* Continued from yesterday's my picture from the forest Kouri
I prefer un-remarkable subject matter for my photographs as this allows the viewer to pass on rapidly from concern with subject matter to a deeper engagement with the photograph. - Julian Flynn
In my photographs I'm happy that there should be some ambiguity as to what state is being portrayed. I like the photographs to 'shimmer' through a range of interpretations as one considers them. - Julian Flynn -
...if (the photographs) resist a simple explanation that's because (they) haven't really got one. The way that they appear is what they are about - and they communicate what I wished to communicate better than any words I can use to explain them. - Julian Flynn -
I'm not into that approach to photography where everything has to be perfect; where every landscape has to be unspoiled; every flower has to be a perfect specimen, a drop of dew on each petal; every portrait showing the person at their best. I'm moved by the mess of life, the way we, and the world around us, falls short of our dreams and our ideals: but we still try to make something beautiful out of it anyway; and that beauty is more moving because it acknowledges our fallen state. - Julian Flynn -
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krzychu30 (15510) 2012-10-02 1:57
delightful B&W shot.Well considered composition and framing.Lovely reflections in the puddle.You had excellent idea for this image.The photo was also perfectly processed-it has superb contrast and saturation.Well done!
Have a nice day
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-10-02 3:21
Given your notes I don't feel compelled to tell you that your image is beautiful, sharp and/or well-exposed. I identify with your notes to some extent because I am naturally disorganised. Your image works in accordance with your first quote; it does require a viewer to engage more deeply to work out a possible reason for its capture and why you chose to present it to us in monochrome.
saxo042 (37602) 2012-10-02 13:41
These ladders are well placed to make an X in the composition. The B&W format is also very appropriate here.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-10-03 13:27
Splendid framing using an illusion. Great result. Congratulations!
All the best!
mesutilgim (88186) 2012-10-04 12:24
Very nic b&w capture with great graphical values.
Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
- Copyright: Georgios Topas (TopGeo) (38206)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-09-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS450D, Canon 18-55 mm EF-S
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Thoughts about potography [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-02 1:26