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Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Gothic Afternoon...or...Happy Birthday Edgar Allen Poe!!!





"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore-
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door-
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-
Only this and nothing more."
Edgar Allen Poe

I know...you're probably saying the same thing I said to myself...
"You really ought to have saved this for Halloween!"
Oh well...I just couldn't resist...

What I didn't realize when I posted this...
it was Edgar Allen Poe's actual birthday on the 19th!!!
(thanks Petrea!!!)

Happy Birthday Edgar!!!

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23 comments:

  1. Definitively an awesome photo - wow.. you are right it could have been used to Halloween but no it is a beauty all right. ;) I love the new Moon

    Kind regards
    http://www.starhouse.nl/star1/?p=96

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  2. But Halloween's so far away! Great photo, with even a sight of the moon :)

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  3. Thanks Mariane!!! The new moon caught my eye when I saw this tree!

    Thanks Robert and Bibi!!!

    I agree Dragonstar! By then I can post it again!!!

    Thanks swfraser!

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  4. Really nice in B & W. I wonder what tale it would tell...

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  5. Gothic, indeed!
    You continue to amaze «Louis» with how you marry the quotes to the images. It is really superb.

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  6. I'm sure it would be a scary one SRQ!!!

    Thanks << Louis >>!!!

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  7. You could always use it again on Halloween. It is fun and spooky.

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  8. Love this! I'm a big fan of B&W! Nice work!

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  9. Wonderful in B&W!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/01/polished.html

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  10. Oh, I love this! Gothic is the word, all right.

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  11. My thought exactly Margaret!!!

    Thanks Laura!

    I am too Brian! And this shot just screamed B&W!!!

    Thanks AmitAag!!!

    Thanks Petrea! Actually, I immediately thought of Edgar Allen Poe but I just couldn't find the right piece!!!

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  12. Perfect--the 19th is Poe's birthday, though I think you know that.
    http://www.alisonsbookmarks.com/2013/01/happy-birthday-edgar-allan-poe.html

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  13. I didn't know Petrea!!! I must have been channeling his energy when I posted this!!! Damn...now I know I should've looked harder for a good Poe quote!!!

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  14. Wow! The shot is classic Poe. This tree could tell many stories.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  15. Thanks Genie!!! and scary stories too!!!

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  16. I like this photo a lot,- but it is a little bit scary, too! Very well done!
    :)

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  17. I know I said this on the other blog, but that is one dark, Gothic and scary photo...

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  18. Thanks Monica and Pat!!! I think Edgar was channelling scary energy when I decided to post this one!!!

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  19. The backlight makes this shot almost magical. Glad you didn't wait...it is perfect for Poe's B-day.

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