Sunday, December 31, 2006

Church in sepia

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell me Stobblehouse, do you ever attend church?

Hannah said...

Beautiful, beautiful... I'd love to blow something like that up and hang it on my wall. (== my definiton of art :))

Anonymous said...

I'd love to blow something like that up and hang it on my wall.

Then do it Hannah! It's neato! Use your photo program and use an 8x10 format with quality paper and print it out!
By the way, your photo of yourself is offline. Have you noticed? Take care nice lady.

laurie said...

Lovely photo, lovely colors.

Sonoma, your point? There are religion-oriented blogs out there if you want to talk religion. Eolake was showing a photo I believe.

Laurie

Anonymous said...

Sonoma, your point?

Can't you read?

Anonymous said...

I've also heard the H.S. whisper to me, Greater is She who is in you, than she who is in the world....

love to you all,
laurie

Laurie what's your point? There are religion-oriented blogs out there if you want to talk religion.

So it's okay if you talk religion but if I mention it you question it? Isn't that a touch of hyprocrisy? (No I'm not trying to argue, only pointing out a fact.)
Besides the question was directed at Mr Stobblehouse not you. And if he chose not to answer then that is fine also.
But before you answer on behalf of others you should let the question be answered to those who it was intended for.
Peace.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I tend to stay out of discussion of religion or politics, because I see them turn into firefights, and that doesn't seem very productive to me.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

By the way, to all posters:
It will help if you put any quoted text in quotation marks, to make it clear which part you are quoting.

Anonymous said...

"So it's okay if you talk religion but if I mention it you question it? Isn't that a touch of hyprocrisy? (No I'm not trying to argue, only pointing out a fact.)"

No, you are mistaken. She uses terms familiar to religious folk but she is not one herself. These things are universals no matter what name you call them by. She simply puts it in Christian terms because those are the symbols that resonate with her, even though she is not a part of that religion. It's not much different than taking a song without words and writing your own lyrics, or changing the tune to something that better suits your taste.

Anonymous said...

*Laughs* And upon re-reading it, I think I mis-read and misinterpreted what you said, sanoma. I apologize, but what I said is still semi-relevant even if it isn't a direct answer to your post.

Anonymous said...

Tell me, Sonoma, would you ask such a question if the photo showed a mosque or a pagan temple? Some of them are architectural wonders too.
Just neutrally curious there, I'm not sure how you meant it.

One may very well appreciate the beauty of something for which he has no personal use, it just proves they're open-minded. Admiring the great accomplishments of people driven by their faith can be done regardless whether you share the same attitude or not.

Is a spider's web not beautiful? Especially in the morning dew...
To the spider, it's a sophisticated food provider. Yet we need not eat flies to admire it, do we? ;-)

"Laurie what's your point? There are religion-oriented blogs out there if you want to talk religion."
You don't know Laurie very well, do you? She just has a strong belief in her philosophy of universal love!

Basically, everybody expresses freely their ideas here; showing religious conviction is no taboo. It's just suggested you don't criticize too abruptly when others differ, that's all. Respectful tolerance is the spirit.

"I tend to stay out of discussion of religion or politics, because I see them turn into firefights"
You want to see such firefights? Come to scenic Lebanon, we make some of the best in the world!
Three decades of continuous excellence, ya zalameh. :-(

That's twice someone comments about Hannah's photo. It's no mistake, she's just making a personal statement.

About the original post : I thought sepia was a drawing technique? Still, this photo in the same specific tone is quite a pretty image. :-)
The soul/atmosphere of a church plays no small part in the pleasure of attending it. The style of Las Vegas neon chapels is definitely not for me!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and Hannah? I'm afraid blowing up a church might get you sent to jail. Careful there. ;o)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

se·pi·a (sē'pē-ə)
n.
A dark brown ink or pigment originally prepared from the secretion of the cuttlefish.
A drawing or picture done in this pigment.
A photograph in a brown tint.
A dark grayish yellow brown to dark or moderate olive brown.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Hannah, if you have a good printer, I can make a big file for you of it.

