The Flowers

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Photos | 15 Comments

The Flowers all over the place. Winter is over, spring too. I am bringing some for you too. It is time for me to get out of the winter sleep and try something new. Could you guess what it is?

the flowers in micro studio

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  1. Jacco
    Tue, 4. April , 2017

    Can I guess what the new thing is you’re trying? Well, I can try. My first guess would be “colour”. But then again, although that’s not your common mode of working, it’s not completely new to you either. So… should I guess again?

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    • Richard Vanek
      Wed, 5. April , 2017

      Jacco, please try again ;-) Nice to see you here.

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  2. JPH
    Wed, 5. April , 2017

    Richard! Good to see you come alive like the flowers of Spring! Welcome back to the sunshine!

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    • Richard Vanek
      Wed, 5. April , 2017

      Thank you Jeff! I had to come back. Richard is the name assigned to 3rd of April. It was a call. Anyway, would you also try to guess what is new?

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  3. Jacco
    Wed, 5. April , 2017

    Well, yes, also what Jeff said: good to see you’re here again, posting on your nameday (it seems).
    Guessing again… Low key? Studio? But both sound like things you’ve done before, so again, I guess I guessed wrong.

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    • Richard Vanek
      Wed, 5. April , 2017

      Jacco, hit in the middle: studio. I have made home micro studio :-) Instead of having darkroom I have dark studio.

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  4. Paul
    Wed, 5. April , 2017

    Nice photo, Richo, well done.

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    • Richard Vanek
      Wed, 5. April , 2017

      Paul, you are very polite. Let see today image, I wonder what do you say about that one.

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  5. JPH
    Wed, 5. April , 2017

    Hm… what is new?… let’s see…

    Well, Jacco offered that it was it being a colour image, with the British variant spelling of it… when, really, it’s clearly a color image, with the American variant spelling of it! Thank you, thank you, hold your applause… so, what did I win?! X-D

    Seriously, I don’t know… I would say the trying something new is you shooting! Because, well this is the newest thing you’ve done in a bloody half year!

    :-/ Hmmm…

    – It being a straight Still Life? Which, even though you have photographed flowers (or, had images with flowers in them) before, as well as have shot still life scenes, this is the first, to my recollection, that you have done just a straight, traditional, still life photo. Which, looking at it more here, to discover what is new, I do have to agree with Paul, that more and more, it has grown on me, and I find that it really is a lovely image… as well as note that it isn’t really just lit from one light source from the slight front left, but also to a lesser degree above and to the right?

    :-\ Hmmm… It’s not that it’s colo(u)r… it’s not the use of strobes, as both you have done before… it’s not a film image (Jacco would have really kicked himself if that was the case and hadn’t gotten it!)

    – That (and I am jealous) it’s a mirrorless camera taken image, that was taken with with your Fuji XT-1? (Yes, that’s right! I dove into the EXIF file to see if I could find any clues!)

    Maybe we’re failing here because we are not thinking outside the box, and need to step it up, think bigger, so allow me…

    – The three flowers represent three of us, who have been plucked from their natural environment of Life, and placed in this limited existence, represented by the vase. Albeit, the three have been removed from their natural element, and the three’s existence now is even more limited in scope, their mortality more defined in being closer at hand, one of the flowers has bloomed nonetheless, despite the lack of all it needs to now further grow, whilst the other two have remained in bud state, because, … –

    :-|

    Okay, yeah, I don’t have the slightest frickin’ idea what’s new!

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    • Richard Vanek
      Wed, 5. April , 2017

      Jeff, what a writing piece! Ii is like audio recording of your thought in written text ;-) As you may already read my answer to Jacco, it is the studio. I cleaned up and made place for it and I setup small micro studio for my experiments.

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  6. JPH
    Wed, 5. April , 2017

    Ahhh… well that’s neat… hm, am curious and interested to see what work you’ll now produce from it!

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    • Jacco
      Wed, 5. April , 2017

      Neat indeed. So, you’ve got the micro studio, I’ve got the micro darkroom, all we need now is a micro brewery (for artistic inspiration). :)

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  7. Birgit
    Thu, 6. April , 2017

    Licht in de duisternis

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