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Monday, 16 November 2015

PEACE. (16/11/15)

I haven't posted for a few days as I have not had anything to say that could begin to describe my horror at recent events. I still haven’t anything constructive to contribute and sadly from all I’ve read neither has anyone else.

I wish for peace.

PEACE.

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40 comments:

  1. You are right. Our hearts are broken for the people of France. This photograph reimnds me of the 3 crosses on the hill where Jesus hang in the middle one. He alone can bring Peace to everyone even in these dreadful times.

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    1. God(Jesus)......Allah...........PEACE!.....hhmmmmm?????

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    2. Margaret, I think that Jesus is half the problem and he has had little to do with peace despite having had a couple of thousand years to make a difference. You should know that better than most.

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    3. Adrian, your answer to Margaret is like saying that Anne Frank is half the problem in World War II. Sorry, no offense intended, that's just the way it struck me.

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    4. Bob, I was very naive when I posted this image. I never guessed it would be used as an excuse for Christians to bang the drum.

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    5. Adrian, I don't need an excuse to bang any of my drums, but no doubt you knew that you would more than likely get the reaction you did. You don't have to be a Christian to see the imagery in your photo, as I am sure you did.

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    6. Gary I saw subtle light on the winter barley. You can make of an image what you will but I don't see anything remotely resembling the crucifixion. I see a peaceful scene not a horrific one.

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  2. A wish we would all like to hold and believe in Adrian, but sadly, with the way things seem to be slowly escalating the phrase 'not in my lifetime' seems to be the most poignant....[;o(

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    1. Trevor sadly I suspect you are right. I can see no end to it and suspect that drone strikes are counter productive.

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  3. I'm afraid us humans will never learn
    to just get along. Simplistic but true.

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    1. Laura, most of us do get along fine. There are a great number of vested interests trying to make sure that we don't. The religious factions and the arms industry being but two of them.

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  4. I think you have been outed Adrian. I saw the same as Margaret, and a beautiful photograph indeed. I think you also saw what we saw, and associated it with peace. As for the problems escalating in the world. I don't think military action will solve it. The only way to fight radicalism is to change people's way of thinking. Drone strikes will certainly only shake the hornets nest so to speak.

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    1. Gary, I saw a scene that was peaceful. You make of it what you will but I suspect Calgary was neither a peaceful nor pleasant place to be. Had I known that three trees would provoke this reaction I would have Photoshopped in a couple more or deleted one.

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    2. Calgary is in Alberta, Canada. You mean Calvary, I think.

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    3. Bob, before that it was on Mull but yes I do mean Calvary.

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  5. You've chosen an awesome photo for your topic. These issues are much more complicated than we think.

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  6. I totally agree. I too simply wish for peace.

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    1. Linda, Beirut then Paris and not long ago Turkey. Things seem to be escalating. I wish I knew the answer.

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  7. Adrian I am at one with you on this topic. The implications for the generations to come don't bear thinking about.

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    1. Graham, it is very depressing. I expect things will get worse as there seems little anyone can do.

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  8. The Meaning of any image is in the eye of the beholder, I think. Sometimes we (as photographers, writers, artists, whatever) take for granted that others will see the same as we do ourselves - but there's never any guarantee for that. I think it was at a creative writing course I attended (once upon a time) that the teacher said that once a text is published (and it goes for images as well, I'm sure), the interpretation no longer belongs to the author but to the reader... Be proud that you managed to produce an image that "speaks" to people, even if there may be variations in how we see it.

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    1. Monica, yes I agree that art or photography is subjective. Three is a nice number and is often reflected in images. I let them make of the trees what they will but point out that I didn't see them as a religious symbol.

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    2. As of course you're entitled to do do, it being your photo and your blog. I might have added, btw, that I did not connect it with any religious symbolism either - until I read the comment that did, and then I can see that too. Without any words at all attached, though, I think my own thoughts would probably have gone towards those trees seeking each other's company in the wide open space.

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    3. Monica, no problem with me but I was surprised that it was interpreted that way.It takes a special person to mistake three trees for a crucifixion scene.

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  9. all i see is a good looking landscape photo, no hidden meanings.

    peter

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  10. I looked at the image and saw a peaceful scene. It never occurred to me that it carried religious overtones. People wish to se what they wish to see.

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    1. John, it could have been much worse. I had to remove a flock of crows.

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  11. Amen to that, Adrian. There is nothing else anyone can say. Thank you.

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  12. That's about as peaceful and lovely a shot as I've seen. Well done.

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    1. High praise Bill.......you have seen and taken plenty to compare it with.

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  13. My sentiments exactly, Adrian. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Kathleen, I'll do my best.

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  14. Great image. I didn't see what others saw but hey ho it's a sad and increasingly aggressive and destructive world in which we live, peace? Not in our life time I'm afraid

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    1. Douglas, I am afraid that I agree. I did think that after Vietnam there was a chance but have now realised there is too much vested interest in keeping war machines going and if you let boys loose with toys they will use them.

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  15. I was wondering how the Islamic Scrotes will view the defiant and united singing of "Le Marseillaise" at Wembley tonight. I doubt that they will be contemplating peaceful things.

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    1. YP, I will be surprised if they hear it. I don't know the words and will be surprised if the supporters do. I don't know the words to anything but the first verse of our Anthem. The second verse is something to do with letting her raid Harrods. I ought to look it up as I do remember a grand bit about giving the Scots a hammering.

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