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01-04-12 – Desolation

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  • #2486
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    Landscapes that imply remoteness, such as deserts, swamps, bare trees, winter scenery.

    Another quality theme by kestrana!

    #42689
    olavf
    Participant

    Cool. I forget if people are allowed or not though.

    #42690
    ravnostic
    Participant

    Oh, I’ve been waiting, not so patiently for this one! Yay!

    #42691
    lokisbong
    Participant

    Oh, I’ve been waiting, not so patiently for this one! Yay!

    Me Too!!! I am surrounded by places that work for this one. I have about a thousand pictures to choose from already. lol

    #42692
    Kestrana
    Participant

    People are cool though the picture should be a landscape not a portrait.

    #42693
    cameraflage
    Participant

    Its gonna be hard to whittle it down to only three.

    #42694
    olavf
    Participant

    Kestrana Good to know- might have one or two that fit that.

    #42695
    Curious
    Participant

    living here the swamps aren’t remote. but i may use one or two anyway.

    #42696
    Farktographer
    Participant

    I remember there was a reason I wanted to photograph the desert before I left California…damn, need to go exploring here instead.

    #42697
    Farktographer
    Participant

    Can a large indoor room be considered landscape, if it gives the feeling of desolation? How desolate is “remote”? (i.e. if I have a photo of a tree with leaves, a tree without, and a landscape with nothing else, is that considered desolate enough?) Can desolate mean very much alive but without people? Struggling to narrow this one down for some reason. When I think “desolate” I don’t necessarily think desert and swamps – I think forests and meadows, too.

    #42698
    lokisbong
    Participant

    I have a few hundred bees for this one and a few shots planned for tonight if the weather cooperates. Way to many to list but after a day and a half of picking two of them will be from the last 24 hours. Especialy if it is clear at sunset.

    #42699
    CauseISaidSo
    Participant

    Yeah, the “implied remoteness” was throwing me, too. I don’t know if mine necessarily imply remoteness, but they fit definitions 1, 2, and/or 3:

    des?o?late

    1. barren or laid waste; devastated: a treeless, desolate landscape.
    2. deprived or destitute of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited.
    3. solitary; lonely: a desolate place.
    4. having the feeling of being abandoned by friends or by hope; forlorn.
    5. dreary; dismal; gloomy: desolate prospects.
    #42700
    lokisbong
    Participant

    I have a truck pticture I just uploaded to flickr that fits 2 and 4 I thought when I took the picture.

    edited for spelling. doh!

    #42701
    Farktographer
    Participant

    Yeah, the “implied remoteness” was throwing me, too. I don’t know if mine necessarily imply remoteness, but they fit definitions 1, 2, and/or 3:

    des?o?late

    1. barren or laid waste; devastated: a treeless, desolate landscape.
    2. deprived or destitute of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited.
    3. solitary; lonely: a desolate place.
    4. having the feeling of being abandoned by friends or by hope; forlorn.
    5. dreary; dismal; gloomy: desolate prospects.

    This is what I’ve been staring at…a meadow in the middle of a forest, full of grass and green, could be both remote and desolate, but I don’t know if that’s fitting for this theme or not. A dilapidated and empty building could be remote and desolate, but I also don’t know if that’s theme-fitting. Any clarifications, Kes?

    #42702
    Yugoboy
    Participant

    Not to speak for the contest submitter, but the first word in the description is “Landscapes”, so the meadow might, but the building might not, depending on how it’s shot… if it’s small enough in the frame to be a part of a larger landscape, I’d say “yea” but if the building fills the frame (or takes up a vast majority of it) I’d be less inclined to be supportive.

    But that’s just me.

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