Stills V3

July 3, 2009

Red over Pink or Pink over Red

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 17:32

Brassknocker Basin



  1. Tough call. But I’m going for Red over Pink. I get the sense of extreme silence with this – not sure why given the amount of red in the shot. I guess that dark background has a lot to do with it. It’s darkness is also keeping me inside the boat which then get’s me looking long and hard at that bottle and the very few other objects around. It’s certainly bereft of detail in the sense you know it’s a barge but not much else. I guess that’s another reason I find so much silence and quiet with this one.

    Comment by akikana — July 4, 2009 @ 05:53

  2. I too go for red over pink and also feel the quietness: strangely for the colours, there is a sense of peacefulness. Before the silence though, I had an overwhelming impression of wine!

    I particularly like the dark of the opposite bank, which gives the feel of high summer. Good framing, although I’m sure some credit has to be given to the barge owner!

    I think that this is a good instance of colour being the composition.

    Comment by John Ellis — July 5, 2009 @ 08:53

  3. Nicely picked out detail with just enough context. Very reminiscent of the Kennet and Avon.

    Comment by doonster — July 5, 2009 @ 16:16

  4. This wouldn’t work so well if that background didn’t fall off into shadows.

    Comment by matt — July 6, 2009 @ 12:51

  5. “I think that this is a good instance of colour being the composition.”

    Obviously colour is a very important element to this, but the photo would equally be nothing without the framing. In fact, I think that it is the framing that allows the colours to play their role.

    Comment by Colin — July 9, 2009 @ 21:26

  6. Framing is always important. But the framing here is dedicated to colour: if you convert it to b/w, it doesn’t work nearly as well.

    Comment by John Ellis — July 10, 2009 @ 06:19

  7. Those two pink lines on the left hold it together. It’s interesting being contained by the two bold colors and all that black. There is no place to go.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — July 12, 2009 @ 01:00

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