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She Walks Into Mine

"What would you say is a chance for two seed-heads which parachuted from the same world/dandelion to meet once again, Kathryn?"

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

She Walks Into Mine

"What would you say is a chance for two seed-heads which parachuted from the same world/dandelion to meet once again, Kathryn?"

“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

comments (25)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2009, 00:53
"I was informed you were the most beautiful woman ever to visit Casablanca. That was a gross understatement." smile

This is the most beautiful dandelion take ever posted on shutter, and I'm afraid it's a gross understatement. smile
Kathryn: What would you say are the chances that two people from different continents would surf into the same photoblog and have an intimate conversation with photographs, Viktor?
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2009, 01:04
...and thanks for choosing the white background. For some reason folks afraid of white backgrounds as if it's an infectious disease. smile
Kathryn: I've been vaccinated against the dreaded white background virus smile I think you have too!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Apr 2009, 02:51
Grab a Director...start working...looks like you already have the camera-work and the script-writing nailed!
Kathryn: Ray, a remake or remix starring Lauren DeSeedPod and Burt Landandelion? Oh that was bad!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Apr 2009, 03:03
Nice work with the tones, as usual!
Kathryn: Thank, Martin. Gosh talk about missing in action! How have you been?
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Apr 2009, 09:46
Nice idea - I love the notion of serendipity. This is a beautiful photograph of a scruffy old dandelion past its best. Much more satisfying than any number of perfect macro flower shots in saturated colour!
Kathryn: Past her prime, but so delicate and beautiful with that wild hair all aglow and her hips swaying.

Thanks much for your comment, Ingrid!
awesome processing
Kathryn: Thanks so much. Lightroom makes it nice and easy---well everything is easy when you know how, isn't it ;-)
A wonderful piece of art Kathryn! Well done indeed.
Kathryn: Thanks, Richard. Nice to know you like it that much.
Wonderful work ! Bravissimo maestra !
Kathryn: Danke sehr! Thanks much!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Apr 2009, 10:49
I love the shimmering, whirring, diffusing light- yes, annniedog is right- you have captured the gentleness and tenderness of the dandelion before flying out, meeting somebody..., passing by...
(I still need some time to think about your title and the second sentence -"gin joints", "she", but I have a presentiment what you wanted to express!)
Kathryn: Philine, the reference is to the movie Casablanca. A gin joint is another name for a bar.

Yes, that sweet little dandelion has an air of mystery and purity about her that give her beauty, but she also a hint of seductress to her as she stands there in the dim light, don't you think?
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 Apr 2009, 12:54
Kathryn: thanks much, vintage.
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Apr 2009, 13:19
max mood factor, beautiful peice of art Kathryn. mal
Kathryn: Max Mood Mal, thanks.
  • Richard Trim
  • back from weekend wanderings
  • 27 Apr 2009, 13:25
a great simmering shimmering slither of a declining flower head. Delightful in grey scale or whatever the technical term is. richard
Kathryn: From the moment we are born, we begin the process of decline--some of us shimmer and others of us fade into the background.
stunning image Kathrynsmile
Kathryn: smile Tim.
You played it for her, you can play it for it Sam

My favourite film!
Kathryn: a classic,'ve got taste!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Apr 2009, 17:31
What is the chance?

Amazing things happen and has also happened to me. I stopped trying to do the arithmetic and decided to enjoy when it happens.

I seldom do a white background, only when I think it will work for the picture. But then they have these buttons on top - you don't like the one, choose the other smile Oh yes, and that Lauren DeSeedPod doesn't sound so pure wink
Kathryn: Louis, we simply can't calculate or predict everything can we. Sometimes we just have to believe that happenstance has a place in our lives too...and then enough to let go and enjoy it. You are so right!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Apr 2009, 20:16
erm.....erm....I know somebody in the USA and I know somebody in the Netherlands.......I know it is a chance in a million, but why not?????
Stranger things happened and I learned to say....never say never...wink
This i a fabulous picture, just fabulous. a likey to me.
Kathryn: a chance in a million...sounds like fantastic odds to me, Astrid!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Apr 2009, 20:27
Oh yes, "Casablanca"! How could I forget?- „Schau mir in die Augen, Kleines!“ („Here's looking at you, kid“.) Great in which charming way VZ and you have given a deeper and sentimental meaning to this pic by this film- qotations!
I often reflect about accident, coincidence, chances... or destiny, fate.... but I read "Zufall ist, was uns zufällt", only because we are ready and open for those determined, but unexpected experiences!
I read your reply to anniedog, yes, your interpretation of the "she" might be right- why not? I think your photographic skills do help her real chances...!
Kathryn: Yes, education I think that is called "the zone of proximal development" --ready and willingness to new ideas and learning.

Oh my photographic skills are not as refined as my creative skills smile
A beauty Kathryn, I like the contrasty look as well as the subject.
Kathryn: Thanks so much, Nigel!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 27 Apr 2009, 22:51
This really is magnificent, Kathryn, and deserves all the accolades received.

I like what Louis said about that button at the top that lets you change the background color. For me, the white background often is blinding, depending on what time of the day I look. (It's an effect of when I had polio as a child, believe it or not!) Right now, it's not bothering me, so I have found this at a good time, thankfully!
Kathryn: Thanks, Ginnie.

Oh I've never seen that button because I am a Mac user and I use an alternative browser..but I am of the live and let live whatever floats your boat.
Nce BW flower and good border // I love it // Regards from Yogyakarta City, Indonesia //
Kathryn: Thanks so much, Bram. And greetings from Germany!
A very poetical photograph from a very poetical person.
Kathryn: ;-) the world is my muse
We were all seeds at one time Kathryn...Lovely shot.
Lovely capture.
i love that movie!
  • K.A.
  • S.A.
  • 8 Jun 2009, 10:18
hi kathryn..i see that you finally found the 'similar but not the same' uh? wink

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