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September 16, 2009

Meadow fence

Filed under: Doonster — doonster @ 21:08

Meadow fence, Swaledale, June 2009

Last image from this trip. A couple of interesting ones lined up.



  1. Trapped flowers or trapped viewer?

    Comment by John Ellis — September 17, 2009 @ 06:57

  2. John…these flowers are wild. The fence is for the public’s protection.

    Given the lack of support for the fence adds to the unseen. Not that I’d want to see a wider shot of this as my imagination has some rubble and shopping carts floating around in it.

    Comment by akikana — September 17, 2009 @ 12:35

  3. Nature as a multi-panel video installation?

    Comment by Colin — September 17, 2009 @ 15:52

  4. This kind of image is a real challenge for the materials. The delicate differentiations in highlights in the flowers and the sheer mass of detail in the grasses conspire against the limits of anything but the largest sensor or film. It’s like shooting cracked paint; you never get quite the detail that made the original so interesting.

    You’ve nearly hit on one of the solutions here, shallow DOF, but I’m not sure it is shallow enough. Nothing seems entirely distinct in the frame.

    Comment by matt — September 22, 2009 @ 12:59

  5. I wish I could see more details in the flowers, but I suspect that that indicates how I would have photographed the scene and nothing more. I am intrigued by the idea of making the fence the focus and letting me wander around in those panels.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — September 25, 2009 @ 18:59

  6. This would be something really difficult to do well — and I think you’ve done it well. Although I’m wondering about the colors, I can imagine they would just confuse things more. As it is, you have used the fence effectively to divide things up into nearly manageable viewing “bits”.

    Comment by Christina — September 27, 2009 @ 03:30

  7. I see this as a documentary of a country walk, following a fence line by a RoW, the style coming up fast, bird song, bees and warm air. Evocative.

    Comment by Rex — September 27, 2009 @ 13:11

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