now it’s just another lonely day

It wouldn’t have worked out any way

So now it’s just another lonely day

Further along we just may

But for now it’s just another lonely day

 

Ben Harper - Another lonely day

 

Something about the swing just said loneliness to me.

 

Ive taken more than one photograph of abandoned playgrounds, they seem so lonely and empty when there are no children around, full of potential yet...

 

And the image is also more than that to me - I didnt realise it but im shooting a lot of these subjects lately, someone pointed it out today and theyre right - perhaps its inner turmoil - my wife and I have spent over 3 years waiting, hoping and praying to be able to adopt a child now - thats 3 years waiting to make the list not waiting for a child - if we get to the list its lilkely going to be another 3 years.

 

This image says a lot about hopes and dreams and wishes to me as well, i guess im shooting these because of the inner turmoil perhaps. There really is no way to explain this stuff to people with normal lives, its not something most people thankfully have the reference points to understand.

 

Ania, Нugo and 17 more people faved this
  • Beebo Wallace 9y

    The details are great and the DOF is spot on!

    Score 10/10 (from the Score Me!
    group)
  • hipcat 9y

    Great. Detail, B&W, DOF, the feel of the photo.

    Score 9/10 (from the Score Me! group)
  • Joe 9y

    Saw this on interestingness.

    Currently can be found on
    flickr.com/explore/interesting/2006/03/19/page16/
  • Kyril Negoda 9y

    Consider adding it to the Bokeh: Smooth & Silky pool. Thanks!
  • Phuong Nguyen 9y

    i'd love to see it swinging a bit!!! congrats on INTERESTINGNESS! :D

    as you advised, im more and more into BW now! thank you very veyr mcuh!!!
  • Yárret 9y

    Buenísima.
  • monkeyc.net 9y

    If it was swinging then the loneliness wuldnt work to my mind, as in someone had just been using it. Like this its abandoned.. lonely.. waiting.

    This image is also an anlogy for something else close to me in a way, my wife and I have spent over 3 years waiting for adoption now, the swing says a lot about hopes and dreams and wishes to me.
  • Domain Barnyard 9y

    I love the shot, and it's made a dramatic blk/wht! Your message is touching, and I wish you all the best with your waiting effort.
  • Sarah Macmillan 9y

    To me it looks as if it is slightly moving, maybe caught by the wind. It is so clear, crisp and lonely. Nice tonal variety, what BW should be like, you have caught the mood very well.


    From the MiRea's Realm Group, you are given a 6.5/7 ranking.
  • Phuong Nguyen 9y

    what a sad story. your story is much sadder than every single photo of mine! :(

    i really hope you will have good news soon!!! and then, it would swing! :D
  • alex vinter 9y

    It seems like everyone has a empty swing, I love the symbolism and the possibility that it was an unconcious photo, taken from the heart. Good luck.

    From the MiRea's Realm Group, you are given a 6/7 ranking.
  • Guillaume Carels 9y

    From the MiRea's Realm Group, you are given a 6/7 ranking.
    well done on the detail, and story.
  • Amir S. 9y

    A very nice shot that suits the poetry. A bit to empty but all in all a nice photo.

    From the MiRea's Realm Group, you are given a 5.5/7 ranking.
  • jessi. 9y

    Great b&w, love the dof and the contrast.

    From the MiRea's Realm Group, you are given a 5.5/7 ranking.
  • faria! 9y

    I dont feel loneliness, rather happy memories of long ago days. But I see your point of view after reading your caption. The tight crop is great as it focuses my attention on the empty swing and what it conveys.

    From the MiRea's Realm Group, you are given a 6/7 ranking.
  • freefall5001 9y

    Hey Monkeyc, yeah i never get to see my kids much so this shot hits the heart for me. well done i like it. looks like agreat B/W, like the shiny parts too. nice DOF.

    seems like it would be kool to see it shot vertical so there is more chain to go with the chair.

    MiRea's Realm group 5.5/7.
  • Astrid Claessen 9y

    Congratulations!

    Ditching the highest and lowest score you get a total of 29 out of 35 in the MiRea's Realm Group.

    You are invited to post your pic in MiRea's Realm Upper Chamber
  • tijs_salvatore 9y

    This is a nice one!

    Idea:Why don't you send this pic to the new Flickr group:
    LONELY OBJECTS?

    www.flickr.com/groups/lonely-objects/

    greetings,

    Tijs
  • Christina Buckley 9y

    love this! perfect title.
  • Aurinko Sunshine 7y

    :)
    would you like to join my pool?
    its called lonely empty places
    www.flickr.com/groups/lonelyandempty/

    please drop by
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