Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

View through gatehouse

Shadowed

What secrets lie
hidden
within the
shadowed corners
of history?
With gazes drawn
to the bright
vistas,
the carefully chosen
points of focus,
we view a
scene shaped by
the victors’ hands,
by those in positions
of prominence
and power.
Seek with
a careful eye
amongst the shadows:
the secrets of the
dispossessed
may someday be
revealed.


This is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge. To have a look at the other entries go here.

The picture is the view through the gatehouse at Newark Castle that was taken in November during photography 101. I decided against using it back then but I thought it fitted this week’s prompt rather well. If you’d like to see the rest of the pictures taken around the castle, you can see them here and here.

 

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12 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

  1. Very powerful ideas! I think your writing and photos are a good fit for the Horror Writers workshop in Transylvania this summer. You present a darkness, yet pull us back out and leave us with something to think about, an effect. You inspire me!

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    • Thank you for your lovely words. I’m incredibly flattered! And while my writing can get a little dark (okay, I’ll admit, very dark) at times, I’ve never seen myself as a horror writer! Though I might have to try my hand at it some time…

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      • I’m going to write more dark ghosty shadowy stories and poems with supernatural and magic for the horror workshop, a sub-genre, not blood and guts. Never even wanted to write horror but this offer was too good and it will improve my narrative writing. I’m pulled to work in a genre I don’t know well and a place I’m very unfamiliar with. I like how you use shadow to talk about secrets of the conquered who don’t usually get to tell their story.

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    • Thank you! I spend quite a long time over choosing and positioning each word, so it’s always good to know they work. 🙂

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