Lament by Craig Shillington
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There is a long story behind this photo. A time, when I think about it, brought a lot of sadness to me. Things past cannot be changed, but we can learn heaps from the experiences. Yes I lamented and I learned a great deal.


*^Today there was a tragedy
Underneath the bridge
A man walked
Cold and blue
Into La Ment
The sky coloured perfect
As the man slipped away
Waving with a last vanilla smile
Somewhere at a table
Two drowned fools
Smoking
Drinking water as they talked
Of how they loved our lady
And oh the smell as candles die

One more ice cream river body
Flowed underneath the bridge
Underneath the bridge^*


The Cure



Comments

  • Andrew Bosman
    Andrew Bosmanalmost 8 years ago

    Another stunner Craig. These shots facing the sun are really difficult to get right, but you’ve done a fine job here. Well done.

  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadealmost 8 years ago

    so poignant – beautiful photo. very sad.

  • Ants
    Antsalmost 8 years ago

    !!!!! another standout!

  • fringefoto
    fringefotoalmost 8 years ago

    very sad indeed – means its a good shot for me. You have some stunning skies over your part of the world. I can see you getting another “Sale!” out of this one, hope you do it’s spot on.

    PS do you know whether the tree suffered old age or some sort of lightening strike. Just a little aside thats all.

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondalmost 8 years ago

    What a fab find. Nice shot Craig

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryoralmost 8 years ago

    Beautiful shot Craig. Amazing sky what a great find with the perfect tree and a perfect sky as well. Lovely.

  • Craig Shillington
    Craig Shillingtonalmost 8 years ago

    Thank you Andrew :) I have to admit I had this one tucked right at the start of my portfolio with a few comments on it, but wanted to show it off again as it’s one of my own fav photos. I am sorry to those that commented on this work early on. I wish there was some way to move those comments with the photos in RB.

  • Craig Shillington
    Craig Shillingtonalmost 8 years ago

    Thank you Anne {{{hugs}}} The Cure Song that this goes with is very moving too. But alas I cannot find a link to either a video of it, or even the song itself as an audio. I do have a link of a group doing a cover of this particular song … but it’s a female lead singer and she doesn’t do the best of jobs with it … it’s too fast. If anyone is interested I will add the link to that video.

  • Craig Shillington
    Craig Shillingtonalmost 8 years ago

    VBS WOW!! Thanks Ants :) :) VBS I put your drawing of the wreck in my JE update for great works without many comments. I hope it gets heaps more recognition for you :)

  • transmute
    transmutealmost 8 years ago

    Now this is a ripper Craig, wispy sky, great silhoutted trees and that sparkle of eternal light shining through. It’s more rapture than Lament…


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