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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Playfair House

Nikon D70 @ 55mm, 1/400 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200

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I'll be surprised if anyone likes this photo... :)

Taken from Royal Terrace.

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Anonymous KJM said...

Would be interesting to see it revisited when the geraniums are in full bloom, but it's still in my opinion a well constructed and interesting image.

12:29 pm, March 23, 2006  
Anonymous fly said...

where exactly is this place? Interesting name.. haha

5:17 pm, March 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:54 am, March 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Different worlds in different reflections. Initially we see a scene of a hazy reflection on a window. This to me, is like a memory- hazy and sentimental, without the sharp outline of reality. In similar motion to when we pan-out from the visions of our memories, we pan out from the central focus of this photograph (which is the reflected image of the window). We see revealed, the harsh contrast of our present reality- it contrasts against the sentimental haze of our memory- the fuzziness and the warmth of the dull glow. We see that the colours are more violent, they are no longer a hazy outline of fondness, we see that the bold bricks shout with force. Wee see that the memory is so transparent- just like a window, and that everything is just a hazy reflection subject to change. So in this photograph, we are reminded of our two worlds. One world in which we can look into like a window, but in which we see only hazy reflections of sentimentality…and the other world of reality that frames our dream world; like the bricks of a wall, that insists upon us with its powerful bricks, steadfast with force, shouting their sharp brutal colours with their brick fists, that this is the only world! That may be true, but the only way out of this world of reality, is to look through the window of dreams. Even if we only see a hazy image, we should be willing to take the risk and to journey out through the unforgiving lands behind the walls of reality…perhaps if we travel long enough, we will in the end, be rewarded with our dreams.

2:23 am, March 25, 2006  
Blogger Brent Vermilyea said...

Surprised if someone would like this, John? I love central compositions, and this is a perfect example of how they can work in presenting geommetric shapes. I really like this shot. It's beautiful. High regards.

5:39 am, March 27, 2006  
Blogger John said...

KJM: Yeah, on a sunny day with the flowers in full bloom it would have a very different feel to it.

Andrew (anon): Give me another couple of weeks to try and understand that ;) Cheers vera.

brent: Thanks brent, glad you like it.

10:40 pm, March 27, 2006  

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