Today’s Warm Up: A Lonely Ghost Town in the Namib Desert

 

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After viewing the photos contained in the link above, answer the following questions using complete sentences.What feelings to these photos evoke in you? What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? Do you think about why the sand came in this way? What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? What role does color play in these images?

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21 thoughts on “Today’s Warm Up: A Lonely Ghost Town in the Namib Desert”

  1. What feelings to these photos evoke in you?
    -A sense of reality, that this could be our towns and homes one day.
    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything?
    -We desperately search for a sense of humans and familiarity in such a life less landscape.
    Do you think about why the sand came in this way?
    -I think it has been slowly blow in by the desert winds.
    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things?
    -It starts to think up stories for what happen, and either logic it out or fantasize
    What role does color play in these images?
    -With the surroundings being full of sand, what little color there is ends up standing out, in stark contrast to the life-less sand around.

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  2. What feelings to these photos evoke in you?
    ~ A feeling of being deserted

    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything?
    ~ our eyes focus on whats left of the house and we focus on the movement of the sand and how its layed out

    Do you think about why the sand came in this way?
    ~ it looks like the sand came in that way but then sand was probably moved to make it look more interesting

    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things?
    ~our mind tries to rationalize how this happened and we come up with multiple scenarios

    What role does color play in these images?
    ~ color stands out against the sand

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  3. What feelings to these photos evoke in you? I think these images are really cool and inspiring.
    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? I look at the walls and the spaces that the sand was coming in through.
    Do you think about why the sand came in this way? I do. I wonder how it all got there.
    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? Creates stories onto how or what is going on.
    What role does color play in these images? I sand is very plain but the walls have that splash of color.

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  4. The feelings that I get from these photos is abandoned because you can tell that those buildings are old and also they look like they are sort of rotting away. I believe most people will look at the old buildings and then they will notice that there is sand covering most of the picture. I think that over the years the sand has been in those buildings throughout time and every year I’m guessing that the sand fills up the building. I think that our minds does whatever it takes to try to understand on what’s happening in that situation. I think that color plays an important role to make the picture more intense than the way it is.

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  5. What feelings to these photos evoke in you? Lonely
    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? The look of the walls and the way the paint is chipping off
    Do you think about why the sand came in this way? Over time the sand built up
    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? Tries to figure out a way that the sand got there
    What role does color play in these images? The color in these photos make the photo

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  6. What feelings to these photos evoke in you?
    -I get a confused and lost feeling. Like the sand doesn’t belong in the house its lost and confused

    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything?
    -My eyes focus on the doors and the door frames.

    Do you think about why the sand came in this way?
    -In one picture theres a house in the middle of nowhere, it looks abandoned and i think that they filled the house with sand to take the pictures.

    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things?
    -We tell a story

    What role does color play in these images?
    -It helps build the story that we came up with

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  7. Loneliness, isolation, berried and burdened. All that is left is what the eyes see. Appears to be as if its like quick sand filling the building but only filling it so much. We become curious and it becomes a mystery that we want to solve. The color plays a role in emotion and the feeling of desert and isolation.

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  8. When I view this photo series, I get the feeling of emptiness, abandonment, and hollowness.

    My eyes mainly focus on the colors of the walls. I think they add the creepy feel to the photos. A town completely abandoned, all of it’s people vanished.

    I wonder why the sand came through the town. Was it a dust storm? (Probably, duh)

    My mind normally wonders whenever I don’t receive an answer. I come up with sometimes fictional outcomes that could be the real answer.

    The color of the walls makes the abandonment of the town more creepier. The fact that people used to live in that town but left overtime is creepy.

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  9. What feelings to these photos evoke in you? they remind me of the sand dunes.
    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? they focus on the lower and higher parts of the sand.
    Do you think about why the sand came in this way? i think that their was a really strong wind and a lot of sand, the sand broke the doors and went inside the house and went into every room.
    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? it tries to find answers in everything it can.
    What role does color play in these images? the light goes into the house through every opening it can.

