Tea Time of the Soul

It was a couple of days before Kate Schechter became aware of any of these things, or indeed of anything at all in the outside world.

She passed the time quietly in a world of her own in which she was surrounded as far as the eye could see with old cabin trunks full of past memories in which she rummaged with great curiosity, and sometimes bewilderment. Or, at least, about a tenth of the cabin trunks were full of vivid, and often painful or uncomfortable memories of her past life; the other nine-tenths were full of penguins, which surprised her. Insofar as she recognised at all that she was dreaming, she realised that she must be exploring her own subconscious mind. She had heard it said that humans are supposed only to use about a tenth of their brains, and that no one was very clear what the other nine-tenths were for, but she had certainly never heard it suggested that they were used for storing penguins.

Douglas Adams – The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul

25 comments on “Tea Time of the Soul”

  1. A neat image, Elaine. Love the perspective and atmosperic processing which really works here.Hope you have a very nice weekend

  2. Nice composition, love the noise, looks great in bw.

  3. Nice picture that bring back memories from years past. Nice grainy b&w processing. Have a great weekend.

  4. nice image Elaine!

  5. Brilliant BW processing on this!

  6. nice idea and realisation!

  7. Cool a tea bag turd. Awesome!

  8. Love your point-of-view and processing. Very creative!

  9. Cool, myterious shot – btw Douglas Adams is my favourite too.

  10. Breakfast? Looks very inviting!

  11. oh, that’s a tea bag, right? my first thought was that of a soggy doughnut.. lol! i reaally need to have breakfast.. nice processing, i like the glow coming off of the glassware.. 🙂

  12. Love U’r work – especially today’s. I’ll come back with pleasure (newcomer in photoblog’s world)

  13. wonderful idea and beautifully captured and processed, very classy as always

  14. Love the strong highlights and grain. Pushed Tri-X or HP5 or a damn good reproduction.

  15. very nice image nad text – excellent effect

  16. Very creative.I like grainy b&w processing.

  17. Hey kiddo – lovely shot, and I agree with the others, the processing may be slight but it’s way cool. Big fan of grain 😉

  18. Love the B&W processing! The noise also adds alot to this photo.

  19. Nice composition and lighting, Elaine. Great shot.

  20. Etonnante nature morte au grain très doux. C’est très raffiné

  21. Superb composition. Love the black and white processing; great contrasts and abundant light. Very well done.

  22. Mmm…looks flat yummy. I’m going to bed early tonight with a piece of pumpkin pie w/whipped cream and a cuppa french vanilla latte. You’ve inspired me:-)

  23. Love the grain. Reminds me of the good old film days 😉

  24. Nicely done in processing and composition. I like the wite glow and grain. Good one!

  25. A good composition and well choosen noise! An great picture!

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