Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Indulge.

I think the photo says it all…

Other nice interpretations that I’ve seen:

20 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Indulge

  1. yes it does? where is this place?


  2. Ah, breakfast by the sea with your significant other – how can not that be indulgent? When you get to do it everyday! That should be a life goal, not a special treat.

    Still, it is nice to indulge the dream. Did you all go kayaking after breakfast?


  3. yes the photo does speak loudly


  4. Well done! A picture is worth many words.
    Reminds me of a poem by Tagore:

    A Moments Indulgence
    I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side. The works
    that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.

    Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor respite,
    and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.

    Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs; and
    the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.

    Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with thee, and to sing
    dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.


  5. Lovely photo of a beautiful woman.


  6. Great photo, Amelia Island is a beautiful place in which to indulge. Relaxation by the sea, priceless!


  7. Lovely indulgence :-)


  8. Nice take on the change.


  9. As I look at this photo more, it does seem to bear the influence of several paintings that I am familiar with, for example Matisse’s “Piano Lesson”:


  10. dianne - life as i see it

    yes i agree, this photo says it all… ; )


    • ;-)

      Well, I do think that the theme in these photo challenges should be expressed by the photo, ideally without the need for any explanatory words around it. That would seem to be the point of a photo challenge…


  11. The photo ad the Matisse share composition but do they share mood? Maybe they do — if you look closely at Johna’s expression the mood is the same. But how can that be? A Piano lesson and indulgence by the sea? The same mood? Perhaps its the posing?


    • I guess I was thinking mostly of the composition.

      I was trying to think why I like this photo so much (apart from the obvious reasons!) and I concluded that it reminds me of a painting, both in mood and in composition. And with regard to composition the painting that came to mind was the Matisse. It too has a strong vertical element that divides the picture plane into two sections, with horizontal elements then running through and uniting both sections. Normally such a vertical division doesn’t work well in photographs, but I think it does work in this one.

      Actually, I don’t really like this particular Matisse all that much—compared to some of his other paintings—but it has stuck in my memory ever since I first saw it at MOMA many, many years ago…


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