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cLo sE


“close” is not humidity.

humidity is the moisture level in the air and in Arkansas, the humidity level is nearly as high as the Fahrenheit temperatures, which begin rising in February and anytime between May and September are likely to hover over the 90 degree Fahrenheit mark.

“close” is seeing the growth of trees, grasses, weeds, insects, birds, etc., grow and multiply before your eyes.

it’s oppressive.



There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.
— Robert Frank said that



a penny for your thoughts?

July 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm

i love this image of the old southern mansion framed through the trees Sherri…
we have had quite a few days of what you call “close” this year in June and July…
we have lived next to the lake for 12 years and the house was always cool with a breeze except for a day or two over the summer.
we actually purchased an conditioner this month… and some say that global warming is a hoax….peter:)

July 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Beautiful framing of these covered porches by the foliage! Your description of the humidity makes it hard to breathe. 🙂

July 11, 2019 at 7:24 pm
– In reply to: Steven

yes, the humidity is bad, the heat is bad, but worse for me is the “closeness” of all the growth. that’s what i find oppressive nearly to the point of claustrophobia. it all just grows and grows and the insects multiple. one must wave their hand back and forth as they enter or exit a home to keep things from flying in. it all encroaches on humanity.

Martine Girardreply
July 11, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Jolie vue à travers le feuillage.

Barbara Thomasreply
July 11, 2019 at 9:43 pm

Your photo and description sounds so “Southern”. I get it.

July 11, 2019 at 10:01 pm

I grew up in the Midwest where the summers, especially August, were terribly humid. It’s one of many reasons I’m glad to be far away from there.

July 12, 2019 at 12:41 am

Un momznt difficile à passer. Jolie prise

July 12, 2019 at 12:45 am

When you can SEE it, it’s really bad, Sherri, I know. Years ago (when I was maybe 20) I was in a women’s glee club and traveled to Florida for concerts. It was so humid I thought I would faint! And the mosquitoes were horrendous. I’ll never forget it. I can’t imagine how you get through it year after year?!

Elaine Kreply
July 12, 2019 at 2:48 am

your treatment of the photo reminds me of a postage stamp, which in turn reminds me of the artist husband in the movie ‘Fargo’ where he won the place on a 2 cent stamp i think… i’m very associative lol
nice work, sister

July 12, 2019 at 4:37 am

All this has to do with climate change, but not according to your president.

July 12, 2019 at 8:24 am

Close is proximity which can be nice in the right circumstances 🙂
Nicely composed image

Nicolas Amherdreply
July 12, 2019 at 9:50 am

Ce blanc de la façade voilée par la végétation fantastique cadrage
Belle soirée

July 12, 2019 at 7:59 pm

Ah yes, the humidity. You can almost see it between you and the mansion. I hope you didn’t nave to wipe off your lens before shooting.

July 13, 2019 at 8:08 am

A beautiful and charming image. I do not find the growth oppressive. But I do find the humidity oppressive.

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
July 14, 2019 at 7:50 pm

A lovely photo – the treatment is perfect for the subject! I understand your feelings about “close”-ness!

Bill Phillipsreply
July 16, 2019 at 1:53 am

What a handsome building Sherri. Temperatures in the 90s fill me with horror!

July 17, 2019 at 7:42 pm

i like the framing of this colonial sort of a building through the trees, Sherri

Anita Bowerreply
July 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm

What strikes me in this and the prior image is how each has a subtle color or tint throughout–this one green, the next one blue. I don’t know how you achieve this, but I very much like the effect. Lovely composition here. And, light!

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