Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Gloomy Day

This is my gloomy day, photographed just immediately before starting a rain.

Below is "The Gloomy Day" painted by Pieter Bruegel in 1565.

Image from Wiki

Hmm.. His painting is gloomier than my photo!

Since I've been posting a series of colorful illumination photos lately, it's time to show a simple (and boring) monochrome photo here. Don't you think so?

This is a Outdoor Wednesday, Watery Wednesday, Black and White Wednesday entry.



  1. Yoshi, I don't see it as gloomy so much as moody and introspective. And...Peasant Bruegel was one of my favorite masters when I was a child. I respect the comparison, as both works you've presented here are equally beautiful and moving.

  2. I love the stillness of the water in your shot, great reflections.

  3. By the way, I seem to have trouble leaving comments on your cat photoblog - not sure why!

  4. I don't find your photo depressing; but rather the approaching storm is renewing, and the simplicity of your photo with its black & white starkness is excellent. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. Your photo is lovely, not gloomy at all.

  6. Gloomy, cold, isolated = great photo!

  7. This photo is really gloomy, but I like it!
    The painting is beautiful in spite of it's theme.

  8. your photo is not gloomy at all! i find it peaceful, it's hypnotic.:p

    the painting does look sad.:p

  9. Like both photos but the simplicity and desolation of yours was lovely. Happy New Year.

  10. I was trying to find a word - and Luna Miranda found it first: hypnotic. I almost feel as if I am watching and waiting for that first raindrop to hit the water.


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