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Aug 06, 2019 18:13 |  #571

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Aug 08, 2019 12:39 |  #572

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aezoss saw subject. This young girl with the skin problem seemed very reserved. She seemed isolated from the other children, but yet still part of the group.

Yes, all that comes through very well, and the girl isn't looking at whatever holds the attention of all the others, but the shot doesn't make me, the viewer, feel alone, which I believe is the theme of the thread. That's why I questioned its placement here.


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Aug 08, 2019 13:39 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #573

Yes, I probably should have posted it elsewhere. But, for me, the image provokes a strong sense of loneliness. Call me weird. -?


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Aug 08, 2019 15:11 |  #574

Intheswamp wrote in post #18907078 (external link)
... the image provokes a strong sense of loneliness.

I happen to agree with you.




  
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Aug 08, 2019 16:39 |  #575

I think it's a pretty good image, but for me it doesn't invoke too much of a sense of loneliness on it's own, knowing the story behind what you saw before the shot makes more sense, but for me it doesn't come through clearly in the image.


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Aug 08, 2019 16:53 |  #576

This thread is about shots that make you feel alone - the title doesn't mention loneliness. They are two very different things IMO.


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Aug 08, 2019 17:45 as a reply to  @ backn4th's post |  #577

Definitely makes you feel alone!




  
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Aug 08, 2019 19:15 |  #578

Intheswamp wrote in post #18907078 (external link)
Yes, I probably should have posted it elsewhere. But, for me, the image provokes a strong sense of loneliness. Call me weird. -?

Will it be all right with you if I just call you empathic, because I think that's what's going on?

Here's the distinction. Some images that reveal an emotional state arouse the same emotion in me, and others don't. A picture of someone being hateful, let's say it's a bully throwing rocks at a child, doesn't make me feel like a mean, angry person. I might react instead with horror and disgust. A picture of a loving couple doesn't make me feel more loving; it's more like "How sweet!" High-fives among the winning team after a game: I can see that they're proud, but I don't feel pride in their success.

Other emotions in pictures of strangers are more contagious. One is joy. A kids' party with great big excited smiles can leak cheerfulness into me. A sweaty, exhausted marathoner struggling to keep running: I might participate somewhat in that person's determination.

Most images in this thread don't actually make me feel alone, although many convey solitude. It seems to me that creating an image that will make a viewer feel like the person in the image isn't easy at all.


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Aug 08, 2019 19:26 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #579

Thanks for the distinction! You make me think. I never feel lonely but I can feel solitude deeply and feel good about it.




  
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Aug 08, 2019 19:37 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #580

Thanks, everybody for the comments. I appreciate them all.

OhLook, I understand completely where you are coming from. It is interesting that you mentioned empathy. I had struggled on whether to use that connection in my previous reply. For me, looking at the girl, I found myself feeling alone...for her. So yes, empathy definitely is weaving through the emotions/feelings for me.

But, by the title of the thread, I take it that the images should be those that make "you", the poster, feel alone. Not necessarily the viewer.

It's all good. I love the brain/heart pickings. :-)


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Aug 08, 2019 19:43 as a reply to  @ Intheswamp's post |  #581

I beg for absolution. Probably the best I can do is to try to make you feel lonely.




  
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Aug 08, 2019 20:40 |  #582

AnnieMacD wrote in post #18907188 (external link)
This thread is about shots that make you feel alone - the title doesn't mention loneliness. They are two very different things IMO.

The TS made it pretty clear what his intentions were for this thread in his second post...

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Come on i bet half the pictures we take reflect some kind of loneliness.


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Aug 11, 2019 11:14 |  #584

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Aug 11, 2019 11:25 |  #585

These 2 from my recent trip to Australia definitely made me feel alone but in a very good way.


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