Wordless Wednesday photo: 111

 

©2010 Allyson Latta

©2010 Allyson Latta

 

Each week on Wordless Wednesday, bloggers around the world post a photo they’ve taken that tells a story. I hope this one will bring to mind a memory or inspire your creative writing.

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And check out this week’s Wordless Wednesday contributions from some of my Canadian writer-photographer friends, coast to coast:

Allison Howard

Barbara Rose Lambert

Carin Makuz (Matilda Magtree)

Cheryl Andrews

Elizabeth Yeoman (Wunderkamera)

 

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Comments

  1. OH PERfect! Summer over, the empty swing, the lush dewy meadow, the swinger (so to speak) back in school! Lovely shot.

  2. What a wonderful image Allyson. I love the way the rough hewn swing so invitingly brings us into the scene – who hasn’t sat on a swing like that on a fine summer’s day – they now exist as an article of nostalgia for many of us:)

  3. allyson says:

    My friend Susan Siddeley will recognize this. It was taken while I was staying at her home in Santiago, Chile. This swing was out back of my “quarters” — bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, and workshop space — during the two weeks I was there presenting workshops in 2010 at Los Parronales Writers’ Retreat. Sometimes there was a horse in the field, and I have photos of him (her?) too, but I’ve always liked this particular shot: the view through the swing, the quality of light.

  4. Cheryl Andrews says:

    The swing looks so lonely. Abandoned for the classroom perhaps? Fabulous shot Allyson, the outbuilding perfectly framed in the chain of the swing.

  5. carin says:

    I wondered about the background, the mountains. Was Chile five years ago?? As a story prompt, this is gorgeous. The simplicity you captured so perfectly just begs (and makes room for) all sorts of possibilities… lovely, almost haunting, pic.

  6. Elizabeth Yeoman says:

    Chile! That explains it. I haven’t seen a swing like that here for such a long time and I miss them. The “safe” ones are so uncomfortable. And i speak as one who was knocked out by one of these unsafe swings at the age of three, but I still love them. And your photo is just perfect: the composition, the colours, the rough wood and vivid red, and all that it evokes.

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