 19:34
Like Pawel, I very much like the silhouettes you've captured. Also the light gradient across the frame makes it more dynamic.
Shame about the noise though. Some neating wouldn't go amiss.
kensimage (8565) 2006-12-17 23:27
Well done, Peter. I like how the birds are emerging from the darkness. For me the grain adds a dreamlike mood, like a memory.
The grain or noise has a bit of a crisscross fabric-like pattern to it; I think plain random noise might look even better, but that's really minor.
Very creative stuff, it connects with me emotionally. Regards, Ken.
Galeota (10338) 2006-12-18 0:42
They're flying from darkness and into brightness, whatever it could mean for the world, it still appears as a symbol of hope to me. It is definitely a long (colored curve), but there is usually a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow... The diagonal degrading from black to white is very well balanced (toning wise). I'd sure jump on their wings and let myself be carried by the wind, through the spaces delimited by my dreams.
vapours (8264) 2006-12-18 0:47
Some great electric atmosphere in this shot, the clouds, noise, birds all are consistent with each other in portraying this feeling in your photo.
Furachan (0) 2006-12-18 3:16
I religiously comment on all your pictures, Peter, as you know... Tome they are mini events on TE. I fnd them intensely personal, lyrical, evcative and yes, sad... but sad is worth a lot of happy sunsets;o)
Reflected in water? Keeping on keeping on...in the face of grim routine and meaninglessness perhaps?
All those things I see in this image.
See you around ,
ALSOM (6616) 2006-12-18 4:53
Long time haven' seen you posting Peter.
I just come back from Vancouver for business, guess what ...every morning I cross the same street from my hotel to the office: Homer steeet. Damn twice a day means homer homer ... Homerhomer ;o) .... a kind of haunting presence ;o))))))))))))))) .
Ok back to this one. I like the gradual b/w (or dirty sepia) tones from darkness to brigthness froim which the birds seem to emerge from ... looking for breath for light, more space, more freedoom ... very beautiful metaphoric message matching well your note.
Cheers, Alain -
russte (0) 2006-12-18 5:22
Hi Peter, a wonderful gritty and moody image. The tonal range across the frame is excellent and the composition of the birds is just right. Not really the sort of image one associates with Westlife (a Irish boy band, more famed for their looks than their pop singing). Stephen
greg64g (11193) 2006-12-18 7:04
this is a real outstanding shot, a perfect mood and b&w.
that's a pure beauty
voightlanderfan (0) 2006-12-18 8:24
Very nice one. I love very much the very dark tones.
Dubsie (346) 2007-01-25 13:39
Oh they sound good! British band. They do re-sing a lot of old stuff!
Gotta agree with Francis the lyric and the photograph both together seem to reflect exactly what he says...and that creates the mood of the photograph and justifies every bit of it. and of course a classic B/W...and looks like a scan from a print to me...