(catharsis = purification, renewal, reborn of the soul and spirit through art)
Nothing better on a hot summer day than some fresh snow and a zen state of mind, just what you need to get in contact with your inner self for an existentialist analysis. Too pretentious for summer? Well, maybe, but I couldn’t wait till next winter to post the latest image in my Catharsis series. So, you’ll have to just imagine it’s -10 degrees outside and you’re sitting by the fireplace and the Christmas tree enjoying the snowfall and the Christmas carols. Just a tiny exercise of imagination, while trying to find a way to run away from the heat : )
I was promising that my last image in the series will give an answer to all the previous questions I asked in the Catharsis images and the answer is this exactly: it’s like a breeze of fresh air in a stuffy hot summer day, nothing else that you would need and want more in the whole world…
You can find the rest of the stories that this lone tree is telling in this series on this link https://www.juliaannagospodarou.com/tag/catharsis/
Handheld 1/100 @ f/11, Tamron 18-270mm f/3,5-6,3 PZD @ 18mm, ISO 100, Processing: LR4, PS CS6, SilverEfex Pro2 .
In my Catharsis IV – Spellbound article I’m talking about the way I processed this series.
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