Double Vision # 1 – Mystery

Purely for the fun and the prospect of a little photographic adventure, one of my favourite blogger friends – west517 – and I have decided to start a new joint Friday feature which we are calling ‘Double Vision’.  With the simple format of a photographic dialogue across the Atlantic ocean – she being in the US, I in France – we will take turns to suggest a theme, post a photo and voilà – compare results.  Given that we seem to share a number of similar interests it will be fun to see how our different backgrounds and cultures affect our interpretations.   We have borrowed a theme from Photography 101 to start our photographic ball rolling – the theme is ‘MYSTERY’.


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  1. west517 says:

    ❤ ❤ this is PERFECT!!!! Gorgeous! I love the sword and what I'm guessing is an old book– so classically beautiful… I'm sooo thinking Count of Monte Christo 😀 …beautiful~

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    1. Hi there! What different ideas we had – great fun! This is a real old battered book I found in a brocante a few weeks ago, the lady was closing so said I could have this and a few others in an old crate! Just perfect for photos 🙂


  2. Interesting idea and results!


    1. Thankyou! Certainly 2 different approaches which is the fun part!


  3. Phil Taylor says:

    That is a fantastic, striking photo. I love it.


    1. Thankyou kindly Phil!

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  4. You can’t beat a bare bodkin…………


    1. Alas poor Yorick – I think you’d have a devil of a job trying to sew with it though 😕


  5. Whew, Jane, what a stunning photo. It begs the story behind it to be told. It feels like one is literally leaping off the page in search of a bard. The shaft of sunlight, the shaft and tang of sword, the tale beneath it. It is one of my favorite photos of yours yet. Beautiful.
    I look forward to the collaboration and what two talented people will unveil. Cheers!


    1. Many thanks Shelley! It is a bit Shakespearean isn’t it!! Do hope you found the link to west517 ‘s blog and her interpretation, both totally different which is the fun of it!


  6. Anne says:

    This is fantastic. I’m imagining a family saga, old and filled with secrets, strife, love, loyalty and betrayal. A host of characters, definitely a matriarch, a heir… Needs more thinking, but how awesome is this picture? So inspiring. Love your idea too.

    P.S. Sent you an email. Sorry for the delay in replying.


    1. Hi Anne! So glad you like the photo and our idea, had some fun imagining this one – you’re quite right of course about the story, I shall attempt to write it some day! I’ll check my e-mails!


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