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Vase at the Window

I've been building up a mixed bag of pictures in my SC folder recently so will put a few of them up during the next week or two, particularly while I am away on holiday later in the month.

I saw this from a distance and knew I wanted to photograph it, but I don't really know why, it just appealed to me.  Maureen (my wife) thinks it is a waste of good memory card and can't see anything in it.

The thing is I am open to suggestion as to why I might like it, or conversely, why you don't like it. 

 

Vase at the Window

I've been building up a mixed bag of pictures in my SC folder recently so will put a few of them up during the next week or two, particularly while I am away on holiday later in the month.

I saw this from a distance and knew I wanted to photograph it, but I don't really know why, it just appealed to me.  Maureen (my wife) thinks it is a waste of good memory card and can't see anything in it.

The thing is I am open to suggestion as to why I might like it, or conversely, why you don't like it. 

 

comments (10)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Jul 2008, 05:28
...erm....waste of good memory card...I love the play of lines, the reflection in the window is good, I love the details od that chipped wood, the sun just peeking on the flowers in the vase...Brian, I think it is a nice still life, but hey, who am I.
The next one who will comment might see some things I do not see...
Have great day, where do you plan to go on vacation?
Don't forget extra memory cards wink
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, I think I can safely assume you like the picture. We are going away with a group of people from our church to Tenby in South Wales, it is in a lovely area and is a really nice place in itself. I think, being with a group, I won't get much time to photograph, I will try my best. This shows you what the place is like http://www.virtualtenby.co.uk/
  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 14 Jul 2008, 09:40
The thing is, Brian, is that we may be the only ones who "see" or appreciate something and it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks (even our spouses!)! I can see the value in this image because of so many things...the lines, the tassel, the reflections, stone frame, chipped paint, etc., etc. Thanks for showing it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, it is like you say when we gather at my Camera Club, particularly if we are doing a selection to represent the Club. We always have much light hearted discussion and banter about most of the prints. I feel you liked this, enjoy your stay in Amsterdam.
I would have shot it just because of the lighting Brian, but on top of that I like the lines and the subtle reflections!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, it's nice to know people think it worthy of taking. I must admit to not noticing the reflections till later on. It is part of Thoresby Hall that I featured on 11th.February in a collage.
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 14 Jul 2008, 17:51
Women, eh, Brian? What can you do with them? I'm with Richard on this in terms of its appeal.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I was hoping that some people would like it.
  • FLOOG
  • A quiet corner of Utopia
  • 14 Jul 2008, 18:33
Amen to everyone's previous comments. Quite right, we photograph what appeals to us as individuals, in my opinion that's the attraction and fun of photography.

If others like what we shoot, then that's great, but interpretation is very personal, and if they don't, no problem smile

I love this. I would have photographed it as well, though not as well as you have. The very subtle reflection is a joy, and the framing with the architecture works well. For me there is quality and interest... so there smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, I think you're getting near to what sub-consciously attracted me to this.
Grab what you can in photography Brian... and enjoy whatever you like in it ... In other words be your own man and don't think you have to justify anything ....

richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I'll let Maureen read all the comments another day, well the nice ones at least!
This is a very elegant shot. Like it very much. (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rosalyn, it's from a very elegant building that I featured on 11th.February.
Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I like this shot and I am not totally sure why, cannot pick out any one thing, it just pleases my eye. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pat, you've summed up just how I felt when I first saw it.
I think I would have tried to include the complete window in the image Brian as I really like the colour ant texture of the stone surround as a contrast to the window itself(pretend I am a competition judge!. The reflections do add to the overall effect as well, well seen.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Les, there is more of the window on the original image but just above my presentation it's all a long roller blind and nothing elese.
They actually look rather sad - those flowers
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, this is a Warners Hotel so no doubt the flowers are plastic anyway!

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