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photoblog image lith 07 -interior with plate

lith 07 -interior with plate

lith 07 -interior with plate

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  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 Aug 2008, 01:26
This one is all the more interesting with the selective focus and relatively shallow dof. Am wondering if there is a way to recreate this effect digitally. It is so appealing!
anniedog: Thanks for the comment Marcie. I have been looking into it and there are some sites on the web that give some information, but the ones I tried didn't give very convincing results. I'm waiting for a friend of mine to email me some information that used to be on the web, but has since disappeared. I'll let you know if I get any useful results.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 26 Aug 2008, 04:50
I love is very warm to me. I love the feel. Wonderful shot.
anniedog: Thanks Kay - glad you like this so much.
Great stuff Ingrid
anniedog: Thank you Chris - appreciate the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • in Amsterdam
  • 26 Aug 2008, 08:56
This is reminding me of that famous painting of the man who sits down at the table and is giving a blessing for his piece of bread! It evokes the same feeling for me, Ingrid.
anniedog: Thanks Ginnie - I suppose it's the simplicity of the image which would remind you of this - a simple meal in simple surroundings. Glad you like it.
Best so far for me, Ingrid. The litho effect is nice but the subject is fascinating. A great balance all round methinks.
anniedog: Thanks Chad. It's surprising how different people react - this isn't a series as such, as the images are all very different and weren't made with doing the lith process in mind, but it's obvious that some images suit the process better than others. This was an image I did when experimenting with my absence series.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Aug 2008, 09:40
Love this one very very much, the grain, the point of view, those few crumbs.......
I was in your archive and saw this
it evokes a feeling of sadness to me, being alone at breakfast, no one to share with.....I love to sit with a dear one and eat, it is not about the food, it is about the communication......
anniedog: Thanks for the comment Astrid. You are right to associate the two pictures - I did this one when experimenting with compositions for my absence series. The feeling of sadness - well, this is a remnant of one of my solo meals at the kitchen table - probably tea and biscuits by the look of it (my coffee cup is different - it has coffee beans on it!)
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 26 Aug 2008, 09:57
Astrid, i am catching up here and am interested in your processing. I have been dabbling with a concept that begs the same type of processing. You've captured the essence of isolation and time nicely.
anniedog: Thanks Kathryn - this is a process I experimented with earlier in the year, done in the darkroom, but I'm looking into the possiblility of recreating it digitally, as it's a very time-consuming process. I would be interested to see your experiments.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Aug 2008, 10:04
Good photograph - not sure about the lith.
anniedog: Thanks - I quite like the lith on this one, as, although it's grainy, the white highlights are quite distinct and ungrainy.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Aug 2008, 10:11
The lith effect works great with this one, really nice. As if the cherries were'nt enough..LOL
anniedog: Thanks Padraig. I think I did this one before the cherries - I'm so greedy!
Very nice Ingrid!!! This is the one I like the most of all the serie you've done with this lith effect. The bits of bread on the plate make it more realistic, love them!!
anniedog: Thank you Berta - I'm glad you like the series. I like this one too - it doesn't take much to make a photograph, does it?!
Love it Ingrid! It's a likey!
anniedog: Thanks Frank - I guess it's the simplicity that appeals to you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Aug 2008, 10:54
very impressive again- very interesting processing to create this feeling of time has passed by for ever- I have the feeling as if an old person has left the table, having enjoyed his/her life savouring to the full/to the last, only some crumbs he/she has left... I like the structure of the wooden table, too! Please, continue this series which refers to the great (English...) tradition of photography!
anniedog: Well you could be right about the old person - this is my plate after I was eating tea and biscuits! I'm afraid I've only got one more from this series, but I promise I will try and do some more soon. It's just a question of sorting through my negatives to get the right ones, and then getting my chemicals out and knuckling down to a few long sessions in the darkroom!
I love the grain ... and the crumbs are obviously the remnants of a good piece of cake.
anniedog: Hi Richard - the remnants of a sad and lonely meal for one! Glad you like it. BTW, I went to Leicester last week for an interview at DMU and have got a place on the M.A. Photography course - part time one day a week for 2 years! I thought Leicester looked very interesting - what I saw of it.
I like this one very much Ingrid, it seems to tell a bit of a story as well.
anniedog: Thanks Brian - I always feel I have succeeded if people can get a bit of a story from the photograph. Glad you like it.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 26 Aug 2008, 17:44
with out doubt some of your best work to date with this series of shots and work Ingridsmile
anniedog: thanks very much Tim - this was just a little experiment, but I have to say I was very pleased with some of the results and will try some more soon.
For some reason this reminds me of a Mark Twain novel. Lovely capture.
anniedog: Interesting - I wonder why? glad you like it anyway.
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 26 Aug 2008, 23:18
beautiful in its seeming simplicity.
Fortunately, you were not hungry enough, hence we can enjoy the crums. smile
anniedog: Thanks Viktor - it wouldn't have been so good without the crumbs!
Ok, I as a novice, I must ask--How do you produce this effect? I love the softened tones that make me feel I am viewing a lovely painting, versus a photograph. Though it may be a statement of loneliness to some, it takes me back to times when it was my grandmother and me, and I did not have to share what she had prepared. mmmm comforting.
anniedog: These lith prints are all done in the darkroom - if you look in my archive at the first one on 20th August, I give a brief explanation and this link will tell you more It is a rather frustrating and time-consuming process but worth it, I think. I'm glad to have brought back some happy memories for you!
  • Andy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Aug 2008, 10:09
Charming, extreme historic lith. Like it.
anniedog: Thanks Andy - this one seems to have a lot of grain. Not sure if there's a bit too much.
Great composition, light and textures!

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