Wednesday, May 5, 2010

leaving the barn in a halo of light

is sweet judy green eyes

(this is one of those images that is a technical failure but i love it anyway)

24 comments:

Kate said...

I think that sometimes we get too caught up in technique; why wouldn't you love it?! It's a lovely and unusual portrait.

brattcat said...

Thanks, Kate.

√ A-choo ! said...

Not really a failure. You would try to make the face more detailed in the light and at the same time the background more detailed in the color. It is not an easy balance but this photo comes really close.

Small City Scenes said...

Who needs technique when we get such a perfect and glowing shot. I think it looks just like it should. MB

B SQUARED said...

Nice effect. Works for me.

Sharon said...

Beautiful photo! I agree with Kate, sometimes you can get too technical and lose sight of the art!

Sunny said...

It's a very pleasant picture. Perfect hair for a halo.
Sunny :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Nice effect. These lighting conditions are one of those situations that illustrates the superior capabilities of the human eye to the camera lens.

Magpie said...

It's a lovely photo...it's very ethereal. I think with photography - like all art - we get to decide what we like and what works.

Lisa said...

I have a confession...I love this picture and I don't see it as a technical failure. The people that see my work the most love these pictures because they love the soft lighten and how natural they look it in...go figure...Thank you so much for your beauty in all forms. You are AMAZING!!!! I absolutely, 100% agree with Magpie..that is the wonder of creativity and having a creative spirit/heart. Whatever you are doing Kate...please keep doing it!

lizziviggi said...

One person's "technical failure" is someone else's perfectly magical image, and I think you know what camp I'm in! I love how it looks sepia-toned, with the pop of the green grass behind. Just lovely, BC!

Malyss said...

A sweet portrait between light and shadow...

Clueless in Boston said...

I wouldn't be so harsh if I were you. Your subject is nicely bracketed with light and dark and she is visible. It is a nice portrait. Some of my personal favorites

Jacob said...

Technical failure? I don't think so! Great photos come in all forms. The only problem I see here is that leaving the barn door open might let the barn critters escape. Then, as I've heard it said, it's too late to shut the barn door!

I love barns and barn doors and what's behind barn doors and the smell of hay and old manure and spilt milk and tangy leather ...

Ah, memories.

Jacob said...

P.S. If we ever make it to Brattleboro, we'll gladly eat your cooking...'cause if your cooking is a good as your photos...well, we're in for a treat!

Irina said...

Great warm photo. I agree with Kate and Sharon, if needed to choose, I choose the feeling over technique.

cieldequimper said...

Do you really care about technicality when you have so much warmth?

VP said...

I love my many mistakes and I am glad you posted one too. Most of the times aren't real mistakes and your picture seems quite good anyway...

slim said...

This image has a Wyeth feel to it for me. I like rustic barn and low light of the portrait . . . it keeps my eye in the image longer.

Amin said...

I think unusual portrait,too.

Amin said...

Very lovely woman!

Cezar and Léia said...

I think it's wonderful, great photography and she is adorable!
hugs
Léia

JM said...

I don't care about the technical failure, it's a wonderful image!

corfubob said...

It is a delightful picture, there is expression in the tilt of the head, and the balance of tones is attractive, except maybe to a stranger who wants to see who it is in the doorway. This is very easy with a 'dodge' tool if you have an editor to hand. The result need not show as an edit. By the way, there is a birthday card waiting for you - I didn't know how to send it. Take care, Bob