Stills V3

July 16, 2009

mother and daughter

Filed under: Gordon McGregor — Rex @ 02:58



  1. I have no idea what the real story is but I could supply umpteen. The composition with the two ladies at frame edge is, in itself, a very powerful key to many possible stories Then we can move on to the expressions…………..

    Overall this is a gem.

    Comment by Rex — July 17, 2009 @ 19:04

  2. Indeed a gem. The rucksack makes it even more so. The change in the tones also strengthens the overall. Well seen.

    Comment by akikana — July 18, 2009 @ 12:27

  3. I think it works even better when I crop the backpack out. Otherwise, very well observed and composed. As Rex says, so many stories.

    Comment by doonster — July 18, 2009 @ 20:40

  4. I think Guy is on to something with the rucksack; brings it back down to earth, and goes some ways towards closing the breach between the two of them.

    Comment by matt — July 20, 2009 @ 11:24

  5. Expressions and body language combined with interesting and unusual composition — I’ll also go with “gem”. And the title is just the right information to start the mind working on the possible dynamics of this scene. Excellent.

    Comment by Christina — July 22, 2009 @ 15:40

  6. The title is interestingly important. There are lots of potential stories here, but title gives a tilt to which of them are more likely to be right.

    This works in so many ways. I’d vote to keep the backpack.

    Beautiful use of the frame.

    Comment by Colin — July 26, 2009 @ 15:04

  7. Oh, my, not a happy story. If the daughter’s face didn’t give away enough, those tense fingers on her right hand certainly spill the beans. All the distance and shapes between the two characters underline the theme. Rinally, the backpack adds a tacky and cluttered note that seems just right for this messy little drama.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — July 28, 2009 @ 03:05

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