Hannah said...

Thanks for the offer, but I don't have a printer available at the moment that could handle it. And I spent my Christmas money on a blow up (no, Pascal, not with dynamaite :)) on that wolf picture that i really liked in my blog - it's on my wall now. :)

Anonymous said...

You were incorrect, Hannah : that wolf photo IS dynamite! Wow!
My mom loves wolves, and you've just won me a kiss. :-)

Anonymous said...

eolake said...
I tend to stay out of discussion of religion or politics, because I see them turn into firefights, and that doesn't seem very productive to me.

Fair enough Mr Stobblehouse. Thank you for answering MY question to you only.

Anonymous said...

But before you answer on behalf of others you should let the question be answered to those who it was intended for.

To Sonoma
I agree with you. Too many times unwanted responses are given by those it wasn't intended for.
Look at how quick one of the bloggers had to back petal and apologize.

Anonymous said...

The church of Sepia. :) I like it. Churches in general are beautiful objects. As long as you don't pay attention to what's going on inside, it's quite possible to appreciate these structures as great works of art.

Hannah said...

Thanks, Pascal, glad to have made your mother happy. I'm not entirely in love with wolves in particular, though I do like animals - this shot just really hit home for me.

Anonymous said...

Gilligan's boyfriend said...
"Look at how quick one of the bloggers had to back petal and apologize."

I recall quite a rich discussion about apologizing (available in the Archives), around the end of last July. You might find it an interesting read. :-)

TTL said...
"The church of Sepia."

What's the Sepialist belief like? "God is Colour because Colour is Life"?
Hey, this has a nice ring to it!...
According to Genesis, the rainbow is God's reminder that He vowed to never again destroy Mankind with a flood.

Anonymous said...

According to Genesis, the rainbow is God's reminder that He vowed to never again destroy Mankind with a flood.

This is true my beloved. Good point.

Anonymous said...

To Hannah,
Your photo is off center. Just thought I'd mention it. Maybe you were in a hurry when you posted it?

Anonymous said...

Actually, Hannah was in even more of a hurry than you think : this happens to be the face of the lady she shoved aside in the photo booth because she couldn't wait for her turn to come.

No, seriously now, it's an artistic choice she made to state a point. It means she doesn't like to hog center stage. Or something...

Hannah said...

It's a self portrait and didn't come out the way I'd planned. It was one of those things that's even better because you didn't mean it that way yet it looks really good. :)

Anonymous said...

So it wasn't just a poor attempt to cover up a bad hair day, hunh? :-)

(Says the guy who never shows his face.)

Anonymous said...

Hannah said...
It's a self portrait and didn't come out the way I'd planned. It was one of those things that's even better because you didn't mean it that way yet it looks really good. :)

I think it looks like a mistake. But if you like it so be it? Strange to me though. You think it looks really good, but I think it looks like a little child snapped the photo. I'm not trying to sound mean alright? Please don't take it the wrong way.
You have a nice half-smile, I think your full face shown would brighten everyones day. Just my opinion Hannah.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I never imagined for a moment that Hannah's photo was a mistake. Of course I have a background in creative photography, where there are no rigid rules. That kinda thing is no unusual.

Anonymous said...

Basically, everybody expresses freely their ideas here; showing religious conviction is no taboo. It's just suggested you don't criticize too abruptly when others differ, that's all. Respectful tolerance is the spirit.

To you Pascal,
I suggest the same. I've read many of your strained jokes and you are not amusing to me. Maybe you like laughing as the people lay crippled in the hospital. Not saying you laugh at the patients but I'm sure many grow weary of your ongoing attempts.........I would.

Hannah said...

Oh, well. :) I just like it, maybe because it's unusual and the way the lighting fell. It's also a really warm picture in color, just thought that the b/w version looked better here on Blogger.

Anonymous said...

We like your photo, Hannah. There's no need to "explain" it.

Hannah said...

Doesn't matter. :) There isn't any more explanation anyway.

And you know... I like that you guys like it. But even if you hadn't? I probably would have left it. :)

Anonymous said...

