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Grey day in Gloucester - A little less than a happy high
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Grey day in Gloucester
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komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Once I can log back in to my normal host, #2 is destined for ghost_signs As for #5? I got really hung up on winches on the trip. This one was particularly striking because of the contrasts between the rust, the patina and the polished wear. I probably have a half dozen shots of it.
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: September 29th, 2005 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Once I can log back in to my normal host
(Check yer e-mail, should be set now but you'll need to change password again.)
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
That wasn't meant to be a prod.

Really. ^_^

All set. Thanks again for the space.
prosicated From: prosicated Date: September 29th, 2005 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
3, 5, 6 are all awesome to me. Mmmm still lifies with good shapes and textures.
inahandbasket From: inahandbasket Date: September 29th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like 1 and 5 the best, but it's a very nice group of shots.

6 looks like a prosicated photo, so I'm not surprised she likes it. *grin*
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like those too. They both surprised me a little.

I just want to get picks of Jack and Meg White in there. Maybe he close in the foreground staring straight at the camera and she hanging on the arc of the reel looking off into space.
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Viva la vida

Luckily, I'm not quite ready to do my cut watermelon shot. ^_^

Thanks
From: corvus_coronis Date: September 29th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Theyre all good - #3,#6 & #7 my favorites out of them - nice use of color in the layout.
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks much. I try not to agonize too much over the ordering of a photoset, but this ended up being rearranged several times before I was comfortable posting.

I'm still wondering if the rose should be here, but I really like the burst of color it brings to the page. ^_^
why_style From: why_style Date: September 29th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
yuo really have a keen eye for interesting spatial relations. to me, numbers 1, 3, 5 & 6 all have an excellently balanced line and could really be considered abstract even though they depict definite objects. 6 especially stood out to me as something that could easily have been manipulated by one of the Dadaists in a photo montage (or maybe that's just because i've been working on this Dada show lately). number 1 i find fascinating for some reason. i think it's because it shouldn't appear balanced, and i think if you'd gotten some sky in the top of the picture it wouldn't, but because it's a complete waterscape with this yellow scimitar piercing through one side it works. those were my favorites, but i do like the winch a lot too for exactly the reasons you gave above. if it didn't have that rope in the background i think it'd be perfect, but that's just my opinion.
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
A rope and the tip of my shoe!

I'm sure I don't know enough about Dada. When I was doing ceramics at BC, I studied under a professor who was heavily influenced by the early Dadaists, but even though he spent a lot of time talking about the movement in studio, I think I tuned out. I think I was too young, frankly. I really didn't even start appreciating artistic movements for another couple of years.

I really liked the way the first pic came out. I wanted something that would strongly imply movement and leave the viewer thinking about what follows. It was originally a bit of a throwaway piece, but I think it ended up surprising me a little.
why_style From: why_style Date: September 29th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
you know, i thought that might be a shoe tip, but i couldn't believe anyone other than myself would get their foot in the frame :) i have a whole series of christmas pictures from a couple years ago that my big toe is in almost every shot because i was taking pictures while lying on the couch with my feet up. damn the protruding appendages!
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't even notice until I started editing the photo. For a while, I thought about ditching the shot, but I just liked it too much.

Even with the shoe...
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: September 29th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
#3 is stunning!! Is that the hull of a boat?
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. There's a shipyard that's in the process of restoring a couple of old schooners. This particular one looks like it's a "pinky." I got very excited when I saw it from the next pier down.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: September 29th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought so...it's got that look of a ribbed carcass that feeds right into my creepy fear of the underside of boats.
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's a story in there somewhere...
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: September 29th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
In the ribbed carcass? Ooo...like some kind of eerie ghost-boat Halloween story?
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking more along the lines of what makes boat hulls so creepy for you, but I guess I could work something up.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: September 29th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
OH! (Ha!) I was so focused on your pic, I just figured...

Boat hulls are just creepy - they're either huge and eclipsing you (think ore boat passing sailboat), or exposed because of some terrible accident or shipwreck. Plus they're rusty and slimy and very...dangerous looking.

Hrm...I guess it's not that easy to explain, I just know I get chills down my spine when too close to a boat hull.
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does it have to be the outside of a hull, or do you get creeped out by the bilge as well?
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: September 29th, 2005 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I get creeped out by being down in there too. AND - I don't like going into the boiler room, or train engines either. I get the same chills - I think it has something to do with being too close to huge machinery. But the hulls are creepy because of shipwrecks too - there's an old rowboat sunk in our lake that I don't like going over.

I take it they don't creep you out?
komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have to confess more of a fascination with them, really, probably stemming from an appreciation structures both whole and in decay and ships in general. I can get claustrophobic in a ship's hull - I generally slept on deck when I spent the night on my folks' boat - but that's more a function of the enclosed space than any quality of the hull.

I also have a fear of drowning, but that's another story.

Still want to sail on the Picton Castle. I'd be happy with a week on the Summertime, I guess.
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komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
The term "manufactory" is beautiful on its own.

I heard about that. To complicate matters, I've got Pete moving in that day, so I need to figure out just how much I need to be involved with helping and cleaning up the refuse of the last roomie. There are directions available, yeah?
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komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the plan. 'Course, this is making the grand assumption that I can get the other roommate out. Last night, he was asking when on Sat. Pete was moving in, a question I thought irrelevant since he should be out BY the 1st and not ON the 1st.

I have crazy ideas like that.
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komos From: komos Date: September 29th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I may have to chase him out with a broom, if it comes to that.
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