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  10. What feelings to these photos evoke in you?
    They evoke a feeling of serenity and abandonment. That the place is peaceful yet remote.

    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything?
    Our eyes focus on the doors and walls and the houses that are deserted in the desert ehh.

    Do you think about why the sand came in this way?
    Climate change, wind storms.

    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things?
    Speculate ideas of how things became to be and how they became that way, although they may be false.

    What role does color play in these images?
    Color pops out a lot more than it would have in a city, because of the mere occurrence that the color is surrounded by tons of sand.

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  11. My eyes focus on the door frames and doors. I think that the sand came in due to the climate and winds. The color in the image is mostly from the sand and door frames.

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  12. What feelings to these photos evoke in you? I think the creativity of how there there is sand towering in a room is creative and out of the box.

    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? The sand and the serenity of the background of the home.

    Do you think about why the sand came in this way? No i think of how beautiful and unique it looks to have this sand piled sky high in this house.

    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? We think and take what we see for our own imagery

    What role does color play in these images?
    A big part because it consumes the image especially the color of the sand and the colored walls.

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  13. the type of feelings i get is really nothing i don’t like these photos as they are just plain and don’t show any sense of creativity.

    really the only thing we focus on is the sand how its supposed to make us get an images of how this makes the image unique.

    The mind feels a sort of confusion.

    Color doesn’t really pay a role all i really see and focus on is the sand and what it is doing.

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  14. It reminds me of my own mortality. My eyes always go right to the doorway in each of these photos. I believe the sand got there because of the wind.

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  15. After viewing the photos contained in the link above, answer the following questions using complete sentences.What feelings to these photos evoke in you? What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? Do you think about why the sand came in this way? What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? What role does color play in these images?

    these pictures make me think that this house was made and there was i sand storm and filled it and then covered the whole area in sand. the first thing i see is the woman in the door way

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  16. What feelings to these photos evoke in you? Like a sad feeling, I don’t know. What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? Our eyes focus on the other things, the door, the area, and etc. Like why is the room like that in the first place. Do you think about why the sand came in this way? Yes I’m curious. What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? They start to scatter and we start to look for ways to find out the things we don’t know. What role does color play in these images? It plays a great amount in these images because it’s all over the house.

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  17. when there is this much negative space in an image of sand where there is not really much happening but things like doors coming out of the sand is what draws the eye. the eye is immediately drawn to what doesn’t fit or what it recognizes or finds interesting in the room, typically not the sand itself but what is coming out of it. these images give a feeling of ominousness and when we cant make sense of something our brain can fabricate the image out of bits and pieces.

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  18. After viewing the photos contained in the link above, answer the following questions using complete sentences.What feelings to these photos evoke in you?
    Just feeling weird out like am looking at someone’s fetish.
    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything?
    The slopes of the sand and shade of it.
    Do you think about why the sand came in this way?
    it sunk in from a hole in the wall.
    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things?
    look away and have some else to figure it out.
    What role does color play in these images?
    to keep you from skipping past it.

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  19. .What feelings to these photos evoke in you? feelings of loneliness and helpless. What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? my eyes scatter and look at the walls and the cracks in them. Do you think about why the sand came in this way? the wind blew it in over time. What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? look away and move on. What role does color play in these images? to make you look more into the pictures.

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  20. What feelings to these photos evoke in you? A feeling of solitude. What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything? The sand is what draws my eye. Do you think about why the sand came in this way? The wind probably filled the houses over time. What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things? Feels confused or makes its own answer. What role does color play in these images? Color keeps the picture from looking plain..

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  21. What feelings to these photos evoke in you?
    – Sad and scared

    What do are eyes focus on with there is nothing but sand filling in everything?
    – Our eyes focus on the subject ex the house or girl.

    Do you think about why the sand came in this way?
    – I think the sand was placed there to show the ghost town and show that the town is empty.

    What does our mind do when we don’t know the answer to things?
    – Our mind just ignores it.

    What role does color play in these images?
    – The color brings life to the image.

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