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myself as alone & sad as a leaf to the wind

© Benches, Büsum 2011 by Fritsch

How far I am from the land where I was born / Intense nostalgia invades my thoughts / And when I see myself as alone and sad as a leaf to the wind / I want to cry, I want to die of grief / Oh land of the sun! I sigh to see you now / How far I am now, I live without light, without love (Harry Dean Stanton)

posted: Mai 8, 2011
under: black & white, pictures
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18 Responses to “myself as alone & sad as a leaf to the wind”

  1. Otto K. sagt:

    excellent vignetting and exposure.

  2. Phil Vaughn sagt:

    This photo certainly fits the lyrics and the video–or is it the other way around? It’s full of it’s own atmosphere.

    There is a loneliness that can be felt even when you are with someone else or even in the middle of a crowd. There are times that make even the fun-loving people in the distance seem like they are a world away. And then there’s the loneliness when no one is around at all. We all go to that lonely place once in a while.

    I like the photo, Fritsch.

  3. michèle sagt:

    Those people seem to sit in front of a altar, the altar of sun as a divinity.
    About loneliness: i feel much less lonely in a crowd than with a litlle number people i can’t communicate well with.

    PS Paris Texas, my favorite film: i watched that film i can’t say how many times.

    Good association.

  4. Beverungen sagt:

    ach fritsch, unermüdlich deine schattenbilder, die lichtkompositionen. an deiner kontinuität, gepaart mit dem willen und der fähigkeit nur höchstleistungen abzuliefern, könnten sich andere ein beispiel nehmen.

    danke und viele grüße


  5. rotundschwarz sagt:

    Wir alle sind Zuschauer. Wir alle sind Akteure. Es ist nur nicht immer ganz klar, in welcher Rolle wir uns gerade wiederfinden und ob es vielleicht nur Schattenspiele sind, die uns die Realität vorgaukeln.

    Deine Bilder sind Bilder, aber vor allem schaffen sie Räume. Denkräume. Das ist schön. Danke.

  6. Turnbill sagt:

    Oh Fritsch! It can’t be that bad! You’re at the beach – get on your swimming trunks and go for a swim – then you’ll cheer up!

  7. Un régal pour les yeux… Un monochrome MAGNIFIQUE !


  8. I see no sadness in this photograph, just the divide between people who do and people who observe. You’ve captured them beautifully, adding drama to the rift between doers en onlookers with your usual stark contrasts.

  9. sherri sagt:

    i feel the words of your title in this one.

  10. grant sagt:

    fantastic shot – all seems to fade into light in the middle!

  11. rian sagt:

    that’s quite a distance they’re watching this event from.. nicely captured though.. :)

  12. PixeLuz sagt:

    The fascination of light, the light coming from the sky, the light reflected by the sea… People can stay hours sitting there and looking at it, and I’m one of them. In light move our thoughts.
    And the vignetting effect adds to this contemplation, to this meditation.
    And I feel like I’m just another leaf to the wind, Florian. And I accept it.

  13. elaine sagt:

    like watching eclipse watchers:) love the b&w quality of the story here

  14. theysroland sagt:

    An admirable composition! , to spend a beautiful day.

  15. Elaine- sagt:

    you feel lonely my lovely? but i am here for you, looking at your stunning photograph…..

  16. Anne V. sagt:

    Very moving. Love how you create emotion. Brilliant.

  17. Fantastic streetphoto! like the greats photographs of the history!

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