A Shadowy World

With each passing autumn day there is less daylight, and the world becomes slowly engulfed in shadows. Dark thoughts and fears arise, and some of them are reflected in the eerie photos in this week’s post.

Night

Skogsoy moonlight.JPG

By Yosh3000 (Own work) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Moonlight over the sea. Location: Skogsøy, east of Mandal, Norway.
Moonlight over the sea. Location: Skogsøy, east of Mandal, Norway.
July 2008

 

Robin Lakes Moonlight (3871896805).jpg

By Jeffrey Pang from Berkeley, CA, USA (Robin Lakes MoonlightUploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Lower Robin lake, just after dusk.
View On Black. Lower Robin lake, just after dusk.
Taken on a trip to the Robin Lakes Area, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington in August 2009.
30 August 2009, 19:13
Source: Robin Lakes Moonlight

 

Moon-Glow Waterfalls ForestWander.JPG

http://www.ForestWander.com [CC-BY-SA-3.0-us], via Wikimedia Commons

Moon Glow Waterfalls
Moon Glow Waterfalls
28 April 2008
Source: http://www.forestwander.com/2009/01/moon-glow-waterfalls/

 

Dark Forests

Forêt en Alsace.jpg

By Frank van de Velde from Amsterdam, The Netherlands (nightly forest I) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

France, Vosges, July 2009
France, Vosges, July 2009
6 July 2009, 23:13
Source: nightly forest I

 

Saint-Girons – 20130108 (5).jpg

By Olybrius (Self-photographed) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Saint-Girons Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France
French: Saint-Girons (Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France) : Perdu dans la hêtraie de Sourroque au crépuscule.
English translation: Saint-Girons (Ariège, Midi-Pyrénées, France) :
Lost in the beech forest Sourroque dusk.
8 January 2013, 17:55:35

 

Cypress swamp in the mist (6893887647).jpg

By U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters (cypress swamp in the mist Uploaded by Dolovis) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, GA Photo: George Gentry/USFWS
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, GA Photo: George Gentry/USFWS
17 February 2012, 19:07
Source: cypress swamp in the mist

 

I wonder which way the wind blows here^ – geograph.org.uk – 634363.jpg

Martyn Gorman [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Wind swept hawthorn trees on the exposed shore of the Ythan Estuary
I wonder which way the wind blows here? Wind swept hawthorn trees on the exposed shore of the Ythan Estuary.
16 December 2007
From geograph.org.uk

 

Into the Unknown

Kata salle radios jms.jpg

Paris Catacombs - the "Radio Room" 25m under the Val-de-Grâce hospital
Paris Catacombs – the “Radio Room” 25m under the Val-de-Grâce hospital
Photo J.M. Schomburg (my own)
Attribution: “Photo: J.M. Schomburg”
http://www.jm-schomburg.com
http://www.paris-promenades.com

 

Père-Lachaise avenue fog.jpg

Lothar42 at the German language Wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, avenue in fog
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise, avenue in fog
uploaded 2004-10-15

 

Ponttovuori tunnel.jpg

By Tiia Monto (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Abandoned Pönttövuori railway tunnel
Abandoned Pönttövuori railway tunnel. It has been built between years 1914–1917.
22 April 2012

Death

Cemetery in fog (335717947).jpg

By Michal Osmenda from Brussels, Belgium (Cemetery in fog Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The memory of most men is an abandoned cemetery where lie, unsung and unhonored, the dead whom they have ceased to cherish. Any lasting grief is reproof to their forgetfulness. Explored Dec 27, 2006 #489 24 December 2006, 14:24 Source: Cemetery in fog
The memory of most men is an abandoned cemetery where lie, unsung and unhonored, the dead whom they have ceased to cherish. Any lasting grief is reproof to their forgetfulness.
Explored Dec 27, 2006 #489
24 December 2006, 14:24
Source: Cemetery in fog

 

Faded grandeur (4437300307).jpg

By Ben Salter from Wales (Faded grandeur Uploaded by Oxyman) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

old grave partially covered with vines
Faded grandeur
15 March 2010, 12:18
Source: Faded grandeur

 

Covering the past (4437300599).jpg

By Ben Salter from Wales (Covering the past Uploaded by Oxyman) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

cemetery gravestones
Covering the past
15 March 2010, 12:26
Source: Covering the past

Dust

Dust covered ridge of Bunkers Hill, Richmond estate YORYM-TA0006.jpg

By Tempest Anderson [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Dust covered ridge of Bunkers Hill, Richmond estate
Dust covered ridge with tree stumps protruding. The palm trees have been devastated by hot pyroclastic flows from Soufriere Volcano. Gully erosion of ash.
Saint Vincent
1902
Source: The Tempest Anderson Photographic Archive held at York Museums Trust

 

Dust Bowl – Dallas, South Dakota 1936.jpg

By Sloan (?) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Buried machinery in barn lot in Dallas, South Dakota, United States during the Dust Bowl, an agricultural, ecological, and economic disaster in the Great Plains region of North America in 1936
Buried machinery in barn lot in Dallas, South Dakota, United States during the Dust Bowl, an agricultural, ecological, and economic disaster in the Great Plains region of North America in 1936
13 May 1936
United States Department of Agriculture; Image Number: 00di0971 (original link now dead)
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