depth over distance every time, my dear

Depth over distance was all I asked of you

And everybody round here's acting like a stone

Still there's things I'd do, darling, I'd go blind for you

If you let go sometimes, let it go sometimes, let it go

Just let it go sometimes


I've been listening to a lot of Ben Howard lately, and I never get tired (and never fail to be affected emotionally) by Depth Over Distance.


The other day I was sitting here, working on images at the computer, when Grooveshark played this song. I found myself opening up Notepad to write this:


This song is like swimming up through the water, towards the light of the sun that breaks

like tiny jewels on the surface. This song is like watching the very tops of the trees dance in

a summer wind. It's like finding a path through the woods when you've been lost for years. It's like

the feel of a hand slipping into your own, fingers intertwining.


And here's a live version... because it's pretty spectacular what that man can do with a guitar and that voice of his.

  • Rich Levine 3y

  • Gregory Pepion 3y

    Ah, I love the depth to the atmosphere here.
  • *TLM* 3y

    beautiful photo.. now I must listen to see what inspired it....
  • Eugene 3y

    Love the simplicity!
  • thirstysoul78 3y

    very fine
  • Falling Thru The Lens 3y

    Stunning light ... flowing with the water and clouds.
  • huckleberryblue 3y

    Wow, I can happily get lost in the depths of light and color in this.
  • Michael Nelson 3y

    Beautiful image, Danielle. (But I especially love what you wrote in Notepad. Makes my heart ache.)
  • daniel(I love film) :-) 3y

    lovely mood !
  • Larissa 3y

    pretty pretty. love that light over the ocean and the darkness around it
  • öш 3y

    This is impressive! I like the minimalistic, yet intense art.
  • Adrian Baxter 3y

  • Just-a-Song 3y

    Ben Howard is so filling not long ago I almost put my camera down for a week just soaking his divine creations in. There seemed little else to be able to do. And then with more time, lyrics and lines began to seep in and lead a way to further creative interpretation. This is incredibly beautiful. Depth over distance... yes, I would think if I had to choose. Maybe...
    This image corresponds to the lyrics so beautifully.
  • Glen~P 3y

    Beautiful dramatic values in this image, Danielle. Well done.
  • {JO} 3y

    A beautiful pairing of imagery and words !
  • daisy jars 3y

    this image is so beautiful i felt like i had to take your word for the song you've paired it with. i adore the light and dark parts of the photo and would love to sit in that place for a few hours!
  • Tom 3y

    the sublime. you've only gone and captured it.
  • judy-chen 3y

  • {no rest for the wicked} 3y

    Stunning vision.
  • Vida Dimovska 3y

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