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    Re: A somber landscape

    I'm not quite sure what you're getting at. "Dark" is simply a description of the amount/absence of light. "Sombre" relates to the feeling you get from it.
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    #12

    Re: A somber landscape

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I don't understand the first sentence above. The second is right.
    I will try to explain it in a different way.

    Can't all "lightless landscapes" be "figuratively dark*", that is somber, right?

    Dark=literally lightless
    Dark= figuratively either of these 3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 4.

    https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/dark

    In my understanding "somber" covers both "figurative dark" and "literal dark" at the same time, or simultaneously.
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    #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not quite sure what you're getting at. "Dark" is simply a description of the amount/absence of light. "Sombre" relates to the feeling you get from it.
    Would you please describe with a few sentence that feeling. This is the troubling point to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Would you please describe that feeling with in a few sentences? that feeling. This is the troubling point to me what I'm having trouble with.
    Read post #6 again.
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    #15

    Re: A somber landscape

    But at highnoon, when they are enough light, can a place, landscape or appearance seem "somber"? I think yes, because you can still feel "serious".
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    #16

    Re: A somber landscape

    But at high noon when they are there is enough light, can a place, landscape or appearance picture seem "somber"? I think yes, because you can still feel "serious".

    Colours creates mood in a picture, together with other factors like lighting, content and composition. Generally, dull, greyish colours under subdued lighting creates a sombre (somber) mood while fresh, strong colours under bright lighting gives a cheerful and lively mood. Cool colours like the blues and greens are receding colours which evoke the feeling of tranquility and introspection while warm colours like the reds and yellow (called advancing colours) give the feeling of warmth and vibrance. These are some of the principles of aesthetics which apply to the various fields of art such as painting, photography, design and architecture.
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    #17

    Re: A somber landscape

    Can we say that "somber (sombre)" is just a mood, and if a landscape is "somber" this is related to lighting, content and composition. So is "somber landscape" figurative but is " the man somber in the funeral" literal?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Jun-2019 at 07:53. Reason: deleting unnecessary quote
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    #18

    Re: A somber landscape

    A landscape per se is not sombre as it changes with time. It is perceived in a picture captured at a particular point in time as sombre. Yes, you can say someone is sombre (serious/grim).
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    #19

    Re: A somber landscape

    But what is the difference between a "gloomy landscape" and a "sombre landscape". Are they always the same? Is there any difference?
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    #20

    Re: A somber landscape

    They mean the same to me. There's no need to overthink it.

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