August 26, 2018
This entry was posted on August 26, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Built Environment, Houses and was tagged with bannister, Farmhouse, grandfather clock, photography, stairs.
At first glance, the cerulean blue at top makes it seem like one is looking up a staircase towards a skylight. The fact that the view is actually towards the ground adds a wonderful little touch.
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August 26, 2018 at 11:23 AM
P.S. The bright blue contrasted with the remaining muted palette is another terrific element.
August 26, 2018 at 11:25 AM
Thanks for your second comment, Alan. I hope you’re getting my replies.
August 26, 2018 at 1:21 PM
Because I know what this scene is, I know that the blue is not a skylight. So it’s fun to pretend that it is and see where that takes me. Fun!
August 26, 2018 at 1:16 PM
Thank you, Alan. See my misplaced comment below.
August 26, 2018 at 1:18 PM
Shoot. My replies aren’t going where they are supposed to.
August 26, 2018 at 1:19 PM
Nice crisp colors, as if in a realist painting, and a very interesting descending and skewed perspective. The absence of distracting objects and trinkets does transmute the scene into a work of art. — LMP
August 26, 2018 at 6:21 PM
Larry, thanks. I love it when people take apart my photographs in analysis. Usually, when I take them, all I see is that I can see something in the viewfinder that I like and can get into a composition (or not). It’s a gestalt kind of thing—or maybe just lazy nonthinking.
August 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Again, I like this very much. And I agree with ag – that patch of bright blue sends this image into orbit! Lovely light on the right too. A 🙂
August 27, 2018 at 6:15 AM
Thanks, Adrian. I must have been there at just the right time of day to get those shadows and light on the right. Another boost from luck.
August 27, 2018 at 8:39 AM
This is full of anticipation. All the subdued colors and angles are toned so carefully, everything is hushed, but then there’s that open door….wonderful!! It’s fun to see what wonders you can do with a good indoor space.
August 28, 2018 at 12:15 PM
Thanks, Lynn. A good indoor space is hard to find. Or maybe I just think so because I’m usually distracted by the other people in the space. I need to go into people’s houses when no one is home. I think that’s called breaking and entering.
August 29, 2018 at 7:21 PM
🙂 Got a laugh! But I think this space may be unusual in its sense of quiet and timelessness. Still, yes – look for more!
September 1, 2018 at 2:57 PM
OK, I will.
September 1, 2018 at 4:04 PM
I have especially enjoyed the Farmhouse series. However, I am curious about the walls. They all appear to be painted with the exception, I believe, of one room that was papered. Am I misremembering?
And I do understand the need to back away from the demands of a posting-a-day schedule.
September 11, 2018 at 9:11 AM
Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed that series, Larry. Two of the rooms I showed had printed wallpaper: https://lindagrashoff.wordpress.com/2018/08/31/the-farmhouse-14/ and https://lindagrashoff.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/the-farmhouse-10/. The other rooms were painted. Happy you understand about my posting less frequently.
September 11, 2018 at 7:31 PM
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