I feel this abstract image has the qualities of a woodblock print but it began life as a photo of my wife’s pin box!
Monthly Archives: May 2014
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See also Sunlight on New Forest stream (1)
This portrait was one of a series that included an earlier post, A private moment. In each case there is an enigmatic quality about the sitter’s expression
With this image I experimented to discover whether moving the face within the frame affects the viewer’s interpretation of the smile. Obviously, the captions below are purely personal suggestions.
1 Leaving friends following an amusing incidwnt
2 ‘I’ll close my eyes and you hide’.
3 Secretly watching from an upper window as her child plays happily with playmates.
The rain had ceased and the raindrops on the window pane were backlit by the late afternoon sun. I captured the image and transferred it to the computer. On the screen the image became something quite different. I saw not raindrops but a mass of faceless people gathered together for an outdoor meeting – perhaps a peace rally or something similar. It is a quiet gathering. (You may find it helpful to half close your eyes!)
Out of curiosity, I reversed the colours and was intrigued to note how the mood had changed. It now became more noisy and boisterous; an angry scene, more aggressive – perhaps a political protest or passionate supporters at a major sports event..