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    Ghosts in the Gallery

    Ghosts in the Gallery

    I was just about to explain this pic but I think I will leave it to your own interpretation .

    I have been working with low contrast recently.


    All C&C extremely welcome.

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    Very interesting dear Watson...ehh Sharon. The game is a foot. Now let me get my magnifying glass. An other balcony reflecting into the first one? Do I win?

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    There is an ethereal quality to this image, Sharon. I enjoy the way you see.

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    Thank you Sergio.

    Louise...very close but one reflection more.

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    Since I'm back in the fold, let's be controversial!

    Is there too much space at the left-hand side? I wondered why you put so much space into there. What would be like if it was 'balanced-up' with the same amount of space on the left as there is on the upper part of the right hand side? Too symmetrical?

    But that comment doesn't distract from the fantastic and fascinating imagination that created the image.

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    Hi Donald and a good question..I tried 3 crops that excluded much of the space to the left (which leads into a long corridor and back to my Dad's Hospital ward.) If you look, the horizontal lines do not stop abruptly but bleed leftwards into the white blankness of the corridor with the fading figures. To me...it fades into the white unknown of where he is and what lies ahead for him.

    I guess the space on the left is the uncertainty.

    Am I making sense?

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Mae View Post
    Am I making sense?
    You are. And, as they say, it's your image and the rest of us have to respect your thinking. The key part of it is that the space I referred to is not there by accident, but is a creative, conscious and built-in element of the image. That's art.

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    Thank you Donald,

    I saw the upper figures as if on a conveyer belt..., faceless, nameless sliding into an uncertain fate while the world below continued normally.

    Oh God...am getting Orwellian now!


    Note to self...stop thinking so damn much.

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    I like it but it is too abstract for me, just think a hundred years ago this is all you could get. I think a lot will pay for this sort of thing in their office and I would be rather proud if I could do it.

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    Re: Ghosts in the Gallery

    Thanks for commenting Steve.

    A combination of family ill health and wishing to move a bit away from my flower pics have lead to some experimentation with High and low contrast .

    After a pretty awful time and feeling jaded I bought myself a Ricoh camera for Christmas..put down the DSLR's for a while and 'gorged' myself on the deep inky blacks and grainy contrasts. The Ricoh Cx5 snaps on focus in a nano second It has made me think very differently...even from my Canon S95.

    The 'old film quality' is amazing fun to work with....am sure the purists are laughing at me but sometimes we all need a gentle kick start to our creativity.

    It's all good.

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