Photographs from a small group of islands
Oct 16 2017 18 Comments
10/16/2017 at 9:33 am
Astonishingly color-coordinated again. Well done.
10/16/2017 at 6:51 pm
Thank you. I know eh? Couldn’t have asked for a more suitably coloured purse. Now if only she’d had a pink umbrella…
10/16/2017 at 10:34 am
What a beautiful picture! Did you take any other shots of different people? Would love to see them all. Did you need to wait a while for this to work out well?
10/16/2017 at 6:54 pm
Thanks! I took a few test shots, but nothing I wanted to keep. Knew I needed someone walking on that white line for it to work, but initially nobody was forthcoming. Then after only a minute or two the woman in the photo walked past, and that was that. I’d got pretty much what I wanted. Great when things work out like that. So often they don’t…
10/16/2017 at 4:14 pm
Oh man this is so cool. Everything about it works perfectly! 🙂
10/16/2017 at 6:56 pm
Cheers! Yeah, it really did. Very pleased the way it turned out.
10/16/2017 at 4:57 pm
In the book “The King of Elfland’s Daughter(1927)” there is a boundary between our mundane land and that of Elfland that your photograph captures an essence of for me.
“the luminous air of that land whose glimpses dimly remembered are inspirations here”
10/16/2017 at 6:57 pm
Ooh, I really like that interpretation of it. Makes even more pleased with the result. Thanks!
10/17/2017 at 2:33 am
Reminds me of one of my favorite anime: “5cm per second”. If you haven’t seen it, and do, you’ll know why right away.
10/17/2017 at 9:43 am
I haven’t no, but just had a look on youtube and yes, I understood straight away!
10/17/2017 at 12:37 pm
Wonderful shot. Unique.
But I should prolly have a beer, or something and chill out, because I got a very dystopian feeling looking at it. Less emerging from the dark, than the dark encroaching, reaching out. The cherry blossoms are great, but they’re not real. Almost as if there’s no such thing as cherry blossom trees anymore. And our subject doesn’t care – she’s focused on her social media / cyber life – not even the light matters to her. Although, the dark has no apparent affect on her either, so maybe that’s good. Like I said, I should prolly have a beer. Guess it was a tough day at work LOL
10/17/2017 at 5:43 pm
Oh my. That’s put a different spin on things. Now I see the white line referring to an addiction.
You know a piece of art is good when it elicits such varied responses.
Anyway, enough of this red pill malarkey, I’m off back to blue pill land, (Matrix reference, not Pfizer reference you understand :-)).
10/17/2017 at 6:58 pm
Very rewarding to hear the photo produced such thoughts. Gives me real satisfaction. And considering the way the world is these days, dystopian thoughts are hard to dispel even on good days, let alone after a rough one…
On a similar note, we perhaps need another coloured pill, as even in blue pill land the true nature of things now seem to be continually encroaching…
10/22/2017 at 9:05 am
Meant to add: however one spins the critical analysis, it’s a gorgeous shot.
10/22/2017 at 9:03 am
That’s a great catch, that white line. I missed it earlier. No matter how one interprets it, walking the line, straight and narrow is very Japanese.
I like the idea of a purple pill, or how about a green one? What would a clear pill provide LOL
10/22/2017 at 4:25 pm
Yeah, I like the white line too. Not something I really thought about at the time either. Well, except in composition terms. So a very nice little bonus.
Perhaps a clear pill would be like a lucky (or unlucky) dip.
10/19/2017 at 1:24 pm
So beautiful! BTW, I hope that’s a mural or street art (not advertising) in the background… 😉
10/19/2017 at 7:52 pm
Thank you. Happy to say it’s a mural, no advertising at all!