Relationship 2

By woolybill1
A final attempt to express how the ladies of "Conversation Piece" get on with each other. Really it is for the viewer to interpret - which is the whole object of this wonderful installation. This time I have opened the stop even further to reduce the sharp area concentrated on the hand; given the distance the figures stand apart I doubt f1.8 would have been better or worse.

I hope my personal view of these ladies has given you something to think about, and perhaps some pleasure too. My thanks to all who have made such interesting and perceptive comments about the "Weebles" over the past couple of months. As you can tell, I find them immensely absorbing; I expect to visit them again soon, though perhaps not with a camera!

1/1250th sec. @ f2.8, ISO 200

Tags: Specialist and abstract Public art South shields

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Comments


lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Feb 2008 8:56AM
Very symbolic

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Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
28 Feb 2008 9:30AM
Works beautifully with only the hand in focus; very expressive.
Regards,
Rende
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
28 Feb 2008 9:34AM
this angle is even more moving that yesterday's
nefaman 12 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 9:39AM
close up like this they look like a pair of E.T's trying to get home
KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
28 Feb 2008 9:44AM
I'm sorry Bill, but I'm sat here giggling ike a pixie!! Thanks to either my bad eyesight or the laptop I saw something totally different in the thumbnail!!!! lol Grin
I saw a Chimpanzee/Gorilla on the right looking at it's baby's arm/hand on the left!!!! I though 'Awww, that is so sweet'!!!
luxaeternam 10 21 1
28 Feb 2008 9:45AM
Another great shot Bill, of what appears to be a different hand, but somewhat harder to interpret from this angle. Still, makes for an interesting conversation anyway.
Whatever you do, please do take your camera when you go back - I'm sure you'll have thought of another way to shoot the weebles by then.
Smile Lucy
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
28 Feb 2008 9:50AM
Looks quite spooky ....that hand moved when I opened up the thumb....oooh errrr

Dianna
28 Feb 2008 10:00AM
Beautiful, great use of DOF.
Nettles 10 England
28 Feb 2008 12:05PM
A very different take on yesterday's shot and equally good.
Annette
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
28 Feb 2008 12:20PM
You have a different way of looking at things....this is fascinating, and does make on speculate on what they are saying to each other. That looks like a belly laugh to me.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
28 Feb 2008 12:45PM
Works well - well captured.
Regards Richard.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
28 Feb 2008 1:15PM
a worthy collection of images, Well done!

Jennnnnn
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
28 Feb 2008 1:33PM
From my viewpoint, when I opened this up, seeing a conversation between two women, and the hands placed as they are, this question arose as the main theme of this conversation: "You're pregnant??"
Anne
proz 13 205 United States
28 Feb 2008 1:42PM
fantastic Bill, like something right from ET. Love the tight crop!
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
28 Feb 2008 1:43PM
My thoughts were along the same wavelength as Anne.
I thought the hand was reaching out to touch mum to be's baby bump & give it a gentle rub....as we do.
Please go back & take some more wonderful images for us to enjoy Bill.
They have been a most enjoyable pleasure to see.
Hilary
Strobe 10 1.3k United States
28 Feb 2008 2:30PM
Well captured
Marc
imagio 11 12 1 England
28 Feb 2008 3:36PM
Gestures can say an awful lot Bill, excellent..

Bernie
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
28 Feb 2008 3:44PM
Definately more than a suggestion of pregnancy/babies here.With perhaps the added question of ''who is responsible''.As you say,it is open to ones own interpretation.An interesting take with your last two images of these Ladies Bill.
Mick.
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
28 Feb 2008 4:54PM
You have managed to pull out so much emotion in these. Well done.
Ty
Herge88 10 40 4 England
28 Feb 2008 5:34PM
Thanks for this thought provoking image Bill.

Best Matt
28 Feb 2008 6:24PM
I like the DOF on this one Bill. Nice work.
All the best to you both.

John Smile
IainH 12 82
28 Feb 2008 6:47PM
Reminds me of a sci-fi scene
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
28 Feb 2008 7:23PM
I think that hand gesture refers to who's turn it is for the dishes.

Robert
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
28 Feb 2008 9:07PM
a great understanding and conveying of photography
Hop-A-Long 10 52 1 England
28 Feb 2008 9:26PM
I love the way you have concentrated on the hand. Lovely use of DOF. I see the weeble telling a joke and the other having a real belly laugh at it. Great work Bill.
Andy
newy17 11 273 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 1:10PM
well composed bill great use of dof,,
ian
29 Feb 2008 11:26PM
Top marks
1 Mar 2008 5:44PM
Very perceptive Bill.

Mike
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
7 Mar 2008 11:20PM
This one and the last one are outstanding pictures. I think the sculptor would have been very pleased with your work. On a technical note, your choice of f/2.8 was spot on as it was necessary to retain some detail in the figure in the background to express the relationship between the figures. John
Paree 12 616 3
11 Mar 2008 7:28PM
totally amazing very surreal
pareen
MartaHari 10 1 Spain
24 Mar 2008 5:35PM
fantastic idea Wink

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