Interlude (Comfortably numb)

There is no pain you are receding
A distant ship, smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying.

                                                                                      – Pink Floyd


39 responses

  1. Lisa Chapman


    January 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

  2. I would tell that the pain is still there. The absence. But then, when all goes in the the abyss of oblivion , what stays is the art. And this is what you have here. I simply love this series.

    January 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    • Ah man, you say it like it is…’the abyss of oblivion’, so true, so ultimately real…
      Glad you liked this series, and thanks so very much for the kind words, Sorin.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    • gweaverii

      Precise description. I thoroughly agree. This series presents that universal emotion. It’s beautiful in its simplicity.

      January 29, 2012 at 1:13 am

      • Indeed, the ‘universal emotion’, and that was exactly my point behind these, how different we all are, and yet, how the same we all are. I find the unity both fascinating and so comforting…Thanks so much for the kind compliment, it really is much appreciated.

        January 29, 2012 at 8:43 am

  3. Simply stunning.
    Longing. That’s what I think of.

    January 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    • Spot on, that’s exactly what I thought of as well as these scenes washed across me…
      Thanks so much.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm

  4. It’s hard to capture the true sense of foggy scenes, but you have done a really good job, especially the second which has an expressionistic quality, Sally

    January 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    • Thanks Sally, and yes, you are quite right, it is very difficult to get the atmosphere right, to capture that true ‘feel’ of the world covered in fog. Glad you liked these!

      January 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

  5. mjcache (Mel Cope)

    Hey Cam, Love the hazy, desolate scenes. I particularly enjoyed the last shot as it conveyed to me a sense of hope – that morning sun looks ready to burst through to scatter the melancholy fog – so one could trek down the path of acceptance and pass through the mists of pain. Sublime photography.

    January 17, 2012 at 1:46 am

    • Ah, that is so kind of you, thanks MJ, I really do appreciate it tremendously. And yeah, I do think that last one is a hopeful one…

      January 26, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  6. Beautifully melancholic for me. So much atmosphere. Better to be comfortably numb than uncomfortably numb, hm?

    January 17, 2012 at 1:46 am

    • Oh yes, so true, much rather comfortably numb than being eaten alive by the longing and memories…

      January 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  7. You had me at Comfortably Numb. I do prefer the Scissor Sisters version 🙂 Once again you have a winning series here – from the foggy treetops, to the landscape view; to the two close ups… finally showing a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’. Of course, this is just my own interpretation and once again, I love this quality about your posts. They make me stop and concentrate… and that’s no small feat 🙂 Thank you JP. J’adore.

    January 17, 2012 at 1:47 am

    • Kasia

      Oh yeah, the scissor sisters version is neat 😀

      January 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

      • I’ve actually never heard that version, but that’s gonna change right now!

        January 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    • Ah yes, the title was actually my whole inspiration for this series! Sitting inside, fog drifting outside, listening to mournful tunes…And then it hit me, what I was feeling. Yes, and you’re quite right, the ‘tunnel’ one is indeed a hopeful one, I think, must be on a subconscious level as it’s not the type of shot selection I normally use.

      Thanks so much, Marina, you always say the nicest things…

      January 20, 2012 at 8:37 pm

      • I like that there is hopefulness there. It shows change 🙂

        January 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm

  8. Cat

    I’ve always found that song really creepy. So I think it’s appropriate for these photos, which are kinda creepy, but beautiful. 🙂

    January 17, 2012 at 4:50 am

    • Creepy? Well, creepy beautiful, so yeah, suppose that’s good. Thanks!

      January 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

  9. James Brandon O'Shea

    Perfect mood. Damn. It’s like the morning in the seconds before it breaks, when you feel like you can’t wait.

    January 17, 2012 at 5:40 am

  10. Kasia

    Waouw, JP, I love this series! The mist gives an almost threathening yet magical effect to this landscape. #3 is my favourite !

    January 17, 2012 at 9:12 am

    • Hi Kasia, thanks so much, I’m really stoked that you like these!

      January 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

  11. nice and moody – love them!

    January 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

  12. I LOVE these! I’m drawn to images that have a certain amount of mystery about them, and these are wonderful!!

    January 17, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    • Thank you so much Holly, glad you liked them!

      January 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

  13. And through all the mist & fog there’s just a song remaining. A song that gets us through the morning, the days & the nights. A song that lets us feel ourselves. A song that makes us feel alive. Listening while being stuck in a kind of magical moment. Right there & gone the next minute. You are a treasure hunter Jean-Pierre. Thanks for the gems, my friend!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    • What truth, only a song remains as the world vanishes, melting away like waking from a dream, never sure of what was, or what is. And all that we have left is a song to guide us…home, maybe.

      Thanks, brother.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

  14. Looking at the first picture brought forth “Oh yes!” and that mood only intensified as I worked my way down the series. I’m particularly fond of the 2nd and 3rd ones down, and – especially – the one at the bottom. You’re on a roll, JP – good stuff! Adrian

    January 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

    • Thanks so much, man. Yeah, the mist really ‘spoke’ to me that morning…

      January 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

  15. Oh wow, absolutely in love with these shots! So beautiful!

    January 26, 2012 at 12:17 am

    • Thanks so much, Stacey! Very kind of you.

      January 26, 2012 at 7:22 am

  16. Great shots – wonderfully atmospheric and haunting!

    February 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    • That’s very kind of you, thanks Keith.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:41 pm

  17. This is a really beautiful series! Mysterious, subtle, inviting–let me in!

    February 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    • And you are more than welcome! Please enter…
      Thanks so very much for the kind words, it really is much appreciated.

      February 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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