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This has a nostalgic, memory-lane feeling for me.
anniedog: I expect it evokes childhood memories for quite a lot of people.
  • vintage
  • Australia on sick leave
  • 25 Jun 2008, 05:14
Fab photo
anniedog: thanks very much Vintage.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jun 2008, 06:15
Stunning, just stunning.
anniedog: Thank you Astrid - this one seems to have hit the mark!
This is fabulous Ingrid. I love the atmosphere!
anniedog: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England
  • 25 Jun 2008, 08:21
This made me think of a big rocking horse they used to have in a shoe shop in Exeter when I was a child. Both are now long gone. Perhaps that horse sits in a room somewhere, forgotten but remembering the many children who rode on it whilst in the shop. I think this is a wonderful picture Ingrid.
anniedog: Thank you Bill. I'm happy to have conjured up some memories for you. There must be countless rocking horses like this. This for me is the power of objects, which I find far more evocative than showing the people who owned them!
My goodness Ingrid ...the full tonal range here.
Used, now not used ... but not forgotten.
anniedog: Thanks Richard. I think this one has been well used by the looks of him - he is a genuine antique. I wonder how many children have sat on his back.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 25 Jun 2008, 09:46
Well you have proved just how powerful light through a window and into a room can be, Ingrid.
anniedog: The best kind of light in my opinion Chad.
  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 25 Jun 2008, 10:36
Nostalgic Lane, indeed, Ingrid! And what fabulous use of light!!
anniedog: Thanks Ginnie. These old houses seem to be transformed by the light coming in through the windows.
I like very many the images that show scenes through the light of the windows.
anniedog: Thanks Jose Angel. I do agree with you so much. It is the best sort of light in my opinion.
just marvelous - the b&w feels so smooth and creamy and the window shade pull looks like a string of pearls.
anniedog: Thanks Karima - that is a lovely description.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 15:41
This is a very cleverly arranged silhouette. I like the edge of the wall running through the horses' head. It separates the light and dark parts of the shot, and gives the impression that the horse is breaking though into the light. Obviously this has nothing to do with absence, but I like the powerful symbolism that is only enhanced by the fact that this isn't a real horse. In my opinion, this is by far the best shot in this series so far.
anniedog: I'm glad you noticed Martin, for it is in fact arranged. I placed him quite carefully, making sure the light fell on his ears, nose and mane, and exposed for the window. For me he is a symbol of the absence of childhood and all the memories associated with it, although he isn't my horse, but belongs to a friend of mine (the same one who kindly let me photograph her pillow and piano!)
  • Caryn
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 16:28
Very nice. I love how you used the lights and shadows to create your effect.
anniedog: Thank you Caryn - I am fascinated by the play of light and shadow.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 25 Jun 2008, 16:44
sheer wonder Ingrid, would like to hear what the so called experts think to this, top notch for mesmile
anniedog: Thanks Tim. Well I don't know about experts, but it seems to have got good feedback at college and on SC!
Excelente toda la serie de "absences"
anniedog: Thank you very much Maqroll.
Memories of childhood Ingrid, I like the window and its shadows.
anniedog: Thanks Brian - it is a powerful symbol of childhood - I only wish I had had one as a child!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 25 Jun 2008, 20:43
Very nostalgic feel. Looks like the remains of an old carousel. (Comments are working again!).
anniedog: thank you Marcie. He does look like a carousel horse, although his paint is very faded. Glad to see the comments have sorted themselves out, although I'm still unable to leave them on your site. I do check in to see what you've been doing though!
I think everybody has said the plus points, my only negative is that i didnt take itsmile
anniedog: Thanks Nigel - if that's the only negative, I can cope with that!

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