by netkonnexion
This is splendid!
December 9th, 2020  
Not sure what I'm looking at, but it's kinda cool!
December 9th, 2020  
that's a lot of bottles! cool shot!
December 9th, 2020  
December 10th, 2020  
This is interesting!
December 10th, 2020  
Well, what a great way of getting rid of a distracting background, very cool!
I'm familiar with the subject and loving this interpretation of it (them, sort of, as there's really a pair), it makes a fab abstract.
(I know they're meant to be candlesticks but I wonder if the inspiration for the materials and the construction came from those old bottle drying racks?)
Oh, fav, btw. :)
December 15th, 2020  
@dulciknit The high key impact did make it easy to remove the backgound. But I still spent over an hour taking the rails out around the bottom. I am not sure about the final impact myself. I enjoy the high key and I enjoy the interesting shape and texture. Perhaps those are enough. Anyway, that is why I did not put it in the top gallery. Do you think it should be in my main gallery?
December 15th, 2020  
@netkonnexion Yep. :)
December 15th, 2020  
@netkonnexion Simplicity is key, yes? Interesting shape and texture are most definitely enough if that's what you wanted to show but there's a sense of form there too.
You've got an unusual and arresting structure - quite rightly placed plonk in the middle of the frame, imo. The high key ensures there's no distractions and adds to the impact, then dial up the black background and the image really sings!

Those psychological barriers they put round the art installations at Waddesdon are mostly very effective for keeping people off the works but boy do they make work for the photog; I remember how long I spent getting rid of the one round Le Carrosse -
December 15th, 2020  
@dulciknit - I had forgotten that one. Love the way you suddenly seemed to get the photographers eye around about then. Nicely summed up in that commentary. Good image that one BTW.
December 15th, 2020  
@netkonnexion It was one of those moments when a lot of things that I'd been thinking about fell into place.
I was a bit disillusioned about the work itself when, having done some more research on the artist and this particular piece, I learned that he'd caused a version to be painted purple! That blew my idea of red=urgency out of the water. Still, it's a prime example of differences between the artist's intent and the viewer's perception, I guess. :)

Thank you.
December 16th, 2020  
Ah yes, one of the first lessons I learned as a photographic judge. The only thing one can talk about when reviewing the image is the view you (the judge) has of it. You cannot properly fathom the need/wishes/wants/intent of the artist. That motivation/insight will forever remain hidden - perhaps even to the artist.
December 17th, 2020  
Very interesting and intriguing image. Fav
December 23rd, 2020  
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