“Travel theme: Night”

My contribution to this week’s challenge “Travel theme: Night” established by Ailsa at http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/07/06/night/
photo via flickr.com by FrizzText – click on the picture to enter his flickr galleries …
frizz-comment: take the photo (shot by my wife Barbara) as a metaphor for my diary words: “there’s a shade behind all lights …”
comments by several readers at wordpress and flickr:
1 – Melanie: The face of this season is joyous, but behind the facade can be a totally different theme…
2 – maistora / Vladimir Dimitroff: Very interesting composition (on the thumbnail it was some strange half-wheel) – well spotted and captured!
3 – george-b: It wil fill the space, next to “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light get’s in” (Leonard Cohen- Anthem)…. Indeed the sadness behind the joy….Some cannot balance it, the joy around them is too appeasing – oppressing; The shade before the everlasting darkness.
4 – thirdhandart: There is a thinly veiled curtain between one person’s joy and another’s sorrow.
5 – TheWomanAtTheWell: I feel like I’ve been on a train going through a long dark tunnel. Thanks for shinning your light for me so I know there’s and end!
6 – semprevento: I think I felt a great sadness. The days go by and leave both of us …. something that is not cleared.
7 – granbee / Rose: Thanks so much for including this shot of the ever-revolving lighted “rides” high above the dark gloomy building. A very good reminder after reading the train ride essay. Every time I see a new NASA telephoto of a “new” black hole, I am reminded that dark and light always accompany each other in the universe, both outside and inside ourselves.
frizz-reply: the other part of the wheel is digging through the hell …
Isabella under sky
title=”Isabella under sky” – photo by Sol Lang, sent to my group BLOG IT! on Flickr



About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

25 responses to ““Travel theme: Night”

  1. Gemma

    Oh, cool!


  2. And movement too Frizz 🙂 Brilliant!


  3. Your photos never fail to blow me away, frizztext. This is brilliant on so many levels I don’t know where to begin, so I shall just say one word. Wow.


  4. Hi Frizz, I found the photo interesting. Would you care to elaborate on why the composition is the way it is? I’d love to learn more from you and how you find the world around you.


    • hello Myra,
      now I’ve added 7 comments by readers – as a bridge to the message of this photo composition: my wife (a professional photographer) also tries to create photos as a metaphor for more. I tried to make it clear with my sub-title “there’s a shade behind all lights …” – some are enjoying their life in the lightened and loud merry-go-round, others are lying in their bed, maybe anxious, full of fear, staring to the dark ceiling …


    • hi Myra,
      interesting your quotation to the topic NIGHT:
      “And the night shall be filled with music,
      And the cares, that infest the day,
      Shall fold their tents like the Arabs,
      and silently steal away.”
      ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      on the other hand, not easy for a Kaspar Hauser like me, to forget all the wounds
      – especially when the night has come (Stand by me, playingforchange.com)


  5. This is such a great night pic. ft. I love the fact that we can only see half of the brightly lit wheel, and the rest is hidden behind that dark apartment block. Awesome!


  6. Wolfgang Hermann

    there is allways a mystery around this theme



  7. Great shot – love the one lit window in the building!


  8. What a wonderful night shot!!!!!


  9. Brilliantly framed and the light at the bottom right is the icing on the cake!


  10. your photo’s are excellent.


  11. Such a hauntingly dramatic way of “highlighting” night!


  12. It’s almost like the building (and it’s inhabitants) are under some kind of halo…


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