Stills V3

January 23, 2012

Lady in Red

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 21:54

National Theatre, Landscape Exhibition. I am certain I've posted this, I just cannot remember where............



  1. Refreshments, but not many smiles from the look of this. I love these tableaux that so often appear and then disappear again, like ghosts in time. I could keep a box of little prints of just these moments quite happily. However, the difficulty in pressing the button at the right moment makes this a hard exercise, so well done here. The slightly drab colours complete the mood perfectly – a not quite satisfactory afternoon visiting an exhibition in a theatre that doesn’t quite have the right facilities (for tea?) and with the slightly dreary lighting in the utilitatarian public area.

    Excellent story opporunties here. Well done.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — January 23, 2012 @ 22:33

  2. I think that this is great. The strange placing of the woman’s red coat over the back of the chair as she is wearing it creates a fascinating block of colour that then is picked up in the bag and the man’s jersey. Otherwise, as Mike picks up, the theatre’s inadequate decor and facilities provide, ironically, a useful backdrop to the main event. While everything is fairly ‘Brit’, right down to the pet bag, the woman in red looks like a Brit trying to play a French woman but judged it a bit wrong!

    Comment by zavaell — January 25, 2012 @ 07:50

  3. I like this scene, it is very captivating. Well seen and captured. Chapeau :)

    Comment by Cem — January 28, 2012 @ 19:22

  4. Just another comment – the contrast between the apparently overwhelmed Lady in Red and the animated young man behind her is compelling.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — February 2, 2012 @ 00:42

  5. The coat over the chair makes the woman look quite large. Quite opportune that the distant person in red is facing the other way, I can’t imagine this working anywhere mear as well in B&W, the colours being a strong part of the composition.
    I have not seen this picture before and am glad you posted it here, a delightful scene.

    Comment by rhoehne — February 7, 2012 @ 21:24

  6. I’ve not seen it, so must have posted somewhere other than Stills (unless it was a very long time ago). I like the primary colors working as an accent to all the dull grays and browns, plus that one little splash of bright green. Agree that color is important to this, though the scene and characters in it are quite interesting as well. This could possibly pass for one of John’s photos with the red and all — and that is meant as a compliment to both of you!

    Comment by Christina — February 16, 2012 @ 04:19

  7. Toby jugs and cycling capes (ponchos) spring to mind here.

    Comment by cgcooke — March 12, 2012 @ 22:44

  8. Chris – cycling capes is a good one. Toby jugs is an appropriate comparison but I must have shed that particular English decorative feature decades ago as it is certainly not something that would spring spontaneously to mind!

    Comment by zavaell — March 13, 2012 @ 07:37

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