My mom often tells me about her childhood when her family didn't have electricity till she was about 13 or 14. She did her homework by the candle or kerosene lamp... Now that it's 21 century we don't have electricity, but only sometimes and for a short time...
What attracted me in this picture is the candle and my friend reaching for it. Looks really romantic... The laptop screen... Well, looks out of place, I know but... I alsoleft the lamp untouched: it contrasts with the candle...
PP: resize, a slight play with shadows and highlights, sepia.
P.S. The Turkish might find some political symbolism in this shot, but I leave it for them to discover :)
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CMJC (4026) 2008-12-29 14:29
un beau portrait dans le peine ombre et un beau contraste aussi avec l'écran de l'ordinateur en arrière plan!
(nous c'est l'été à la maison de montagne qu'il n'y a pas d'électricité, mais c'est rare désormais...)
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-01-12 4:49
poor light and nice picture !!!
clic (15760) 2011-10-11 8:48
Thanks for your kind words Ilgiz.
I appreciate too your effort for the French traduction.
You composed a brilliant paradoxal scenery with subtle tones: The imaginairy diagonal linking candlelight to the half-silhouette of face is quite appealing, composition-wise.
Both past and present era seem to interest equally your friend in this studied setup!
I'll try to salute you in Russian next time!
- Copyright: Ilgiz Galeev (ilghiz) (708)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-03-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A430
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-18 8:28