Dyin’ Alone

thou shalt not fear the lonesome life;
to fear livin’ alone
is a life not for livin’

and thou shalt not fear the lonesome death;
to fear dyin’ alone
is a death not for dyin’

so say with me, repeat these lines;
the shade may hide you 

the light may guide you
the love may blind you
the heart may bind you

but at the falling of the darkened veil
forgive and forget what has been
and know that irregard of friend or foe
everyone dies alone

Location: Loch Lomond, Trossachs National Park, Scotland

© Donald Cameron 2009

This image was featured on the Redbubble homepage,
Friday 5th June 2009

For Alice
I’m dedicating this image to Alice Oates who suggested I enter this in the Loch Lomond challenge in the UK National Parks group. I promised if it won I’d dedicate the image to her, and indeed it went on to win, so this is for you Alice :)

Pay It Forward
I was also delighted to hear that his image was nominated for the prestigious Pay it Forward group by Alice Oates (above). Each person is allowed to nominate their absolute favorite work created by someone else on Redbubble – and they are only allowed to choose one, so it’s a huge honour to be selected. Thanks a million Alice!…

”I would like to nominate Dyin’ Alone by Donald Cameron because, as you can see in his description, he went ahead with his promise that he’d dedicate the image to me if he won a challenge I suggested he enter. Also, I think it’s a fantastic image in itself, and deserved said win.”

This image has now passed 8,000+ views. A big thank you to everyone who has commented, faved and featured it so far :)

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  • Terry Mooney
    Terry Mooneyover 5 years ago

    stunning piece of work Donald.

  • Thanks a lot Terry, appreciated.

    – Donald Cameron

  • funkybunch
    funkybunchover 5 years ago

    great image

  • Many thanks

    – Donald Cameron

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Great shot Donald, lovely composition and perfect b&w processing!!

  • Cheers for the feedback. You can’t tell from the image but I took this in lashing rain under an umbrella, luckily this was the only shot that didn’t have rainspots on the lens.

    – Donald Cameron

  • marshall calvert  IPA
    marshall calve...over 5 years ago

    what a loverly sentiment , and the strength off this tree over powers the wonderful hill all around to me it’s the watcher of the loch, great work Donald

  • Interesting to hear other people’s take on it, I like the idea of “the watcher of the loch”. Thanks Marshall.

    – Donald Cameron

  • pgresham
    pgreshamover 5 years ago

    Excellent work.

  • Thank you Philip.

    – Donald Cameron

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Laurie.

    – Donald Cameron

  • Kamelia
    Kameliaover 5 years ago

    Title and the photo are great

  • Glad you like them Kamelia

    – Donald Cameron

  • Andrew Woodman
    Andrew Woodmanover 5 years ago

    Brilliant piece.Works perfect as a B/W.

  • Thanks very much for your feedback.

    – Donald Cameron

  • Blake  Mckenzie
    Blake Mckenzieover 5 years ago

    very stunning and thought provoking image. fantastic work

  • Cheers Blake, the lyrics to the song in the description immediately came to mind when I saw the tree, and it was a dark miserable day so it really seemed to fit. Glad you like it.

    – Donald Cameron

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 5 years ago

    Stunning image. Well done.


  • Thanks very much DebraLee

    – Donald Cameron

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