"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"
Does anyone remember watching the original Alice In Wonderland as a child? If you watch it again now you'll find yourself thinking how on earth did I sit through 'How is a raven like a writing desk?' or that hilariously psychotic tea party! Watching it over again now as a less naïve child, I found it a whole lot more darker and sinister. Though I do recall the part where Alice is in the woods and the little creature sweeps away the path she is walking on leaving her lost and alone stayed with me for a long time, leading me to set the video tape far up on my Disney shelf not intending to watch it again for a long time as it was far too twisted, even if it was all just supposedly a dream Alice had in the end.
Tim Burton's version definitely portrays and focuses on the darkness more, which I appreciate the twisted humour now that I can understand the personalities of the surreal characters. Even though I love what Burton has done with the graphics, green screen, 3D effects and generally the whole story of a sequel, I think you can't beat a classic. Which concludes to my own twist on an illustration from the original Lewis Carroll story of my favourite childhood character...
The river in my new town has only once completely froze over in 1963. So this weekend has been a huge talking point! I missed the opportunity to capture it as it was completely set and looked like a pure white walkway :( But I went down today and it was the most amazing sight! The weather had gotten a bit warmer as the sun had decided to make an appearance, so the river started to thaw out making the ice brake apart. It developed into a scene like a broken mirror with the shards of ice melting and reflecting the forrest around it! Simply stunning these pictures don't even do it justice.
You are so beautiful to sit and daydream at, especially when you set on the branches, ferns and plants of mother nature oh so perfectly, that I have the strong desire to capture you with my camera. But you are too cold! You make my toes numb and my cheeks and nose rosey! I have to wrap up extra warm to keep you from giving me the flu but I do appreciate you very much, just please go away until next christmas again!