illuminations

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by pdh, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  2. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    Lovely shots, i particularly like the last one - it really does illuminate
     
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  3. RT Panther

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    Dec 25, 2012
    I'm really liking your 2nd shot! :cool:
     
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  4. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I really like your epxeriments.
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    That's a very interesting response, Peter :smile:

    In what way do you see these particular photographs as "experiments" ?
     
  6. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I may use the wrong words, especially since you do not use the same scene for various settings but I was referring to how you are playing with light to communicate a certain mood. I just assumed that you tried various compositions and settings before you took the shots. So I did not mean to suggest that you "just" tried something.
    Does that make more sense?

    My apologies for my use of the English language. I assure you that I am much more proficient in the Dutch language ;-)

     
  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    No need to apologise Peter. Your English will always be better than my Dutch ...

    It's always interesting to me to hear what is triggered - emotionally, psychologically - by my photographs, especially as I rarely give them titles or offer any verbal context for them; I think this annoys some people, particularly as I am not at all interested in discussing technical matters :wink:

    So what I think I'm hearing from you is that you like the sense of exploration and intention that the images trigger?
     
  8. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    That is a good way of describing it. In this case the intention to visualize illumination followed by the exploration. To me that seems to be a theme across your photographs.

    There is one other thing that puzzles me. Your photographs also trigger a feeling of nostalgia or even sadness. Which probably tells a lot about me. ;-)

    May I ask what you want to convey in your photographs? What drives you in your photography?

    Peter
     
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  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thanks for your interest. Rather than repeat myself in this thread, can I give you a link?

    It's for an "interview" I did with Olivier Duong (he's one of the editors - along with Don Springer - of The Inspired Eye) for his blog. Some of the info is a bit out of date, as I did it in February, but it should give you some clues to what I'm doing :)

    Making Something New in the World
     
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  10. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    A fascinating read, Paul. Thanks for sharing. It not only made me look again but also think again.
     
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