In my previous posting, yesterday, I referred to the performance "Medea Within" presented at the old abandoned quarry of Xerokambos.
This photo was taken the evening of the general rehearsal during the last preparations. The setting was ready, the only actor of the play was sitting further away concentrating, some of the other contributors and friends of the artists were standing near the sound editor, talking. A couple of days before it had rained and there were still large puddles at the pit of the quarry were the performance would take place. When I noticed the reflections, I almost forgot about the performance. Someone noticed me looking attentively and pointing my camera towards the muddy puddle and asked "what are you doing??" The others turned to see.
Thank you for visiting, a lovely weekend to all
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ikeharel (44081) 2013-10-12 1:01
Nice photojob done on the inverted-reflecton when people stood and watched what you were doing.
Good clarity over the water surface, fine details shown.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
gojo (1347) 2013-10-12 1:10
Good morning Ourania,
This is really great!
You can see and almost feel the mud, and at the same time clearly view the people.
rigoletto (32768) 2013-10-12 1:13
we had performed euripides' medea at high school. oh my, she is such a character... (coming to shape as maria callas in my mind, thanks to pasolini).
your photo here is an interesting rendering of the play's surroundings. while reflections in clean ponds and shop windows are usually favourited here, a muddy puddle is almost unique. good imagination with the dissolving heads over there :)
by the way, your workshop photo for the previous one (medea bursting with passion) is a masterpiece for me. you should give it a chance as a main upload, imho.
siudzi (27769) 2013-10-12 1:29
What a superb capture of this street life scene. You had a brilliant idea to take only reflected view in charming warm tonality. Very well taken with great sense of the moment. TFS.
Have a lovely weekend!
jhm (128073) 2013-10-12 2:18
Your picture is a nice aquarel, the reflections make these picture very attractive.
Also through the pleasant colours get a lovely image.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (105599) 2013-10-12 2:27
Ciao Ourania, favoloso riflesso, non capita spesso di vederne con tanta gente, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
rbassin (13381) 2013-10-12 2:30
une bonne compo, la flaque d'eau est bien exploitée, jolie scène.
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-12 3:13
This photo gave me a pleasant surprise. I wasn't prepared for this from the thumbnail. You made a brilliant observation of these ghost-like figures.
Photographers often behave very strangely in the eyes of non-photographers. Always when I see someone pointing a camera in an unexpected direkction I look that way (discreetly) to find out what on earth could be so interesting. Even then, most of the time I can't understand what they were aiming at. I am sure your surprised friends would find this very interesting.
dkmurphys (42567) 2013-10-12 4:34
Interesting detail, you sure have created an artistic image. Well done, have a fine weekend.
Sergiom (45527) 2013-10-12 5:08
Une belle originalité dans cette composition parfaite. C'est comme un rêve mais en même temps on sait bien que c'est réel.Il fallait le voir et le réaliser. C'est très bien fait.
timecapturer (37152) 2013-10-12 5:09
really like this, so original and wonderfully observed. It evokes a beautiful atmosphere and a creative artistic complement to the performance itself. Clever and irresistible imagery! Superb!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
snunney (72762) 2013-10-12 5:26
An interesting little anecdote to accompany this agreeable composition. I like the way the people are standing and the fact that they are looking toward the camera even though the faces are blurred. Also, the lovely light and warm tones. A well observed image, very well presented.
Romano46 (11573) 2013-10-12 5:31
ho sempre sostenuto che tu sei una fotografa dalla ricca inventiva e questa foto di oggi ne è la conferma, qujalora ce ne fosse ancora bisogno.
Una foto che si fa notare fin dalla miniatura e che rappresenta una delle tante tue trovate d'ingegno che a me tanto piacciono.
Riflessi sfruttati molto bene in una situazione particolarmente fortunata che, come al solito, non ti sei lasciata sfuggire.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Nicou (105903) 2013-10-12 7:45
quelle vue et iamge quel reflet et captage sueprbe dans l'eau avec les déformations sueprbe vue très bien trouvé génial.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (41759) 2013-10-12 8:41
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst, o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled preko refleksa na vodi ...
