I took this photo yesterday. The footpath we were following winds through an old farmyard, everywhere rustic dereliction. Being nosy, I had to peer in through the barn window. This shot was taken through a spider’s web, and is admittedly rather weird. My first thought is some kind of time warp or threshold. So if it inspires any of you to create a piece of poetry or prose, please feel free to link back here so I can read what you’ve come up with. No rush.
Many thanks to bloggers for their fun responses. So nice of you to play along:
T N Kerr A Very Special Birthday
Sandra Conner Beyond the Web
Gerry Sneak the Spider
53 thoughts on “Through A Web Darkly ~ Inside The Old Barn”
Weird or unique? I think it’s a one of kind shot and the web adds to the feeling of time’s destruction.
Oh Il like that interpretation re time’s destruction, GP.
I don’t know what post processing you have done here Tish, but I like it. And getting the shot through the web gives it that feeling of neglect. ( cobwebs are not unique to an old place, as well I know, ahem… )
Know what you mean on the cobweb front. As to post processing, I just fiddled about a bit in windows picture gallery – with contrast and brightness and the histogram thingy. I was trying to get the web to show up as much as poss. which then led to other effects as it usually does. Oh the time one wastes playing…
…but a whole lot of fun 😀
Tell me, were you inspired with this title from the Stones album, Through the Past Darkly?
Nope. Don’t know that album, though sounds like a good match for this thought process.
Was a greatest hits album from way back when.
I used to own Around and Around, and Aftermath…
Tish, what a wonderful idea. It looks great.
Is it prompting any writing notions though? 🙂
Could I use your brilliant photo for my lazy poet’s Thursday if I credit you and link back? Please say no if you’d rather I didn’t?
Absolutely, Gilly. Go ahead. Good to shake up the creative impulses where ever they are willing to be shaken 🙂
Thanks, hoping you’d say yes I’ve just written a tanka!
“Rustic dereliction” is one of the great pleasures of my life – as is what you do with photos. Is it a huge web or tiny pots?
Ah-ha! Now that would be telling, Meg.
Agree with GP Cox……
Unique and ….MEMENTO MORI
I picture a huge spider peering in at fairy gardeners doing some potting in their teeny, tiny pots. Seeing the spider they squeal in terror and rush away, scattering the pots in their haste…
Oh, YOU! That’s too funny, Pauline.
I like this. Could definitely be inspired to spin a few creative webs…. !
Go for it! 🙂
Your writing is really engaging Tish and the photo intriguing. A creative web indeed.
Great photo idea. So creative. I’ll see what I can come up with in words to match it.
Okay, Tish, here’s my story inspired by your photo:
Thanks a lot, Sandra. Great to have your take on this. Can you change me to ‘Farrell’ though. Cheers.
Oooops. I didn’t even notice that mistake. I’m sorry about that.
Got it corrected. Thanks for telling me.
I can tell you, Tish, that even the photo is really good, there will be no link coming from me :P. I can’t think poetry
Doesn’t have to be poetry – prose will do.
You have heard the joke about the pupil who when asked to write an essay about a football game wrote it rained, no game that would be me.
If you allow me, in primary and secondary school we had to write essays in English and Kiswahili and sometimes they would give us the ending of the story. For those who were not so imaginative, they would write a story that had no relation to the ending. That is what would happen if I was to write about this spiderweb
My powers of poetry are very limited so I will not compose – slightly disconcerting though – we live in The Old Barn 👻
Am sure yours is very cosy 🙂
Sandra [Conner] posted her story and great it was, suggested for me to look in, and I love this idea so will try to write something.. this picture is so deep with many ideas floating out of it…watchout! smiling 😉
Look forward to seeing what you capture 🙂
Don’t you think this would be a great match up for Thursday’s Special, Tish? That was my first thought when I saw it on Gilly’s wonderful Tanka. 🙂 Tobias has done a very interesting piece on ‘organised noise’. Don’t know if you’ve seen it?
No, I haven’t Jo. Will pop over to Paula’s pronto 🙂
Don’t you just love it when your friends talk about you? 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂
Yes 🙂 Makes it ‘come alive’, doesn’t it, Gilly!
Lovely friends indeed.
my small effort, hope you and all enjoy.
Am so pleased you posted this. And I did enjoy it. Cheers, Gerry.
Eerie! Are you sure there are no ghosts in there?
Oh I think there definitely were, Ann. Btw this stupid comments sidebar facility has just zapped your comment on the Lamu blueness, just as I was going to say the blue seems to seep into one’s nervous system.
The comments sidebar is arrrrgh- making.