Stills V3

October 16, 2009

Split Curtain

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 16:32

Diocletian's Palace Window, Split



  1. Less naturally split than the previous shots? I’m wondering if that interesting background wouldn’t have made a photo all by itself.

    Comment by Colin — October 17, 2009 @ 07:59

  2. The architectural detail is interesting and makes me want to know more of its history. However, the composition, even if not at fault, doesn’t seem to make the subject matter come alive. Maybe the leaves are at odds with the stone or maybe it is the straight on view. A Rumpelstiltskin-like tress of hair would work wonders!

    Comment by John Ellis — October 18, 2009 @ 06:55

  3. With all the wonderful textures in everything else the leaves let me down and become a distraction. Even so, I very much like the idea of them—the contrast they add and another shapeand texture to complement the repeating curves. Also that window is powerful, butthe leaves on the left are a factor in strengthening the effect for me. A lovely concoction of shapes and lines to keep me moving around in the image, happily exploring.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — October 18, 2009 @ 18:52

  4. I think the leaves are pulling me out of this. That little window with the bit of curtain billowing out almost gets lost behind those bright leaves.

    Comment by matt — October 20, 2009 @ 13:28

  5. Agree that the leaves distract and with the odd perspective there is a confusion in the relative scale of things.

    Comment by doonster — October 21, 2009 @ 10:01

  6. It occured to me that if there were a person in that small window instead of the curtain, you might have an effect similar to that of John’s “London 5” where the bright flowers in the foreground did not distract enough to miss the subject. As it is, the curtain is perhaps not enough of a “draw”, despite what I think is a good composition.

    Comment by Christina — October 24, 2009 @ 16:28

  7. I too find that there is more than enough interest in the backdrop but the leaves do seem to be an integral part of keeping you involved in this photograph. They add a very voyeuristic element to proceedings. You’re forced to look through the leaves and into the window behind. With just enough blow in the nets to obscure anything behind.

    Comment by akikana — October 25, 2009 @ 05:14

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