Clair obscur

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Comments (5)

Giovanni Scopinaro on August 21, 2008

Tidij, I'm the first to coment this nice shot. Can you explain the sentence on the left?

tidjj on August 21, 2008

Gianni, thank you for your interest in this work. Let me try to translate:

"There are not a lot remaining of them: they didn't resist to past agressions. Those ones still up are progressively surrounded with sharp-edged, plain-dull-color neighbours. Nevertheless, these curves, convolutions, nooks retain the light and the eye that walks from detail to detail and never finds the end of this fractal universe."

Hope it remains understandable ;) Thank you for your valuable support.

Michel Chéron on August 29, 2008

C'est une démarche très intéressante. Le texte est de toi ?

tidjj on August 29, 2008

Michel, oui, c'est de moi. Quand j'ai pris la photo, la série, avec cette lumière, je sentais un truc indéfinissable. Au moment de préparer cette image, j'étais incapable de choisir le cadrage final. J'ai eu alors l'idée de mettre les deux cadrages entre lesquels j'hésitais (le carré un peu serré et le rectangulaire plus large) en utilisant un réglage plus dense pour la partie élargie. Du coup, cet espace plus foncé à gauche me semblait incongru mais j'étais incapable de le supprimer. C'est là que j'ai eu envie de mettre en mots ce que j'avais ressenti lors de la prise de vue. Drôle d'exercice pas prémédité.

tidjj on August 30, 2008

Gianni, here comes a revised translation thanks to a friend of mine, Lily : « There are not a lot of them left standing : they didn't resist past wartime agressions. Those ones still up are progressively surrounded with sharp-edged, plain-dull-color neighbours. Nevertheless, their curves, convolutions, and nooks retain the light and the eye that goes from detail to detail and never finds the end of this fractal universe. »

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 20, 2008
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    by tidjj
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K10D
    • Taken on 2008/08/10 18:20:52
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 45.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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