Saturday, October 06, 2007

"The Lamp in a Window"

The Lamp in my Window

"She left a lamp lit in the window,
To shine it's beacon soft and warm,
In case a stranger might be wandering,
Cold and hungry, far from home."

For some strange reason I find this one image very reminiscent of the Dickensian world. Must be my imagination running amok!!!!

35 comments:

ruth said...

Moi, the lamp is beautiful, the window is beautiful, the covering too. And I picture it being very beautiful as a beacon from outside, at night. You know, for some reason, I really needed this photo right now. That is a great lamp. I'm jealous.

I'll give you a farm if you'll give me the lamp, deal?

directriz said...

nice picture.

a-xpressions said...

Woww...what a wonderful shot Moi!
How could you achieve that texture on thar curtain?...its looking just beautiful...it could be one of the coverpages for charles dicken's novel..:))

Yaah...I too luv that LAMP, but now u already have deal with Ruth..:((

Yoda said...

Your imagination runs amok in Dickens' world???

Oh My God.

You wouldn't like to know the dredges my imagination dwells in! hahaha

Mike said...

I love this shot. Very simple and elegant. What a story it tells.

I also have enjoyed your shots of Tybee Island and especially the lighthouse. I have a thing for lighthouses also and have collected them of the ones I have visited.

Congratulations on your move to the West Coast. You will see some spectacular lighthouses there.

Take care,

Mike

RUTH said...

Fabulous photograph; you're lamp looks to be an exact twin of mine! I had to check my windowsill to make sure mine hadn't flown through cyberspace to your blog...lol
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Rx

Nikon said...

Beautiful shot, Moi - so simple & elegant!

Andrée said...

I don't think you are a photographer so much as an artist. There is a lot of depth of meaning in your photos. The textures are so superb, the lighting is wonderful. You motivate me to try new stuff.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is gorgeous and very evocative. The lighting is perfect and yes it is reminiscent of Dickinson.

Faye Pekas said...

This is beautiful Moi.. and a little sad.

bluemountainmama said...

moi... this picture just evokes stillness and peace! yes, very dickensish. :)

i absolutley adore this shot!

Still said...

What a beautiful interior scene. Thes colours are soft and so harmonious. Elegant one!

GMG said...

Great picture for a fantastic post!
Thanks for your comment on Blogtrotter. I was abroad last week on a unusual destination; I'll post on that one day...
For the time being, I'm still in Germany - Koblenz!
Have a great week!

a-xpressions said...

Best wishes for your thesis Moi!!...I am sure you will make a terrific presentation and impress your jury with your sincere work just the way you do here.

photowannabe said...

Well let your mind run amok...this is simple and simply beautiful. There is so much character in the shot.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Great photo!

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

Very beautiful - the light, the shade and the lamp.

joy said...

You are such a poet! I love this photo - but then again, I love all of your photos! May I borrow your camera? :D

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo.

joy
Your Love Coach

Steve Buser said...

Moi, you really captured a subtle shot here. The linen drape just spills its texture all over the photo. And I guess it is unintentional, but when your blog comes up on my screen, just the linen over the curtain appears. A photo with no subject. I found myself in a hurry to page down to find out what the photo was about. Beautiful stuff.

--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Mark said...

Hi Moi,
I'm not sure what is happening, but i have been leaving you comments and it would seem you are not getting them. I was using the computer at work so this may be the problem. However,what i said was that this picture is certainly one of youe best and you are certainly carving out a niche for yourself for this type of picture. You are able to capture the restfulness of the picture in a way I have not seen anyone else do.

I was also wondering did that bloke in church get back into his pew after sliding out....

Cheers Mark

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Moi,
I lamp to think of..... something, I think of you (wrote you on your other blog) I like always maysterious photo's essspcially when you use words like you did!

Take care Moi :)

I wish you all the best with your study etc.
(I leave wednesday 10th, to Italia, so when I do not comment you know why..)

Lori said...

A lovely photo, it looks almost like we are having a glimpse into the past. Or a movie set perhaps!

inspired said...

perfect ;]

annulla said...

Beautiful thought, skillfully illustrated. Have I ever mentioned how much I admire your work? I do, y'know. :)

Blather From Brooklyn

photowannabe said...

Moi, thanks for your comment on my blog. My hubby is really quite supportive of my picture taking. He has a lot of patience. I'm very thankful for this trait. I like your term of "old marriage" Yep, we are old...LOL..somedays older than others...

Sandrine said...

I love this picture... A beacon of days gone by... Beautiful!

JAM said...

A totally beautiful shot! I'm loving this one.

Catherine said...

Great shot Moi!
Love it! So peaceful!!
Nicely illustrated too, I have alway's liked that poem...
I can picture miss Emily Dickinson setting in front of that window writing...:)
Have a great week!
Super capture!
Cat

Cris said...

Beautiful lamp... your third eye (lenses) see poetry everywhere...

Juhi said...

very nice shot...the colors..texture of both the lamp and the windows have been captured beautifully

g said...

lovely :)

laurel said...

Wow Moi! This is beautiful!!

Chad Oneil said...

Very cool!

Kerri said...

Nothing at all wrong with your imagination. Very Dickensian indeed.
I wish I had your talent with the camera!

ZuiYanHong said...

very nice shot......
I like the background colour......