Discussion in 'General' started by Pete Askew, May 9, 2019.

  1. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    This was taken in the meditational area of a Monastery in Switzerland which had an amazingly tranquil feel to it. So I decided that what it needed was a hint of menace! I was trying to get to a point where the building surrounding this orchard felt like a sanctuary from the real world. Not sure I have managed it yet though.


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  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Works for me. The way the trees are leaning in and towards the building provide a sense of encroachment. I get the feeling if that you look away or blink, they will edge a little closer. The real world has shadows, but the contemplative world does not - judging from this image.

    Good one, Pete.
    Last edited: May 30, 2019
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Thanks, Rob. I was aiming for a kind of dark woods feel with the tree holding one back from sanctuary.
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  4. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Just to be awkward, that does have an air of menace to me, but the other way round. The dark woods looks mysterious and interesting, the whitewashed walls remind me of an old assylum. I would long to escape into the woods!

    Well, what do you expect from a tree-hugger. :D
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  5. Steve Boykin

    Steve Boykin Well-Known Member

    I will definitely agree with the treatment. Super!!!!!
  6. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

  7. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    I picture Van Gogh inside painting madly and harming various body parts. Other than that it doesn’t look menacing at all.
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  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Damn. I failed! :(

    I wondered where all those ears had come from!

    Thanks, Brian.
  9. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    I think a topless nun in the window would finish it off nicely - but that's just me going off on a tangent! :D

    Has a Midwich Cuckoos feel to it Pete - very nice and creepy
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  10. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I did ask, Chris,but they'd all been booked by some bloke in California! ;)

    Thanks. It did have a very interesting feel.
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  11. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    guilty as charged melud
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