Sofia says “So, for this week, I challenge you and myself to think of mood, how to convey and create an emotional reaction to your shot.”
So without further ado, as I’m late with this, here are a few mood-evoking images:
Sorrow..abandoned places . Spinalonga, shown here was the first place where I felt a palpable sense of those who were there before me, and a very heavy sadness.
Linked to Lens Artists at Sofia’s here
Shadow play always works to evoke mood
Presumably you are referring to the first two….thanks, Ritva
Many different moods nicely conveyed, Sue.
Best wishes, Pete.
Glad you liked these, Pete!
Your photos provoke wonderful moods. 😀 😀
A great showcase to illustrate moods we’re all familiar with.
Many thanks, Margaret
Love the first one, Sue, and the tulips certainly made me happy 🤗💟
Love the ruins and poppies as a comparison 😉
Thanks, Brian! Talking of ruins and poppies, I have an image, somewhere, of the ruins of Villa Adriana in Lazio with poppies in the foreground….
Of course you would 🙂
Excellent choices, Sue. I love the first one and also the one with the children, great shots, both of them
Many thanks, Sofia! That first one is a favourite of min taken in 1987 on slide film
The first one definitely says desolation to me, the same feeling as I get in abandoned highland villages. And the man leaning on the tomb seems so sad. Definitely a good idea to end with the happy ones!
I would agree, I realised it would be best if I closed on a happy note! Have you ever shown images from abandoned highland villages?
Yes, a few times. Here’s one on the north coast.
And this one’s on Lewis and could only be approached on foot or by sea. No road!
Oh, so none with Signs of relatively recent habitation, then?
There are lots of abandoned 19C clearance villages. Can’t think of any more recent.
Ah, OK. I was talking to someone at a local photography society who were doing an exhibition and there were a few images of abandoned houses in the Highlands and Islands
Like this one? (Lewis). Probably easier to just abandon than demolish! I suppose I was thinking more of whole villages.
I have an old brass pot which has been mended several times and every time I handle it I feel the history in it. I’ve not thought that way about abandoned places or cemeteries for some reason, but the way you explained it I now see that the appeal is both the peacefulness and the sadness. Lovely post.
Thanks! Pleased you liked this post