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Just another in a series I'm working on titled 'The Bureau' A much simpler lighting than the previous one.
Hope you're all good.
I like the balance between the present and the past in this. I first registered the books, the crucifix, the hour glass. Then a moment or so later the whisky, pills, smoking pipe. Last of all the bullets. Layers of association, thought-provoking.
Full of matching details
Very intriguing Keith, I like it.
Very few views but there yer go
Long time no see Keith. A lovely set up. Great.
Hope ur keeping well.
Very poignant Keith. The implications are all there, not sure on the pills - they look too contemporary - the poison/medicine bottle would suffice (tho change the placement).
I like the pano crop (tho the cliped sides of the bureau fight the harmony). Its a shame images like this don't grab the attention of more - they don't know what they are missing.
I've come back a time or two, thought more and more about this. I'm interested in what I noticed first, the well thumbed old books, Les Misérables coming in two volumes, the keys, the warm, cosy nostalgia (plus the bottle... ). The modern pills came as a real shock. I think they work and they're important, they're the here and now. They convey pain.
I'm with Nick on the clipped sides of the bureau though... That doesn't spoil the image, it just gives me something to niggle about.
we'll have to see what people make of the final version when its ready
Quote: we'll have to see what people make of the final version when its ready
Can't wait ! But whats with the D70?
LOL - no idea, the software decided that I had one. I'm having to work on the pills digitally as Edwardian ones are pretty scarce.
Oh and thanks for the GE - my first ever I do believe.
Detailed and descriptive image Keith, beautiful tones.
Like the details but just wonder if there is too much to look at
I also think it is a well balanced image, especially like the wisp of smoke.
Love the books & that wisp of smoke from the pipe.
Great content except the pills & they do jar a tad for me too.Bullets are good so what about a nice ole pistol to go with them instead of the booze & pills ?
Very Sherlock Holmes.
Fancy clipping the edges off...tut tut Mr H
Some good points which will help me form the final shot.
I have to chop the edges off if I show the bureau as they are sloped
Lovely image, Keith.
If/when you re-shoot this I think that actually including the sloping sides of the bureau would be a good thing, especially if you also include a little more of the surroundings.
They, along with the top and writing desk, would form a "world away" from what's outside, giving a kind of detachment and sense of pivate intimacy to the thoughts and feelings and identity implied and contained within the bureau itself.
My twopenneth worth, and an RC to add to your other acronym
I love this style, althought it's a bit cliche-saturated, fantastic picture!
I agree with the cliche point but we blokes are a bit straight down the line when it comes to photography and suicide.
I'd like for the front corners to be in shot too, that would probably give space either side of the spine reflections. The jarring bit for me is the candle, too clean and white, too sharp and high, no shadows cast from such a bright flame ....
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