Hannah said...
Doesn't matter.

She's right. It doesn't matter. Even if you were a good-looking model like Heidi Klum, I read what people have to say, not in their photos. Nuff said. Keep your off center photo, its........well....you I suppose?

Anonymous said...

Cancer Survivor,
You certainly shouldn't feel compelled to laugh at any of my jokes. The perception of what's funny is a very subtle and personal thing. I wouldn't do the same with folks I've just met (with you, for instance), but after months on this blog I've come to know many people here and what they'll understand. I may call a friend "dummy", and he'll know I'm being affectionate with him.

I don't find suffering amusing. Humor is simply a very natural and fundamental response to excessive suffering that could threaten one's humanity. You don't fight sadness by being sad! The same has been said by Alfred de Musset about Molière's theater :
"Quelle mâle gaieté, si triste et si profonde
Que, lorsqu'on vient d'en rire, on devrait en pleurer !"

"Ain't no deeper and more powerful merriness than to laugh in times when you sould be weeping."

Oh, BTW, many relatives, including both my parents, were hospitalised at one point or another. They always appreciate that I try to make them laugh when I visit them. There's just one cardinal rule : never do it when somebody has just been operated in the belly or chest, because in such a moment laughter is painful! It pulls on the stitches, you see.

I myself ended up in the ER a couple of times as a patient. I tell ya, the medics would love it if all their emergencies were as light-spirited as me. My dentist very much enjoys my visits too.

Now, if you feel serene and happy in your life, nobody said you had to pay any attention to my lame wisecracks. You chose the name "Cancer Survivor": this suggests you already know all you need to know about coping with hardship in your own appropriate way. Being alive and well sure tastes better after that, doesn't it?

Hey, this inspires me another unfunny joke! I admire Lance Armstrong a lot, because he's showing all them other athletes who's got more balls on a bicycle. Is that guy impressive or what?
This Armstrong doesn't have wobbly legs, either. ;o)

On the topic of cancer... I once had a young patient, about 10 years old, hospitalised for lymphoma, his second cancer! It was a side effect of chemotherapy received in infancy, to treat a leukemia I think. Well, this child was definitely not in a mood for jokes, and even felt very depressive. So I used an appropriate approach : I told him a great secret, which happens to be true. I revealed to him that children have much more courage than most adults I know, and that I thought he was being very brave. I was sincere, and it brought him some comfort. MY colleagues always handed me the junior cases because I proved to have the knack. I still have that confident Donald Duck paramedic on my stethoscope, drew it myself.

I recall another child, in Urology. Born with a bladder malformation, that required him to undergo a series of surgical reconstructive operations over the years. I'll never forget that sight : this six year-old boy, operated AGAIN, strolling through the corridors pulling his serum pole, and holding in his other hand a huge realistic rubber snake, startling all the nurses that he met! You should have heard him laughing with all his heart! :-)))
(And no, I'm not the one who gave him that snake...)

There's a time for everything. Veterans more ancient than me on this blog (starting with Eolake) showed me this isn't a mandatorily gloomy place. It just depends on the topic being discussed, that's all. See if my comments are the least bit humorous on the current "Greg O" thread.

laurie said...

Hannah I like your picture as it is. I'd like some of the other bloggers to put one of their mugs up there. If I figure out how to do it, I will do likewise. One big happy family :)

Laurie

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

You just need to sign up for a blog to do it. Easy.

Anonymous said...

signalroom said...
Hannah I like your picture as it is. I'd like some of the other bloggers to put one of their mugs up there. If I figure out how to do it, I will do likewise. One big happy family :)

Laurie

Put your mug up Laurie. Let us see this flower as she really appears!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Put your mug up Laurie. Let us see this flower as she really appears!"


Already done :
http://eolake.blogspot.com/2006/10/hair-not-musical.html

laurie said...

thanks pascal :)

Laurie

Anonymous said...

"(As if God could be confined to gender.)"
I tend to see it more as female, should there be one.

God is male. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There are no goddesses.