Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Picture Perfect`Contrast

Contrast is the dissimilarity or difference between things. Another meaning for contrast is in the context of colour. This can be the opposition of items that are compared or the act of distinguishing via differences comparison. The act of linguistics contrast is the act of expressing the distinctions between words.(It is used in the writing form compare and contrast)

 

After seeing this weeks theme, this morning, for Picture Perfect, I searched through my pictures.  I kept coming back to this one.  It was taken the night of the solstice moon.  It's not a very good picture but, to me it's a "contrast" between light and dark.

When I think of light and dark, other things come to mind:

Joy-Sorrow

Love-Hate

Dreams-Reality

And the following poem:

 

On The Wings Of A Dragon

 

On the wings of a dragon she flies

out of the darkness and into the light

Sadness and pain cannot find her here

There is no place for anger and fear

peace and tranquility fill her heart

as she soars though the heavens up to the stars

this is where she paints her dreams

of things to come, things unseen

and if in time she loves again

this will be where her life begins

 

When I wrote this, my emotions were all of the above.  A "contrast" of feelings.  A conflicting ball of confusion.  A lot has changed, in my life since then but, there are still days that I look back.

A friend saw herself in the words.  She was so touched by them that I gave the poem to her.

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65 comments:

  1. A very dark, mysterious moon. That is a beautiful poem. Very well written. Feelings can be so contrary.

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  2. You may not feel that photo is among your best, but I really do like it -- it's "picture perfect" for this week's theme.

    And of course, I have you to thank for that poem, which touches my heart every single day...

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  3. I love opposites. a little dichotomy goes a long way

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  4. Interesting photo. Please stop by and see mine.

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  5. Thats a hauntingly beautiful picture .. absolutely love it! Nice post!

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  6. Hei Linda

    Excellent entry!
    Keep so well and safe. Rii :)

    Mine's up as well...

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  7. What a gorgeous picture, when I first saw it, I thought you'd got stuck in hole of some sort and took a picture from the bottom of it...lol. Moon shots I find are rather difficult, but this is very well done!

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  8. Emotions contrast all the time in life....perhaps why we feel them so acutely.....Great photo and wonderful poem!!!! Fantastic post for the theme.

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  9. Beautiful photo.....wonderful poem...

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  10. A lovely picture and a beautiful poem to go with it.Thank you for your comments on my effort

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  11. The words match your picture perfectly! Excellent choice for PPF!

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  12. simply awesome!. mine is up as well

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  13. *mutters something about vamps moon... and goes to make a coffee....

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  14. This is one of my favorites...I think you have another pic similar to this, with less of the tree in it don't you?

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  15. This is really beautiful & mysterious.

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  16. Oh wow... the picture is very evocative. Makes me think of a chilly night with strange shadows playing in the trees. Wonderful entry!

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  17. i do not agree with you it is a nice pic! very nice poem too...

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  18. wow, great picture! and a poem! like the poem a lot btw

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  19. The picture is very cool, mystical. And your poem... amazing. I think a lot of woman can relate to it.

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  20. Looks eerie and mysterious! I like it!

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  21. Linda, great taking on the theme .. it does felt spooky, since the dark dominating the image & great poem too, WELL DONE !

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  22. I like both the beautiful photo and the nice poem.
    Good job.

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  23. You have put so much thought into it! I often want to take moonlight shots but I don't have skill or the camera! This is a great picture!

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  24. I have to agree with some above, I love the mystical look of the pic. Well done!

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  25. I think it's a very cool photo -- you can look at it so many different ways! To me, it looks like the upward view from the bottom of a deep hole... Perhaps that ties in with your beautiful poem.

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  26. You say it's not perfect, but so what? Technical merit (and it has some) doesn't always pluck at the heart of soul. I think this picture is perfect.

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  27. love the story and picture....I just love the moon...

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  28. That is a very intriguing picture.... I love the words that go so beautifully with the photograph!

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  29. I love the photo, it gives me that feeling of mystery...beautiful poem too!:)

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  30. Nice entry...when I read your poem I think of my witches!

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  31. Nice entry...when I read your poem I think of my witches!

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  32. seeing your picture make me feel like I am seeing a horror movie
    nice shot

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  33. that is a stunning picture, quite eerie...

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  34. i love the silhouette .. very striking contrast. spooky!!!

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  35. This actually gives hope from the darkness to the light...a total contrast...Great idea and poem.

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  36. I think it's a terrific photo using the intricate shapes through the trees. Very striking words also in your poems. Thank you for sharing, Linda... and thank you for the sweet comments on my entry. See you next time. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  37. I think it's a very cool picture!

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  38. Your poem is great, certainly spoke to me! The picture is awesome, very calming but at the same time rather specteral.

    http://johnoh.multiply.com/journal/item/100/CONTRAST_--_PICTURE_PERFECT_FRIDAY

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  39. Appeared the mysterious night.., great pict..!!

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  40. hi Linda,
    That's a cool picture! Nice shot and Great contrast! Oh, I love love love the poem...thanks for sharing.

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  41. I think it came out well and fits the theme!

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  42. Very good. Brings to mind vampires and werewolves. That's ok, I really like vampires and werewolves. Thanks for pointing out your PP entry to me.

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  43. I really like this photo. I briefly looked at it last night and had to coe back to it today to see it again. great shot

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  44. I love that moon shot. It's so "unearthly" looking. Perfect for the theme. Great poem too.

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  45. mmmm ,kinda lost me in amongst the 'ions,'ast's and 'istic's - but i love this picture,to crawl through and explore a whole new exciting world (still a kid at heart),wonderful picture ,firing imagination. x

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  46. arrrhh - it's a moon,arhh ,yes i was seeing the inside of a tunnel,looking out,mmm hard to climb through that then ,(not concentrating-at 4am ,sorry) x

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  47. LOL, yes it's the moon. And why on earth are you up at 4am?

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