Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D90
Date Time Original : 2010-06-24 23:12:28
Focal Length : 31/1
Exposure Time : 1/100
F Number : 4.5
Iso Speed Ratings : 200
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 46
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Capture NX 2.2.4 M
Published: Friday 9th of July 2010 08:32:49 PM
Nice and original idea, Wolfgang! I'm not so sure about the colour toning, perhaps a bit too "dramatic" for an almost humorous shot like this (or at least I see it so). On the other hand, I find the perspective and the composition just perfect and very effective. Regards!
big thanks for your comment. In fact, I played a lot with toning and you have a point that I probably should have applied it a bit more carefully - primary reasons why I chose it, were to provide some atmosphere and to accentuate the chairs vs. background.
You're right about the humorous side - that was intended (maybe even with a taunting twist ;-)).
Just want to make sure you understand that I think the "absence" of subjects is a key ingredient for this photo and works really well.
I see it as more satirical than strictly humorous. How we divide ourselves from each other? Kind of says, "so close, yet so far." Good perspective for a voyeur, yet the subjects are missing! ;))) There's a textural quality to this that does already separate the chairs though you've nicely emphasized that separation with your processing. I notice you're continuing to play and experiment with color ideas and that's exciting and I'm enjoying being in on the process.
that was a quick response :-) - thanks for clarifying, indeed I had related your comment too much to my photo.
many thanks for further following my work. You have a point concerning the subjects - I can imagine a variety of different photos with various subjects - maybe I should work on that idea a bit... :-)
Nevertheless, my idea was to put this rather in the sequence of suburban spring - therefore rather: absence of people...
:) interesting interpretation of an idea...
Each chair seems so completely convinced of its centrality.
The Great Divide between people. Meaningful as already pointed out clearly by Fred. Tones and colours all in support of the content. Toast, Wolfgang.
This one is rich. First the eye to spot the possibilities here and then to find the right composition to bring out the comic possibilities in the scene. You're great at this sort of thing, finding the best pov to make your point. I don't mean that you editorialize because there seems to be little of that but your provocative images send the viewer rolling in a particular direction and that little push leads to creative momentum which takes them to surprising places..
Re: Turf guarding deckchairs
I don't see separation in this picture. I see communication through the barrier. The kind of communication that is as gloomy as the color of this photo. The absence of people makes me think of how they look like, and gives me awful expectations! The only comment is on the chair in the left, I wish if it was not that bleached. I hope it was lit as much as the one in the right. Great shot.
turf guarding deck chairs another scene from suburbia.