Stills V3

October 4, 2009

rural red

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:03



  1. I had planned to post a picture this weekend, but no way I am posting next to this beauty.

    You can’t beat red for moving the eye about in a picture and here it used splendidly. The red “garland” above the door and the tiny scattered red leaves on the ground put this over the top delightful to my eye. Then, there is the enticing path and the light to the right of the structure that pull me back deeper into the scene. Not to mention the repeated shapes and the richness of textures.

    There is only thing that seemed to misdirect me for a few seconds and that is the stones at lower left. But, I definitely wouldn’t want to crop them out. With all there is to relish here, I wouldn’t quibble over that insignificant element.

    I think I can stop. I am gushing.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — October 4, 2009 @ 21:42

  2. Anita – please do post!

    Comment by John Ellis — October 5, 2009 @ 10:20

  3. Your signature red is all the better for being surrounded by so much green. This is quite beautiful with all the textures and colors — I especially like what is going on with the roof and that rain barrel (?). A fascinating look at how natural processes “decorate” man-made items when left alone.

    Comment by Christina — October 6, 2009 @ 15:40

  4. Is the pillar box disused?

    The colours really do add an extra dimension to this image, they are a definite plus.

    When I used to do B&W I used to say that most club members couldn’t produce decent colour images as it was a dimension that they couldn’t control and in most cases the colour was a distraction. Not in this case!

    Comment by Rex — October 6, 2009 @ 20:05

  5. As others have said – this is all about the colours. You’ve captured a nice curve in the forground that creates a nice platform (plinth, almost) for the rest.

    A beautiful, yet not romanticised, view of the rural scene.

    Comment by Colin — October 7, 2009 @ 10:54

  6. Rex – I’m fairly certain that the absence of white information inserts indicates that this is no longer in use. However… . Next time I pass (on the way to the abattoir) I’ll ask someone.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 7, 2009 @ 11:10

  7. You have used all the available space very well and the subjects have been positioned perfectly within. The curved plinth upfront is an excellent device to lead you in and get your eye in tune with how to view the show. It also emphasises the curved alignment of the subjects on offer. Perfect colours which really bring out the water barrel/milk chrurn(?) from the background.

    Comment by akikana — October 13, 2009 @ 04:19

  8. I’ll add my vote in for the colour thing. Best bit for me is the little patch of green leaves in the creeper in the left hand side of the roof. It looks like someone ran riot with the red paint and left a little patch. Love it.

    Comment by Lillput — October 16, 2009 @ 11:03

  9. Hate to be a naysayer but it seems rather too much for me in one frame. The roof, the door/wal, the right side each would be enough. All the content is good but I get a more-is-less feeling from them together.

    Comment by doonster — October 19, 2009 @ 13:28

  10. Doonster – I think that is boils down to one’s philosophy about what one is taking: I’m generally, but obviously not always, all for more!

    Comment by John Ellis — October 19, 2009 @ 18:40

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