Stills V3

March 26, 2012

Washing line

Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 22:08



  1. Sometimes only rich out of focus colour will do. It’s like hot chocolate after a cold hard day. I had a few frames, the rest with more washing, but I preferred this one for some reason.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — March 26, 2012 @ 23:41

  2. I’m partial to the occasional washing line as well, which I throw in amongst my street shots! If one took the clothes on their own, then one would be thinking about relatively artificial-looking colours but what is fun here is how they balance against the background flowers and greens.

    Comment by zavaell — March 29, 2012 @ 06:58

  3. Interesting choice of focus and the colour to focus on in this. As a result it makes the background much more vital to complement the whole. The bottom right does upset the gentle appearence of this a little but does, as a result, give me a strong palce to start looking in to this.

    Comment by akikana — April 2, 2012 @ 04:25

  4. I have a similar feeling about the plant as Guy in that the recession of focus causes the plants to appear as the last item on the line. The mauve is also a link. I also feel the ‘thing’ bottom right detracts from the diagonal composition. What is the phantom item in front of the plant?

    Comment by Rex — April 10, 2012 @ 18:32

  5. Thanks all. Yes, it interested me that when I went through the ‘contacts’, this frame was clearly preferable due to the larger amount of plant life visible. That’s a topic I often wonder about – how come you can look at 6 or 7 very similar frames taken in a short space of time and yet one stands out as superior to all the rest – the image comes together more in comparison. Often it can be only minor changes in positioning, whether camera angle or participants. (a related question if the image is on film is why if that frame always the bent piece of film and covered in dust and muck?)

    Rex, the phantom is the corner of our ‘utility corridor’ aka the old coal shed.


    Comment by sojournerphoto — April 13, 2012 @ 00:10

  6. I’ve looked at this a number of times and it’s taken the other comments to make me realise what the problem is: the “danglies” get in the way of a balanced composition for me. The colours are ghreat and well balanced but the irregularity here doesn’t quite pull it off.

    Comment by doonster — April 25, 2012 @ 01:44

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