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  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 25 Mar 2009, 00:41
What a powerful effect, Ingrid. It's a poignant way to look back on the past!
anniedog: Thanks Ginnie - I'm not sure who's looking at who here!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 25 Mar 2009, 01:01
oh, Ingrid, what a gem. The trick is not new, but gosh, still so powerful. So far the strongest one.
anniedog: Thanks Viktor - it might not be new, but it's new for me! I appreciate your enthusiasm.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 25 Mar 2009, 03:17
Great storytelling, Ingrid!
anniedog: Thank you Martin.
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 25 Mar 2009, 03:43
another treasure, Ingrid. It is not only you looking out at your younger self. She is looking right back at you! Wonderful and touching.
anniedog: Yes - I wonder what she is thinking? Try as I might, I just can't remember!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 25 Mar 2009, 06:51
Absolutely fantastic Ingrid
anniedog: Thanks very much Tony.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2009, 07:48
wonderful, the best yet
anniedog: Thanks Paul - I like this one too.
Brilliant Ingrid ... just brilliant.

I just love the protective guardianship being projected ... or is it Mrs Brown twitching curtains?

anniedog: Thanks Richard. A bit of both I think. Sorry about today, but it's probably just as well as I have a streaming cold, which you definitely don't want! I couldn't find any trace of that email.
anniedog: Mille grazie!
I like yesterdays because I like a minimal look, but this is even better and cleverererer..
anniedog: Thanks Nigel - this one seems to be popular and I was pleased with the effect.
This is brilliant Ingrid. Such a simple idea really, but then the best ideas always are
anniedog: You are right about the simple ideas Bill. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Mar 2009, 08:14
A wonderful idea/composition (and a grandious processing!) to reflect the 'between' past and presence- yes, looking at the past is like looking behind a curtain, and the memories are mostly fogged and sometimes -as you wrote- pin-sharp! It is as if I remember my own childhood (although you might be many years younger than I) and some situations then, for example every morning my mother combed my hairs by using such a haircomb as I saw on your first pic- an experience of absolute reliability what children need!
anniedog: It's almost as though the memories are still all there but just out of reach behind the curtain and try as I might, I can only grab hold of a very few.
That is incredibly good and inventive, ingrid. How's it done?
anniedog: Thanks Chad. It's actually quite easy if you know Photoshop. Two different pictures in layers, one on top of the other, and you can alter the opacity so that one is visible underneath the other to a greater or lesser extent. Bits that you don't want to show can be erased using a layer mask. If I can do it, anyone can - ask Mike!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 25 Mar 2009, 10:29
You have work this series out very well,such good stuff
anniedog: Thanks Vintage - I'm pleased with the result too.
This is brilliant Ingrid. Well done indeed!
anniedog: Thanks again Richard.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2009, 13:45
I think this idea works better than the blinds and now I am sure about the use of colour.
anniedog: I expect you are right - you usually are! I definitely agree about the colour.
I've got to copy the others and say brilliant Ingrd, well done.
anniedog: Thank you Brian - all appreciation gratefully received!
well i will love it if you beat this one Ingrid, boy i feel it will be hard to do. Simply a superb image very very clever, well done Ingrid and if you don't get top marks for this there's something wrongsmile
anniedog: Thanks Tim - I think this is probably my favourite of this bunch too. We will have to wait and see about the marks - I probably won't get those till the summer.
  • Mine
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Mar 2009, 19:26
love this series Ingrid-masterful.

I do know these curtains! smile
anniedog: Thanks Mine - I was wondering if you would recognise the curtains!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Mar 2009, 19:30
This works beautifully Ingrid; clever shot!
anniedog: Thank you as ever, Chris.
Brilliant Ingrid,10 out of 10 from me !!!
anniedog: It's nice to get top marks - thanks!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Mar 2009, 21:18
Ingrid I should be in bed, but I had to visit your blog, I am in in full amazement here, in the weekend I will spend more time with your blog, I do have a great deal of catching up to do.
This is fabulous, a likey to me.
anniedog: Thanks Astrid - I'm glad you like it as this is a very personal set of photographs for me. Hope you like the rest. Have a good night's sleep!
Great idea, beautifully carried out. Mine reckons those are our curtains you're twitching.
anniedog: Thanks Ian. She's absolutely right - see what I get up to in your spare bedrood, spying on the neighbours!
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 25 Mar 2009, 23:23
Cleverly done, but must admit I'm not entirely sure I'm comfortable with the picture
anniedog: I'm intrigued to find out why Ellie. Is it because of connotations of spying on young children by any chance?! If so, that is all in the eye of the beholder, and not what I intended at all.
anniedog: Thanks Rafeal.
Love this smile
anniedog: Thanks for the appreciative comments.

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