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Some Inspire Words More Than Others


Last weeks image to get people writing seemed to be a bit of a hit, so I thought I would try it again and I was asked if I would do it more often.  I don’t know if I will do it every week, but I will try and do it more often.  So today I have something completely different for you.

This is something I photographed last week.  I was trying something with my daughter and I like the look and think there is potential there, and I have other photos that I want to work on.  I have done one like this for a long time and it was nice to plan a photo shoot like this again.

Last week lots of people responded to the photo that I posted and again, today, I invite you to do the same to this one.  Make of it as you will.

Leave links or the poems in the comments section here so others can share what you have written.  If you are reading what someone has written and like it or want to say something, that would be fantastic as well.

If you missed all the great poems and stories  then here is a link to the post last week, A Photo That Inspires Words.  I said I would put the links here, but there were so many and I really didn’t think it through, so from now on when I do these, just leave them here in the comments section.

Get those fingers moving.  I hope you find some inspiration.

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  1. firstfloorphoto #

    Reblogged this on Life at the First Floor and commented:
    Eerie and super creepy

    June 26, 2014
  2. Whoa, love the photo! Like a vivid nightmare apparition. Would love to do staged photography in the future myself! Great way to inspire writers! Here’s my spiel.

    Wander in wonder through unkempt grass
    Roam a familiar countryside again
    Adorned in grave cloth of white lace

    Listless bones and empty, pretty head
    Ginger locks drop from it
    Along the trail recalled of a life past

    Broken heart and cracked lung so still
    Dancing, plague-black silhouettes
    Towards no end at all

    June 26, 2014
  3. Walking Dead 😊

    June 26, 2014
  4. Absolutely wonderful, Leanne, this really gets up and hits me! Adrian

    June 26, 2014
  5. I really love this editing style, Leanne. It’s so mysterious and kind of scary

    June 26, 2014
    • It has been a while since I did any of this, but I love it too, must do more. Thank you.

      June 26, 2014
  6. This is a weird atmosphere, well done !

    June 26, 2014
  7. Perhaps if we could see the wraiths of the Salem witches they would look like this–in a shadow of their death agony, desperate in their innocence, hesitating between earth and the hereafter in an appeal of their conviction.

    June 26, 2014
    • Yes, maybe they would, I’ve always been intrigued by them. I like your vision, fantastic, thank you.

      June 26, 2014
  8. Leanne, this is truly creepy…it’s the eyes that do it. Reminds me of a nightmare I once had….

    June 26, 2014
    • Oh yes, I like that creepy feel, I hope it doesn’t bring the nightmare back.

      June 26, 2014
      • Oh, I wouldn’t think so…it was at a different time in my life….

        June 26, 2014
      • That is good, I wouldn’t like to be responsible for any nightmares.

        June 26, 2014
      • :)

        June 26, 2014
  9. Awesome photo!!!

    June 26, 2014
  10. johnholding #

    Bide a while with me
    as I regale my tale
    of woe, no betrayal.

    He was my troth
    so keen to enjoin
    until fate ruined.

    I sought solace
    down by the river.

    I slipped into
    repose brought on,

    By the soul sapping
    enervating remorse
    grief delivers

    Deep repose
    undisturbed by
    the lap of waters rising.

    Until too late
    sodden clothe
    drags deep.

    Now I haunt
    these lonely banks
    forever seeking

    That which is lost.
    Stay with me.
    I see the river rising.

    June 26, 2014
  11. Terrific photo! She must love it ;)

    June 26, 2014
    • Thank you Marie, I think she does, you can never quite tell. :)

      June 27, 2014
  12. There is something very haunting and mysterious about this one Leanne. Great photograph!

    June 26, 2014
  13. Seriously, you need to stop posting fabulous photos, cause just can’t help myself. :D I wrote this crazy stupid poem “My Zombie Bleeding Heart” and again, I blame it all on you. xoxo

    June 26, 2014
    • Now now, do you really think you can blame me, haha, brilliant, thank you.

      June 27, 2014
  14. Leanne, this image pulled me into its drama and possible stories. I’m sure that you’ll get to good response.

    June 26, 2014
    • That is wonderful to hear Sally, some of the responses have been wonderful. Thank you.

      June 27, 2014
  15. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez #

    Your daughter is beautiful but the eyes are creepy! With her head tilted just so she bears a striking resemblance to zombies from my worst dreams and best movies. When my kids were young, the older daughter and I tilted our heads like this and walked toward the other daughter – she would freak out! The memory makes me laugh even now. :D <3

    June 26, 2014
    • That’s great Jackie,just what I was going for. I liked how creepy her eyes are. I am glad the photo brought back the memory, just great Jackie. thank you. :D

      June 27, 2014
  16. It was then that Pauline realized that wrestling with a pig just before the Valentine’s Day dance was not the smartest thing she had ever done.

    June 26, 2014
  17. Whoooo nice creepy shot

    June 27, 2014
  18. Photographers usually express their emotions through their images….I wonder what you are saying here Leanne. As for me, I find this something I squint at…wondering what emotion it evokes in me. I feel helpless when I view this and not in control. Wonderful image!

    June 27, 2014
    • I don’t think anyone really wants to know LOL, do you think I am starting to show people how perverse my mind is? Thank you Laura, I do think we express our emotions through our images.

      June 27, 2014
  19. PS: Love the photo leanne!!! Daughters can be zombies too!!

    June 27, 2014
    • They can be, she was doing a good job of it, I have some other photos from the same shoot, but haven’t had a chance to process them yet. Thanks

      June 27, 2014
  20. I’m wondering how your daughter reacted to her rendering – or if you had any reservations at going “dark” with her image. I do like the treatment.

    June 27, 2014
    • No not at all Robert, she saw the image, she told me when it was enough, I think she much prefers images like this rather than ones of her looking pretty.

      June 27, 2014
  21. What a great creepy-beautiful image! And it resulted in great writings!

    June 27, 2014
    • It is fantastic reading what people have written, glad you enjoyed it Tiny, thank you.

      June 27, 2014
  22. You have a beautiful mind. Love seeing it through your art.

    June 27, 2014
  23. Cool!
    Really well done!

    June 27, 2014
  24. oooohhh….. zombies – are you playing into my dark side on purpose Leanne/ LOL!!

    June 27, 2014
    • That’s great Dawn, I like the dark side too, LOL

      June 28, 2014
  25. Tormented wraith in haunted scene
    Head on side, where rope had been …

    June 29, 2014
    • There is a dead tree behind her and I have to admit that her hanging is what came to my mind, or the idea of it.

      June 29, 2014
      • It certainly suggests it!

        June 29, 2014
      • I think you are the only person who thought it as well.

        June 29, 2014
  26. Great shot ^^. Specially like the cotrast and colors. Gives a feeling of nastyness. Would love to start making these genre kind of pictures aswell. Been thinking about it a lot but didn’t have enough time yet.

    June 29, 2014
    • Thank you. I like that feeling, a feeling of forlorn, or something like that. They are a lot of fun to do, though does take some planning and organising, but if you want to try it, you should, it can be so rewarding.

      June 30, 2014
  27. Spooky!

    June 30, 2014

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