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Clever. Perfect in B/W.
anniedog: Thanks very much - all shot on b/w film.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 17 Jun 2008, 01:08
Is this the kind of absence that makes the heart grow fonder, Ingrid?? It would mine.
anniedog: Absence usually makes the heart grown fonder, I think!
Oh crikey Ingrid: every time I see your work I feel like throwing my camera away!
anniedog: Now Chris, that's a bit of an extreme reaction, don't you think? I think Shutterchance would never recover.
Great narrative work, Ingrid. Illustrates the title perfectly.
anniedog: Thanks Dave - I thought very hard about the title before I started any shooting, to come up with some ideas, but this one just presented itself - just a little tweaking of the curtains involved!
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 17 Jun 2008, 08:16
That is remarkable, Ingrid, so I thought I would remark on it. That
anniedog: Very kind of you to remark - I was shooting at a friend's house and just saw the shadow on the wall and tweaked the curtain a little!
How can Chris throw his camera away...he ate it!

This is excellent Ingrid and this series is shaping up well. I'm tempted not to comment on them until I've seen the rest because this looks as if these should be seen together. So I might just only have a peep for a few days!
anniedog: I hope it doesn't give him indigestion! There isn't really a narrative thread - just that the first two happen to be on the stairs. They are really only connected by the suggestion of an absent human presence, but of course you can read what you like into them. That is the viewer's prerogative!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 17 Jun 2008, 08:44
Great b/w I am confused the window is a reflection is it not
anniedog: Thanks Vintage. Yes the window is a reflection on the wall, taken in the evening light.
clever imagery ingrid
anniedog: Thanks very much DrA.W - glad you approve.
Fantastic Ingrid. This shadow in incridible!
anniedog: Thanks Richard, that's what I thought when I saw it.
  • makoto
  • Japan
  • 17 Jun 2008, 12:44
Really beautiful photo. I like this a lot.
anniedog: Thank you very much Makoto - that means a lot coming from you!
Nice mono again Ingrid, I feel that you are probably building a tension through the pictures towards some sort of climatic finale. We will see.
anniedog: There is probably a rhythm to the sequence, but I'm not sure about building the tension all the way through. Some of the images are less dramatic - I just hope they work together as a whole.
Another haunting image Ingrid.
anniedog: Thanks Ian - this one was a gift!
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 17 Jun 2008, 17:16
thats so good Ingrid and hard to see how you can better it, great tones and that shadow smile
anniedog: Thanks Tim - I think this is one of the best in terms of dramatic impact. The shadow certainly makes it.
My mind is beginning to ferment delightfully with these images Ingrid.
anniedog: Let's hope it doesn't bubble over then!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 17 Jun 2008, 19:31
This truly does look like someone or something is missing. I like how you've named this image. Perfect.
anniedog: Thanks Marcie - the concept behind the images is very important and personal to me. I'm glad you appreciate that.
Excellent,du suspense et de plus la photo est superbe !
anniedog: Merci bien - je suis heureuse que vous l'aimez si bien.
  • Still
  • France
  • 17 Jun 2008, 21:03
A wonderful image!
anniedog: Thanks very much and thanks also for dropping by.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Jun 2008, 22:40
Even stronger than yesterday ;o) loses less in translation to digital.
anniedog: Thanks - this one was much easier to print - I was able to darken it in layers without losing any of the detail.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 17 Jun 2008, 23:32
Fantastic shot Ingrid
anniedog: Thanks very much Aussie - glad you like it.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jun 2008, 05:54
Ingrid, this is just fabulous, I have been back and forth the series now, I am so sorry that I so limited time, for I always love your pictures, this one too, in my imagination I watch you sitting on the stairs, trying to get the perfect composition, the light, the shadows, hope they will be there one minute from now.
I admire this series.
anniedog: Your description of me on the stairs is pretty accurate! When I use this camera, always on a tripod because it's really heavy, it can take me 10 minutes or more to set a shot up. And then the light changes! Thanks for the feedback.
I like this a lot - it's a likey for me. Again I'm not sure about the absence but that doesn't matter to me smile
anniedog: Thanks Aksel - the absence is simply not knowing who has disturbed the lace curtains and what they were doing there.
I am made an impression by this great work. This series of " ausencia" it is very good, Annie. Ahh! Congratulations by your Distinction!
anniedog: Thank you very much Jose Angel - now I know the word in Spanish!

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