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Through a Glass Dimly


Through a Glass Dimly
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1995-05
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Minolta SRT-201
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-30 7:35
Viewed: 4006
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
+I was quietly waiting, on the California Zephyr, for the sun to go down. On a return to Ohio trip with one younger son, we went to help my mother through the grieving at the loss of my father a month prior. Here I was in the middle of Gods Country in the last part of Nevada, with my fathers old camera in my hand; one which I was not familiar with...and yet took pictures as a way of reflecting my moods as I too reflected upon my mothers last words to my father as he slowly passed on....

+Through a new part of the world to me, I was traveling east on the iron horse which brought Anglo-Saxons to the west coast in the 1800's. Along the same paths our Colonial ancestors took in wagons and on foot. And as I saw the glare on the window train, slightly bothering my clear view...I again thought of those words...

+"For now we see through a glass dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know as also I was fully known. Yet now remains faith, hope, love, These three; but the greatest of these is love."

+...and in 2005, 10 years later, they were mom's last words as she passed away.....I see those words in some of my photos...not sure why...it just happens sometimes.....for mom's ancestors were among those Colonialists who took this same road.... 125 years ago....

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What Dreams May Come. :)
Remember that movie.
This is like a scene. I love the watercolor effect. Beautiful!

Bob,

Awesome! Both words and picture.
Love the atmosphere created by the photographic effect and echoed by the words.

Gary

nice nature panorama. good almost abstract foreground colors and nice detail on the mountains.

Hello Bob,
All your shots make me think about life, what we lose and we gain and what balance stay on us for ever, my best bet is the memories,stay we us for ever, and your shots and notes
bring back that. TFS best regards/Lawhill

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-30 10:36]

Hi Bob,
Superlative shot. Love the green plains and the ragged mountains. Lovely light and shadow effect on the mountains and distant ones gfive so much depth to the shot. It looks surreal, just like a painting. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

You invest this landscape with a sense of American history, Bob, and pass on your own personal relationship with it through your touching note.
The picture is beautiful with a wonderful depth of view.
Best regards.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-05-31 15:11]

Hi Bob,
absolutely beautiful scene!
I love the white mountains behind the brown mountain.
Well done,
Joey

WHAT A GREAT, I mean, GREAT panoramic vista.
Your images are getting better and better.
Lovely notes. Very interesting stories.
THIS IS A PAINTING. MARVELOUS.
Your Canadian buddy,
Mario.

Those timeless words from I Corinthians 13 never fail to stir me, Bob. A soft -- perhaps intentionally so? -- and nonetheless vivid panoply of colors and textures. I like the intersecting lines of the mountain ranges and the long foreground. Well composed under obviously challenging shooting conditions, as your note explains.

The more I look at this photo, the more its title seems somehow apt. To borrow another classic turn of phrase that this makes me think of a bit: "There's a land that is fairer than day/and by faith we can see it afar...."

Peace be with you, Bob.

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