Stills V3

January 28, 2009

Cabin Window

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 04:11

Thomas Landing, Polk County



  1. I like shooting into houses with the depth given by light reaching as far as it can get. Not quite the case here but amply rewarding for the colour coordination: brown, cream and golden green. In this case the dark space on the right completes the scheme nicely and the mould on the window says something.

    My only contrary thought is whether it would have been better to shoot all the window, or frame to the upper part only, in order to avoid the partial LH side of the frame at the bottom. I’m really not sure about that though.

    I like the ring of Thomas Landing, Polk County!

    Comment by John Ellis — January 28, 2009 @ 08:04

  2. I like the warm homely light but I don’t think that is enough to make this special.

    Comment by Rex — January 31, 2009 @ 08:25

  3. The light seems to give the windows a sense of age from years of built-up grime. Adds character. I think I’d prefer it with the leaves better lit, but the overall composition works well for me.

    Comment by doonster — February 1, 2009 @ 16:40

  4. I’m seeing some kind of jump between the bush and the grime on the window. So I’m glad there’s some shadow interest through the middle.

    Comment by akikana — February 3, 2009 @ 06:20


    Skillful use of colour here. You are in good company with this picture.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — February 3, 2009 @ 10:46

  6. I love the warmth and glow in this one. The green contrasting with the warm reds sets it all off. While Akikana found grime on the window, I saw a shadow cast by a stand of trees. Hmmm.

    A part of me says, “There’s nothing going on here; no reason to linger.” The part of me that wins is the one saying “It’s the serenity and simplicity that deserves a longer look. Stick around; it’s worth it.”

    Comment by Anita Jesse — February 3, 2009 @ 22:18

  7. I’m not sure I can get past thinking about what that mold on the window smells like. It probably smells like sleeping on the sandy futon on the rented lake house.

    Comment by matt — February 4, 2009 @ 00:44

  8. I’m probably in the same camp as Rex, although I’m wondering if this cabin has any personal meaning.

    Apart from the usual risk of invidious comparisons, I’m not sure the Eggleston example is quite the right comparator. There is something very Winogrand in that off the frame angle :-)

    Comment by Colin — February 5, 2009 @ 21:20

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