Stills V3

October 19, 2009

What time?

Filed under: Doonster — doonster @ 22:31

What time?, Trowbridge, October 2009



  1. A useful format that allows the town house to impose itself. Also very topical – for the US, we face a postal strike tomorrow and Friday.

    This is a well-judged observation of the character of a rural town and one of its inhabitants. Whilst the splash of red amongst the monotones is an obvious point, the use of the light and the shadows really draws out the architectural detail and hints at the slow pace of life far removed from that of a big city.

    I can’t make out what happens on the far left of the lit curtain but I presume that one is looking at an object in the room.

    The only thing I don’t like in this richly coloured photo is the title: it compresses the full question too much.

    Comment by John Ellis — October 21, 2009 @ 06:55

  2. It’s interesting how the title does effect the reading of this. Not sure how universal a red object in the wall is. Japan has red post boxes so I guess it would work over here too. Not sure about the rest of the world! The lighting does force you to work out the events going on. Outside the directed light is just enough detail to let your eye look around – though mainly to the left hand side. That long tall net is surely hiding something.

    Comment by akikana — October 25, 2009 @ 05:28

  3. I think I would have preferred this without the figure. That vertical strip of light, the post box and the repeated verticals of the windows would have been enough for me.

    Comment by matt — October 25, 2009 @ 14:16

  4. To post or not to post, that is the question!

    I like the splash of light and cannot resist the red.

    I’m happy.

    Comment by Rex — October 26, 2009 @ 21:44

  5. Another vote against the title.

    The picture, as John says, is a nice observation of a rural town in England. It makes a nice pairing with akikana’s ‘a hose’ picture (yes, I am catching up in reverse order). Stylistically different, but with many of the same cues about time and place.

    Comment by Colin — October 27, 2009 @ 07:56

  6. I want to know who supervised wardrobe. With the clothing in the same tones as the building and sidewalk, the red is even more powerful. The reflections in the window and dappled light on the wall encourage me to explore but the red brings me back. Lovely light and the red hair is a great addition. Wonderful mood in this.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — November 14, 2009 @ 15:49

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