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"5 Days After."
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 11:55am, Jul 19
Culver City CA United States
6 Comments


My Vision of Peace
I found this 'still life' of a sort whilst driving around on The Lucerne Dry Lake Bed near Victorville, CA.
Was out on a bit of a 'photo road trip' to simply get out of Los Angeles and the fact that my relationship was failing and I had lost both parents within two months of each other.

This image was made 5 days after my Father passed. Still can't understand what it is about the mattress, craggy lake bed surface and majestic clouds that spoke to me but once I saw it all in the finder, an amazing sense of peace flowed over me. Some years later, this image STILL has the same effect on me to one degree or another.


Medium
Image capture (jpeg) was with a Canon Powershot Pro-1 camera.
Minor color correction and cropping in Adobe Photoshop.

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awaken2sun     6:12pm, Jul 19

awaken2sun

I get it. And I have to say that this is one of the most beautiful ugly mattresses I've ever seen.


ckay     7:11pm, Jul 20

ckay

I keep coming back to this image. I'm sure it's the combination of color as well as the image. I think this says peace in a universal way. If there's no peace in bed where can there be peace?


sorchae     12:46pm, Jul 22

sorchae

I love the story behind this one...the energy. It's amazing how certain things just GRAB our attention and they stick with us...always for a reason :)


eashots     10:42pm, Jul 27

eashots

I can not believe I am sitting here crying as I look at your photo. The story behind it is really touching as I too have lost my parents. The photo touches me because yes the mattress seems to have gone through hell yet it finds itself surrounded in such peaceful surroundings. I wish I was that mattress surrounded by peace, life can be so rough at times can't it. Lovely shot. Thank you for moving me.. as a photographer myself I hope to move others as you have moved me. Elizabeth


poorgood     10:21am, Aug 17

poorgood

we made our bed, now sleep in it. great shot. and clouds in the desert. that is probably the best part of the photo.


judith     2:56pm, Aug 18

judith

This says to me "after all is said and done, what's left?....what is our collective legacy to be?"


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