Metaphorical Pictures

I like a photo, if we can use such a picture as a metaphor, as a door leading to further associations and hidden or not hidden messages. Looking to this balloon, I cannot decide: a symbol for my future or for some months, even years in my past life? What appears in YOUR brain / mind map / memory line?
Balloon reflection
title=”Balloon reflection” by Dirk Delbaere – click on the photo to enter his flickr galleries …
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another photo by Dirk Delbaere:
https://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/holy-stork/
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40 responses to “Metaphorical Pictures

  1. I enjoy your comments.

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  2. This is wonderful, Frizz! I love how this is set up and all the photos are amazing. Thank you for including me.

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  3. Hi frizztext, following your comment about doing it again (you dared me to!) I just put up another photo challenge and would love you to join in! Pass it on, everyone’s welcome. xxx Ailsa http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/05/18/summer/

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  4. The balloon photo is very serene! Perhaps it represents the past because it is in black and white? The balloon with change scenery into a colorful future, I’m sure!

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  5. It appears to me as a symbol of my childhood, kind of my Jules Verne’s readings : ‘The Children of Captain Grant’ and ‘5 weeks in a balloon’. It’s pure joy and adventure for me, Frizz.

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  6. Almost seems like something from a dream to me, Frizz…
    that vast sea of possibility…
    a little intimidating and yet a little exciting at the same time…

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  7. I view this balloon as a vehicle to lift me up and give me a broader perspective of life on earth~

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  8. For me it’s a bright future – the light in the upper corner, shining on the smiling face. Happy and excited.

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  9. Fabulous shot! Speaks of the past definitely! The colourful ones (posted some myself a while back) are more evocative of the future :-)

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  11. As you know, I’m quite partial to metaphors! I feel like it belongs in a dream or a Tim Burton film.

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  12. Exquistely floating and leaving it’s mark on the water ….

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  13. There is something mystical or ephemeral about this photograph. Love it!

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    • yes, compare another BALLOON composition
      – for sure quite a different message:
      Back To The Balloon Fiesta!
      title=”Back To The Balloon Fiesta! by MikeJonesPhoto,
      click on the picture to enter his Flickr-galleries

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  14. Ah, if we only knew what’s really going on up there! I also enjoy metaphorical photos.

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  15. Oh frizztext, this is spectacular! I can’t take my eyes off it; it’s so dramatic, and I love the laughing man – a delightfully unexpected twist.

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    • it’s nice, if you can laugh if it goes down and down – once a friend made a gift to me on my birthday: a trip with a balloon – but I was too anxious to join: I feared to come down on a railway track or between electricity power cables or on troubled waters with no bridge in sight …

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  16. Just let it go and be at peace! Awesome photo

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  17. Sailing off into the sunset on a happy journey (I see the subtle image of a person on the side of the balloon. He looks happy.)

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  18. A masterpiece
    I take my hat off

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    • one of the first trials to reach the Arctic / North Pole was made via balloon, he had his emergency landing too fast north of Denmark, I do not know if they have been rescued …

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  19. For me it means something to do with the past. The black and white and the cartoon on the balloon remind me of the past.

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  20. Reflections have their own slight distortions and that horizon will always be in front of us . . .

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  21. Hi,
    What a fantastic photo, just stunning.

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