Solitude is a state of being alone without feeling lonely. Solitude is something I crave and find uplifting and relaxing – a state which, to me at least, is almost akin to meditation. The freedom to think or not – the freedom to just be. The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge theme is about solitude and hence this outburst 😉
Anyway, hunting through my archives, I found this picture which seemed to fit the bill. Fooling around with the photo, I was reminded of a discussion I had with Ravens regarding BW and color photographs.
I thought I had interesting results with this photo.
Doesn’t this picture evoke a sense of loneliness and despair? Of waiting? If only someone would come and say hello?
Yet, doesn’t this scene speaks of utter contentment and relaxation? It is as if the bench is soaking up the sunshine and a few brief moments of blissful respite from the burdens that he knows are sure to come his way all too soon.
I wonder if you agree with me? Or am I being too fanciful? Do let me know which one you like better. I would love to know about your thoughts on the matter…
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