Make : NIKON CORPORATION
Model : NIKON D800
Date Time Original : 2013-01-01 17:39:43
Focal Length : 32/1
Exposure Time : 1/30
F Number : 4.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 140
Flash : 8
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 32
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Copyright : Wolfgang Arnold
Software : Aperture 3.4.3
Published: Sunday 3rd of February 2013 01:29:50 PM
It is the element of secrecy that Marjolein touched on, that makes the image fascinating and thought provoking. The presence of light coloured stones usually indicate vehicular access, as these become bright when illuminated by headlights and act as guide in the absence of artificial lighting. But it really leaves me guessing and speculating, as I suspect it is mean't to.
Very well done Wolfgang!
Wolfgang, I have to agree with many of the previous comments. There is most definitely a sacred, shrine-like feel to this. And I see what Jack means about the vignetting, tones, and composition that have helped emphasize that sacred aura.
i always appreciate how well balanced your photos are and of their simplicity
It reminds me of a Zen garden in its peacefulness and quietude, albeit perhaps more symmetrical. The symmetry works quite nicely here. Even the sliver of white at the top, allowing the structure to finish itself off rather than cropping into it adds a subtle graphic element in keeping with the tone of the rest of the photo. I hear a lone flute or recorder. Nice processing and toning and a nice transformation of subject matter through photography. Sometimes, photos are nicely designed but thoughtless. This is a case where design has depth.
Indeed, your carefully balanced composition and the way you processed the photo seem to convey some kind of sacred (and secret) aura...
As if some holy shrine awaits behind those closed wooden doors...
A very nicely composed beautiful shot, Wolfgang!
In your composition, these simple objects take on a symbolic and almost ritualistic aura. The slight vignetting and the precision of the presentation brings out the mystery in what would have been - in lesser hands - a quite ordinary image.
Ruud, Jack, Marjolein, Alf: big thanks for stopping by and commenting. Indeed my intention was to take a very ordinary subject and present it in a way that it catches some attention and leaves puzzles the viewer.
I like the tones here. They set a very nice framing. I like the simplicity of this photo a lot.