by Arnold Wolfgang

bread stoneoven seeking critique arnold wolfgang

Gallery: Monochromatic

Tags: stoneoven bread seeking critique

Category: Studio

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Published: Friday 8th of January 2010 10:41:28 AM


Bob Kurt
Like this a lot !

Marjolein M.
Beautiful & original photo, with nice details and textures! I like it's composition a lot too. Congrats!

Wolfgang Arnold
Many thanks for your encouraging comments.
- Wolfgang

Wolfgang Arnold
Vladimir, many thanks for your favourable comment and rating. In fact - this was a learning to me too - there was no more fire in the oven. The process was: first to burn a fire for a couple of hours in the oven, then remove all embers, balance temperature by spraying water into and checking (repeatedly) and last but not least dozens of these loafs where put into it (the moment I made this photo) and baked for about two hours in the remaining heat of the stones.
- Wolfgang

Vladimir Funtak
Wolfgang Fine textures, original idea, glad you have resisted a temptation to show some fire&glow from inside. Yet I feel a trace of tension, a kind of hesitation before the final metamorphosys..

Wolfgang Arnold

many thanks for your comment - would love to share some of the bread :-) - it really was delicious.

I see your point about the flames. However, this was a traditional oven build of stone. It is first heated for several hours with a fire inside. Then the ashes are removed and bread is baked on the hot stones. So, there is no more fire when the bread is put into the oven (which was the situation I captured here). So, for the effect, I could add some photoshop-flames - but in this case I rather prefer to stay closer to reality.

Bachir Taouti

A proper traditional bread always a yummy feeling and to see it on this grained textured wood just before it goes into the oven is something special... I would have liked to see just a bit of a flamme inside, but still this is really a magnificent photograph... can I have a piece after it's cooked? 

Bachir Taouti

Wolfgang,  Thanks for the interesting information.  What I also like about it, is actually that kind of raw and rural authenticity, probably because of the roughness and texture of the wall and your use of monochrome which I think is appropriate. One can almost smell it and feel that healthy warmth through this image. The other appeal on your subject is its symbolism on sharing! Best regards,

Wolfgang Arnold
bread - ready for the oven An old oven still operated the old fashioned way.

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