Dobar rad, lep refleks na vodi i boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting and good text, place and moment ...
Nice view over the reflex on the water ...
Good work, beautiful reflection on the water and colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
cornejo (22568) 2013-10-12 10:48
Hi Ourania, very good picture of this interesting meeting in a pool, beautifully captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
lousat (64243) 2013-10-12 14:35
Ciao Ourania,questa è davvero magnifica! Tu sei la Regina dei riflessi,ma stavolta ti sei superata,davvero originale e ricchissima composizione,esposizione perfetta e grande brillantezza dei colori,una delle tue migliori foto senza dubbio.Buona Domenica e complimenti,Luciano
Cricri (92249) 2013-10-13 1:10
Bien vu et réaliser, J'aime ce coté original que donner par les reflets, les personnes vous regardent, très belle réalisation
krzychu30 (12759) 2013-10-13 1:38
I see you´ve discovered puddles and reflections for good:)
I´m glad because the outcome of your work here is really captivating and it´s also creative continuation of your latest series.
Your artistic vision of this scene harmonizes well with the artistic undertaking you present to us.
For me it looks more like an abstract painting or a memory of a night dream.
Have a nice sunday
delpeoples (48660) 2013-10-13 4:22
Ciao cara Ourania
Ancora una volta, hai proposto una foto unica e ben curate. Bellissimi i riflessi ed i loro definizione. I colori sono sottili con luce ammirabile. Complimenti e ti auguro una bella domenica.
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-10-13 5:24
I love the ghostly feel to this, and I love how it feels like we are seeing a scene from another era, for some reason this reminds me of the 1970's. Yet again, a creative and unique approach to photography that has worked so perfectly well, thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas.
All the best
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-10-13 7:53
A reflection shot when the water is somewhat smoother. Lovely squiggly lines and there's a certain kind of ripple that gives those strong dark outlines, one off each minute this would be different, well seen and worked, It's an effect that I love. Well done, TFS
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-14 9:40
I assume this foto is presented "upside-down," but it works for me. I enjoy the playful concept -- these are the hands behind the play, the working machine, who are not intended to be seen. Therefore, you present them indistinctly. Perfect! (Genius!)
mesutilgim (73062) 2013-10-14 11:34
Hello dear Ournia !
Amazimng, amazing, amazing ! I have gotten ashamed with my humble reflections !!
TFS and best regards
Kugart (1774) 2013-10-14 13:02
Maybe its just my eyesight but when I look at your thumbnail I can see a face in the wall behind the people. Not noticeable in the larger view. Good spot taking the reflections in the muddy puddle.
Let me know if you can see that face in the thumbnail.
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-10-14 18:05
What a beautiful painting on the water! As I was saying in my critique of another water-reflection photo, the impressionist painters must have got the idea from such reflections. Well seen and very well rendered.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-15 3:06
I love the creativity here and the old oil painting type effect that this reflection evokes. Love the browns and yellows and the blurred people look like they are staring back at us from a parallel universe! Love it!
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-16 10:19
Fantastic reflections in the almost mirror like pool of still water. Good color, sharpness and saturation. I like the vertical parts of earth at the top emerging from the water and contrasting against the horizontal lines at the bottom. Good to include a section of fg as a reference point. Tfs!
subhendu_bagchi (21110) 2013-10-21 2:27
hello, a nice observation and a very nice result you got from it. Nice daily life reflected in puddle. Nice muted colours. A very good composition. Tfs.
KristinsCamera (1917) 2013-11-30 19:49
a lovely watercolor portrait, good eyes to spot this marvelous opportunity, ourania!
the colours are muted and beautiful, and the grouping and the body language of the ensemble is wonderful. nicely seen and well captured!
happy sunday to you ~