Stills V3

January 11, 2009

Fence, wall and shadow

Filed under: Doonster — doonster @ 17:29

Fence, wall and shadow, Kristiansund, June 2008

More on a similar vein to the last one from back in the summer.



  1. Since I am a complete sucker for fences, shadows (especially of trees) and the texture of weathered wood, I am content to wander about here for some time,enjoying the pleasing balance of all elements. For me, the lines, shapes, and textures work perfectly to keep me moving in a peaceful, unhurried fashion.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — January 11, 2009 @ 23:07

  2. Huh, wish I had taken this, as it’s exactly my kind of photo. The few weeds between the fence and the drain pipe complete the scene.

    Comment by matt — January 12, 2009 @ 13:41

  3. As I was spinning through the photos on my newsreader I assumed this was a matt photo.

    You’ve got this much more perpendicular than I would have achieved.

    I’m mesmerised by the bright spot on the fence. I find it hard to look at the rest of the photo.

    Comment by Colin — January 12, 2009 @ 16:54

  4. Colin, that bright spot is an on-screen thing, probably user error in conversion. In print it’s much less bright with plenty of grain detail.

    Comment by doonster — January 12, 2009 @ 17:29

  5. Everything is just right. I can imagine this looks really great as a print.

    Comment by Christina — January 12, 2009 @ 20:55

  6. Despite the good composition, this is a just a little bit of a comfort zone picture, which is to say that I will instinctively reach for the shutter button when I see something like this: will sometimes press the button and even develop the RAW; but somehow it never gets further.

    What I like about this is the shadow of the other hut, which, in a gestalt closure sort of way (!!) gives some sort of context. It is interesting that this is Kristiansund as it could be in the US – but far less likely in the UK. On the other hand there is an almost abstract universality to this.

    In terms of meeting your veg/construction juxtaposition, this is obviously at the easier end of the scale aesthetically!! But then construction huts were not designed to look lovely! So man and nature can coexist?

    Comment by John Ellis — January 13, 2009 @ 09:44

  7. pretty light. Lots of structural lines and clean pattern, with just a touch of the organics to break it up.

    Seems almost textbook in arrangement. Not sure if that is praise or trying to push you beyond that. Bit of both, perhaps.

    I’d probably shoot it this way too, in fact, I feel I’ve got shots similar to this from a few places.

    Comment by Gordon — January 13, 2009 @ 16:44

  8. a wonderful arrangement, easy on the eyes and i’m sure a great print. One I’d like to of taken as well.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — January 13, 2009 @ 20:35

  9. I too thought at first this was Matt’s. My thoughts of this shot are pretty much along the lines of John’s comments so I will not duplicate further. However, those stray grasses at the foot lift this just a little out of the comfort zone. Would have shot this myself if I’d walked past.

    Comment by akikana — January 14, 2009 @ 12:51

  10. Umm. I see from the comments that I’m a bit like John. When I first saw this I immediately thought of a picture I took in Florida Keys which to me was the essence of the old hotel we stayed in. So I have a feel for the environment because this is a bit of its essence.
    However following on from John’s comment I feel you may have opened the fence, wall and shadow and can of worms and possibly my version may now go beyond RAW………………………

    Comment by Rex — January 15, 2009 @ 21:42

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