Walking along the Strada Nova in Venezia one evening, we passed a stall in a flea market selling, among other things, lamp-shades. This is one of them, in close-up, indeed practically inside it. The stallholder eyed me somewhat quizzically, but didn't try to stop my eccentric activity. Actually it made a change to see a flea-market instead of the inevitable souvenir stalls selling masks and other quasi-Venetian tat...
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timecapturer (45163) 2014-02-15 3:55
this is wonderful. An inspiring observational shot and a result that is both fascinating, beautifully original and absorbingly artistic. Well done.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
lousat (72231) 2014-02-15 3:57
Hi Will,this pic is absolutely great!! What a fantasty and what a class to do a work like this,very impressive catch-eye made with a spectacular quality,i like it..a lot! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (27979) 2014-02-15 3:57
Hi Will, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting postcard beautiful shapes and colors, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
yquem46 (38380) 2014-02-15 4:16
very original picture, away from Venezia usual views
Splendid colors and light, that both make me think of Antelope canyon
Bravo, have a nice WE
emka (73183) 2014-02-15 4:45
What is it?? It looks a b it like Antelope Canyon in Utah, similar colours and shapes. Unusual photo, very creative and of superb quality. Just marvelous.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-15 5:24
Looks like an abstract painting more than a photo. Love the colours and shapes and the originality of the shot. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
rigoletto (34197) 2014-02-15 6:35
A nice abstract from the inside of a lamp. Attractive colors and shapes, an eye catcher in the main gallery.
danos (83053) 2014-02-15 7:20
very effective as abstracting too the close up view of the lamp-shades with the colour tints to are captured superb.I like the light management as the interesting shapes of it.Well done.
SnapRJW (29282) 2014-02-15 7:55
Beautiful in its simplicity and beautiful in its complexity Will. The gentle curving lines are given depth and volume through your excellent light management; the tones are so important here. I'm impressed. A fine shot. Warm regards Rosemary
worldcitizen (6477) 2014-02-15 9:32
Very beautiful and artistic abstract. I like the colors and swirling patterns. It's a nice way to show this item available in the market. The variations between light and dark are also great.
Nicou (116266) 2014-02-15 11:21
quelle iamge et compo sueprbe cpatage et vue quel dessin et ce découpage la finesse et le couleur c'est top.
Bravo et belle soirée
Silvio1953 (115857) 2014-02-15 12:21
Ciao Will, lovely and original composition with fantastic gepmetry, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
rbassin (16294) 2014-02-15 12:47
Une bonne observation et un superbe résultat photographique.
De très bons effets de lumière formes et couleurs.
chrislo (4151) 2014-02-15 13:32
A very artistic and beautiful shot. To me, it's more like an abstract painting than a photograph. I really love the graphical effect produced by these lines, shapes and colours. Great light management allowing shadows to take over in some areas, which gives a 3D effect to the image. The crispness of the details is superb, as well. Very nice work.
tyro (18588) 2014-02-15 15:27
This is a wonderfully abstract image which immediately reminded me of those little folded plastic propellor things which people sometimes stick on babies' prams or just wave about on sticks. And, of course, I presume that these lampshades are also made of folded and bent thin sheets of plastic.
But whatever the subject matter actually is, this is a wonderful study in light and shade and fine pastel colours, well composed and making full and very expert use of the full dynamic range of the lighting which was available. And probably not very good lighting in a flea market either.
adidas5nb (4480) 2014-02-15 19:14
absolutely creative shot.great thinking observation.love the graphic effect and the technique involved.
divail (8288) 2014-02-15 19:29
C'est une idée extraordinaire. Ces abat-jour qu'on voit partout révèlent des formes et couleurs superbes. C'est une magnifique photo.
abmdsudi (39538) 2014-02-15 20:45
What a mundane subject seen close up, a great find from out of nothing! Credit to your eagle's sharp eye where we are forced to venture into the swirling repeating shapes deeper inside. Lovely mouth-watering colours, play of soft shadows and shades and detail that you've made great visual sense and certainly provides the viewer with an early morning pause for thought.... Strikingly standout shot, Congrats,
holmertz (37041) 2014-02-16 2:47
Cheers to this inventive and original composition. People may have raised their eyebrows but you took a very interesting photo with marvellous shapes and colours. It is rather inpossible to understand without your note, but it is very possibly enjoyable in any case.
kasianowak (4888) 2014-02-16 5:35
Wonderful perfectly executed abstract! It looks like a flower close-up. The colours are great. You have a great eye for detail like this.
Noel_Byrne (20720) 2014-02-16 7:14
I looked at this for quite a while before clicking furth and reading your note, as I wanted to try to work out what it is. I didn't. I had guessed a work of art, the inside of a shell, perhaps some amazing architectural work a ceiling perhaps. But it's a lamp shade, very cool. This to me is the very essence of great photography, to find a captivating scene like this in the everyday. Something I aspire to do, but needs lots and lots of practice. Til then, I'll stick to my castles. This is a really beautiful shot, thanks for sharing the image, and explaining what it is!
batalay (34733) 2014-02-16 7:39
Superb presentation of the colors and curves, and a useful note to boot. I still have no idea of the overall design of the lampshade, but these detail are wonderfully eye catching.
Have a good Sunday,
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-16 9:32
This is awesome, well spotted fantastic colours light and mood.
kabel (1571) 2014-02-16 18:50
Hello, strong graphics and bold color accentuate your photo from Venezia. Nice play of light and shadow.
Mics (643) 2014-02-16 21:41
Classy, abstract shot. Beautiful! I like everything...composition, light and color management, clarity...and....the unintended eye-catching piece of art you created. :-) Very nice.
Royaldevon (26515) 2014-02-17 11:55
I had no idea what you had photographed, from the thumbnail, only that it was intriguing and had a great sense of pattern and beauty. I like it even better full size! It's one of those shots that is pleasing to view and ultimately has a calming effect.
My warm regards,
delpeoples (52447) 2014-02-18 1:01
hehehehe I'm trying to picture the quizzical look on the shopkeeper's face whilst you were contorting yourself in all ways to get this magnificent shot. You must be proud as punch of it. I love it, puzzled over it, drooled over it and coveted it. A sensational play of light, shade, shape and colour. Congratulations, can't believe you've been snavelling this away from us for so many years!
mesutilgim (79988) 2014-02-18 9:44
Good observation perfect realised !
A photographic work with great graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
ourania (26348) 2014-02-19 15:04
even after your clarifying note, I can't figure out the lamp shade or where these mesmerizing patterns and colours come from. This makes your picture even more attractive and fascinating for me, a beautiful abstract that will remain a teasing puzzle. I like very much the interaction between the random patterns, the fine graduating colours and the effect of movement. Superb picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
COSTANTINO (51290) 2014-02-20 9:43
original version clever idea to take a shot
I red your useful notes and I understood
what this scenery means
creative and un usual photo
have a nice new day
brianmcc (6005) 2014-02-23 2:41
i know you're described what it is, but i still can't work it out. either way, it's a fantastic close-up shot. the patterns and colours combine perfectly to create this very original and artistic picture. well spotted and cleverly composed.
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-02-23 9:18
wonderuful "abstract" vision of our surrounding!
Creative,intriguing and just brilliant!
Hard to stop looking at this forms,patterns and colors.
And for us it´s a great lesson of creativity.
Have a nice evening
adores (34368) 2014-03-10 18:19
Hard to guess what it was:)! Original and abstract! The effect is fantastic, the tonalities and the shapes make it really unique. Very well thought!
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (5904)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-20
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Abstraction [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-15 3:35